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8 Black Widow ultras arrested in Shillong
K Anurag in Guwahati | October 16, 2007 15:21 IST
Last Updated: October 16, 2007 15:23 IST
Eight ultras from the militant outfit Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel Garlosa) were arrested during a joint operation by police teams from the Meghalaya Police and the Assam Police on Tuesday. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the arrested militants.
A senior police official said that the arrested militants of the DHD (J), which is also known as the Black Widow group, included at least four senior leaders of the outfit. The identities of the rest of the ultras were still being ascertained. The militants were caught red handed while trying to strike an arms deal at a hotel near Shillong in Meghalaya.
The Meghalaya Police is currently interrogating the arrested ultras while a special team of the Assam Police is on its way to Shillong to bring the arrested ultras back to the state. The Black Widow militant outfit is based in the North Cachar Hill district of Assam.
The police said the arrested ultras included the mastermind behind the recent killings of former North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council Chief Executive member P Langthasa and former Executive Member N Langthasa.