In a major blow to the ULFA, a commander of the group based in Nepal and responsible for procuring arms and ammunitions was on Saturday nabbed by security forces in Assam's Tinsukia district.
Acting on specific intelligence, troops of the 19 Kumaon Regiment apprehended self-styled "second lieutenant" Diwakar Moran while he was travelling from Itanagar to Tinsukia.
Moran was number three in the hierarchy of ULFA's 28 battalion, the banned group's main strike force, and was the commander of its "Alfa" company, defence sources said.
He is a resident of Mamorani in Tinsukia district and earlier operated in upper Assam, Mizoram, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan. He was based in Nepal since 2006.
During his interrogation, he revealed important information about ULFA's activities in upper Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, the sources said.