Three detained are Huji Kumar Reang (22), Zohangiah Reang (24), and Gagansai Reang (22) are from Mamit District of Mizoram. SDPO of Dharmanagar Rajib Sen informed that acting on specific information OC of Churaibari police station apprehended the rebels and recovered Indian currency of Rs 33,500, five cell phones and eight sims from their possession. During interrogation the rebels revealed that they were heading towards Mamit district of Mizoram.

After contact with Mizoram police it was revealed that the detained rebels were wanted by Mizoram and Assam police. They had been booked under cases of extortion and kidnapping. Later, they were handed over to OC of Ratabari police station, Karimganj district. The OC informed three rebels were involved in kidnapping of Tarun Bhattcherjee, a train driver from Ramnathpur railway station few months back. He was released after paying a ransom of Rs 10 lakhs.