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A cadre of NSCN-K surrendered before security forces in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district, officials said on September 26.

Concerted efforts of Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) to convince the insurgent groups to rejoin the mainstream have resulted in surrender of one insurgent of NSCN-K at Khonsa in Tirap district.

A top official of Assam Rifles said that, the surrender of the cadres will hopefully motivate other cadres of the region to rejoin the mainstream.

“The cadre revealed that he led a difficult life while underground, and made an appeal to their comrades to shun violence. Surrender of the active cadres epitomises the humane face of the Assam Rifles, while working to maintain peace in the region,” the Assam Rifles official said.

7 held with three trucks of illegal areca nuts in Kohima

Security forces, in a joint operation with police, apprehended seven persons and seized three trucks with illegal areca nuts at general area Paramedical Colony in Kohima district of Nagaland on September 25.

Based on a specific input, security forces in a joint operation with state police apprehended seven persons and seized three trucks of illegal areca nuts weighing 264 tonne – 330 bags of 80 kg each with 110 bags loaded per truck. Officials said that the consignment was worth approximately Rs 1.58 crore.

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The apprehended persons, along with recovered items, were handed over to customs department at Kohima for further investigation.

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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