Nine NDFB(S) militants arrested on their way to Assam from Myanmar; huge cache of arms, ammunition recovered
The security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession. The group was busted while infiltrating into India from their training camp in Myanmar. All nine cadres were nabbed in an ambush on their infiltration route.
Assam IGP Rajnish Rai had said that the two men — identified as Lucas Narzary alias N Langfa and David Islary alias Dayud — were picked up from a house.
A leaked IB report has raised questions on whether China is launching a proxy war against India using militant groups like United Liberation Front Of Assam (Ulfa) along the the north eastern border of India
Despite the idyllic settings that district is blessed with, Kokrajhar has however been known to the world mostly for the wrong reasons.
Kokrajhar terror attack: NIA sends team as NDFB(S) militant identified; massive combing operations on
An NIA team scoured the site of a terror attack in Assam's Kokrajhar and spoke to eyewitnesses of Friday's terror attack here in which 14 people were killed while a massive combing operation was on to nab the militants of Bodo separatist outfit NDFB(S) suspected to be involved in the strike.
Media reports claim that the style of attack in Kokrajhar and the choice of ammunition is similar to NDFB(S) modus operandi, however, no group has claimed responsibility so far.
Suspected NDFB(S) militants attacked a crowded market place in Kokrajhar district, killing at least 14 people
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday denounced the attack by suspected NDFB(S) in Korajhar that claimed 14 lives as "cowardly and dastardly" and said the militants would be dealt with "very sternly".
NDFB(S) continues to be the most powerful faction of the militant groups active in Assam.
The NIA had registered five cases related to the 23 December 2014 killings by NDFB(S) in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts, of which chargesheets have been submitted in three cases against the 18 militants.
Security forces have arrested at least 167 terrorists and linkmen allegedly involved in the serial attacks on Adivasi people in many districts across Assam.
The recovered arms and ammunition include two improvised explosive devices, nine detonators, two 7.65 mm pistols, ten rounds of 7.65 mm ammunition, five rounds of 7.62 mm pistol ammunition and a packet of ball bearings, Assam Police IGP LR Bishnoi said.
The operation led to recovery of seven mobile phones and documents that throw substantial light on leadership of NDFB(S), the NIA said.
The militant has been identified as Jailing alias Jagat Basumatary and carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head for his alleged 'direct involvement' in the 23 December killing of adivasis in Pakhriguri area of the district, a police official said.
Two NDFB(S) militant leaders responsible for the massacres of Adivasis in Assam have been arrested with 4 others. Police also seized large quantity of arms.
At least 81 people, mostly Adivasis, were killed in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, and Chirang districts by heavily-armed militants belonging to the Songbijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
Chirang superintendent of police Ranjan Bhuyan today said one NDFB(S) rebel was apprehended from Chapaguri under Dhaligaon police station and another from Bhauraguri village under Sidli police station last night.
Nearly 25,000 refugees hit by NDFB (S) violence in Assam have returned to their homes in the last 24 hours.
Altogether 81 people, including 66 Adivasis, 13 Bodos and two Bengali-speaking persons, have been killed since 23 December evening in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists, retaliatory violence and police firing across four districts.