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Assam Rifles nabs arms dealer

DIMAPUR, MAY 24 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/24/2019 11:48:11 AM IST

The Assam Rifles Battalions of IGAR (South), apprehended suspected arms dealer, Kn Angdum, age 43 years s/o D Tomba r/o village Khudei Khunou along with an accomplice in general area Kakching on May 22. 

A press release by AR PRO stated that based on input received of weapons deal taking place in the general area of Kakching Garden, troops established multiple mobile vehicle check posts in the area during which a  Maruti 800 car was stopped for checking, where the accused, Kn Angdum, age 43 years s/o D Tomba r/o village Khudei Khunou rushed out of the car pointing a loaded pistol at Assam Rifle troops and tried to flee. The troops of Assam Rifles however  pursued Kn Angdum and nabbed him after a brief scuffle. The accomplice, D Madun (25) s/o D Tomba r/o village Khudei Khunou was caught from inside the car.

On interrogation, the individuals provided information regarding a cache of weapons hidden beneath a nearby culvert. A detailed search of the area led to the recovery of three AK-56 rifles with magazines, one 9 mm Pistol with a magazine and five rounds. One Maruti 800 car and FZ Yamaha motor cycle involved in the gun running racket have also been seized, the release stated 

The individual further revealed that he was an ex cadre of NSCN (IM) and had served in the outfit from 1992 to 2011, and has been helping the outfit with their logistic. Both the individuals have been booked and handed over to the Kakching police for further action, the release added.  

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