Assam police and CRPF in a joint operation on Friday morning apprehended two Adivasi rebels from Goabari area in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
Acting on a specific input about the presence of Adivasi militants, a team of CRPF and Runikhata police launched an operation in Goabari area and managed to nab two militants during the search operation.
Police officials said the two arrested Adivasi militants have been identified as Bishnu Hasda, 23, and Sunil Hasda, 28, of Goabari area.
Two handmade rifles, two handmade pistols, two handmade bombs, one battery of 12 volt and 10 meter electric wire were recovered from the house Sunil Hasada.
Police have not yet revealed to which Advasi rebel outfit the two cadres belong.
All the Adivasi militant outfits in Assam including Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam, (ACMA) Birsa Commando Force (BCF), All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA), Santhali Tiger Force (STF) and Adivasi People’s Army (APA) are currently in ceasefire mode.
Except APA, which was operated from Western Assam, most of these organisations were operating from central and upper (north) Assam.
Centre’s negations process with these outfits have hardly made any progress.
Earlier on September 14, Police and CRPF in a pre-dawn joint operation arrested two Adivasi militants in eastern Assam’s Kokrajhar district along Indo-Bhutan border.
The arrested cadres belong to Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam (ACMA), which is in cease-fire mode for last several years.