TINSUKIA, March 19 - Seven ultras belonging to the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) surrendered before the security forces at Tarani Reserve Forest under Pengeree Police Station at 7.30 pm on Monday.
The security forces also recovered seven rifles of AK and HK series along with a huge cache of ammunition. Giving a brief on the episode before the media at the office of the Superintendent of Police here today, Dipak Kedia, IGP (Law and Order), Assam Police said that it was a great success for the security forces in the pre-election period.
He stated that as per an intelligence report, a group of ULFA (I) militants sneaked into the district with a motive to trigger a major subversive act in the district and, accordingly, Tinsukia Police and Army columns of 21 Para and 23 Punjab Regiments began an operation to check the militant group.
Due to the pressure put by the security forces, the ultra group was compelled to confine themselves in the Tarani Reserve Forest and, ultimately, they had to surrender.
The surrendered militants are � (1) SS Sgt Brindaban Moran @ Barun Asom @ Bipul, 34 yrs, s/o Mineswer Moran of Simoluguri Gaon, Nabajyoti, Bordumsa PS, (2) Lnc Cpl Manjit Moran @ Basanta Asom @ Majit 29 yrs, s/o Lt Tetera Moran of Tarani Gaon, Pengeree PS, (3) Dhaneswer Moran @ Sajjan Asom @ Tutu, 31 yrs, s/o Tipeswer Moran of Ritu Kathalguri Gaon, Pengeree PS, (4) Lnc Cpl Lobhit Gohain @Utpal Asom @ Lepa, 26 yrs, s/o Parbeswer Gohain of Ritukathalguri Gaon, Pengeree PS, (5) Lnc Cpl Sanjit Moran @ Sekharjyoti Asom, 25 yrs, s/o Lt Ranjit Moran of Na Kathalguri Gaon, Bordumsa PS, (6) Lnc Cpl Satrubon Dahotia @ Ninja Asom, 27 yrs, s/o Dhiren Dahotia of No. 3 Barali Gaon, Kakopathar PS, (7) Diganta Moran @ Amar Asom, 29 yrs, s/o Debeswer Moran of Tekeri Gaon, Pengeree PS.
Further, the security forces recovered 3 AK 81 rifles with 6 magazines, 2 HK 33 rifles with 6 magazines and one AK 56 rifle with 5 magazines, 326 rounds of 7.62 mm, 232 rounds of 5.56 mm, 59 rounds of 9 mm live cartridges and one hand-grenade from the area.
The press meet was also attended by Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Siladitya Chetia and high-ranking Army and police officers of the district.
Meanwhile, security forces have intensified their operations along the Arunachal Pradesh and Assam border to check militants sneaking into the area from Myanmar.