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2 rebels held from Goalpara

The rebels after being arrestedin Goalpara on Saturday. Picture by UB Photos

Tura, Aug. 17: Two rebels of the A’chik National Co-operative Army (ANCA) were yesterday arrested from Agia, along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Goalpara district.

The duo have been identified as William S. Sangma, 27, the self-styled leader of the outfit and Jiten Lyngdoh, 25. Assam police also arrested their woman accomplice.

The police said Sangma was hiding in the district during the flushout operation against militants in Garo hills. The duo have confessed to their involvement in the abduction of Saumendu Chakraborty, who was kidnapped at gunpoint from Baromile, near Tura in West Garo Hills last month.

The outfit has been unleashing terror along the Tura-Dalu route in West Garo Hills for the last two months and have been involved in a series of kidnappings.

The police in Goalpara are interrogating the duo, who will be handed over to Meghalaya police.