Itanagar, June 19: In a major breakthrough security forces arrested two NSCN (IM) members from Tirap district on 16th and 17th of this month. The arrested include a SS Lt Col and one SS Major of NSCN (IM).
According to the press release issued by Arunachal Pradesh Police SS Lt Col Phungreisung Tanghkhul alias Asang resident of Somtal village under Ukhrul district of Manipur was recently posted as commander of NSCN (IM) for Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts. Other arrestee SS Major Thongwang Aran hails from Kaimai village, Tirap district. Security forces recovered 2 AK 56 rifle, 2 AK 56 magazines, 40 rounds ammunition of AK 56 and cash Rs 235600 collected through extortion.
In another operation, yesterday security forces recovered large cache of arms and ammunitions from Tirap. In this connection a case vide FIR no. 49/2014 u/s 121/121A/122/120B/384/506/34 IPC read with section 25 (1A) Arms Act/ 16 (b) UAP Act has been registered at Khonsa police station.