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Tinsukia tense: Former rebel held after attack on illegal settlers

Amid a simmering tension, the Tinsukia police have arrested a group of former ULFA rebels hours after they allegedly led a group of people who set afire three huts belonging to a couple of alleged illegal settlers at a remote hamlet in Burhidihing area.

According to information, former ULFA rebel accompanied by some local residents reached set on fire three huts moments after the people who lived in managed to flee.

Thr arrested former rebels include Jiten Dutta who was alleged to have taken the lead against the attack on these people who came to settle in the riverbank a couple of months back.

Police, army and para military forces are fanning in and around the area to deal with any outbreak of law and order situation.

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Mithun Baruah reports from Margherita.

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