By: Our Bureau Chief
Kokrajhar(Assam): In a stepped up counter insurgency operations against militant outfits in lower Assam districts,including BTAD,security forces apprehended two National Democratic Front of Assam (NDFB)-S cadres in Haltugaon forest area near Jharbari in Kokrajhar district on Wednesday early morning.
A joint team of security forces belonging to Assam Police, 3rd Rajput battalion,64th battalion of SSB and CRPF Cobra, carried out an operation against militants along the Haltugaon forest area starting from Ride No. 7 upto Ride No. 13 under Serfanguri PS in Kokrajhar district.
During the search opertaions the operational party observed movement of two suspected persons. On being challenged, they(NDFB-S cadres) surrendered before the operational party in the area. During spot interrogation, they confessed to be members of NDFB(S) and were active for past few years in the region.
They were identified as Konjit Basumatary alias B Khamdw and Swmkwr Basumatary, both active members of the NDFB (S).
Konjit Basumatary, a 42 batch Myanmar trained cadre of NDFB(S) recently intruded into Kokrajhar district to carry out subversive activities.
A 7.65 pistol, one revolver, seven live ammunition,two-mobile handsets and cash amounting to Rs.1400 was recovered from their possession.
‘Strict security vigil and operations have been intensified in the district’,said a highly placed police official.
On Tuesday,one NDFB-S cadre was arrested from Goreswar in Baksa area along with arms.