Diphu / Chirang
Based on information from Army intelligence unit, troops of the Red Horns Divison carried out operations in East Karbi Anglong district of Assam along with police. The swift and surgically executed operation led to the apprehension of Binod Gowla who is the SS Deputy C-in-C and one cadre of National Socialist Council of Adivasi (NSCA). One 7.65 mm pistol, grenade and ammunition from recovered from the duo who had been carrying out extortion and unlawful activities. NSCA is one of the fringe outfits which has been harassing locals and is involved in extortion. The recent successful operations by the Army have managed to stem the rise of any fringe group in Karbi Anglong.
In an another operation based on intelligence input about NDFB(S) terrorists in West Daisamguri in Chirang District, a joint operation was launched by Army with Assam Police in the wee hours of 15 September. In the operation a locally trained terrorist of NDFB(S), Hwbtasad Brahma @ Darga @ Jathi (age 20) was apprehended alongwith one pistol and ammunition. Individual was allegedly carrying out extortion on behalf of NDFB(S) & forwarding details of potential extortion targets to senior leaders of the group in Myanmar. He has also been involved in providing Weapons & Ammunition to terrorists of NDFB(S). The success will further weaken the extortion chain of NDFB(S).