BONGAIGAON, Nov 12 � Dhaligaon Police took the two arrested arms couriers, Umesh Kami (29) and Ganesh Chetry (53), who were arrested with arms on November 8 evening in Chirang district, on a 5-day remand after producing them before the Chief Judicial Magistrate at Bongaigaon court on Monday.
Sleuths of the State and its neighbouring north Bengal intelligence branch have already quizzed the duo to extract vital clues on Gorkha militant outfits active in the State and in Darjeeling district.
The Chirang district police would interrogate them about the presence and activities of Gorkha militant groups in the district, police sources said.
As per initial information shared by the police, Ganesh Chetry has links with Gorkha militant organisations active in the Darjeeling district in North Bengal.
Based on this input by Chetry, the Bengal police has been conducting operations in Darjeeling to nab the leader of a political party for whom the arms and ammunition were being carried from Dimapur in Nagaland, police sources said.
However, Chirang district SP Ranjan Bhuyan said for the sake of investigation, he cannot share most of the findings with media and rejected the apprehension of the presence of active Gorkha militant groups in the district.
Some Gorkha social groups of Chirang district asked for permission from the Chirang SP Ranjan Bhuyan to talk to the accused arms courier duo, but the SP did not grant the permission, leaders of the All Assam Gorkha Students� Union said.