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Assam: Key arms supplier of NSCN(K) apprehended at Naharkatia, Dibrugarh

One of the key arms and ammunition supplier of NSCN(K) was arrested with live ammunition and weapon in a joint operation by the Indian army and Assam Rifles from the outskirts of Naharkatia in upper Assam Dibrugarh district on Wednesday.

The person have been identified as Sajid Ali, a resident of Namti Chariali in Sivsagar district.

According to reports, he supplies arms and ammunition to NSCN(K) and his arrest was a big blow to the insurgent group.

The joint operation was based on confirmed input that the individual was moving towards Naharkatia to deliver arms and ammunition to someone. He fell into the trap of security forces.

Dibrugarh Additional Superintendent of Police, Padmanav Baruah said, “An arms and ammunition supplier of NSCN(K) was apprehended by the army and he was produced to Naharkatia police station. We have started the interogation and sent him to court”.

“He is the important person involved in the smuggling of arms and ammunition for NSCN(K). He is also involved in providing assistance to the cadres and various illegal activities for the insurgent group in the border areas of Assam and Nagaland,” a source said.

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