The arrested NSCN-IM militant along with the recoveries Credit: EastMojo image

Kohima: An active militant of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) was apprehended and incriminating materials recovered earlier this week by Assam rifles from Piphema town in Dimapur district.

According to a release, based on specific information regarding the presence of SS Leacy Macha Angami, an active militant of NSCN-IM, troops of Assam Rifles launched a search operation.

Angami was apprehended in Piphema town on Monday as a “part of the ongoing crackdown by Assam Rifles on insurgent groups.”

One .32 pistol with ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered from him.

The apprehended rebel along with the recovered items were handed over to the Medziphema police station for further investigation.

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