On 20 Jul 18, the Army under Dao Division successfully nabbed one NSCN (IM) Cadre. The successful operation has delivered a huge blow to NSCN (IM) activities in Upper Assam.
Based on specific intelligence input received from own sources regarding movement of NSCN (IM) Cadre in general area Sepon, an operation was launched by 9th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles on 20 Jul 2018.
During this operation one NSCN (IM) Cadre identified as SS Lt Wapang Imchen S/O Wati Imchen, age 27 years has been apprehended with .32 mm Pistol, one magazine, 02 live rounds and 01 suspected mobile phone on 20 Jul 2018.
He was actively involved in several extortion and anti-national activities on behalf of proscribed outfit. This information provided by the apprehender may seem to be vital towards conduct of numerous successful operations against NSCN (IM) in near future. The apprehended NSCN (IM) Cadre was handed over to Police Station Moran and First Information Report was lodged under Sec 25(1-6) Arms Act, 1959 and Sec 10/13 UA(P) Act, 1967
Recently 9th Battalion the Rajputana Rifles has conducted several successful operations to mitigate the impact of NSCN (IM) and ULFA (I) in upper Assam. This operation is also a major part of the ongoing crack down by security forces against the terrorist outfit active in Upper Assam.