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Hardcore NDFB(R) cadre held at Tangla:Arms recovered

One hardcore NDFB (R)cadre,Niranjan Basumatari,alias Genda,alias B.Sudeb,alias B. Najathap, alias Kultha, son of Rupen Basumatari of village Nalbari under Udalguri police station has been apprehended at Ratanpur,Tangla on July 16 at 8.30 PM. On receiving specific information, an contingent of Assam Police (Udalguri) 149 BN CRPF (B COY) led joint by Satyajit Nath,Addl. SP,Udalguri and TR Pegu, SDPO, Bhergaon,conducted the operation to nab the hardcore NDFB district money collector with a 7.65 mm pistol,15 rounds of ammunition,money receipts and a mobile handset.According to the apprehended NDFB cadre,he had joined the outfit in 2006.He also revealed before the investigating officer that there had been 60 numbers of NDFB ® cadres operating in Udalguri district.( most of them in Mazbat Revenue Circle area,numbering 20-25).He further confessed to have collected an amount of Rs.18,60,000 himself in the district during this year.The arrest of the cadre has been considered to be a major success of the Udalguri police on the eve of the ensuing I-Day.

Consequent to his arrest, the 315 Field Regiment (KARGIL) launched massive follow up operations at various places within Udalguri districts. During one such search operation and based on the information extracted from the apprehended cadres, the army unit recovered two 7.62 mm SLR Rifles with a huge cache of ammunitions from the thick under growth area of Mazbat (Majuli) along the banks of river Dhansiri near India- Bhutan- Arunachal tri-junction. The intelligence sources reveal that the militant group was trying to transfer these weapons from Rangapara to Baksa for further handing it over to the Bidwai group.

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