Police on Monday nabbed 3 ULFA-Independent linkmen from Bordumsa in Tinsukia district.
The arrested ULFA-Independent linkmen have been identified as Grisup Phukan from Borhollong, Dhanya Saikia and Bijoy Dubey from Bordumsa.
“Police arrested 3 miscreants from two different locations under Bordumsa Police Station. The trio were working as ULFA-Independent linkmen,” informed Margherita Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) – Puna Gogoi.
Following the arrest of the trio, police also recovered two pistols, 14 rounds of live ammunition, cash worth Rs 23 thousand and two mobile phones from their possession.
The case has been registered by the police at the Bordumsa Police Station against the arrested trio under Section 120 (b),121, 121 (a),123 and 393 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 25 of the Arms Act 1959 and 10/13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)1967.
Locals in Bordumsa informed that the arrested ULFA-Independent linkmen had been issuing extortion notices to shopkeepers and business establishments.
“The rebel outfits lure the youths residing along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and engage them for different over-ground works,” the Margherita SDPO said.