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Three militants nabbed in Assam

Posted on Dec 15, 10:19PM | IBNS

Three hardcore militants including two anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were nabbed by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district on Saturday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of army and Assam police had launched search operation at Joratia village under Dhekiajuli police station in the district and nabbed the militants.

The apprehended militants were identified as Bishnu Daimary and Gelong Basumutary of NDFB and Dilip Beg of All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA).

"We had apprehended the militants from a house where they were hidden," a top police official said.

Security forces seized two 7.65 mm pistols, 46 rounds live ammunition and two motor cycles in possession of them.

Anti-talk NDFB militants are active in the district and other areas of Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and collect fund through extortion.

Recently, a tea planter was killed by the NDFB militants in the district.