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Five NSCN(K) members arrested in Arunachal Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

In a major setback to NSCN (K), security forces in have arrested five overground workers of the banned outfit from district.

Acting on specific intelligence inputs, the Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended them on Saturday, Defence Col said.

They were handed over to the police on Saturday, he said.

Extortion money amounting to Rs 4 lakh and documents, including photographs and contact numbers of insurgents, were recovered from their possession, he said.

Security forces have been carrying out operations in south to keep the area free from insurgents.

The battalion had apprehended eight linkmen of the banned outfit since Thursday and recovered over Rs 16 lakh extortion money from their possession, the added.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:40 IST