Guwahati: Security forces apprehended three arms dealers with huge cache of arms and killed a hardcore militant of Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom led United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) in two separate incidents in Assam on Monday night, police said on Tuesday.
According to reports, security forces recovered huge cache of arms and apprehended three persons at Jorabat area, outskirts of Guwahati city on Monday night.
“Based on intelligence input, Guwahati city police had launched operation at Jorabat area, bordering area of Assam-Meghalaya on Monday night and recovered the arms from a Scorpio vehicle, which were carried out from Sivasagar to Goalpara by instruction of top ULFA leader Dristi Rajkhowa,” Assam police IGP of Central and Western range Dr LR Bisnoi said.
“The arms were delivered by ULFA militants from Myanmar to Sivasagar,” Dr Bisnoi said.
Security forces recovered three AK-81 rifles, nine magazines and three US-made bottle grenades and apprehended three persons.
The nabbed people were identified as Krishnakanta Rabha, Priyanath Rabha and Dhananjoy Rabha.
“During the interrogation, the nabbed carriers had revealed that, a six members militant group was hiding along the Assam-Meghalaya border and the city police had launched operation against the militant group at the bordering area on the wee hours of Tuesday, where a hardcore ULFA militant killed in gun battle,” the IGP said.
During the gun battle a militant was killed on spot and security forces recovered two 9 mm pistols in possession of him.
Other militants of the group had managed to flee from the area with the help of darkness.
Recently, Guwahati city police had recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition of Garo militant group Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).