SHILLONG, Feb 15 � The prime suspect behind some of the deadliest bombings in Assam, Mathuram Brahma alias Mudoi of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Mudoi, a self-styled sergeant major of the NDFB was arrested by Meghalaya police from village Rangsana in Ri-Bhoi district bordering Assam on February 10.
�Meghalaya police would hand over Mudoi to Assam police for interrogation. Subsequently, he would be handed over to the CBI for further probe whether he was involved in the bombings in Assam over the past few years,� Claudia A Lyngwa, Ri-Bhoi district�s Superintendent of Police said.
Mudoi is suspected to be behind the serial bomb blasts in Guwahati on October 30, 2008 that left many people dead and several more injured.
The militant is also suspected to be involved in the Sonitpur district bombing and the kidnapping of an Indian Forest Service officer in Arunachal Pradesh, Vilas Warkare last year.
Besides Mudoi, Meghalaya police�s Special Operations Team arrested Lachit Boro alias Langana, the �commander� of the NDFB�s �eastern command� in Assam�s Sonitpur district and Nichiram Basumatary, Nakul Boro and Dharmeswar Brahma.
Lachit Boro is said to be involved in the murder of Raymond Philip Diengdoh, on November 2007. Diengdoh was a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Meghalaya. Meghalaya police got three days custody to question Lachit Boro for his alleged role in the murder of the police officer.
�Boro is the prime suspect in the killing of Raymond during an encounter between Meghalaya police and the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and the NDFB,� Lyngwa said. Raymond was posthumously awarded India�s highest peace time gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra.
All the militants, police say, crossed over to India from Bangladesh and were hiding in Ri-Bhoi district. Police say they will investigate the nexus between the NDFB, HNLC and Garo National Liberation Army.
Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh with several parts remaining unfenced. The militants taking advantage of this porous and hostile border region have been managing to sneak in and out of India.