Guwahati: Nine members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)(S) were arrested by a joint team of Army and the police along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday.
As per reports, the rebels were returning to Assam after completing their training in Myanmar.
"The operation was carried out on the basis of intelligence gathered from sources about the presence of NDFB(S) cadres in the Chamro village of Jairampur in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh," said sources.
The arrested militants have been identified as Sulekha Brahma, Sumuriya Narzary, Rajesh Basumatry, Gaodang Mochahary, Rita Swrgary, Rotjona Narzary, Mani Ram Basumatary, Dillp Narzary and Binaram Narzary.
"The complete group was busted while infiltrating into India from their training camp in Myanmar. An Ambush was established on their infiltration route and all nine cadres were nabbed," a defence spokesman said. Several weapons including AK -47, AK- 56, pistols and ammunitions were recovered during the operation.