Guwahati – During a joint operation by the Indian Army and the Assam Police in Assam’s Charaideo and Dibrugarh districts, a recruitment racket of the United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I) was busted. One minor boy was rescued, and a cache of weapons was seized during the raid. Last month, Charaideo district had also seen the arrest of five ULFA rebels and arms.
The security forces received a tip-off about ULFA being active in the villages of Charaideo and Dibrugarh districts. With it, Assam Police launched a search campaign jointly with other security forces in which a hardcore cadre of the ULFA and four ‘Overground Workers’ (OGW) were arrested. The names of the ULFA operatives apprehended include self-styled private Baldev Teli and Amit Bara, Sumit Baig, Azad Gohran and Vijay.
The racket busted in Dibrugarh was ran by the ULFA and recruited minors, said a spokesperson of the Indian Army. The minor rescued was reunited with his parents after counselling while the ULFA rebels arrested were handed over to the Assam Police.