CHANGLANG, Sept 04: A joint team of district police, 171 Bn CRPF and 14 Rajput Regiment busted extortion racket carried out by ultras in Mpen area under Miao circle giving a massive blow to underground organization.
Based on input received from sources regarding presence of armed cadre of NSCN-K at Mpen area in Changlang district, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by District Police, 171Bn CRPF and 14th Rajput Regiment on Thursday.
The team was led by CRPF 171 Bn2/C Kunwar Singh, Miao SDPO Tasi Darang and 14th Rajput Regiment under command of a Captain and a man identified as self styled prove Wangmon Khimhun, 22 was apprehended and one Chinese made assault rifle, one Magazine and 29 live ammunition and other incriminating documents were recovered from his possession.
On spot interrogation, he revealed that he joined ENNG in January 2020 and then left the outfit in August. But, he admitted that he along with his accomplice had carried out extortion at Mpen area in the name of NSCN-K.
An intensive search operation was carried out based on his inputs by another group led by SI J Aran of Miao PS and Insp Raile Paul 171 Bn CRPF on Friday at suspected hide out area. During search operation, the team recovered huge cache of AK-47 ammunition (101 live rounds), 4 magazines, one pouch and one holster.
A case has been registered with Miao PS under relevant sections of IPC, Arm act and UAP act.
The joint operation was planned and launched under supervision of Changlang SP Mihin Gambo in co-ordination with 171 Bn CRPF commanding officer and 14th Rajput Regiment under the guidance of PHQ and DIGP (TCL).
In another incident, on Wednesday last, 19 Assam Rifles apprehended one SS sergeant Bhaity Asom, 30, active cadre of ULFA (I) from vicinity of BP 172 under Nampong circle and recovered one 9 mm pistol from jungle suspected to be hidden by him. A case has been registered with Nampong PS under arms act and UAP Act, according to official release.