Four months after the killing of Bhaskar Kalita, the officer-in-charge of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district by ULFA (I) militants, two rebels involved in the incident was arrested on Sunday.
Police officials said the ULFA (I) rebels were nabbed from Pengeri-Bordumsa area near the Assam-Arunachal border after four days of sustained police operation in Tinsukia district led by Additional SP Prakash Sonowal.
The ultras identified as Dipankar Bora and Mamon Dihingia are being interrogated by senior cops at Tinsukia police station.
On May 4, 35-year-old Kalita was gunned down by ULFA (I) cadres when he was leading a joint operation against the militants in Kujupathar village in Tinsukia district along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
Acting on specific intelligence inputs that a 5-member heavily-armed ULFA (I) group was taking shelter in the house of one Ranjan Bora, a joint team of Assam police and CRPF’s Cobra battalion led by Kalita raided the place. No sooner did they step out from their vehicles, the militants attacked them with hand grenades and heavy gunfire.
Kalita who was at the front was reportedly hit by a hail bullets fired from AK-47 and Israel-made IWI Tavor X95 assault rifles by the militants. He was hit in the chest and abdomen despite wearing a bulletproof vest.