Based on input recd from reliable sources indicating presence of UG in gen A Longding Market MX7123 carrying out extortion, a jt ops comprising 01 Offr, 01 JCO and 20 OR ex COB Longding under Maj Atin Chadha alongwith 03 police constables and OC PS Longding was launched at 0800h on 21 Feb 2012. On reaching Longding Market, Maj Atin Chadha cordoned the area and carried out a detailed search. During the conduct of search a suspicious mov was observed in one of the shops. On noticing mov of the SF, the indl tried to run towards the market but was caught by own tps that had est the cordon at 0845h on 21 Feb 2012. On questioning the indl revealed that he is an active member of NSCN(IM). Details of apprehended cadre are as under:-
(a) Appre Cadre.
(i) No AB11981 SS Cpl Noklam Wangpan of NSCN(IM).
(ii) Age 38 yrs, s/o Late Chendun Wangpan.
(iii) R/o Vill Longsom, dist Tirap (ALP).
(i) 01 x Pt 22 mm Rif.
(ii) 01 x Pt 22 mm Mag.
(iii) 03 x Live rds of pt 22 mm Rif.
(iv) 02 x Extortion notes of NSCN(IM).
(c) On questioning, the cadre confessed that he is an active cadre of NSCN(IM), No AB11981 SS Cpl Noklam Wangpan. He is an accomplice of SS Maj Athot and undergone trg at Thuellow, Burma Camp of NSCN(K) and was trained in handling AK47 and M-16 Rifles. He joined in NSCN(K) in 1998 and thereafter switched to NSCN(IM) in 2008. He was presently operating in Dimapur. He was also tasked to carry out extortion from Mr Tangpho, Ex MLA, Longding Circle by NSCN(IM).
(d) Ops called off at 1000h on 21 Feb 2012. Apprehended cadre alongwith rec handed over to PS Longding at 1430h on 21 Feb 2012.
(e) Spl mention. Spl mention is to be made of dynamic ldrship and initiative of IC-70120N Maj Atin Chadha, JC-480332H Nb Sub Kulbir Singh and No 2997286K Nk Suresh Singh for swift action, bravery and presence of mind that lead to apprehension of one NSCN(IM) cadre alongwith rec.