Tinsukia Police Arrest ULFA-I Linkman From Bengaluru

Gogoi, officials said, is believed to be a close aide of ULFA-I cadre Gyan Asom alias Santosh Gogoi who was killed in an encounter at Kakopathar in the district.
Arrested ULFA-I linkman Ranjit Gogoi
Arrested ULFA-I linkman Ranjit Gogoi

Assam police on Thursday arrested a United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) linkman from Bengaluru in Karnataka.

According to reports, a team of Tinsukia police from Assam nabbed Ranjit Gogoi, a resident of Sadiya town in the district.

Gogoi, officials said, is believed to be a close aide of ULFA-I cadre Gyan Asom alias Santosh Gogoi who was killed in an encounter at Kakopathar in the district.

Tinsukia OC Poragjyoti Buragohain said, “A team of police led by Inspector Bhaskar Raj Baruah arrested Ranjit Gogoi from Bengaluru in connection with a Bordumsa police station case (Case No.29/22).”

“Based on our investigation, we came to know that said ULFA-I linkman Ranjit was involved in cash transactions with one Arun Gohain from Bordumsa whom we arrested earlier. Both Arun and Ranjit were in touch with slain ULFA-I cadre Gyan Asom frequently,” he added.

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According to police, Gogoi had deposited an amount of Rs 30,000 in the account of Gohain which was withdrawn and handed to deceased cadre Gyan Asom’s acquaintances.

Gyan Asom was killed in an operation launched by the police in Kakopathar in the Tinsukia district.

The ULFA-I team was being led by commander Rupam Asom and reports stated that the team included Rinku Asom, Mriganka Asom and Uday Asom besides Gyan Asom.

Gyan Asom was killed in the crossfire between the forces and cadres of ULFA-I.

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