NEW DELHI, Aug 17 - In a significant development, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Santius Kujur has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to eliminate the Songbijit faction of NDFB.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Congress Rajya Sabha MP, who belongs to the tea tribe community, highlighted the illegal activities of the NDFB (S) faction and said that it has fought a secessionist war against the Government for establishment of a sovereign Bodoland.
In May, the Government had attributed a similar attack on Muslim migrants to NDFB (S). The December attack, described as one of the worst massacre in the history of the North East, led to widespread protests by the tribal people. The protest turned violent leading to three more deaths in the hands of the police.
In December last, a series of attacks by militants resulted in the death of more than 76 people in Assam. The Government of India declared the launch of �Operation All Out� to eliminate the Bodo militants and deployed as many as 9,000 Armymen and CRPF, Kujur said.
After the attack, various relief camps were opened, though the Government was unable to provide proper medication, food and other necessary items to the inmates. The chief of NDFB(S), IK Songbijit and deputy chief of NDFB(S), G Bidai alias Bishnu Goyari are still absconding.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that the NDFB(S) faction can launch an attack anywhere in Assam as they are armed with modern weapons and have the support of other militant groups. If the Government calls off the operation, the militants are likely to launch multiple attacks.
�I shall be grateful if you intervene in the matter to eliminate NDFB(S) from the country and catch the main accused,� Kujur said.