Assam: Nine militants nabbed

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 21:12 hrs

Security forces on Monday apprehended nine militants from various outfit groups in Assam, officials said.

Four hardcore cadres of newly formed militant group Karbi Longri Raikom Asong (KLRA) were caught in Karbi Anglong district and huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, Hamren district police had launched search operation at Dongkamukam area and apprehended the four cadres of the outfit group.

"Police launched the operation led by Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and nabbed the militants who were involved in extortion in the area," a top police official said.

The nabbed militants were identified as Tenison alias Sonjar, Ranjit Timung, Robinson Inghi and Sanjit Teron.

Police recovered one AK-56 rifled with magazine, 19 rounds of live ammunition, 22 electronic detonators, 66 meters fuse wire and four mobile handsets in their possession.

Meanwhile, Kabi Anglong police nabbed three cadres of UPDS at Dilai area in the hill district.

Police recovered two pistols and ammunition in possession of them.

Moreover, Sonitpur police apprehended two hardcore cadres of anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) at Bhomuraguri near Tezpur district on Sunday.

The nabbed militant duo were identified as Jatin Narzary and Putuli Narzary and security forces recovered one 7.62 mm pistol, five Chinese made hand grenades in their possession.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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