By- Correspondent | Date- June, 2010
In a joint operation carried out under Captain Saurav Chakraborty of 7 Dogra Regiment and Girin Deka, Officer in Charge of Tamulpur Police Station, one militant of by Adivasi People’s Army (APA) was arrested in the early morning hours of 30th June at Ikrajuli village under Tamulpur sub-division of Baksa district.
Police sources reveal that the arrested APA militant, Stephen Hembram with the aim of reviving APA’s activity in the Indo-Bhutan border has been carrying out several incidents of extortion and kidnapping in the region, the latest kidnapping that of a local businessman named Sanib Brahma. One hand grenade, five detonators, gelatin and other objectionable papers were recovered from the arrested militant. Presently he is being kept in the Tamulpur Police station for further inquiry.