An overground activist of the banned ULFA (Independent) was nabbed by a joint team of the Army’s Rajputana Rifles 9th Battalion and the police from Sivasagar district on Wednesday. The man identified as Deben Hazarika (58) was apprehended from the NH-37 in between Sepon and Demow while he was travelling in a motorcycle. A 9mm pistol and a magazine with five live rounds were found on him.

Hazarika was said to be involved in several extortion cases and anti-national activities in upper Assam which he carried out on behalf of the proscribed outfit.