Eleven militants bbed in major crackdown by security forces

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, March 27: In a major offensive launched by security forces in Kokrajhar district, terror groups suffered yet another major setback when six NDFB (S) cadres, one ULFA (I) cadre and four Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA) militants were apprehended.

Based on source inputs, the army and police launched a joint operation and apprehended three NDFB (S) overground workers from Jharbari on March 25. The individuals were identified as Bodosa Mushahary, Dwinden Basumatary and Dolaharu rzary. A country-made pistol, two country-made rifles and a hand grede were recovered from them.

In the second operation, three NDFB (S) cadres were apprehended near Kachugaon in a joint operation by army, police and BSF. The cadres were identified as Heita Boro, Ashok Basumatary and Ranjoy Boro alias Lawdang. The apprehended cadres were actively involved in extortion and were working as linkmen providing food and ration to NDFB (S) cadres hiding in the Ripu Reserve Forest.

In a similar joint operation by army and police, an ULFA (I) cadre was apprehended from Gaksha village of Kashiabari area in Gossaigaon. The individual was identified as Raman Rabhawho. He had undergone training in 2012 at Durama hills in Meghalaya along with the 4th Batch of Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA) cadres.

In another joint operation, the army and Kokrajhar Police also apprehended four Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA) terrorists near Kharkhariin village. The operation was launched based on information provided by Gajraj Intelligence Unit regarding movement of terrorists in a vehicle. A mobile check post was established by security forces which surprised the terrorists in the darkness of night, leading to their apprehension. Three pistols, live ammunition, identity cards, a Maruti Alto car and other war-like stores were seized from them.

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