DIBRUGARH, Aug 7: Four persons — a school teacher, a hospital staffer and two others — were arrested for their alleged nexus with ULFA (I) militants from different places of Upper Assam districts on Wednesday.
The arrested have been identified as Chayanika Kaman, Kabita Kaman, Kanak Pegu and Debajyoti Dowarah.
According to police, while Chayanika is a school teacher from Golaghat, Kabita is a college student from Dibrugarh.
Kanak works as an ICU technician in a private nursing home in Dibrugarh and Debajyoti is an unemployed youth from Sasoni in Naharkatia.
An ULFA (I) flag and seven mobile handsets were seized from their possession.
The ULFA (I) is planning to carry out subversive activities with the support of the linkmen in some vital installations of upper Assam in the run up to the Independence Day.
“We have arrested four ULFA (I) linkmen from different areas of upper Assam. Four of them were working for the militant group,” Dibrugarh additional superintendent of police Dhruva Bora told reporters here.
“We have seized seven mobile sets and an ULFA(I) flag from them. We are investigating the case. Four of them were produced before court,” Bora said.
Police said some senior leaders of ULFA (I) are still active in upper Assam with the help of dozens of sleeper cells involving intellectuals, schools teachers and artists.