In a successful joint operation conducted by security forces, two active cadres of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) were apprehended from Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The joint team of Assam police and Jairampur Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Dao Division apprehended the ULFA men from Jairampur on Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, an Assam Rifles release said today.
The arrested duo was identified as Sarat Mohan and Chiteshwar Chetia. During interrogation, they revealed that they were given specific tasks by Arun Dahotia of ULFA (I) to carry out extortion and recruit new cadre to strengthen the banned outfit, the release claimed, adding they said the organisation was planning to abduct a local businessman for ransom.
They also revealed the presence of an overground worker, Monto Sonowal of Duliajan Village in Assam, who was apprehended from Phulbari. A revolver along with ammunition and Rs 8,000 has been recovered from the cadre who were later handed over to police, the release said.
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