Ulfa’s bomb-making unit busted; 2 held

May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, May 21 (IANS) Security forces have busted a bomb-making unit of the banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and arrested two people in this connection at the Assam-Meghalaya border, police said Monday. Some explosives and detonators were also recovered from the unit.

“Based on a specific tip-off, we launched a search operation in Agama area in lower Assam’s Goalpara district Sunday night,” said a senior official of Assam Police.

The area is located along the Assam-Meghalaya border in the district, he said.

“We have recovered about four kg of explosives, a detonator, some remote-control device. Two Ulfa linkmen - identified as Jyotisaran Boro and Bekingson Marak - were also arrested,” he said.

Investigation is on to find out if there was any plan to carry out any subversive activities in and around Guwahati, police said.

Goalpara district has a strong presence of the ULFA and Garo Hills-based Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

Meanwhile, in another incident, security forces Monday arrested two suspected cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) from Kokrajhar district of lower Assam.

Two .9mm pistols, 24 rounds of live ammunition and some extortion notes addressed to some businessmen were recovered from their possession, police said.

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