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Hardcore Naga rebel held in Ledo

MARGHERITA: Despite a stepped up counter insurgency operations a section of Naga rebels has been unleashing terror along in the form of extortion along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

The Assam Rifles jawans on Tuesday held a hardcore NSCN(K) rebel during an operation in Ledo who has been extorting money from a section of people in the area.

Acting on a tip off, the army jawans raised the Mullong Village where the rebel was arrested who was identified as Bishnu Bhujel.

A pistol along with a few rounds of live bullets was seized from his possession. Later, he was sent to the Ledo police station.

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