Itanagar: Police have foiled an attempt to abduct the General Manager of a PSU here by arresting two NDFB(S) militants and three of the outfit's linkmen.
"On specific intelligence inputs about their plan to kidnap the official, a police team kept track of their movement for the past couple of days and arrested three local linkmen from Ganga Market here early this week," IGP (Law and Order) I D Shukla told reporters here today.
On interrogation, the arrested linkmen spilled the beans which led to the arrest of the NDFB (S) militants from Chaoldhowa in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Thursday last, he said.
"The arrested rebels, wanted in several extortion cases in the state and neighbouring Assam, were planning to abduct a general manager of a public sector undertaking (PSU)," he said.
Three pistols and live ammunitions were recovered from them.
He said after the massacre of Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants on December 23 last, the state police in close coordination with Army and Assam police was on strict vigil to thwart any attempt of rebels trying to sneak into the state's territory.