A team of Indian Army and Charaideo Police on Thursday apprehended five suspected United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) cadres were apprehended with a huge haul of arms and ammunition Charaideo.
Police officials informed that based on general information about the movement of some ULFA-I Cadres in at the Assam-Arunachal-Nagaland border areas, a Counter-Insurgency (CI) operation was intensified in Charaideo district.
The police officer informed that on Tuesday specific information was received that five “suspicious” persons were holed up in the house of a person identified as Bhuvan Gogoi of Tairai Village in Satianaguri area under Sapekhati PS.
Based on this input, a joint operation was launched by Charaideo District Police and Army unit Led by Charaideo SP Anand Mishra.
The Village was completely cordoned by late evening and a raid was conducted. During the raid, the cadres were apprehended.
They were identified as SS Sgt Majors- Apurba Gogoi alias Arohan Asom, Simanta Gogoi alias Maina and Biraj Asom alias Yogen Gogoi and SS Privates- Lakshyajit Gogoi alias Dhrubo Asom and Sidhartha Gogoi alias Chinmoy Asom.
Apurba Gogoi and Simanta Gogoi are said to be the most notorious and most wanted cadres militant outfit. Simanta is a known IEF expect and both of them are wanted in the region since 2012.
Other than numerous Kidnapping, Murders and Extortion Cases, they were involved in sensational cases of firing upon Kanubari Tea Factory, firing upon Sapekhati Petrol Pump, kidnapping of Timon Habi Tea Estate Manager and the latest being the Republic Day Bomb Blast in Teok Ghat area under Sonari PS.
They were unarmed when apprehended but later on the led to the recovery of several arms, ammunition and other items which were buried underground.
The operation team recovered three MQ81 assault rifles with 8 magazines and 323 ammunitions. Along with the ARs the team also recovered one 7.65 mm Pistol (Russian Made) with magazine and one .22 mm (Factory Made) with magazine, approximately 2 kilograms of gelatine like explosive material, cordex (7 Pieces), 16 pieces of detonators along with ULFA-I uniforms n many other daily use items, medicines including pouches etc.
Necessary Legal Action is being taken against 6 persons including the cadres and the Over Ground Worker who sheltered them in his house.