Six Militants Caught in Assam, Trader Abducted From Hojai


Guwahati, July 30 : Security forces apprehended six hardcore cadres including five cadres of the anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam on Wednesday, police said.

According to reports, security forces apprehended four hardcore cadres of NDFB (Sangbijit) at Hatibandha village under Kokrajhar police station in the BTAD district on Wednesday.

“The militants were nabbed when they were going to a rubber estate for demanding money,” Assam police ADGP A P Raut said.

In separate incident, police apprehended another NDFB (S) cadre at Bijni in Chirang district.

The militant was identified as Ranjan Goyari.

“The militant had been trying to lob a hand grenade at Panbari Bazar (Market),” Chirang SP Majibur Rahman said.

In another case, Karbi Anglong police had apprehended a KNLA militant, Bir Singh Rongphar in the Uttar Borbill area of the hill district.

In a separate incident, a suspected militant had abducted a trader Sree Prakash Gupta from Hojai town in Nagaon district on Tuesday night.

The local Police launched a search operation to trace the abducted trader.

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