Guwahati: Six persons, claiming to be
former BLT militants, were today arrested and illegal arms and ammunition recovered from their possession in Udalguri district of Assam, official sources said.
The army and the police in a joint drive against seizing illegal arms, seized four AK-47 rifles, 65 rounds of ammunition, four mobiles and a motorcycle during a raid in the residence of a person, identified as Dipak Daimary, in Simulu area of the district.
The security forces arrested six persons, including Daimary, who claimed that they were former BLT militants and the weapons were with them since they were members of the outfit.
The other arrested persons have been identified as Haitha Boro, Putul Boro, Jaleswar Boro, Dipul Boro and Nareswar Boro while two women family members of Daimary have been picked up for further interrogation, the sources added.