An NDFB(S) insurgent and four of its linkmen were arrested in Chirang district of Assam for extorting and transferring money to the underground outfit based in Myanmar, a senior police official said.
Acting on specific information that some cadres of the outfit were carrying out a massive extortion drive in Chirang and transferring money to their camps in the neighbouring country, an NDFB(S) cadre Daukha Narzary alias Dopthai was picked up at Sundari , Additional Director General of Police Dr L R Bishnoi told PTI.
Following his interrogation, two of his linkmen - Kwmtha Basumatary and Swrangsar Basumatary were apprehended from Rangsaidam at Gossaigaon and Rs 40,000 in cash was seized from their possession last night, he said. Further interrogation revealed the names of more accomplices and thereafter multiple raids were conducted at various locations.
Today NDFB-S linkman Bhim Basumatary was apprehended from Khungring, while another linkman Jwngdao Basumatary was picked up from Kashikotra, the ADGP said.
The five were arrested today. Bishnoi said adding that besides cash, five mobile handsets were also recovered. Interrogation of the militant and the four linkmen is on, he said. NDFB(S) was directly involved in an attack in Kokrajhar district on August 5 that claimed 14 lives.