LONGDING: The Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles, in a joint operation with the district police, apprehended an active cadre of NSCN K-YA from the Niaunu village near here on Wednesday.
Based on specific intelligence input, a joint team of the AR and district police established a Mobile Vehicle Check Post alongside the road connecting Longding-Pongchau.
Subsequently, the team apprehended the cadre in the vicinity of Niaunu Village, who had come to threaten and extort money from the Market president and businessmen of Longding town.
The apprehension of the cadre is a major setback to the illegal extortion network of NSCN K-YA in the district.
The apprehended insurgent has been handed over to district police for further investigation.