By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar ( Assam) ,Mar 29: A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered today at Ranganala under Saraibil police outpost in Kokrajhar district.
The arms and ammunition were recovered after a search operation carried out by Kokrajhar police on getting inputs about the movement of arms and ammunition by newly floated National Liberation Front of Boroland (NLFB) militants.
During the search operation, police also busted a camp inside the Ripu Reserve forest area.
The temporary camp was made by NLFB militant outfit inside the deep jungles and were able to recover a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area.
The recovered arms and ammunition included three AK 56 series riffle, three magazine,157 live ammunition, dry rice, kerosene along some objectionable items .
Additional DGP and in-charge IGP of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Dr L R Bishnoi told reporters that the police have recovered the arms and ammunition from the deep jungle area along the Indo-Bhutan border under Gossaigaon subdivision.
He informed that all the seized items belonged to the NLFB cadres as around 30 members of the former NDFB have returned to the jungles with arms and the outfit is led by M Batha.
He added that the NLFB cadres are also in the process to recruit new members .
Dr Bishnoi claimed that another group of the NLFB is presently camping along the Arunachal Pradesh border under the leadership of Boko,who was a former NDFB member.
He appealed to the NLFB militants to return to the mainstream for peace and harmony in the society.
Meanwhile, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta visited Green Field Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar today to review the preparation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kokrajhar on April1.
PM Modi is visiting in Kokrajhar on April 1 to address an election meeting for candidates of UPPL-BJP-GSP combine .
Around 2 Iakh people are expected to participate in the rally.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also be addressing an election rally in Chirang on March 31 .
DGP Mahanta informed that a total 87 paramilitary companies will be be deployed across the four districts of BTR during the assembly elections.
He said that a strict watch is being maintained on the militant outfits in the region and police have initiated strong steps against the militant outfits