Three ULFA(I) cadres were apprehended in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, a Defence spokesperson said on June 15.
Based on a specific input, troops of Assam Rifles in an operation apprehended three militants of the proscribed group near Chasa village in Tirap district on June 14, the public relations officer said.
“The apprehended cadres have been identified as Rajesh Lohan, Dokhotiya and Raju Morang Babul,” said Lt Col P Khongsai.
He said the troops recovered two foreign made .32 mm pistols, three magazines, 39 live rounds of ammunition and three pairs of ULFA(I) formation signs during the operation.
It is suspected that the cadres were on the lookout to reach areas of Upper Assam for carrying out subversive activities, the Defence PRO said.
He said the apprehended cadres were handed over to Khonsa Police Station for further investigations.