Maoist Member Arrested in Guwahati

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Security forces apprehended a maoist cadre in Guwahati on Saturday, police said.

Following a tip-off, Guwahati city police had launched an operation at Kahilipara Krishnanagar area in the city and nabbed the left wing extremist.

The apprehended militant was identified as Prasanna Rabha alias Dibakar Rabha alias Pranab Rabha alias Lambu.

Assam Police IGP of Central-Western Range Dr LR Bisnoi said the nabbed CPI(M) cadre a the political wing member and a district committee member.

Meanwhile, the left wing extremist revealed a new militant group had recently formed under maoist in Meghalaya.

A new militant group All Meghalaya Liberation Tiger Force (AMLTF) recently formed in Garo hills of Meghalaya under CPI(M) and the outfit group has continued its recruitment drive in Meghalaya and some parts of Assam.

Assam Police arrested six left wing extremists including a women cadre in the state in past three weeks.

On May 7, police arrested a central committee member of CPI(M) Anukul Chandra Naskar alias Pareshji from a hotel in Silchar.

The Assam Police IGP said on April 26, Guwahati city police arrested two hardcore cadres of CPI(M) at Jorabat area of Guwahati and apprehended a women cadre at Udalbakra area in the city on May 16.

In addition, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Googi on Saturday said maoists had spread up its organizational activities in the state and continuing recruitment drive.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.