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Two ULFA (I) rebels were nabbed at Nampong in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.

Police said acting on intelligence input that ULFA (I) cadres sneak into Changlang district from Myanmar side for carrying out subversive activities, the district police along with team of 19 Assam rifles and 171/CRPF launched a joint operation at Longvi village.

“During operation suspicious movement was noticed at the general area of Longvi in which two cadres were tried to run away towards international border. The joint team immediately swung into action and apprehended the cadres before they could slip away in the dense forest,” said a police official.

The cadres during interrogation revealed that they are active cadres of ULFA (I) outfit.

They have been identified as SS Pvt Jahnu Boruah, 20, from Dibrugarh and SS Pvt Chandrakanta Likharu, 26, from Karbi-Anglong.

On further interrogation, they revealed that they came from ULFA (I) camp based inside Myanmar.

“After crossing Indo-Myanmar border they reached general area of Longvi village through forest tract to carry out illegal activities,” the official said.

A criminal case has been registered at Nampong Police station under relevant sections of law.

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