Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bodo militants arrested in Navi Mumbai


Navi Mumbai: The state antiterrorism squad arrested three National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants from Navi Mumbai on Friday evening. The militants are suspected to have played a key role in the Assam massacre on December 23 last year, in which over 74 people were killed. They were working in a cold storage in Taloja, said police sources.The trio, suspected to be commanders of the outfit, was wanted in a case of kidnapping, criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation in Sonitpur district, Assam.

 Himanshu Roy , additional director-general of police and ATS chief, confirmed the arrests.“We got information that they were hiding in Navi Mumbai, and in a joint operation, arrested the suspects. The ATS is in touch with Assam police,“ said Roy . Those arrested include Bisho alias Ansai Songa Basumatary (22), Swamkhwr Basumatary (20) and Purno Narzary (19). They will be produced before a court on Saturday .“As per information, they were staying separately at Pawanegaon and Tondregaon but working together at Taloja in a cold storage. We kept an eye, monitored their activities and gathered information before arresting them,“ said an officer. The trio is also wanted in a case registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The Times of India, April 4, 2014

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