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National Investigation Agency files charge-sheet against seven ULFA rebels

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charge sheet against seven cadres of ULFA (Independent) for

National Investigation Agency

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Sep 2020 3:13 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed charge sheet against seven cadres of ULFA (Independent) for their alleged involvement in the killing of the station head of Bordumsa, sub-inspector Bhaskar Kalita on May 4 in 2018. The killing took place along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh in Tinsukia district.

An official communiqué issued by the NIA on Friday named seven accused as Bijit Gogoi, Kanto Bora, Santosh Gogoi Sadiya, Jushinta Moran, Bubul Moran, Dipankar Borah, Mamun Dihingia. While three of the accused named in the charge sheet, Bubul Moran, Dipankar Borah and Mamun Dihingia have been arrested, the other four are still absconding.

Initially till June in 2019 the case was being investigated by Assam Police which was later taken over by NIA. The charge sheet, under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Substances Act and Arms Act, was filed on Thursday in the court of a special NIA judge in Guwahati.

As per the NIA communiqué, on May 4, 2018, the officer-in-charge of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district, Bhaskar Kalita, received specific input regarding presence of ULFA-I cadre inside a house in Kujupathar village.

Following this, a joint operation was launched by police and paramilitary forces to nab the cadres. "During the process of cordoning of the suspect premises, ULFA-I militants hiding inside a locked house started firing indiscriminately at the police, which resulted in the death of OC Bordumsa Sub-Inspector Bhaskar Kalita," an NIA communiqué issued on Friday stated.

"Taking advantage of poor light conditions, ULFA-I militants managed to escape into the nearby jungle. While escaping, they snatched away the AK-47 from the deceased police officer," the communiqué said.

It was revealed during investigation that the killing of the police officer Bhaskar Kalita was the result of a conspiracy hatched by the accused on instructions of Arunodoi Dahotia. Subsequently, four of the seven accused and another ULFA-I cadre (who has died since) came from their Myanmar camps to Tinsukia district, armed with assault weapons, IEDs and explosive powder etc. with the aim of raising funds for the banned outfit and committing terrorist acts across Assam.

Investigation established that the accused Dipankar Borah and Mamun Dihingia, were over-ground workers of the proscribed terrorist organization ULFA and had provided logistical support to the aforesaid group of ULFA militants.

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