Top Maoist leader, two associates held in Golaghat
Absconding Aditya Bora was in touch with politicians
Golaghat/ Guwahati, October 1: Aditya Bora, a top Maoist leader, who disappeared after securing bail in 2011, has been arrested by Golaghat police along with two other associates.
Aditya (41) was arrested from Khakandaguri area under Dergaon police station on Wednesday night. The other two accused are Uttam Hazarika and Bindo Bora. The police recovered a 9 mm pistol with 12 rounds active ammunition and some objectioble materials from their possession.
Hailing from Betoni Gaon under Borbam police station of Dibrugarh, Aditya told police that he was in touch with various tiolist organizations and politicians of the State.
Police say Aditya alias Baba had been involved in furthering the Maoist network in eight districts – Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Barak valley.
He was earlier a member of the Assam Students' Youth Organization (ASYO) before joining the Maoist movement in 2009. He went to Orissa thereafter, but was arrested in Jharkhand in 2011.
He was lodged in Dibrugarh jail but he secured bail after seven months.
Aditya Bora was the brain behind the formation of the Upper Assam Leading Committee (Maoist) where he was desigted as the chief organizer.
A number of arrested Maoists in the State have been doing the vanishing act. Over two dozen red rebels arrested and later released on bail, remain untraced.
Aditya Bora has several cases registered against him in Tingkhong police station of Dibrugarh and Borpathar police station of Golaghat. One case against him is that of arms stching from security men at Dibrugarh in November, 2011.
Intelligence agencies have compiled a list of over 150 mes who could be working for Maoists in Assam.
Suspected Maoists shot dead an AGP leader – Bhupen Tamuli – at Golaghat in February this year.