Security forces on Sunday night unearthed the hideout of a newly formed militant group, Karbi Liberation Peoples Force (KLPF) and apprehended at least six cadres and two linemen of the outfit group in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district, police said on Monday.
Assam police IGP (L&O) SN Singh said following a tip-off, police and 8th Jat Regiment of the Army jointly launched an operation in the Jilangsu area near Gandhipur in the hill district on Sunday night, where the militant group was hiding.
“When troops reached the remote area, militants started firing upon the security personnel and bullets were exchanged. After the encounter, security forces arrested six militants and two linemen of the outfit group,” the top police official said.
The militant cadres were identified as Rakesh Ingti, Andres Teron, Biru Teron, John Teron, Babu Teron and Rupsingh Kro.
Security forces also apprehended two linemen identified as Mohan Teron and Biren Ingti.
During the operation, security personnel recovered two point 22 pistols with two magazines, 12 rounds of ammunition, one 9mm pistol with magazine, three rounds of ammunition, six UGBL grenades, seven mobile phones, 30 SIM cards, two pen drives, and letter pads of the outfit group from them.
The police and Army have been much more active in the are, over the past few weeks, since the massacre of over 80 Adivasi people.