ULFA militant arrested with RDX near Guwahati refinery
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 18:18
  
Guwahati: An ULFA militant has been arrested near the IOC refinery here and a kg of RDX and other bomb-making material have been seized from him, police said.

According to police, the man was spotted at around 9.30 pm Saturday night near the refinery in Noonmati area by a joint team of police and CRPF during routine patrolling.

He was walking along the railway line near the Sector 3 area of the refinery complex, they said, adding when he was asked to stop, he tried to run away, but was captured.

Police seized one kilogram of RDX, half kg of cycle iron balls and half kg of screws from the arrested man identified as Dharmendra Kalita. He belongs to the ULFA's '109 battalion', police said.

The explosives were probably brought for carrying out blasts at the refinery and nearby places, police sources said adding the man is being interrogated.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened in the areas close to the refinery.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 18:18


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