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Arunachal: NSCN (IM) cadre surrenders in Tirap

Khonsa: One Thaisi Raomai, a self-styled private of the NSCN (IM) surrendered before the police and armed forces in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on Tuesday.

Raomai surrendered himself in front of a joint team of the 6th Assam Rifles and Tirap police along with one pistol and ammunition.

According to Assam Rifles officials, Raomai is a close associate of self-styled majors Victor Tangkhul and Athot Tangkhul of the NSCN (IM) and was involved in various extortion activities.

The joint team of security forces and the police was proactively involved in convincing the cadre to join the mainstream.

More than fifty insurgents have shunned various insurgent groups and joined the mainstream in the past one year giving a big blow to the underground outfits in the Tirap and Longding districts, the officials said.

This trend is reflective of the growing disgruntlement and lack of ideology amongst the cadres and has at the same time ushered normalcy and peace in the region.

The surrender of Raomai is likely to motivate other cadres of various groups to join the mainstream in the future and further weaken the underground groups, the officials added.

Raomai was an active member of the NSCN (IM) since 2006.

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