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Militant arrested in joint operation by police, Assam Rifles

Press Trust of India  |  Haflong (Assam) 

A militant allegedly involved in the recent kidnapping of a has been arrested in district, police said.

The militant was apprehended during a joint operation conducted by the police and Rifles yesterday.

The militant was identified as S S Maj Naimeyning alias Aboy of Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), the police said.

A pistol with live ammunition was recovered from his possession

A joint team of police and troopers of 43rd and 22nd battalions of Rifles had on January 1 rescued Prafull Phukan, the (PSO) of the of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council, from Hungrum village in district.

Phukan had been abducted on December 31.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 14:45 IST