Chirang Superintendent of Police Ranjan Bhuyan on Thursday said one NDFB-S rebel was apprehended from Chapaguri under Dhaligaon police station and another from Bhauraguri village under Sidli police station on last night.

The one apprehended at Chapaguri was identified as Bairo and one 7.65 mm pistol and four rounds of ammunition was seized from him when he was travelling in a bus from Tezpur to Kokrajhar, he said.

Bairo operates from Biswanath Chariali area of Sonitpur district, which was the worst affected in the massacre, he added.
The other militant Bimal Basumatary was arrested along with a grenade at Bhauraguri village under Sidli police station, the SP said.

A person identified as Bhaben Mushahary who gave shelter to Basumatary and a resident of Batasipur under Dhekiajuli police station of Sonitpur district was also arrested, he added.

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