Security forces apprehended a NSCN(U) cadre on Saturday from Chattong village in Kanubari circle of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district.
The cadre have been identified as Pongsa Wangpan. Wangpan was apprehended on charges of extortion.
According to police, a joint team of army and police carried out raids in suspected locations and during the course of the investigation, the team detected that money was transferred to the bank account of one of the callers.
A special team, headed by Deomali SDPO Topha Wangsu and Longding deputy SP(Headquarters) Banghang Tangjang arrested Wangpan from his house.
Police said he was arrested on the basis of a case(No 13/20) related to extortion calls received by traders, shopkeepers and public leaders of Deomali area.
The Deomali police registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
According to police, they have recovered extorted money of Rs. 58,000 and the bank account where the extorted money was deposited and other documents.
He was an active member of NSCN(U) and running the extortion racket in Deomali from many times.