Kohima based Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer said that, the Khonsa battalion of Assam Rifles undertook an operation at Laju village in Tirap district and apprehended a self styled Second Lieutenant of NSCN(K) who identified as Kijen Rongshong.
Post spot interrogation, the militant admitted allegiance to NSCN(K).
He further divulged that he has been part of the outfit since 2010 and had undergone training at NSCN training camp in Myanmar.
Security personnel have recovered a pistol and ammunition in possession from him.
“Kijen is an important senior cadre in NSCN(K) and was involved in the standoff firing incident on Jun 7, 2015 on Laju Post and had attempted a standoff on Noglo Post on August 18, 2016 which failed. He also confirmed death of three cadres in Myanmar who were injured in the ambush on Security forces in Lyangche on December 3, 2016,” the Defence PRO said.
The Assam Rifles battalion has been tracking the militant for past one month and on receiving specific input swiftly, launched an operation and apprehended him with a weapon and extortion notes.
Security forces have been carrying out aggressive operations in the south Arunachal Pradesh and the apprehension of the senior cadre has come as a blow to the banned organization.