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KOHIMA, Sept 5 (NEPS): Operating on specific input about likely presence of NSCN(K) cadres near Votnu Village under Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding District, the Security Forces launched a swift and stealthy operation resulting in a destruction of a temporary hideout, eliminating a hardcore cadre and injuring another.
According to a release issued by PIB, Defence, the Security Forces on Monday morning while on the lookout for the presence of the NSCN (K) cadres came under heavy fire. They retaliated with accurate fire, eliminating one hardcore cadre and injuring another cadre. Using the cover of dense vegetation and nalas, the remaining militants escaped, it stated.
On searching the site, the Security Forces located and destroyed a shelter being used as a temporary hideout. A massive search operation has been launched in the area to capture the escaped militant. One AK47 with ammunition has been recovered from the eliminated terrorist. This operation is a follow up to the elimination of another cadre near Kunnu village on 1Sep 2017.
The Security Forces under the aegis of DAO division has been carrying out aggressive operations in the South Arunachal Pradesh and this elimination has struck a blow to the illegal activities being carried out by the underground outfit in the area.