Four anti-talks NDFB cadres nabbed in Assam

April 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, April 30 (IANS) Troops from the Red Horns division of the Indian Army, based in Udalguri district of lower Assam, have arrested four hardcore cadres of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) from a remote location on the Indo-Bhutan border in the district, an official said Monday.

The troops also recovered two pistols, four hand grenades, magazines, live ammunition and extortion notes of the outfit from the possession of the cadres in an operation Sunday.

“Acting on a tip off, an operation was launched in the wee hours Sunday close to the forested foothills bordering Bhutan in the district and the four cadres, along with arms and ammunition, were arrested,” a spokesman of the Red Horns Division said Monday.

The foothills of Bhutan have for long served as hideouts and camps for a host of militant groups due to the thick forests and inaccessibility.

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