Two militants of the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) were nabbed on Monday during a joint operation by the Army and police from the Moran Tea Estate, 40 km from Dibrugarh.
The AANLA militants have been identified as 27-year-old Jayanta Haw and 30-year-old Mangra Nagbanshi.
One 9mm pistol with magazine was recovered from them.
They were brought to the Moran Police Station where they were being interrograted.
Dibrugarh Additional Superintendent of Police (HQ) Surjit Singh Paneswar said, “The group is in ceasefire with the government but sometimes they create problem by showing pad of the organisation. They will be forwarded to jail.”
The group was formed in 2006, and has an estimated strength of around 100 members from the State’s tea tribe community.
However, the armed cadres of the outfit have been estimated to be not more than 20.
The AANLA claims to be fighting to safeguard the tribal culture and rights of the plantation workers whose ancestors were brought from other parts of India by the British colonialists.
Among its major demands include conferment of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the state’s Adivasi community and rehabilitation of the displaced members of its community. The outfit primarily targets the major tea estates in the upper Assam belt for extortion purpose.