FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Diphu, Sept 16: In a series of multi directiol and synchronized operations by Army in West Karbi Anglong district, eight cadres belonging to Karbi People Liberation Tiger (KPLT) were apprehended including Sunder Dera alias Rijak Dera, SS C-in-C of a KPLT faction. A large cache of arms, ammunition and incrimiting documents were also recovered during the operation, a top Army official said.
The official said that based on specific intelligence input Army and police launched simultaneous and multiple operations in West Karbi Anglong district on Thursday night. During confrontation with the armed rebels, own troops exercised maximum restraint and upholding the principle of use of minimum force and no collateral damage apprehended the hardcore militants. Apprehended rebels also include an Area Commander and Vice Chairman of the group who were instrumental in coorditing extortion, kidpping and recruitment of new cadres. Four rifles including one AK-47 rifle, gredes, live ammunition, extortion notices & receipts were recovered from the terrorists.
“KPLT, which is in a state of disarray due to the recent successful operations by Security Forces, has suffered a crippling blow,” the Army official added.
He said that the elimition of two hardcore KPLT cadres and apprehension of fourteen cadres in the past one month has left the outfit leaderless and completely disorganized.