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NSCN(K) operatives arrested with drugs in Arunachal district

Itanagar, June 19: The Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles and Longding district police in Arunachal Pradesh arrested three operatives of the Yung Aung faction of the NSCN(K) over the past two days and seized drugs and cash from them, sources said. The three were arrested from Wakka and Khanu villages near the Indo-Myanmar border during the joint operation on June 17 and 18, the sources said, adding heroin-based narcotic substance worth Rs 7 lakh was found on them. The operation was launched based on an input regarding presence of suspected...
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Security forces arrest NSCN (K) cadre who escaped from jail after killing guard

Itanagar, April 3: Arunachal Pradesh police in a joint operation with Assam Rifles and CRPF on Monday apprehended one cadre  of the Niki Sumi-led faction of NSCN (K), who along with another rebel, escaped from Khonsa Jail in Tirap district, by killing a security guard on duty. After a week-long search operation in various places, a team of state task force (STF), Assam Rifles and CRPF apprehended Rocksen Homcha from an abandoned building at Bogapani in the district on Monday morning, a senior police officer said. A manhunt for the...
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2 NSCN-K (NS) militants escape from Arunachal jail after killing guard

Itanagar, Mar 27: Two militants of the Niki Sumi-led faction of NSCN-K escaped from Khonsa Jail in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, by killing a security guard on duty, police said on Monday. The two militants - Roksen Homcha Lowang and Tiptu Kitnya - who were lodged at the UTP cell of the jail, snatched the service rifle from constable Wangnyam Bosai and fired upon him at around 5 p.m. on Sunday and escaped from the jail, Arunachal Pradesh Police spokesperson Rohit Rajbir Singh said. Bosai, who was shot in...
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