DIBRUGARH, June 6 � Army from the 5 J&K Light Infantry Battalion in a joint operation with the local police apprehended four hardcore NSCN (IM) cadres with arms and ammunition from Eastern Lodge in Paltan Bazar here last night.
The arrested cadres include self-styled Major Salim Wangsa alias Chempho Wangsa, self-styled private Puman Wangsa, Sergeant Chaing Wangsa and self-styled private Chailai Pangsa. All the four hailed from the Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh.
Army recovered two USA-made and two Italy-made automatic pistols with four magazines, 27 rounds of 7.65mm caliber ammunition, four mobile phones with seven SIM cards, one Maruti Alto vehicle (No AS-23F 7771) and Rs 39, 330 cash from the NSCN (IM) cadres.
It needs to be mentioned here that Major Salim Wangsa alias Chempho Wangsa was involved in SBI Changlang branch dacoity in 2006 and snatching of revolver from police constable at Deomali in 2006. It is believed that the group had entered the city here with some nefarious design.