COIMBATORE: A suspected militant of Assam-based National Democratic Front of Bodoland and another person with alleged links to the separatist outfit were arrested near here today, police said.
Upan Pasumatry, suspected to be involved in armed rebellion in Assam and fled the state, was nabbed along with another person, whose brother is also an active NDFB member, by the Military Intelligence Wing around midnight yesterday from a private factory in Sulur on the city outskirts.
The other person was identified as Bikram Pasumatry.
Both were today produced in a local court which remanded them in judicial custody till July 21.
Based on information about the presence of Bodo militants in the region, the Military Intelligence Wing was keeping strict vigil for the last couple of days in Sulur, where the Indian Air Force has its establishments, and picked the two.
Bikram had allegedly assisted his brother, police said.
After interrogation at an undisclosed place, the duo was produced before the Judicial Magistrate Court in Sulur.
Cases have been registered against them under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act.
Magistrate C Vediyappan remanded the two in judicial custody till July 21 following which they were brought and lodged in the Central Jail here, police said.