Dimapur, Feb 19: The Assam Rifles, in a joint operation with police, apprehended three cadres of Nikki Sumi-led NSCN(K) at Jail Colony in Kohima on February 17, an Assam Rifles release said today.

Based on specific input, the troops launched an operation in the area and apprehended the three cadres, the release said. Three live rounds of 5.56 mm pistol, three live rounds of 7.62 mm pistol, three grams of a contraband item and 15 extrortion slips mentioning a total of Rs 2.59 lakh and Rs 10,190 in cash were recovered from them.

The apprehended cadres, along with the recovered items, were handed over to South Police Station in Kohima.