Guwahati, June 23: Police arrested five ANLA rebels, including the outfit’s commander-in-chief Suber Sangma from the city today.
The police said two suspected linkmen of the outfit were also apprehended.
They said the accused were picked up in an operation conducted by the crime branch of city police at Guwahati railway station and Paltan Bazar.
Among the arrested were the outfit’s physical and drill instructors George Sangma alias Robert and Buttu Sangma and cadres Emprosh Arengh and Alanson Sangma.
The two linkmen were identified as Samir Kumar Rai and George Sangma.
A police source said George Sangma alias Robert, Alanson and Buttu had come from Hojai by Nagaland Express to meet the other cadres in Guwahati who had come from Goalpara in a Hyndai Santro bearing registration number AS-18D/0351.
“Samir was the driver of the car,” he said.
“During interrogation, the outfit’s commander-in-chief said the outfit has around 60 AK-series rifles, four M-16 rifles, 10 9mm pistols, 12 .32 revolvers and 15 grenades,” he said.
He said Hersing D’shira is the chairman of the outfit.