An NDFB (S) linkman was arrested on Sunday evening at Siknibari under Gandhibari police outpost in Lower Assam’s Baksa district. The youth has been identified as Rinku Swargiary, 23, of Botabari village under Salbari in Sonitpur district.
A team of police and Army launched a joint operation at Siknibari on No 127 (D) Rangia-Tamulpur-Bhutan international road and nabbed the NDFB (S) linkman.
Police and Army also recovered one 7.25 pistol and one magazine from his possession.
Later Rinku was handed over to Tamulpur police station and he is being interrogated. A case has been registered against Rinku.
The arrest of the NDFB (S) linkman in BTAD ahead of the Independence Day assumed significance.