Itanagar: Security forces have arrested five underground members including three cadres of the United Peoples` Democratic Front (UPDF) from Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh last night in separate operations.
A joint operation by the Special Investigation Team and district police arrested Nakkya Chakma, second-in-command of the UPDF during an encounter at Emphum Village under Chongkham circle of the district last night, police sources said.
Chakma who received bullet injures was today shifted to the Assam Medical College Hospital at Dibrugarh in neighbouring Assam, Lohit deputy commissioner R K Sharma said.
A pistol, three mobile handsets and ammunition were seized from him, Sharma said.
In another operation two UPDF rebels were arrested in the same district last night.
Unseng Pomong an UPDF cadre was arrested at Bamchuk village in Lohit district last night and another Ranjit Chakma from Joypur Village under Diyun circle in Changlang district last night, sources informed.
Army personnel of the 12 Assam regiment in a joint operation with Arunachal and Assam Police arrested a hardcore ULFA cadre Rongmon Gogoi from Wingseng Nongtaw village under Namsai circle in Lohit district last night.
A grenade and three kilogram of explosives were recovered from his possession, the DC said.
A ULFA linkman Indrajit Maran was also arrested from the area and an Id was seized from his house, he said.
On September 8, UPDF Finance Secretary Hemchandra Phukon was arrested from Mahadevpur.