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Assam Rifles rescue woman kidnapped by NSCN(IM)

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

The has rescued a woman kidnapped by NSCN(IM) cadres and apprehended two members of the outlawed extremist outfit, an said here Thursday.

A quick reaction team of the paramilitary force rescued the woman from a school building in New Wangparal village in district of

She was kidnapped on Tuesday.

On receiving specific information that two armed NSCN(IM) cadres were holding a blindfolded woman in the school building, an battalion immediately launched a search and rescue operation on Wednesday, the said.

"Taken by surprise, the armed NSCN(IM) cadres fired on the troops and fled from the site," the said.

The securitymen chased and captured them.

The two cadres were handed over to the district police.

"An FIR was lodged against the cadres for kidnapping, attempt to murder and under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for being in possession of restricted-calibre weapon and ammunition," the official said.

The cadres were identified as self-styled Lt Colonel and self-styled of NSCN(IM).

Search operations are on to apprehend some other NSCN(IM) cadres involved in the kidnapping of the woman, the official added.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:20 IST