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Suspected ULFA linkman held for Tinsukia killings

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

A suspected (Independent)

linkman has been held for his possible connection with the killing of five Bengali-speaking persons in district of Assam, a senior said Sunday.

He is being interrogated to ascertain his involvement in the incident, Police (Law and Order) Mukesh Agrawal said.

"We apprehended one person Saturday and got his

five-day police remand from the court. He is known to be an linkman," he said.

"But we cannot say at this moment whether he is still a linkman with or with some other groups. We are investigating it," the said.

The person was arrested earlier also around six months back with an IED, Agrawal said.

The declined to comment on whether any culprit has been identified for the murder.

Unidentified gunmen in battle fatigue had shot dead five persons, including three members of a family, near Kheronibari village in Dhola of district on Thursday night.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 21:30 IST