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G Bidai hiding in Bhutan, says Adgp LR Bishnoi

Four NDFB (S) linkmen arrested in Kokrajhar district

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KOKRAJHAR, June 10: The police team on Friday apprehended four linkmen of the NDFB (Anti talk faction) from different places in the district that revealed the presence of outfit’s most wanted G. Bidai inside Bhutan territory. The senior Assam Police officer called upon the NDFB (S) top leaders including G. Bidai, Batha and their colleagues to surrender if they really want to come to mainstream and said they will help them as per the law and take necessary action as per the law of land.

The police team apprehended four NDFB-S linkmen from different places in Kokrajhar district. Acting on a tip off Kokrajhar Police launched operation and apprehended four NDFB-S linkmen identified as Krwmdwo Basumatary, Sunsuma Basumatary and Bilipang Brahma from Owabari village here today. Three stolen bikes have been recovered from them, one of which was supposed to be handed over to a NDFB cadre today, police said.

Another linkman of NDFB-S, Kundan rzary was arrested from Bishmuri in the district.

BTAD ADGP Dr. LR Bishnoi said the call details revealed that he was in contact with NDFB-S cadres in Myanmar.

Talking to reporters in Kokrajhar today, the ADGP said so far 40 NDFB-S linkmen have been apprehended in the last three months, of which 30 from Kokrajhar and 10 from Chirang district along. These operations were conducted based on specific intelligence input.

He said that due to intensive operations against the rebels, the group is now using the linkmen and sympathizers in carrying out their activities, including extortions. He also said the NDFB-S is facing shortage of rations in the camps. They have no money to buy rations and other essential in the camps and now targeting local youths, including girls to use them to carry out their activities.

Bisnoi said that as per information, Bidai is hiding somewhere in Bhutan which is five kilometers away from Indian territory. He said they are running out of money in the camp and asking the group in Myanmar to sent money to them.

“Most of the central council leaders are in Myanmar”, he said adding that as per their information 4-5 leaders have entered the district but without arms.

He further said that so far security forces have arrested 33 Jehadis from various locations in lower Assam districts and some of the cadres are in West Bengal and few are in Barpeta district.

Shyamal Prasad Saikia, SP, Kokrajhar said that thed arrested four NDFB-S linkmen were involved in extortion cases. 

“They demanded money from Bodo community people in the me of movement of the NDFB,” he said.

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