6 ULFA (I) cadres arrested

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Dimapur, March 19: Security Forces in Tinsukia district of Assam achieved a major success in counter insurgency operation and arrested 6 ULFA (I) cadres identified as SS Sgt Barun Asom, L/C Saurav Asom, L/C Utpal Asom, L/C Bosonto Asom, L/C Ninja Asom and Pvt Sekhar Jyoti Asom along with sophisticated arms and ammunition at Tarani Reserve Forest on March 18.
This operation is part of the ongoing crackdown by security forces on the insurgent organization active in Upper Assam, a press release issued by PRO Defence stated.
Based on reliable intelligence reports regarding these cadres having crossed over the Indo Myanmar border for carrying out specific activities in Upper Assam in the build up to the elections, a joint operation was launched by the Army and Police.
Sustained and intense pressure was exerted on them which prevented these cadres to get in touch with their over ground workers and execute their task. Finally due to relentless operations by Security Forces, the cadres were cornered in the area of the Tarani Reserve Forest and ran out of sustenance.
Their families and friends were contacted by the Security Forces to motivate them to offer themselves up for apprehension. The efforts of the security forces resulted in these cadres realizing the futility of their situation and they finally gave up to the Security Forces, the release stated. (Page News Service)