Rabha Militant Deepak Rabha Arrested


Guwahati: The ‘commander-in-chief’ of outlawed Rabha National Liberation Army (RNLA), Deepak Rabha, was arrested by a joint Army and Assam Police team on Saturday from Chirang district of Assam.

The Army and police launched an operation on specific intelligence inputs from the military intelligence agencies and nabbed Rabha, also known as Poko, defence officials said. One 7.65-mm pistol, ammunition and a hand grenade were recovered from him.

He was wanted in several cases, including for planting an IED on railway tracks near Krishnai in February 2015 and a suspected attack on an Army convoy in 2013 and for various extortion and other subversive activities, they said.

He was also known to have links with ULFA (Independent) leader Drishti Rajkhowa and has been trained with the fourth batch of ULFA (I), the officials added.