19 AR step up action in Tirap,

19 AR step up action in Tirap, nab suspected Rajkumar’s killer
ITANAGAR, Feb 7: 19 Assam Rifles which has launched a major offensive against the underground elements in Tirap district apprehended Self Styled Sergeant Major Ramchang of NSCN (IM) in a joint operation with Dist Police Khonsa today,
According to sources, Ramchang is one of the suspects named by Arunachal Pradesh Police in the assassination of former MP Wangcha Rajkumar in 2007. The assassination case is being handled by CBI.
He is the NSCN (IM) Second -in – Command of Khonsa town but for the moment was Lazu town commander and had come to the town today and straight into the trap laid by security forces.
The cadre will be handed over to CBI for further investigation, added the sources.
The unit had intensified efforts to seize him because of his involvement in the brutal assassination.
The cadre has admitted in the interrogation that he is a Sergeant Major operating in Tirap since Sep 2007 and apart from the reported involvement in Wangcha Raj-kumar case, he was also involved in extortion, drug peddling and issuing threats to people of Tirap, sources said.
Thorough search of the cadre and his belongings lead to recovery of 200 grams of opium, 13 tablets of proxyvon (banned drug) and eight recharge coupons of BSNL and Airtel respectively. One motor cycle was also recovered nearby which was being used by the cadre.
After a detailed interrogation by a joint team of AR and District Police; the cadre and all items recovered along with motorcycle were handed over to the police.
The arrest comes within 72 hours of apprehension of SS Captain Angam NSCN (IM), Khonsa town Commander.

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