NSCN-K Yung Aung ‘area commander’ arrested in Longding
Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): The NSCN-K led by Yung Aung area commander of Longding region was apprehended by troops of the Indian Army during a the search operation at Lankhao in Arunachal.
In an update, PRO (Defence Wing) said during the operation, the search team apprehended two “suspected” insurgents on Friday, Sep. 13 at Longkhao area.
According to the press release the apprehended persons were identified as “Self-Styled Major Talai Wangsu and Self Styled Cpl Alau Wangnaw of NSCN (K-YA).”
A large quantity of ammunition and warlike stores, including weapons were recovered from the cadres’ possession, it informed
“The apprehended Self Styled Major has been alleged to be in-charge of illegal tax collection and extortion in Tangsa-Wancho region of Longding and parts of Tirap District. He was on the radar of the security forces for over the past 12 months,” the release said.
The release added that he is also “a close aide of the SS Col Botai Wangsu of NSCN K-YA outfit.”
Indian Army and Assam Rifles had intensified the operation against insurgent groups on reliable reports of extortion threats and intimidation of locals, the release said.