IMPHAL, Dec 7: The PIB Defense Wing in a statement has stated that troops of 5th AR, Senapati Brigade under Red Shield Division achieved a major success in the last 48 hours by apprehending a top cadre of the NSCN (IM) and a top civil wing functionary of the banned KRF.
The NSCN-IM cadre has been identified as s/s maj S Johnson, 46, s/o S Lungshim of Kachai, Uhkrul district. He is stated to be the Second in Command of the Oklong camp of the NSCN (IM), the release added.
Further according to the statement, troops of 5 Assam Rifles later handed the NSCN (IM) cadreover to Imphal west police station.
It further stated that, in another incident, troops of 43 Assam Rifles launched a specific search operation in Motbung area and apprehended a KRF civil wing functionary identified as J Singson, 43, s/o Paolon Singson of Motbung. J Singson is the chief administrative officer of the KRF and is actively involved in the financing, administration, recruitment and extortion activities of KRF, it further said.