Eight Militants Apprehended in Assam

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Guwahati, July 10: Security forces apprehended seven hardcore militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and a cadre of the anti-talk faction group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Assam on Tuesday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces nabbed seven NDFB militants in Udalguri district and recovered a huge cache of arms-ammunition.

“A joint team of army and police launched a search operation at the Bhutiachang area under the Paneri police station in the district along with India-Bhutan border on the wee hours of Tuesday and arrested the militants,” a senior police official said.

Security forces recovered 9 nos hand grenades, two assault rifles and ammunition from their possession.

Also, police arrested a ULFA militant during a search operation at Tutulapara area in Baska district.

The nabbed militant was identified as Dhanjit Rabha and police recovered one 9mm pistol with two magazines and ammunition from his possession.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.