Kokrajhar, July 27: Rajen Singh, Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police, said that based on the lead given by apprehended NDFB(S) cadre of 39th batch, Dikum Basumatary alias B.Dehrasart and overground worker (OGW) Jibiar Basumatary, a joint operation was launched by Kokrajhar District Police and 12 Sikh Li Army last on July 25 in Khalasi area, north-west of Jharbari under Serfanguri Police Station and multiple ambushes were laid in the jungle area.
He said that the ambush party noticed suspicious movement of a person. The ambush party challenged the suspected person but he tried to run away. He was, however, apprehended and on spot interrogation, the identity of the person was revealed as Deepak Brahma alias B. Daphungwn, aged 28 years and son of Rasam Brahma of Bongshijhora under Bogribari police station in Kokrajhar. He was a hardcore NDFB(S) cadre of the 39th batch. One hand grenade of Chinese origin and a mobile phone with three Vodafone SIM cards were recovered from him.
On being led by him, the joint operation team further conducted search in the area as pointed out by the apprehended cadre and recovered one 5.56mm M-16 Rifle (made in USA) with one magazine and 11 live rounds. Singh said that Deepak was involved in extortion, recruitment of new cadres and other subversive activities in Kokrajhar district. He had been continuously trying to carry out disruptive activities in the run-up to Independence Day.