Operations Versus NSCN( IM) Outdoors Nagaland To Magnify: Sources
The security forces will act against NSCN( IM) camps set up unlawfully outside ceasefire areas (File)
Even as the centre’s efforts to straighten out roadblocks in the peace talks with the north-east’s largest insurgent group NSCN( IM) continues, the Indian Army and its operational adjunct Assam Rifles that have actually been associated with counter-insurgency have actually been told to intensify operations against armed NSCN( IM) members and dismantle their camps in states neighbouring Nagaland that are not under the ambit of the ceasefire arrangement.
Last Wednesday, an intense encounter broke out in between believed NSCN( IM) insurgents and security forces in Manipur’s Tamenglong district.
According to Manipur Police sources, one NSCN( IM) insurgent was eliminated and 3 were hurt in the encounter at a forest. This forest area is 12 km south of Khoupum police headquarters in Tamenglong district and a huge camp of the NSCN( IM) was operational in the area, the police sources said. The Assam Rifles has dismantled the camp now. The location is mostly populated with Rongmei people.
The Tamenglong operation presumes significance since the Assam Rifles along with the Nagaland Cops had in July busted an extortion racket supposedly operated by the NSCN( IM) in Nagaland’s industrial capital Dimapur, and apprehended top NSNC( IM) leader Rayilung Nsarngbe and his two partners on July 5.
Rayilung is an aide of NSCN( IM) basic secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, authorities sources added from Nagaland’s capital Kohima.
At that time, security forces reportedly found Rs 1.59 crore in cash and 2 kg of RDX explosive with a great deal of weapons and ammo from the home of another leading NSCN( IM) leader.
This case is now being managed by the National Examination Firm as part of its probe into terror-funding cases. The examination up until now has actually discovered an Indian Administrative Service officer in Manipur apparently included in financial deal being diverted from government funds and main tasks both in Manipur and Nagaland.
Assam Rifles sources have said more Tamenglong type operations would be carried out targeting other NSCN( IM) hideouts in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, where NSCN( IM) camps are unlawful as the ceasefire do not extend there.
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