Five smugglers of illegal arms from Assam and Nagaland were also arrested in the joint operation late Tuesday night which leads to the recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition.
The detained arms and ammunition integrated two AK 56 rifles with 10 magazines, two shot guns, six .32 bore revolver with 7 magazines, one grenade, a carbine magazine, one wireless set and 254 rounds of live ammunition.
On Wednesday IGP (Central Western Range) of the Assam Police L R Bishnoi said that “Based on specific information, the Assam Police have nabbed five people from Kshetri area near Guwahati late Tuesday night.”
Bishnoi adding said that “The seven arrested people included two cadres of the outfit and a retired constable of the CRPF.”
The IGP said that the police were now examined the links between the GNLA and other militant groups of the northeast region like the ULFA, NDFB and NSCN (IM).