ITANAGAR, May 20: The Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles under the Dao Division apprehended a cadre of the outlawed ULFA (I) from Ledo in Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
The force carried out a major operation on Friday at Ledo and apprehended self styled Pvt Bikram Chakma along with .22 calibre pistol, Defence PRO Colonel Chiranjeet Konwer informed in a communiqué on Saturday.
On interrogation the cadre revealed the whereabouts of an overground worker of NSCN (K) named Tara Chand who was involved in extortion activities and was providing support to terrorists in the area.
These cadres were working hand in hand terrorizing people to extort money from the area and were involved in various nefarious activities.
These apprehensions are in continuation of successful operations being carried out by Assam Rifles in the region wherein a number of high ranking and notorious cadres have been apprehended in recent times.
The successful operation came as a major setback to the extortion network and activities of terrorist organisations in the region. The operation has tightened the noose around the group and has brought relief to the local population, the communiqué added.