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Rebels still active in border pockets: DGP

Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 25: Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay has said that insurgents are still active in some pockets along Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Bhutan borders even as their activities are on the ebb in the State as a whole.  
Talking to newsmen in Guwahati on Wednesday, Sahay said: “Our operation is to continue in those areas to nab insurgent leaders.”
Since Sunday last, the Army has been carrying out a massive hunt engaging helicopters and deploying security personnel to catch two senior NDFB(S) leaders – G Bidai and Batha – in Chirang district and Manas Reserve Forest. Acting on specific tip-off about the presence of G Bidai and Batha, Army units from Kokrajhar and Chirang districts, in association with SSB, jointly launched an operation in Chirang district and the reserve forest along the Indo-Bhutan border.
On the lengthening investigation into the cash-for-job scam in the APSC, Sahay said: “It depends on the reports of Forensic Science Laboratory on answer sheets and other papers as to how long the investigation will go on. The laboratory feels shortage of manpower.”
Sahay said: “The special court has already given permission for prosecution of 22 of the arrested civil servants. Investigation into the cases will go on.”  

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