Barely a day after the killing of a National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) militant in Kokrajhar, another NDFB (S) rebel was arrested by a joint police and Army team on Friday at Dum Bazar-Rangapara area in Kokrajhar district.
The rebel was injured in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday night but manged to give a slip to the Army and police team.
The encounter took place at about 8 pm between NDFB (S) cadres and security forces at Doom Bazar area in Kokrajhar district along Indo-Bhutan border on Wednesday.
The injured rebel, who managed to escape from the spot that day, landed in Army and police net on Friday, a top police official told NE Now. He has been identified as Matias Narzary alias N Mauti. A 9 mm pistol was found on him.
Police rushed him to RNB hospital in Gossaigaon in a critical condition and subsequently he was shifted to Kokrajhar for advanced treatment.
Police said a total of six rebels sneaked into Kokrajhar district to carry out subversive activities with slain NDFB (S) rebel Sohen Narzary alias Sandwe.
Hard-core NDFB(S) militant Sohen was killed in the encounter with security forces in Dum Bazaar area on Wednesday night.
Acting on specific information about the presence of three NDFB(S) militants in Dum Bazaar area, a police team had launched an operation there on Wednesday night.
Police had recovered an AK-56 rifle, a magazine, 16 empty cases, a detonator, two mobile hand sets and other articles from the spot.