ULFA militant nabbed in Assam

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 22:13 hrs

Security forces on Saturday apprehended a hardcore militant from anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in Assam's Darrang district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the army and police had launched a search operation at Marami Chuk near Mangaldoi in the district and nabbed the militant.

The apprehended militant was identified as Amar Jyoti Deka and police recovered a hand grenade in possession of him.

"The hardcore militant joined ULFA in 2010 and was trained up in Myanmar, who returned to Assam 10 days before," a top police official said.

On the other hand, Dhubri district police apprehended a Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) cadre from Kamakhyaguri in West Bengal on Saturday.

The nabbed militant was identified as Pradeep Chandra Rai alias Raghu.

"The KLO militant is one of the main accused in the Agriculture department engineer Gadapani Pathak murder case," police said.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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