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Myanmar-based NSCN-K rebel arrested in Arunachal

IANS | Itanagar |

A senior rebel of the outlawed National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) was arrested on Sunday by security forces in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district, officials said.

Yugdi alias Dangche Cena, a Myanmarese national, was apprehended by personnel of Indian Army’s Dah Division, based on specific intelligence about his presence in Longman village to terrorize and attempting extortion in Jairampur circle, said Kohima-based Defence spokesman Chiranjeet Konwer.

A pistol and ammunition was also recovered from his possession.

During preliminary investigation, Yugdi admitted to being active part of NSCN-K since 1984, and has been active member of its extortion network in Arunachal’s Changlang and Tirap districts.

He also revealed that he had undergone three months weapons training in Myanmar.

Security forces has been carrying out aggressive operations in south Arunachal Pradesh and this apprehension has struck a blow to the extortion activities being carried out by the underground cadres of the group in the area.