KOKRAJHAR/TEZPUR, Jan 9 � In a major breakthrough, security forces apprehended 9 NDFB(S) cadres along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. Seven of them were arrested in Kokrakhar district today, while the other two were nabbed at Gohpur last night.
Our Kokrajhar Correspondent reports: Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent of Police Surjeet Singh Panesar said that security forces, following a tip-off, carried out an operation in Thaisuguri forest under Kachugaon Police Station along the Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar and nabbed seven NDFB(S) cadres, including a self-style second in-command of Kokrajhar platoon of the outfit. Police recovered an AK-47 rifle, a HK-33 rifle, a M-16 rifle, 6 magazines, 4 pistols (9mm) with 300 ammunition, four grenades, four bags of medicines and camouflages dresses buried in the forest area.
The ASP said that these cadres were directly involved in the Pakriguri killing incidence on December 23, as well as in the killing of people on National Highway 31 on January 17 last year.
He added that the weapons recovered were those displayed by the outfit in June last year in a jungle near Khausi Bazaar under Serfanguri Police Station to electronic media channels.
The arrested cadres were identified as Milan Mushahary @ Mithinga (self-style second in-command of Kokrajhar platoon of NDFB(S), Gautam Moholia, Joyanta Muchahary, Bina Basumatary, Swamkar Brahma @ Khurai, Khanda Narzary and Deuthwai Basumatary.
Our Tezpur Correspondent adds: Two hardcore National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit faction) cadres were apprehended last night from Rongpur village, said Gohpur SDPO Rupam Phukanthe. Police recovered a .22 pistol, a magazine and 6 bullets.