Ahead on the Independence Day, the locals in Merapani area detained two NSCN cadres on Wednesday evening. The cadres were identified as Thangjamo Lutha and Elanthang.
According to reports, the duo entered the Indrapur locality in Merapani and demanded extortion money from the villagers. Later the villagers caught the NSCN cadres and thrashed them. “Thangjamo Lutha had earlier visited our village demanding money,” alleged a local.
Later, CRPF recovered the cadres from the locals and handed them over to police.