North East

RNLA C-in-C, NDFB(S) terrorist apprehended



The Indian Army and Assam Police launched an operation on specific intelligence from the Military Intelligence agencies and as a result of a swift and well planned operation, the team apprehended a Rabha National Liberation Army (RNLA) terrorist, identified as Deepak Rabha @ Poko, self styled Commander in Chief of RNLA.

NDFBs TerroristThe terrorist was apprehended in the wee hours of 06 February, from Chirang District of Assam. The team had got an input about his presence and laid a well planned trap, which culminated in his apprehension. One 7.65mm Pistol, some Ammunition and a Hand Grenade were recovered from him. The terrorist is wanted in a case of IED placed at the railway track near Krishnai in February 15, for a suspected attack on an Army convoy in 2013 and for various extortion and other subversive activities. He is known to have linkages with Drishti Rajkhowa of ULFA (I) and has been trained with the 4th batch of ULFA (I).

While a day Before based on specific information, the Indian Army and Assam Police launched an operation in Kokrajhar District. Acting on the input received, the Team tactically cordoned the village Gorebil. When the terrorist noticed the team, he tried to run but was swiftly apprehended.

The terrorist has been identified as Lothen Basumatary @ Birai, age 42. He is wanted by the Police in relation to the December 14 Adivasi carnage and is a self styled Section Commander of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland [NDFB(S)]. One 7.65mm Pistol and some ammunition has been recovered from him.


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