'Military Advisor' Niki Sumi behind attack on Army
Niki Sumi, the self-styled military advisor of NSCN-K, is said to be the brain behind the June 4 attack on an Army convoy in Manipur, government officials said.
Quoting intelligence inputs, the officials said Sumi, who hails from Nagaland, drew up the entire conspiracy from Myanmar along with two other commanders of NSCN-K and one KYKL militant leader.
Sumi was the commander of the NSCN-K camp in <g data-gr-id="18">Ponue</g> in Myanmar, which was attacked by the Army on June 9 from Nagaland side. But Sumi had left the camp by then.
It is believed that 15 NSCN-K insurgents at the camp were killed in the attack by the commandos of Indian Army's special forces, officials said.
Sumi is reportedly changing his location every fortnight to avoid detection by Indian intelligence agencies. He has been working under the direct supervision of NSCN-K supremo <g data-gr-id="20">S S</g> Khaplang who is also wanted for hatching the whole conspiracy.
The other two senior NSCN-K insurgents identified by the intelligence agencies for the June 4 attack were <g data-gr-id="22">Neymlang</g>, Major General of NSCN-K, and <g data-gr-id="23">Starson</g> <g data-gr-id="24">Lamkang</g>, head of <g data-gr-id="17">finance</g> wing of the group, officials said.
4 insurgents held in Manipur
In a crackdown on insurgents involved in extortion in Manipur, four of them were arrested by joint teams of the Army and state police. In the first operation on June 12, two insurgents of underground group KRA(U), a member of the umbrella organisation KNO, were apprehended from Imphal, an Army official said.