Guwahati, March 13: In a setback to ULFA (I) militants, two cadres of the outfit surrendered before security forces in Tinsukia after security forces launched operation against them. A group of UNLFWSEA and some other extremist organizations entered Upper Dihing Reserve Forest, Tinsukia on March 8. Police official said the group was a conglomerate of ULFA (I), PLA, KYKL, and NSCN (K) and was led by S/S Lt. Prodip Gogoi alias Akon and their intention was to carry out subversive activity in Tinsukia before or after March 16, which is “ARMY DAY” of ULFA (I). On getting information Police, Army, CRPF and SSB jointly conducted search operation in probable hide outs, as a result of which two ULFA (I) cadres mely War Asom and Biman Asom deserted the group along with arms/ammunitions and expressed their willingness to join the mainstream. Two PLA cadres and one KYKL cadre are also suspected to have deserted the group. Operation is still on to b the other members of the group.
Counter insurgency operation: Two ULFA (I) rebels surrender