Tinsukia: In a setback to ULFA (I), two cadres of the banned outfit surrendered before a joint team of Assam police and Assam Rifles led by Deputy Inspector General (Northeast Range) Jitmal Doley in a massive operation launched at Nampong in Arunachal’s Changlang district.
The surrendered cadres have been identified as Jagaran Axom and Dhoni Axom.
According to sources, based on a specific input on movement of a joint group of ULFA (I) and NSCN (K-YA) cadres, security forces launched an operation in the dense jungles of Nampong.
“Feeling the heat, two cadres surrendered before security forces, as other members abandoned the ground and moved deep inside the jungles,” a source said.
The group was being led by so-called captain Mriganko Asom.
“The surrendered cadres led to the recovery of two MQ 81 assault rifles, few magazines, several rounds of live ammunition, bullet-proof jackets and some personal belongings,” the source said.
The operation is still underway to nab the other cadres.
Sources said the group had entered India through the porous border with Myanmar with an objective to carry out extortion. DIG Doley could not be reached for comments.
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