Shillong, Mar 1 (IANS): A Bangladeshi linkman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Garo National Liberation Army was arrested in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district when he sneaked into India from the neighbouring country, an official said on Wednesday.
"Murphy Marak was arrested late Tuesday night from Kishnupara in West Garo Hills bordering Bangladesh," Border Security Force (BSF) spokesman Ravi Gandhi said. However, another person managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness and thick vegetation.
Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly, unfenced and prone to frequent infiltration.
BSF troopers seized a cellphone with Bangladesh SIM card from Marak's possession. During questioning, Marak revealed that he was staying in Samalchura area in Bangladesh's Sherpur district and that he has been working for ULFA for the last 10 years and got involved with GNLA during previous year.