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