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NDFB-S rebels held in Kokrajhar jungle

Kokrajhar: Despite counter insurgency operations, rebels are moving without any hindrance in BTAD areas if repeated encounters, arrest of NDFB(S) are any indication.


Security forces claimed  to have arrested two NDFB-S rebels during a combing operation in Kokrajhar on Wednesday. Acting on some inputs army, police and para military forces launched a combing operation inside the dense jungle of


Haltugaon forest area near Jharbari  where two rebels were caught. Identified as Konjit Basumatary alias B Khamdw and Swmkwr Basumatary they confessed to have been working for NDFB(S). A 7.65 pistol, one revolver, seven live ammunitions, 2-mobile handsets and cash Rs.1400 recovered from their possession

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30 Aug 2017 - 10:30pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The differences between BJP and BPF seems to have been widening on every passing day. The saffron party wants to take the grip in BTAD areas while the regional party is averse to allow it to happen.

Addressing a press conference in Kokrajhar on Wednesday, BPF chief took on state BJP president Ranjit Das saying that he need not be worried about BTAD. “You only think of the areas beyond BTAD. How will you conquer BTAD in 2020?

“If they (BJP) say that they will conquer BTC, then BPF will also be bound to say that they will also have to conquer whole of Assam. It is BPF’s alliance with the BJP that made them win and such statement by the president of the party is very unfortunate,” his added.