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1040 militants of five outfits surrender before Assam CM in Guwahati Assam
Image Credit: Sarbananda Sonowal Twitter Handle

1040 militants of five outfits surrender before Assam CM in Guwahati

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Feb 2021, 09:28 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: A total of 1040 militants of five different outfits based in Assam’s Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday laid down their arms in Guwahati.

During arms laying ceremonial function held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati, the insurgents belonging to People's Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation (KLNLF), Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT), Kuki Liberation Front (KLF), United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA) laid down their arms before Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief Tuliram Ronghang, MP Horen Sing Bey and other senior officials of the Assam government, Assam police and Indian army were also present in the programme.

The insurgents deposited 338 weapons including AK series rifles, guns, pistols, grenades, large number of ammunition, explosives before the Assam Chief Minister.

Earlier on January 23 last year, a total of 644 militants of eight militant groups laid down their arms in Guwahati.

According to the Assam police since 2016, over six thousand militants from different militants groups had surrendered and deposited 1034 numbers of arms, 17728 rounds of ammunition, 513 grenades, 77 IEDs, 5373 detonators, 111 kg explosives and around Rs 74.54 lakh in cash.