Namrup: Despite an intensive counter insurgency operation rebel elements keep working in many pockets in upper Assam these days. The entire rebel network has widened extortion in Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts forcing the security forces to step in.
Army jawans based at the Maibela camp claimed to have busted a huge rebel network which has been terrorizing the people in many areas with extortion activities.
Acting on a specific input, the army jawans conducted a raid at the Diamond hotel in Sonari , where two linkmen were held.
Identified as Durlabh Konwar @ Moon age 23 and Niranjan Borgohain @ Nion, they were handed over to police after a 9 mm pistol along with a Magzine , 2 rounds of 9mm live bullets were seized from their possession.
During preliminary interrogation, the duo confessed to have assisted the rebel leaders in fresh recruitment, extortion activities apart from arms smuggling.
Army, police and para military forces have called it a huge setback for the rebel outfit fighting for an independent Assam.