Acting on a tip-off about the presence of a group of ULFA cadre to carry out subversive activities in the district in the run-up to the Independence Day, the police launched a search operation in Borburi area since this evening and an encounter followed in which two cadre were nabbed while another fled away.
Five more cadre of ULFA were arrested following the interrogation of the duo and two powerful IEDs arrested from an abandoned cremation ground, 500 metres from the parade ground where the district administration was due to hold the I-Day parade, source said.
The bombs have been defused and search operations were on to arrest the militants who fled, the police said.
Tinsukia: Seven cadre of ULFA were arrested on Friday night and two powerful improvised explosive devices (IED) have been recovered following an encounter in Assam's Tinsukia district, the police said.
First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 22:50