FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, Sept 21: Acting on a tip off about militants with arms and ammunition infiltrating into Indian territory from Bangladesh, a BSF intelligence team deployed at Tura laid a trap and bbed a Bangladeshi ULFA cadre from Kachhuadogri in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
On interrogation, the ULFA cadre disclosed his me as Peramisom Marak (19), a resident of Badagazni in Sherpur district of Bangladesh.
One 9 mm pistol, two 9 mm magazines, eight 9 mm live rounds and a mobile phone with Bangladeshi SIM card were recovered from his possession.
Marak revealed that he has been working with ULFA in Bangladesh for the last three years, closely associated with deputy C-in-C of the outfit Dristi Rajkhowa.
Marak also transported weapons for them and assisted ULFA cadres residing in Badagazni village to cross over to India and vice versa with the help of some Indian associates. The apprehended militant is also wanted in illegal activities in Bangladesh.
Badagazni area in Bangladesh is a safe haven for Indian insurgents as they merge easily with the local tribal people there to avoid arrest by security forces. Moreover, these cadres have a good number of sympathizers in that village.
The BSF is now trying to figure out the Indian associates who are providing assistance to these cadres in the bordering areas.