The arrested NDFB-S rebels along with the arms recovered by security forces in Chirang Credit: EastMojo image

Kokrajhar: Continuing with their counter-insurgency operation strategies, security forces apprehended three rebels of the National Democratic Front of Boroland – Saoraigwra (NDFB-S) along with arms from a deep jungle area along the India-Bhutan border area in Assam’s Chirang district on Monday evening.

According to police sources, based on a specific intelligence about movement of NDFB-S rebels inside Chirang reserve forest near Bhutan border in Chirang district, a joint operation was launched by the Indian Army, CRPF COBRA unit and Chirang police on Monday evening and were able to apprehend three cadets of the banned militant outfit along with arms.

The apprehended rebels were identified as Naren Basumatary, Dwhwo Daimary and Sayaram Basumatary, all hailing from Chirang district.

A pistol, four live ammunitions, a magazine and a mobile handset were recovered from their possession.

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In another place, Bijni police recovered an AK series rifle at Damugaon village under Panbari police outpost in Chirang.

The AK series rifle recovered from Damugaon village under Panbari police outpost in Chirang district of Assam

Chirang police in association with Bijni police conducted a search operation against the militant outfit at Damugaon village on Tuesday morning and were able to recover the arms with magazine. However, no arrests have been made so far for involvement in the arms recovery.

“The operation is a result of high alertness level, swift action and co-ordinated efforts of the security forces. This is a major setback to the militant group and has dealt a severe blow to the efforts in extortion in Chirang district. This operation will go a long way in enhancing the safety of the civilians and weaken the backbone of dreaded organisation NDFB-S,” said a senior police officer.

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