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Hardcore ULFA militant arrested in Assam

india Updated: May 30, 2008 19:53 IST

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A hardcore ULFA militant allegedly involved in the killing of Hindi-speaking people in Assam, was arrested from Assam's Tinsukia district where he had gone for medical treatment, official sources said in Diburgarh on Friday.

Self-styled Lance Corporal Diganta Moran, who was suffering from malaria and jaundice and had come from Myanmar for treatment,was arrested from Kakopather area of the district late last night.

The police spotted three youths on a motorcyle who tried to flee when challenged. They were given a chase and Moran was arrested while the other two managed to escape, the sources said.

Moran, a member of the outfit's dreaded 'C' company of 28 Battalion, had joined ULFA in 2003 and was trained in Myanmar where he was currently based.

Considered to be a sharp-shooter,Moran was allegedly involved in the killings of Hindi-speaking people by ULFA which had rocked Upper Assam districts in 2006 and 2007, the sources added.

Moran has been admitted to Tinsukia Civil Hospital under police custody.