Tamil Nadu: Two held in Coimbatore for alleged links with Assamese separatist outfit

Coimbatore: Two persons hailing from Assam have been taken into custody from a private factory near Coimbatore for suspected links with the separatist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland, police said on Friday.

Representative image. Reuters

Representative image. Reuters

Following a tip-off, the military intelligence wing was keeping a strict vigil in the area, where Indian Air Force establishments are also functioning.

Intelligence wing officials nabbed the two, working in a factory belonging to a feed manufacturing unit at Sulur, 20 km from Coimbatore, around Thursday midnight, police said.

One is suspected to be involved in an armed rebellion in Assam and had fled the state while the other's brother is also said to be an active member of the separatist outfit, the sources said.

They are being interrogated at an undisclosed place, they added.

Senior police officials in the district were tight-lipped on the issue.

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 13:23 PM

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