Sivasagar, July 15: Security forces on Monday arrested a self-styled major of Naga rebel group NSCN (I-M) from Assam’s Sivasagar district. The apprehended Naga insurgent was identified as Anok Wangsa. He was believed to have been involved in the murder of Arunachal Pradesh MLA Tirong Aboh and 10 others in May this year. The joint operation was carried out by the Indian Army Assam Rifles and Assam Police. Arunachal Pradesh: NPP MLA Tirong Aboh Among 11 Killed in Militant Attack by NSCN Insurgents in Tirap.
“Wangsa is an aide of self-styled major general Absolom Tangkhul of the NSCN (IM), believed to be behind the killing of Aboh,” reported CNN News18 quoting Brigadier SK Sheoran of Assam Rifle as saying. Wangsa was an area commander of NSCN (I-M) for the Longding-Charaideo-Mon region. Tirong Aboh Murder: Indian Army Launches Massive Search Ops to Crackdown on NSCN Militants Who 'Killed' Arunachal Pradesh MLA.
Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police, in a joint operation, apprehended self-styled Maj Anok Wangsa, Area Commander, Longding-Charaideo-Mon regions of the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM), yesterday. pic.twitter.com/IkCTnufoMq
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“The apprehended individual is the deputy of self-styled major general Absolom Tangkhul of NSCN (I-M) who is believed to be involved in the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh,” said the government press statement. A huge cache of arms and ammunition including one AK-56 rifle, several pistols and Rs 5 lakh in cash was seized Wangsa’s house.
On May 21, Aboh, an MLA of the National People's Party (NPP) was killed in a terrorist attack by NSCN (I-M) in Tirap region of Arunachal Pradesh. He was gunned down along with his family members. Ten others were also injured in the attack.