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Army apprehends LAEF terrorist and NDFB(s) linkman

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, June 12: The Districts in Lower Assam have been facing the ominous, omnipresent threat of extortion from the various terrorist groups for a long time. The groups, especially the NDFB(S) in Kokrajhar and Chirang, have been using extortion as a means of self-sustainment and procuring weapons, which are further used for terror activities. This has created a sense of havoc amongst the hard working communities of this area.

The Indian Army, in conjunction with the Assam Police, have launched comprehensive, sustained operations against the NDFB(S) and other such terrorist groups, in an ever successful bid to bring normalcy to the area. The Army has also been launching specific operations against the network of linkmen, who extort money on behalf of the groups and procure weapons for them. In the past two days, the army and police have launched major operations against various groups. As a result, the teams have apprehended a linkman of NDFB(S) in the wee hours of 12 June 16 from Kokrajhar District. This particular operation was launched on receiving specific inputs about a linkman who was extorting large amounts of money and preparing to send it to the Bidai group. Reacting swiftly, the army launched operation and apprehended Jibon Arjya, who was extorting cash to the tune of one lakh rupees. The cash was recovered from the linkman along with a pistol and ammunition, which he was using to threaten local businessmen and other people.

In another operation on June 11, based on specific inputs from military intelligence, the Indian Army and Assam Police launched an operation in Goalpara District. The Army was informed regarding the suspicious movement of a terrorist of the dreaded Liberation of Achik Elite Force in the area of Deuripara, near Goalpara. The team reacted swiftly and apprehended the terrorist on June 11. He has been identified as Suparo Swargyari. He joined the LAEF in 2014 and has been active in carrying out subversive activities since then. One 7.65 mm pistol has been recovered from the terrorist along with some ammunition. This was stated in a press release.

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