Shillong: The Special Cell of West Jaintia Hill police arrested two top functionaries of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) in the wee hours of Monday.
According to West Jaintia Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Vivek Syiem, after receiving intelligence inputs that two ZUF cadres were travelling in a nightsuper bus from Silchar towards Guwahati, a check point was put up at Phramer and during checking of a bus (B/R No. AS 01 JC – 1300) around 2:30 am, the two top ZUF functionaries -- Raitu Chawang (66) @ Raitu chairman of ZUF and Gengchung Pou Namthuiyang (43) @ Dangmei, information secretary of ZUF were apprehended. From their possession, four mobile phones were seized.
According to Syiem, during preliminary inquiry the two cadres admitted that they are ZUF cadres and were planning to go to Guwahati. The Special Cell of West Jaintia Hills police are investigating the purpose of their visit to Guwahati. The ZUF is a militant outfit active in Nagaland and Manipur.