Assam massacre: NIA arrest three NDFB(S) militants from Nagaland

The operation led to recovery of seven mobile phones and documents that throw substantial light on leadership of NDFB(S), the NIA said.

hidden January 15, 2015 20:22:36 IST
Assam massacre: NIA arrest three NDFB(S) militants from Nagaland

New Delhi: NIA and Nagaland Police have arrested three suspected activists of NDFB(S), including Ajoi Basamutary on whose alleged instructions 36 people were killed in Assam's Sonitpur area last month.

In a statement, NIA today said the three accused were arrested from Kohima on 14-15 January night and had been taken on a transit remand to Guwahati where they will be produced in a special NIA court.

Assam massacre NIA arrest three NDFBS militants from Nagaland

Assam Police personnel patrolling after the attacks by Bodo militants that left several people dead, in Sonitpur. PTI

According to the NIA statement, Basumatary alias B Buhum was heading the so-called 'third battalion' of the terror outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland-S and "it was under his direction and leadership that recent killings took place in Sonitpur district of Assam on 23.12.2014, in which, 36 persons including women and children were killed and 6 persons were injured."

The second person arrested was Dilip Basumatary alias Bir Baisa, with the agency claiming that he was a dreaded terrorist who is responsible for co-ordinating activities of NDFB(S) in the Reserved Forest areas of Assam along the Indo-Bhutan, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border.

He is also alleged to be actively involved in the conspiracy behind recent killings in Assam, the statement said.

The third militant arrested was identified as Khamrei Basumatary alias Udla who was alleged to be responsible for killings in Kokrajhar district in which 20 persons were killed and several injured.

He was also allegedly involved in incident of killings of Baksa district of Assam in May, 2014, the statement said.

The operation led to recovery of seven mobile phones and documents that throw substantial light on leadership of NDFB(S), the NIA said.

NIA is probing the killing of the terror group.

PTI

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