FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BONGAIGAON, January 11: In another major achievement, twelve Bodo militants were on Sunday arrested from three places in the State along the intertiol border with Bhutan, a day after an insurgent involved in the massacre of adivasis was shot dead.
The cadres of the anti–talk faction of the tiol Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were arrested in Chirang district in operations jointly carried out by Assam Police, the Central Reserve Police Force and the Sashastra Seema Bal.
Sources said that they were being interrogated to ascertain their links with the recent violence in three districts.
Four AK–56 rifles, five pistols, one .303 rifle, one .315 rifle, 12 magazines, four gredes and 784 rounds of ammunition were seized from them.
Security forces on Saturday gunned down Jeblang alias Jagat Basumatary, platoon commander of the NDFB in Kokrajhar district, who was involved in firing in Pakriguri area in Kokrajhar on December 23 that left over 30 people dead. Police on Friday arrested seven NDFB militants from Kokrajhar, including two who were involved in the killings.