The Red Horns Division and Assam Police, based on specific inputs from Military Intelligence, launched an operation in the late hours of Monday, in the area of Nayekgaon in Kokrajhar District. During the search operation, the team apprehended three persons moving suspiciously. The three men were identified as Zehrul Islam, Javed Ali, and Aziz Ali, all residents of Bongaigaon District.
The three have confessed to be linkmen and gun runners for Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA). Seven rifles have been recovered from the linkmen. The men are also involved in extortion and arms dealing activities, on behalf of the group.
The apprehensions and recovery of seven Rifles shall further restrict the operating space available to the terrorist outfits and would strengthen the moral ascendency maintained by the Security Forces. It would facilitate efforts towards curbing extortion and illegal weapon dealing in the area. The operation shall provide a sense of security to the populace.