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Dreaded ULFA leader appreended

Dreaded ULFA leader, Ramu Singh, Sergeant Major belong to 28th battalion (D Company) apprehended during a joint operation by Army 318 field regiment and Sivasagar Police in Bokota area with along with his wife and 3-months-old child. Details awaited.
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