Tinsukia: Under sustained pressure from police and security forces, at around 9.58 pm on 18 July 2019, one ULFA (I) cadre laid down arms and surrendered before the joint team in Tinsukia.
The apprehended ULFA (I) cadre was identified as SS Lance Corporal Inderjeet Gogoi (29) alias Tez Axom, a resident of Basa Gaon of Sadia District, Chapkohwa Police Station.
As per police sources, Inderjeet was the cadre of ULFA(I) Trg Batch-2013.
Furthermore, the Security forces also seized a 9 mm Pistol (Factory made) along with one magazine and 5 live round of 9mm bullets from his possession.
Earlier, three ULFA (I) cadres had surrendered in front of Security Forces (Tinsukia Police & Army) on the same day at Talpathar under the Bordumsa Police Station in Tinsukia District of Assam.
As per reports, the cadres who surrendered before the security forces have been identified as self-styled Sgt Maj Nirab Axom alias Joydeep Moran (33), active since 2006; self-styled L/Cpl Uddipon Axom alias Karunjoti Chetia (26), active since 2014; and self-styled Pvt Latumoni Axom alias Poklash Das (25), active since 2010.
The security forces also recovered 149 x 7.62mm live rounds from their possession.
It may also be mentioned that following the onslaught against the militants of Northeast, the ULFA (I) rebels were reported to be in disarray and disillusioned. Earlier, Monikanta Sonowal (21) alias Adarsha Asom of Bormaithong in Tinsukia district and many more hardcore cadres managed to escape from the ULFA (I) Myanmar camp and accordingly surrendered before the security forces.
Assam Police also mentioned during a press conference that due to the intensified operation by the Myanmar Army, the rebels have been changing their camps often and whoever is getting an opportunity, is trying to flee Myanmar and surrender.