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Businessman held for aiding ULFA

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

SIVASAGAR, Feb 24: A businessman of Joysagar was arrested last night on charges of collecting money on behalf of the banned Ulfa.

Acting on a specific tip-off, a police team led by Additiol Superintendent of Police, Sivasagar Zakir Hussain arrested the youth identified as Amrit Bora from Joysagar tiniali on Thursday night. With the arrest, the police claimed to have blown the lid off a fresh extortion drive by the militant group.

According to police sources, Amrit Bora, a resident and businessman of Mancotta tiniali of Joysagar, was a friend of ULFA(I) major sergeant Prab Chutia alias Ranjit Chutia alias Baputi during his college days. The ULFA (I) rebel Prab Chutia, rang Amrit one week ago and asked him to collect money on behalf of ULFA (I). During interrogation Amrit revealed that following his ULFA friend’s directives, he had collected an amount of Rs. 3 lakhs from a non-Assamese businessman of Dhodar Ali area recently. Meanwhile, police had recovered a cash amount of Rs. 2.98 lakhs from the possession of second wife of Amrit, said the police sources.

GOLAGHAT (Dhekial): Acting on a tip off, the 142 CRPF with in collaboration with Uriamghat police bbed a ga rebel from ‘C’ Sector DAB area under Uriamghati police station on Thursday.

The detained rebel has been identified as Orengthung Lotha (39), a resident of village Pangti under Sungro Police station of Wokha district of galand. He was involved in selling of arms, ammunition and explosives in ‘C’ Sector of Uriamghat in Golaghat district.  

Under the supervision of 142 Bn CRPF P. Sivaswamy, AC (sector Commander of ‘C’ DAB) along with the police officials launched a joint operation on Thursday in Setopur village under Uriamghat police station. During the operation, the extremist was bbed with one .22 auto pistol (made in Italy), one magazine and four live ammunitions. Later, the extremist was brought to Uriamghat PS for further interrogation.

JOYSAGAR:  Charaidew district police on Friday bbed a suspected Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) linkman from Sivasagar district along galand border. The linkman has been identified as Madan Mohan Ray (30).

The suspected KLO linkman was trying to cross the interstate border at night. He was brought to Sori PS for further interrogation. The accused said to the police that a transit camp of the outfit is running in the mtola border area of galand and he was on the way to the camp.

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