Militant arrested in Haflong

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Suroj Barman

HAFLONG, Sept 11: In a joint operation led by Dima Hasao police and 11 Assam Rifles, one NSCN cadre of Reformation (R) faction was apprehended in Bagetar area, 3 kilometres away from heart of Haflong town on Tuesday night. The arrested militant was identified as Hainamteung Newme (36), residence of P. Paisa under Mahur PS in Dima Hasao district.

Senior police officials said that Newme had joined the group in 2008 in NSCN Isac Muivah (IM) faction and later joined the NSCN Reformation (R) faction in 2014. According to source, the militant had carry out extortion from several houses in Lodi area. “The joint team recovered a SIM card which was used for extortion and legal action is taken,” said SP Sreejith T.