CHIRANG: Two senior NDFB-S rebels have been arrested from two different locations in Assam’s Chirang district.
The duo was arrested by the police yesterday.
A search operation was conducted in which 29-year-old Biron Narzary alias N. Bapeibai was arrested from Patabari jungle area under the Amguri Police Station.
“One HK-33 rifles, a magazine of HK 33 rifles and 228 rounds ammunition of HK 33 rifles and a mobile handset were recovered following his arrest,” said Inspector General of Police L.R. Bishnoi.
Following Narzary’s arrest, the police nabbed 23-year-old Swmkwr Basumatary alias B. Sukao, the self-styled Lance Corporal of the rebel group from Sishubari area in the district.
“His arrest resulted in the recovery of one 7.65 pistol with a magazine, 2 rounds live ammunition of 7.65 pistol, 212 rounds live ammunition of AK series rifles, 25 live ammunition of .303 rifles and four HE 36 grenade with detonator,” Bishnoi said.
“The two rebels were involved in the 23rd December Adivasi carnage at Lungsung Reserve forest in Kokrajhar district. They were also directly involved in the kidnapping of two Bhutanese citizens in September 2002 along the Indo-Bhutan border,” he added.