The militants have been identified as self-styled lt col Rampong Hakhun alias Johny, who has been wanted by security forces since 2011, and Kochung Sangkey

Tinsukia:Security forces have apprehended two militants, including one of the most-wanted leaders of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isac Muviah), from Malugaon under Ledo police outpost in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Sunday.

The militant, identified as self-styled lt col Rampong Hakhun alias Johny, has been wanted by security forces since 2011. His accomplice Kochung Sangkey was also arrested in the operation.

According to sources in the army, based on inputs about the presence of one of the most-wanted militant of NSCN (IM), a joint operation was launched by army and police. “Security forces nabbed from an abandoned hut in the general area Malugaon.”

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The recovered items from the militants

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“Security forces have recovered two pistols – one 9mm and one .22mm – 18 live rounds of ammunition, two magazines, Rs 10,000 in cash and one bag,” sources added.

Army sources say that Hakhun is a dreaded militant operating in Changlang in Arunachal Pradesh and Tinsukia in Assam.

“He has been involved and wanted in many cases pertaining to murder, kidnapping, extortion and intimidation in these districts.”

“He was shunted to Dimapur somewhere in 2014-15 because of misappropriating funds. He had earlier defected from NSCN (K) to NSCN (IM) and was staying in Dimapur for last 5-6 years,” sources added.

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