Tinsukia police have arrested a suspected ULFA (I) linkman from Sadia in connection with the killing of five people at Kherbari village under Dhola police station in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
Police officials said ULFA (I) linkman Diklai Gogoi was arrested on Friday night from Sadia for his alleged role in the killing. According to police Diklai helped the miscreants in identifying the houses of the victims.
Diklai was arrested by police earlier also for his alleged nexus with proscribed ULFA (I) militants.
Five people were shot dead by suspected ULFA (Independent) militants on Thursday evening. The outfit, however, denied its involvement in the incident.
The miscreants were in battle fatigues and randomly picked five people at gunpoint and killed them by the bank of the Lohit river.
The Army and police launched a massive counter-insurgency operation along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The Assam Rifles is keeping a vigil on the porous Indo-Myanmar border.