Guwahati, July 5 (IANS): In a jolt to the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) faction opposed to peace talks, a cadre of the outfit and a surrendered militant were arrested in Jorhat district and a cache of arms seized, police said on Thursday.
ULFA anti-talks faction cadre Raju Saikia and surrendered militant Rajat Dutta were arrested on Wednesday night and arms and ammunition recovered, police said. Some other cadres of the outfit managed to escape, taking advantage of the darkness.
The seized arms and ammunition included nine landmines, one M81 rifle, one AK-47 rifle and 90 rounds of ammunition, magazines, six bombs and five remote controls.
Police earlier signalled a goods vehicle to stop for checking on a highway on the outskirts of Jorhat town but it sped away. The vehicle was later caught at Bongalpukhuri area and arms were recovered, said a police official.
"The police team arrested the two persons. Some more cadres of the outfit managed to escape," said the official.