From Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar(Assam),May 8: In a major breakthrough,security forces belonging to Indian army and Assam Police nabbed seven hard-core cadres of Kamatapur Liberation Organisation(KLO) including the most wanted Myanmar trained and self styled second lieutenant and area commander of Lower Assam from Chakrasila Reserve forest area in Assam’s Kokrajhar district late last night.
On Thursday night Indian Army unit based at Kokrajhar & district police of Kokrajhar launched a joint operation on bases of the input received about Kamatapur Liberation Organisation recruitment module operational in Chakrasila Reserve forest area in Kokrajhar district .
The security forces team’s were able to bust the KLO recruitment racket and seven militants of KLO were arrested .
The recruitment was being done by most the wanted cadre, who has been identified as Lankeshwar Koch alias Lambu. Koch is Myanmar trained self styled second lieutenant & Area Commander of Lower Assam, along with four Bangladesh trained and two locally trained cadres.
According to sources most of the recruited were unemployed & uneducated youths.
“The cadres were nabbed when they came to attend a meeting inside the forest”, a senor army official said .
A huge quantity of weapons and war like stores were recovered from the militants which includes 7 Pistols, seven live ammunition and 22 empty cartridges.
The arrest of the seven cadres and busting of recruitment racket has given a severe blow to the anti social motives of KLO which has been trying hard to gain foothold after the surrender of NDFB.
“The operation of this magnitude & coordinated efforts of police & armed forces will help in lowering the morale of these organizations and put them on back foot and ensure peace in Kokrajhar”, an army official added.
The arrested cadres have been identified as Sukit Barman(Batabari), Sanjit Barman(No 2 Mowamari),Mamin Ray( Ambartal), Biplob Barman(Ambartal), Panchanon Ray( Charaikhola) and Gautam Ray( Charaikhola).