ITANAGAR, Sep 10: Security forces apprehended an NSCN (R) cadre in Changlang district during an operation on Saturday night.
Acting on a tip-off, the Changlang battalion of Assam Rifles arrested the cadre, identified as Hunmai Taidong, from Old Changlang Village.
A pistol and ammunition were seized.
Security forces have been carrying out operations in South Arunachal Pradesh bordering Myanmar where the North East militant groups have pitched their bases under the patronage of the NSCN (K).
Besides using Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh as transit route to Myanmar base, the insurgent groups are also involved in criminal activities like extortions and abduction in the area, the army said in a release.