A joint operation by security forces led to the capture of two suspected National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (Yung Aung) overground workers in the Dadam area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Khonsa district on Saturday.
The accused were arrested while they were out at Dadam village extorting money on behalf of the banned militant group, the team informed.
Security forces said that the extortion network of the outfit has been exposed again where the local people are used in a nexus for collection of extortion money from the TCL region and using it against them.
The detained workers were allegedly collecting extortion money under the name of the insurgent group. Security forces recovered around Rs 40,000 in cash from them.
A police official said, “Earlier also forty-two over ground workers have been apprehended giving a huge blow to the underground outfits. This achievement showcases the commitment of the Security Forces and Tirap Police to ensure peace, normalcy and a safe environment in the region.”
The official then added, “This apprehension is likely to demotivate the underground outfits in utilising the hard-earned money of the local population in their anti-national intentions.”