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NDFB(S) militant held in Nagaland; Korean notes recovered

Accused recently entered Kohima for recruitment of new members; act as a ‘link man’ between the Bodo separatist outfit and Naga insurgent group NSCN(K)

Guwahati: A militant belonging to the banned Bodo separatist outfit NDFB(S) was arrested from Kohima in Nagaland, along with an accomplice, during an operation launched by security forces on Wednesday.

While the arrested rebel has been identified as Biki Basumatary of Sonitpur in Assam, his accomplice has been identified as Nerswn Narzary of Kokrajhar, also in Assam. A mobile phone along with Rs 1,000 worth of wons (Korean currency) were also recovered from their possession.

On being questioned, the NDFB(S) rebel revealed that he was trained at the outfit’s Thulu camp in Myanmar for three years between 2014 and 2017.

The accused recently entered Kohima for recruitment of new members and also to act as a ‘link man’ between NDFB(S) and Naga insurgent group NSCN(K) under specific instructions from his higher-ups. He was also responsible for arranging transportation of the new recruits to enter Myanmar through Kohima for training.