In one of the biggest blows to the proscribed outfit, UnitedLiberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I), hardcore cadre and self-styledCorporal Tiger Asom alias Bubul Moran waswas arrested in a joint operation byIndian Army and Tinsukia police on Wednesday morning.
Tiger Asom (26) is listed in police records as an activeULFA cadre who was involved in the killing of Bordumsa police station officerin-charge Bhaskar Kalita along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Tinsukiadistrict last year. Two others — Binondo Dahotia (24) alias Swadesh Asom andChandrakant Borgohain (28) alias Tipong Asom have also been apprehended.
Security forces have also seized a huge number of arms andammunition from the arrested cadres. According to Tinsukia police, an AK 81 andAK-56 assault rifle with magazines, a Heckler and Koch-33 assault rifle withmagazine, two Chinese hand grenades, 279 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and 146rounds of 5.56 ammunition have been recovered.