The Changlang Battalion of Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Changlang police apprehended a top ULFA (I) cadre on October 19 (Saturday). The operation which lasted for a week, yielded a huge cache of arm and ammunition and other war like materials the militant’s possession.

Based on intelligence input of own sources, Changlang based Assam Rifles launched a special operation in coordination with district police in the suspected areas in Khimiyang, Yanman, Ngoitang and other adjoining areas, and finally nabbed the cadre from of Jongphohate.

During a preliminary interrogation, the apprehended cadre revealed his identity as self styled Lance Corporal Rupanto Moran (aged 30), who is a resident of Tinsukia district, Assam.

The cadre also disclosed that he joined the ULFA (I) outfit organization in 2016 and underwent rigorous physical and weapons training at notorious in the Taga Camp in Myanmar under the guidance and instruction of top-ranked ULFA militants.

The apprehended cadre is very proficient in Burmese, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Malayali, Hindi and English languages.

The cadre reveals that before joining the outfit organisation, the cadre had served as private security guard in Chennai for three years.

Security forces recovered an assualt rifle with magazine, 49 rounds of live ammunition, and other war-like materials from his possession.

The apprehended insurgent was planning to carry out a major subversive activities against the security forces. It is a major blow to outfit organization which thwarted their evil design.