GUWAHATI, Dec 5 � Though Ranjan Daimary faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) has declared a unilateral cease-fire and expressed its desire to come for talks, the Government of India is yet to take any decision on suspension of operations against the outfit.
Official sources told The Assam Tribune that a close watch is being maintained on the activities of the members of the outfit for some time before taking any decision on suspension of operation against the members of the NDFB (R).
Sources said that if the NDFB(R) is really serious about talks with the Government, members of the outfit should desist from indulging in any kind of unlawful activities. But in recent times, a number of members of the outfit have been apprehended with weapons in different parts of the State.
Security reports indicate that members of the outfit are also indulging in extortions in areas where they have presence and there have also been instances NDFB(R) members indulging in extortions in parts of Arunachal Pradesh.
The NDFB(R) is also maintaining bases in Myanmar along with the hardline faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), NSCN (K) and Manipur based militant groups and the commander-in-chief of the outfit, Sanbijit is still staying in Myanmar.
But the most disturbing fact is that the NDFB(R) is making efforts to strengthen its armoury. Sources said that a recent intelligence report indicated that Sanbijit recently requested ULFA leader Paresh Baruah to provide 50 AK series rifles, but it is still not known whether the NDFB(R) would pay any money to the ULFA for the weapons. Sources pointed out that the hardline faction of the ULFA now has more weapons than cadres and it would not be difficult for the outfit to provide weapons to other friendly groups like the NDFB.