In a joint operation, security forces apprehended two active cadre of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) 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 on Tuesday, an Assam Rifles release said on Friday.
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 have been recovered from the cadre who were later handed over to police, the release said.