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Arunachal: NSCN-R militant arrested with arms in Changlang

Another member of the militant group surrendered before the security forces

CHANGLANG- A militant of the banned NSCN-R was arrested from Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh with arms and ammunition, police said on Thursday.

Self-styled Lieutenant Salhap Jugli alias Salnang (46) was apprehended during a joint operation by Assam Rifles and police from Jongsum village in Kantang circle on Tuesday, Changlang’s Superintendent of Police Mihin Gambo said.

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An Italy-made pistol along with six rounds of live ammunition was seized from him. The militant was actively involved in forceful extortion in the district, the officer said.

Arunachal: NSCN-R militant arrested with arms in Changlang

Another member of the militant group, identified as self-styled private Bansam Hangphuk (33), surrendered before the security forces on Wednesday, he said.

Hangphuk is a resident of Watlom village in Yatdam circle of the district.

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