Jorhat, Jan. 12: Tinsukia police today busted a makeshift Ulfa camp in the northern part of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in Tinsukia district.
Tinsukia superintendent of police P.P. Singh told The Telegraph this evening that the camp was busted on the basis of information given by suspected Ulfa rebel Dhanudhar Neog, who was arrested earlier in the day from the Jutlibari area of Doomdooma in the district today.
The makeshift camp, which was in the form of a small hut, could shelter about four militants.
The militants had, however, fled before the police arrived.
No arms and ammunition were found but utensils and clothes were lying scattered inside the hut.
Singh said search operations were still on in different parts of the Dibru-Saikhowa forest.
In the past week, one Ulfa rebel was killed and another arrested in security operations in Tinsukia. Between January 4 and 7, three large caches of arms, which included bottle grenades, electronic detonators and two IEDs that had been planted in an Oil India Ltd pipeline, were recovered.