Security forces claimed to have held six dreaded ULFA militants near Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Wednesday.
According to defence sources, the militants were captured at Pedaldoba in West Garo hills in the wee hours during a joint operation by Army Camp Lakhipur under the aegis of Red Horns Division and Meghalaya police.
They were believed to have come to the area to carry out extortions in Goalpara district. On seeing the security forces, the ULFA militants tried to flee. But only to be caught. Six pistols, 20 rounds of live rounds of ammunition, two hand grenades and a car in which they were travelling were seized from them.
Later, the militants were handed over to the police and later confessed their plans of extortion in Goalpara district.
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