Guwahati: Four hardcore NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended by security forces during a joint operation in Assam's Chirang district.
Acting on specific information, a joint team of police and army launched a joint operation late last night in the area and nabbed the four militants, a defence spokesman said today.
During the search operation, the militants opened fire on the security personnel who could not retaliate due to presence of civilians in the vicinity but ultimately managed to overpower them.
The apprehended militants have been identified as Rajeev Basumatary alias Mwrgwng, allegedly involved in the attack on adivasis in December last, Hitesh Narzary, Mohanto Narzary and Antho Narzary.
A 7.65 mm Pistol, some ammunition and two grenades have been recovered from them.