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Assam Rifles on Friday night nabbed a United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) cadre at Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district.

The ULFA (I) rebel has been identified as self-styled ‘sergeant major’ Nayan Nath alias Bristi Asom.

Assam Rifles sources said a group of 14-ULFA (I) rebels escaped from its bases in Taga following Myanmar Army launched operations against Northeast insurgent groups and they subsequently entered India.

Arrested Nayan alias Bristi Asom, who joined ULFA (I) in 2014, hails from Besaria village under Tezpur police station in Sonitpur district.

Sources said he was arrested by Assam Rifles troops during regular checking at Khonsa.

Assam Rifle is likely to hand over the arrested ULFA (I) cadre to Arunachal Pradesh police, from whom the Assam police will take his custody.

Sonitpur (HQ) ASP Numal Mahata said that they are in touch with Arunachal Pradesh to take Nayan in their custody.

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