Police have arrested two cadres of Adivasi Tiger’s Force (ATF) from Chabua area in upper Assam Dibrugarh district.
They were identified as Sushil Orang and Saharai Orang.
Police also recovered one .22 Pistol, one magazine and one round of live ammunition from the cadres.
Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Prateek Vijay Thube on Monday said, “Based on specific input received by police on Sunday an operation was launched by Dibrugarh Police led by Additional SP (HQ), Padmanabh Baruah, Dibrugarh Officer in charge Rajib Saikia and Chabua Officer in charge Tulumoni Duorah at Sealkotee tea estate in Chabua in Dibrugarh and nabbed the cadres with arms.”
“Search operation is still continued to nab other cadres as per the lead provided by the arrested cadres. We are investigating about their connection within the district and outside the district,” he said.
The SP further added, “We are also investigating the source of weapons. We are confident; we will be able to get the complete information very soon.”
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.