Security forces in Assam apprehended six rebels belonging to different underground armed groups in three separate operations in the past two days, the most prominent among them being Chingthong Singnar, self-styled Chairman of Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA).
While Singnar was apprehended during a joint Army and Assam Police operation in village Moikro under Chokihola police station in Karbi Anglong district, one 7.65mm pistol, one hand grenade and some incriminating documents were recovered from his possession, Guwahati-based defence PRO Lt Col Suneet Newton said.
Another joint operation conducted by the Army, Police and COBRA jawans Karigaon in Kokrajhar district on Wednesday led to arrest of three membes of the Muslim Tigers Force of Assam (MTFA), the defence PRO said. The three were identified as Shahidul Hosen, Akash Ali and Nazirul Islam and two pistols were recovered from them.
Two hardcore ULFA(I) on the other hand were apprehended during another joint operation in Hatibandha village of Sonitpur district, he informed. The two ULFA (I) cadres were identified as Babul Das and Mohan Bora. One AK-56 rifle, two hand grenades and some ammunition were recovered from them, Lt Col Newton said.