DIMAPUR, Dec 28: An active cadre of the Yung Aung faction of NSCN (K) was apprehended by the Mokokchung battalion of Assam Rifles in Mon district on December 26, a defence release said on Wednesday.
Based on specific input, the cadre was apprehended at a mobile vehicle check post established by a team of Assam Rifles, along with police, at a secluded location between Wakching-Shiong road junction in the district. He was traveling by motorcycle and was apprehended while trying to flee, the release said.
The cadre has been identified as self-styled “Sergeant” Wangli Konyak alias Pongai, a resident of Shiong village under Mon district. The release said he was involved in extortion and anti-national activities in the area.
A weapon, ammunition, communication equipment and other miscellaneous items were recovered from his possession.
The apprehended cadre, along with the recovered items, was later handed over to Mon police, the release added.