Source: Hueiyen News Service
Kohima, August 27 2009: Acting on a specific information about the presence of NSCN-IM cadres with arms in general area of Forest Colony in Pfutsero under Phek district of Nagaland, the Assam Rifles launched a quick operation to cordon and search the suspected areas.
According Assam Rifle sources, during search operation conducted today, four NSCN (IM) cadres with arms identified as ‘SS 2nd Lt.’ Pina, ‘SS Sgt Maj’ Leidong, ‘SS Sgt’ Kheyese and ‘SS Cpl’ Puman were apprehended .
One Sten Gun, one 9mm Pistol, 27 rounds of 9mm, two magazines of Sten Gun and combat uniforms were recovered from their possession, according to the Assam Rifles source.
The apprehended individuals were handed over to Police Station Pfutsero and arms ammunition retained by the unit.
In a separate incident during a routine Mobile Vehicle Check Post established at MS Colony near Rangapahar in Dimapur a white colour Maruti Esteem car (ML- 07A 2319) was searched leading to recovery of 36.7 Kg Ganja in 29 packets from two individuals identified as Khol (32) of Mao village of Manipur and Lokho (22) of Rabunamai, also from Manipur.
Both individuals have been handed over to Sub Urban PS, Dimapur.
Corrigendum:’Lugathang’ villager under Khoupum PS in Tamenglong district mentioned in the report published in this newspaper on Thursday under the headline, ‘IM cadres beat up three’ should be read as ‘Luwang Long’ village.