Incidents and Statements involving NDFB:
December 26: NDFB-PTF extended its
full support to the PJACBM which has declared indefinite economic
blockade on all the national highways from January 1, 2013, in demand
of the early solution of the separate State of Bodoland and to expedite
the political dialogue with the NDFB-PTF.
December 19: SFs killed two suspected
militants of NDFB-IKS, at no. 1 Thakampur under the Kachugaon Police
Station in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered two pistols and two
grenades from their procession. The dead bodies are yet to be identified.
December 17: BNC appealed to the
Centre to release arrested NDFB-RD leader Ranjan Daimary and expediting
the peace process with the NDFB-RD as well as NDFB-PTF for a solution
to the Bodo problem.
On the recent report of the split
in the NDFB-RD, the BNC statement said, "The BNC stands for peace
and unity and does not want further division of the NDFB. At the same
time, we appeal to all stakeholders to join hands".
December 15: UHM has extended the
ban on ULFA and NDFB under the Unlawful Prevention Act.
December 6: NDFB-PTF has welcomed
the statement of UHM Sushil Kumar Shinde in the Lok Sabha
(Lower House) to convene an all party meeting to discuss the issue
of granting separate Statehood to Telangana in the last part of
this month and also urged him to include the issue of Bodoland.
December 4: The "officer-in-charge,
eastern command" of the NDFB-RD, "Captain" B. Jwngsher, on December
4 extended his support to Ranjan Daimary alias D.R. Nabla. In a
statement issued, "Captain" B. Jwngsher, termed the Interim National
Council formed under the chairmanship of I.K. Songbijit illegal
December 1: PJACBM, an umbrella
body of 47 organisations, in an executive meeting on December 1
decided to intensify the demand for separate State of Bodoland.
The PJACBM also threatened that it would call an economic blockade
from January 1, 2013 for indefinite period beginning with a 72 hours
economic blockade from December 10, 2012. The main demands of the
PJACBM are expedition of NDFB-PTF-Central Government peace talks
and creation of a separate State of Bodoland.
November 27: ABSU on appealed to
the newly appointed 'Interim Chairman' of the NDFB-I.K. Songbijit,
I. K Songbijit, and his team not to break the atmosphere which they
created to enter into the ceasefire agreement after splitting in
the year 2008.
November 26: NDFB-I.K. Songbijit
warned that Security Forces' 'inhuman and uncivilized acts' are
not stopped immediately; the NDFB will retaliate in a fitting manner.
November 24: Security Forces arrested
Naina Goyary (25), wife of senior NDFB leader Bishnu Goyary alias
G. Bidai, the 'deputy chief' of Bodoland Army of NDFB (Songbijit)
from Mainapwthar under Gobardona Police Station in Salbari sub-division
in Baksa District. Police said the team recovered two hand grenades
and 10 AK-47 rifles.
November 23: SFs arrested four suspected
NDFB cadres in the Bijni Police Station area in Chirang District.
The militants were identified as Kalicharan Daimary, (48), Purno
Boro, (45), Burachalata Basumatary, (45) and Mohen Boro, (28). SFs
recovered three handmade rifles and sharp weapons from them.
November 20: NDFB-RD headed for
a split led by 'chief' of Boroland Army (the armed wing of the faction),
with I.K. Songbijit announcing the formation of a nine member "interim
national council". Further, Songbijit appointed himself as the "interim
November 16: State Government requested
the Central Government to allot more CAPFs to help check violence
in BTAD. The MHA has advised the State Government to launch a crackdown
against the NDFB-RD and in Dima Hasao to prevent a repeat of BTAD-like
situation there, sources said.
November 14: SFs have arrested seven-suspected
NDFB-RD militants so far in connection with the murder of businessperson
Adilur Rehman. The arrested cadres were identified as Jischay Narzary,
Noas Narzary, Agastian Narzary, Firoj Musahari, Chambaru Basumatari,
Samar Basumatari, David Goyari, Parshuram Basumatari and Manjit
November 13: Suspected militants
belonging to NDFB-RD killed a tea planter, Adilur Rahman, and injured
his bodyguard, Motilal Tirkey, at Harishinga under Itakhola Police
Outpost in Sonitpur District. Following the incident, Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi said operations against the NDFB-RD would be intensified.
"I have directed the security forces to take strong measures against
the anti-talk faction of the NDFB so that we can crush the group."
Unidentified extremists fired at
and killed a labourer and two others at Golagaon under Simla Police
Station in Baksa District. The deceased, Nikleswar Barman, succumbed
to his injuries in hospital while the injured duo, Lankeswar Barman
and Pratap Singh, is undergoing treatment with injuries on their legs.
NDFB-RD is behind the attack. NDFB-RD has however denied its involvement
in the killing incidents of both Baksa and Sonitpur Districts. However,
a source said the two incidents in Sonitpur and Baksa were carried
out by a splinter group of NDFB, which has, so far, refused to join
the peace process.
November 10: Incidents of extortion
in the name of NDFB are on the rise in Baksa District. Miscreants
have called up Doctors and teachers of the District for the purpose.
November 9: The BSF has submitted
the names and locations of the North East militant campus to Bangladesh
during the border-coordinated meeting between the BSF and BGB held
at Sylhet from November 5 to 8. BSF PRO, Ravi Gandhi, said, "We
have given them all the details and they have assured us of taking
action against the insurgents."BSF also raised the issues including
the presence of insurgent groups like GNLA, HNLC, NDFB and NLFT
in Bangladeshi territory & efforts to prevent smuggling of FICN.
November 6: Central Government's
peace interlocutor, P.C. Haldar met NDFB-RD 'chairman', Ranjan Daimary
at Guwahati Central Jail. Haldar's discussion with Daimary mainly
focused on starting a formal negotiation between the Centre and
the NDFB faction led by Daimary.
PJACBM has called a 36-hour State
Bandh (shut down strike) from November 9, demanding speeding up of
the dialogue with NDFB-PTF and to solve the Bodoland issue during
the winter session of Parliament.
November 4: SFs in two separate
incidents arrested one militant belonging to NDFB-RD, a surrendered
NDFB cadre and two linkmen of NDFB-RD in Kokrajhar town recently.
October 25: CM Tarun Gogoi said
that the peace process with NDFB was on even though the final stage
is yet to be reached.
October 14: NDFB-RD condemned the
killing of innocent civilians in fake encounters, suspecting links
with the militant outfit. In a press statement, the Information
and Publicity secretary of the NDFB-RD, B Naijab urged the Government
to stop the inhuman killings and initiate discussions to arrive
at a meaningful solution to this issue in the near future. Naijab
said that on October 11, one Lokhan Basumatary of Betna (Rajahat)
village, under Goreswar Police Station, Baksa district was shot
dead by Army personnel in Mongoldoi.
October 13: Difference of opinion
between 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary and 'commander-in-chief' IK Songbijit
is one of the reasons for the delay in starting the formal talks
with the NDFB-RD as the Government is of the view that all members
of the outfit should come forward to join the peace process of fruitful
October 11: Police arrested one
Sankar Rajbongshi, a cadre of NDFB-RD, at Barama in Baksa District.
Sources said the NDFB-RD cadre was arrested near Barama College
Road while he was allegedly extorting money from businessmen in
After signing the MoS with the two
factions of Dima Hasao District based DHD on October 8, the Centre
is now looking forward to a peace agreement with both the factions
of the NDFB. The indication came on October 11 when Centre's interlocutor
and former Intelligence Bureau chief P C Haldar met Ranjan Daimary,
the chief of NDFB-RD, inside Guwahati Central Jail.
October 4: The NDFB is hopeful that
the Government of India will take urgent steps to hold the peaceful
negotiation with all sincerity at the political level for permanent
solution of their long 26 years of struggle for self rule. The Information
and Public Relations Secretary of the NDFB B Naijab said the Indo-Bodoland
problem is a political problem and so, it has to be resolved politically.
Still time is waiting for both the NDFB and the Government of India.
October 2: Security Forces launched
an operation in the general area Junction of Tekang - Tizit River
and arrested two NDFB -ATF cadres. The cadres were identified as
'Corporal' Romal Basumatry, resident of Majunli, Udalguri, Assam
and "Lance Corporal" Anjulis Basumatry.
October 1: Central Government is
planning to start formal talks with the NDFB-RD soon,.Highly placed
sources in the UMHA told the newspaper that the Central Government
is waiting for a formal letter from the State Government to start
the process of talks with the NDFB-RD. Sources said that the Centre's
interlocutor PC Haldar had several rounds of talks with Ranjan Daimary
in Guwahati jail to pave the way for talks with the outfit.
However, UMHA sources said that no
formal decision has yet been taken on releasing Ranjan Daimary on
bail to facilitate talks with the outfit.
September 28: SFs arrested two militants
belonging to NDFB-RD, identified as Jirimia Daimary and Bipul Daimary,
from Udalguri District.
September 21: Union Government has
alerted Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on the resurgence of anti-talks
faction of ULFA-ATF and Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB-RD, taking
advantage of the security gap created by the recent ethnic violence
September 18: SFs arrested four
suspected cadres of the anti talks faction of NDFB-ATF and four
other linkmen from a house in Simaluguri village under Paneri Police
station in Udalguri District. SFs found four AK-56 rifles, four
magazines and 65 rounds of ammunition from their possession.
September 17: Two hand grenades
and as many detonators were recovered from the house of a former
NDFB insurgent identified as Rakesh Bodo at Kotabari village, under
Tamulpur police station in Baksa District.
NDFB cautioned that some third party
has been hatching conspiracy to bring confrontation between the Bodos
and the Adivasis in the region and asked people of both communities
to be watchful over the communal conspirators.
September 15: At a time when anti-foreigner
mood is growing stronger in the state, NDFB-PTF 'general secretary'
Govinda Basumatary said that the Assam Accord was not an appropriate
instrument for detection and deportation of 'aliens', as it did
not have any constitutional validity.
September 12: Sources said that
a group of refugees of Bhutan established contact with the Ranjan
Daimary faction of the NDFB-RD and received training in a camp of
the NDFB in Kachugaon reserve forest area near the Indo-Bhutan border.
So far, the new group has not indulged in any major act of violence,
but it is suspected that members of the group were involved in firing
at five Bhutanese nationals in July, in which one person was killed.
September 6: United Front formed
by northeastern militants in Myanmar and resurgence of their activities
in Bangladesh was on the agenda of a three-day annual DGP Conference
that began in New Delhi.
September 2: NDFB-PTF alleged that
the violence in BTC is an outcome of illegal arms available in the
region. However, NDFB-PTF informed that none of its weapons is out
in the open as they are kept locked in designated camps by the government
and there is no scope of any outflow.
August 28: Central Government's
peace interlocutor PC Halder met the NDFB-RD 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary
inside the Guwahati Central Jail in Sarusajai.
NDFB-RD in a press statement clarified
that the faction is not involved in the BTAD violence and since declaring
ceasefire, they had not fired a single bullet.
August 13: NDFB-RD militant shot
dead a Muslim labourer, and injured three others from West Bengal,
in Chirang District, on the Indo-Bhutan border. All four were returning
from Bhutan, and planned to take a train to their hometown of Malda
in West Bengal.
August 12: NDFB-PTF stated that
creation of Bodoland is the only option to save and protect the
identity of Bodo people who are the sons of the soil of Assam, and
for permanent peace in the region. This is a threat to national
security, the worst sufferers of such infiltration being the indigenous
August 11: Major militant formations
operating in the Northeast called for a general strike on August
15 to boycott Independence Day celebration. However, during the
strike, essential services, emergency measures, media and religious
activities will be exempted. The militant formations that has called
for a general strike, include CorCom of seven rebel organizations
HNLC, KLO, NDFB, NLFT and ULFA-ATF.
August 9: NDFB-PTF has refuted the
allegation of ADGP-SB, Khagen Sharma who reiterated that the e-mail
message regarding the withdrawal of unilateral ceasefire sent to
different media in the name of the NDFB-RD was a handiwork of NDFB-PTF.
August 8: NDFB-PTF condemned the
gruesome communal violence in Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri districts
where hundreds of innocent people were killed and lakhs of people
were displaced. In an e-mail statement, NDFB-PTF, 'Deputy Information
and Publicity Secretary', B Borosa said that the entire incident
was a pre-planned attack against the sons of the soil. Suspected
Bangladeshi nationals as well as some government agents are involved
in the incident, the outfit alleged.
August 5: NDFB-RD said that the
Government should take a tough stand against illegal immigrants
from Bangladesh and mere sealing of border and rehabilitation will
not bring permanent solution.
August 3: NDFB-PTF criticized the
Assam Government for its failure to protect the indigenous people
and warned that NDFB-PTF will not allow any muslim immigrants from
Bangladesh to live in tribal belt and blocks. 'General secretary'
of NDFB-PTF, Gobinda Basumatary cautioned that the violence between
the indigenous people and muslim immigrants would be repeated if
illegal immigrants were not pushed back after updating the NRC,
taking 1951 as base year, and deport them. Basumatary also questioned
as to why the Centre and Assam government are concerned only when
there is conflict with muslims, but why they are not serious when
the clashes take place between Bodos and Adivasis and Dimasa and
July 25: UMHA has warned State government
of a design aimed at to provoke and involve insurgent groups, holding
ceasefire and peace talks with Government, into the ongoing communal
clashes in lower Assam District. The news states that NDFB-RD chief
Ranjan Daimary, who is in judicial custody, has conveyed to its
cadres that peace talks with the government was not more important
than existence of the Bodo community, authoritative security sources
told this newspaper that the "message" implied that the NDFB rebels
should strike to defend the existence of Bodos. Further, referring
to intercepts and field inputs, security sources said that State
Government has also been alerted about the ongoing attempt of minority
leaders to provoke and lure Adivasi rebel groups with financial
backing, who are holding ceasefire with the Government, to join
the ongoing fighting between the two communities.
July 19: Two suspected NDFB militants
identified as Jotha Goyari and Bijon Brahma have been 'arrested'
by the public in Volatol village under Bijni Police Station in Chirang
District and were handed over to the Police in the night. A Police
source informed that among the two militants, Jotha Goyari had been
confirmed as the cadre of NDFB-ATF.
July 17: NDFB-PTF said that the
question of submission of arms does not arise until the MoS is signed.
The NDFB-PTF also dismissed a published news item that the Central
Government has asked the outfit to lay down arms within three months
to ensure progress in the talks process. "
July 16: Central Government ruled
out the demands for creation of a separate Bodoland and has asked
the NDFB-PTF to lay down arms within three months to ensure further
progress in the dialogue process. The NDFB-PTF also demanded that
the autonomous tribal councils of the Rabhas, Tiwas, Hasang, Deori,
Sonowal and Thengal tribes should be brought under the Sixth Schedule.
July 15: Unidentified armed men
abducted a private firm official of a cashew processing firm at
Phulbari near Tikrikilla in West Garo Hills District. The account
manager of the private firm identified as Tolaram Sharma (78) was
going along with three others in a private car to Guwahati when
they were stopped by armed men between Phulbari and Tikrikilla.
On getting the information of his
abduction, Police managed to arrest one person, identified as one
Manik, in this connection. The ULFA and the NDFB regularly use the
area, where the abduction took place, for movement and seeking shelter.
The GNLA also operates in the area.
BTC 'chairman' Hagrama Mohilary urged
the Central Government to start peace talks with NDFB- RD to bring
about lasting peace in the region.
July 14: NDFB-RD militants had placed
an extortion note to Saotal Chuburi Lower Primary School teacher
Putul Das. The School is located in Sonitpur District. Das had filed
a complaint to the Police in this regard. As per the complaint,
M Maithang, 'area commander' of NDFB-RD called up Das and asked
him to pay INR 50,000 once and then INR 20,000 each month for joining
as a teacher in Bodo dominated area.
July 13: SFs killed three suspected
militants of NDFB-RD at Salpara village in Goalpara District.
July 10: Six militants including
four militants belonging to NSCN-K militants, one militant belonging
to ULFA and one NDFB militant surrendered at an Assam Rifles base
in Joyrampur in Tinsukia District. The militants deposited a 9mm
pistol, a .38 revolver, two 7.65 mm pistol and 2.9 kilogram of RDX.
SFs arrested five NDFB-RD, identified
as Fwilao Shaiat Boro, alias Khunsai (26), Nerswn Boro, alias
Norsa, (27), Sensuna Basumatary (24), Bhagya Boro (25), and Pranjul
Basumatary (32), from Chaglijhar Natunbasti area in Udalguri. Further,
SFs arrested two NDFB-RD informers identified as Nilima Daimary and
July 6: Ranjan Daimari faction of
NDFB-RD has appealed to the NDFB-PTF, led by Dhiren Boro and Gobinda
Basumatary to come back to the mainfold of the organization for
the greater interest of the peace-loving people.
July 3: NDFB-RD 'publicity secretary'
B. Naijab disclosed that NDFB-RD is ready to begin peace talks without
any precondition to solve the Bodo imbroglio. NDFB-RD has stressed
on the necessity of releasing of its 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary from
the central jail in order to participate in the peace process.
June 25: NDFB-RD 'publicity secretary',
B. Naijab said that there was no alternative but to form a separate
Bodoland. Owing to the State Government's [Assam] failure to protect
the entire indigenous belts and blocks from the illegal possession
of the non-indigenous, this has forced the Bodos and other tribals
to take up arms to regain their ancestral land, said B. Naijab.
Naijab expressing his displeasure over the role of the State and
the Central Government said that even after they declared [NDFB-RD]
the ceasefire there was no positive move from both the Governments.
June 20: Both State and Central
Government find them in a difficult position over the stand they
will take on the bail plea of Ranjan Daimary, 'chairman' of NDFB-RD,
as and when it is moved, in the October 30, 2008, serial blasts
case. The news report said that an NDFB-RD team had met UMHA officials
on June 18 to press for Daimari's release in order to move forward
the peace process. Ranjan Daimary is the main accused in the October
30 serial blasts case and there is considerable anger amongst the
public regarding the blast incidence.
June 19: BNC appealed to the Central
Government to expedite the peace process with the NDFB-RD. This
came after a five-member team of the BNC met the NDFB-RD 'chairman'
Ranjan Daimari at Central Jail Guwahati. "The NDFB leaders have
done everything that they can do from jail to facilitate the peace
talks. The delay is on the government's side, so we (the BNC) have
appealed to the government to expedite the peace process," said
Anjali Daimary, one of the conveners of the BNC.
June 10: SFs recovered 12 grenades
and six detonators from vehicle near Indo-Bhutan border at Baksa
District. SFs registered a case against two persons, identified
as Dawak Hasdong and Rafel Murmu in this regard. The consignment
is suspected to be of NDFB.
June 9: SFs arrested two NDFB militants
at Khungri area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District.
The militants have been identified as Ajay Boro (27) and Sanjay
Narzary (26). One 7.65 mm pistol, two round bullets, three money
collection receipts, an amount worth Rs 17,600 and Bajaj Pulsar
bike (AS-26-5637) were been recovered from them.
June 1: Indian security agencies
are not hopeful of Myanmar immediately launching a Bhutan-type operation
to flush out northeastern militants from the country. The news report
quotes a security source saying, "It's NSCN (Khaplang) chief SS
Khaplang who calls the shots there. Ulfa and the NDFB have smaller
contingents. Ulfa has about 200 Ulfa fighters while the strength
of the NDFB is just about 100. Manipuri outfits have about 3,000
militants. The size of the NSCN (Khaplang) is also quite big", he
added. "Let's see how Myanmar deals with the militants this time.
Earlier, it used force against them only to extort money. We have
marked the rebel hideouts. We think the militants can be driven
out easily if Myanmar acts like Bhutan." the sources said.
May 31: SFs killed one militants
of NDFB-RD, identified as Simul Boro, at Boko in Kamrup (Rural)
District. "The hardcore NDFB cadre involved in several cases of
kidnappings and extortions was killed in an encounter with the police
at Boko in Kamrup (rural) district", Superintendent of Police Partha
Sarathi Mahanta told PTI here. One pistol was recovered from the
possession of the slain militant.
'Assistant information and publicity
secretary' of NDFB-RD, B Samijing, in a statement said that Simul
Boro was not the member or cadre of the NDFB. B Samijing also threatened
to kill 20 non-Bodos for every Bodo individual killed by SFs.
May 30: SFs arrested a NDFB linkman,
Ajay Biswas, from Janpara in Baksa District.
May 21: SFs arrested two militants
of NDFB-RD at Borsijhora area, under Dotma Police Station in Kokrajhar
District. However, another militant of NDFB-RD managed to escape.
The arrested militants have been identified as Madan Narzary (26)
and Haitha Basumatary (28). SFs recovered two .9 mm automatic pistols
along with 24 live ammunitions, three magazines, four mobile handsets,
NDFB receipt books, dairies, notebooks and other documents containing
information about activities and of INR 5,530 in cash were recovered
from their possession.
A 12-member delegation of Bodo elders
under the aegis of BES met Governor J B Patnaik, demanding speeding
up the dialogue process between the Centre and NDFB-PTF. BES 'adviser'
Gangadhar Ramchiary, who headed the delegation, said the demand for
stopping encroachment on tribal belts and blocks in the state was
also raised with the Governor.
NDFB-PTF 'Information and Publicity
Secretary' S Sanjarang has criticized the State Government for its
failure to protect the 45 tribal belts and blocks, from the illegal
possession by non-tribals, stating that the systematic aggression
on tribal lands has compelled the Bodos and other tribals to take
up arms to regain their ancestral land.
May 18: SFs arrested a NDFB-RD militant,
identified as Mohan Basumatary, from Nalbari. SFs recovered one
.9 mm pistol and two life cartridges from his possession.
May 16: SFs arrested three State
Police personnel, including a Havaldar and a militant of the pro-talk
faction of NDFB, in a series of raids in Nalbari and Baksa Districts.
Nalbari SP, Abu Sufian said that 200 rounds of live AK-47 ammunition
were recovered from the residence of Havaldar Kamini Barman, 60
rounds of assorted ammunition were found in the possession of Lance
Naik Gopal Choudhury, both posted in the District. A third constable,
Bhagaban Sarma, was picked up in the adjoining Baksa District with
the Police recovering a .22 rifle and a .22 revolver from his possession.
"The three were in league to steal ammunition from the armories
in different Police Stations and had already entered into a kind
of contract with an NDFB (P) member, D Balai alias Bipul Daimary,
to supply them with such arms and ammunition," said SP Sufian. The
arms were allegedly sourced for NDFB-RD.
May 15: SFs arrested a top militant
belonging to the NDFB-RD, identified as Rafwt Goyary, at Karigaon
under Kokrajhar Police Station in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered
a pistol along with one live ammunition and a notepad from his possession.
May 7: SFs arrested a militant of
the NDFB-RD, identified as Gautam Boro (32), while he was taking
shelter in a house at Lalung Gaon on Guwahati city's outskirts under
Gorchuk Police Station.
April 30: The People's Joint Action
Committee for Bodoland Movement met UMHA joint secretary (Northeast),
Sambhu Singh in New Delhi to discuss the status of the ongoing peace
talks between the Central Government and NDFB-PTF.
April 24: The People's Joint Action
Committee for Bodoland Movement met Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(UMHA) joint secretary (Northeast), Sambhu Singh in New Delhi to
discuss the status of the ongoing peace talks between the Central
Government and NDFB-PTF.
April 23: SFs night arrested one
militant belonging to NDFB-RD from a village near Ai River under
Dhaligaon Police Station in Chirang District. The militant was identified
as Raja Narzary (22).
April 22: Four militants belonging
to the NDFB-RD surrendered their arms in the presence of Deputy
Commissioner of Udalguri District. The militants were identified
as, Biraj Basumatary (22), Naresh Basumatary (21), Umesh Basumatary
(20) and Tarun Narzary.
April 19: Sudesh Kumar, Inspector
General of the BSF (Meghalya-Assam Frontier) said several militant
outfits, including the ULFA-ATF, NDFB and others, used the local
population as guides while following elephants that move about freely
across the international border. "The locals as well as the militants
know that the security forces will not come in the way of the pachyderms
and so they take advantage to move in and out of the country using
the routes taken by them," Kumar said. "The locals guide the militants
by trailing the herds," he added.
March 30: Two women cadres of the
NDFB-RD, who underwent arms training in Bangladesh, were arrested
by the BSF in Tura in West Garo Hills District while they were trying
to cross over to Bangladesh. The cadres were, identified as Anjani
Brahma alias Anjni Brahma, hailing from Rupchi village in
Assam's Dhubri District and Anju Basumatary alias Onzima
Basumatary from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.
March 29: Top 'commanders' of the
armed wing of Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB-RD have given their
approval in writing for peace talks with the Central Government,
which could lead to release of jailed NDFB-RD 'chairman' Ranjan
Daimari. The report states that the 'commander' of 'Bodoland army'
(the armed wing of NDFB-RD) I.K. Songbijit, currently operating
from Myanmar, and 'deputy commander' B. Anthai alias Onthao
in Bangladesh have sent their consent to abide by the decision of
Ranjan Daimary on peace-talks.
March 27: A top militant belonging
to the NDFB-RD, identified as Loba Kanta Boro alias Dilip
alias Thapa Boro (27), surrendered before the Deputy Commissioner
of Udalguri Thaneswar Malakar.
March 25: BNC on urged the Central
Government to release top leaders of NDFB-RD in order to create
positive atmosphere for the peace talks with the outfit.
SFs arrested two militants of NDFB-RD,
identified as Sonen Basumatary and Biswijit Narzary, Kachugaon village
in Gossaigaon Sub-Division of Kokrajhar District.
March 19: NDFB-RD appealed to the
people of the region to be alert against fake organizations that
have been extorting money in the name of the NDFB and giving life
March 13: SFs arrested four NDFB
militants from Maregaon in Baksa District.
March 10-13: SFs in the last 48
hours arrested two top NDFB-ATF militants, Hanja Boro and Willbi
Rabha, in Shialmari village under Serfanguri area in Kokrajhar District.
In addition, SFs arrested Mihir Narzary alias Mwjib, 'section
commander' of the NDFB-ATF (Sonitpur District) and Sunil Daimary
from Karigaon in the same District.
March 10: SFs arrested a militant
belonging to NDFB, identified as Vijay Basumatary alias Seela
(19), from Chandrapara in Kokrajhar District.
March 6: SFs arrested one militant
of NDFB, identified as Rajiv Basumatary (19), when he came to collect
money from a family at Dakhin Gandhibari village under Tamulpur
Police Station in Nalbari District in an unspecified date.
March 3: SFs arrested one NDFB cadre,
identified as Parmeswar Basumatary, at Dabli Dorjhar area in Garopara
of Goalpara District.
The NDFB-PTF has urged the Central
Government to create a separate State of Bodoland.
March1: SFs arrested three NDFB militants, identified as Jogen
Rabha, Nerswn Uzir and Hogla Basumatary, at Lakhipur in Goalpara
SFs arrested one NDFB militant, identified as Tony Lal Basumatary,
at Mandalgram of Dudhnoi in the same District.
Speaking to media persons, the publicity secretary of the SNDFBWA,
Rajni Kanta Narzary, said the Central Government has failed to keep
its commitment to rehabilitate all the surrendered NDFB cadres.
February 29: SFs arrested two militants belonging to the NDFB,
identified as Dilip Narzary (29) and Nirmal Boro (23), in Baksa
February 25: SFs arrested a militant
belonging to the NDFB, identified as Sanjiv Swargiary, from Salbari
in Baksa District.
February 24: SFs arrested a suspected
NDFB militant from Kolbari in Baksa District.
February 22: Despite the recent
surrender by nine militant groups of Assam, the people of the northern
part of Sonitpur District along the border of Arunachal Pradesh
have to spend sleepless nights in terror as the result of the unchecked
and rampant intimidation, abduction, extortion and murders, committed
by the NDFB-ATF.
February 20: Central Government
is waiting for a written offer from the NDFB-RD for initiating the
next step for formal talks with the outfit.
February 17: NDFB-PTF held discussion
with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram at his North Block office
in New Delhi over the solution of their vexed problems and submitted
a memorandum demanding early political solution. They also demanded
new interlocutor who are either politician or statesman. The present
interlocutor to the outfit is P.C. Halder.
February 15: A delegation of the
militant outfit NDFB-PTF led by its 'General Secretary' Govinda
Basumatary met Joint Secretary (Northeast), Shambhu Singh to urge
to him to speed up the pace of the political negotiations.
February 12: NDFB-RD is targeting
Businessmen as well as Government employees having workplaces especially
in central and northern parts of the State. The outfit's modus oprendi
involves taking help of non-tribal girls serving the outfit as agents,
who will befriend & then on that day ask the target for dinner in
February 11: State Police have arrested
620 cadres of various outfits involved in peace talks on charges
of extortion, abduction and other crimes.
February 10: SFs arrested three
militants belonging to the NDFB-RD, identified as Arjun Basumatary
(29), Swrjing Narzary (24) and Derhasat Basumatary (20), from Besargaon
village in Chirang District.
February 9: Deputy Army chief of
the NDFB- PTF, B Sudem said that no cadre has fled the designated
camps of the NDFB-PTF as reported by some newspapers.
February 7: NDFB-PTF demanded that
future Boroland State (as projected by the outfit) should have a
Legislative Assembly with as high as 90% of the total seats of the
Legislative Assembly and 100% of parliamentary seats reserved only
for Tribal people.
January 29: SFs on an unspecified
date arrested a top NDFB militant identified as, Sanjay Boro, from
Bebjiapara village under Mochalpur Police Station in Baksa District.
January 24: A top militant belonging
to NDFB-RD identified as,' Section Commander of Karigaon area, Homen
Basumatary alias B Hayensha, (25), surrendered before the
SFs in Kokrajhar District.
SFs arrested two NDFB-RD militants
from Maligaon under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar District.
January 20: Security has been beefed
up in Guwahati following apprehension that the ULFA-ATF and NDFB
might carry out subversive activities in the Dispur ahead of Republic
January 18: Central Government extended
the ceasefire agreement with the DHD-N and NDFB-PTF for another
six months up to June 30, 2012.
January 15: SFs arrested three NDFB-RD
militants at Amguri in Kokrajhar District.
January 14: SFs arrested a NDFB-RD
militant, identified as Santosh Kerketeri alias Simang (26),
from Dumbruguri under Anandabazar Police Station in Salbari of Baksa
January 10: The NDFB-PTF admitted
that it has given a formal letter to the Srirampur check gate along
the Assam-Bengal interstate border, asking for 'donations', and
added that there are many organizations of different communities
as well as NGO that have created syndicates at the gate to collect
illegal money from the gate.
January 7: SFs arrested a NDFB linkman, Sunil Basumatari
(38), from Pansali village under Lakhipur Police Station of Goalpara
District. SFs recovered one .9mm pistol with one round ammunition
January 6: BNC asserted that a "third force" is
carrying out extortion and abductions in the BTAD in a bid to derail
the efforts to initiate peace process with the NDFB-RD. BNC 'chairperson'
Hagrama Mohilary said, "In the BTAD area, the situation has reached
such an alarming level that even the poor villagers are not being
spared. We have reports that in some areas the extortionists are
collecting anything between Rs 50 and Rs 100 from each village household."
Common people handed over two boys,
identified as Bhutan Brahma (13) and Kalil Narzary (11), to Police
at Karimbazar under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.
The two boys were allegedly sent by NDFB-RD to collect money from
one Rafikul Islam of Karimbazar.
Militant groups operating in the
Northeast have realised that violence will never pay and the only
way to solve their problems is peace negotiations, Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram said. "Most militant groups have come to realise
that violence will not pay, state will never allow the violence
to pay. The state will never allow any violent group to overthrow,
overpower the state and talks are the only way to find solutions
to their problems," he said. Chidambaram said it was heartening
that most of the militant groups were in the mood to talk and most
part of Northeast was free from conflict. He also said that the
Centre, in collaboration with State Governments, made efforts to
deal with insurgent groups operating in the region through various
ways in the last two years.
Chidambaram said peace agreements
have been signed by the Government with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in
West Bengal, UPDS in Assam and again it was on the verge of concluding
another agreement with at least two groups in Assam. "ULFA, both
factions of NSCN -- IM and K -- as well as NDFB are in talks mood.
The talks are at different degrees. Formal talks are underway with
NSCN-IM. Talks have began with ULFA and I am confident that shortly
talks will begin with NDFB. Many other smaller groups are in talks
mood," he said.
He said most of the Northeast was
today conflict-free and there was no violence in most parts of Northeast
as 2011 witnessed a new low in the level of violence where in all
states together there were only 627 incidents in which 70 civilians
and 32 Security Force personnel were killed. "There is a grain of
truth (to it). But much has been changed in the Northeast. By any
measure, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and most
parts of Assam are conflict free. Conflict is today confined to
Manipur, to some extent in Nagaland, and it might be paradoxical
to note that the level of violence (in Nagaland) is extremely low,
and some parts of Assam," he said.
The Home Minister, however, said
there were still some areas of concern that include extortion and
occasional kidnapping for extortion. "Extortion keeps the militant
groups going. That is their source of funds....I have been saying
this with responsibility that these extortion rackets must be stopped,"
he added. Chidambaram said the Central government was offering support
to all state governments in the region to ensure that extortion
does not take place and kidnapping for extortion does not take place.
"During the last year, these incidents have come down dramatically
and I am confident that in 2012, the situation will be better,"
January 3: SFs arrested a militant
belonging to the NDFB-RD, identified as Bohin Narzary alias
Barswm, from Athiabari village under Serfanguri Police Station in
Local people foiled an extortion
bid by two extortionists belonging to NDFB-RD in Laogaon area under
Bijni Police Station of Chirang District.
December 31: SFs arrested two linkmen
of NDFB-RD, identified as Pranjit Basumatary and Hanggama Basumatray,
from Basbari village under Karigaon Police Outpost of Kokrajhar
Police Station in the same District.
December 17: NDFB-Ranjan said that
the outfit is not behind any kind of extortion drive in the BTAD
and that the allegations were 'baseless'.
The bail petition of Ansai Boro, an
accused in the October 30, 2011 serial blasts was filed before the
court. Bail petitions of another three accused are expected to be
moved on December 22, 2011.
December 15: BSF spokesman Ravi
Gandhi said, "We have given them a list of Indian insurgents' camps,
including the banned ULFA, NSCN-IM, NDFB, NLFT, HNLC, PLA and GNLA
in Bangladesh. We are hopeful they will soon act on it".
December 14: BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary
said that the frequent incidents of murder, abduction and extortion
in the council were taking place as no clear identification of cadres
of the different factions of the NDFB exists.
December 13: Suspected militants
from NDFB-Ranjan and AANLA have issued extortion demand to least
five senior doctors of Biswanath Chariali Civil Hospital in Sonitpur
December 11: As many as 28 doctors
left the RNB Civil Hospital in Kokrajhar District on December 10
and the number reached 30 on the following day after an extortion
demand made by suspected militants of NDFB-Ranjan. Almost all doctors
from the Gossaigaon Civil Hospital have also left the hospital following
December 6: NDFB-PTF asked the Central
Government to replace former IB chief PC Haldar with a politician
as the interlocutor. This comes after MHA officials asked the outfit
to seek the solution to its demand for a separate state at the political
December 3: Thirty-three militants
of the anti-talks factions of the NDFB Ranjan Daimary-faction and
the ULFA-ATF surrendered before the Army and deposited their arms,
ammunition and explosives in Assam.
Tripartite talks between Central Government,
State Government and NDFB-PTF remained inconclusive. Tripartite Talks
DHD-N faction also suffered the same fate. Talks with NDFB-PTF and
DHD-N were stuck over the demands for separate States of Bodoland
and Dimaraji, respectively.
December 2: One top militant of
NDFB, identified as Sutu Barman alias B Subura (22), surrendered
at Gauripur in Dhubri District.
November 29: SFs arrested five militants
belonging to NDFB from Pukhripara II village under Lakhipur Police
Station of Goalpara District. The arrested militants were identified
as Sankar Brahma (18), Binod Basumatary (19), Indrajit Brahma (18),
Ajit Brahma (18) and Bijit Basumatary (19). SFs recovered one 7.65
mm pistol, two bullets of 7.65mm pistol, 10 detonators, a 12mm gun,
one 12mm shotgun, an NDFB demand note besides three mobile handsets
and four SIM cards.
November 24: SFs rescued a businessmen,
identified as Paridas Saha, after he was abducted by NDFB-ATF militants
on the same day in Kokrajhar District. SFs also arrested 9 persons
in this connection including one NDFB-ATF militant, identified as
Musuka Narzary alias Martin, and one linkman identified as
November 22: The Central Government
has formally confirmed that several militant outfits of Northeast,
including ULFA, NDFB, both factions of NSCN have camps in Sagaing
Region, and States of Chin and Kachin in Myanmar.
November 20: Peace accord between
the UPDS and the Central Government will be signed on November 25
in the presence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in New Delhi.
November 19: SFs arrested two top
NDFB-ATF militants, identified as Karanjit Bodo and Arjun Basumatary,
from Amingaon area of Kamrup (Rural) District.
November 17: A top NDFB-ATF militant,
identified as Nripendra Basumatary alias B Narkhw (26), surrendered
in Udalguri District. He deposited one 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine,
and four rounds of live ammunition.
November 15: An engineer of a private
construction company, Alom Hussain (47), who was abducted by suspected
Anti-Talks faction NDFB-ATF militants on November 2, was released
at Deohati on National Highway 31 in Bongaigaon District. A family
member of Hussain said he was released on humanitarian ground, as
he was unwell. They did not pay any ransom to any militant group.
November 5: The 'military chief
'of the NDFB-ATF, Sonbjit Ingti, has bought at least 50 AK-47 and
AK-56 rifles from ULFA-ATF 'Chairman' Paresh Baruah. It further
reports that NDFB-ATF has served extortion notices to businessmen
of Bhalukpong, Seppa and Semma area of Arunachal Pradesh. NDFB-ATF
has also served extortion demand of INR 200000 to a manager of Arunachal
Pradesh Transport Corporation (APTC) posted in Sonitpur District.
NDFB-ATF is also shifting its cadres from Bangladesh to a new camp
NDFB-PTF pulled out of the umbrella
November 4: NDFB-ATF 'Education
Secretary' B. Naijab stated that the peace-talk between the NDFB
and the Government could not be accelerated without the release
of NDFB-ATF leader Ranjan Daimari.
November 3: Suspected militants
belonging to NDFB on November 2 abducted an engineer of a private
construction company identified as Alom Hussain from Kokrajhar District.
November 2: SFs arrested two top
militant of NDFB, identified as Nicholas Narzary alias Kungfu
and Hangama Boro, at Rowta Chariali in Udalguri District. One pistol
along with several rounds of ammunition and a cell phone has been
recovered from their possession.
October 24: Two militants belonging
to Anti-Talk-Faction of NDFB-ATF identified as Kanti Mashahary and
Juelsing Brahma and one MULTA identified as Jakir Ali were arrested
by SFs from ILU Bazar and Patgaon respectively in Kokrajar District.
The army recovered one .9mm pistol, a revolver, four rounds of live
ammunitions and a Pulsar bike from the militants.
SFs arrested a woman leader of BPPF
near Kaziranga National Park in Sonitpur District after two AK 56
rifles and as many magazines were recovered from the vehicle in she
was travelling. Two other AK 56 rifles and magazines were seized from
another car, which was moving ahead of her vehicle. Sonitpur additional
superintendent of police PK Nath said, "These weapons are suspected
to be part of an arms consignment for the Ranjan Daimary faction of
October 23: The Terror Victim's
Family Forum, Assam, an umbrella organisation of victims of militancy,
on October 23 said they would oppose any move seeking bail for NDFB
leader Ranjan Daimary, the prime accused in the October 30, 2008,
serial blasts that killed close to 100 people and injured hundreds.
The forum, which has nearly 6,000 members, condemned the government's
move that facilitated the release of ULFA leaders from jail and
said a similar move to release Daimary, if made, would be unacceptable.
SFs arrested Ajitu Khaka, 'finance
secretary' of AANLA and NDFB militant, Debison Basumatary alias Hanghw,
from two separate locations of Udalguri District. Khaka was arrested
from the Bhutan border in the District. The militant revealed that
most of their cadres move under cover along the Bhutan border and
do not stay at one place for a long time. Debison was arrested from
Ambagaon and is believed to have been involved in many cases of extortion.
October 20: Union Home Ministry
said that terrorist outfits NLFT, ATTF, ULFA, NDFB and Meitei extremist
outfits of Manipur continue to have close links between themselves
to carry out subversive activities.
October 19: SFs arrested three persons,
including a top militant of the NDFB-ATF, identified as Kumtha Basumatary,
at Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati city. The other two arrested
were identified as Mangal Basumatary and Amar Wari. SFs recovered
a German-made Heckler and Koch G3 assault rifle, 43 rounds of ammunition,
a Czech-made 9-mm Luger pistol along with two magazines and INR
October 14: Under pressure of the
North-Eastern States, the Government of India is likely to renew
its plea to Myanmar to bust the camps operated by militants of the
India is preparing to host the biggest-ever
official delegation of Myanmar led by President U Thein Sein. The
delegation which includes at least 13 senior ministers comprises Minister
Border Affairs, Foreign Minister, and Chief of General Staff of Army.
A number of agreements are likely to be signed when the two sides
formally meet on October 14. Top on the agenda are discussion on cooperation
on fighting the militant groups, cross-border infrastructure projects,
improvement of border connectivity between Myanmar and North-Eastern
States, development of border trade and bilateral trade ties.
Sources said India is, however, likely
to press for sustained operations against the militant outfits operating
out of the border areas of the country. Several of the militant outfits
including NSCN-K, ULFA, NDFB, besides PLA, UNLF, and PREPAK, among
others, maintain and operate bases in that country. The Myanmar Army
had recently mounted an operation against the militant outfits and
destroyed some camps belonging to NSCN-K, where ULFA had stationed
October 13: Shambhu Singh said
that the Government of India is planning to sign peace pacts with
at least three militant outfits of the State by November. He said
that the process of talks with the UPDS is complete and only the
date for signing of the accord is to be decided. He pointed out
that the Government was trying to make the KLNLF to sign the same
pact, which delayed the process of signing of the pact with the
UPDS. But the KLNLF could not make up its mind and the Government
would not go ahead with the signing of the accord with UPDS, he
added. He also said that talks with both factions of DHD-Jewel &
DHD-Nunisa are in final stage and accords with the outfits are likely
to be signed soon. On the progress of talks with the Pro-Talks faction
of NDFB-PTF, Singh said that the outfit is still sticking to its
demand for creation of a separate state and the Centre has already
made it clear that there is no possibility of division of Assam.
October 4: AAGSU observed black
day on October 4 to mark the second anniversary of the massacre
of 12 people, including women and children, at Bhimajuli in Sonitpur
District of Assam. Exactly two years ago on this day, suspected
militants of the NDFB-ATF sprayed bullets on civilians, killing
12 of them and injuring many others at Bhimajuli village along the
Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border at Biswanath Chariali, seven of the
victims were from the Gorkha community.
October 3: The NDFB-PTF accused
both Assam Government and Central Government of being soft on the
illegal influx issue for the sake of votes. On talks with the Central
Government, NDFB-PTF 'President' B. Sungthagwra stated that the
Centre was making a deliberate attempt to keep the talks confined
to the bureaucratic level and added that the NDFB-PTF had already
objected to this approach. Sungthagwra further said, "We demand
holding of the ongoing dialogue at a political level and the government
should appoint one more interlocutor, who has a political background
and has sound knowledge about the history of the Bodo people and
also the rights for which we have been struggling since many decades".
SFs during a routine check-up of railway
tracks recovered an IED weighing 10 kilograms suspected to be planted
by NDFB-ATF near no. 26 Railway Bridge at Sukhi-Dukhi village under
Golokganj Police Station of Dhubri District.
October 1: 'Sergeant Major' Biranjay
Boro belonging to the NDFB-ATF, who had surrendered on September
29 before the Border Security force (BSF) in Shillong, has revealed
that at least 70 NDFB-ATF militant are still in Bangladesh. BSF
sources further said that NDFB-ATF has winded up its Khagrachari
camp in Bangladesh and the cadres have moved to a remote area along
the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
September 30: During the biannual
conference of BSF and BGB held in Dhaka from September 25 to 30,
the BSF handed over a fresh list of Indian insurgents hiding in
Bangladesh to the BGB and demanded action against them even as the
latter ruled out presence of rebels in Bangladesh. BSF Director-General
Raman Srivastava on September 30 said, "BSF has furnished a fresh
list of camps and hideouts of Indian insurgents hiding in Bangladesh
soil like NLFT , ULFA, ATTF, NSCN-IM, NDFB, HNLC, PLA, and UNLF."
September 29: BTC chief Hagrama
Mohilary on September 29 urged the Central Government to hold talks
with jailed Anti-Talks faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland
NDFB-ATF leaders and accord them the same status and facilities
as given to the ULFA-PTF headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa.
A top militant of the NDFB-ATF, 'sergeant
major' Biranjay Boro alias Bithn Boro alias Daju Boro from the Chirang
District of Assam, surrendered before the BSF in Shillong. He also
deposited one Italian-made .9mm pistol along with five live rounds.
Boro had joined the NDFB in November 2005 and was trained at the outfit's
Bolchuri camp at Khagrachari in Bangladesh. Prior to his surrender,
he was working as the area commander of the NDFB, looking after Panbari
reserve forest covering areas from Ulubari to Chirang District and
also the border areas of Baksa and Barpeta Districts of Assam.
September 27: The 'chairman' of
the NDFB-ATF, Ranjan Daimary, is likely to file his bail petition
immediately after the Durga Puja vacation.
September 26: Bodo National Conference
(BNC), the umbrella organisation of the Bodo community, finalised
steps to get the NDFB-ATF on board for talks as early as possible
and try to clear misunderstanding with the NDFB-PTF. BNC chief convener
Hagrama Mohilary said they would soon be move the Central Government
interlocutor P.C. Haldar and Union 'Home Secretary' R.K. Singh to
accord the same treatment to Daimary as given to ULFA leaders and
start the peace process with the group. BNC would send a team to
Udalguri on October 1 to hold discussions with the NDFB-PTF leadership.
September 26: SFs arrested a top
militant belonging to NDFB-ATF, identified as Pilot Muchahary (23),
at Dhansiri Ghat in Udalguri District on an unspecified date. NDFB-ATF
militant was arrested when he had come to collect extortion money
amounting to INR 200,000 from a local contractor of mobile tower
Construction Company. SFs recovered two mobile handsets, SIM cards,
two ATM cards and incriminating documents.
September 23: SFs arrested one extortionist
belonging to of the NDFB, identified as Matiur Rahman Ali (32),
from Dotma market under Dotma Police Station in Kokrajhar District.
September 14: NDFB-PTF observed
the 23rd Martyrs' Day in their ceasefire-designated camps at Kokrajhar,
Baksa and Udalguri Districts. NDFB-PTF militants observed 36-hours
hunger strike in all the designated camps coinciding with the observation
of martyr's day to press the demand for expediting the peace process
with Union Government.
September 10: Ten militants belonging
to the NDFB-ATF surrendered before the Army at Tezpur in Sonitpur
District. The surrendered militants handed over one AK-56 rifle,
five 7.65 mm pistols, one .22 rifles and one carbine machine gun,
along with a huge quantity of explosives and ammunition.
September 8: NDFB-PTF has criticized
handing over land belonging to the State of Assam by Indian Government
September 5: SFs arrested two NDFB
militants, identified as Deb Musahary and Nomal Musahary, from Ogrong
area under Bijni Police Station in Chirang District, reports The
Sentinel. One pistol with ammunition, one crude bomb and other incriminating
documents were recovered from them.
September 3: Two militants - one
each from ULFA and NDFB - surrendered to Police in N.Lakhimpur District.
The ULFA militant was identified as Keshob Gogoi. The militants
deposited two 7.65 pistols, four magazines, ammunition and two mobile
September 1: NDFB-PTF sent a memorandum
to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, through the Deputy Commissioners
of Chirang and Bongaigaon Districts.
August 30: NDFB-PTF sought the intervention
of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for an early solution to the
Bodoland issue. The NDFB-PTF, in a letter signed by NDFB-PTF 'General
Secretary', B. Swmkhwr, and 'Information and publicity secretary',
S. Sanjarang, asked the Home Minister to take "prompt and sympathetic
steps" to expedite the dialogue with the Centre, appoint a politician
or statesman as interlocutor, hold the dialogue at the political
level for early solution and concede to the demand for a Bodoland
August 29 : A session's court in
Guwahati framed charges against 14 accused in the October 30, 2008
serial blasts, including NDFB 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary.
August 28: NDFB-PTF has called for
a mass demonstration at all District headquarters on the northern
banks of the Brahmaputra River on September 1.
In an operation conducted by SFs at
Mahamaya and Panjuri area under the Dokmoka Police Station of Karbi
Anglong District, SFs recovered one AK -56, one Magazine, 67 live
ammunition, three demand letters and one money receipt book buried
underground by NDFB militants from Mahamaya and a Chinese hand grenade
from Panjuri area.
August 23: NDFB-PTF extended support
to UDPF call for a 48-hour National Highway and Railway Blockade
on August 26 and 27 for an early solution to the Bodoland state
demand and expedite political dialogue with NDFB-PTF.
August 19: Two alleged NDFB militants,
identified as B Thoksa (20) and Naga Basumatary, were arrested at
Jalkhamgpar, a forest area between Naokata and Suklai, in Nalbari
District. One .9-mm pistol with magazine, two rounds of live ammunition,
one round of .9-mm ammunition, a misfired round cartridge, nine
grenades, four SIM cards, a NOKIA handset, two money bags and INR
8,850 were recovered from their possession.
August 16: Ranjan Daimary, the 'chairman'
of Anti-Talks Faction of NDFB-ATF said, "The ceasefire, which we
announced unilaterally, is going in the right direction".
UDPF has called a 48-hour Assam bandh
(general shut down) beginning 5 am on August 17, to press for their
demand of a separate Bodoland and expedite the peace talks with the
August 12: SFs recovered a powerful
IED weighing almost 5 kilograms from a suspected NDFB-ATF militant
Kumud Gwayari (25) at Pancharatna railway station in Goalpara District.
During interrogation, the suspected militant said that the IED was
to be delivered at Bongaigoan to Azad Baruah, a militant belonging
to the ULFA-PTF, who is said to be involved in illegal business
and running extortion rackets. SFs also recovered a letter which
instructed him to carry out the job sincerely.
SFs arrested a NDFB militant Upen
Goyary from Khagrabari in Salbari Sub-Division of Baksa District.
August 3: SFs arrested a suspected
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militant, identified
as Monoranjan Boro, from Godajuli village under Dhekiajuli Police
Station in Sonitpur District.
SFs arrested NDFB militant Nageswar
Basumatary alias B. Nizwm alias Akheb from Chaitanpur
under Salbari Police Station in Baksa District.
Centre has opened back channel communication
with the NDFB-ATF and is in the process of fixing the pre-condition
for starting dialogue.
August 2: NDFB-PTF led by 'chairman',
B Sunthagra and 'publicity secretary', S Sanjarang and accompanied
by BJP Lok Sabha MP Ramen Deka met Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha),
Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, to urge her to prevail upon the Centre
to expedite the peace process. The delegation is also planning to
meet Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram.
August 1: Suspected NDFB-PTF militants
damaged portions of railway tracks resulting in the derailment of
11 wagons of a Guwahati-bound goods train in between Kokrajhar and
Fakiragram in Kokrajhar District. The incident occurred during the
48-hour rail-cum-road bandh (General strike) beginning from 5 am
on August 1 called by NDFB-PTF seeking the Centre's discussion with
the outfit for the creation of Bodoland.
BTC 'chief' Hagrama Mohilary termed
the incident as most unfortunate and said "There are better ways of
pressing an outfit's demands before any government".
NDFB-PTF appealed to tribal Members
of Parliament (MPs) to raise the separate Bodoland issue in the ongoing
parliament session. NDFB -PTF 'information and publicity secretary',
S Sanjarang, said" We earnestly appeal for your (tribal MPs) support
on our issue and intervention to help us by raising the demand for
creating Boroland [Bodoland] state as per the provision of Articles
2 and 3 of the Indian Constitution in this monsoon session of the
Parliament". He further said that "The peace process may break down
at any moment unless the Centre takes a pragmatic and sympathetic
approach to solve the "vexed Bodoland" issue. Due to lack of political
will on the part of the government of India in conceding the legitimate
demand, the dialogue is going on at a snail's pace".
July 29: SFs arrested two NDFB militants,
Sarjing Narzary and Kalaram Mushahary from Koilamoila Agrong area
under Bijni Police Station in Chirang District. One pistol, one
grenade, 10 live ammunition and 3 NDFB demand notes were recovered
July 27: SFs on July 27 recovered
two 7.62mm SLR rifles with 14 rounds of live ammunition and two
magazines from thick undergrowth along the banks of the Dhansiri
in Majuli in Udalguri District, at the State's tri-junction with
Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.
July 26: NDFB-ATF declared unilateral
indefinite ceasefire with effect from August 1, Information and
publicity secretary of NDFB-ATF, B. Khwlw Khwlw said, "The general
meeting of [the] NDFB, held on July 25, 2011, at [the] general headquarters
has unanimously decided to cease all hostile activities indefinitely
to find a durable and sustainable political solution to the conflict
through political dialogue and discussion with effect from the August
NDFB-PTF called a 24-hour Assam bandh
(General Strike) on July 28 and a 48-hour National Highway and Railway
bandh on August 1 in demand for the creation of a separate state of
Bodoland. NDFB-P publicity secretary S Sanjarang said: "The passion
to have a separate state of Boroland is not only deep rooted but also
wells up in the blood of the Boro people of all ages." He further
said, "During the last 45 years' movement for Boroland, thousands
of people have sacrificed their lives and are still ready to sacrifice
themselves for the cause. The Government of India should realize the
fact that the demands of a separate state of the indigenous people
of the Northeast can never be resolved by alternative arrangements."
SFs arrested a militant of NDFB-ATF,
identified as Genda Basumatary alias B. Sudev, from Ratanpur
area under Tangla Police Station in Udalguri District. A .9mm pistol
with 15 rounds of live ammunition, an NDFB writing pad and a mobile
handset was recovered from him.
July 24: Preliminary interrogation
of the five militants arrested by SFs on July 23 revealed that various
North-East militant outfits have joined hands to carry on subversive
activities in Assam and other states in the region. Additional Superintendent
of Police (Sivasagar) Sunil Kumar said, "We suspect that they were
planning to carry out strikes in the state in the run-up to Independence
Day celebrations. …We are trying to find out if they were planning
terror strikes in the state."
Four militants of anti-talks faction
of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-ATF) during the interrogation
revealed that NDFB-ATF has set up camps in the Hakha area of Chin
province in western Myanmar since September 2009 and at present 93
militants are undergoing training at the camp.
July 23: Four NDFB militants and
an NSCN-K cadre were arrested by the Assam Rifles from the Namtola
area along the Assam-Nagaland border in Sivasagar District. Myanmarese
currency of 1,000 kyat denomination was recovered from their possession.
Officer in-charge of Namtola Police Station, P. Chakraborty, said
the four NDFB cadres were returning from Myanmar after receiving
training. The NSCN-K cadre, identified as Isac Konyak, was acting
as a guide for the four cadres - Amar Borgayari, Neroi Daimary,
Philip Ishlary and Chitraranjan Basumatary. The cadres hail from
Bijni, Rowta and Dhubri.
July 19: SFs arrested a NDFB linkman,
Abul Kalam from Rajapara of Kokrajhar District. A handmade single
shot AK-47 rifle, ammunition, NDFB leaflets and extortion notes
were recovered from the possession of the arrested linkman.
Security Forces arrested a militant
of the NDFB-ATF at Itakhola under Sootea Police Station in Sonitpur
District. The arrested militant was identified as Siring Basumatary.
J SFs arrested a militant of the NDFB-ATF,
identified as Rahul Khaklari, along with a pistol and ammunition,
at Ambagaon area of Udalguri District.
July 17: Silvister Tirki alias
Rajiv alias Silva Orang revealed that the explosives used
in the blast that derailed the Guwahati-Puri Express were procured
from the heavy artillery shooting range of the Army at Tamulpur
in Baksa District and coal mines in Meghalaya. He further revealed
that APA received help from the ULFA during its formation and several
militants of the outfit were even given training by militants of
ULFA while APA did not enjoy good relations with NDFB.
July 15: NDFB- PTF welcomed the
decision of the ABSU to stage an agitation demanding a separate
state of Bodoland. In this regard, NDFB-PTF 'assistant publicity
secretary' B Borosa said "It has been 44 years since the Boro people
launched their movement for a separate state but the government
has, so far, not conceded to the demand and this resulted in the
arms struggle carried out by the members of the NDFB. However, the
NDFB entered into ceasefire with the government with a view to peaceful
negotiation through peaceful discussion since the last six years
but there has been solution to the issue".
NDFB-PTF has called for 12-hour Baksa
District bandh (General shut down) call on July 16 in protest
against the killing of B Hiala, the 'area commander' of Tamulpur unit
in Nalbari District.
July 14: Separately, a four-member
team belonging to Front of NDFB-PTF comprising 'general secretary'
B. Swmkhwr, 'home secretary' M. Gerema, 'finance secretary' B. Detsung
and 'organising secretary' B.K. Olongbar met the Governor and urged
him to take necessary steps to break the stalemate in the talks
for an early solution. "The NDFB (PTF) has been in ceasefire with
the Centre for the last six years but there is stalemate in the
dialogue process despite our sincere effort. So we appeal to you
to look into the matter and take necessary steps to expedite the
talks and take it to the political level for an early solution of
the problem," a source said, quoting the letter that the NDFB-PTF
team submitted to the Governor.
After the meeting, Swmkhwr told reporters,
"The Bodo people have been fighting for a separate state for many
years but it has not been fulfilled. We want a permanent solution
to the Bodo problem that would address the issues and concerns of
SFs recovered three detonators, 10
detonator caps, 3 gelatine sticks, 20 meters flexible wire, 1 demand
note of NDFB and fake currency notes valued at INR 25,000 from the
house of Nripen Rabha of Natun Howly in Baksa District.
July 10: Separately, Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi has agreed to the role of Bodo National Conference (BNC)
in facilitating talks between Government and NDFB-ATF, Bodoland
Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary, who led the BNC
delegation, said, "We want to play the role of a mediator, similar
to that played by the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan (SJA) for bringing
ULFA to the negotiating table. The chief minister has assured us
that he wants to have a peace process with the NDFB's Daimary faction.
But for this, Daimary has to join the process. The CM has also granted
us permission to meet Daimary in jail and know if he is willing
for holding peace talks."
He further said, "During our meeting
with Gogoi, we also discussed Daimary's release from jail to facilitate
talks like the government has done with ULFA leaders for the sake
of peace in the state July 8: SFs on July 8 arrested NDFB militant,
identified as Gopal Das, along with one 2-mm pistol and INR 10,170
from Agia Bazaar in Goalpara District.
SFs arrested two NDFB linkmen, Sirajul
Sikari and Nazmat Ali, along with two NDFB leaflets and fake currency
notes of 500 denominations, from Sahebganj under Gouripur Police Station
in Dhubri District.
July 7: Security Forces (SFs) on
July 7 arrested two NDFB militants, Hugrajuli unit 'area commander'
Dilip Basumatari alias Dawkha and a woman cadre, Leena, along
with a grenade each of Chinese and Indian made, a huge quantity
of firearms, ammunition and magazines from Laodangi near Batasipur,
in Sonitpur District.
SFs arrested NDFB linkman Haro Baglari
(22) along with two mobile-phones, two I-pads, bags from Kokrajhar
railway station in Kokrajhar District. The linkman is allegedly associated
with NDFB's Dhubri 'section commander' Sagrit, who was arrested recently.
Bangladesh authorities have launched
a manhunt to arrest Champion R. Sangma, the leader of the GNLA, an
Indian militant leader, after Meghalaya (India) Police confirmed he
has shifted base to Bangladesh, reports Newsone.com. Champion, who
wants to fight for a 'sovereign Garoland' in the western area of Meghalaya,
has forged a close operational relationship with other northeast-based
insurgents groups such as ULFA and NDFB.
July 5: The suspected RDX used in
the 2008 Assam serial blasts by the NDFB were procured by NDFB operative
Gajen Shah from the Army's firing range in Baksa District.
July 4: ULFA-ATF refuted the claim
made by Ranjan Daimary of NDFB-ATF about the soft approach by the
SFs towards ULFA. ULFA-ATF publicity-in-charge, Arunudoi Dohotia
in this regard said "Daimary's recent statement that the government
was soft on ULFA but was continuing operations against NDFB was
not only incorrect but also misleading. It is true that a section
of our outfit (ULFA) is enjoying the protection of the government
and operations have been suspended against them but security forces
have actually intensified operations against those who are committed
to the spirit and ideals of the outfit".
July 3: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS)
demanded immediate initiation of peace talks between the government
and NDFB, both its pro-talks and anti talks factions.
July: 2 around 30 militants of NDFB-ATF
under the leadership of B. Narzari has built up bases inside Kaki
reserve forest in the border areas of Karbi Anglong and Nagaon Districts.
NDFB-ATF is trying to procure arms from Dimapur (Nagaland) and also
secure its hold in the eastern part of Karbi Anglong with the help
July 1; SFs arrested three militants
Bikunash Narjary, Edit Khaklary (23) and B Basumatary (21) of anti-talks
faction of NDFB-ATF from Gandhibasti area of Guwahati city.
June 30: The anti-talks faction
of NDFB-ATF 'chairman' Ranjan Daimari terminated the unilateral
cease-fire saying, "The government did not give any importance to
our NDFB's six-month unilateral ceasefire. Several NDFB members
were killed during the ceasefire period. We'll not extend our six-month
June 29: SFs arrested two militants
of the NDFB-ATF, identified as Rabi Basumatary alias Rangabhija
(30) and Udhyachal Daimary (23), at Sialmari under Salbari subdivision
in Baksa District. 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine, a mobile set with
a SIM card were recovered from the possession of the arrested persons.
SFs arrested two NDFB linkmen, Rafiqul
Islam (38) and Noor Mohammad Ali (43) along with one pistol, two rounds
of ammunition and INR 100,000 from Gerugaon-Hapachera village of Bongaigaon
MHA issued a statement with regard
to the extension of ceasefire with the NDFB-P "It has been decided
and mutually agreed to extend the suspension of operations agreement
with the NDFB-P for a further period of six months up to December
June 25: The NDFB-ATF threatened
to pull out of the unilateral suspension of operations if its cadres
are further targeted by the Security Forces.
June 26: SFs vacated the Gohpur
weekly market in Sonitpur District and searched for explosives.
Sonitpur Superintendent of Police A.K. Tiwari said that we had information
that NDFB militants could carry out explosions in crowded places
and with the weekly market fitting the information, we carried out
a thorough search there.
June 24: Two militants of NDFB-ATF
were shot dead by the SFs at Bedlangmari village in Kokrajhar District.
Two .9 mm pistols, four magazines, 14 live rounds, fired cases and
a grenade were recovered from the encounter site. Meanwhile, Security
has been stepped up in passenger trains and railway station across
Assam due to the warning coming from intelligence agencies about
plans to trigger off explosions on trains by the militants of NDFB-ATF
June 23: Union Government has decided
to extend the cease-fire with NDFB-PTF.
June 22: An extortion demand for
INR 200,000 was served by a NDFB militant on Hafiz Basir Ahmed,
MLA, Bilasipara West of Dhubri District.
June 21: Three NDFB militants were
shot dead by the SFs in an encounter that took place at Gosaigaon
in Kokrajhar District .One of the militants was identified as Bipul
Rabha. Some arms were also recovered from the encounter site. The
NDFB-ATF militants have taken shelter in north Bengal area of West
Bengal to escape the pressure from SFs in Assam. A highly placed
source in Assam police told that Subraksha Brahma alias Sagrid,
who was arrested at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad
in Hyderabad recently, confessed that several hardcore militants
of the outfit have taken shelter in north Bengal, especially in
Jalpaiguri District. "According to him, most of their cadres are
hiding in Jaigaon and Kumargram, among other areas, in Jalpaiguri
district with the help of Communist Party of India-Maoist and activists
of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation," the source said. Sagrid
further revealed that NDFB-ATF leader B. Anthai alias Onthao
is hiding in Nepal. The suspension of operations with NDFB is likely
to be extended beyond June 30th.
June 20: Central Government interlocutor
P.C. Haldar and the NDFB-P discussed the peace process The meeting
focused on the issue of a separate Bodoland, a key issue raised
by the NDFB-P. Haldar assured the NDFB-P of a political solution
to the Bodoland issue within the framework of the Indian Constitution,
while the Bodo outfit insisted that the proposed Bodoland should
include the tribal belts and blocks right from North Bank to Sadiya.
An 11-member team of the NDFB-P, including outfit chairman Govinda
Basumatary and secretary S Sanjaram, and a BNC member attended the
meeting held at the Assam Police guesthouse, Kahilipara in Guwahati.
June 16: A militant of NDFB-ATF
was killed by SFs at Number 3 Salaikhati village in the Biswanath
Chariali Police Station in Sonitpur District. The identity of the
slain militant is yet to be confirmed.
The NDFB-P on June 16 called a 48-hour
railway and national highway bandh in the state on June 20 to press
for an immediate grant of a state of Bodoland for Bodo people under
Articles 2 and 3 of the Indian Constitution.
June 15: SFs arrested a militant
of NDFB-ATF, identified as Milan Brahma (24), from Bansijhara village
under Bogribari Police Station of Kokrajhar District.. SFs recovered
a 9 mm pistol, one magzine and 6 rounds ammunition from him.
SFs arrested a NDFB-ATF militant identified
as Khalilur Rahman (45) from Baniamari village under Gouripur Police
Station of Dhubri District. SFs recovered one .303 single-shot pistol
and two rounds of ammunition from him.
June 11: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
said that the ULFA cadres would have to formally sign a ceasefire
accord vowing suspension of operations, before the peace talks takes
a concrete shape. "Everything would be done as per the norms and
even though they have come over ground formal announcement of ceasefire
from both the sides would be a necessity," Gogoi said, while replying
to a question at a press conference. Gogoi also informed that the
Ranjan Daimary-faction of the (NDFB) has expressed its willingness
to meet him to discuss certain issues, to which he had obliged.
"I will meet them within this month and ask them to submit a report
to facilitate talks. Our stand is the same even with the BW). We
welcome talks but those who resort to violence would be dealt with
firmly," the Chief Minister added.
One NDFB militant, identified as Dwijen
Narzary (30) of Bhandorguri in Chirang, was arrested from Alengmari
of Amteka village under Amguri sub-Police Station of Chirang District.
One hand-made bomb with two extortion letters recovered from Narzary.
June 3: NDFB-PTF asked the Centre
to replace the bureaucrat interlocutor with a political representative
from the Prime Minister's Office to ensure a political solution
to the Bodo problem. In a statement released to the media, the information
and publicity secretary of the outfit, S. Sanjarang, said the ongoing
discussions between the NDFB-PTF and the Centre's nominated interlocutor
were going nowhere. "The interlocutors nominated by the Government
are simply bureaucrats and followers of the custodian law, and cannot
take decisions on any political problems," he said, adding that
the outfit wanted the Centre to involve a political representative
from the Prime Minister office (PMO) to politically resolve the
May 30: A militant of NDFB-ATF,
identified as B. Safre, was killed by SFs at Amlaiguri under Serfanguri
Police Station in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered a Sweden-made
7.65 pistol along with three magazines and 12 rounds of ammunition.
NDFB-ATF 'vice-chairman' G. Rifikhang
was sent to five-day Police custody by the Kamrup chief judicial magistrate`s
court in Kokrajhar District.
May 23: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Abdus Sattar (28) and Abdul Munna (34), were arrested by SFs
from Madhusoulmari village under Gouripur police station of Dhubri
district. One pistol and one round of ammunition were recovered
May 22: UDPF called a 24-hour Assam
bandh (general strike) demanding a separate Bodoland state
and an early solution to the NDFB problem. The NDFB (Progressive)
extended its support to the bandh.
May 19: SFs arrested two militants
of NDFB-ATF from Baldova Part-II village in Dhurbi District. The
arrestees were identified as Fazlu Seikh and Razaak Ali.
May 17: NDFB-PTF demanded a clarification
from Chidambaram over why ULFA was treated with kid gloves despite
being a banned outfit, while rules were different for other militant
groups. NDFB 'general secretary' B. Swmkhwr said that we submitted
a memorandum to the Centre and hope for a favourable response adding
that the outfit was in favour of expediting the dialogue.
May 13: Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi,
said that his priority is to end insurgency problem in the State.
"I will try and end the insurgency problem in the state. I will
bring Paresh Baruah to the negotiating table and the NDFB. Creation
of job avenues for the unemployed will be my priority. Once we arrest
this problem, the level of insurgency will come down," he stated.
May 12: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
said that the next Government would be a Congress-led government
and that the new Government will resume the talk's process. The
Centre and the State Governments are engaged in talks with pro-talk
factions of ULFA-PTF, NDFB and DHD among others. Dialogue with the
Pro-Talk faction of ULFA is slated to resume in June.
May 11: SFs arrested a NDFB militant
in the Nishan village of Goalpara District. The arrestee was identified
as John Sangma (32). SFs recovered one .32 revolver, ammunition
and extortion notes signed by platoon commander Khorang Boro of
the NDFB demanding INR one million from a businessman were recovered
SFs arrested four NDFB militants in
Chirang District. The arrestees were identified as Hasad Basumtrary
(22), Sankar Basumatary (28), Pratap Basumatary (21) and Swamdwn Narzary
(21). SFs recovered one 9 mm pistol, five rounds of ammunition, one
country-made pistol, one Chinese grenade, two rounds of 7.62 and five
NDFB extortion notes.
May 10: NDFB militants, identified
as Swnwkhwr Basumatary, Birdow Basumatary, Derhasat Basumatary and
Chandan Basumatary, were arrested by SFs from Besargaon under Bijni
Police Station in Chirang District.
May 8: Assam Police came across
several incidents of businessmen been served extortion notices in
Guwahati itself and a senior official of the Assam Police confirmed
on May 8 that cadres of militant groups like ULFA and NDFB continue
to carry out the drive across the State, including the capital city
May 7: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Lokendra Daimary and Champak Basumatary, were arrested in Golaghat
April 28: Two women militants belonging
to the NDFB-ATF were arrested by SFs on April 28 from the Indo-Bhutan
border area in Kokrajhar District.
April 23: The Assam Government on
sought extension of ban on NDFB for two more years, saying the outfit
has not shun violence in the state. Evidences of NDFB sponsored
violence in Kamrup and Sonitpur Districts were produced by Assam
Government representatives to the Unlawful Activities Prevention
Tribunal, headed by Justice P K Bhasin, during a hearing.
April 17: A surrendered NDFB member,
Govinda Ramchiary, was killed by three persons identified as Ratul
Das, Prafulla Das and Rabiram Das at Daosafari Chowk, Kharua village
in Nalbari District.
April 13: One person, identified
as Ranendra Borgoyary (35) of Laukriguri, was killed in Ballamjhora
in Kokrajhar District. Police said Borgoyary, a surrendered NDFB
cadre, was the vice- president of Gossaigaon District committee
of the UDPF but had joined BPF before the Assembly election.
April 7: Two militants of the NDFB-ATF
were killed by SFs in Sonitpur District. The militants were identified
as Duphang, 'platoon commander' of the Rangapara unit of the NDFB
and his Security guard, Nilant. The SFs recovered two AK-56 rifles,
three magazines and 18 cartridges and 32 rounds of live ammunition
besides two diaries and three mobile handsets from the possession
of the slain militants.
April 6: The SSB trooper, who went
missing after militants attacked a joint team of the Army and SSB
jawans at Lalbita in Kokrajhar District on April 4, resurfaced in
a forest village in Nalbari District. The trooper, identified as
Radheshyam Yadav, was untraceable since the attack by suspected
militants of the NDFB-ATF on the joint team, in which two SSB personnel,
identified as Bhagat Prasad and Subash, were killed.
April 4: Two SFs were killed and
another two injured by militants of the NDFB-ATF in Kokrajhar District.
This is the second such incident within a month. As reported earlier,
on March 14, eight BSF personnel were killed and another eight injured
in an ambush by militants at Ultapani reserve forest bordering Bhutan
in Kokrajhar District.
March 28: SFs arrested three militants
of anti-talks faction of NDFB from Bodopur in Kokrajhar District.
The arrestees were identified as Dala Basumatary, Rindao Basumatary
and Sankhan Mushahary.
March 16: A NDFB militant was killed
in an encounter with SFs in Khowla Centre area under Dhekiajuli
Police Station along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur
District. A US-made pistol and INR 28,000 in cash were recoverd
March 14: Eight BSF Personnel were
killed and five others injured when their vehicle was ambushed by
the Anti-talk faction of the NDFB-ATF militants in Kokrajhar District
March 8: SFs
arrested two NDFB militants in New Guwahati area The arrestees were
identified as Mithisen Swargiary alias Kamal Swargiary and Sanjeev
Brahma. Ammunition and electronic detonators were recovered from
the possession of the arrested militants.
March 12: SFs
arrested three suspected militants, including a woman cadre of NDFB-ATF
at Bhalukmari near Rowta Police Station in Udalguri District. An
AK-56 rifle, ammunition and a rifle bayonet were recovered from
the possession of the arrested militants.
March 4: Highly placed sources said
that strong bonding between the militant groups of the North East
having bases in Myanmar is a major cause of concern for the security
agencies. The ULFA-ATF and NDFB-ATF recently sent small batches
of new recruits to the neighboring country for training in handling
of weapons. The sources revealed that the militant groups of the
North East are coming closer to each other in Myanmar in the interest
of their own survival and most of the outfits of the region are
having strong bases in the Taka (Taga) area in the Sagain division
The ‘vice chairman’ of the anti-talk
faction of the NDFB-ATF, G Rifikhang, who is heading the outfit
after the arrest of Ranjan Daimary, is still believed to be in Bangladesh,
while, the IK Songbijit, the ‘Army chief’ of the outfit is now near
Myanmar-China border and security agencies are of the view that
he also visited China recently.
February 27: A top militant of the
NDFB-ATF identified as Anjima Boro alias Ajit Murong alias Ajit
Boro, involved in several bombings was arrested along the India-Bangladesh
border in Meghalaya. He is reported to have arrested after he sneaked
into the country from Bangladesh through Baldova village in West
Garo Hills District. The militant leader is also the prime accused
in the IED explosion damaging the iron bridge at Zigzag in West
Garo Hills District.
February 23: Seven ULFA and one
NDFB militants were arrested by SFs from Tinsukia District and Dhekiajuli
Panbari under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur District, respectively.
NDFB-ATF denied that the three persons
killed by SFs in Goalpara District on February 19 were cadres of
the outfit. The ‘general secretary’ of the outfit, N. Dinthi Gwra,
in a statement emailed to the media said the dead were not cadres
of the NDFB-ATF.
February 17: Eleven days after being
abducted on February 6 at gunpoint by suspected militants belonging
to the anti talks faction of NDFB-ATF, the three remaining volunteers
of WWF- Syed Nausad Zaman, Goutom Kishore Sharma and Pranjal Kumar
Saikia - were released unharmed near Kokrajhar town in Western Assam
on February 17.
February 15: The prime suspect behind
some of the major bombings in Assam, Mathuram Brahma alias Mudoi
of NDFB, who was arrested by Meghalaya Police from village Rangsana
in Ri-bhoi District bordering Assam on February 10, would be handed
over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
February 12: Interrogation of the
four arrested NDBF militants revealed that militants continue to
use the porous Meghalaya stretch of the India-Bangladesh border.
Meanwhile, a Police Officer claimed that the route used by NDBF
militants is exclusively used by HNLC militants and thus there could
be some link between HNLC and NDFB.
February 11: The NDFB-P called for
economic blockade from February 15 expressing dissatisfaction over
the non-progress of political dialogue with the Centre and demanding
an early solution to the Bodoland issue.
February 10: Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi confirmed that NDFB-ATF is behind the abduction of six members
of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on February 6. However, three members
were released by militants on February 8.
SFs arrested four top ranking NDFB
militants, including the masterminds of the 2008 Assam serial blasts
and the 2010 serial killings in Assam, from Byrnihat in Ri Bhoi
District. The arrestees were identified as Mathuram Brahma alias
Mudoi alleged to be the mastermind behind the October 2008 serial
blasts in Assam, Lachit Boro alias Haijang a ‘commander’
who masterminded the serial killing of 20 people in Assam's Sonitpur
District, Nwzar Basumatary and Mukul Boro. It is learnt that the
arrested militants had entered into Indian territory from Bangladesh
through West Khasi Hills and were hiding in Byrnihat, waiting for
an opportunity to sneak into Assam.
February 6: A militant, identified
as B Thukang (28), belonging to NDFB-Progressive was killed by unknown
miscreants in Bagmara village, under Dotma in Kokrajhar District.
February 3: An NDFB militant was
arrested by the SFs from Bharalumukh in Kamrup.
January 31: Chidambaram said that
the NDFB-ATF plea for talks would be considered once Government
is satisfied that violence, abduction and extortion have come to
January 21: In a joint operation
of Army and Police, one NDFB-ATF militant, identified as Jona Basumatary
alias B. Hojai (23) of Balajhar, Bengtol was arrested at
Kokrajhar of Chirang District under Basgaon P.S. One 9 mm pistol
with some live magazines were also recovered from the rebel.
January 19: A cadre belonging to
NDFB-ATF, identified as Abinash Brahma (21), was arrested along
with three-and-a-half kilograms of RDX and 30 detonators from Bijini
in Chirang District.
January 18: SFs arrested a cadre
belonging to the NDFB-ATF, identified as Sosen Narzary (42), from
Mazbat area of Darrang District and recovered a cash amount of INR
40,000, a pistol with ammunition and other objectionable materials
from his possession. The arrested cadre confessed his involvement
in the ongoing extortion drive as per the instruction of senior
leaders of the NDFB-ATF.
January 17: The Central Government
wants the NDFB-ATF, headed by Ranjan Daimary, to abjure violence
before formal talks get underway. The Centre’s pre-condition was
conveyed by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to the delegation
of BNC led by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary. He also said that the
Central Government would like to talk to both factions of the NDFB
together and not separately.
January 13: Interpol issued a Red
Corner notice against Rajen Goyari alias G Rifikhang, 'vice-president'
of the NDFB-ATF for his alleged involvement in the use of weapons,
explosives and acts of terrorism. Goyari is one of the prime accused
of the October 30, 2008 serial blasts and has been chargsheeted
in connection with it by the CBI along with 18 others.
'Deputy commander-in-chief' of NDFB-ATF
George Bodo, who was produced before the Court of Judicial Magistrate
(First Class) in Guwahati, was remanded to another four days' custody
of the CBI. Earlier, the NDFB-ATF leader was granted five days' custody,
which expired on January 13.
January 10: Ranjan Daimary, the
'chairman' of the NDFB-ATF, declared a unilateral ceasefire for
six months. Within hours of the declaration, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary
sought suspension of operations against NDFB-ATF.
January 1: Two militants belonging
to the Pro-Talks Faction of the NDFB and a civilian were shot dead
by unidentified militants in village Mukuldang of Kokrajhar District.
Three other locals were injured in the attack. The NDFB-PTF accused
the BLT of carrying out the attack.
December 29: The ‘chairman’ of the
NDFB-ATF Ranjan Daimary was granted bail by the Tezpur chief judicial
magistrate’s Court in the Bhalukpung blast case on July 13, 2009.
Daimary was released on two sureties of INR 25,000 each as the public
prosecutor for the Government did not object to the bail plea. This
is the third bail granted to Daimary out of the 10 criminal cases
filed against him.
December 28: The ‘chief’ of the
NDFB-ATF Ranjan Daimary was granted bail by the Court of Sub Divisional
Judicial Magistrate,Biswanath Chariali in connection with the Biswanath
Chariali case number 151/09 related to Bhimajuli massacre in which
12 persons were killed in Sonitpur District on October 4, 2009.
December 27: Two top militants belonging
to the NDFB-ATF sent feelers for talks in the wake of Assam Government’s
intensified efforts to bring the NDFB-ATF to the negotiating table.
The outfit’s vice-president, Rajen Goyari alias G. Rifikhang,
and the commander of Bodoland Army (the armed wing of NDFB) I.K.
Songbijit, as well as some other senior members of the faction have
sent feelers to the Government for negotiation, a highly placed
December 23: A militant belonging
to the NDFB-ATF, identified as Sanjib Basumatary, was arrested in
Harinaguri area of Kokrajhar District. According to Police the arrested
militant was allegedly involved in the killing of three people.
December 22: Three militants belonging
to the NDFB-ATF were arrested from Bhalukpung in Arunachal Pradesh.
The arrested militants were suspected to be involved in the killing
of eight Hindi-speaking persons in Boimara near Seijusa on the Assam-Arunachal
Pradesh border on November 8, 2010. The three were arrested during
a joint operation of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Police, said Sonitpur
District Superintendent of Police Anand Prasad Tiwari. Three 9mm
pistols with live ammunition were recovered from them.
December 13: ‘Deputy commander-in-chief’
of the NDFB-ATF B. Jwangkhang alias George Bodo and his body
guard S. Baglari were produced before the Court of Special Divisional
Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup where the duo was remanded to 14 days
Police custody. The custody was permitted on the strength of Basistha
Police station case number 439/10, which relates to an extortion
demand of INR 2 million.
December 12: The self-styled ‘deputy
commander-in-chief’ of the NDFB-ATF B. Jwangkhang alias George Boro,
a prime accused in the October 30, 2008 serial blasts who was arrested
in Aizawl by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Information Bureau
on December 10, was brought to Guwahati.
December 11: SFs arrested the self-styled
deputy ‘commander-in-chief’ of the NDFB-ATF, George Boro, a key
accused in the October 30, 2008, serial blasts from Aizawl in Mizoram.
December 6: A militant belonging
to NDFB-ATF, identified as Robin Narzary, was injured in an encounter
with Police near Dhekiajuli in northern Assam's Sonitpur District.
Police recovered a pistol, a mobile, a walkie-talkie set, bomb making
materials and tools to make country guns from the spot.
SFs arrested Jaharlal Mushahari,
an NDFB-ATF militant and close aide of general secretary of the
outfit Rifikhang, from Koilajuli area under Biswanath Police station
in Sonitpur District following an encounter. Police recovered INR
650,000 in cash, a pistol, ammunition, mobile and SIM cards from
him. "He is one of the most wanted cadres who were involved
in several crimes, including the recent killings," the Superintendent
of Police, Sonitpur, A.K. Tiwari, said.
December 2: Police arrested two
suspected NDFB cadres during a routine checking in Baska District.
Police seized a pistol from them.
November 24: The Assam Police sounded
a warning of the NDFB-ATF strike plans against Hindi-speaking people
at Dhekiajuli in Soniptur District in the next 72 hours and even
asked members of the community to move out of vulnerable areas to
An operational plan against NDFB-ATF
was firmed by the MHA following a meeting with the Assam Government.
November 18: The cadres of the NDFB-PTF
distributed a map depicting a separate Bodoland to the participants
in the Bodo national convention. The map included nine Districts.
The NDFB cadres insisted that a resolution be passed by the convention
on the basis of the map.
One of the militants belongs to
NDFB-ATF, involved in the killing of 24 persons in different parts
of the State November 8-10 was arrested by the Police. Security
Force personnel have reportedly identified the militants.
November 11: The anti-talk faction
of the NDFB issued fresh threat to all communities residing in the
Bodo belt, Security Forces or "other Indian communities", warning
of more "heinous and horrible results" if they make "any mistake
or crime against the NDFB." The 'Organising secretary' of the outfit
B. Naison extended the outfit's support to the Bodo National Convention
to be held on November 18-19. In a statement, he urged the Bodoland
People's Front, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, the All Bodo Students' Union
and other Bodo organisations to protest alleged killings of innocent
Bodos by Police and SFs.
November 10: The anti-talk faction
of the NDFB shot dead a woman, identified as Kalwa Chauhan and injured
three civilians at Jamuguri village in Kokrajhar District. With
this the death toll in the violence since November 8 has increased
An NDFB cadre, Gwmchar Daimary, was
arrested by the Police from Latakata under Bashistha police station
of Sonitpur District along the Meghalaya border along with a linkman.
Two kilograms of RDX was seized from the militant. Following the arrest
of Gwmchar Daimary, the Security Forces claimed that Guwahati was
next on the NDFB's hitlist.
An arrested NDFB militant, identified
as Hagrama Basumatary revealed the method of the November 8 incident.
Explaining how groups of three systematically carried out the carnage
before slipping into Arunachal Pradesh forests with help from Bodo
settlers. During interrogation, Basumatary revealed that in each of
the "operations" conducted in Sonitpur and Udalguri Districts, three-member
trained squads were involved.
November 9: Three more persons were
shot dead by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB militants in Assam
taking the toll to 22. The militants shot dead two Hindi-speaking
persons of a minority community at Ultapani in Kokrajhar District
on the Indo-Bhutan border and shot dead a cycle mechanic, identified
as Paran Mondal, at his residence in Domgaon village bordering Chirang
District, Police said. So far the killings have been reported from
One of the injured people in the November
8 incidents also died on November 9.
November 8: At least 19 persons,
including 13 Hindi-speaking people, were killed and several others
injured when militants of the anti-talks faction of the (NDFB),
led by Ranjan Daimary went on a killing spree in four places in
Northern-Assam. The victims included two women.
November 2: In reaction to the threat
call by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB- Anti talk the security
arrangement has been beefed up in entire Kokrajhar District. According
to a highly placed Police sources, the security has been stepped
up along the 70 Kilo Metre railway track in the District and as
many as 45 railway culverts have been put under strong vigil. It
is also revealed that a strong contingent of NDFB cadres has banned
out across a few inaccessible hideouts in some vulnerable pockets
with the aim of carrying out subversive activities in the area.
NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary said
that he had no knowledge about the threat issued to the State Government
by the NDFB on November 1. Daimary said: "I have no link with other
leaders of my organization for the past few months. I can’t say
anything on the issue now." When asked on peace talks between the
Government and the NDFB, Daimary said: "Right now, I can’t say anything
November 1: The NDFB threatened
to kill 20 or more people for every NDFB cadre killed by Security
Forces. "From today onwards, if any innocent NDFB cadres were
killed by the Indian Army in the name of fake encounter, the armed
wing of the NDFB will take action against any Indian," B Jwngkhang,
deputy chief of the NDFB Army, said in an e-mailed statement. "An
innocent Bodo will be equal to 20 Indians or maybe more and we don’t
care who they are, maybe Indian civilian or Indian Forces,"
the statement said. "Anytime and any moment we are ready to
strike. Remember this warning, and be serious before killing any
innocent Bodo people," the statement warned the State Government.
The BTC deputy chairman Khampa Borgoyari
who led a delegation to the NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary informed
that Daimary assured the delegation that he would respect any decision
to be taken by the Bodo convention. The two-day Bodo convention
slated from November 11 at Kokrajhar District has been convened
with a view to uniting the Bodo community.
October 30: An NDFB militant along
with two other were arrested by Police in Assam's Morigaon District.
The militant was allegedly involved in several subversive activities.
The Police recovered several arms and ammunitions along with some
documents from the militant.
October 29: An NDFB- Anti talk militant
was shot dead by Security Forces at Singirmari under Kazigaon Police
station in Parbhatjhora subdivision of Kokrajhar District. A pistol,
six rounds of live bullets, two mobiles, and extortion notes were
recovered from the slain militant. The militant is yet to be identified.
Two NDFB-anti talk militants involved
in the serial blasts in Assam in 2008 were arrested in Nagaon Distric.
The militants are identified as Haitha Basumatary and Rajendra Basumatary
who were involved in the serial blasts which left over 90 persons
dead and another 500 injured in Kokrajhar, Barpeta and Bongaigaon
Districts, besides Guwahati in October 30, 2008.
October 26: A special Tamil Nadu
Police team arrested a NDFB militant, identified as Laimwn Boro
alias Langdong (29), near the Karnataka border. Superintendent
of Police A.G. Babu told that Boro was arrested near SIPCOT in Hosur
on a tip-off from the Assam Police.
October 15: A portion of a railway
track was damaged when suspected anti talk factions of the NDFB
militants triggered a blast near Singimari, five kilometre from
Kokrajhar railway station in Kokrajhar District, around 9.30pm (local
time), even as security measures were beefed up in the Bodo belt
and lower Districts of Assam. Police personnel recovered another
bomb packed in a gas cylinder and a 50-metre electric wire from
the blast site. The blast partially damaged a two-metre stretch
of the track near Salakati railway station. A railway source said
the blast occurred when a goods train was scheduled to pass the
October 14: Unidentified miscreants
on a motorcycle shot at and wounded two cadres of the pro-talk faction
of the NDFB at Sarenapara in Baksa District. The wounded cadres
were identified as Bijoy Narzary and Dinesh Narzary.
Four cadres of the anti-talk faction
of NDFB were arrested by a joint team of the Police and Army at
Behali area under Bishwanath Chariali sub-division in Sonitpur District,
when they were on their way to create disturbances during the Durga
Puja festivities. The arrested militants were identified as Apu
Basumatary, Bija Singh, Tris Mushari and Rabi Rahman. A stolen vehicle
along with some documents was recovered from their possession.
October 13: One NDFB cadre belonging
to anti-talks faction identified as Gajenser, was killed when the
troops foiled an attempt to abduct a contractor from Mazbat in Udalguri
District. The contractor was rescued. The slain militant was a wanted
militant and in-charge of ‘finance’ of the NDFB in Udalguri. One
pistol, extortion notes and documents about extortion-related activities
of the outfit were recovered.
October 12: Dedung Daimary alias
Khangru a leader of the Ranjan Daimary NDFB, his wife Nisha Daimary
and their associate Johny Dung who were reportedly arrested by the
Karnataka Police from Bangalore, were brought to Mangaldai of Darrang
October 11: The Army unearthed an
extortion racket run by a cadre of the Ranjan Daimary faction of
the NDFB after tracking calls made by him from cellular phones from
his hideout in Bangalore in Karnataka. Dedung Daimary alias Khangur,
said to be a nephew of NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary, was reportedly
arrested by the Bangalore Police on October 10 along with two others
— Nisha Daimary and Johny Dung.
October 10: one militant belonging
to the anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified as Philimon Narzary
(24), was arrested by the Army and Police in a joint operation at
Mohanpur village in Kokrajhar District on an unspecified date .
One automatic pistol along with its ammunition was recovered from
October 8: Two NDFB militants, including
a woman, were arrested in Bangalore for allegedly making extortion
calls to a Government official in Assam, Police said, reports Shillong
Times. Dedung Daimary alias Khangur (25) and his wife Nisha Daimary,
were taken into custody for allegedly making calls from Bangalore
to the official and demanding money from him, Deputy Commissioner
of Police (South Division) Sonia Narang said. The duo also gave
some bank account numbers to the official to deposit the money.
Dedung is the nephew of NDFB ‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary.
October 6: The Police rescued Rohan
Dutta (20), BBA student, from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District who
was abducted on October 4 from the Guwahati city, reports Telegraph.
Nine youths, including two students of a city college, who had allegedly
abducted him to hand him over to the NDFB militants, were arrested.
A laptop, two cellular phones and the hired vehicle, a Mahindra
Bolero vehicle used in the abduction, were recovered by the Police.
The anti-talks faction of the NDFB is luring youths with easy money
to carry out abductions for them.
October 3: The Police shot dead
four NDFB cadres during an encounter at a thickly forested area
at Dekatan in Dhemaji District and rescued an abducted trader, Cotton
Nandy. Two AK-56 rifles were recovered from the encounter site,
adds Shillong Times. Nandy was abducted from the Dhemaji area by
the NDFB on September 21. The group was negotiating with his family
to pay up a huge ransom to secure his release.
Police sources said that at least
10 persons are still in the captivity of the anti-talk faction of
the NDFB. The sources also said that as many as 23 cases of abduction
by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB were reported in 2010 and 28
persons were abducted.
October 2: Four persons were abducted
by half-a-dozen unidentified militants from Bhaicherra village in
Hailakandi District of Assam. The militants abducted two persons
from a Bolero jeep and the other two from a Sumo (Vehicle) filled
with passengers. The abducted persons were identified as Abdul Rahim
(22), Pallab Bora (28), Farid Uddin (28), and Badrul Islam (25).
The NDFB-Progressive, under a cease-fire
pact with the Centre, said it would not compromise on the issue
of a separate Bodoland and asked the Bodo people to unite and fight
for it. The group’s president B. Sungthagra alias Diren Boro, speaking
on the occasion of its 24th foundation day, said, "So far the
NDFB had two tripartite sittings with the Centre and Assam government
to discuss the charter of demands submitted by the NDFB. We have
made it clear that the political demand for a separate state will
not be compromised, come what may."
The anti-talks faction of the NDFB
extended a hand of friendship to the NDFB- Progressive, asking for
a helping hand in their fight for ‘liberation’.
October 3: The Police shot dead
four NDFB cadres during an encounter at a thickly forested area
at Dekatan in Dhemaji District and rescued an abducted trader, Cotton
Nandy. Two AK-56 rifles were recovered from the encounter site,
adds Shillong Times. Nandy was abducted from the Dhemaji area by
the NDFB on September 21. The group was negotiating with his family
to pay up a huge ransom to secure his release.
Police sources said that at least
10 persons are still in the captivity of the anti-talk faction of
the NDFB. The sources also said that as many as 23 cases of abduction
by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB were reported in 2010 and 28
persons were abducted.
October 2: Four persons were abducted
by half-a-dozen unidentified militants from Bhaicherra village in
Hailakandi District of Assam. The militants abducted two persons
from a Bolero jeep and the other two from a Sumo (Vehicle) filled
with passengers. The abducted persons were identified as Abdul Rahim
(22), Pallab Bora (28), Farid Uddin (28), and Badrul Islam (25).
The NDFB-Progressive, under a cease-fire
pact with the Centre, said it would not compromise on the issue
of a separate Bodoland and asked the Bodo people to unite and fight
for it. The group’s president B. Sungthagra alias Diren Boro, speaking
on the occasion of its 24th foundation day on October 2, said, "So
far the NDFB had two tripartite sittings with the Centre and Assam
government to discuss the charter of demands submitted by the NDFB.
We have made it clear that the political demand for a separate state
will not be compromised, come what may."
The anti-talks faction of the NDFB
extended a hand of friendship to the NDFB- Progressive, asking for
a helping hand in their fight for ‘liberation’.
September 29: A divisional engineer
has fled from Rangapara station in Sonitpur District after suspected
NDFB militants served him with an extortion demand. Sources in the
railways said that the official fled to Guwahati a few days back
after he started receiving phone calls from militants. The incident
comes a month after the NDFB militants abducted two railway employees,
a goods train driver and his assistant, from the Assam-Arunachal
border on August 29. Sources said the NDFB had demanded INR five
million to release the duo.
September 27: Three NDFB cadres
were arrested by Security Forces at Lalmati under Bakalia Police
Station in Karbi Anglong District. They were identified as ‘sergeant
major’ Binut Khakhlary, Bharat Basumatary and Lakhinath Brahma.
September 25: Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi said that he was hopeful of engaging the ULFA in a dialogue
soon even as he denied having any information about the 23 hardcore
ULFA militants held in Bangladesh being handed over to the Indian
authorities on September 24. "The only information we have
is that the militants left their camps…they have not been handed
over to us," he said at a press conference. He also said, "We
are optimistic about starting a dialogue with the ULFA soon even
though I cannot give you a date for that right now. And not just
the ULFA, our efforts are on to bring other outfits such as the
NDFB to the negotiation table".
September 23: Two cadres of ‘3rd
battalion’ of the NDFB were arrested at Sonapur in the outskirts
of Guwahati city. They were identified as Rana Brahma and Bijoy
Brahma. A Chinese made pistol, five round bullets, one Bangladeshi
SIM card and a cellular phone were recovered from them. According
to Police sources, the duo had come from Bangladesh to Shillong
September 21: Two NDFB militants
who were shot dead the Army at Gopehar village under Goreswar Police
Station in Baksa District on September 20 were identified as Biswajit
Basumatary (26) and Naren Boro (22). Police recovered two 9-mm pistols
with two rounds of live bullets, two hand grenades, six rounds of
live bullets of AK 47, three thousand twenty rupees, two wallets,
two cellular phones and one subscriber identity module (SIM).
A NDFB cadre, Ansuma Brahma (20),
was arrested by the Security Forces from Mahamaya Snanghat in Kokrajhar
District. A locally made pistol, two rounds of bullets and a magazine
were recovered from his possession.
BSF troops of the Assam and Meghalaya
frontier killed four militants of ULFA and Military Council of the
KLNLF, arrested 17 militants belonging to the Hynniewtrep National
Liberation Council (HNLC), KLNLF, People’s Liberation Army (PLA),
Military Council faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP),
United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Muslim United Liberation
Tigers of Assam (MULTA) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) among
others. They also got nine militants of ULFA, NDFB and All Adivasi
National Liberation Army (AANLA) to surrender along with arms and
September 20: Two suspected NDFB
militants were shot dead in an encounter with the Army personnel
at Gopchar village under Goreswar Police Station in Baksa District.
A NDFB militant surrendered before
BSF Inspector-General, Assam and Meghalaya frontier, R.C. Saxena,
in Shillong, Meghalaya. The duo deposited two 7.65-mm pistols, two
magazines and eight rounds of ammunition. The NDFB cadre, Jadhav
Boro alias Jadhan Mesh, joined the outfit in 2003, motivated and
persuaded by his colleague Khobai Boro alias Doctor. Jadhav was
a ‘self-styled corporal’ in the group. He was trained for three
months in Bangladesh along with 12 other cadres.
A NDFB militant, Mukunda Kumar Swargiary
(35) alias Nama, was arrested by the Army at Medlatari on
an unspecified date. 7.65 mm auto pistol, two live rounds of cartridges,
seven extortion letters pad of NDFB were recovered from his possession.
NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary,
who was in Nagaon jail, was produced before the Terrorist and Disruptive
Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) Court in Guwahati.
September 19: A group of NDFB militants
was arrested from Jakhalabandha of Nagaon District. Nine pistols,
three grenades, four detonators and over 100 rounds of ammunition
were recovered from their possession. The Police arrested another
NDFB cadre, Mukunda Sargayari, from Sarthebari in Barpeta District
on the same day.
September 18: Five NDFB militants,
Amrit Basumatary, Rupan Basumatary, Sivila Basumatary, Hangma Basumatary
and Meena Jomo were arrested at Guwahati Railway Station.
September 14: The ‘vice-president’
of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB, Rifikhang Goyari, said the
outfit had turned down the offer of peace talks from the Government
as the right to self-determination, historical rights of Bodo people
and the dreams of the martyrs were not included in the proposed
agenda submitted by the leaders of the pro-talks NDFB.
September 9: SFs claimed to have
identified a four-member group of NDFB militants who were involved
in the blast that derailed a goods train in Udalguri District. The
driver and the assistant driver were injured in the incident. Udalguri
Superintendent of Police A.K. Tiwari said the militants had come
from the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh and planted the IED under
a culvert on the tracks. Sixteen wagons of the goods train carrying
food grain from Rangia to North Lakhimpur were derailed.
Anti-talks faction of the NDFB 'chairman'
Ranjan Daimary was produced before the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities
(Prevention) Act (TADA) Court in Guwahati in connection with the case
No. 117/2000 filed in Udalguri Police Station.
September 2: A militant belonging
to the anti-talks faction of the NDFB, Sanjoy Basumatary (23), was
killed in a joint encounter by Chirang District Police and the Army
at Ipoali village under Bengtol Police Outpost. Arms and ammunition
were recovered from the slain militant.
September 1: The Police arrested
a cadre of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB, identified as Mithinga
Boro alias Mijwm, from Kokrajhar town. According to Police, the
cadre was engaged in collecting money for the outfit when the Police
arrested him. The Police said a US-made pistol was recovered from
his possession. Other members of the outfit managed to escape from
the incident site.
August 31: One NDFB militant, identified
as Dugga, was arrested by the Rangapara Police in Sonitpur District.
He confessed before the Police that he and two other NDFB cadres,
Sushil alias Belbung and Hajo had been involved in the abduction
of the two train drivers.
The Army arrested two cadres of
anti-talk faction of the NDFB, identified as Nokul Daimary and Swrangsa
Daimary, in Udalguri District. A pistol along with live ammunition
and extortion pads of anti-talk faction of the NDFB were recovered
from the possession of the duo. They confessed of having served
the INR 10 million extortion notes to the three premium tea gardens
owned by multi national tea giants of the area between July to August
August 30: The NDFB demanded INR
10 million from the family members of the two abducted train drivers
— Nirmal Chandra Borgohain (52) and his assistant Ajit Chiring Phukan
(38) — for their safe release. According to sources, the militants
contacted the family members of the two railway employees through
their mobile phones.
August 29: Two drivers, Chiring
Phukan and Nirmal Chandra Borgohai of a goods train bound for Bhalukpung
in Arunachal Pradesh from Assam, were abducted by armed militants
belonging to the NDFB near Gamani in Sonitpur District, official
sources said. This is the first incident of its kind in the State.
The HNLC maintains an on-and-off relationship
with the NSCN-IM, NDFB and NLFT, according to the ADGP (Meghalaya)
who also said the outfit's nexus with ULFA is not yet ascertained.
At present, the HNLC has around 50 active cadres, but each one of
them does not have arms and ammunitions. "The figure might not be
accurate as it is based on our assessment on sightings and technical
intercepts," Jain said. The outfit has its camps at Maulvi Bazar,
Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tract of Bangladesh. Many of its leaders
are into betel nut plantations and own stone quarries in the neighbouring
August 28: Two cadres of the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB were shot dead in an encounter with Security
Forces in two separate incidents in Kokrajhar District. One militant
was killed at Nayekgaon village. A 9mm pistol, seven live rounds
of bullets, one empty cartridge, one Chinese grenade and two magazines
were recovered from the possession of the slain militant. In a separate
incident, another NDFB militant was shot dead at Duligaon in Parbhatjhora
August 25: The Union Minister said
that it is a matter of great satisfaction that a number of groups
are engaged in talks with the Government of India. Among them are
NSCN-IM, pro-talk faction of the NDFB, Nunisa faction of the Dima
Halim Daogah (DHD), Black Widow (BW), United People's Democratic
Solidarity (UPDS), Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC), Karbi
Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Kuki National
Organization (KNO) and United Peoples Front (UPF), he said. H further
added, "We have appointed two Interlocutors: RS Pandey to talk to
the NSCN (IM) and PC Haldar to talk to NDFB (PT), DHD (Nunisa),
DHD (J), KLNLF, UPDS and ANVC, besides ULFA [United Liberation Front
August 24: Shillong Times
reports that in a large number executives of tea estates in north
Assam Districts of Baksa, Sonitpur, and Udalguri are being constantly
bothered by callers who identify themselves as members of militant
groups, asking for huge sums of money. This has prompted the industry
officials to ask the Police for security cover. A tea industry source
informed that the callers, who claim to be either members of the
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) or some Adivasi militant
groups, often demand money from tea executives posted in north Assam
gardens creating a fear psychosis among them.
August 17: Arunachal Pradesh Police
claimed to have arrested one of the seven abductors of the IFS official
from Maharashtra, Vilas Bardekar. Birmal Basumatari (24) was arrested
at Tezpur in Sonitpur District. Birmal Basumatari confessed that
he along with six other Bodo militants had abducted the senior IFS
official when he entered the forest in West Kameng District to study
butterfly species, Police said.
Anti-talk faction of the NDFB ‘chairman’,
Ranjan Daimary, was remanded to judicial custody by the Guwahati
TADA Court. Daimary was asked to be produced in the court again
on September nine for further orders.
August 15: The Assam Government
on August 15 asked the ULFA and NDFB militant groups to accept the
offer for talks to end the insurgency problem afflicting the State.
Addressing the Independence Day function at the Latasil playground
here, caretaker Chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman said, "The government
is sincere in its efforts and hopeful that ULFA and NDFB outfits
respond positively to the offer and sit for negotiation and help
in restoring peace in the state".
August 13: Two cadres belonging
to anti-talks faction of the NDFB surrendered at the Thakurbari
military garrison in Sonitpur District. They surrendered two AK-56
rifles, two magazines and 15 rounds of live ammunition.
August 11: Sangai Express
reports that the KLO, Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF),
NDFB, National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), Tripura Peoples'
Democratic Front (TPDF) and the ULFA called for a general shut down,
and asked people in the Northeast region to boycott the Independence
Day celebrations on August 15.
Security Forces claimed to have foiled
an attempt by the NDFB militants to blow up the railway track between
Kamakhya and Jogighopa railway stations in following recovery of a
powerful bomb from a group of cadres of the outfit in Goalpara District.
Security sources informed that five
NDFB militants were arrested from their hideout at Amjunga near Dhupdhara
in Goalpara District the same day and an IED weighing five kilogram
was recovered from them along with a revolver and ammunition.
The Army and Police neutralised an
arms manufacturing factory of the NDFB at Rangapara in Sonitpur District
and arrested two women cadres of the outfit.
August 10: Arunachal Pradesh asked
the Union Government to fence the India-Myanmar border to check
the movement of militants from India's Northeast who have set up
base in the dense forests of the State. Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister,
Tako Dabi, in Agartala said the ULFA, the NDFB, the NSCN-IM and
NSCN-K have set up their base camps in the forests of Arunachal
August 9: A NDFB cadre, Mintu Daimary
(26), was arrested by SFs from near Dangtol railway station in Chirang
District when he was on his way to collect extortion money from
a trader, reported Telegraph.
A NDFB militant, Janil Brahma, was
arrested in a joint operation launched by the Army and local Police
from Tulsijhora village in Kokrajhar District.
August 8: Security arrangements
in and around the city of Guwahati has been strengthened in view
of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, reports Sentinel.
The recent subversive activities by ULFA and NDFB, particularly
the blast at Goalpara and recovery of grenades at Guwahati Railway
Station premises, have prompted the District administration to install
regular checking posts outside the station. Sources also confirmed
that the strength of CRPF and paramilitary forces in the city has
August 6: The intelligence sources
confirmed that the HNLC is planning "something big" which might
shock the Shillong city this time. The outfit, after losing its
ground a few years ago, is desperate to make its presence felt once
again in the city, sources said. "Once it is able to develop the
fear psychosis in the minds of the people, they would be able to
extort money from the city's non-tribal businessmen," sources said
claiming that extortion drive by HHLC has been totally wiped out.
Meanwhile, the sources have not denied any nexus between HNLC and
jehadi outfits like al Qaeda for subversive acts. There is also
strong suspect about HNLC getting arms from the NDFB and NSCN-IM.
"As per our information, HNLC does not have enough arms," the sources
August 5: Telegraph reports
the anti-talks faction of the NDFB is touring Nepal to set up base
there and carry forward its armed movement for a 'sovereign' Bodoland,
just months after setting up its general headquarters in Myanmar.
According to documents available with the daily, the outfit's general
meeting held in July had decided on the move. A six-member group
of the outfit under the leadership of "Lieutenant" G. Onthao visited
Nepal recently for a survey to set up the new hideout. "The outfit
has already set up its general headquarters in Myanmar some time
ago with the help of Manipur-based insurgent outfit, Kanglei Yawol
Kanna Lup (KYKL)," a senior Police official said. George Basumatary,
a key accused in the October 30 serial blasts in the State, is currently
looking after the general headquarters at Myanmar with about 40
One suspected militant belonging to
anti-talk faction of the NDFB was shot dead by Assam Rifles during
an encounter at Asrabari inside the Rowta Reserve Forest under Mazbat
Police Station in Udalguri District. However, two cadres of the outfit
managed to escape leaving behind one sophisticated rifle in the encounter
site. Later, the troops recovered one pistol of 7.65-mm calibre with
two magazines, one semi-automatic Chinese-made M 21 rifle of 7.62
calibre along with 18 rounds of ammunition, three hand grenades, 15
kilograms of RDX, one radio set, ten detonators, and two magazines
of 9 mm Carbine with twenty rounds of ammunition.
A bag containing 10 hand grenades
was found at Guwahati railway station, raising fears of militant attacks
in the run-up to Independence Day (August 15), reports Telegraph.
A Government Railway Police (GRP) constable spotted the bag around
2.30 am. Senior officials and a bomb disposal squad rushed to the
spot. On examination, the bomb experts said these were .36 high explosive
grenades. It is suspected that the grenades were brought in by either
ULFA or NDFB militants to carry out strikes in the city ahead of Independence
August 3: Four women cadres of the
anti-talk faction of NDFB were arrested along with a two-year-old
child by a team led by Superintendent of Police Jitmol Doley at
the Assam State Transport Corporation bus stop in Tezpur in Sonitpur
District. They were proceeding to Myanmar via Nagaland. Letters
by a NDFB leader regarding bomb blast plans were recovered from
them, official sources said. Police also recovered INR 1.2 million
in cash believed to be extortion money as well besides the letters
of NDFB's '3rd battalion' faction.
The recovered documents included six
letters of NDFB 'vice-chairman' G Risikhang about 'resolutions' of
the 'battalion' taken on May 10 and June 17 last to carry out bomb
blasts on major bridges to disrupt communication and vital installations
in Assam, besides proposals for sending certain NDFB militants to
Myanmar. A cellular phone was also recovered containing numbers of
senior NDFB cadres and outfit's headquarters in different parts of
Assam. The women were to hand over the money to yet unidentified persons
for supplying arms, ammunition and explosives, the sources said.
Contrary to reports of the INR 50
million ransom demands by Bodo militants to ensure his release, senior
forest official Vilas Bardekar on August 3 said the militants did
not seek any money from the Maharashtra Government. "The militants
holding AK-47s never demanded money neither from me and I think nor
from Maharashtra government. They thought I was from the media following
which they kidnapped me and kept me in their camps," the officer said
when asked if there was truth in the reports about his abductors seeking
huge ransom for his release. The officer was released on August 2
at Dhekiajuli, Assam.
August 2: Police recovered a crude
bomb weighing nearly 2.5 kilogrammes from Gukulkata under Gossaigaon
subdivision in Kokrajhar District, according to Telegraph. According
to sources, some villagers noticed a bomb-like object near the boundary
wall of the house of a 'commander' of the pro-talk faction of the
NDFB, Loknath Narzary, and informed the Police. Narzary was not
home at that time as he stays at a designated camp. The Police then
recovered the handmade crude bomb with a wire connected to it from
a nearby bamboo grove and bomb experts later defused it.
August 1: The Indian Forest Service
(IFS) official of the Maharashtra cadre, V.S. Bardekar, who was
abducted from a village in Arunachal Pradesh by the anti-talks faction
of the NDFB, was released at Dhekiajuli in Assam. Militants abducted
Bardekar from Daimara village of West Kameng District of Arunachal
Pradesh, bordering Assam's Sonitpur District, on May 12. Sources
said the abductors released him after a INR 10.4 million ransom
which was scaled down from INR 50 million. The Director-General
of Police of Arunachal Pradesh, Kanwaljit Deol, confirmed Bardekar's
release but did not mention the ransom.
Confusion prevails over the identity
of the outfit that triggered a blast in Goalpara on July 30. Suspicion
has fallen on the ULFA and the anti-talks faction of the NDFB, according
to Telegraph. A central intelligence source said Goalpara Police appeared
to be confused as Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram had on July 30
condemned the attack without specifying any outfit. Director-General
of police Shankar Barua has rushed to Goalpara and taken up the investigation
to end the confusion before zeroing in on a militant group, the source
said.According to him, ULFA and the anti-talks faction of the NDFB
after being marginalised have been seeking each other's support to
The outfits have been on extortion
drives jointly in lower Assam districts, particularly in Goalpara
and Kamrup. Sources said at the instance of the 'commandant' of '109th
battalion' of ULFA, Drishti Rajkhowa, Gulit Das and Pradeep Basumatary
of the battalion had been operating an extortion network in Goalpara
since March 2010. Rajkhowa has been camping in Bangladesh and Das
was acting as the de facto 'commandant' of the ULFA battalion, they
July 30: At least five CRPF troopers
were killed and 33 others injured, when the ULFA triggered an IED
blast by damaging a bus at Bhalukdubi under Goalpara District. Anu
Buragohain, who introduced himself as the 'spokesperson' of ULFA,
called up a local television channel claiming that the blast was
carried out by the outfit. He said though ULFA had 'remained quiet'
for some time, Security Forces continued to target its cadres and
that is why it had retaliated. He warned of more such strikes. Intelligence
sources, however, did not rule out the possibility of the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB militants executing the blast at the behest
of ULFA. "The precision of the execution certainly points to such
a possibility," a source said.
Two NDFB militants, Sonaram Basumatary
and Ramesh Rabha were arrested by the Kamrup Police from Boko area
of Kamrup District. Two 9-mm pistols and some ammunition were recovered
from their possession, Police sources said.
Security has been beefed up in lower
Assam ahead of Independence Day following intelligence reports that
NDFB and ULFA militants would carry out subversive activities, according
to Shillong Times. The militants have brought in huge quantities of
RDX and other explosives in the region, official sources said quoting
the reports. The explosives were suspected to have been brought to
Guwahati, Goalpara or South Kamrup and search operations have been
intensified in these areas.
'Publicity cell' of the outfit was
neutralised in Guwahati. An 'assistant publicity and information secretary',
B. Barbai alias Bakul Brahma alias B. Bihung, was arrested at Lankeswar
under Jalukbari Police Station. A woman cadre, identified as Sushmita
Brahma alias Sanshri Sushmita, was arrested along with him. The Police
said Sushmita was a hardcore cadre of the outfit and had received
arms training in Bangladesh. A laptop, a printer, a portable Digital
Video Disc player, two cellular phones and 11 Subscriber Identity
Module cards were recovered from their possession.
The Tea Association of India (TAI)
has sent a distress message to the Assam Government seeking security
in the wake of extortion notices being served by anti-talks faction
of the NDFB and All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) to several
of its member gardens in Sonitpur and Darrang Districts recently.
Sources in TAI, which has around 90 member gardens in Assam, said
that the matter had been taken up at the highest level. The sources
said the NDFB had recently served extortion notices to a few executives
of Chikonmati and Panbari tea estates. A couple of days ago, militants
armed with pistols and revolvers had abducted a senior staff member
of Panbari, head clerk Kamal Das. He was released the next morning
on payment of ransom, the sources added.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
said that the anti-talk factions of the ULFA and the NDFB might be
responsible for July 30 bomb blast in Goalpara District in Assam where
CRPF troopers were killed. He said that the personnel were targeted
when they were returning from an Army training centre. Chidambaram
said that a faction each of the ULFA and the NDFB had not joined the
peace process. "These groups may be behind the blast today," he added.
P. Chidambaram said factions of ULFA
and NDFB were not ready for talks with the Centre, added Telegraph.
He was speaking at the monthly presentation of his Ministry's report
card on July 30. "Not all rebel groups have come to the table. One
faction of the NDFB and another of Ulfa are against talks," Chidambaram
told reporters. Terming this incident as "very sad", Chidambaram said
it was still unclear who perpetrated the attack on the CRPF convoy.
July 29: The anti-talks faction
of the NDFB is recruiting tech-savvy youths to carry out their illegal
activities through cyberspace. The report adds that four NDFB cadres,
Gautom Boro alias Lucky alias Jasolau, Anjalu Brahma, Parikhit Boro
and Phunkha Basumatary were arrested by the SFs in Guwahati. All
four hail from Udalguri District. A laptop and six cellular phones
were recovered from their possession. Police said Parikhit (22)
is a fourth semester student of Computer Science of National Institute
of Information Technology (NIIT) while Anjalu Brahma (21) is pursuing
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) at B. Borooah College. "From
the interrogation of the accused we came to know that the outfit
is recruiting educated and tech-savvy youths for carrying out its
activities through the Internet," a Police source said. The Police
are also investigating whether the militants had plans to carry
out strikes in the city in the run-up to Independence Day.
Three NDFB cadres were arrested by
the Army in Baksa District. Two of them, Jeet Basumatary (20) and
Rojen Narzary (19) were arrested from Kumarikata and 2.5 kilogramme
explosives recovered from their possession. Their arrest led to the
arrest of Thomas Murmu (22) from Paharpur. About 500 grammes of explosives
were recovered from his possession. The trio was produced in Nalbari
court on July 30.
July 27: The Police sources said
ULFA and NDFB militants might be holed up in the city waiting for
an opportunity to set off bombs and other violent activities, adding,
"The ULFA and NDFB may also take the help of other militant groups
like the KLO, PLA, etc." Sources said strict security arrangements
would continue till August 15.
Five suspected NDFB linkmen were arrested
by the Dhemaji Police from various parts of the Dhemaji District.
July 26: Four Sashastra Seema Bal
(SSB) personnel, including an assistant commander, were killed and
three others injured in an ambush by the Ranjan Daimary faction
of the NDFB at Amlaiguri under Panbari Police Station in Chirang
District along Bhutan border. A Police spokesperson said militants
of the NDFB attacked a vehicle of the SSB's 15th Battalion.
"The NDFB militants later decamped with two rifles and two pistols
from the dead troopers," Inspector General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti
Mahanta said. The SSB is deployed to guard the 605-kilometre-long
India-Bhutan border in the Assam sector.
An anti-talk faction of the NDFB camp
was neutralised during a joint operation launched by the Assam Police
and Army at Panjuri under Dokmoka Police Station in Karbi Anglong
District. The source further stated that though exchange of firing
occurred between the joint operation team and the NDFB cadres, four
militants managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of dense
forest. The security sources claimed that two of them were believed
to be injured during the encounter. One lethod launcher, lethod grenade,
55 live AK-47 and six rounds of 303 rifle's ammunition were recovered
from the incident site. Besides, extortion receipt books and a constitutional
book of the NDFB outfit were found from the camp, the Army sources
July 25: Security sources said that
the entire India-Bangladesh border is still not fenced and though
the strength of the Border Security Force (BSF) has been increased,
there is need for further increasing of the strength of the border
guarding force so that one Border out Post (BOP) of the force is
visible from the next. There is urgent need for increasing patrolling
in the riverine international border. Sources pointed out that the
NDFB militants arrested recently admitted that some touts are operating
along the international border, who help the militants to cross
the border and so far, the Police and SFs have not been able to
bust the network of such touts on both sides of the border.
Two hard core militants of the anti-talk
faction of the NDFB were arrested by the Army while they were carrying
out extortion in the areas of Tangla, Dimakuchi and Bhergaon area
of the Udalguri District, reports Sentinel. Nersws Boro, a resident
of village of Shashtrapara under Tangla Police Station red handed
while he was indulging in extortion from traders in Dimakuchi market
and recovered a locally made pistol and extortion letters of the NDFB
from his possession.
On the basis of the information revealed
by the arrested militant, Shamla Boro of Village Rowmari No. 2 under
Khairabari Police Station was arrested on July 25 and recovered a
locally made pistol with several live rounds of ammunition from his
possession along with extortion pads and rubber stamp of the outfit.
Both the arrested militants confessed and divulged their link with
the NDFB and their involvement with the extortion drive in Tangla
and Bhergaon area.
July 20: SFs recovered a bomb-like
object, believed to be from the World War II era; from the Kamenbari
area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur District.Police
said the 100 kilogramme object was kept hidden in the area by cadres
of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB. "From the rusting on the
surface we can assume that it is probably a bomb of the World War
II era," Sonitpur Additional Superintendent of Police C.K. Nath
July 19: Army Chief General V. K.
Singh on said he was confident that the NDFB would come to the negotiating
table if they are "handled properly". "I am quite sure if handled
properly, they NDFB would come to the negotiating table or they
will surrender," V.K Singh told reporters in Shillong after calling
on Meghalaya Governor R S Mooshahary during his visit to the State.
A cadre of the anti-talks faction
of the NDFB, Jayanta Narzary (30), was killed in an encounter with
the Security Forces (SFs) at Amteka Chauthang Bazar in Bijni subdivision
of Chirang District. One 7.65-mm pistol, two magazines and five rounds
of live ammunition and several documents were recovered from the possession
of the slain militant.
All major Police Stations and camps
of the SFs in the insurgency afflicted States of the Northeast have
been put on red alert following intelligence reports that the major
militant groups of Manipur have come to the rescue of the decimated
militant organisations of the region in general and Assam in particular,
according to Nagaland Post. Quoting reports from The Hindu, this fear
was confirmed by the recent arrests of some militant leaders in Manipur.
The Police and the CRPF on July 16 jointly arrested three hardcore
militant leaders along with foreign currencies, INR. 0.1 million in
cash, two laptops, three pen drives and a Bangladeshi passport. They
were picked up shortly after three bombs were planted in Guwahati,
Assam allegedly by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB.
July 17: The NDFB denied its involvement
in July 15 bomb blast at Fancy Bazar, Guwahati and accused the State
machinery of blaming the outfit needlessly.
July 15: Troop claimed of having
established a link between the NDFB and the Manipur-based People's
Liberation Army (PLA) with the arrest of three PLA militants, including
self-styled captain R.K. Tumba alias Benjamin, from a rented house
at Chandmari in Guwahati. A CRPF official involved in the operation
said documents indicating links between the two outfits had been
recovered from the arrested militants. The official said all police
stations in lower Assam, where the NDFB had a presence, had been
alerted to the possibility of strikes. He said notwithstanding the
alerts, the militants had an advantage over security forces as they
could decide the time and place of the strikes. "Impeccable intelligence,
and not just the number of security personnel at our command, is
the only guard against such attacks. In this cat-and-mouse game,
you win some but you also lose some," he added.
July 12: Assam Environment and Forest
Minister Rokybul Hussain informed the State Legislative Assembly
that militants killed 1,549 civilians and 205 Security Forces (SFs)
between 2001 and June 2010. In the armed encounters between the
SFs and the militants of ULFA, NDFB, KLNLF etc, 1,703 militants
were killed during this period. 144 innocent persons were killed
when SFs opened fire to bring law and order situation under control
during the period.
The Minister said that in the incidents
of encounter between the SFs and the militants, 26 civilians were
killed during the period. During this period, 2,043 ULFA cadres, 899
NDFB cadres and 102 KLNLF cadres surrendered before the Government
and 10,242 members of various militant outfits were arrested. He also
told the House that so far six ULFA leaders and 53 cadres of the outfit
are in jail and between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 two of its
leaders and 164 cadres were released on bail. The Government is interested
in holding talks with ULFA, he said.
Further, he said the House that six
militant outfits are active in the State at present. These organisations
include-ULFA, NDFB, All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA),
Hmar People''s Convention- Democracy (HPC-D), Muslim United Liberation
Tiger of Assam (MULTA) and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM). According to
him seven new outfits are active - Liberation Democratic Council of
Mising Land (LDCM), United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLF), United
Tribal Revolutionary Army (UTRA), Dimasa National Liberation Front
(DNLF), Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA), Hills Tiger Force (HTF) and
Santhal Tiger Force (STF) have come to light, said the Minister.
July 11: A suspected cadre belonging
to anti-talks faction of the NDFB was killed in an encounter with
the Police and Army at Sapoi Rowmari in Sonitpur District bordering
Arunachal Pradesh. Police sources said the slain militant, who is
yet to be identified, threw a grenade but it didn’t explode.
July 10: NDFB militant was
killed in an encounter with SFs at the Hijuguti area under Rangapara
Police Station in the same District. An AK-56 rifle and ammunition
were recovered from the slain militant, who is yet to be identified.
An NDFB militant suspected to have
been involved in the July 8 blast which caused the derailing of
the Kolkata-bound Garib Rath Express was arrested by SFs in Chirang
District. The militant was identified as Edward Shrampani.
July 9: An IED weighing nearly 15
kilogrammes was recovered and subsequently defused by Assam Rifles
near Nagda market at Itakhola in Sonitpur District. It was packed
in an LPG cylinder and was put inside a Hume pipe supporting a culvert
on a road. Army sources said they suspect the NDFB hand in the incident.
July 8: At least one person was
killed and six wounded in an explosion on a railway track at Babubil
in Kokrajhar District that ripped apart a coach of a passenger train,
officials said. Police blamed the NDFB for the blast. The train
blast took place even as the Assam Government in the evening of
July 7 evening sounded an alert with intelligence inputs of serial
explosions by the NDFB. A Police spokesperson said radio intercepts
of the NDFB revealed a plan to trigger a wave of blasts across Assam,
mainly targeting trains, bridges, and other vital installations,
besides Security Forces and public places.
Two NDFB cadres, Sukleswar Basumatary
and Sansuma Daimary surrendered before Seema Sashastra Bal training
camp at Salonibari, in Sonitpur District, reports Shillong Times.
They deposited an AK-47 rifle with three rounds of ammunition and
a walkie- talkie set, officials said.
The Ex- Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT)
Welfare Society today demanded that the Government should arrest
United Democratic People's Front (UDPF) spokesman Pradip Kumar Daimary
who is also the MCLA of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) for his
alleged nexus with the rebel outfit NDFB.
The anti-talks faction of the NDFB
said that they could not be stopped despite the tall claims of the
Government. The NDFB statement said the attack was in response to
the shabby treatment meted out to its leader Ranjan Daimary and
the killing of innocent Bodo youths by the SFs. This had led to
the outfit losing its patience and forcing it into triggering the
blast. It also said since its cadres were ready to die for Bodoland,
the Government should take the initiative to resolve the genuine
demands of the outfit submitted to the Union Government in May 2008.
SFs described the action as NDFB's way of showing it existed and
couldn't be trifled with even if its leader, Daimary, was in jail.
July 7: Several long-distance trains,
including Rajdhani Express, were stranded at various stations in
lower Assam and Bengal from 9am in the wake of a three-hour rail
rook (shut down) called by the Ex-BLT. Welfare Society and Surrendered
NDFB Welfare Association, demanding proper implementation of the
Bodo Accord. Several ex-BLT and surrendered NDFB cadres sat along
the tracks, holding banners and placards, in Kokrajhar and Goreswar
July 6: Two NDFB cadres, identified
as Shukra Basumatari (26) and Bimal Sing Basumatary (28), were shot
dead by the SFs in an encounter inside the Rowta Reserve Forest
under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri District. Two militants
lobbed grenade on the SFs before they were shot dead. The Police
recovered two 9-mm pistols with 8 live rounds of ammunitions, two
hand grenades, three cellular phones and 30 kilograms of ammonia
nitrate, 24 numbers of batteries of 1.5 watts with flexible wires
from their possession of the slain militants.
An employee of Gouripur P.B. College
of Dhubri District and a local Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) party leader,
Barindra Bhuyan (51), died of his injuries. Two motor-cycle borne
NDFB militants had fired at him on June 26.
A NDFB linkman, Mukta Boro, was
arrested by the SFs from Namkhola Village under Khairabari Police
Station in Darrang District. During search of his house a pistol,
some ammunition and blank extortion leaflets were recovered by the
SFs claimed of having foiled a plan
by the anti-talks faction of the NDFB to carry out blasts in Assam
following the recovery of a huge quantity of explosive materials
in Udalguri District. The consignment, containing 30 kilogramme
ammonium nitrate, 24 batteries and a bundle of flexible wires, besides
two pistols and grenades, was recovered from the possession of the
slain duo. Udalguri Superintendent of Police A.K. Tiwari said that
going by the huge arms haul, it was almost certain that the militants
were trying to carry out blasts.
July 5: Sentinel reports
that a growing number of misguided youth in Assam and the Northeast,
having initially joined militant outfits, are returning to the mainstream
society, according to. Seven cadres of anti-talks faction of the
NDFB gave up arms at a ceremony in Golaghat District on an unspecified
date. Those who surrendered included the self-styled 'commander'
Vishal Brahma, 'Sergeant' Ajoy Basumatary, Arun Daimary and several
July 3: A cadre belonging to anti-talks
faction of the NDFB, identified as self-styled 'sergeant major',
Sinthong Narzary (25), was killed in an encounter with joint forces
of the Army and Police at Narayanpur in Chirang District.
July 2: A NDFB militant was shot
dead by the police in an encounter at Kahirabari in Baksa District
of Assam. A 7.65 mm pistol, a Chinese grenade, a bicycle fitted
with IED and a bag of iron nails with explosive powder were recovered.
Another militant managed to escape. The two had planned to trigger
blasts in and around Tamulpur Bazaar.
July 1: A NDFB linkman, Surojit
Narjary alias Dabul (35), was arrested by the Security Forces
at Simultapu of Kokrajhar District along with a cash of INR 1.8
million, reports Sentinel. The money was extorted from the civilians
by anti-talk faction of the NDFB in Assam and was headed towards
The Union Government in New Delhi
extended the ceasefire agreements with the pro-talk faction of the
NDFB and Nunisa faction of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD) for six months
till December 31, reports Assam Tribune. The Suspension of Operation
(SoO) Agreement between the Union Government and the two outfits expired
on June 30, 2010.
June 29: "Bodoland, as demanded
by the NDFB, will ensure security and rights of all linguistic ethnic
groups living within this land and no one should have doubts regarding
this," said Govinda Basumatary alias B Swmkhwr, 'general secretary'
of NDFB-Progressive while addressing a group of media persons of
Bodoland Journalists' Association at the designated camp of the
outfit at Chandana village under Udalguri Police Station.
June 28: One NDFB linkman was arrested
by the Army, who was sent to extort INR 0.5 million from a tea estate
manager in Sonitpur on an unspecified date. In another incident,
another NDFB linkman was arrested by the Army, while he tried to
extort INR 300, 000 from a contractor at Mazbat in Udalguri District.
There have been many other such incidents in the past few days where
the proactive and timely action of the SFs based on information
from extortion victims have led to the arrest of such extortionists.
Two cadres of the anti-talks faction
of the NDFB, Sunil Mochahari (23), and Kanen Daimari (25), were arrested
by SFs from near the Mazbat railway station in Udalguri District.
June 25: One surrendered NDFB cadre,
Indrajit Brahma, was killed by unidentified assailants at Gauripur
in Dhubri. The surrendered NDFB demanded a judicial inquiry into
the killing of its member.
June 23: Two NDFB militants were
shot dead by SFs and a camp belonging to the outfit was neutralised
in Sonitpur District. A Chinese-made hand grenade, two Italian-made
pistols, ammunition, among other items was recovered from the encounter
site. Sonitpur Superintendent of Police Jitmol Doley said, "The
makeshift camp was located inside a dense jungle in the Kontapara
area under Soteea police station." He said there were at least five
militants in the camp at the time of the raid but the others escaped
following a shootout. SFs believe that six persons, including a
school student, abducted from Sonitpur District within the past
two months, are being kept hostage in one such camp in the foothills
of Arunachal Pradesh. The whereabouts of an Indian Forest Service
(IFS) official, abducted by NDFB militants from West Kameng District
in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam in May is still unknown.
Two NDFB cadres, identified as Nirod
Narzary and Arun Islary, were arrested by SFs from two different places
in Dhemaji District.
June 22: Suspected NDFB militants
abducted a timber trader, Alhaj Monirul Islam (40), from his house
at Ballimari under Bijni Police Station in Chirang District. Police
sources said a group of militants came to Islam's house and whisked
him away at gunpoint.
June 21: Assam Tribune reports
that the anti-talks faction of the NDFB is planning to trigger off
explosions in different parts of the State to show its strength,
while the SFs are being kept on high alert to thwart such a move
after receiving inputs in this regard. Police said that Guwahati
city was considered most vulnerable to possible NDFB attacks, while
the other major towns in the north bank of the Brahmaputra including
Tezpur were also considered vulnerable. There is no dearth of explosives
for the NDFB and the outfit has the expertise of making powerful
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The Police said that the strength
of the outfit would be around 300 and the 'zonal commanders' were
taking most of the decisions on their own after the arrest of NDFB
'chief' Ranjan Daimary. The outfit is still maintaining its bases
in the Khagrachari area of Bangladesh, while the newly set up bases
of the outfit in Myanmar are being maintained with the help of Manipur-based
KYKL. The NDFB still have a number of trained cadres as 26 batches
of boys were trained in Bangladesh since 2004 and a number of trained
militants are still at large, which is a major concern for the SFs.
The outfit is also trying to strengthen its batches in the north bank
of the river Brahmaputra and the SFs are handicapped by the fact that
there is very little intelligence input about the movements of the
June 17: The Police confirmed that
the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) had demanded money from
Manik Chandra Baishya, senior engineer of the technical branch of
the State Agriculture Directorate, Khanapara of Guwahati city, but
said that only investigation would reveal if the outfit was involved
in the killing of the engineer. "A few days ago, the ULFA had served
a demand note on Baishya for payment of Rs. 50 lakh. After getting
several calls from the outfit, Baishya agreed to pay Rs. 15 lakh,
including Rs 5 lakh as the first installment," said the sources.
While admitting that there were cases of ULFA and NDFB demanding
money from some people in the city, Inspector-General of Police
(IGP) Pallab Bhattacharyya said that the investigation was on and
that the Police was checking the call records of the arrested persons.
June 15: A NDFB cadre, identified
as Ashok Brahma, was arrested from Madatijhara in Kokrajhar District.
June 14: A youth, Dipak Boro (26),
resident of Tamulpur in Baksa District was arrested by the Noonmati
Police with a huge cache of explosives in the Narengi area of the
Guwahati city. The Police recovered 12 detonator sticks and one
and half kilogram of Ammonium Nitrate from his possession. According
to Police sources, the youth had come to the city to deliver the
explosives to NDFB militants who are holed up in Guwahati. The Police
sources added that NDFB militants are trying to carry out subversive
activities in the city.
June 13: Suspected anti-talks faction
of the NDFB cadre was shot dead by the SFs at Khoksaguri in Kokrajhar
District. A 9-mm pistol, five rounds of live ammunition, two empty
cartridges and a cellular phone were recovered from the possession
of the slain militant.
June 6: NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary
would be interrogated soon by Kokrajhar Police, informed Kokrajhar
Superintendent of Police P.K. Dutta on June 6, reports Assam Tribune.
Dutta also revealed that there were evidences establishing links
between NDFB militants and political parties like Bodo People's
Progressive Front (BPPF), which was of serious concern. Dutta further
informed that among the active NDFB cadres Fukan Boro was known
as an explosive expert. Of late he had increased his movements along
with a few others in the northern part of NH-31. Although some of
his associates had been arrested, Fukan Boro was still at large,
the SP said adding that a group of 40 to 50 trained NDFB ultras
had managed to sneak into India and were taking shelter in inaccessible
locations in Tipkai area of Kokrajhar District. Dutta further revealed
that as many as 34 NDFB cadres died in encounter, 52 were arrested
with huge quantities of arms and ammunition in 2009, while 10 NDFB
cadres died in encounter and 22 were arrested till date in 2010.
Sentinel reports that 13 militant
organizations from the Northeast States of Assam, Manipur, Tripura
and Meghalaya figure in the list of banned organizations as it appears
in the website of the Union Home Ministry (MHA). The ULFA heads the
list. The other outfits were: NDFB, People's Liberation Army (PLA),
United National Liberation Front (UNLF), People's Revolutionary party
of Kangleipak (PREPAK), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kanglei
Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF), Revolutionary
People's Front (RPF), All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), National Liberation
Front of Tripura (NLFT) Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
and Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC).
June 5: A cadre and two linkmen
of the anti-talks faction of NDFB were arrested from Sesapani and
Kagrabari villages under Dotma Police Station in the Kokrajhar District.
June 3: Assam Tribune reports
that Even after the arrest of Ranjan Daimary, cadres of the anti-talk
faction of the NDFB are indulging in abduction to extort money.
According to Police, at least nine persons are in the captivity
of the outfit in the forest areas along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
border. Police sources said the persons in the captivity of the
NDFB at present include an Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer and
one 12-year-old boy abducted from Sonitpur District. The outfit
has demanded amounts ranging from INR 10 million to 50 million for
the release of the abducted persons and the family members of some
of them have already started negotiating with the abductors.
Giving an account of the abductions
by the NDFB in recent times, Police sources said that one Ram Prasad
Raunia was abducted from Belsor weekly market on April 22 and on the
same day, a teenaged boy, Rama Das was abducted from Hugrajuli. On
April 23, the militants abducted three persons, Rubul Nath, Shiv Kumar
Singh and Amar Kalita, from Ramnathpur village, while on May 2 one
Haridas Roy was abducted from Majbat. The outfit also abducted Ranjit
Ghosh and Swapan Seal on May 21. All the abducted persons are kept
in the same locality, sources added.
June 2: After a long 24 years, Ranjan
Daimary, chief of NDFB, entered home town Udalguri amid tight security.
Daimary was produced in Udalguri court and was remanded to Udalguri
Police custody for 14 days. The Police later had to fire in the
air to disperse a crowd of Daimary supporters who raised slogans
in front of the court in support of Daimary. In the melee that ensued,
eight persons, including two policemen, were injured.
June 1: Two NDFB cadres were killed
in an encounter with SFs SFs at Aodang bazaar under Karigaon Police
outpost in Kokrajhar.Two 7.62-mm pistols and four rounds of live
ammunition were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
A militant of '3rd battalion'
of the NDFB, identified as Zubin Narzary alias Lobo Narzary alias
N. Jhanchi, surrendered before the CRPF IGP (NES) R.K. Singh in Guwahati.
He deposited a 9-mm pistol, four rounds of live ammunition and two
kilogrammes of explosive materials.
A NDFB cadre, Harang Brahma alias
Mwsa, was arrested by the SFs from Matiadol under Bogribari Police
Station in Kokrajhar District.
May 30: Khargeswar Basumatary alias
Rahul Brahma, one of the prime accused in the October 30, 2008 serial
blasts, was sent to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody
for eight days by a local court of Guwahati. Basumatary was arrested
from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh on May 27.
May 29: NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary
has been sent to three days' Police custody of Rangapara Police
Station against the case No.140/09. He was produced at the Tezpur
court. The court of first class judicial magistrate, Tezpur, ordered
the three-day remand for him.
May 27: May 27 A NDFB militant,
Rahul Brahma, one of the accused in the serial blasts on October
30, 2008, was arrested by the CBI at Ziro in Lower Subansiri District.
Assam Police claimed that three of
the top NDFB cadres, who have also been named in the charge sheet
filed by the CBI in connection with October 30, 2008 serial blasts,
are trying to regroup the unit with their bases outside the country.
The cadres include Rajen Goyari alias Rifikhang, Arun Borgoyary
alias Dinthilang and George Boro alias John. "While
Rifikhang has been given the overall charge of the outfit, Dinthilang
is the new army chief while George has been entrusted with the responsibility
of the deputy army chief," claimed a senior official of the Assam
Three NDFB cadres were arrested by
the SFs from Kokrajhar area. They were identified as B. Ansari, Lokhra
and Indra Brahma. They were reportedly arrested based on the revelations
made by arrested NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary. The cadres were reportedly
involved in one of the nine bomb explosions in Bongaigaon on October
30, 2008. Their names did not feature in the charge sheet filed by
the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the 2008
serial blasts. The Chief Judicial Magistrate Court at Guwahati on
May 28 remanded them to five days' CBI custody.
The NDFB cadre Rahul Brahma, who was
arrested from Zero town in Arunachal Pradesh on May 27, drove a car
packed with explosives and parked the vehicle at a crowded business
hub in Panbazar area on October 30, 2008 which went off killing eight
people and wounded up to 30 others. CBI Superintendent of Police,
N.S. Kharayat, said, "All the four [including cadres arrested in Kokrajhar]
arrested are directly linked to the serial blasts and we consider
it a major success and we hope to catch a few more soon." "Vital clues
were provided by NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary during our nine days
interrogation," he added.
NDFB 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary, who
has been in Biswanath Chariali Police Station since he was produced
in the Biswanath Court on May 16 last in connection with the October
4, 2009 Bhimajuli massacre, confessed before the Sonitpur District
Police that the action was headed by top hardcore militant leader
I.K. Songbijir (Songbijir Ingti Kathar), according to Assam Tribune.
Top Police official said that the Dhekiajuli bank loot of 1994 was
carried out by the then BSF, assisted by NSCN-IM cadres. Moreover,
Daimary has confessed that he was involved in the robbery of a bank
in Rangapara, and UCO Bank and Life Insurance Corporation of India
in Dhekiajuli, along with many abduction cases in the District.
May 26: The CBI released photographs
of nine NDFB militants, who were accused in the October 30, 2008
serial blasts in Assam. The CBI has announced a cash reward of INR
0.5 million for anyone giving information about the militants -
Arun Borgoyary alias Dinthilang, George Boro alias
John, Khargeswar Basumatary alias Rahul Brahma, Tensu Narzary,
Uttam Sargiary alias S Ulafat, Jitu Daimary, Tarun Sargiyari,
Bishnu Gayari alias Bidai and Mudai alias Muthu Brahma.
May 25: Ranjan Daimary, 'chairman'
of the NDFB was produced before a camp court in the Guwahati Central
Jail. The court has sent him to one-day transit custody under the
Sonitpur Police in connection with the Bhimajuli blast case. He
has to be produced in the court at Biswanath Chariali within the
next 24 hours.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
in Guwahati said that there had been a dramatic improvement in the
State's security scenario. He said that a number of leaders of the
major insurgent groups like ULFA, NDFB and the BW had been arrested.
He also informed that while the Chief Minister has been asked to carry
forward the political process for negotiation with the militant outfits
the Security Forces have been instructed 'to continue implementing
the policy that is in force.'
May 24: Telegraph reports
that a senior Police official in Kokrajhar said there was confusion
among the NDFB cadres and other second-rank leaders after the arrest
of their 'chairman' and founder Ranjan Daimary. Kokrajhar Superintendent
of Police P.K. Dutta said that the NDFB was still well-equipped
with sophisticated weapons and can strike hard. In the past, SFs
have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition, including AK-56,
AK-47 rifles, pistols, and grenade and pencil timers among others,
from the outfit's hideout in Kokrajhar District. Apart from Songbijit,
other top leaders who are on the run include 'general secretary'
Dinthi Gwra Narzary, 'information and publicity secretary' Ohnjalu
Basumatary, 'finance secretary' Rifikhang Goyary and Jwngkhang Boro,
self-styled 'deputy chief of army staff' of the Bodoland Army. P.K.
Dutta added there was frustration among some senior leaders and
they could strike to make their presence felt. Five NDFB cadres
were killed and two others arrested in the past one week in lower
Assam Districts. Since January, over 40 NDFB cadres were killed
in encounters with security personnel.
Assam Tribune reports that
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Dispur said, "The law-and-order situation
has improved and groups like ULFA and NDFB, besides others have realised
the futility of violence, which is a good sign." while renewing his
appeal to ULFA 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah to come for peace
May 23: A NDFB militant was killed
in an encounter with SFs at Lalborahi under Rangapara Police Station
along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur District on,
reports Telegraph. One 9-mm carbine with magazine, 12 rounds of
cartridges and a hand grenade were recovered by the Police from
the possession of the slain militant, sources said. The Police had
launched a massive search operation to trace two abducted cloth
traders and in the encounter that followed, the NDFB militant was
killed. The traders, who were abducted by suspected NDFB militants
on May 21 from a market, however, were still missing.
May 21: Sentinel reports
that SFs operating in Kharupetia in Darrang District neutralised
a major narcotics racket in the area and recovered 85 kilogrammes
of contraband ganja (marijuana) on an unspecified date. Based on
specific intelligence the Army team established a mobile check post
at Kharupetia and arrested two persons, along with 15 kilogrammes
of ganja in their possession. The two drug traffickers were identified
as Jyotirishi Das of Rowta in Udalguri District and Biswananda Das
of Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District. Subsequently, the
smugglers confessed to be operating in the illegal business for
one Manik Boro of Rowta who had been operating the racket. Later,
with the raid in Manik's house the Army recovered additional 70
kilogramme of marijuana on the same day. However, Manik Boro managed
to escape. Further, inquiry revealed that the money from this illegal
drug trade was being used to fund the anti-talks faction of the
NDFB operating in Udalguri District.
A surrendered MULTA cadre, Umar Farooque
(30), was arrested by the SFs from Lalkura village in Dhubri District
on the same day, reported Telegraph. He was acting as a NDFB linkman.
May 20: Suspected NDFB militant
was killed by the Security Force during an encounter in the Ambari
area under Datigiri Police outpost in Chirang District bordering
May 19: One week after the senior
IFS officer from Maharashtra Vilas Bardekar was abducted by suspected
NDFB militants from Daimara Reserve forest areas in West Kameng
District, Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Assam on May 12, the Police
of both the States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have remained
clueless about whereabouts of the person.
SFs killed a militant of the NDFB
in the Udalguri District
May 18: Hagrama Mohilary, the chief
of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) welcomed NDFB leader Ranjan
Daimari's proposal for unconditional talks to resolve the issues
between the Government and the NDFB leadership. Mohilary said that
he was ready to facilitate the process, if necessary, on the basis
of Ranjan Daimari's proposal for unconditional talks revealed to
the media by his sister Anjali Daimari.
May 17: Telegraph quoting
sources which interrogated Ranjan Daimary reports that he used to
receive nearly INR 0.6 to 0. 7 million every month from Assam half
of which was spent on running a camp at Khagracherri in Bangladesh
and another in Myanmar. The rest he would use for his family’s upkeep.
But the crackdown on timber smugglers in Assam’s Sonitpur District
for the past few months has forced the NDFB to turn more and more
to abductions to prevent its funds from running dry.
Sonitpur District Police sources
said the NDFB by a conservative estimate was making about INR 50,000
everyday by way of "tax" from timber smugglers, but that
it has now stopped. "So of late, they have turned to abduction
and extortion to compensate for the loss of revenue from timber
smuggling," the Police official said. He said two persons from
the District, including an 11-year-old boy, were still believed
to be in NDFB’s captivity.
May 16: Ranjan Daimary said that
he was ready to hold unconditional peace talks with New Delhi but
made it clear negotiations cannot be held with "handcuffs on". Anjali
Daimary, sister of the arrested Ranjan Daimary said, "He is not
anti-talk and even didn’t mention about sovereignty as a precondition
for negotiations." But she indicated that he wanted to be set free
before the talks.
The CBI secured nine days’ remand
for the NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary, the prime accused in the
October 30, 2008 serial blasts that killed 88 persons, besides leaving
several others injured. Daimary was produced at the Court of Chief
Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Kamrup after remaining in 14 days’ Police
custody in connection with two different cases. The CBI had already
filed the composite charge sheet in the CJM court naming 19 persons
as accused in one of the biggest ever terror attack.
May 14: The Court of Chief Judicial
Magistrate (CJM) in Kamrup remanded NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary
to another two days of Police custody after he was produced in a
camp court at the Guwahati Central Jail premises.
The pro-talks faction of the NDFB
which is on a ceasefire mode has accused the State Government of
doing "politics of hatred and discrimination" against
the Bodo community and asked the Government of India to create "Bodoland"
without further delay under Article 2 and 3 of the Indian Constitution.
Pro-talks NDFB president B. Sungthagra said, "The Assam Government,
with the help of its news channel, is doing politics of hatred and
discrimination against the ethnic communities in Assam, especially
the ethnic Bodo community."
May 13: Security sources said that
the NSCN played a key role in the formation of the NDFB, while the
outfit also maintained links with Pakistan’s ISI since the early
1990s. Sources revealed that Ranjan Daimary first joined the Bodo
National Front in 1983 and later in 1984, he, along with other persons
including Govinda Basumatary, decided to form the BSF and wrote
to the leaders of the NSCN seeking their help. The BSF, which was
later renamed as the NDFB, first started a training camp in the
forests north of Rangapara in Sonitpur District in 1988 and the
NSCN provided them with some weapons and trainers. Sources further
revealed that Daimary also stayed in the bases of the NSCN in Thailand
for quite some time and established contacts with some agents of
the ISI in 1993. The ISI provided the NDFB with some communication
equipment, explosives and timer devices.
May 12: Suspected NDFB militants
abducted an Indian Forest Service (IFS) official of the Maharashtra
cadre, V.S. Bardekar, from Daimara village in West Kameng District,
Arunachal Tradesh. He was on a private visit to Arunachal Pradesh
when he was abducted. Sources said 11 youths, armed with automatic
rifles and grenades, arrived at the residence of former Panchayat
(village council) member Lam Norvu, where Bardekar was putting up,
around 8pm. They beat up a casual worker of the Arunachal Pradesh
Forest Department, Payao Magaji, and a guide, Gombu Tsering, who
were accompanying Bardekar, and took the official away.
May 11: Surrendered cadres of the
NDFB feel that they have been given a ‘raw deal’ by the Government.
The camp commander B. Sugrib, said, "There is no difference
in the quality of life between a common prisoner and a NDFB cadre
residing at the Barbari designated camp."
Boro Women’s Justice Forum (BWJF)
president, Anjali Daimari and general secretary Joysree Daimari,
said that they do not intend to be a party to the controversy around
lawyers’ refusal to provide legal services to NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan
Daimary, but mentioned the names of lawyers who promised their services,
then withdrew and also the lawyers who came to meet Ranjan secretly
after openly declaring their dislike of him. "More than 40
lawyers have come forward to offer their legal services", said
The Guwahati Lawyers’ Association
(GLA) refrained from extending any legal help to Ranjan Daimary,
arguing that it had been a party to the October 30, 2008 serial
blasts case as it had lodged a First Information Report (FIR) in
Panbazar Police Station. The Gauhati High Court Bar Association
(GHCBA) said that its members were free to take the case of Ranjan
Daimary or any other persons.
May 10: The 12-hours Assam bandh
(general shut down) called by the United Democratic People’s Front
(UDPF) on May 10, in protest against the alleged discriminatory
and biased attitude showed towards NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary
by the State Government, affected normal life in lower Assam. In
Kokrajhar District, the bandh was total and passed off peacefully,
The All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS)
asked the State as well as the Union Governments to initiate peace
talks with the NDFB. According to AATS, arrest of Ranjan Daimary
would not solve the NDFB problem permanently. The Sangha members,
alleging of discrimination against Daimary by the State Government,
said that Daimary should be given the same status as Arabinda Rajkhowa
or Raju Barua of the ULFA.
May 8: Ranjan Daimary, arrested
'chairman' of the outlawed NDFB, is now talking of peace and frequently
telephoning his 'commanders' in the forests not to carry out any
more violent strikes in the State. Daimary is assisting the authorities
by way of telephone calls to his trusted 'commanders' and cadres
not to launch any strikes that could lead to casualties. Subodh
Daimary, elder brother of Daimary said, "Daimary in the last few
days has been talking to his boys (cadres and commanders) over telephone
and making an ardent request not to indulge in violence," a senior
Police official also corroborated Subodh's statement.
The All Bodo Lawyers' Forum expressed
their solidarity with the arrested NDFB founder Ranjan Daimary while
the UDPF called a 12-hour Assam bandh (general shut down) on May 10
in protest against the discriminatory attitude towards the leader.
The lawyers forum expressed concern over the "discriminatory and unfair
police atrocities and also premature public trial of Daimary without
May 7: India has sought custody
of detained ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia. The latest request
was passed on to the visiting key aide and Economic Adviser to the
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Mashiur Rahman. National Security Advisor
(NSA) Shivshankar Menon reportedly conveyed New Delhi's desire to
have custody of the ULFA leader Anup Chetia. Menon also expressed
India's gratitude to Rehman for handing over NDFB 'chairman' Ranjan
Daimary to India. The detained ULFA leader has completed his jail
term in Bangladesh and currently under 'protective custody'. Dhaka
has been maintaining that his application for political asylum is
May 6: A NDFB cadre, Urang Brahma
alias D. Rwmwi, was killed in an encounter with SFs at Gwjwnpuri
near Monglajhora under Porbotjhora sub-division in Kokrajhar District.
One 7.62-mm pistol, a Chinese grenade and some ammunition were recovered
from the possession of the slain militant.
The All Bodo Women's Welfare Federation
(ABWWF) demanded the Assam Government for the safe return of Lina
Daimary, wife of NDFB 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary, and her two sons.
The ABWWF further demanded proper treatment for the NDFB 'Chairman'
along with equal accommodation at par with ULFA 'Chairman' Arobinda
Rajkhowa. It said that there should not be any partiality on the justice
meted out to the rebel leader based on difference between Rajkhowa
and Daimary in terms of killing people and spreading violence in the
The United People's Federation of
Assam (UPFA) urged upon the Government of India to expedite the peace
talks with the NDFB, pro-talk ULFA, DHD, KLNLF and other outfits who
are already under ceasefire to solve their problems politically.
May 5: Two NDFB cadres were reportedly
shot dead by the Army during an encounter at Nayabasti in Baksa
The United Democratic People's Front
(UDPF) asked the Union Government to initiate the peace process with
the faction of the NDFB headed by Ranjan Daimary by bringing him to
the negotiation table.
The BSF informed the Gauhati High
Court that it had no information regarding the whereabouts of the
wife, son and daughter of NDFB 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary, reports
Sentinel. The BSF maintained that Bangladesh had not handed over
any next of kin of Ranjan Daimary to it while handing over the NDFB
Plans of a demonstration to seek the
unconditional release of the arrested founder of the NDFB, Ranjan
Daimary, were thwarted after hundreds of activists from across the
Bodo belt were stopped from proceeding to Guwahati for the meeting.
Groups were seen stranded in buses and light vehicles in various parts
of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. Condemning the Police action,
president of Kokrajhar United Democratic Peoples Front, Montri Brahma
Choudhury, said "Like the Ulfa leaders, the NDFB leader should also
be released. They (Ulfa) are extremists, so is Ranjan. They should
be treated equally. Why handcuff him (Daimary) like a petty criminal?
He is an international leader and not a mere criminal."
The Bodo intellectuals have demanded
of the Government to initiate peace talks with arrested NDFB 'chairman'
Ranjan Daimary for restoring total peace and normalcy in the region.
Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), President Brajendra Kumar Brahma said that
the dialogue with the NDFB was very important to find a permanent
solution to the problems afflicting the State. He also said the 'sovereignty'
of Bodoland as raised by the Ranjan Daimary-led faction was not possible,
and so the NDFB should think for a solution within the ambit of the
Families of the victims of the October
30, 2008 blasts in the State have demanded exemplary punishment to
Ranjan Daimary 'chairman' of anti-talks faction of the NDFB.
May 4: Further, All Assam Tribal
Sangha (AATS) has said that the Ranjan Daimary should be treated
in the manner the arrested ULFA leaders are being treated.
Ranjan Daimary said that he was ready
to hold talks with the Government and would do a rethink on the core
demand of 'sovereignty'. Daimary has, however, said that outfit's
constitution would have to be amended to remove the 'sovereignty'
clause before going ahead with the talks.
May 3: NDFB leader Ranjan Daimary
confessed that the October 30 serial explosions in Assam that killed
100 people and wounded around 800 were carried out under his express
instructions. He made this revelation before Police interrogators
at the Assam Police Special Branch Headquarters. Daimary said, "I
never thought the magnitude of the bombings would be so devastating.
I regret and repent now for that horrific wave of bombings," to
Police interrogators. Daimary further said, "We triggered the blasts
to make our presence felt and to show our strength to the Central
Government". The NDFB leader said that they never thought their
plan of triggering nine near simultaneous explosions would materialize.
"It was because of inefficiency on the part of the police that we
succeeded in our plans," Daimary added. The Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI) that probed the serial bombings named Daimary and 18 other
NDFB militants as the main accused in the bombings.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said
the Ranjan Daimary was responsible for over 90 deaths during the October
30, 2008 serial blasts in the State He said, "The arrest of Ranjan
Daimary has definitely been a prized catch, as he was the most wanted
ultra leader along with ULFA [United Liberation Front of Asom] 'c-in-c'
Paresh Baruah. We have evidence that Daimary was responsible for over
90 deaths in the October 30 serial blasts."
Security sources said that NDFB was
maintaining links with Pakistan. Sources said that at least two batches
of NDFB cadres were sent to Pakistan for training with the support
of the ISI. However, the exact number of militants who received training
in Pakistan is yet to be ascertained.
The NDFB was also maintaining close
ties with different anti-India groups having bases in Bangladesh.
According to an assessment by the SFs, at least a hundred trained
cadres of the outfit are still in Assam, while, around 50 cadres must
be in Bangladesh. Sources further said that the NDFB launched joint
operations with the ULFA from time to time, but the outfit also maintained
close ties with other groups like NSCN-IM, UNLF, ATTF and NLFT etc,
as well as with some other anti-India groups in the neighbouring country.
Sources revealed that under pressure in Bangladesh, anti-talk faction
of the NDFB recently established a camp in Myanmar and is located
near a camp of KYKL.
Sources said that after the arrest
of NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary, the Government of India provided information
about the whereabouts of several other militant leaders in Bangladesh
and waiting for the response. Though the arrest of Ranjan Daimary
is viewed as a major diplomatic victory for India, the Government
will keep mounting diplomatic pressure on Bangladesh to take action
against the militants, particularly those belonging to the ULFA and
the NDFB, who are still staying in Bangladesh. Sources added that
from the security point of view, the arrest of Ranjan Daimary was
even more important than the arrests of the leaders of the ULFA.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi warned
that NDFB and ULFA cadres were looking to carry out subversive activities
jointly in the State, including the capital city. His comments came
hours after the anti-talks group of the NDFB vowed to continue its
struggle for the legitimate rights of the Bodo people. An emailed
statement from B. Ohnjalu of the NDFB 'publicity cell' to the media
on May 2 stated that "the arrest of NDFB chief is unfortunate but
the fight against India to liberate the Bodo people will continue."
The statement also threatened that the Assam government would "get
a better answer in the days to come if it does not hold talks with
Reacting to Daimary's arrest, the
pro-talks faction of the NDFB which is in ceasefire with the Government,
said that the development would not have any impact on the ongoing
peace initiative between the outfit and New Delhi. The group's 'president'
Dhiren Boro hailed Daimary's "home-coming" and said the latter should
join the pro-talks faction. Other Bodo organisations also expressed
hope that Daimary's arrest would bring a permanent solution to the
May 2: Two NDFB cadres were arrested
by SFs from Gandhi Basti area under Chandmari Police Station of
Guwahati city. The militants were identified as Orkhi alias D. Aganse
(28) and Ritula Daimary (29), cadres of the '3rd battalion'
of the NDFB. They were staying in a flat in order to carry out disruptive
activities in the city.
Anti-talks faction of the NDFB 'chief'
Ranjan Daimary was produced before the Court of Chief judicial Magistrate
(CJM) in Kamrup where he was remanded to 12 days of Police custody.
Security sources said that in recent
times, the anti-talk faction of the NDFB, suffered severe setbacks
as the SFs achieved success in the operations against the outfit.
However, cadres of the outfit are still indulging in extortions and
abductions in the areas bordering Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh taking
advantage of the lack of adequate security cover in the area. Army
sources said that 28 cadres of the outfit were killed in the first
four months of 2010. Sources also revealed that 13 cadres of the anti-talk
faction of the NDFB were killed in the counter-insurgency operations
in January 2010, seven were killed in February, five were killed in
March and three were killed in April. In 2009, more than 70 cadres
of the outfit were killed.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said
that the Government was ready for discussion with the NDFB minus the
demand for sovereignty if the outfit wanted. Gogoi said, "For the
sake of peace in the State, the government is ready to hold discussion
with the NDFB that, however, has to give up the demand for sovereignty."
Around 150 cadres are believed to
be with Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB. Source said, "Daimary
is to NDFB just as Barua is to ULFA... those who have joined the outfit
have been inspired by Daimary, not the other leaders. So his future
moves would be crucial for finding a solution." The Government plans
to get him to the negotiating table. Source further said, "Sooner
or later we need him to join the ongoing peace process between the
Centre and the NDFB to bring permanent peace in the state in general,
and in Bodo belt in particular." Source added, "Though the Centre
has already begun a dialogue with a faction of the NDFB, any talks
without the Daimary faction is unlikely to ensure lasting peace, as
a section of armed NDFB cadres are under his control and they still
have a nuisance value."
May 1: Bangladesh handed over Ranjan
Daimary, the 'president' of the NDFB to India. Ranjan Daimary (50),
wanted in numerous cases, was handed over at Dawki along the India-Bangladesh
border in Meghalaya. Daimary's handing over came exactly five months
after ULFA 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa and two others were arrested
and brought to India. He is the fifth militant leader of an armed
underground outfit of Assam to be handed over by Bangladesh. Daimary,
founder of the NDFB was named as the prime accused by the Central
Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the serial blasts of October 30,
2008 that had killed 88 persons and injured 540 persons in Guwahati
and four other towns of Assam. Confirming his arrest, official sources
in Guwahati said Daimary was handed over by Bangladesh Rifles to
the Border Security Force (BSF), which in turn handed him over to
the Assam Police. He was later shifted to Guwahati. Sources said
Daimary was detained at Jinaighat in Sherpur District of Bangladesh
The Ex- BLT Welfare Society at Langhin
Tiniali in the Karbi Anglong District said that Ranjan Daimary faction
of the NDFB is actively involved in various anti-social activities
in the District. At Langhin Bazaar all the Bodo leaders set ablaze
the extortion letters served to the common people, servicemen and
businessmen in the District, and they raised slogan against Ranjan
Daimary and the other NDFB leaders.
April 30: SFs arrested three cadres
of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB from Debang reserve forest
in Dhemaji District along the Assam-Arunachal border.
April 27: Sources said that the
'109th battalion' of the ULFA had been asked to launch extortion
drives in Boko, Palasbari and Chaygaon areas of Kamrup District
and in Goalpara District. Drishti Rajkhowa, who heads the battalion,
is now believed to be in Bangladesh and Gulit Das and Pradeep Basumatary
have been entrusted with the responsibility of extortions on behalf
of the battalion. Also, Hira Sarania 'commander' of '709th
battalion' is still at large and the battalion served extortion
notices in parts of Guwahati city. The battalion also carried out
joint operations with the members of the anti-talk faction of the
NDFB from time to time to collect funds for the outfit in recent
April 25: ULFA 'commander-in-chief'
Paresh Baruah might have returned to Bangladesh recently. Sources
pointed out that Baruah always maintained close links with a section
of officers of the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI),
the intelligence agency of Bangladesh and India still believes that
the political leadership of Bangladesh still does not have full
control over all the Government agencies. Sources also pointed out
that though four 'central committee leaders' of the ULFA were handed
over to India, most of the hardcore militants, who are operationally
active, have not been handed over. Sources said that the 'chairman'
of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB, Ranjan Daimary, and a number
of his followers are still in Bangladesh, while several key leaders
of the ULFA, including Antu Chowdang and Drishti Rajkhowa are, also
staying in Bangladesh.
April 24: The NDFB and ULFA formed
and nurtured several radical outfits like MULTA to get logistical
support, shelter and passage in minority-dominated Districts of
lower Assam. Also, the arrest of a MULTA cadre in Dhubri District
on April 23, has unravelled involvement of MULTA in drug peddling.
Four months ago, two MULTA cadres had been arrested with 400 grams
of brown sugar in Meghalaya's Garo Hills District on December 29,
Sources said that MULTA that stepped
up its drug-peddling activities after intensive counter-insurgency
operations against the ULFA and the NDFB, which have been supporting
it reduced its strength considerably. Sources mentioned, "This is
evident from the fact that many youths of minority community belonging
to the NDFB or acting as its linkmen have been arrested from the lower
Assam districts in the past few years." The source added, "The ISI
is sitting at the helm of affairs and controlling the situation in
the Northeast from Bangladesh and the fundamentalist organisations
are carrying out their activities under the umbrella of Ulfa and the
NDFB without much hue and cry." The report adds that it took a long
time for the intelligence agencies to understand that ULFA and the
NDFB were using these fundamentalist organisations as their conduit.
Meanwhile, sources also said that
no direct link had been found between the MULTA and any National Socialist
Council of Nagaland (NSCN) faction. But since MULTA's patrons, ULFA
and the NDFB, camped in Bangladesh and had tactical understanding
with the NSCN factions for logistical support, it could be involved
in arms racket, mentioned sources. The strategic location of Dhubri
serves their purpose very well as the District shares an international
border with Bangladesh, inter-State boundaries with Meghalaya and
West Bengal and is in close proximity to Bhutan. All the narcotics
routed to this part of the region come through Bangladesh. The Police
and the Army have seized brown sugar five times in the past three
years. Sources said though MULTA had lost considerable strength and
was lying low at present, it was not totally depleted.
April 22: A trader's son, identified
as Rana (12), was abducted by armed men at Hukrajuli under Dhekiajuli
Police Station. Police said that two men in Army fatigues and riding
a motorcycle reached the businessman Ratan Das's house and abducted
his son Rana at gunpoint. They also opened fire before managing
to esacpe. A Police Officer said that there was no information on
whether the businessman was served with an extortion notice by any
militant outfit. NDFB was suspected to be behind the act since the
outfit is active in these areas, criminals could also be involved
behind the kidnap, he added. "Many gangs are operating in the district
under the guise of militants in recent times," he further said.
Sources said that there are reports of traders being served extortion
notices, allegedly by the NDFB, and many of them were paying the
April 21: A suspected NDFB militant,
Suresh Rabha, was arrested by SFs from the Barbari area in Guwahati
city. Two Chinese grenades and extortion notes were recovered from
April 20: SFs raided the house of
Maslim Uddin Sheikh of Bherbari village under Tamarhat Police Station
in Dhubri District and arrested his sons, Abdul Salam Sheikh (27)
and Osman Gani (19), who are suspected to be linkmen of the NDFB,
reports Sentinel. SFs recovered two hand bombs like objects from
the house and an extortion note of NDFB written in Bodo language.
April 19: A surrendered NDFB militant,
Thirangtha Basumatary (25), was shot dead by the anti-talks faction
of the outfit at Pahijuri under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur
District. One 7.68 pistol with ten live cartridges and two cellular
phone sets were recovered from the incident site.
Two NDFB cadres surrendered before
the BSF in Shillong, Meghalaya. They were identified as Poren Brahma
and Janjir Halong, They were involved in many extortion and killing
cases. They laid down two pistols, one magazine, nine rounds of ammunition
and one Austrian grenade. BSF Inspector General (Assam and Meghalaya
Frontier) Prithvi Raj on the sidelines of their surrender said, "Smuggling
of arms and cross-border movement of militants cannot be ruled out
as it is difficult to guard the border until and unless it is properly
fenced." He also mentioned that the BSF troops were alerted against
possible attempts by Northeast militants to cross over to India after
the crackdown launched by Bangladeshi authorities.
April 16: An unidentified NDFB cadre
was shot dead by the Army at Goalbil under Barama Police station
in the Baksa District.
Two cadres belonging to anti-talks
faction of the NDFB, including one of them identified as Sukhram Boro
of Naokata, were arrested by SFs, while conducting extortion at Khagrabari
village in Udalguri District. Two locally made pistols and NDFB extortion
pads were recovered from their possession. The duo had reportedly
been conducting extortion in the area of Bhergaon, Tangla, Dimakuchi
and Khairabari under Udalguri District of Bodoland Territorial Areas
District (BTAD) for a long time.
April 12: The Assam Government has
to spend around INR 7.59 million a month for the 4,006 militant
cadres who have been staying in various designated camps in the
State. The militant outfits now in ceasefire and whose cadres are
in such camps are the UPDS, DHD, BW, NDFB, Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF),
Birsa Commando Force (BCF), KLNLF and the ULFA.
April 11: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister
Tako Dabi said that there were definite intelligence inputs about
ethnic guerrillas of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) from adjoining
Myanmar infiltrating into the State’s Changlang District in recent
weeks. "We have already launched a military operation to drive
out the KIA rebels, although we don’t have any immediate information
of them setting up bases in our state," Dabi said. The Home
Minister said the KIA controls large part of northern Myanmar -
a region where up to a half-a-dozen Indian separatist groups from
the restive Northeast have well entrenched bases under KIA’s direct
patronage. "We cannot allow the KIA to stay here for long as
it could have dangerous ramifications in the long run as Arunachal
Pradesh does not have any home grown terror groups, but the State
is becoming a hot bed of imported terror groups. We are also trying
to find out if the KIA is trying to become close with the NDFB of
Assam to help them shift bases to Myanmar and China," the Home
Minister further said. The Home Minister added further that two
of Assam’s main militant groups, NDFB and ULFA, besides NSCN-IM
and NSCN-K of Nagalnd, have presence in Arunachal Pradesh.
April 10: Sources said that a Bodoland
People’s Front (BPF) party member, Kanaklal Basumatary, was injured
in a clash between the BPF and the ceasefire group of the NDFB.
The BPF, a partner in the ruling coalition at Dispur, has accused
its rival, the Bodo People's Progressive Front (BPPF), of taking
the help of the faction of the NDFB, which is in ceasefire with
the Government, for the BTC polls.
April 5: A NDFB militant, identified
as D. Brahma, was killed by Security Forces (SFs) in an encounter
in Monglajhora under Bogribari Police Station of Porbotjhora sub-division
of Kokrajhar District on April 5. One pistol, 5 rounds of ammunition
and NDFB letterheads were recovered from him. Another militant who
sustained injuries, escaped.
Rama Kanta Nath, headmaster of Dengaon
High School under Dokmoka Police Station was rescued alive during
operation launched by SFs and Assam Police from Panjuri hill area
of Karbi Anglong District. He was abducted by a four-group of suspected
NDFB militant on March 28 from his residence, Police said.
April 4: Sources said that though
the cadres of ULFA and anti-talk faction of the NDFB also visit
Tirap and Changlang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh, from time to
time, their activities have not caused much concern as yet. "The
ULFA and NDFB use the area for tactical retreat whenever pressure
is mounted on them in Assam and though there were some reports of
the members of the groups indulging in extortions, they have not
created much trouble in the area so far. Moreover, the NSCN-IM,
which is demanding inclusion of the Districts in the 'Greater Nagalim',
has a stake in the area, which the ULFA and NDFB do not have," sources
April 2: A NDFB militant, Marshal
Narzary, was arrested by the SFs from Daikarguri village under Bijni
Police Station in Chirang District.
March 29: Assam Forest Minister
Rockybul Hussain in the State Legislative Assembly said that among
the active militant groups, the ULFA has a strength of 875 cadres,
while the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has 225 cadres, AANLA has
30 cadres, Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) has 40 cadres, Hmar People's
Convention- Democracy (HPC-D) has 50 cadres, MULTA has 110 cadres
and Assam unit of the Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin has 45 cadres. The Minister
further said that the Unified Command structure is active in the
State for launching coordinated operations against militants. The
Minister informed the House that in the last two years, 535 persons,
including 494 civilians and 41 SFs, were killed by militants, while,
during the same period, 333 militants were killed by SFs in counter-insurgency
operations. He added that two outfits, Bircha Commando Force (BCF)
and Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF), are in suspension of operation with
the State Government and two others- BW and KLNLF laid down arms
to join the mainstream.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
would make an aerial survey of the India-Myanmar border along Arunachal
Pradesh on April 3, fuelling speculation that a joint operation against
Northeast militants based in the neighbouring country is on the cards.
He would visit Arunachal Pradesh on April 1 during which he would
also visit Tawang, Tirap, Changlang, Lower Subansiri and Papum Pare
Districts to take stock of the situation along the China-India and
India-Myanmar borders. Cadres of ULFA and NDFB are said to be hiding
in the forest camps in Myanmar's Sagaing division where the NSCN-K
has its headquarters. Source said Chidambaram would address a high-level
security meeting with officials of the Army and other security agencies
on April 3 after visiting Tirap and Changlang Districts, which border
Myanmar, and have been affected by insurgency in an otherwise peaceful
March 28: The Assam Government will
have to take the lead role in early completion of talks with militant
groups of the State, which already signed cease-fire agreements
for peaceful solution of the problems. Sources said that the Union
Government had a very limited role in the process of talks with
the militant groups like pro-talk faction of the NDFB, UPDS, KLNLF,
DHD and BW. Sources added that in case of the militant groups of
Assam, the Union Government had already ruled out the possibility
of division of Assam and asked the militant groups to seek solution
of the problems within the geographical boundaries of the State.
March 27: Two militants of anti-talks
faction of the NDFB were arrested by Security Forces from the Santipur
area in Chirang District. They were identified as Prabin Mushahary
and Maiju Basumatary. One 9-mm pistol, a hand grenade and three
rounds of live ammunitions were recovered from the possession of
A NDFB linkman, Chagan Koch (25),
was arrested by the Border Security Force personnel along the India-Bangladesh
border, Meghalaya. Two cellular phones and three Bangladeshi subscriber
identity module cards were recovered from his possession.
March 26: An NDFB militant, identified
as Samar Basumatary (26), was lynched, while, another militant,
Dabla Wary (30), was seriously injured when they were attacked by
a mob at Pabhoi tea estate in Biswanath Chariali town in Sonitpur
District. A bayonet was recovered from the possession of the duo.
The Police said the two had gone to extort money from a businessman
in the tea estate and were caught by the people. The Ranjan Daimary
faction of the NDFB had demanded INR 30,000 from that businessman
who owns a grocery shop in the estate. A Police official said, "We
were informed about the incident by the estate management. By the
time we arrived at the garden, one militant was already dead. We
rescued the other."
March 25: Police recovered dead
bodies of two quilt-makers from Bihar, who were killed by suspected
NDFB militants in Koilajuli area of Sonitpur District. They were
identified as Mohammed Alam and Mohammed Ghulab, They were missing
since March 22. The Police official said that the duo was probably
killed by the NDFB militants on suspicion of being Army informers.
"We have sent the bodies for post-mortem. It is not clear whether
they were shot dead," the official said.
March 24: One NDFB cadre, identified
as Bishnu Mushahary, was arrested by SFs at Simulguri under Bijni
Police Station of Chirang District.
March 21: Three NDFB militants were
arrested by the SFs from Azara area in Guwahati city on the same
March 19: A NDFB militant,
involved in timber smuggling in Chariduar reserve forest, was killed
in an encounter with the Army at Abhoi centre near Batasipur in
Sonitpur District along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Defence
Spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said that a group of militants, who were
collecting ‘tax’ from timber smugglers, were accosted by the troops.
The militants hurled a grenade at the Army team, resulting in splinter
injuries to two troopers. He said that another militant might have
been injured. Army sources said that with the SFs choking the source
of income of the NDFB militants, the cadres were now collecting
money from timber smugglers.
The Meghalaya Governor
R. S. Mooshahary expressed concern over mushrooming of militant
groups in Garo hills and the activities of Assam-based outfits along
the border. The Governor said that recent developments, such as
reports on the formation of militant groups in Garo hills, were
a cause of concern. Other militant groups active in Garo hills are
LAEF, People's Liberation Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M), Achik National
Security Defence (ANSD), Atong Liberation Army (ALA), and United
Achik National Front (UANF). ULFA and NDFB are also active in Garo
hills and border of Ri Bhoi District. The Governor said that the
Government was committed to contain militancy at all costs. The
Governor added that the security establishment of the State has
acted swiftly to break up and contain the activities of the Hynniewtrep
Liberation Front (HLF) in Khasi hills, and LAEF in the Garo hills.
He said the activities of the local militant organisations like
the HNLC and ANVC have been substantially controlled.
March 16: Two suspected
NDFB cadres were shot dead by SFs at Majuli village in Udalguri
A NDFB militant arrested
by the Bhutan Army near Chirang District on March 14, was handed
over to the Indian authorities.
March 14: A NDFB militant,
Ronen Brahma, arrested by the Bhutan Army near Chirang District.
March 13: Three unidentified cadres
belonging to anti-talks faction of the NDFB were arrested with arms
by the SFs from Maydungsire village in Sonitpur District.
March 8: A NDFB cadre, Kusumbor
Basumatary (38) of Village Nigoam, was arrested by the SFs in Bhalukpong
of Sonitpur District. Basumatary had earlier served with 12th
Assam Battalion Police for four years but was dismissed from service
in 1994 in relation to trafficking of arms and robbery. He has been
absconding for the past 16 years. Basumatary is currently into timber
and stone smuggling in Bhalukpong.
The Assam Government assured the
Assembly that all efforts were on to trace the ‘commander-in-chief’
of BW, Niranjan Hojai, who had gone missing from a designated camp
about two months ago. According to other sources, Hojai could remain
in hiding till the political process with the BW begins and he manages
to get amnesty. "In that case, he doesn’t have to go to jail although
the process of getting amnesty could be time consuming. Otherwise,
he lands in jail as soon as he surfaces," a source said, adding
the court could soon declare him a "proclaimed offender". Assam
Forest and Environment Minister Rockybul Hussain said that action
would be taken against the cadres of the militant groups who had
fled their designated camps. So far, 15 BW militants, seven DHD
militants, 40 NDFB militants and five ULFA cadres have fled their
March1: A NDFB cadre, Jwngshar Swargiary
(28), was arrested by the Army from Bhalukpong village in Sonitpur
February 25: A ULFA
cadre was shot dead and another cadre arrested when the SFs neutralised
a hideout at Chachinat village in East Garo Hills District. The
slain cadre was identified as self-styled 'sergeant' Bidyut Kalita
of the '109th battalion' of the ULFA. Two AK-81 assault
rifles, 129 live rounds of ammunition, one Dragonov sniper rifle
with 76 bullets, one kilogram of RDX explosives and a wireless set,
one voltmeter and extortion notes were recovered from the hideout.
The '109th battalion' is entrusted with mainly logistical
work, like guiding ULFA militants to and from Bangladesh through
Garo Hills, which borders the neighbouring country and Assam. The
Police said the villages along the border areas of East Garo Hills
have become a safe hideout for ULFA militants. The anti-talks faction
of NDFB also uses the tract.
February 24: A NDFB
cadre, identified as Guni Narzary (24), was arrested by SFs from
Sialmari village under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar District.
One 9-mm pistol and ammunition were recovered from his possession.
February 23: A NDFB
cadre, Rajib Brahma, was killed in an encounter with security personnel
at Balukmari in Kokrajhar District.
February 20: Acting
on tip off about NDFB cadre carrying explosive materials on a train,
a joint team of the Army from Borengajuli Camp and Police recovered
one kilogramme of explosives from UP Intercity Express train at
Tangla Railway Station in Udulgiri District.
February 19: In reply
to a question on the strategy formulated by the bureaucrats to initiate
the negotiation process, he said, "In the past, bureaucrats used
to formulate strategies for such purposes. But these days, we (political
heads) formulate strategies for the purpose," according to Assam
Tribune. "My strategy has been paying dividends with many of these
extremist groups like the KLNLF and the pro-talk faction of the
NDFB coming for negotiated settlement of the contentious issues,"
February 18: Three NDFB cadres,
identified as Samar Basumatary, Lantha Basumatary and Ajay Basumatary,
were arrested by SFs from two different places in Baksa District.
Police said that two unidentified NDFB
cadres were arrested from Dholpur in Lakhimpur District.
February 15: A cadre
belonging to anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified as Godadhar
Hajong, was arrested by the Border Security Force from Debojani
village of West Garo Hills District in Meghalaya along India-Bangladesh
border. He along with eight others from Tikrikilla area had joined
the NDFB in 1999. Godadhar underwent arms training in Bhutan before
being made a part of the '3rd battalion' of the outfit
which operates throughout the Garo Hills and Bangladesh.
He revealed that following
crackdowns in Bangladesh almost all NDFB camps operating close to
the border have been closed down with majority of the cadres shifted
to Rangamati area of Chittagong Hill Tracts. He also informed that
its main camp at Haluaghat in Bangladesh, opposite Gasuapara in South
Garo Hills sector, had to be closed down in 2006 after its 'camp commander'
Bongcha Boro surrendered. He also revealed that some of the leaders
continue to be holed up in Dhaka, including S. S. Dhansuran Boro who
is the 'treasurer' of the anti-talks faction.
He also confessed outfit's
involvement in selling arms to prospective buyers of Garo Hills to
help gain extra money for the outfit's operations. He disclosed about
sale of small arms to coal traders operating in Nangalbibra area of
South Garo Hills. Some of the activities of the NDFB's '3rd
battalion' included collecting a sum of INR 450, 000 from the NDFB
office at Kokrajhar in Assam in 2006 which was delivered to the anti-talks
leaders in Bangladesh. He also brought in a shipment of arms including
AK-47s and hand grenades from Bangladesh in 2002 and again in 2007
through the Garo Hills sector which ultimately was delivered to the
cadres in Assam. The arrested militant also confessed the ambush on
a bus at Zikzak area of West Garo Hills in 2002 from which they abducted
two persons for ransom. In 2003 a trader belonging to Muslim community
was abducted by his group from Mahendraganj area and taken to Bangladesh
only to be released a month later after the family paid ransom.
The recruitment of cadres
to the outfit has apparently been continuing for several years with
Godadhar Hajong alone being involved in recruitment of 60 cadres way
back in 2007. The cadres were taken to Bangladesh for training and
later pushed back to India through three different sectors of Garo
Hills: Beldova area in Mahendraganj sector, Nokchi in Dalu sector
and Gasuapara under Baghmara sector. The movement of NDFB militants
through Chokpot and Nokrek hills was also disclosed by the arrested
Another NDFB cadre, Doki
Sangma, was also arrested. Two cellular phones and several subscriber
identity module cards were recovered from his possession.
Two cadres of anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified
as Jasua Sampramary (20) and Ranka Narzary (35), were arrested by
SFs from Bamungaon in Chirang District. One 7.65-mm pistol and ammunition
were recovered from their possession.
After Manas National Park, the Sonai Rupai Wildlife
Sanctuary in Sonitpur District is all set to bear the brunt of Bodo
militancy. "The park has also turned into a hotbed of militancy. We
have reports of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB having a strong
base inside the sanctuary," an army official said. The official pointed
out that almost all of these new settlers are from the Bodo community
and have shifted from Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Karbi Anglong and other
February 13: Two NDFB militants,
identified as Cherian Mushahary and Janathan Shah Boro, were arrested
in a joint operation by the Police and Army in Jonai Cement Chapori
of Dhemaji District. Sources said that while two militants were
arrested, others managed to escape. A detonator and 10 rounds of
ammunition of AK-47 series were recovered from their possession.
February 12: A day after the KLNLF
gave up its arms, the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asked the
ULFA, NDFB and other militant groups to lay down their arms
to build a peaceful Assam founded on the ideals propagated by Sankardev,
in Titabor of Jorhat District. "The ULFA, NDFB and other terrorist
groups of Assam should follow Sankardev’s ideology and humanism
to build a peaceful Assam. They should follow the ideals of the
great Assamese prophet and lay down their arms in the greater interest
of a peace in the State," said Gogoi.
February 11: Three cadres of anti-talks
faction of the NDFB were arrested by the troop of 315 Field Regiment
(Kargil) in two separate search operations in Udalguri District.
Two cadres, identified as Naren Boro and Nasan Boro, were arrested
by the SFs from Satgharia village near Panery. One long barrel gun
and one locally-made rifle were recovered from their possession.
Another cadre of the ‘3rd battalion’ of the NDFB, identified as
Nirmal Brahma, was arrested from Kajiamati village under Udalguri
Police Station. One Chinese made pistol along with three live rounds
of ammunition was recovered his possession.
February 10: Three anti-talks faction
of the NDFB militants were shot dead by SFs in an encounter at Jaulia
Centre near Jingabeel under Majbat Police Station in Udalguri District.
One AK 47 rifle, one 9-mm pistol, one revolver, etc were recovered
from the slain militants.
They were identified as Lokiram
Basumatary alias Jetli (35) of Goriamari, Biju Daimary (26)
of Gelagaon and Mukut Daimary (29) of Bagoribari. The trio belonged
to Udalguri District. Lokiram Basumatary was operating as the outfit's
Jingabil and Orang 'area commander'. The group was involved in various
anti-State activities in the recent past including abduction, killing
of senior Congress party leader Arun Sarkar on January 15 and setting
ablaze of two tractors in Sonitpur District for non payment of extortion
money. The report adds that six cadres of anti-talks faction of
the NDFB were shot dead in a span of 20 days in Jingabil area by
the combined force of the Assam Rifles and Udalguri District Police.
February 9: Unidentified NDFB cadres,
in an extortion-related attack, shot at and injured a businessman,
Nepali Banik, at Beltola Market under Kaki Police Station in Nagaon.
The Assam Rifles personnel recovered
and subsequently defused a 6 kilogram bomb, planted under a wooden
bridge in the Bagaribari area on the Dhekiajuli-Singri road in Sonitpur
District. An official of the 3rd Assam Rifles said, "The bomb was
no doubt planted by the NDFB probably to target security forces."
Four militants of anti-talks faction
of the NDFB, identified as Kumar Narzary, Biswanath Charali, Sanjib
Basumatary and Densereng Daimary, were arrested by SFs from Oiramghat
in Dhemaji District. Dhemaji Superintendent of Police, Satyaraj
Hazarika, said, "All of them had accepted to have been involved
in the January 23 blast on a railway track near the village."
February 8: An NDFB militant, identified
as Gopi Brahma, was arrested by SFs from Ramfabil bazaar in Kokrajhar
One suspected linkman of anti-talks
faction of the NDFB, identified as Bipul Ramchiary of village Murmela,
was arrested by the troops of 315 Field Regiment (Kargil) in Udalguri
District. One locally made pistol was recovered from his possession
February 7: One NDFB militant, identified
as Irkdaw Narzary, was arrested by SFs from Bhaitapara village in
The Meghalaya Chief Minister, D.D.
Lapang asked the Centre to go for a tripartite political and development
accord with the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) to bring
the ongoing peace process to a logical conclusion, reports Shillong
Times. He also stated that insurgent outfits like ULFA, National
Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN), NDFB and UPDS are not only
supporting groups like Liberation of Achik Elite Force (LAEF),
but also providing them arms, ammunition and training. He said that
insurgent outfits both from the Northeast and adjoining Bangladesh
were also using the peaceful State of Meghalaya both as temporary
sanctuary and corridor. Lapang further claimed that both ANVC and
Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC)
have been largely neutralised with a sustained Police operation.
But passive militancy is still a cause for concern, he further added.
February 5: A NDFB militant, P.
Mushahary, was shot dead in an encounter with the SFs at Ulubari
in Chirang District. A 9mm pistol and ammunition were recovered
from the possession of the slain militant.
Two linkmen belonging to the ‘3rd
battalion’ of anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified as Pukhi
Rabha (42) of Sarkona village under Udalguri Police Station and
Thireswar Deka (45) of Jengerajhar village under Kalaigaon Police
Station, were arrested by SFs from Nalkhamara village in Udalguri
District on an unspecified date. 11 kilograms of marijuana, two
cellular phones and INR 6,100 in cash were recovered from their
The SFs conducted a raid in the
house of Arun Daimary of village Kahibari and recovered 45 kilograms
of marijuana and five blank extortion pads of the NDFB. However,
Daimary was found absconding during the time of raid.
Security agencies have drawn up
a list of 22 ULFA and NDFB militants whose arrest or elimination
would deliver a terminal blow to the network of operatives of both
the outfits within Assam. Source said, "All of them are currently
in Assam and we have taken all possible steps to ensure that they
cannot leave the state." Both the militant outfits are operating
in tandem in several Districts of Assam.
February 4: The BSF said that a
cadre belonging to anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified as
Swmkwr Narzari, was arrested by the BSF from Mizoram.
February 3: A NDFB cadre, Siman
Basumatary, was caught by the residents of Daranga and Roumari in
Chirang District when he was trying to collect money from a businessman.
February 2: The Police rescued a
doctor, Nani Gopal Dutta (70), who was abducted by suspected
NDFB militants from the Thakurbari area of Rangapara in Sonitpur
February 1: One body guard of Ranjan
Daimary, 'chairman' of anti-talks faction of the NDFB, identified
as Prabin Boro alias B.Phandai was arrested by the Police
from Fancy Bazar in Guwahati City. He belonged to Rangapara Fulbari
in Sonitpur District.
A delegation of the pro-talks group
of the NDFB met the Center’s interlocutor, P.C. Haldar, to press
for an early solution to the decades-long impasse by creating a
separate State for the indigenous tribal people of Assam. NDFB 'information
and publicity secretary' S. Sanjarang said, "If Telengana could
be created without the recommendation of the state government, why
not Bodoland? Importance should be given to the Bodo people also.
The Bodos and the indigenous tribal population have been demanding
a separate state since 1967. It would be gross injustice if the
Centre does not recognise our demand."
The Centre is ready for a dialogue
with the pro-talks groups of both ULFA and the NDFB even without
their top leaders Paresh Barua and Ranjan Daimary. Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram said, "Our offer to talk to ULFA remains. But we
have not yet got an offer to talk from those who have been apprehended.
Paresh Barua is not with us. We do not think he is in India. Just
because Paresh Barua is out of the country it does not mean that
talks can be avoided indefinitely." Chidambaram, however, said that
the Centre was also willing to talk to the NDFB without its 'chairman'
January 29: The pro-talk faction
of the outlawed NDFB announced it would participate in upcoming
council elections in Assam. "We might not put up candidates on our
own, but would support candidates or political parties that advocate
our cause for separate Bodoland," said Gobinda Basumatary, ‘general
secretary’ of the pro-talk NDFB faction.
January 28: A fear psychosis has
gripped the managerial staff of nearly six tea estates located in
the fringe areas of Chariduar reserve forest in Sonitpur District
following constant harassment by militants of the anti-talks faction
of the NDFB. Dhekiajuli tea estate has witnessed at least two abductions
in the past few months. A few more executives are said to be toying
with the idea of resigning. Sources said that fear of the gun was
forcing the staff to quit.
January 24: A suspected militant
belonging to anti-talks faction of NDFB was shot dead by the Police
during an encounter at Nijara centre in Jhingabil area under Mazbat
Police Station of Udalguri District. A 9-mm pistol along with a
magazine and five rounds of live ammunition were recovered from
the possession of the slain militant.
An unidentified militant of the
same anti-talks faction of the NDFB was shot dead by SFs at Sesapani
village in Kokrajhar District. A 9-mm pistol and ammunition were
recovered from the slain militant.
Suspected cadres of anti-talks faction
of the NDFB exploded a bomb on the railway tracks at Deka Mising
Gaon under Simenchapari outpost in Dhemaji District.
January 22: SFs have zeroed in on
Rowta reserve forest in Udalguri District following reports that
cadres of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front
of Bodoland (NDFB) have set up temporary camps in the area. "The
NDFB cadres carry out strikes and vanish into the reserve forest.
It is difficult to catch them because of the inaccessible areas
where they take shelter," a Police official said. The Udalguri Superintendent
of Police, A.K. Tiwari, said that SFs have specific information
that the NDFB cadres are holed up in the reserve forest. He further
added that a large number SFs including the Army, Central Reserve
Police Force and Assam Police personnel have been deployed in the
forest and are carrying out a house-to-house search operation for
the past couple of days.
January 21: A suspected militant
belonging to anti-talks faction of the NDFB was killed by SFs during
an encounter at Jhingabil area under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri
January 20: A businessman, Rakesh
Prashad of Missamari area, who was abducted by suspected militants
of anti-talks faction of the NDFB on January 8, was released at
Golai centre near Sonai-Rupai sanctuary of Sonitpur District.
January 19: Three militants of the
anti-talks faction of the NDFB were shot dead by SFs in two separate
incidents of Kokrajhar District. A joint team of the Police and
Army in an encounter killed two militants, identified as Sanjab
Brahma (26) from Udalguri and Atul Brahma alias Onkhwma (30) from
Kokrajhar, at Bongshijhora. An AK-47 rifle, a Chinese grenade, one
magazine and some ammunition, documents of the outfit including
letters, and extortion notes were recovered from their possession.
Four militants, including three women, were also arrested by the
SFs from the incident site.
January 18: An unidentified militant
belonging to the NDFB was arrested by SFs in Lakhimpur District.
Arms and explosives were recovered from his possession.
A militant belonging to anti-talk
faction of the NDFB, identified as Ananta Brahma alias Posima (30)
from Kochugaon area, was killed at Amlaiguri under Salakati Police
Station in Kokrajhar District. An Italian-made 9-mm pistol, one
magazine and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.
January 16: A cadre belonging to
Ranjan Daimary fraction of the NDFB was shot dead by the Police
at Veragaon, a village 5 kilometres from the Udalguri town. Another
militant managed to escape from the incident site. Both were involved
in the January 15 grenade blast in Udalguri town. The grenade explosion,
near a swahid bedi (martyr's memorial) close to a lodge in Udalguri
town at 6.30pm (IST), had left one dead and 10 injured. Two grenades,
a 9-mm pistol and ammunition were recovered from the possession
of the slain militant.
January 14: A Congress party leader,
Arun Sarkar, nominated from Mazbat Assembly constituency to Assam
Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), was shot dead by suspected militants
belonging to anti-talks faction of the NDFB at Khusurabari in Udalguri
One NDFB cadre, Sinnat Nursery,
was arrested by SFs from Dhigolipur under Bismuri Police Outpost
in Kokrajhar. A gun and live ammunition were recovered from his
January 13: Two NDFB were killed
in an encounter with the SFs at Jaldoba under Kazigaon Police Station
in Kokrajhar District. They were identified as Robinson Sangma and
An NDFB cadre, identified as Dinesh
Boro, was arrested near the ISBT under Gorchuk Police Station in
Guwahati. Two bullets of 9-mm pistol and four bullets of AK 47 were
recovered from his possession.
January 11: The Meghalaya Police
foiled an attempt by a group of seven persons, led by two surrendered
NDFB cadres, to abduct a trader for ransom in capital Shillong.
According to Police sources, the abduction plan was hatched in Assam
in the last week of December 2009. The Police managed to lure two
members of the gang into the Polo Parking lot before arresting the
duo. They were identified as Khwanta Daimary and Bipul Narzary,
and both of them were surrendered NDFB cadres. On the basis of confessional
statements given by the arrested duo, the Police raided a house
at Pynthorumkhrah in Bangladesh Colony, resulting in the arrest
of two others who were identified as Malthus Daimary and Bijoy Sujunary.
One locally made weapon, six rounds of live ammunition and an NDFB
extortion note were recovered from the house. Two other members
of the gang, Nickson Khang and Gopal Roy, were later arrested from
a motor workshop in Polo area. The Police also arrested one R.S.
Sumero who was supposed to drive the car carrying the abducted trader.
Meanwhile, two of the arrestees were suspected by the Meghalaya
Police to be cadres belonging to anti-talk faction of the NDFB.
The Assam Police arrested
a key conspirator in the killing of Lilabati Basumatary, elder sister
of Ranjan Daimary, 'chief' of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB.
The Police refused to reveal the identity of the conspirator
as investigations are under way. The Udalguri Superintendent of
Police said, "He has not confessed to his involvement but we have
definite proof that he had a role to play. Things will come to light
only after the narco analysis test."
January 8: One
businessman, Rakesh Prasad (20), was abducted by suspected militants
belonging to anti-talk faction of the NDFB at Misamari area in Sonitpur
reports that tension has gripped Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)
areas in the wake of January 4 killing of NDFB anti-talks faction
‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary's sister Lilawati Basumatary by unidentified
gunmen at Harisinga in Udalguri District. Several organisations
from the BTC area have aired apprehension that the killing might
spark another bout of fratricidal killings in the area unless the
Government makes proper arrangement for security to protect lives
and property of common people there. The NDFB anti-talks faction
in a statement issued to the media threatened that it would take
its own action against the killing of Lilawati in case Assam Government
failed to act properly.
January 6: The pro-talk
faction of the NDFB denied hand in the killing of Lilabati Basumatary,
sister of Ranjan Daimary ‘chief’ of anti-talk faction of the outfit,
who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at her residence at Harisingha
Deolguri in Udalguri. The ‘secretary general’ of the pro-talk NDFB
Govindo Basumatary at the designated camp at Borbori in Baksa said
cadre of the NDFB, who are in cease-fire with the Union Government,
are not at all involved in the killing of Lilabati Basumatary.
January 5: A cadre belonging to
Ranjan Daimari faction of the NDFB is shot dead by SFs near Belsiri
tea estate under Misamari Police Station in Sonitpur District. The
SFs are reportedly assisted by cadres belonging to pro-talks faction
of the NDFB.
A NDFB cadre, Bipul Boro, is arrested
by troops of 65 Field Regiment of the Red Horns Division of the
Army while travelling in a passenger bus near Namkhola in Darrang
District. He belongs to Bamunjhar village near Andherighat under
Khairabari Police Station. He was involved in various anti-national
activities sponsored by the ‘3rd battalion’ of the NDFB led by Ranjan
Daimary alias D. Nabla.
January 4: A 52-year-old schoolteacher,
Lilabati Basumatary, is shot dead by suspected cadres belonging
to pro-talks faction of the NDFB at Harisingha Deolguri in the Udalguri
District. Lilabati is the elder sister of Ranjan Daimary, who is
leading the anti-talk faction of the NDFB.
An unidentified NDFB militant is
shot dead by Security Forces (SFs) at Bamundittari village under
Mukalmua Police Station in Nalbari District.
January 2: Unidentified militants
shot dead three persons, including two pro-talks NDFB cadres, identified
as Jwngsar Brahma alias B. Jwhwlao (28) and Losen Brahma (27) of
Serfanguri designated camp, and one college student, Bilifang Basumatary
(20), at Mukuldang under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar
District. A truck driver and two other students are also injured
in the gun attack.
Shankar Gupta informs the Police
that his son, Raja Gupta (22), was abducted by suspected cadres
belonging to the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB from his father’s
tea estate at Sapoi in Sonitpur District on December 21. He had
not immediately informed the Police about the abduction of his son,
since he was threatened to remain silent by the abductors. Sources
said that he had been asked to pay a "hefty amount" by
the NDFB for the release of his son.
A relative of a pro-talks ‘commander’
of the NDFB is shot dead by unidentified militants of Ranjan Daimary
fraction of the NDFB at Silapur village in the Balijuri area under
Sootea Police Station in Sonitpur District along the Assam-Arunachal
Pradesh border. Police said two militants, armed with AK-47 rifles,
came to the house of Udai Mushahari, the brother of NDFB ‘commander’
M. Failou. "When Udai came out to see who was looking for him,
the assailants sprayed bullets, killing him on the spot," a
Police official said. The militants manage to escape soon after
killing Udai. The Police later recover eight empty cartridges of
an AK-47 rifle from the site. Sources said Udai was on the hit list
of the Daimary faction as he was suspected to be a Police informer.
January 1: The Interpol issues a
red corner notice against ‘chairman’ of the anti-talks faction of
the NDFB, Ranjan Daimary, who is wanted as Doimary Ranjan alias
Ronsaigra Nabla Doimari alias D.R. Nabla. Sources said that Daimary’s
name was put on the Interpol list after talks between Centre’s Interlocutor
P.C. Haldar and the pro-talks faction of the NDFB. The Interpol
accuses the anti-talks NDFB chief of "murder, wounding, theft,
mischief, criminal conspiracy, violation of explosive substances
and firearms acts." Sources said the serial bomb blasts in
Assam on October 30, 2008 led to the red corner notice against Daimary.
December 31: The Union Government
decides to extend the Suspension of Operations agreement with the
pro-talk faction of the NDFB and DHD for a further period of six
months up to June 30, 2010.
A NDFB cadre, Tejan Narzary (23),
is shot dead by Security Forces during an encounter at No. 4 Sialmari
December 29: A cadre belonging to
anti-talk faction of the NDFB, Kamal Daimary, is shot dead by a
joint force of the Police and Army during an encounter in the foests
of Paharpur Minoshree under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur
District along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Subsequent to
the encounter, NDFB militants lob a grenade on a Police convoy carrying
the Superintendent of Police of Sonitpur District Jitmol Doley at
Moainajuli area. The grenade, however, fails to explode.
December 29: A cadre belonging to
pro-talk faction of the NDFB, Deepak Basumatary alias Dikhou
Raja, is arrested by the Police at Nagrijuli in Baksa District along
with the explosives. He is involved in extortion in the area. He
has come out of the Government designated NDFB camp.
December 28: A NDFB cadre, Santosh
Sargiyary, is arrested from Bhagdobe village in Baksa District.
Explosives, a detonator and cash are recovered from his possession.
An 82 year old person, Mahendra
Dey, injured in the in the December 10 bomb blast triggered by the
anti-talk faction of the NDFB at Missamari in Sonitpur District,
succumbed to his injuries.
December 25: Telegraph reports
that Police have launched a special operation in Assam’s northern
Districts, particularly Udalguri and Sonitpur, to target the "headhunters"
of the NDFB’s anti-talks faction who have been recruiting youths
from these areas. "We have specific information about some of the
middle-ranking cadres of the outfit being on a recruitment drive
and operations are on to neutralise them," a Police official said.
The official said most of the NDFB militants killed recently could
not be identified immediately, which indicated that they were new
recruits. He claimed that the Ranjan Daimary-led anti-talks faction
of the NDFB had received a severe jolt in the last few months with
SFs going all out against it. He said, "The success in our operations
in the last few months against the NDFB was a big blow for the outfit.
It has lost several armed wing cadres who were capable of carrying
out major attacks." The NDFB has lost more than 40 cadres in encounters
in the two northern Districts and the Bodoland Territorial Area
Districts (BTAD) since June 2009. The official said the outfit had
started a recruitment drive recently to recover lost ground. "At
least 30 youths have joined the NDFB in the past month. They are
promised money which rarely comes, but it is too late by that time,"
he said. "Recruitment is done in a co-ordinated manner. A few cadres
are entrusted with this responsibility and assigned areas where
each would work. We can deal a blow to the outfit if we can get
these headhunters," he added. The official said most of the fresh
recruits from Sonitpur belonged to Bodo families who had migrated
from the BTAD and settled in reserve forest areas in the past decade.
"It is very difficult to identify these families since they have
encroached upon reserve forest lands and have no permanent addresses,"
December 24: Two suspected militants
belonging to anti-talk faction of the NDFB are shot dead by the
SFs at Mainawsree area under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur
District along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
December 23: An unidentified NDFB
cadre is shot dead by a combined force of the Police and Army during
an encounter at Rampur village under Goreswar Police Station in
Baksa District. The Police recover a Chinese-made grenade, a 7.62-mm
pistol and eight live bullets of the pistol from the encounter site.
December 22: Police exchange fire
with the NDFB cadres who came to the house of a trader at Borgang
in Sonitpur District to demand money.
December 20: A surrendered NDFB
cadre, Dhananjay Boro, is arrested by the Police from Jatiya area
in Guwahati in connection with the killing of a person, Gurbinder
Singh Sodhi, on October 10, 2007.
December 19: Two NDFB militants
are shot dead by SFs during an encounter in Sonitpur District along
the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Two foreign-made pistols, a
grenade, detonators and a walkie-talkie set are recovered from their
possession. Police claimed that the two militants were involved
in the November 10 grenade blast at Missamari market near an Army
cantonment, in which a child was killed while several others were
A NDFB militant is shot dead by
the SFs at Kamengbari area in the Chirang District. Subsequently,
a pistol is found from the encounter site.
December 17: A cadre belonging to
the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, identified as Ratan Daimary
(25), is arrested by the Guwahati City Police from Odalbakra area.
A pistol along with three rounds of ammunition is recovered from
December 16: The Centre’s peace
interlocutor P.C. Haldar holds a meeting with the pro-talks faction
of the NDFB in New Delhi. The Joint Secretary (Northeast) of the
Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Naveen Verma, and other senior
official attend the meeting. The six-member NDFB delegation led
by its ‘general secretary’ Gobinda Basumatary demands for a separate
A cadre belonging to Ranjan Daimari
faction of the NDFB is shot dead by Security Forces at Rangijhora-Daisungjhora
under Bijni Police Station of Chirang District. The slain militant
is identified as Binod Narzary (30).
December 14: Four cadres of the
NDFB and two cadres belonging to the KLNLF are arrested by the Police
at Jakhalabandha in Nagaon District. One AK-56, an AK-47, and a
.303 rifle are recovered from their possession.
December 10: A 12-year-old boy is
killed and 36 persons injured when militants belonging to anti-talk
faction of the NDFB triggers two bomb blasts in Sonitpur District.
While one explosion is triggered at Garubandha weekly market under
Missamari Police Station leaving one dead and 34 injured, another
explosion at Rakshasmari under Dhekiajuli Police Station leaves
December 9: The Union Home Minster
P. Chidambaram, responding to a question whether any leaders of
the NDFB had been arrested and whether the Government would hold
talks with the group demanding a separate Bodoland, in Rajya Sabha
(Upper House of Parliament) said, "There are talks with the
pro-talk faction through an interlocutor."
December 8: A NDFB cadre is shot
dead by SFs during an encounter at Orangpara under Barugaon Police
Station in Chirang District.
December 4: Two unidentified
NDFB cadres were shot dead in an encounter with the Security Forces
at Kaizamati Gormara in Udalguri District at 5am in the morning.
A 9mm pistol, a US-made carbine and ammunition were recovered from
the possession of the slain militants.
December 3: Two cadres
of Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, identified as Sanjay Mochahari
and Tularam Mochahary, were arrested by the Army personnel at Dolabari
area from a Tezpur-bound passenger bus in Sonitpur District. One
9-mm pistol was recovered from the possession of the arrested militants.
December 1: The Peace
talks with militant groups like BW, UPDS and the pro-talk faction
of the NDFB are likely to be expedited as the Union Government’s
interlocutor for the peace talks, P.C. Haldar has started the process
and the Union Government is also reportedly keen on early solution
of the problems. Official sources said that Haldar, a former Director
of the IB, arrived in Guwahati to hold preliminary talks with the
militant outfits under cease-fire agreement with the Government.
Sources said that during the visit, Haldar would stay in the State
for at least four to five days and he would be holding preliminary
talks with the leaders of the outfits. Sources said that Haldar
would be visiting Haflong in North Cachar Hills District for talks
with the leaders of the BW followed by a visit to Diphu in Karbi
Anglong District for talks with the UPDS leadership. He will also
hold talks with the leaders of the pro-talk group leaders of the
NDFB. However, sources said that the present visit of the former
IB chief is only to hold preliminary talks with the outfits to know
their psychology and demands.
November 29: The SF personnel arrested
three NDFB militants near Saint Paul School of Rangapara under Rangapara
Police Station in Sonitpur District. The three militants were identified
as Debendra Mochahary, Saoin Khaklary and Misum Mochahary. They
were involved in the Bhalukpong blast on July 13, 2009 in which
one Army colonel and his driver was killed and also in the killing
of four Hindi-speaking people of Rangapara on June 30, 2009.
The SF personnel shot dead one unidentified
militant of the 3rd battalion of Ranjan Daimary fraction of NDFB
during an encounter at Sessapani village near Bhairabkunda in Udalguri
District on the India-Bhutan border in the evening. One 9 mm pistol,
six rounds of live ammunition and one China-made grenade were recovered
from the possession of the slain militant.
An encounter between RPF and Ranjan
Daimary faction of NDFB took place in Mazbat locality in the Udalguri
District. However, there was no report of any casualty, Police said.
November 24: The 12-hour BTC region
bandh (general shut down) called by the pro-talk fraction of NDFB
in protest against the killing of its cadre, Doren Daimary, passed
off peacefully in Kokrajhar District.
November 23: A cadre of the pro-talks
faction of the NDFB, identified as Doren Daimary alias Mwkthanj
(30), was shot dead by unidentified militants at Jolaishree Alokjhar
under Kachugaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District around 10.30
PM (IST). The victim stayed in the outfit’s designated camp in Serfanguri
and was visiting the area, 30km from the camp, along with a companion
when he was shot dead by the unidentified militants. Daimary had
reportedly taken permission to go out of the camp. The pro-talks
NDFB accused the BLT for the incident and warned of retaliation
if their cadres are targeted like this. "An FIR was filed against
Monoj Narzary alias Pakra of Nandipur at Kachugaon Police Station,"
said M. Mwthang, the ‘commander’ of the Serfanguri designated camp.
"We will be forced to retaliate and give a befitting reply
if such attacks continue," said the outfit’s ‘deputy army chief’
B. Hajwma Raja. The BLT, however, denied the charge saying their
cadres were not involved in the incident. The pro-talks NDFB has
called a 12-hour Bodo Territorial Council bandh (general shutdown)
on November 24 in protest against the killing.
November 20: Two militants
belonging to the Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB, identified as Shankar
Mushahary (23) and Sanjoy Basumatary (24), were shot dead by the
SFs at Majabasti in Chirang District.
November 18: A NDFB militant, identified
as Suraj Basumatary, was shot dead by the Security Forces at Ambari
village in the Chirang District. A 9-mm pistol with four rounds
of ammunition and some incriminating documents were recovered from
The Ranjan Daimary faction of the banned
NDFB constituted its new 'executive committee' with Ranjan Daimary
as the 'president', Dinthi Gwra Narzary as 'general secretary', 'captain'
Sangbijit as 'commander-of-staff' and Barbai Basumatary as 'assistant
November 17: Unidentified militants
shot dead two activists of the BPPF and injured three others at
the party's office at Jalaikhw in the Kokrajhar District late in
the night. The attack came a few hours after the BPPF youth wing
President Kabiranjan Brahma was shot at by militants at Chandmari
in Kokrajhar. While one person, 27-year old Biswajit Narzary, died
on the spot, the other person, identified as 18-year old Laokob
Narzary, succumbed to his injuries later. The three injured persons
were identified as Tarzen Brahma, Samal Narzary and Dabla Basumatary.
Police sources said the incident occurred after 11pm (IST) when
five to seven masked militants came to the BPPF office and opened
fire using AK-47 rifles on the sleeping party workers. The BPPF
President, Rabiram Narzary, later said, "It is a political conspiracy
and the NDFB is behind the incidents." The BPPF has called for a
12-hour general shutdown in the BTC area in protest against the
November 17: P. Krishna Rao, project
manager of the Gayatri-East Coast Insulation, who was abducted by
suspected NDFB militants on October 16, 2009 was released near Karigaon
in the Kokrajhar District. Rao, originally from the Krishna District
of Andhra Pradesh, was supervising work on the East-West corridor
project at Joypur near Karigaon when he was abducted by five motorcycle-borne
militants. Sources said Rao walked from the spot he was released
along the National Highway 31C to his company office at Kajalgaon
after his release. He was subsequently driven to an undisclosed
location by company officials with Police security and was later
said to have been taken to Guwahati. The abductors reportedly demanded
INR 2O million in exchange of the abducted officer. It is not clear
if ransom money was paid.
November 16: An unidentified NDFB militant
was shot dead in an encounter with the Security Forces at Ambari
near the Aie River in Chirang District.
The NDFB has announced its support to
the CPI-Maoist. "I would like to greet and congratulate the Maoists
who are fighting for their legitimate rights and also extend all help
to them in their fight against the ruling cliques," the NDFB 'chairman'
D. R. Nabla said in a statement e-mailed to IANS.
November 15: Based on the information
provided by two surrendered militants, the SFs recovered a cache
of explosives, arms and ammunition inside Ripu Chirang reserve forest
bordering Bhutan in Kokrajhar District. The cache is suspected to
belong to the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB. The seizure included
15 grenades of different makes, one made in Pakistan, timers, two
IEDs, three FM radio receivers, 156 detonators, a US-made auto pistol
and three locally-made pistols, besides ammunition. A Police source
said that two NDFB cadres, Jaikhlong Gwra Brahma and Suren Basumatary
alias Sudem, who surrendered before the Kokrajhar Police on November
13, revealed that a consignment was hidden in the area. The Kokrajhar
Superintendent of Police, P.K. Dutt said "there was information
about NDFB militants ferrying consignments of arms and explosives
from Bangladesh into the District to carry out strikes. There is
a possibility of presence of more such consignments in the Tipkai
area bordering Dhubri District".
November 13: Two cadres of Ranjan
Daimary faction of NDFB, identified as Sudem Basumatary alias Sonen
and Jaikholong Gwra Brahma Jaison, surrendered before the Superintendent
of Police of Kokrajhar District P.K. Dutta. They also surrendered
one 9 mm pistol and three rounds of live ammunition.
A cadre of the anti-talks faction
of the NDFB was shot dead in an encounter with the SF personnel at
Kagrabari in Baksa District. Two pistols and five grenades were recovered
from the possession of the slain militants.
November 11: 19 militants belonging
to the NDFB, KLNLF, AANLA and ULFA surrendered before the Dah Division's
headquarter at Dinjan in Dibrugarh District. Speaking on the occasion,
Major General B.S. Sachar, the GOC of Dah Division, attributed the
large-scale surrender to the peace initiatives of the Government
and support from the local people.
November 9: Police arrested a NDFB
militant, identified as Mridul Goyari, an accused in the October
30, 2008 twin blasts at Barpeta Road that claimed 21 lives, from
Tezpur in Sonitpur District. The militant was handed over to Central
Bureau of Investigation officials who had filed a chargesheet against
him for his alleged involvement in the blasts.
Officials engaged in the construction
of the 4MW Hayen hydel project in Chirang District stopped work and
left the area after unidentified militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction
of the NDFB served an extortion demand of 3% of the total project
cost of INR 33 Million. The project manager, who is from outside Assam,
and some officials have already left the project site out of fear
and others are reluctant to visit the site. The NDFB demand comes
in the wake of the abduction of P. Krishna Rao, the project manager
of Gayatri-East Coast Insulation, who is suspected to have been abducted
by the NDFB on October 16, 2008. Sources said the demand was made
to a senior official of the project over phone.
November 6: An unidentified NDFB
cadre was shot dead in an encounter with Police at Rongjuli in Goalpara
November 5: The SFs arrested three
cadres of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB, Chakra Brahma, Sanjay
Basumatary and Minisra Basumatary, from Basbari in Kokrajhar District.
November 1: One NDFB militant, identified
as Jathi Brahma (28), was arrested by the Police at Bijni in the
Chirang District at around 9am (IST). Police sources said the militant
was on an extortion mission.
October 31: A plan to abduct a railway
engineer by NDFB militants was foiled in Nalbari District. The Police
said there was concrete information about an attempt to abduct R.
Ram, the chief engineer (rack procurement). Ram was inspecting a
project site on the railway tracks between Koithalkuchi and Nalbari
when a team of Police rushed to the area and escorted him to safety.
October 30: An unidentified NDFB
militant was shot dead in an encounter with Police near Railway
Gate No 6 at Noonmati in Guwahati in the early morning. Police sources
said that an encounter took place between a group of four militants
and Security Forces at around 3:30 am (IST). While one militant
died in the firing, the rest managed to escape from the encounter
site. Two Programmable Timer Devices (PTDs), an electronic detonator,
batteries, and a pistol besides some ammunition were recovered from
the encounter site. It is suspected that these NDFB militants entered
the city to indulge in subversive activities on October 30, on the
first anniversary of the deadly serial blasts in the city.
Two militants of Ranjan Daimary
faction of NDFB, identified as Gendra Mushahary and Motilal Basumatary,
surrendered before Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police, P.K. Dutta.
Police sources said the surrendered cadres joined Ranjan Daimary
fraction six months back.
October 28: October 28: A militant
of the Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB, identified as Minihang Basumatary,
was arrested by the Security Forces from Balagaon in Kokrajhar District.
October 27: Security Forces shot
dead a militant of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, identified
as Hadetsa Basumatary (28), in an encounter that took place near
Panbari under Bijni Police Station in the Chirang District in the
October 26: Two National
Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, Binod Basumatary
and Sonam Goyary, and a linkman, Chanchal Chakraborty, were arrested
by Police at Bijni in Chirang District.
October 25: The cases of abduction,
particularly in the areas where the anti-talks faction of the NDFB
is active, has become a cause of concern and such acts have also
reportedly slowed down the progress of major schemes, including
the construction of the East West Corridor project. According to
reports available with the Police, more than 30 people, including
officials of the National Highway Authority of India, Railways etc.,
were abducted by the NDFB in 2009, which affected implementation
of the major projects. Sources said that all abduction cases were
not being reported to Police and only the abduction of high profile
persons came to light through the media. Official sources said militants
belonging to the anti-talks faction normally use the forest belt
along the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to keep the abducted
persons by taking advantage of the fact that there is very little
presence of Security Forces in that area and there have been instances
when the kidnapped persons were shifted to Bhutan or Arunachal Pradesh
whenever any major offensive is launched by the Security Forces.
A militant of the Ranjan Daimary
faction of NDFB, identified as Alongbar Basumatary (20), was shot
dead when unidentified militants suspected to be from the cease-fire
group fired at him at Sialmari Naosali in Kokrajhar District.
October 23: The Police shot dead
two NDFB militants at Singhimari village under Guma Reserved Forest
under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District. Two Chinese
pistols, hand made grenades and other live ammunition were recovered
from the possession of the slain militants.
Police arrested four persons, whose
identity is yet to be established, on extortion charges in the name
of NDFB in Barpeta town.
An NDFB linkman, Paner Ali, was
arrested by the Army from Panbari in Dhubri District. An extortion
note for a contractor was also recovered from his possession.
October 22: A suspected NDFB militant
was shot dead and another injured in an encounter with the SFs in
Jharbari village in the Kokrajhar District.
October 21: S Sangjarang, ‘publicity
chief’ of the pro-talks faction of the NDFB, was shot at and injured
by unidentified militants at a crowded market in the Udalguri town
of Udalguri District. "Sangjarang was coming on a motorbike when
two assailants, also on a motorcycle, fired at him from close range
with small arms," a senior Police official said.
The SFs arrested six cadres of the
Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB from Mazbat and Rowtabagan Railway
Station area in Udalguri District. While three NDFB cadres were
arrested at Mazbat, three others were arrested from Rowtabagan railway
October 18: A constable
of the Assam Police, identified as Bhuban Regal, was injured in
an encounter with the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB at Chachapani
Gambarughat area under Bogsibari Police Station in the Kokrajhar
District at around 3.15pm (IST).
October 17: Suspected
militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB abducted P.
Krishna Rao, a project manager of Gayatri-East Coast Insulation
(Gayatri ECI), at gunpoint from Karigaon Joypur in Kokrajhar District.
Rao was supervising work on the East-West corridor project at Karigaon
Joypur in Kokrajhar when he was abducted by five motor-cycle-borne
youths. The militants also fired three rounds in the air when the
workers at the construction site tried to resist them. The abductors
escaped north along National Highway 31C that leads to the Bhutan
border through the Ripu-Chirang forest.
Two NDFB militants,
identified as Uday Basumatary and Minu Basumatary, were arrested
by Security Forces in Chirang District. A pistol and some incriminating
documents were recovered from their possession.
October 13: The Unified
Command of Security Forces is reported to have instructed its operations
group to take all measures to neutralise the Ranjan Daimary faction
of the NDFB. According to Telegraph, a meeting of the strategy group
of the Unified Command, chaired by Chief Secretary P.C. Sharma,
also discussed the issue of raising SPOs in the vulnerable areas
of Assam as declared by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and identified
the weapons seized from militants over the years for arming the
new units. Gogoi made the declaration during a visit to Bhimajuli
last week after 13 persons were killed by militants belonging to
the Daimary faction. The meeting was the first meeting of the strategy
group after the Bhimajuli massacre.
October 12: The Police
arrested two NDFB militants, identified as Dhananjay Mushahary and
Rajib Narzary, from Balukjhora area in Kokrajhar District.
October 8: The Bodo Women's Justice
Forum president and the sister of Ranjan Daimary - Chief of the
anti-talks faction of the NDFB - Anjali Daimary, survived an attempt
on her life when unidentified militants fired at her car at Barama
College in Baksa District in the afternoon.
October 7: The death toll in the
October 4 massacre by the NDFB militants in Sonitpur District rose
to 15 as an injured woman died in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital
(GMCH). Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who visited the victims at the
GMCH, announced a high-level probe into the incident. "The terrorist
groups are never interested in peace in the State. Strong action
will be taken against them," he said, adding the Union Government
had turned down the State's request for more forces due to elections
in some States.
The stretch of reserve forests along
the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh in the Districts of Udalguri
and Sonitpur is being virtually used as a "liberated zone" by the
militants belonging to the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB by taking
advantage of the lack of adequate security presence in the area. Official
sources said that vigilance in the area has been very limited and
there is hardly any presence of the administration. The SFs reportedly
launch operations in the area only when a major incident of violence
takes place and whenever such operations are launched, the militants
take advantage of the terrain to cross over either to Bhutan or to
October 4: At least 11 persons were
killed in an attack carried out by suspected militants belonging
to the anti-talks faction of the NDFB at Balichand area under Biswanath
Chariali Police Station in Sonitpur District. At least ten others
were injured in the attack. According to Police sources, a group
of 10-12 heavily armed militants entered Bhimajuli village, inhabited
mostly by the Nepali and Tea-tribe community, called out villagers
from their houses, and opened fire on them. On their way back, the
same group opened also fire at two other places. Police sources
said that attempts at extortion might be the reason for the attack.
September 26: A surrendered NDFB
cadre, Samaren Brahma alias Sambram (36), was shot dead by
three armed youths at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar District. Police suspect
the role of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB led by Ranjan Daimary
in the incident.
A cadre belonging to '3rd battalion'
of the NDFB, Birphung Mashahary, was shot dead by unidentified militants
at Thaisouguri under Kachugaon Police Station in Bongaigaon District.
A woman was also wounded in the attack.
September 25: A NDFB cadre was killed
by Security Forces during an encounter near Lankar River at Petni
in Chirang District. One 9-mm US-made pistol, four rounds of live
ammunition, an empty cartridge and one writing pad were recovered
from the possession of the slain militant.
September 24: Two NDFB cadres, Samrat
Basumatary and Biswajit Goyari, were shot dead by the Security Forces
at Monglajhora Gajenpura under Parbatjhora sub-division in Kokrajhar
September 23: A tripartite peace
talks among the Union and Assam Governments and NDFB was held in
New Delhi. "The first round of dialogue was satisfactory. It has
been four years since we surrendered. For the first time we received
positive response," said NDFB 'general secretary' Govinda Basumatary.
September 16: Derhasat Basumatary
(22), a cadre of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, surrendered
before the Kokrajhar District Superintendent of Police P.K. Dutta.
September 15: Two cadres of the
pro-talks faction of the NDFB were arrested in a joint operation
by the Police and Army personnel at Digli in the Kokrajhar District
at 2.30 am (IST). The duo were identified as Barga Mashahary (26)
and Mithinga Basumatary (22), both hailing from the Bashbari designated
camp in Kokrajhar District.
An NDFB cadre, identified as Bakul
Rabha (26), was arrested from Dhuliara village under Baihata Chariali
Police Station in the Kamrup District. Rabha was actively associated
with collecting extortion money for the 3rd Battalion of
the outfit. A motorbike, a mobile phone handset and INR 10,000 was
recovered from his possession.
September 14: The 'section commandant'
of the NDFB of Chirang District, Samayee Narzarry, and three other
militants were arrested in a joint operation by the Chirang Police
and the Army personnel from Amteka in Chirang District.
September 6: Assam Police arrested
two NDFB militants and three linkmen from a motel in the Kolazol
area of Kamrup District. One 9-mm USA-made pistol and six rounds
of ammunition were recovered from their possession. While the arrested
militants were identified as Dambaru Baro alias Manoranjan Baro
and Padoram Basumatary, the linkmen were identified as Jiaur Rahman,
Man Kataki and Tankeswar Kalita.
SFs launched a operation in the
Sonitpur District, which has become a stronghold of the NDFB. The
Arunachal Pradesh Government was also reportedly asked to seal its
borders with the District as the militants use the jungles along
the inter-state boundary as their hideout. "We are already
receiving indications that many who are now with Ranjan Daimary
fraction may switch sides and join the pro-talks faction of the
NDFB once the Centre starts formal political talks with the group,"
an unnamed official said.
September 3: Police arrested one
NDFB militant, identified as Salim Sheikh, from Balajan in the Dhubri
September 2: An unidentified NDFB
militant was shot dead in an encounter with the Police in the Narakasur
Hill area of Rupnagar under Bhangagarh Police Station in Kamrup
District in the morning. Three other militants, however, managed
The NDFB cadres of Barbari designated
camp at Barbari in the Baksa District opened fire to disperse a
group of protestors who were marching towards the camp. Sources
said a protest rally was organised against the killing of Kamal
Daimary (Khatowa), an ex-BLT cadre, and Gopit Sarania (Das), a Bodo
People Front activist, at Alia village under Barbari Police Station
at 2.30pm (IST) on September 1. Security Force personnel who arrived
at the spot also fired in the air to prevent any untoward incident.
August 31: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Roshan Narzary and Janjit Mushahary, were shot dead in an encounter
with Security Force personnel at Moinaguri Taisuguru in Kokrajhar
District. An AK-56 rifle, a 9mm pistol and ammunition were recovered
from the possession of the slain militants.
August 30: The Police arrested five
linkmen of the NDFB from Nagaon near Baihata Chariali on NH-37 in
the Kamrup District at about 4:00pm (IST) and recovered one sophisticated
Italy-made .303 pistol along with six rounds of ammunition. Police
arrested Manoj Boro of Sonajuli Gorbasti village in Udalguri District
while he was selling the pistol to three of his accomplices. The
other arrested linkmen were identified as Jiaur Rahman of village
Kachari Solmari under Rangiya Police Station, Moon Kakati of Becheria
village under Bebezia Tiniali Police Station in Sonitpur District
and Tankeswar Kalita of Milanpur under Rangiya Police Station. Based
on Manoj Boro's confession, Police, in the same evening at about
7:00pm, arrested another linkman, Pado Ram Basumatari of Gelabeel
village in Udalguri District, while he was waiting for Manoj at
Inter State Bus Terminus at Betkuchi in Guwahati. Manoj and Pado
were planning to proceed to Dimapur in Nagaland to procure more
arms and ammunition with the intention to supply it to NDFB militants.
August 27: SFs recovered a cache
of arms and explosives from a forest near Dekhidhol village under
Dhekiajuli area in the Sonitpur District. The security official
said that the consignment was hidden by NDFB militants.
Two NDFB militants were arrested by
the SFs from the Tipkai area under Bogribari Police station of Kokrajhar
District. The arrestees were identified as Daimalu Basumatary and
Siman Basumatary. During interrogation, they confessed before the
Police that the action group of the outfit was out to carry out the
blueprint that had been prepared by its 'chief' Ranjan Daimary to
assassinate BTC chief Hagrama Basumatary, Member of Parliament S.K.
Basumatary and BTC executive member Mano Brahma. The two militants
have also said that Daimalu was among the five NDFB cadres who had
attacked Basumatary at Panbari in Kokrajhar on April 24 when two persons
were killed. The NDFB militants further confessed the link of some
District committees of the All Bodo Students' Union with the outfit.
August 26: SFs rescued abducted
railway engineer Sanjay Kumar Lama (43) from a village, three kilometres
north-east of Batasipara in the Sonitpur District. After tracking
mobile calls between the abductors and Lama's family members and
even railway officials Rangapara and Dhekiajuli, the Police traced
their location and the area was cordoned off by SFs. The abductors
had fled leaving Lama behind after seeing that the SFs were closing
in. Lama was abducted on August 8 from Batasipara under Dhekiajuli
Police Station where he had gone to supervise the construction of
a bridge. He was abducted by four suspected militants belonging
to the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB. The outfit had demanded
INR 15 million and suspension of operations by the SFs in the area
for his release. Police, however, claimed that no ransom was paid.
August 23: A joint meeting between
the ex-BLT and the surrendered NDFB militants was held at Debargaon
in the Kokrajhar District to discuss the rehabilitation of surrendered
members, life security and implementation of BTC accord. The meeting
was chaired by President of the ex-BLT Welfare Society, Jono Mahon
Mashahary, where the BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, who was the chairman
of the disbanded BLT, was also present along with Transport Minister
Chandan Brahma and other senior colleagues. In an interview with
media, Mohilary said the former BLT members and surrendered NDFB
militants were not fully rehabilitated even after five years of
BTC accord although it was the part of clauses in the accord. He
said the ex-BLT and surrendered NDFB members have been facing lack
of security of life. The ex-BLT Welfare Society and the All Surrendered
NDFB Welfare Association will jointly initiate to discuss the matter
with the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, he said, adding that both the
associations will launch an agitation if their demands are not fulfilled.
Three NDFB militants, identified
as Penla Basumatary, Urga Basumatary, and Gobinda Rabha, were arrested
by the Assam Police from the Serfanguri area on charges of extortion
in the same evening.
August 21: Suspected militants of
the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB shot dead a member of the
BPF, Sonen Basumatary (32), at his Bangalbazar residence in the
Sukansangra area under Bismuri outpost of Kokrajhar District around
6.10am (IST). Police said four to five militants came to the house
and shot him dead. Derhasat Basumatary, the BPF Kokrajhar District
Secretary and Bodoland Territorial Council executive member claimed
that the NDFB was behind the killing.
August 20: SF personnel shot dead
a NDFB militant, identified as David Basumatary, at Dalgaon village
under Saraibil border outpost near India-Bhutan border in the Kokrajhar
District at about 3.30am (IST).
Army personnel arrested six suspected
NDFB cadres from the Pabhoi area falling under Biswanath Chariali
Police Station of Sonitpur District in the same night.
August 19: A top ranking NDFB militant,
identified as Nikhil Brahma, was shot dead in an encounter with
the SFs at Taraibari under Kokrajhar Police Station in the Kokrajhar
A joint team of the CRPF and Assam
Police arrested a suspected militant of the Ranjan Daimary faction
of the NDFB, identified as Mantu Boro, from the Hengrabari area
under Dispur Police Station of Kamrup District.
August 18: Assam Tribune reports
that five militants belonging to the NDFB were arrested from the
Khagrachari area in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) District. They
were identified as Oadhish Narzary (35), Pabitra Goyari (25), Dhiren
Khakori (25), Jonathan Basumatary (35) and Pradeep (30). Security
sources, however, said they do not have any official intimation
of the arrests as yet. But sources pointed out that the possibility
of such arrests cannot be ruled out as the NDFB has strong bases
in Bangladesh even in the area from where the militants were reportedly
arrested. The report in Daily Star said that the arrested persons
have been charged with illegal entry into that country and during
questioning they revealed before the Police that they managed to
sneak into Bangladesh through the international border in Tripura.
Security sources said that the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB headed by Ranjan Daimary have strong bases in
Bangladesh. The outfit has at least 100 cadres in their bases in
Bangladesh. Though the exact number of camps of the outfit in Bangladesh
is yet to be ascertained, it is believed that the outfit is running
at least 10 bases and some of the bases are in the Khagrachari area
from where the five militants were reportedly arrested.
August 17: August 17: Police arrested
Krishna Nath, Dhanjit Nath and Sachin Mandal from Indrapur under
Bhangagarh Police Station in Guwahati for their involvement in the
extortion of INR 200000 from Putul Lahkar, an insurance agent, in
the name of the NDFB.
August 16: Two Army personnel and
a NDFB militant were killed in an encounter at Garugaon on the Assam-Arunachal
Pradesh border area under Dhekiajuli Police Station of Sonitpur
District at about 4.45am (IST). Official sources said the Army personnel
were conducting a search operation in the Garugaon area after getting
intelligence inputs about the movement of militants. During the
search operation, the Army came across a four-member group of the
Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB and were engaged in an encounter
with militants lasting for about an hour. Subsequently, dead bodies
of two Army personnel and a NDFB militant were recovered. The slain
NDFB militant was identified as B. Thungree. Meanwhile, three other
militants managed to escape from the spot taking the advantage of
August 12: A 13-member team of woman
cadres belonging to the ULFA and the Ranjan Daimary faction of the
NDFB entered the Guwahati city to trigger subversive activities
ahead of the Independence Day (August 15), latest intelligence inputs
gathered by the Assam Police stated.
August 11: Quoting sources in the
intelligence agencies, Shillong Times has reported that the
ULFA and NDFB have already set up temporary hideouts in Bhutan,
contrary to the claims made by Bhutan that Indian militants do not
put their bases anymore in that country. This report from an Indian
intelligence agency came in the backdrop of the claim at the Seventh
Border Coordination Development Meeting held at Thimphu (Bhutan),
which dismissed reports about the ULFA and NDFB militants setting
up permanent camps on its soil. According to official sources in
Guwahati, the ULFA and NDFB militants were reorganising and attempting
to sneak into Bhutan. New Delhi has reportedly informed Thimphu
of the intrusion of about 30 militants into its soil. "We have information
that they (ULFA and NDFB) have set up temporary hideouts there in
the wake of stepped up counter-insurgency operations, especially
in Lower Assam," an officer from the Military Intelligence said.
August 10: Former BLT militants
of the BLT Welfare Society presented a memorandum to the Union Government
and urged the Government to rein in the NDFB, accusing it of creating
terror in the region. In the memorandum to the Union Minister for
Home Affairs P. Chidambaram through Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner
Carol Narzary, the former militants of the now defunct BLT said
the NDFB was trying to destabilise the Bodo areas and put brakes
on development. The memorandum said development in the Bodo belt
was "moving fast in the right direction under Hagrama Mohilary"
but there was a "counter campaign" against the "good work". "The
NDFB (ceasefire) and Ranjan Daimary fraction of NDFB are indulging
in violence in the region to terrorise the people. In a diabolical
design to destabilise the region, the NDFB is killing innocent people,"
it added. The society also accused the Rabiram Narzary-led BPPF
of encouraging the NDFB in carrying out unlawful activities. Earlier,
members of the ex-BLT Welfare Society took out a rally from Kadamtola
Bodoland Secretariat ground to the Deputy Commissioner's office
in Kokrajhar town. Similar rallies were held in Chirang, Baksa and
Udalguri Districts under the Bodo Territorial Council.
The NDFB, ULFA, KLO of Assam, Manipur
Peoples Liberation Front (MPLF) of Manipur and Tripura Peoples Democratic
Front (TPDF) of Tripura jointly called a General Strike from 1am (IST)
to 6.30pm (IST) on August 15 in the Northeast and called for to boycott
of Independence Day.
August 9: August 9: A NDFB militant,
identified as Lela Basumatary alias Jang Khang (25) of Tangla, was
arrested by Police from the Chandmari area in Guwahati city. However,
two other militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
August 8: Suspected militants of
the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB abducted a section engineer
of Northeast Frontier Railway while he was supervising the construction
of a bridge at Batasipara under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur
District. The Superintendent of Police, Sonitpur, Surinder Kumar,
said over phone that two suspected NDFB cadres whisked away Sanjay
Kumar Lama when he was working at the site around noon. Police quoted
eyewitnesses as saying that two youths on a bike whisked away Lama.
NDFB militants abducted Subhas Das,
an employee of a grocery shop located in the Rakshakmari area in Dhekiajuli
bordering Arunachal Pradesh in the evening.
The Central Reserve Police Force personnel
arrested two NDFB militants at Dotama Bazar in Kokrajhar District.
A US-made .9 mm pistol and two rounds of cartridges were recovered
from their possession.
August 5: A top ranking NDFB militant,
Identified as Bhim Boro alias Gandhi alias BK (37),
who was allegedly planning to blow up the Saraighat Bridge in Guwahati,
was shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at Bakulbari in Dhemaji
District. Sources said Bhim Boro, who was an 'area commander' of
the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, had allegedly masterminded
the blast in Sonitpur District on July 13 in which an Army Colonel
and his driver were killed. An Italy-made pistol, two live rounds
of ammunition, three fired cases, a grenade, a mobile phone and
some incriminating documents, including extortion notes, were recovered
from his possession. Police also said the Daimary faction was planning
to blow up the double-decker Saraighat Bridge before Independence
Day (August 15). Bhim Boro, who was reportedly trained in Afghanistan,
was the brain behind the plot, the Police added.
An NDFB militant was shot dead in
a joint operation by the Army and Police at Monabari tea estate in
Sonitpur District. According to official sources, the NDBF militants
were planning to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations in the
State. An M-20 pistol, four rounds of ammunition and a motorcycle
were recovered from the encounter site.
The 12-hour Assam bandh (general
shutdown) called by the NDFB evoked a complete response in the four
BTC Districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. While normal
life was crippled in these Districts, there was no report of any untoward
August 3: Suspected NDFB militants
shot dead Galaram Basumatary alias Laoga Basumatary (30), a former
BLT cadre, at his Nayekgaon residence under Kokrajhar Police Station
in the Kokrajhar District.
The Ranjan Daimary fraction of the
NDFB called a 12-hour Assam bandh (general shutdown) from 5am
(IST) to 5pm on August 5 to protest against what it alleged were systematic
killings of the Bodo community by the SFs, reports Sentinel. The NDFB-R
warned that the outfit will not remain silent to the alleged excesses
by the SFs. In a telephonic conversation, B. Barbai, who claimed himself
to be the 'Sergeant Major' of the NDFB's General Headquarters, said
the Assam Police and Army has been continuing their killing spree
of common people in the name of operations against the NDFB. He said
more than 75 percent reports of the encounters claimed by the SFs
were false. He warned the NDFB will boycott celebrations of Independence
Day on August 15 and clarified that the NDFB-R faction was not involved
in the Nayekgaon incident where a former BLT cadre was shot dead.
August 2: Two militants, suspected
to be from the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB, were killed in
an encounter with a joint team of the Police and Army at Santipur
Balichari village under Dhemaji Sadar Police Station in the Dhemaji
District. The Additional Superintendent of Police of Dhemaji, R.K.
Handique, said the encounter occurred around 10.30pm (IST) when
the SFs raided the village after receiving information that some
NDFB cadres had taken shelter there, primarily to carry out extortion.
One of the slain militants was identified as Dudu Doimari alias
Mergang Basumatary. One .38 revolver, a 7.65mm pistol, two Chinese
hand grenades, ammunition, explosives supposedly RDX, documents
and extortion notes were recovered from the encounter site.
July 30: The Union Government ruled
out any possibilities of separate Bodo State. The Union Government
made its stand clear that it hardly had anything more to concede
after granting the status of autonomous council under the Sixth
Schedule of the Constitution to the Bodos. The Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai said there was no question of carving out another State
from Assam. "Statehood is ruled out," he said. Pillai said barring
some financial powers to the council "here and there" there was
not much left to concede. Pillai added that the NDFB did not oblige
when it was asked to join in while the Government was in talks with
the BLT. "The request was conveyed to Ranjan Daimary. We had told
them they would lose an opportunity if they did not join in, but
they did not listen," he said, further adding if the NDFB thought
it would get something more it was wrong. Meanwhile, the NDFB spokesman
S. Sanjarang told Telegraph that his organisation was not asking
for anything outside the ambit of the Indian Constitution. "We want
a separate state with maximum autonomy and special powers which
is well within the framework of the Constitution," he said.
July 28: Suspected militants of
the BRTF shot dead one cease-fire group of NDFB militant and injured
another at Katrighacha village under Kokrajhar Police Station in
the Kokrajhar District at about 7.45am (IST). The slain militant
was, identified as Tarun Basumatary (27), while the wounded was,
identified as Birglang alias Bilu Goyary (24). Meanwhile, the 'Commanding
Officer' of the 2nd Battalion of the NDFB, B. Bwlwgwra said that
Tarun Basumatary was on a medical leave for his treatment from Serfanguri
designated camp and Birglang accompanied him on a bike.
The Border Security Force personnel
arrested two NDFB linkmen, identified as Nripen Rabha (31) and Tapan
Rabha (22), from Belguri village in the Kamrup District.
Assam Tribune quoting the Union
Government sources reports that there has been no immediate plan to
start political dialogue with the NDFB, as its rival faction is on
the run. Union Home Secretary, G. K. Pillai during a workshop on 'Governance
and Security: India's North-east and Bangladesh' at Jamia Milia Islamia
University in New Delhi said that the Union Government is keeping
a close watch on the situation in the State. The Home Secretary, meanwhile,
will arrive in Assam on July 30 on a day-long visit to take stock
of the situation in the volatile North Cachar Hill District.
July 24: A NDFB cadre, identified
as Suren Boro (37), was arrested at Balijuri Hangamahpur village
under Sootea Police Station in Sonitpur District.
Police claimed that Rabiram Basumatary,
the driver of FCI Executive Director P.C. Ram, was a key accused in
his abduction and murder. Rabiram's brother, Dhiren Basumatary, is
one of the six persons arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation
in this case so far. The Police claimed that Dhiren was a member of
the sleeper cell of the NDFB and he, with his brother, had plotted
Ram's abduction for ransom. While Rabiram committed suicide in a toilet
of the FCI's regional office on GS Road in Guwahati in May 2009, Dhiren
was arrested by a joint team of the CBI and Assam Police from Kumarikata
in Baksa District in June 2009.
July 20: SF personnel shot dead
a NDFB militant, suspected to have been involved in the killing
of a Colonel in Sonitpur District on July 13, at Lalmati on the
outskirts of Guwahati city, on a hill close to the Assam-Meghalaya
border in the same afternoon. "When the Security personnel spotted
a group of militants, comprising three to four members, and asked
them to stop, they opened fire on the SFs and tried to escape. One
of them was killed in the retaliatory fire while his accomplices
fled the spot," Additional Superintendent of Police Debajit Deori
said. The militants also lobbed a grenade at the troops but it did
not explode. A pistol was recovered from the possession of the slain
militant, he added. Military Intelligence sources identified the
slain militant as Gathon Narzary, a 'sergeant major' of the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB, which is controlled by Ranjan Daimary. Narzary
is suspected to be involved in the July 13 blast at Chariduar reserve
forest in Sonitpur district in which an Army Colonel and his driver
July 20: The 12-hour Assam shutdown
called by the NDFB in protest against the sporadic killings of common
people in the name of NDFB passed off peacefully. However, all business
establishments and Government offices were closed while all kinds
of vehicles went off the road during the shutdown in Kokrajhar District.
However, no untoward incident was reported from any part of the
July 19: SFs shot dead a NDFB militant
at Kahitima forest near Labdanguri in Baksa District.
July 17: Two unidentified NDFB militants
were shot dead in an encounter with the Police and Army at Bashbari
area under Kokrajhar Police Station in the Kokrajhar District around
5.30 am (IST).
Five NDFB militants suspected to
be involved in the IED blast of July 13 at Agharomile near Bhalukpung
in Sonitpur District in which two Army personnel were killed have
been arrested. They were identified as Jayanta Boro (21), Ananta
Daimari (23), Gormai Daimari (25), Debajit Das and Faguna Boro.
July 16: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Thaneswar Basumatary and Janeswar Basumatary, were arrested under
Birubari Police outpost in Guwahati.
July 13: The SFs suspect the involvement
of a NDFB militant, identified as Gandhi, behind the bomb blast
near Bhalukpong in Sonitpur District that claimed the lives of an
Army colonel and his driver. A senior Police official said Gandhi
was out to trigger blasts targeting Police Stations and SF personnel
in Guwahati as well as in Sonitpur and Dhemaji Districts, following
instructions of NDFB ‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary. "He almost succeeded
in carrying out a blast at Gogamukh Police Station in Dhemaji District
by planting a bomb in a taxi a week ago. But fortunately, the bomb-laden
taxi was detected," the official said. "Gandhi has become the right
hand man of Daimary after Laden, another dreaded cadre, died in
an encounter with the Police in the Birubari area of Guwahati about
a month back," the official said. "Gandhi fled from Dhemaji about
a fortnight back, handing over the responsibility to Krishna, another
NDFB cadre, to carry out blasts in Dhemaji," he said, adding that
the Police had laid a trap to arrest Krishna but the latter had
managed to escape. The official said as per information, Daimary
had issued instructions to Gandhi to carry out the blasts to avenge
the recent killings of the NDFB militants in several parts of the
According to official figures placed
in the Legislative Assembly on July 13, 43 NDFB militants have been
killed in encounters with the SFs between March 1 and June 30, 2009.
July 12: Prasenjit Lahary alias
La Fanjari, a surrendered NDFB ‘commander’, was injured when
a suspected NDFB cadre opened fire at Morisuti under Charduar Police
Station in Sonitpur District.
July 9: A businessman who doubled
as an informer of the SFs was shot dead by the NDFB militants at
Balipathar in the Bokajan area of Karbi Anglong District. Businessman
Rukman Ali (27) alias Akojan Ali alias Motu, was shot
dead while he was walking towards the Balipathar market on National
Highway 39. Sources said the militants, lying in wait, fired at
him when he got down from an Army vehicle and was walking towards
the market. Motu had been providing information on NDFB’s activities
to SFs operating in Karbi Anglong for several months. He was a resident
of Bangrung Basti near Balipathar.
The SFs shot dead an unidentified
NDFB militant at Dapdapi Izampur village under Rangapara Police
Station in Sonitpur District who was allegedly involved in the recent
killings of four persons, including an infant and a woman of a Hindi-speaking
family in the District. On June 30, the Hindi-speaking family were
shot dead by NDFB militants at No. 1 Nahorani Grant under Rangapara
Police Station. A 9-mm pistol, ammunition and incriminating documents
were recovered from the possession of the slain militant.
July 6: The NDFB claimed to have
received INR five million from the BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary ahead
of the 2006 Legislative Assembly elections to help the BPF. The
claim comes within days of the Opposition demanding Mohilary’s arrest
for — by his own admission earlier — having paid the NDFB. Mohilary,
however, had immediately refuted the opposition’s charge saying
he had been misquoted. This is the first time that the NDFB has
made any comment on the controversial episode, which was started
by Mohilary himself soon after the last parliamentary elections.
In a press statement issued today by the outfit’s ‘assistant information’
and ‘publicity secretary’ R. Daokha, the NDFB claimed receiving
INR five million in cash to work in favour of the BPF in the 2006
Assembly elections. The amount was received by M. Gerema, the ‘organising
secretary’, and ‘B. Bengga’, the speaker of the NDFB," the
June 30: NDFB militants shot dead
four persons of a family at Naharani Grant village under Rangapara
Police Station of Sonitpur District in the night. The OIC of Rangapara
Police Station, Tapas Chakrabarty, said that four motorcycle-borne
NDFB militants with AK series rifles entered the house of Munna
Pal at about 11.30 pm (IST) and indiscriminately fired on the family.
The deceased persons were identified as Munna Pal (30), his wife
Subhapati Pal (35), younger brother Tunna Pal (30) and his three-year
old son Pankaj Pal. Munna Pal, a milkman by profession, was living
in the area for the last many years.
June 27: SF personnel arrested three
NDFB militants from Bamunditari village under Mukalmua Police Station
in Nalbari District. The arrested militants have been identified
as Anima Brahma of Dhubri District, Bilasi Daimari of Sonitpur District,
both woman cadres of the outfit and Samin Swargiari of Baksa District.
An Australia-made grenade, 44 rounds of live ammunition of AK-47
rifle, 20 rounds of live ammunition of SLR assault rifle, 20 rounds
live ammunition of 9mm pistol with some incriminating documents
were recovered from the house of one Jogesh Basumatary, the headmaster
of Bamunditari Bodo Tribal Primary School, in whose house the militants
were taking shelter. Police also arrested Jogesh Basumatary in this
SF personnel arrested one Methewal
Daimary, a NDFB militant, from Kekohati area in Rangiya subdivision
of Kamrup District. A grenade was recovered from his possession.
A NDFB linkman, identified as Binod
Bakti (32), was arrested by Police at Samaguri village under Sootea
Police Station in Sonitpur District. According to police sources,
Binod was a linkman and collected the extortion money from people
on behalf of the NDFB.
June 25: Quoting highly placed security
sources, Assam Tribune reported that the ULFA, anti-talks
faction of the NDFB and the BW outfits have joined hands as they
were under pressure from the on going operation against them by
Security Forces. Sources said that at present ULFA cadres led by
Hira Sarania are reportedly moving around in the areas bordering
Bhutan in the Chirang and Baska Districts and they may try to trigger
explosions with the help of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB.
Sources also said the Black Widow group has established ties with
the anti-talks faction of the NDFB. There have also been reports
that a few Black Widow militants have managed to go to Bangladesh
along with cadres of the anti-talks faction of the NDFB.
A joint team of the Police and Army
shot dead a NDFB militant, identified as Rajesh Basumatary (25), at
Serfanguri under Bassugaon Police Station in Chirang District. One
7.62-mm pistol, a Chinese grenade, six live cartridges and five copies
of extortion notes were recovered from the possession of the slain
June 23: SFs recovered six IEDs
hidden inside a bag of vegetables from a public bus in the Sonitpur
District. The IEDs, weighing nearly five kilograms each, were defused
soon after recovery. Police suspect the involvement of the banned
NDFB outfit behind the incident. Five persons, including the bus
driver, have been detained for interrogation.
June 22: June 22: Five NDFB militants
were shot dead and huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered
in two separate incidents in Assam. Three NDFB militants, including
a self-styled 'area commander' B John Wan, were killed in an encounter
with SFs at Majbat in Udalguri District. A 9 mm pistol along with
several rounds of ammunition and some documents were recovered from
the slain militants. In another incident, two NDFB militants were
killed in an encounter with Police and Army in the same evening
at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District. Two pistols, two bicycles and
several documents were recovered from the possession of the slain
A Special Tribunal sentenced six militants
of the outlawed NDFB to 10 years imprisonment for trespassing into
Bangladesh territory along with arms. The militants identified as
Shambhu, Mohiswar, Urarao, Jibon, Harkumar and Khandou, all in their
early 20s, had been arrested by the BDR personnel from the house of
one Imrul Sangma at Burunga border village of Nalitabari Sub-District
in the Sherpur District on March 2, 2007. Acting on their confessional
statement, a large quantity of automatic weapons, ammunition and explosives
had been recovered from near the house.
June 17: A joint team of Police
and Army shot dead three NDFB militants during an encounter at Auguri
village under Gogamukh Police Station of Dhemaji District. One of
the militants was identified as Manu Basumatary (25) of Abhaypur
village. The militants were taking shelter in the residence of one
Niranjan Swargiary of Auguri village. One AK-56 rifle with 50 bullets,
one 7.62 pistol, one loaded 9 mm pistol, one mobile phone and a
money receipt book were recovered from their possession.
June 16: The Police shot dead an
unidentified militant of the NDFB during an encounter in Birubari
area under Fatasil Ambari Police Station of Guwahati city. Police
also recovered an M-20 pistol and five rounds of live ammunition
from the possession of the slain militant.
Khotkhati Police arrested four NDFB
militants from Lahorijan under Bokajan Police Station in Karbi Anglong
District when they were on an extortion drive.
Police also arrested two NDFB cadres,
identified as Mithun Mushahari and Anil Mushahari, from Dhekiajuli
town in the Sonitpur District. INR 50,000 was recovered from their
possession. Police sources said the duo was arrested while eating
at a hotel after collecting extortion money from a petrol depot.
June 15: June 15: Three NDFB militants,
identified as Gopal Basumatary, Suresh Basumatary and Jagadish Rabha,
were arrested by the Police from Rupnagar area of Guwahati.
June 14: Four militants of the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB were shot dead and another arrested by the Security
Forces near Jhargaon village in Baska District. One 9-mm pistol,
two 7.62 pistols, 12 rounds of live ammunition and mobile phones
were recovered from the house where the militants were taking shelter.
June 12: The SFs shot dead an ‘area
commander’ of the NDFB, Dankhaw Boro, at an unspecified location
at Diphu in the Karbi Anglong District. Dankhaw reportedly killed
four family members of a Congress party activist at Diphu on May
SFs shot dead two NDFB militants
at Dwimuguri forest village under Serfanguri Police Station in the
Kokrajhar District. One of the two slain militants was identified
as Swmaosar Narzary (18). Two revolvers of .38 calibres, grenades
and a couple of mobile sets along with ten rounds of ammunition
were recovered from the encounter site.
June 11: Businessman
Lakshman Saha (45) who was abducted from his shop at Hatidhara Tiniali
in the Dhubri District was reportedly released by the abductors
after 25 days in captivity. Five unidentified youths reportedly
came on two motorcycles at about 7.30 pm (IST) on May 14 and abducted
Lakshman Saha at gunpoint from his shop at Hatidhara Tiniali and
managed to escape to the Parbatjhora forest area under Kajigaon
Police Station of Kokrajhar District in Bodoland Territorial Areas
District (BTAD). According to sources, the abductors acted as hired
men of the NDFB and handed Lakshman Saha to the NDFB. The same source
claimed that Lakshman Saha was released after paying a ransom of
INR 425000 though his family has denied the transaction.
Two NDFB militants
were shot dead by a combined team of the Army, Central Reserve Police
Force and Assam Police at Sonari Khorang village in the Udalguri
Another NDFB militant
was killed and one more was injured during an encounter with the
Army and Police at Naharbari village in Sonitpur District. An AK-56
rifle, a Chinese grenade, 72 bullets and several documents, including
NDFB letterheads and receipts, were recovered from the possession
of the slain militant.
A NDFB militant, Bolu
Doimary (28), was killed in an encounter with the Police at Naharbari
under Diphu Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. However, three
other militants managed to escape from the incident site.
June 9: The Security
Forces engaged in counter-insurgency operations in Assam have been
put on a high alert following intelligence inputs that the anti-talks
faction of the NDFB led by Ranjan Daimary may try to trigger explosions
in Guwahati city and some other places of the State. The Director
General of Assam Police, G.M. Srivastava, said that Police have
received such a report and all possible measures are being taken
to foil any such move by the outfit. He said, "We have received
a report that the anti-talk faction of the NDFB might try to trigger
off explosions and we are not taking the report lightly." However,
he refused to go into details.
The managing director
of a Kolkata-based construction company who was abducted by suspected
NDFB militants on May 28 from Salakati area of Kokrajhar District
was found on the streets of Guwahati. Police sources said Pradip
Roy, a top official of the Pradip Structural Development Private
Ltd, was abducted along with four others from Salakati.
June 8: Two NDFB militants
were shot dead by Security Force personnel in an encounter at Pachim
Baralia under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa District.
June 7: One NDFB militant, Nebarson
Brahma alias Nathur Brahma, was shot dead by the Army at
Batachipur in Dhekiajuli sub-division of Sonitpur District.
June 5: A suspected NDFB linkman,
identified as Sunil Koch, was arrested by the Border Security Force
personnel from Nokchi outpost in the West Garo Hills District when
he was trying to infiltrate to Bangladesh.
June 4: Four NDFB militants were
shot dead by the Security Force personnel during encounters in the
Sonitpur and Udalguri Districts. While two militants were killed
by the Army at Khanamukh in Sonitpur District, two others were killed
and arms recovered during another encounter at Jingebil in Udalguri
June 3: An exchange of fire took
place between the pro-talks and surrendered militants of the NDFB
in Kokrajhar bazaar. However, no fatality was reported.
May 29: Jyoti Bikash Dutta, a former
Zilla Parishad Council member of the Amiopur Gaon Panchayat, was
abducted by suspected NDFB militants from his residence in the Hosgrajuli
area of Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.
May 26: SFs arrested a 'corporal'
of the NDFB, identified as Indra Swargiyari, from No. 3 Rayang Daruwa
Basti near Jonai Dhemaji District. One US-made revolver of 38 Calibre,
large quantity of ammunition, three mobile SIM cards, one Bajaj
Discover motorcycle and incriminating documents were recovered from
his possession. Sources said that Indra Swargiyari was trailed for
the past one week as information regarding his involvement in various
extortion activities in Jonai area was being monitored. He was arrested
while he was on his way to collect extortion money in Jonai Bazaar.
May 20: Three unidentified NDFB
militants were shot dead in an encounter with Security personnel
at Gandhibari Dekipota under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa District.
May 19: 14 persons, including six
NDFB militants, were killed in two separate incidents in the Karbi
Anglong and North Cachar Hills Districts. SFs shot dead six NDFB
militants in a jungle under Dokmoka outpost of Howraghat Police
Station in the Karbi Anglong District in the early morning, which
put the death toll in both the incidents at 10. Police sources said
the militants taking shelter in a transit camp inside a deep jungle
near Donghaf opened fire as the SFs advanced towards the militant
camp. The exchange of fire continued for more than three hours during
which two militants managed to escape while the other six died on
the spot. However, none of the slain militants were identified.
Three 9-mm pistols, two 9-mm revolvers, two grenades and a hand-made
carbine, a magazine, 23 live rounds of ammunition, 12 gelatine sticks,
150 metre fuse wire and 143 detonators were recovered from the encounter
May 15: Unidentified gunmen shot
dead Chabin Muchahary alias M Siphung, a 'sergeant major' of the
NDFB in Baksa District. The slain militant belonged to the designated
camp at Barbari. Police sources said the assailants came riding
a motor cycle and one of them opened fire from his 9-mm pistol targeting
Muchahary, who was sitting in the Barbari weekly market. Six empty
cartridges of 9 mm pistol were recovered by the Police from the
May 11: NDFB militants shot dead
two civilians in separate incidents at two different places under
Dhekiajuli area of Sonitpur District. The first incident occurred
at Sarsabari in Batasipur area where Bineswar Basumatari (35) was
shot dead by the NDFB militants in his residence at No. 3 Sibpur
village. Bineswar's brother Janak Basumatary was a surrendered NDFB
militant. In another incident, three NDFB militants shot dead Label
Bodo (45) of Belsiri area at Sessabil under Missamari Police Station.
SFs exchanged fire with a group of
suspected NDFB militants at Ghasbari in Kamrup District.
An exchange of fire between Police
and NDFB militants occurred near Monibag area in Sonitpur District.
May 10: A group of NDFB militants
shot at two persons, identified as Ranjit Musahary, a surrendered
NDFB cadre and Gossaigaon Youth Bodo People Front (YBPF) member
Nirmal Narzary, at Jaraguri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar
District. Police later recovered the bike and an empty cartridge
of 9 mm pistol from the spot.
May 9: Ratan Kumar Roy, a doctor
who was kidnapped by suspected NDFB militants from his chamber on
May 5, was released near Chapaguri in Chirang District. The Officer-in-Charge
of Bijni Police Station, Pradeep Kumar Boro, said "Under mounting
pressure from security forces, the militants found it difficult
to keep him in captivity." However, Roy said a group of militants
had taken him to attend to their ailing members and released him
around 8pm (IST) at a village near Chapaguri.
May 4: Three NDFB militants, identified
as Pankaj Hansary, Jangson Narjay and Kamal Dasa, were arrested
from Joimoti Pathar area in Tezpur District.
May 3: Two persons, including one
NDFB militant, were injured in Police firing at Ramdeo under Gossaigaon
Police station in the Kokrajhar District. Two motorcycle borne NDFB
militants abducted Labda Mushahary (30), a trader of timber wood
of Ballamjhora village under Sapkata Police outpost. When they noticed
a Police team led by Kokrajhar Superintendent Police P. K. Dutta
at Ramdeo, they tried to escape. Police opened fire at them following
which Labda Mushahary sustained injuries on his leg. One of the
NDFB militants, Gerema, was also injured, while another NDFB cadre,
Sanjay Narzary, reportedly managed to escape from the incident site.
April 30: Matung Taching, a businessman
of Sonitpur District and an Asom Gana Parishad leader, who informed
the Police about a INR 500000 extortion note served on him by the
banned NDFB, survived an attempt on his life. He was shot in the
legs by unidentified militants at his home in the Chariduar area
under Rangapara Police station. The militants fled when they were
challenged by the Personal Security Officer on duty. Taching is
also the younger brother of Hemu Techi, a sitting Member of Legislative
Assembly representing 12 Pakke-Kesang in the State of Arunachal
Three unidentified NDFB militants
were arrested following an encounter with the SFs at Bangalduba
area of the Chirang District.
The Assam Police arrested three
persons - two surrendered NDFB cadres and another cadre of a cease-fire
group of the outfit - from Salguri village under Salakati outpost
in Kokrajhar District. The trio were identified as Krishna Brahma,
his brother Sumen Brahma and Ranjan Wary of Dologaon. Police sources
said they came to Salguri village with the motive of extortion.
April 29: The Police and Army personnel
shot dead two NDFB militants at Balukjhora under Kokrajhar Police
station. The slain militants were identified as Simang Basumatary
alias Simasu (23), of Manikpur (Bismuri) in Kokrajhar District and
Chandan Basumatary alias Saikhong (24), of Bengtol in Chirang District.
Two Italy-made 9mm pistols, three grenades, some ammunition and
two mobile phones were recovered from their possession.
April 27: An NDFB militant, identified
as Zawongser Boro was arrested by the Army personnel at Balijuri
village under Sootea Police station in Sonitpur District. Two hand
grenades and one receipt book of money demand were recovered from
the possession of the arrested cadres.
April 26: Five NDFB militants, identified
as Ranjit Rabha, Amit Swargyary, Gobinda Boro, Ramlal Gupta and
Bijay Das, were arrested in a search operation conducted by the
SFs in Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police station of Sonitpur
District. Four 9-mm pistols and some ammunition were recovered from
April 24: A relative of a BPPF party
leader was killed and an ABSU leader injured during clashes between
BPF and BPPF activists in Kokrajhar District. The clashes took place
after the BPF leaders accused their rivals of masterminding the
ambush carried out by the NDFB militants on them.
April 22: The dead body of Paresh
Ray, a BPF activist, who was abducted by suspected NDFB militants
on April 6 from Patgaon area, was recovered by the Police from Bashbari
under Bismuri outpost in the Kokrajhar District.
April 20: The Army killed five militants,
including an accused in the Dhekiajuli blast of April 15, during
an encounter at Aka Basti in the Sonitpur District. Out of the five
militants, Prabhat Basumatary, Krishna Basumatary and Deithang Basumatary
belonged to the NDFB while Babul Ali and Yunis Ali were of the MULTA.
Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the militants were planning
to abduct a businessman, Paras Gurung, of Lokhra area in the same
district. The army said Prabhat Basumatary was a known operative
of Pakistan's ISI and a key perpetrator in the bomb blast at Dhekiajuli.
The army recovered five 9-mm pistols, a Chinese hand grenade, five
kilograms of explosives, 10 detonators and 107 rounds of AK-47 ammunition
from the encounter site. Another army official said, "We had information
about the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB working hand-in-hand
with Muslim fundamentalist groups."
The Police, however, said the slain
persons had no links with militant groups but were a gang of dacoits.
An unnamed senior Police official said, "Prabhat Basumatary is a dreaded
dacoit arrested several times earlier. He has no links with the NDFB
or the Dhekiajuli blast. The blast was carried out by ULFA."
April 18: NDFB militants
abducted a businessman, identified as Mohammad Chabin Ansari, from
Gormara village in the Dhekiajuli town of Sonitpur District.
April 17: The Dhekiajuli
Police arrested three NDFB militants from the residence of one Joshep
Rava in Pirakota village in Sonitpur District. The trio was identified
as Ranjeet Rava, Govinda Rava and Amrit Swargiary.
April 15: The dead
body of a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militant,
identified as B Onsula alias Arjun Narzary (23) of Belguri under
Serfanguri Police Station, was recovered by Police at Swrunanga
river bank in the Kokrajhar District. The dead body had a cut mark
at the throat and its head crushed. According to sources, Onsula
and his associate, Bijya Basumatary (24) of Podmabil, came home
from the Serfanguri designated camp of the outfit on April 14 while
the BPF youths chased them and took them away. The body of Bijay
Basumatary was recovered from Swrunanga river bank.
April 14: Police arrested
one Ramlal Gupta, a NDFB linkman, from Dhekiajuli town of Kokrajhar
April 13: Two NDFB militant shot
dead a trader, identified as Prakash Hazarika, at Gohpur area in
Sonitpur District. The Police source confirms that it is a case
of extortion as NDFB served an extortion note of INR one million
April 6: Suspected NDFB militants
shot dead a couple at Monglojhora Besorkhona under Bogribari Police
Station in the Kokrajhar District. Militants intruded into the house
of Manik Chandra Brahma alias Musa and started firing indiscriminately,
killing Brahma and his wife Sonali on the spot. Sources added that
Brahma was a NDFB member who had surrendered in March 2009.
April 5: A joint team of the Army
and Police shot dead a self-styled 'sergeant' of the Ranjan Daimary
faction of the NDFB, identified as Phushow Brahma (25), in an encounter
at Number 1 Barkhapur under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur
District. While Brahma died on the spot, one of his companions managed
to escape. Five kilogram of improvised explosive device and an automatic
pistol were recovered from the encounter site.
March 29: Goreswar Police arrested
one NDFB militant, identified as Bibison Basumatary, of Chirang
District. A hand-made bomb was recovered from his possession.
March 26: Two NDFB militants were
arrested by Police from Jamuguri village in the Barpeta District.
They were involved in trafficking of illegal arms and extortion
bids in several parts of the District.
March 18: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Khumta Basumatari and Mithun Musahari, were arrested by the personnel
of Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District.
Eight NDFB militants surrendered
before the Golaghat District authorities.
March 16: SFs arrested two NDFB
militants from Milanpur area under Bebejia Police Station of Sonitpur
District. They were identified as Dilip Basumatary alias Dawkha
(22) of Batashipur area and Biswajit Patgiri (25) of Jorpukhuri
under Dhekiajuli Police station of Sonitpur District.
March 3: Two sons of the manager
of Monmohinipur tea estate under Dhekiajuli Police Station in the
Sonitpur District were abducted by suspected militants of the NDFB.
Barun (9) and Karan (12), sons of garden manager Pamminder Sehra,
were on their way to the Army School at Missamari, 10 kilometres
from the tea estate, when the abductors waylaid their car at around
6.30 am (IST). The Dhekiajuli Police declined to comment on whether
there was any demand for ransom from any militant outfit. However,
sources in the tea industry said the NDFB had asked Monmohinipur
tea estate authorities to pay INR Two million in ransom.
March 1: Two unidentified NDFB militants
opened fire and threw hand grenades on civilians at Azarguri under
Jamuguri Police Station in the Sonitpur District. However, no causality
was reported. The duo had earlier gone to collect money from one
Bhuban Acharyya of Morisuti around 9 am (IST) on February 27 but
were caught and assaulted by the locals. In retaliation to the assault,
they returned in the night of March 1 and attacked the civilians.
February 28: 45 militants, including
32 ULFA cadres, six KLNLF cadres, five NDFB cadres and a cadre each
of the MULTA and PLF-M, surrendered along with a huge quantity of
arms and ammunition before Red Horns Division of Indian Army in
a surrender ceremony organized at Rangiya of Kamrup District.
February 25: The NDFB moved a petition
before the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Tribunal headed
by Justice S.N. Agarwal challenging the official notification of
the Union Home Ministry issued on November 23, 2008, banning the
outfit afresh for two years.
February 24: Suspected NDFB militants
shot dead a trader, identified as Sahiram Parekh, from Panbari area
in Diphu town of Karbi Anglong District.
January 28: The Dimapur District
Police recovered the dead body of a NDFB cadre, Amor Basumatari,
from Pawan Pukhuri area. Amor hailed from Dhupiguri area in the
January 27: A 14 year-old girl,
identified as Ranjali Baglary, was injured in crossfire between
SFs and suspected NDFB militants at Ambagaon under Udalguri Police
station in the Udalguri District. An Army trooper was also injured
in the shootout. The Army managed to arrest one of the militants,
identified as William Daimary.
SFs arrested an NDFB cadre, Promode
Boro, and an AANLA cadre, Bikash Purthy, from different places in
January 25: Eight NDFB
militants and two ULFA cadres surrendered before the Superintendent
of Police of Golaghat District. The ULFA militants were identified
as 'sergeant major' Pritam Doley alias Mickel Singh and cadre
Polash Jyoti Baruah. The eight NDFB militants were identified as
Ajoy Khaklari, Sanjoy Boro, Pabitra Basumatary, Nayan Basumatary,
Parimal Khaklari, Arabinda Daimary, Sanjeev Khaklari and Binanda
Khaklari. They laid down one .22riffle, one 9-mm pistol and one
.32 pistol along with six cartridges with magazines.
January 23: The Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Tribunal has served notice to the National
Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) to show cause as to why it should
not be declared as an unlawful association. The Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Tribunal was constituted by the Union Government with
Justice S.N. Aggarwal, Judge of Delhi High Court, for the purpose
of adjudicating whether or not there is sufficient cause declaring
the NDFB as unlawful association. The report adds that the Union
Government had already declared the NDFB as unlawful association
under the provision of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
January 13: 46 militants,
including 42 cadres of the NDFB and four belonging to the ULFA,
surrendered at Bathoupuri in the Baksa District. Of the 42 NDFB
militants who laid down arms before police at Mushalpur in Baksa,
20 are from the outfit's Borbori designated camp, including a number
of "corporals" and "lance corporals", mostly from NDFB's 4th
battalion. The group laid down two AK-56 series rifles with two
magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition, two 9mm pistols with two
magazines and 17 rounds of ammunition, two Chinese pistols, two
revolvers, 10 Chinese grenades, 50 kilograms of TNT and one pen
pistol with six rounds of ammunition. The surrendered ULFA militants
included a woman cadre from the outfit's Enigma group, identified
as Namita Kalita.
January 12: The Assam Government
stated in the Legislative Assembly that eight militant groups, including
the ULFA, KLNLF, Black Widow, AANLA, KRA, HuM, MULTA and HPC-D,
are active in the State. Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said that
both the ULFA and NDFB are carrying out subversive activities in
Assam under the influence of foreign powers and top leaders of the
outfit are staying abroad. He further said that in 2008, 124 militants
belonging to various outfits were killed and over 1300 were arrested.
The Security Forces also recovered 203 bombs and 202 grenades from
January 10: The Baksa District Police
arrested a NDFB cadre, Dhanesh Chandra Boro alias B. Dwimunizira
(35), from Thamna under Borbori Police Station. January 9: A NDFB
militant, B. Banda alias Baren Basumatary belonging to the 1st battalion
of the outfit, was arrested from Rangapara Railway market in the
January 6: The Government extended
the cease-fire agreement with the NDFB for a period of six months.
While talking to journalists in New Delhi, Assam Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi said "the agreement of suspension of operations with
NDFB has been extended by six months." He also said the NDFB would
have to abide by the ground rules with letter and spirit and should
not engage in violence. "If they involve in any violence in future
we will be forced to take action against them", he added.
January 4: A NDFB cadre, Guatam
Boro, who was arrested after being injured in an encounter with
Police in Shohksih coal mining area of Jaintia Hills District on
January 3, subsequently succumbed to his injury. Guatam, hailing
from Churachi village of Nalbari District in Assam, was involved
along with other militants of the HNLC
in extortion drive in coalfields of Jaintia Hills District.
January 1: The NDFB expelled its
founder president, Ranjan Daimary alias D.R. Nabla, days
after replacing him with B. Sungthgra alias Dhiren Boro as
its new chief. The new NDFB president, Sungthgra, criticising the
alleged involvement of Daimary in the October 30 serial bomb blasts
in Assam, said on January 1 that the NDFB would have no truck with
the former chief and his accomplices. "The NDFB, in a unanimous
decision of the national council, has expelled D.R. Nabla and his
associates with immediate effect as a disciplinary action,"
he stated. "We are shocked and surprised that Mr. D.R. Nabla
alias Ranjan Daimary, as per the statement of Ajay Basumatary,
who has been recently arrested along with three others in Goalpara
district, is proved to be directly involved in a series of bomb
blasts in Assam on October 30 where many innocent civilians were
brutally killed without any reason. The killing was inhuman and
unfortunate which reveals nothing but his love for sadism. He not
only committed crimes against humanity but also violated the ceasefire
which he himself declared unilaterally on October 8, 2004. The act
is undoubtedly an act of terrorism and can never be part of revolutionary
struggle," the NDFB statement said. The expulsion came a day
after the cease-fire between the NDFB and the Centre expired.
December 28: Police identified two
NDFB cadres, including a woman, who were allegedly involved in the
October 30 serial bomb blasts in Assam. Superintendent of Police
in the Goalpara District, Akhilesh Singh, said the duo was among
six persons arrested in connection with an extortion case from Soulmari
of the same District. Singh said interrogation of the arrested persons
led to the revelation that Aghai Basumatary, a ‘sergeant’, and Jayanti
Brhama, a ‘sergeant majors’, were involved in the bomb blasts. "Aghai
had actually assembled the bomb that was placed in Ganeshguri,"
said Singh, adding that Jayanti was "indirectly" involved
in the Kokrajhar and Barpeta Road bomb blasts. Aghai had confessed
that the instructions to carry out the blasts had come from NDFB
leader Ranjan Daimary with whom he was close, Singh said. Aghai
told the Police that he was handed over the materials for making
the bomb in Guwahati by another person. Aghai is an expert in handling
explosives. Both Aghai and Jayanti had undergone training in Bangladesh
and Bhutan, Singh added. In addition, Police also arrested another
NDFB militant, Santrwb Sangma, who belonged to Dhubri District.
The three have been remanded to police custody for five days. The
other three arrested persons, Biplab Das, Jogen Rabha and Narayan
Boro, were remanded in judicial custody. These three are linkmen
of the NDFB.
A day after Ranjan Daimary alias
D.R. Nabla issued a statement claiming to be the ‘chairman’ of the
NDFB, the outfit’s ‘publicity and information secretary’ S. Sanjarang
said in a press release that B. Sungthagra alias Dhiren Boro was
its ‘president’, confirming the rift within the outfit. On December
27, in an e-mail to the media, Daimary said: "I am still the
chairman of the NDFB, and I will continue my efforts for the self-determination
of the Boros. The NDFB- BLT clash is over, and as such I request
the ex-BLT cadres not to target the NDFB cadres. I have also ordered
the NDFB cadres not to target any ex-BLT members," Daimary
December 25: The Basistha Police
arrested two surrendered NDFB cadres, identified as Dharani Rabha
and Madan Das, along with four extortionists, identified as Biju
Kalita alias Pappu, Gokul Bora, Gagan Das and Tapan Das, from Lokhara
area of Guwahati. They had allegedly come to collect money from
a businessman of the locality.
December 18: A surrendered NDFB
cadre, identified as Kamal Brahma, was shot dead by unidentified
militants at Simlabazar Behguri in the Baksa District.
The Bodo groups, including the ex-
BLT, asked the NDFB to quit Karbi Anglong by December 25, because
of its involvement in different illegal activities, reports Sentinel.
In a press meeting held at Langhing Tiniali library hall, leaders
of the Bodo group alleged that instead of staying in their respective
designated camps, the NDFB cadres under cease-fire were committing
criminal activities like extortion and abduction in the Karbi Anglong
December 17: Telegraph reports
that the NDFB is running an extortion racket in the area along the
Golaghat-Nagaland border, taking advantage of the disputed border
area restrictions. "The NDFB cadres are operating freely in
these areas and are involved in several extortion and kidnapping
cases," Golaghat District Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar
December 16: Union Home Minister
P. Chidambaram warned Bangladesh not to allow terrorist outfits
from India to carry out anti-India operations from its territory.
While speaking in Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament), he said,
"The HuJI of Bangladesh had perpetrated the October 30 Asom
serial blasts in which ULFA and NDFB were also involved," adding,
most of the insurgent groups operating from the Northeast, including
the ULFA, are based in Bangladesh. The Government had intelligence
inputs that the ULFA and other insurgent groups in the Northeast
have been working with the Bangladeshi terrorist outfit HuJI, the
Home Minister added.
The NDFB after revamping its office-bearers
with B. Sungthagra alias Dhiren Boro as chairman at its general
assembly meet at Serfanguri in the Kokrajhar District on December
15, the outfit’s ‘general secretary’ Gobinda Basumatary on December
16 said, "Ranjan Daimary has not been removed. He is the ‘commander-in-chief’
of the NDFB, and we are ready to listen to his advice even today."
December 15: The NDFB held its general
assembly meeting at Serfanguri designated camp in Kokrajhar District
and elected B. Sungthagra alias Dhiren Boro as the new ‘president’
of the outfit. B. Sungthagra was previously the ‘vice-president’
of the outfit. He had been arrested in Gangtok, capital of the State
of Sikkim, on January 1, 2003 and was later released in 2008. He
replaced Ranjan Daimary alias D. R. Nabla, who is based in Bangladesh.
While security agencies described the election as a split in the
outfit, NDFB sources denied any such development. Meanwhile, the
report quoted some sources as saying that the October 30 serial
bomb blasts were triggered by the NDFB cadres at the behest of Ranjan
Daimary by keeping the local leadership out of the loop. The report
further added that December 15 general assembly meeting of the outfit
was held for the first time since the one held in Bhutan in 2001.
The meeting was chaired by NDFB ‘speaker’ B. Benga and was attended
by top leaders, including the outfit’s ‘general secretary’ Govinda
Basumatary. Further, the newly elected ‘president’ said the outfit
would "directly or indirectly" take part in the next Lok Sabha (Lower
House of Parliament) elections. "We are ready to start talks with
the Centre and are committed to peace," he added.
December 4: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
said that the probe into the October 30 serial blasts in Assam has
established the involvement of the ULFA and NDFB. During a press
conference, he said, "We have evidence up to the level of ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’
Paresh Baruah and NDFB ‘supremo’ Ranjan Daimary. But to get to the
real brains behind the blasts, we need Central assistance, as we
cannot go to the neighbouring countries where the ULFA and NDFB
are having bases." Gogoi further said that the State’s militant
outfits operating from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar had become
"pawns in the hands of the HuJI, ISI and other forces" inimical
to the State’s and country’s interests.
November 25: SFs arrested two NDFB
militants, identified as Lauga Boro and Gobinda Musahari, from Pub
Brahmasiari village under Borbori police station in the Baksa district.
Two kilograms of RDX, a 9-mm pistol and ammunition were recovered
from their possession.
November 21: The suspected NDFB
militants attacked and damaged the residence of the former president
of the Karbi Anglong unit of the BLT, Rijen Basumatary, at Sanarijan
village in Langhin of Karbi Anglong district. The NDFB cadres opened
indiscriminate fire at his residence and damaged valuable property.
However, no casualty was reported in the incident.
November 19: The joint force of
the CRPF and Army arrested a 'sergeant major' of the NDFB, identified
as Bipul Daimary, from Boglamari in the Baksa district.
November 18: Assam Police announced
the name of the key conspirator of Assam serial bomb blast of October
30. He was identified as Dipak Basumatary, a self-styled 'lieutenant'
of the NDFB, who was in jail when the bomb blasts were triggered.
He was the chief planner of the serial blasts which killed 87 persons
and wounded more than 200 others. He was arrested by the police
on October 22 in an abduction case a week before the blasts but
failed to ascertain his bomb blast game-plan. Basumatary alias Denkho
Raja, the 'second lieutenant of the fourth battalion' of the NDFB,
used to live at the outfit's designated camp at Borbori in the Baksa
district, where the blasts were planned. According to police sources,
he had joined the NDFB in 1995 and was trained in the use of arms
and explosives at the outfit's camps in southern Bhutan.
November 17: Two NDFB cadres were
assaulted by the locals and subsequently handed over to police in
the Kamrup district. The report added that they were caught by people
when they were trying to steal a motorcycle to be used in bomb blasts.
November 16: The investigation into
the Assam serial blasts of October 30 has revealed a close nexus
between the ULFA and NDFB with Bhutan-based Maoist rebel groups,
reports Assam Tribune. Police sources said that the ULFA and NDFB
are against the Bhutan Government because of the Operation All Clear
launched against the outfits in 2003, while the Maoist groups are
strongly opposed to the move of the Government of the neighbouring
country to evict a sizeable number of Nepali populations from southern
Bhutan. In recent years, the ULFA and NDFB extended help to the
Maoist groups active in Bhutan by providing them with explosives.
These facts came to light following the arrest of a Bhutanese national,
Tenzing Zengpo, during investigations into the serial blasts. Zengpo
was arrested along with one of the suspects in the case in Guwahati
city. During interrogation, the Bhutanese national admitted the
long association they had with the ULFA and NDFB. Sources revealed
that Zengpo was earlier the general secretary of the Druk National
Congress of Bhutan and is currently associated with Maoist groups
active in Bhutan.
November 14: Assam Police arrested
one more NDFB militant, Pradeep Basumatary, from the Borbori designated
camp of the outfit under Baksa district, in connection with the
serial blast of October 30. Police said that Basumatary who was
a self-styled ‘lieutenant’ of the NDFB was involved in the Panbazar
November 13: Two NDFB cadres were
arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) from the Baksa
designated camp of the outfit for their alleged involvement in the
October 30 serial blasts. The designated camp of the militant group
was under siege by the security personnel for the last two days.
According to sources, the SIT team arrested two accused R Khersa
and B Phwthai who were said to be involved in the serial blasts.
The SIT probing the serial blasts
of October 30 arrested another suspected NDFB cadre from Barama
under Baksa district. The person has been identified as Bimal Mooshahary.
Mooshahary, according to police sources, is an explosive expert
and supplied explosives for the blasts that took place in Ganeshguri.
The Home department has decided
to act tough with the NDFB and keep watch on their movement round
the clock, those who are staying in designated camps in view of
their alleged involvement in the October 30 serial blasts, reports
Telegraph. Superintendent of Police (SP) of the Baksa district PK
Dutta said that the police will keep a watch on the movement of
the outfit’s cadres. An ‘out pass’ will be issued to the cadres
who go outside the camp and they would be given four hours to return.
November 11: Assam Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi in a press conference at Guwahati said that the investigations
revealed clear indications of the involvement of the cadres of the
ULFA and NDFB in the October 30 serial bomb blasts. He also said
that forces based outside the country might have extended support
to the militant groups to carry out the operation. However, he said
that it is not clear which force from outside provided help to the
ULFA and NDFB militants as a number of anti-India groups have their
bases in Bangladesh. He also expressed the view that no force from
outside would be able to carry out any major attack in the State
without the help of the "local militant groups."
The Superintendent of Police P.K.
Dutta and District Magistrate Bhavani Prasad Sharma of Baksa District
tried to gain entry inside the outfit’s camp at Borbori since November
11- morning. Though the Superintendent of Police involved the gaonburah
(village head) of a nearby village in the process, the outfit refused
to oblige to their request, saying that the permission can be granted
only after an order from the top leaders of the group.
November 10: The NDFB claimed that
it was not involved in the serial blasts as alleged by the Government
and called upon the authorities to bring the real culprits to book.
November 9: The security personnel
arrested five NDFB militants, Majaram Narzary, Debnath Narzary,
B. Narzary, Ramesh Basumatary and Samin Basumatary when they allegedly
came to extort money from a businessman at Goreswar in Baksa district.
The investigating agencies had found
clues that ULFA and NDFB carried out the Assam serial blast of October
30 with the help of Bangladesh-based HuJI. "We have found that
the Bangladesh-based HuJI has provided the expertise to ULFA and
NDFB as none of them has the technology to explode such devastating
bombs which claimed 84 lives," a Home Ministry official said.
Home Ministry sources also added that the government is worried
over the fact that the northeast militants has started using a deadly
mixture of RDX, ammonium nitrate and plasticised explosives to carry
out explosions which led to greater casualties which was never seen
in the past. Though the operation was masterminded by HuJI at the
behest of the ISI, the NDFB and ULFA had provided logistical support.
November 7: In a confessional statement,
Sachindra Debbarma, the prime accused of Agartala serial blasts
on October 1, has revealed that the blasts were planned at a hideout
of the Assam based NDFB in Moulavibazar of Bangladesh on July 22.
He further confessed that the cadres of Pakistan-based ISI and Bangladesh-based
DGFI, seven militant outfits of the north-eastern region had attended
the meeting and planned out the blueprint of Agartala blasts. Sachindra
claimed that militants from north east, backed by some fundamentalist
groups, were spreading the fake currency net in the region and continuously
planning to destabilise Indian sovereignty. Sachindra also revealed
that one Sagam Ali, who had been arrested by BSF early this year
from Tripura border, was sent under the same mission.
November 6: Unidentified assailants
shot dead Gayaram Boro alias Gayong, a surrendered NDFB militant
at Silbari in Baksa district.
November 3: Meghalaya Police arrested
the HNLC ‘second lieutenant’, Shandor Phanbuh alias Antony, from
Jingkieng Mawlai. Shandor was also the ‘camp commander’ of the outfit
in Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh. The report added that the
arrested militant along with two other cadres of the NDFB had infiltrated
into India before the Durga Puja (Hindu Festival). All the three
had even abducted a Guwahati-based trader and confined him at an
unspecified place in the Ri-Bhoi district. Later, the trader was
released after the relatives paid a huge amount of ransom as demanded
by the trio, which was equally shared by them.
October 22: Guwahati Police arrested
a NDFB militant, identified as Deepak Basumatary, in connection
with the abduction of Serawgi brothers. Police recovered the licence
and ATM card of Serawgi brothers and a money receipt belonging to
NDFB from the possession of the arrested militant.
October 21: A NDFB cadre, Fiushno
Basumatory alias Goko alias Felling, was arrested by a team of Imphal
East district Police from the New Checkon area.
October 17: Army personnel of Bihar
regiment at Lilabari arrested a NDFB militant, Subham Basumatary,
from Banderdewa area under Laluk police station of Lakhimpur district,
along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Five cartridges and a
9mm pistol were recovered from his possession.
October 13: Three militants, one
each from NDFB, AANLA and ULFA, surrendered before Brigadier VSBS
Cherukupalli, Commander of 25 Sector Assam Rifles of Dah Division,
at Lekhapani in Tinsukia district. The surrendered militants were
identified as Ajay Basumatary of NDFB, Ghanshyam Guala of AANLA
and Hemakant Deka of ULFA's '27 Battalion'.
October 12: Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi said his Government has decided to go for a CBI inquiry into
the recent violence in the Udalguri and Darrang districts. He also
said the government will review the cease-fire agreement with the
NDFB following allegations of its involvement in the recent violence.
October 10: An NDFB militant, Tarzan
Boro of village Bannibari under the Barpeta Road Police Station,
was shot dead by unidentified militants at 2 No. Kekerikuchi under
Gandhibari out-post of the Tamulpur police station in the Barpeta
October 7: The CRPF and army personnel
arrested four NDFB and BPF cadres at Adhaibari near Nagrijuli in
the Baska district on charges of killing of one Charbanu Begum and
her two-year-old son Chiraj Ali. Out of these four militants, B
Dahor and Jabrang Boro belongs to NDFB who were directly involved
in the incident. The two other militants were identified as Diganta
Narjari of Ouguri village under Goreswar Police Station and Adumba
Swargiary of village Bagdua who belong the BPF.
October 5: Assam Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi blamed the NDFB, a militant outfit, for recent clashes
between Bodos and Muslim population in north Assam. Gogoi threatened
to withdraw the ceasefire agreement with NDFB if the outfit’s involvement
is confirmed. The NDFB denied the allegation and said the Muslim
militant groups were involved in the violence.
October 3: In a statement during
NDFB’s 22nd anniversary at a designated camp at Kumguri in Kokrajhar
district, its president Ranjan Daimary said they were in favour
of peace and a negotiated settlement of the conflict but the Indian
authority at centre were not responding properly and threatened
to pick up the gun against the Centre, accusing it of dictating
to the outfit.
September 30: The cease-fire agreement
between the Union Government and the NDFB was extended by three
September 14: Bongaigaon Police,
led by Additional Superintendent of Police, Prasanta Dutta, arrest
two NDFB militants from Bongaigaon town, while they are trying to
extort money from a local businessman. The arrested NDFB cadres
are identified as Dongsiram Narzary and Muktang Basumatory.
August 22: The Bangladesh Rifles
hand over to Indian authorities three Indian nationals at Dalu in
the West Garo Hills district. They include one Jackson Arengh, a
cadre of both the NDFB and UANF, a girl, Sengsilinda Sangma, and
a deranged person, Wilson Sangma. Jackson was reportedly providing
logistical support and acting as a guide for the militants to cross
over the India -Bangladesh border along Garo Hills. On the other
hand, Wilson Sangma strayed into Bangladeshi territory. Sengsilinda
Sangma was lured into Bangladesh by an NDFB militant who happened
to be part of a 12-member NDFB-UANF militant group that abducted
a coal dealer, Raju Sharma, from Jadigittim in 2004. The NDFB militant
reportedly knew the girl previously and had promised to marry her.
August 10: One surrendered NDFB
militant belonging to the Khasi tribe, identified as Jaklis Mawpniang
alias Jimmy Momin, confesses before the Meghalaya Police during
his interrogation that he was a former police constable of the first
Meghalaya Police Battalion. "Mawpniang, hailing from Umsaw village
of Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district, deserted the battalion in 1983
to join the NDFB," an unnamed senior police official said. Mawpniang
became the NDFB 'area commander' in Assam's Kokrajhar district and
later became a trainer for the HNLC in Chittagong Hills Tracts in
Bangladesh. "According to our information, he is the only Khasi
in the NDFB outfit though there are many Garos in the NDFB and Ulfa,"
the official said.
August 9: One suspected NDFB militant,
identified as Prasenjit Basumatary belonging to Bijni in the Chirang
district, is arrested by Army. One Chinese hand grenade is recovered
from his possession.
August 5: Two NDFB militants, identified
as Aditya Mushahary and Pabitra Basumatary, are arrested from Doldoloi
in the Karbi Anglong district.
July 30: Assam Police arrested nine
NDFB cadres from Habrubari under Gossaigaon police station.
July 21: One trader, Pankaj Sarmah,
while returning from Gogamukh to Dhemaji town, is abducted by suspected
NDFB militants for ransom.
July 17: One NDFB cadre belonging
to the Khasi group, identified as Jklis Mawphniang, surrenders before
the Army and Meghalaya Police in Shillong. Hailing from Ri-Bhoi
district in Meghalaya, he was operating as an 'area commander' of
the outfit at Kokrajhar in Assam. He deposited two revolvers at
the time of his surrender.
The NDFB threatens to pull out of the cease-fire and take to arms
once again, accusing New Delhi of dragging the peace process. "The
central government appears to be insincere towards resolving our
grievances and if there is no forward movement in the peace process
we shall be forced to go back to the jungles," said Gobinda Basumatary,
general secretary of the NDFB.
July 16 : One suspected NDFB cadre,
Sumeswar Basumatary, is arrested from Kalagaon village under Howraghat
police station in the Karbi Anglong district.
July 3: One surrendered NDFB cadre,
Gopal Basumatary, is shot dead by unidentified militants at his
residence under the Salbari sub-division of Baksa district.
June 11: ANI reports that a tripartite
meeting of the representatives of the Union Government, Government
of Assam and NDFB held in New Delhi on May 30 agreed to extend the
Suspension of Operations for three months, up to August 31, 2008.
May 23: One NDFB militant surrendered
before the security forces at Dinjan Army camp in the Dibrugarh
May 2: Assam Government
warns the Centre that if it accepted the NDFB charter of demands,
including ‘liberation’ of Bodoland to start a dialogue with the
outfit, it would strengthen ULFA’s argument to sit for talks only
if ‘sovereignty’ was discussed.
May 1: In a joint operation,
the Assam Police and Army arrested two NDFB militants, self-styled
‘sergeant major’ Dhaneswar Boro and Nabajit Das, when they were
travelling in a vehicle carrying 800-grams of heroin worth INR 16
00000 in a sealed packet with a label of Thailand manufacturer near
the bus stand at Barpeta Road.
The NDFB submits its
charter of demands to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
According to NDFB sources, the ‘liberation’ of Bodoland reportedly
figured in the charter of demands of the outfit.
April 30: A joint team
of the Army and Assam Police neutralised a ULFA transit camp at
Bangshijhora hill in the Dhubri district. An unnamed senior police
officer said the camp was frequently used by the ULFA, NDFB and
KLO militants, since they have some common areas of operation and
used this vital transit camp not only for shelter but also for ammunition
supply. Ten rounds of live ammunition of 12 bore pistols, seven
rounds of 12 bore fired cases, eight live and five spent rounds
of ammunition of AK-47 rifles, 18 live and seven spent rounds of
.22 pistols, two blank detonators, 500 grams of explosive, one improvised
explosive device (IED), wires, one 7.62-mm magazine of LMG and one
rotating block of AK-56 were seized from the camp. A Global Positioning
System device, a digital diary, two blank extortion notes signed
by the ‘commandant of 709 battalion’ of the ULFA, Hira Saraniya,
a Chinese camera, 20 kilograms of rice and one kilogram of Bengal
gram were also recovered.
April 29: Army arrests
seven NDFB militants while carrying out extortion at Number 1 Disiri
village in the Sonitpur district.
April 26: Assam Tribune reports
that the NDFB and NSCN-IM had been demanding money serving notices
on businessmen of Ratanpur, Jelisal, Kadamguri and Doyalpur along
Assam-Nagaland border since February 2008.
April 25: Kokrajhar district police
recovered the dead body of one NDFB cadre, identified as Gautam
Basumatary, who was earlier shot dead, near Gaurang river bank at
April 24: Police arrested two NDFB
militants, Khiranto Narzary and Gepo Narzary, from the outfit's
transit camp at Gossaigaon after the Bodoland Peoples' Front filed
a First Information Report against them.
April 21: Five NDFB militants while
demanding money from people are arrested by the Assam Rifles personnel
at Bahbera area under Missamari police station in the Sonitpur district.
They were identified as Ringkhang Basumatary, Naba Deka, Israil
Daimary, William Daimary and Dicky Khaklary. They reportedly hailed
from the Udalguri designated camp. One 9-mm pistol, six live cartridges
and two motorcyles were recovered from their possession.
April 4: One surrendered NDFB cadre,
Mridul Mushahary alias Marble, is shot dead by unidentified militants
at Dalbari village under Barama police station in the Nalbari district.
His associate, Ambir Boro, is injured in the attack. A grenade and
a magazine are recovered from the incident site.
March 31: Guwahati
Police arrested three suspected NDFB cadres, Marcus Narzary, Ajit
Boro and Binod Basumatary, from the Chandan Nagar locality and seized
four 5.56 pistols, two M 20 pistols, two pen pistols and one revolver
from their possession.
18 cadres belonging
to various outfits, including 13 from the ULFA, three from the NDFB
and one each from the Khaplang and Isak-Muivah factions of the NSCN,
surrenders before Major General Jatinder Singh, General Officer
Commanding (GOC), 2 Mountain Division at Dinjan Military Station
in the Dibrugarh district.
The chief of the Bodoland
Territorial Council (BTC), Hagrama Mohilary, withdraws his talks
offer to Ranjan Daimary, ‘chief’ of the NDFB.
April 1: Sentinel
reports that the NDFB cadres, residing in unauthorized camps,
have been extorting money from common people and harassing businessmen
in the Baska district. The District Superintendent of Police, P.K.
Datta asked the NDFB cadres residing at Barama and Hajuwa camps
to move to the Barbari designated camp. The report added that as
many as 20 NDFB cadres were forced to vacate the camps at Barama
March 25: The Baksa
District Superintendent of Police P. Baruah said that militants
shot dead two youths, Jiten Boro and Gala Boro, at Silakuti Part
I and Goybari villages. "The spate of killings is the result of
friction between the NDFB and ex-BLT members. Most of those killed
so far are family members, relatives or supporters of either group,"
he stated. With this, the death toll due to clashes between NDFB
militants and Bodo People’s Front members has increased to 19 in
less than a month.
One NDFB militant was lynched while another escaped near the Manas
National Park in the Chirang district. The two militants had reportedly
gone to Bansbari on Barpeta Road to extort money from contractors
of a Public Works Department road. As they opened fire in the air,
local people captured them and beat them up.
March 18: Three NDFB cadres were
killed and two others were injured when unidentified armed militants
attacked their camp at Ghoskhata under Dotma police station in the
Kokrajhar district. The three deceased militants were identified
as B. Bhatam, B. Modaram and B. Lambu. According to sources, the
assailants came in two vehicles and started firing indiscriminately
at the camp. They also set ablaze the camp, which was partially
March 16: NDFB militants shot dead
Bigrai Basumatary alias Belaibe, ‘secretary’ of the surrendered
NDFB Welfare Association. His bullet-riddled body was found at Dhaolabari
Ashuline, near Kokrajhar town. Police said Belaibe was killed by
the NDFB cadres on the suspicion of maintaining close links with
former Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadres.
March 15: The SF personnel killed
two militants, suspected to be either from the ULFA or the NDBF,
during an exchange of fire at Silikhaguri Sapori under Narayanpur
police station in the North Lakhimpur district. An injured militant
escaped with his AK-47 rifle, while a pistol with five rounds of
ammunition and a revolver with four rounds were recovered from the
One NDFB militant was killed by
the SF personnel during an encounter in the Karbi Anglong district.
A group of three NDFB militants involved in extortion had gone to
collect the money when SF personnel stopped them, but they managed
to escape after opening fire. The SFs chased the militants and in
an encounter at Panbari area under Diphu police station, killed
one of them. However, the two others managed to escape. The SFs
seized a .32 bore revolver and five cartridges, a hand grenade and
a mobile set from the slain militant.
March 14: Assam Government directed
the police on to shift all NDFB members to three designated camps.
According to the officials, the proximity of the NDFB cadres to
members of the disbanded Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) was causing
law and order problems and the rival groups needed to be distanced.
March 13: Four persons were killed
and nine others injured in a police firing on an irate mob which
was protesting against the dismantling of a NDFB camp at Bengtol
in the Chirang district.
March 5: NDFB has reportedly set
up an office-cum-transit camp in Guwahati for extortion and other
illegal activities in violation of its cease-fire with the government.
March 3: An extortion attempt by
three NDFB militants was foiled when Police arrested one of them
near Ulubari's ASEB colony in Guwahati city. However, two others
managed to escape after opening fire on the police.
February 29: NDFB militants took
out rallies in the Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang districts
on to protest an attack on one of its members and set ablaze nine
February 28: NDFB decided not to
take part in the February 29 meeting between the Joint Monitoring
Group and the Government due to the violation of the cease-fire
ground rules by the government.
February 20: NDFB militants along with some other
militants from Nagaland abducted two traders from the Panjan area
under the Sarupathar police station in Golaghat district and took
away INR 40,000 from them.
February 14: A truck was set ablaze
by suspected NDFB militants at Saudarbhita under Salbari police
station in Baksa district.
February 11: Six NDFB cadres were
arrested by police in connection with the kidnapping of a student,
Two NDFB militants surrendered before the security forces at Dinjan
in the Dibrugarh district.
January 28: Police arrested a NDFB
cadre, Mwgthang Basumatwry, at Tilapara under Howraghat police station
in the Karbi Anglong district. One M-20 pistol, one magazine and
eight rounds of live ammunition were recovered from his possession.
January 18: NDFB warned former members of the BLT,
who formed the Bodoland Territorial Council, that "provocation"
would invite strong retaliation from them. The outfit’s information
and publicity secretary, S. Sanjarang, claimed that some "ex-BLT
members" were trying to "provoke" his group into frittering away
the gains from the peace process.
January 3: One surrendered cadre of the NDFB, identified
as Raja Basumatary, was shot dead by another surrendered cadre of
the same outfit, Bigrai Basumatary, at his rented house at Gwjunpuri
in Kokrajhar town.
December 26: Meghalaya Police stated
that the HNLC is being helped by the NLFT in Jaintia Hills, the
NSCN-IM in West Khasi Hills and the NDFB in areas of Ri-Bhoi district.
The HNLC's declining manpower and continued failure to start an
extortion drive in Shillong city has forced the outfit to seek help
of other outfits and extort money from businessmen, especially coal
traders, in other districts of the State bordering Bangladesh. "The
firepower of HNLC is less at present and the outfit cannot buy more
weapons due to financial constraints. It has to borrow arms from
other militant groups," said an unnamed source.
December 11: According to a NDTV
report, the NDFB demands 6 per cent from all projects, which falls
under Bodoland territory. Every truck passing thorough the Bengal-Assam
border at the Sri Rampur Gate has to pay up INR 150. Each commercial
taxi is charged INR 150 per month. The NDFB takes a 2 per cent cut
from all salaried employees and charges INR 2-3 lakhs per annum
from tea gardens. They have even charged 3 per cent from the money
meant for education projects like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 'Education
for All' campaign. The report also says that though the amount of
money demanded by the militants is less, the target base has been
December 12: According
to a NDTV report, the NDFB demands 6 per cent from all projects,
which falls under Bodoland territory. Every truck passing thorough
the Bengal-Assam border at the Sri Rampur Gate has to pay up INR
150. Each commercial taxi is charged INR 150 per month. The NDFB
takes a 2 per cent cut from all salaried employees and charges INR
2-3 lakhs per annum from tea gardens. They have even charged 3 per
cent from the money meant for education projects like Sarva Shiksha
Abhiyan 'Education for All' campaign. The report also says that
though the amount of money demanded by the militants is less, the
target base has been increased.
September 10: Unidentified
gunman shot dead one NDFB cadre, Dibakar Boro, at his residence
at Gawrastha village under Mushalpur police station in the Baska
September 5: Security
forces arrested three unidentified cadres of the NSCN-IM, NDFB and
KLNLF during three raids in the Karbi Anglong district. Sources
said that the militants were allegedly involved in extortion activity.
September 4: SFs arrested
one suspected NDFB cadre, Rubul Lahiri, from Fatasil Ambari area
in the Guwahati city.
June 3: One former cadre of the
disbanded Bodoland Liberation Tigers (BLT), identified as Suresh
Boro, is lynched to death by suspected NDFB militants at Merapani
in the Golaghat district.
June 1: The Union Government extended
the suspension of operations against the NDFB for six months- valid
till November 30. The agreement for suspension of operations has
been in force since June 1, 2005.
May 25: The cease-fire between
the Government of India and the NDFB is extended for another six
months with effect from June 1.
May 23: Three NDFB cadres, Saikhong
Brahma, Ranjan Basumatary and Maithang Basumatary, are arrested
by the security forces from Dokmoka area under Howraghat Police
Station in the Karbi Anglong district. Sources said that two of
them are newly recruited cadres, which are a violation of the cease-fire
May 21: The chairman of the ex-Bodo
Liberation Tiger (BLT) Welfare Society, Jonomohan Mushahary, warned
the NDFB to stop fratricidal killings by targeting innocent Bodo
youths and ex-BLT cadres and viewed it as beyond their tolerance.
He also accused the NDFB of having no respect for cease-fire ground
rules and doubted whether their command over the outfit is intact.
He urged the joint monitoring group to look after NDFB's activities
following cease-fire to clarify whether the outfit is in favour
of restoring peace in the area and maintaining ground rules for
March 12: The NDFB refuses to submit
the charter of demands as a precondition for initiating peace talks
with the Union Government. The 'secretary-general' of the outfit,
as saying, Basumatary alias B. Swmkhwr, says "It is difficult for
us to accept this....If it is really interested in negotiations,
the charter cannot be the precondition. Informal preliminary talks
would have been more fruitful. That would have helped both the parties
to know each other's stand and exchange opinions. That always eases
the tension. The core issue could be taken up for discussion thereafter.
The Centre knows that we have been fighting for the last 20 years
for the liberation of the Bodos."
March 5: Assam Forest Minister Rockybul
Hussain sates in the State Legislative Assembly that the formal
talks with the NDFB have not started because of the failure of the
outfit to submit its charter of demands.
March 1: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR)
personnel arrest six NDFB militants along with a Bangladeshi national
at Burunga of Nalitabari sub-district of Sherpur. The arrested militants
are identified as Mohishwar, Shombhu, Warao, Hor Kumar, Jiban Kumar,
and Thandoi. They hail from different districts of Assam. The Bangladeshi
national was identified as Imrul Sangma. After their interrogation
on March 2 night the BDR personnel recover a sub-machinegun (SMG),
a barrel of an SMG, 350 bullets of different firearms, seven bomb
detonators, 42 electronic circuits for making bombs, four explosive
wraps, wires, a large knife, and a map of the forest behind Imrul's
February 26: A suspected NDFB militant
is killed in an encounter near Kaki forest reserve in the Nagaon
district bordering Karbi Anglong.
January 18: The Additional Chief
Judicial Magistrate of Alipurduar remands Gopal Rabha alias Jagadish,
‘commander of the third battalion’ of the NDFB, to police custody
for 11 days. Rabha was reportedly involved in the October 15, 2006-bomb
blast at Barobhisa town under Alipurduar subdivision of Jaipalguri
district in West Bengal, and was arrested from Guwahati in Assam
on January 16-night.
January 18: NDFB militants open
fire in the air and set ablaze vehicles in different places of Assam,
to enforce the general strike called by the outfit in protest against
the January 16-arrest of a militant, Gopal Rabha, from Guwahati.
January 18: Two motorcycle-borne
NDFB militants set ablaze a truck damaging it partially at Rani
Sunduri under Kajalgaon police station in the Chirang district on
January. Police arrest 10 NDFB cadres in this connection.
NDFB militants set ablaze an auto-rickshaw
near Patgaon under Serfanguri police station in the Kokrajhar district.
January 17: Suspected NDFB militants
set ablaze two trucks at Bhorjhar and Kadamthola Chowk under Barama
police station in the Baska district.
January 16: A NDFB militant, Ganesh
Rabha alias Jagadish, the ‘commander of the 10th battalion’, is
arrested by West Bengal Police from Guwahati.
January 14: Three NDFB militants,
Monilal Narzary, Gohin Basumatary and Hangla Basumatary, are arrested
from the Bismuria area of Kokrajhar district.
December 30: A huge cache of arms
and explosives, including several gelatine sticks, nine detonators
and small arms, 90 pieces of assorted explosives weighing nearly
two kilograms, was recovered from two arms suppliers, Pradeep Basumatary
and Bangal Mushahary, who were arrested from an unspecified place
near Runikhata in the Chirang district. They confess to having procured
arms and explosives from a company based in Hyderabad and later
supplied to the Assam and Meghalaya-based outfits, including ULFA
December 22: A junior engineer
of the Border Roads Organisation, M. Ganeshan, is abducted from
Gitibari under Paneri police station in the Udalguri district. Involvement
of the NDFB in the abduction is suspected.
December 4: Assam Police is to set
up an anti-extortion wing, since several persons received extortion
demands from callers identifying themselves as militants belonging
to the NDFB over telephone. "We are indeed worried as criminals
were found serving extortion notices or demanding money over telephone
in the name of some militant groups and therefore, we are seriously
thinking of having an exclusive anti-extortion cell," said Assam
Police intelligence chief, Khagen Sharma.
November 30: Assam Police claimed
that an arrested NDFB cadre was part of the militant squad that
triggered the November 20-explosion in a train at Belakoba in the
Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal killing 10 persons and injuring
at least 50 others. Police sources said that Addison Sangma, who
was arrested from Chotopankhadol village in the Dhubri district
on November 27, not only supplied RDX to the KLO but also prepared
the "blueprint" for the train attack. Superintendent of Police in
Dhubri, Parthasarothi Mahanta, said, "Addison was the main provider
(of RDX) to the KLO for the explosion. He provided shelter to the
KLO militants who triggered the blast."
November 27: A NDFB cadre, Addison
Sangma, is arrested from Chotopankhadol village in the Dhubri district.
November 29: The cease-fire agreement
between the Union Government and NDFB is extended by a period of
six months with effect from December 1, 2006. The Government sets
a deadline of March 1, 2007, for the NDFB to submit its charter
of demands to start negotiations.
November 16: Two unidentified NDFB
cadres are shot dead by Assam Police in a counter-insurgency operation
at Langkin Manikpur in the Karbi Anglong district.
November 13: The NDFB admits that
some of its cadres killed five security force personnel and a civilian
in May 2006 without the sanction of the truce-bound outfit's top
leadership. NDFB spokesperson S. Sanjarang said that the Government
is "free to initiate action against the perpetrators of the crime
in accordance with the law of the land."
November 9: The Union Government
extends the proscription on four outfits, including the NDFB, operating
in the Northeast.
October 23: The NDFB along with
DHD and UPDS is involved in extortion activities, despite the fact
that all these outfits are under ceasefire agreement with the Union
Government, indicate media reports.
October 7: A group of surrendered
NDFB militants assault a doctor, Itesh Bordoloi, and ransack his
nursing home at Bongaigaon, following the sudden death of one of
their colleagues who was under treatment.
September 22: A departmental action
is initiated against Muzibur Rahman, an executive engineer in the
Dhansiri irrigation project, for giving shelter to NDFB cadres involved
in the killing of five Sashastra Seema Bal personnel along the India-Bhutan
border in May 2006.
September 20: NDFB ‘general secretary’
Govinda Basumatary says in Kokrajhar that its charter of demands
will be submitted to the Union Government at the earliest.
September 6: The NDFB supports the
ULFA’s demand for release of its five arrested leaders.
September 4: The NDFB, while dismissing
media reports, rules out any possibility of it forming a political
party in the near future. “Where is the question of NDFB’s formation
of a new political party while the question of solution of the Indo-Boro
problem is still far away?” says spokesperson of the outfit, S.
August 10: The Union Government
accuses NDFB for delaying the peace talks.
August 2: The NDFB threatens to
pull out of the cease-fire with the Union Government, accusing the
SFs of targeting its cadres without any provocation.
July 16: The Ex-Bodo Liberation of
Tigers Welfare Society, while organising a peace meeting against
the July 5-killing of the two erstwhile BLT cadres by suspected
NDFB militants at the Langihn Tiniali in the Karbi Anglong district,
urges the outfit to stop killing of innocent civilians.
July 6: At least a thousand people
belonging to different communities demonstrate in protest against
the July 5-killing of two cadres of the erstwhile Bodo Liberation
Tigers by the NDFB in the Bodo-dominated north western areas of
Karbi Anglong district.
July 5: Suspected NDFB militants kill
two cadres of the erstwhile Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT), identified
as Thanderu Basumatary alias Hargila and Bijoy Basumatary, at Langhing
in the Karbi Anglong district.
July 1: SF personnel arrest a top leader
of the NDFB, Sushil Boro, along with three of his accomplices, Ashutosh
Debra, Kobir Bazi and Bimol Murma, from a hideout at Manikura under
Haluaghat subdistrict in the Mymensingh district of Bangladesh.
June 26: Two NDFB cadres, while extorting
from a businessman, are killed in an encounter with the SFs at unspecified
place under Dokmoka police outpost in the Karbi Anglong district.
While, two Chinese grenades, a mobile phone, two chargers and some
incriminating documents are recovered from the possession of the
slain militants, three others manage to escape from the incident
June 25: Civilians in the Daranga area
of Baska district capture two NDFB extortionists. However, three
local businessmen are also wounded by the militants in the incident.
A branch of the State Bank of India in the same locality is closed
down following the threat of the NDFB to pay extortion money of
June 12: The ten militants, who are
killed in the encounter in the Rangamati district of Bangladesh
reportedly include an unspecified number of NDFB cadres.
June 1: The Union Government warns
to scrap the extension of cease-fire with the NDFB following its
suspected involvement in the abduction and subsequent killing of
six persons including five security force (SF) personnel, along
the India-Bhutan border.
May 30: Assam Police summons the NDFB
cadres for interrogation following an investigation indicating their
involvement in the abduction and subsequent killing of five security
force (SF) personnel. The five SF personnel were reportedly abducted
from Udalguri district of Assam on May 21, and were later found
dead in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on May 29.
May 29: Five security force (SF) personnel,
who were allegedly abducted by suspected NDFB cadres on May 21 from
the Udalguri district of Assam, are found dead at Belsiri Nala under
Bhairabkunda police outpost in the dense jungle of West Kameng district
of Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam and Bhutan. A civilian, Babul
Kalita, who was also abducted along with the SF personnel, was reportedly
found dead on May 22.
May 27: The first round of talks between
the Union Government and the NDFB is held in New Delhi. Both agree
to extend the cease-fire that was signed on May 25, 2005. "The
cease-fire has been extended, the talks was held in a cordial atmosphere
and the talks for political issues will go on, it will continue.
The peace process will continue," says Gobinda Basumatary,
NDFB General Secretary.
May 22: The dead body of a villager,
Babul Kalita, suspected to have been killed by the NDFB militants,
is recovered by the police from Daudwigami under Harisingha police
outpost in the Udalguri district. Kalita along with five security
force personnel were abducted by suspected NDFB cadres from Moradanshri
village in the same district a day earlier.
May 9: NDFB says that peace talks cannot
take place unless the Union Government provides information about
Bodo militants who have gone missing since 2003 - counter insurgency
operation by the Bhutan Government.
April 25: A NDFB cadre, B Daithan,
is killed and five other militants are wounded at Sapatgram in the
Dhubri district of lower Assam, when the police retaliated against
militants who were enforcing the closure of shops and other business
establishments in the area. The outfit had called for a general
strike in protest against the alleged 'violation of ceasefire rules'
by the State Government.
Suspected NDFB militants hurled
two petrol bombs at the engine of a diesel carrying train at Rowta
in the Udalguri district injuring two persons.
NDFB calls for a 24-hours general strike in Assam in protest against
the alleged 'violation of ceasefire rules' by the State Government.
April 22: Eight NDFB cadres, who were
arrested from Guwahati in the Kamrup district, confessed during
interrogation of their involvement in extortion from the State officials.
February 7: The NDFB refuses to begin
peace talks unless the Union Government provides information about
the whereabouts of seven senior members missing during Operation
All Clear in Bhutan in December 2003. The outfit's 'commander-in-chief'
Ranjan Daimary alias D.R. Nabla says, "Delhi has to prove its sincerity
by providing information on the seven leaders". The missing militants
include the outfit's 'publicity secretary' B. Erakdao, B. Habrang,
B. Fwjoukhang, Jwkhrub, Derhasa, Onsula and Udla. Daimary claims
that the missing leaders were taken into custody by the Royal Bhutan
Army just before the start of Operation All Clear. He adds that
they are now "in the hands (custody) of either India or Bhutan".
January 24: Several vehicles are burnt
by NDFB cadres in the districts of Lower Assam during a general
strike called by the outfit protesting against harassment by the
January 22: NDFB calls for a 24-hour
general strike in the districts of lower Assam protesting against
the “violation of ceasefire norms and torture of its cadres” by
the security forces. The ‘commanding officer’ of the 'Western Command'
of the outfit, B. Suden, in a press release alleged that troops
recently detained two cadres at Shantipur in Chirang district and
two others from Kazigaon in the Dhubri district and they were 'tortured
January 21: Two NDFB cadres are arrested
while extorting money on the Assam-Bhutan road at Santipur in the
January 16: Hindi-speaking villagers
living along the border of Assam’s Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts,
under the banner of the Assam Bhojpuri Yuba Chhatra Parishad, sent
an intimation to the State Government seeking protection from the
extortion drive by the NDFB in the area. Unidentified sources said
that the NDFB’s demand notes, ranging from Rupees 30,000 to Rupees
50,000, signed by a self-styled "collection-in-charge" Lt. D. Dethsrang
have been distributed among villagers.
December 25: Residents of Ouguri village
under Goreswar police station in the Kamrup district capture two
NDFB cadres and hand over them to police.
December 3: A surrendered NDFB cadre
is killed by unidentified militants at Boro Nalbari in the Kokrajhar
September 19: Unidentified gunmen shot
dead a surrendered NDFB cadre, Bishtu Basumatari, near Seventh Assam
Police Battalion headquarters at Tarai Bari in the Kokrajhar district.
September 21: NDFB cadre, B. Jwmwisar,
is arrested for alleged involvement in the killing of two of their
former colleagues, Bistu Basumatary and Lakhan Basumatary. The outfit
calls for a three-day general strike in the State in protest against
September 16: Police arrest a NDFB
cadre, Dilip Boro, while he was returning to capital Shillong from
Sohra and recover three country-made pistols from him.
September 2: An NDFB cadre surrenders
before the army authorities at Misa camp near Nagaon.
August 8: A NDFB cadre is killed while
six others managed to escape during a joint operation by the police
forces of Assam and Meghalaya at Jrikyndeng in the Block I area
of the Jaintia Hills district.
August 7: The NDFB 'general secretary',
B Swmkhwr alias Govinda Basumatary, addressing a meeting at Dinakuchi
in the Darrang district says that Bodos were independent in the
past and want to remain sovereign. He says, “The NDFB has declared
a ceasefire but not ended their struggle for sovereignty.”
July 13: A large number of people surrounded
the Tamulpur Police Station and demanded stern action against its
officer-in-charge who reportedly released six NDFB cadres arrested
on charges of extortion from a hotel at Tamulpur.
July 12: United People’s Democratic
Solidarity (UPDS) opposes the setting up of a designated camp for
NDFB cadres in the Karbi Anglong district. A statement by the outfit’s
joint secretary Mukharng said: “We are not opposed to any movement,
but setting up of a designated camp in Karbi Anglong will only pave
a way for other NDFB cadres from Nagaland and Meghalaya to take
shelter in our areas.”
June 29: NDFB serves an extortion demand
of Rupees One Crore on a road construction company engaged in the
laying of a 22 kilometer road between Kokrajhar and Ramfalbil and
another 18 kilometer stretch between Gaurang Tinali and Patgaon
in the Kokrajhar district. The company reportedly has stopped work
because of the intimidation.
June 27: NDFB 'general secretary',
Govinda Basumatary, in a press statement reiterates the outfit’s
demand for a ‘sovereign Bodo state’ and says the principle and ideology
of NDFB “is the liberation of Bodoland and thereby the talks with
the Indian government would be based on the solid rock of our principle
June 17: NDFB representatives and senior
Government officials meet in Guwahati to work out the modalities
of the proposed peace talks.
June 2: Documents relating to the activities
of the NDFB recovered from an abandoned house along with four bullets,
the outfit’s constitution, manifesto and extortion notes, subsequent
to an encounter at Moolaber in the Jaintia Hills. Official sources
said that these documents indicated the formation of the NDFB’s
‘Khasi Hills Command’ to expand its activities in Shillong and the
adjoining areas under the leadership of ‘Sergeant Major’ B Gaukhrub.
May 25: NDFB signs a tripartite agreement
in New Delhi with the Government of India and the Assam Government.
April 25: Self-styled captain of the
NDFB, Dijen Boro alias Dalai Lama, is arrested along with another
cadre, Hashim Hazuary, at Shillong, capital of Meghalaya.
February 27: Ranjan Daimary, the NDFB
‘chairman’, in an e-mail message to the local media in Guwahati,
sets a deadline of April 15 for the Union Government to respond
to the outfit’s unilateral cease-fire.
December 24: The jailed ‘general secretary’
of the NDFB, Gobinda Basunatary alias B. Swmkhwr, is released from
a prison in Guwahati to facilitate the peace process with the outfit.
December 21: NDFB cadre, Rajesh Narzary,
is arrested by the Army from the Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar district.
December 16: NDFB cadre, Gwgwm Brahma
alias Singkhaulang, surrenders before the troops at Panbari in the
December 1: NDFB terrorists kill five
villagers including three members of a family and injured another
at Lutubari near Amguri under Tura police station limits in the
West Garo Hills in Meghalaya.
November 26: The NDFB ‘chairman’ Ranjan
Daimary, in an interview with the Press Trust of India expresses
his keenness for peaceful solution to the conflict. He said, "We
want to give a chance to India for a peaceful resolution of the
July 19: An assistant manager of a
tea garden and his personal security officer are killed by suspected
NDFB terrorists near Sootea in Sonitpur district. The terrorists
escape after looting Rupees 1.5 lakh, which the deceased manager
June 29: Seventeen terrorists belonging
to the ULFA, NDFB and Tiwa Liberation Tiger Force (TLTF) surrender
at Misa in the Nagaon district.
May 10: Ten NDFB terrorists led by
'company commander' of the outfit's 'eastern command', Gabba Basumatary,
surrender before the Army's 77 Mountain Brigade at Charduar in Sonitpur
district along with a large number of arms and ammunition.
March 17: Five terrorists, including
NDFB ‘finance secretary’ Nileswar Basumatary alias B J Jabda, second-in-command
of the ‘3rd Battalion’, Khanindra Daimari alias Khaumtha, surrender
at the Assam Police special branch headquarters in Guwahati.
March 7: Two NDFB cadres, identified
as Pratul Daimary and Putul Daimary of Uttar Naoherua village, are
killed in an encounter with the Army personnel at Lakhinala near
the India-Bhutan Border in Darang District.
February 25: Assam Government extends
the period of ‘general amnesty’ to cadres of the terrorist organizations
- ULFA, NDFB, anti-talks faction of the UPDS and anti-talks faction
of the Dima Halim Daogah (DHD) - till March
31 to enable them to surrender.
February 6: Decomposed bodies of two
businessmen, abducted on December 14, 2003, by suspected NDFB terrorists,
are recovered from Number 9 forest ride near the India-Bhutan border
in Kokrajhar district.
January 25: Five NDFB terrorists, including
B. Bambrima alias Bhuban Basumatary, the Dhubri ‘district commander’
of the outfit, surrender at Monglajhora in the Dhubri district.
January 11: Army personnel recover
a large cache of ammunition, including 90 gelatin sticks, four magazines
and 176 bullets, belonging to the NDFB from Serfanguri in the Kokrajhar
December 31: One NDFB terrorist surrenders
before the Gossaigaon police in Kokrajhar district.
December 30: Two unidentified NDFB
terrorists are killed in an encounter at Deochung near the India-Bhutan
Border under Goreswar police station limits in Kamrup district.
December 27: NDFB 'chairman', Ranjan
Daimary, rejects the amnesty offer of Assam Chief Minister Tarun
December 26: One NDFB terrorist is
killed in an encounter with the Army at Part-II Tukrajhar under
Basugaon police station jurisdiction in Kokrajhar District.
December 26: One NDFB terrorist is
killed during an encounter at Sukanjuli under Tamulpur police station
limits in Nalbari District.
December 22: One NDFB terrorist surrenders
at the headquarters of 5th Mountain Division in Ghagra near the
December 21: Four NDFB terrorists are
killed during two separate encounters near Patacharkuchi in the
Barpeta district and at an unspecified place in Darrang district.
December 20: NDFB along with the ULFA
and KLO calls for a 48-hour shutdown in 'Assam, Bodoland and Kamatapur'
in protest against the military operations in Bhutan.
December 16: Twenty three NDFB cadres
surrender at the 4 Corps headquarters in Tezpur.
December 15: Royal Bhutan Army (RBA)
launches military operations against the ULFA, NDFB and KLO terrorists
holed up in 30 camps in southern Bhutan.
November 29: A Forest Range official
is abducted by the NDFB from Ranijhora Forest Beat Office under
Bijni police station limits in Bongaigaon District.
November 28: Twenty two NDFB terrorists
surrender before the Kokrajhar district administration along with
an unspecified quantity of arms and ammunition.
November 24: NDFB terrorists kill three
persons of Bihari origin and injure nine others at Khanglabari near
Udalguri police station in Darrang district.
State Government asks its employees to
ensure normal business in offices in the wake of 10-day bandh
(shut down) call given by the NDFB from August 14.
Arrested NDFB ‘general
secretary’ Govinda Basumatary reiterates the group’s demand for a
‘sovereign’ Bodoland and talks in a foreign country as preconditions
to come to the negotiating table.
August 6: Northeast terrorist groups,
including the ULFA, NDFB, NLFT and KLO call for boycott of Independence
Day (August 15) celebrations.
Media reports say that
the 81st National Assembly of Bhutan adopted a resolution
for ‘the last attempt’ to persuade the ULFA, NDFB and the KLO to close
down their camps within this year ‘peacefully’ failing which terrorists
would face ‘military action’.
July 11: Media reports from Bhutan
indicate that Bhutan National Assembly was unable to reach a consensus
over the issue of the way to tackle NDFB, ULFA and the KLO.
June 29: Report indicates that ULFA
and NDFB have formed a new outfit named Gorkha Bhutan Liberation
Front (GBLF) with 300 Nepalese Gorkha youths from Bhutan.
June 24: NDFB terrorists kill two of
their colleagues at Nonaikhas area, under Paneri police station
limits in Darrang district.
June 23: NDFB alleges that cadres of
the BLT were responsible for the explosion on a rail track at Seshapani
in Kokrajhar district on June 20.
June 22: NDFB terrorists ambush a motorbike-borne
BLT group at Dhigalpara under the Bismuri police outpost, Kokrajhar
district killing a BLT cadre identified as Bhatra Basumatary.
Two woodcutters are also killed by NDFB terrorists at Bhurpar, Kokrajhar
June 20: Two NDFB terrorists are killed
in an encounter at Bongaon village, under Gossaigaon police station
limits in Kokrajhar district.
NDFB terrorists trigger off a time device blast at the railway tracks
causing derailment of a goods-train in Kokrajhar district.
June 19: Two NDFB terrorists are killed
in an encounter at Kalnadi in Nalbari district. Two NDFB terrorists
are killed at Matangi Koli Nadi near Darrangamela in Kokrajhar district.
June 18: Two NDFB terrorists are killed
in an encounter at Dwimuguri forest village, under Serfanguri police
station limits in Kokrajhar district.
Two NDFB terrorists are killed at Longa Nala near Patgaon in Kokrajhar
June 17: NDFB terrorist is killed in
an encounter at Bardangi village under Ranikhata police outpost
in Kokrajhar district. NDFB terrorist is killed in an encounter
at Burijhora under Basugaon police station in Kokrajhar district.
June 16: NDFB terrorist is killed in
an encounter with the police at Bardangi village in Kokrajhar district.
June 11: Media reports indicate that
the NDFB has issued threats to the Bodo leaders and also to the
leaders of the rival BLT.
June 9: Two NDFB terrorists are killed
in an encounter at Balamguri in Bongaigaon district.
June 4: Reports indicates that the
NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary, remains opposed to any peace negotiations
with the Government.
June 4: NDFB terrorists abduct two
Assistant Conservators of Forest from the Kuklung reserve forest
area in Bijni subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
June 3: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in separate encounters in Kokrajhar district - Jimi Basumatary at
Bengal and an unidentified NDFB cadre at Bagmara.
June 2: Three NDFB terrorists and two
ULFA terrorists, including a 'sergeant major' of the latter's women's
wing, surrender at Thakurbari in the Sonitpur district.
June 1: Vernacular media sources indicate
that the NDFB might attempt to extort Rupees one billion from the
Kamrup, Nalbari, Barpeta, Darrang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara
and Dhubri districts by the end of June.
May 29: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
denies that he had held 'informal discussions' with the NDFB leadership.
May 28: Railway Protection Force identifies
four insurgency prone sectors in the Northeast and says that the
NDFB is active in the Guwahati-Rangiya-Srirampur and the Rangiya-Rangapara
Media report says that a group of four NDFB leaders led by "finance
and home secretary", Nileswar Basumatary alias B. Jabda met Assam
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Dispur on May 22 to prepare the 'groundwork'
for anticipated talks.
May 25: Media reports say that the
NDFB leaders Indramohan Basumatary and Sunil Brahma arrested in
Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, on April 30, have indicated
the outfit's willingness to talk with the Union Government on the
issue of 'independent Bodoland'.
May 22: Report indicates that security
forces provided ‘safe passage’ to a group of NDFB terrorists to
visit Guwahati to prepare groundwork for an anticipated peace talks
with the Union Government.
May 8: Williamson Magor & Co Limited,
a tea company based in Kolkata, West Bengal, and alleged to have
paid a ‘donation’ of Rupees one million to the NDFB, denies that
it had done so.
Police in Kolkata, West
Bengal’s capital, say that four tea companies headquartered there
and operating in Assam may be charged for their suspected role in
funding NDFB terrorists for the last seven to eight years.
May 3: Report indicates that the Bhutanese
Government has asked Indian terrorist groups, including NDFB and
ULFA and the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO),
operating in parts of Assam and West Bengal to leave by June 15.
April 30: Police in Kolkata, capital
of West Bengal, arrest NDFB ‘speaker’, Sunil Brahma alias B. Simong
alias B. Benga and a ‘captain’ in the outfit’s hierarchy B. Buthang,
from a hotel in the Park Street area and also recover Rupees one
million from their possession.
A Meghalaya police personnel
is arrested for alleged links with NDFB in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
April 27: NDFB ‘Captain’ B Habrang
says that the outfit released an NHPC engineer from its captivity
on April 26 on a condition, among others, that the National Hydro
Electric Power Corporation (NHPC), a Government enterprise, would
pay an annual ‘donation’ of Rupees 500,000.
April 26: Suspected NDFB terrorists
kill four members of the family of a former colleague, including
two children, at Taijouguri village, Kokrajhar district.
- April 20: Report indicates that Meghalaya-based
Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
has asked NDFB to retreat from the Garo Hills area in Meghalaya.
- April 19: While speaking in Siliguri,
West Bengal, Bhutanese Ambassador to India Lynpo Dago Tshering says
that Bhutan is initiating steps to curb activities of ULFA and NDFB
terrorists on its soil.
- April 18: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter at Durgapur, Bongaigaon district.
- April 14: Four NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter in Dulongjhora village, Dhubri district.
- April 13: Suspected NDFB terrorists
kill four persons who they abducted earlier from South Dighaldong
village, Kokrajhar district.
Report says NDFB ' Gimi
action groups' might have infiltrated into various parts of lower
Assam from their Bhutan based-camps to carry out subversive activities.
- April 10: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in encounter at Tequanala, Kokrajhar district.
- April 8: NDFB terrorist killed in an
encounter near Mahalakshmi Tea Estate, Sonitpur district.
- April 8: A NDFB terrorist is killed
in an encounter at Chibinang Bazar, Phulbari police station-limits,
West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
- April 4: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in encounter near Karigaon, Kokrajhar district.
- April 1: NDFB along with suspected ANVC
cadres abduct two Government officials in Baghmara, near Gasupara,
South Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
- March 31: Assam Government recommends
continuation of ban against NDFB.
- March 30: NDFB terrorists set free abducted
Customs Inspector near Williamnagar in East Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
- March 29: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter at Kumarikata, in Nalbari district.
Report says that Bhutan
has asked ULFA, NDFB and West Bengal-based Kamatapur Liberation Organization
(KLO) operating from its soil to close their
camps by June 30, 2003 and also warned of military action if they
would fail to do so.
- March 28: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter at Atharikhat in Assam's Darrang district.
- March 24: Three NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter at Mangaldoi, Darrang district.
NDFB sets free four coal
exporters from captivity at its unidentified hideout in Meghalaya.
Two exporters had escaped earlier on March 23. The exporters along
with a Custom official were abducted from Gasupara in South Garo Hills,
on February 28.
- March 21: NDFB terrorist killed in an
encounter at Bamba, Kokrajhar district.
NDFB lowers ransom amount
to Rupees five million for the safe release of captives–a Customs
official and six coal exporters in Meghalaya, abducted on February
- March 17: NDFB sets March 20 as deadline
for the payment of ransom to release Custom Inspector and six coal
exporters, abducted on February 28. Reports indicate that while Rupees
3 million was demanded from the Customs department, Rupees 50 million
was demanded separately for the release of coal exporters.
- March 22: NDFB terrorists abduct two
persons from Mijihajang, in Sonitpur district.
- March 21: An NDFB terrorist is killed
in an encounter at Bamba, Kokrajhar district.
- March 21: An NDFB press release refutes
allegations that it was planning to target top All Bodo Students'
Union (ABSU) and Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT)
- March 17: a report indicates that Meghalaya
is planning action against approximately 100 NDFB terrorists who have
intruded into the State.
- March 13: An NDFB 'captain' identified
as Khaninder Diamary is arrested in Raja Bagan, Byrnihat, Meghalaya's
Ri Bhoi district.
- March 12: Two NDFB terrorists are killed
at Baldi, Bongaigaon district.
- March 11: An NDFB terrorist is killed
in an encounter at Matiadoh, Gauripur police station-limits, Dhubri
- March 7: An NDFB terrorist is killed
in encounter at Lakriguri, in Kokrajhar district.
- March 4: NDFB terrorists abduct two
persons, including a government employee, from the seventh mile area,
on Diphu Maza Road, Diphu police station-limits, Karbi Anglaong district.
- March 2: An NDFB 'captain' killed in
encounter in West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
- February 28: NDFB, People’s Liberation
Front of Meghalaya (PLF-M) and Achick National Volunteer Council (ANVC)
cadres abduct a Customs Inspector and six coal exporters from Ghasuapara,
South Garo Hills district, Meghalaya.
- February 27: An NDFB ‘sergeant’ identified
as Kamlesh Basumatary is killed in an encounter at Jharbari village,
Serfanguri police station-limits, Kokrajhar district.
- February 24: NDFB 'chairman' D R Nabla
alias Ranjan Daimari, in an interview to a Guwahati-based daily, says
the new Bodo Accord (signed on February 10 by the BLT) could "never
fulfill the hope and aspiration of the Boro people". He also vows
to continue "armed struggle" till the "goal" is achieved.
- February 18: SFs arrest two NDFB terrorists
while rescuing a tea estate employee's son from an NDFB hideout in
Assam's Karbi Anglong district.
- February 16: A group of NDFB terrorists
clash with security forces in Dolongjhora forests, Gauripur police
station-limits, in Assam's Dhubri district. No casualties are reported
on either side.
- February 14: Arrested NDFB vice president
Dhiren Boro says the new autonomous body within Assam, the BTC, would
not meet the 'hopes and aspirations' of the Bodo community.
- February 11: Two NDFB terrorists are
killed in an encounter at Morijhar, inside Manas National Park in
Assam's Barpeta district.
- February 7: Arrested NDFB 'vice president'
Dhiren Boro reportedly reveals Bangladesh’s role as centre of illegal
arms trade for various terrorist outfits from India.
SFs kill one NDFB terrorist
in encounter inside Kakulung Reserve Forest area in Bongaigaon district.
- February 6: Report indicates NDFB’s
willingness for political dialogue with the government.
- February 5: SF personnel kill two NDFB
terrorists, including 'corporal' B Gehum alias Sehan Boro, in Suwagpur
area of Darrang district.
- February 2: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in encounter at Ripu reserve forest area in Kokrajhar district.
Suspected NDFB terrorists
kill police personnel in Nalbari.
- January 30: NDFB 'vice-chairman' Dhiren
Boro, his wife and two other associates, arrested in Gangtok, Sikkim,
on January 1 are brought to Assam.
- January 26: Suspected NDFB terrorists
kill schoolteacher at Nadihira village, Barpeta district.
- January 24: 11 NDFB terrorists surrender
with arms to General Officer Commanding (GOC) 4 Corps Lt Gen. Mohinder
- January 23: Top-ranking NDFB terrorist
Digvijoy Daimari alias Rajen Mushahari reportedly says the outfit
would avoid "major strikes" in Assam.
- January 13: Police remand of NDFB 'vice
president' Dhiren Boro, his wife and two other associates, further
extended by designated Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA)
court in Sikkim by 15 days.
- January 12: Reports claim arrested NDFB
'vice president' Dhiren Boro reveals active involvement of Pakistan
in terrorist activities in Northeast region.
- January 9: Three NDFB terrorists killed
in encounter in Manas Reserve Forest area of Barpeta district.
- January 7: Police kill two NDFB terrorists
in encounter at Tapadaranchi, East Garo hills district, Meghalaya.
- January 5: Front-ranking NDFB terrorist
Brimsa Brahma arrested by Bogribari police from Harzora village, Dhubri
Arrested NDFB 'vice president'
Dhiren Boro confesses to police that the outfit has contacts with
Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's external intelligence
- January 4: Two front ranking NDFB terrorists
killed in encounter at Barikhabar village, Barpeta.
- January 2: NDFB 'second lieutenant'
Sumit Basumatary arrested from Samuktola Bazaar, near Siliguri in
Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
- January 2: Sessions court in Gangtok
remands NDFB 'vice president' Dhiren Boro to 12-day police custody.
- January 1: Police arrests Dhiren Boro,
'vice-president' of NDFB from Tadung in Gangtok, Sikkim's capital,
along with his wife, two children and two other NDFB cadres.
December 30: NDFB terrorist killed in encounter at No. 2 Nanke
Damara village, Tamulpur police station limits, Nalbari district.
December 28: Two NDFB terrorists are killed in Nanaipara area of
Assam's Darrang district.
December 27: An NDFB terrorist is killed in an encounter in Chirang
Reserve Forest, under Runikhata police station-limits, Kokrajhar
December 20: Three NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter with
a joint team of Assam police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
personnel in Nalbaripam village of Assam’s Barpeta district.
Separately two NDFB terrorists are arrested from
Betasing, in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
November 13: NDFB terrorists kill a civilian, in a village along
the Bhutan border, under Kumargram police station-limits, in West
Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
November 11: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill four BLT cadres and
injure two more at Kukurakata in Assam's Darrang district.
November 5: Reports quote NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary alias D R
Nabla saying he would join talks if the Union government would include
'historical rights' and the 'right to self-determination' of the
Bodo people in Assam in the agenda.
October 31: NDFB terrorists led by 'corporal' Randip Patgiri surrender
at the Tamulpur Army camp, in Assam's Nalbari district.
October 30: Two NDFB terrorists are killed in an encounter in Bhuyan
Para, Barpeta police station-limits, in Assam's Barpeta district.
October 27: NDFB terrorists massacre 22 civilians after dragging
them out of their houses in Datgiri village, in Assam’s Kokrahjar
Two NDFB terrorists are killed in an encounter with security forces
in Kumarikata, Tamulpur police station limits, in Assam’s Nalbari
October 26: Three NDFB terrorists are
killed in an encounter in Dongargaon, Assam’s Darrang district.
October 25: NDFB’s ‘chief’ D R Nabla, in a statement in the online
edition of its mouthpiece Gwdan Mahari (New nation), terms
the creation of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) a non-pragmatic
A report says an NDFB terrorist, identified as Rajib Mushahary alias
Rege R Mushahary, surrendered to the police in Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar
October 24: Three NDFB terrorists are killed in an encounter with
the security forces in Barnadi, Tamulpur police station limits,
in Assam’s Nalbari district.
October 23: A group of eight NDFB terrorists kill two of a group
of 10 woodcutters in an indiscriminate gunfire in the Deosankar
Reserve Forest, Bogoribari police station-limits, in Assam’s Dhubri
October 18: Three NDFB terrorists are killed in an encounter at
a hideout in Ringkhanagpur, Rangapara police station-limits, in
Assam's Sonitpur district.
October 8: An NDFB terrorist is killed in an encounter in the Dighalipura
forest, Bismuri police outpost, in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
October 7: An NDFB terrorist is killed and two more injured in
an encounter in the Ripu Reserve Forest near Saraibil village, Gossaigaon
police station-jurisdiction, Kokrajhar district, Assam. The injured
October 4: Two NDFB terrorists are killed following an encounter
in Sinderijhora village, Udalguri police station-limits, Darrang
district in Assam.
October 1: Two NDFB terrorists are killed in an encounter in Atharikhata,
in Assam's Darrang district.
September 27: Suspected NDFB terrorists attack a former colleague,
Howria Basumatary alias Mandal at Udalguri, in Assam's Nalbari district.
September 16: NDFB terrorists kill a Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT)
cadre and injured another in an internecine clash at Dopdopi, Rangapara
police station limits, Sonitpur district, Assam.
September 15: Three NDFB terrorists and a security force personnel
are killed in an encounter in Nailojailo, in Assam's Sonitpur district.
September 10: NDFB terrorist killed in an encounter in Shimla in
September 9: Four NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter in Gopaljhoa,
Mahamaya reserve forest, Dhubri district.
September 4: NDFB terrorist killed in an encounter in Lauding Centre
in Assam's Sonitpur district.
September 3: Suspected NDFB terrorists set-off an Improvised Explosive
Device (IED) blast under a moving security force (SF)-patrol party-vehicle
on the Kharigaon-Balazam river-bridge, Bishmuri police station limits,
Kokrajhar district, Assam.
September 2: NDFB terrorists allegedly kill the Mainaguri village
headman in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
August 30: NDFB terrorist killed in an encounter in Khelmati village,
August 28: NDFB terrorist killed in Udalguri, Darrang, in an encounter
with security force personnel.
August 25: Two NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter in Satgharia,
Paneri police station limits, in Assam's Darrang district.
August 21: NDFB terrorists kill four police personnel and a civilian
driver in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Maladhara,
Lakhipur police station limits, Goalpara district, Assam. 17 more
police personnel are also injured in the attack.
NDFB terrorists kill a school teacher near Sarbhog in Barpeta district.
Two suspected women conduits of the NDFB nabbed by security force
personnel near Paneri, Darrang district, Assam.
August 17: Suspected NDFB terrorists shoot at and injure a civilian
at Bongaon, Barpeta district.
August 7: NDFB terrorist injured in an encounter earlier in May
succumbs to his injuries in Habrubari, Kokrajhar district.
August 3: Two NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter in Putanalagaon
area, Barpeta district.
NDFB terrorists set free--near the Panbari Border Security Force
(BSF) camp--the three civilians they had abducted earlier on July
11 from Bilasipara area, Dhubri district.
August 2: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill a BLT cadre in Bashbari,
August 1: NDFB 'information and
publicity secretary' B. Erakdao claims responsibility for the July
July 31: NDFB self-styled 'lieutenant'
Kalinath Basumatary's dead body found in Bengtol, Kokrajhar district.
July 30: NDFB lays an ambush near
Durgapur village, Kokrahar district, killing five security force
personnel and two others.
July 27: Report says an NDFB team
has sneaked into Barpeta district for medical attention following
an attack of malaria at their camps in Bhutan.
July 24: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in separate encounters in Kokrajhar and Nalbari districts
July 17: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter at Dhansiri village in Darrang district.
July 14: Suspected NDFB terrorists
massacre nine Adivasis and injure five others at West Maligaon forest
village relief camps in Kokrajhar district.
Media report indicates that ULFA
and NDFB terrorists based in camps in Bhutan may approach hospitals
in West Bengal for treatment, following shrinking of medical facilities
July 5: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill
a businessman in Madhyasantipur area, Dhubri district.
July 2: Two NDFB terrorists killed
in separate encounters in Kamrup district.
June 26: NDFB hideout unearthed near Ultapani village, along the
Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar.
June 25: NDFB conduit arrested at Kazigaon, under Gauripur police
June 21: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill three businessmen at Yogibeel,
near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh.
June 19: NDFB terrorist killed in an encounter in Lotamari village.
June 18: Suspected NDFB terrorists, in two separate incidents,
kill three civilians and injure another in Runikhata, Kokrajhar
district and under Bengtol police station limits.
Reports hold, ULFA and NDFB procure arms from a Manipur-based terrorist
outfit, the United National Liberation Front (UNLF).
June 13 : Two NDFB terrorists, ’sergeant
major’ Haren Ramchiary and ‘corporal commander’ Monikant Kherkataria
killed in an encounter at Dekhiajuri.
June 8 : NDFB terrorist killed in an
encounter at Milanpur village, near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
June 4 : Two NDFB terrorists killed
in an encounter, near Barpeta Road.
June 2: NDFB terrorists kill three
members of a family at Bongshijhora village in Dhubri district.
May 27: Nine NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter in Mahamaya
forests, Dhubri district.
May 26: Two surrendered NDFB terrorists and a conduit arrested
for allegedly running an extortion racket in Udalguri.
May 21: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill two persons at Samthaibari,
approximately 10 km away from Bongaigaon town. Police claim the
target was the convoy of the Assam Minister of State for Home Pradyut
May 15: Suspected NDFB terrorists abduct a National Hydroelectric
Power Corporation (NHPC) engineer from Datgiri in Kokrajhar district.
May 14: Nine persons injured in various attacks carried out by
NDFB terrorists, allegedly, jointly with ULFA
terrorists at Gauripur in Dhubri district.
May 11: Suspected NDFB terrorists abduct three persons near Bagaribari
police station in Bilasipara subdivision.
May 8: Two NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter at Mahargaon
in Sonitpur district. Two more killed in an encounter under Rangapara
police station jurisdiction, along the Assam-Arunachal border.
May 5: Reports say the DHD has forged a "strategic alliance" with
NDFB in North Cachar Hills district.
May 3: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill Laharam Mushahary, former
president, Dhubri district unit, All Bodo Students’ Union’s (ABSU’s).
April 30: NDFB conduit arrested from Sialmari village, Sonitpur
April 24 Three NDFB terrorists killed in an encounter with security
forces-one at Gernchigaon village in Darrang district and two more
under the Tamulpur police station limits, close to Indo-Bhutan border
in Nalbari district.
April 20: Three NDFB terrorists killed and two others injured in
an encounter with the security force personnel at Labdangri near
Rajaghat in Manas
April 18: Suspected NDFB terrorists kill the All Bodo Students'
Union (ABSU) 'education secretary' Khwrwkhang Boro at Lantibari
under Patacharkuchi police station limits in Barpeta.
April 10: One NDFB terrorist killed in Nalbari encounter.
April 9: Two NDFB terrorists killed at Naharbari under Sootea police
station limits, Sonitpur, Assam.
April 5: NDFB terrorists kill five Adivasis of Hatiphuli relief
camp in Kokrajhar and one in a separate attack on another relief
camp at Tongsi in Dhubri.Separately, four persons injured in a suspected
NDFB attack on Kanchenjunga Express at Alokjhar in Kokrajhar district.
March 30: One NDFB terrorist killed near Hathipati village under
Sootea police station limits in Sonitpur district, Assam.
March 27: NDFB terrorists kill one person and injure three others
in an indiscriminate firing in the Dhekiajani area, about 14 km
north of Barpeta Road, Assam.
March 19: One NDFB terrorist killed in Kokarajhar and four others
arrested separately in Sonitpur, Assam.
March 17: Three NDFB terrorists- one in Udalguri along the Indo-Bhutan
border and two in Kundrabilgaon, under Harisingha police station
limits in Darrang, Assam, killed in separate encounters.
February 22: One NDFB terrorist killed near Diphu in Karbi Anglong,
February 14: Four NDFB terrorists killed –two each at Dongargaon
in Nalbari and at the Deochunga reserve forests of Darrang district.
January 10: A NDFB ‘commander’ killed, 30km away from Diphu, Karbi
January 31: One NDFB terrorist killed in Kamrup district, Assam.
January 21: 18 persons massacred
in Jangalbari village, Udalgurin police station limits of Assam's
January 15: NDFB terrorists massacre
thirteen civilians at Dailongjhar in Bongaigon district.
January 1: National Democratic Front
of Bodoland (NDFB) along with United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)
offered a 30-day safe passage by Assam government.
October 22: Two NDFB terrorists surrender in Nalbari.
October 18: Two NDFB terrorists arrested in Kokarajhar, Assam.
September 25: 100 persons were injured, 40 of them seriously, in
a bomb blast by the NDFB, which derailed the North East Express
at Baghmari in Bongaigaon district.
September 15: Four suspected NDFB terrorists were killed in an
encounter with security forces inside Manas National Park.
September 5: Security forces kill six suspected NDFB terrorists
in Barpeta district.
August 12: Three NDFB terrorists were killed in an encounter at
Bagajuli in Nalbari district.
August 10: Eight NDFB terrorists surrender at Kahilpara in Guwahati.
August 9: Three NDFB terrorists were killed in two separate encounters
in Ripu reserve forest and Sapkata village of Kokrajhar district.
August 8: The NDFB issues a press release calling upon Bodos not
to participate in the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
August 5: 10 people, including CRPF personnel were killed and two
more injured in an explosion caused by suspected NDFB terrorists
at Silbari in the Bongaigaon district.
July 31: 14 persons were killed as NDFB terrorists blew up two
bogies of a passenger train bound for Rangiya at Soonmari, about
60 km from Guwahati.
July 16: Six NDFB terrorists killed in two separate encounters
at Budrahabi village under Tangla police and in Chakrasila Reserve
Forest of Kokrajhar district.
June 25: The NDFB, in a press release, claims that the outfit is
committed to maintaining the age-old amity between Bhutanese citizens
and the Bodos of Assam. It refutes the charge by the Bhutanese Home
Minister that the outfit has mobilised the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese
people of southern Bhutan against the Government of Bhutan.
June 3: 10 Adivasi woodcutters were killed by suspected NDFB terrorists
at Lungsung Reserved forest area in the Kokrajhar district.
April 11: Four NDFB terrorists were killed and six others arrested
in Saraibil village and Runikata in Kokrajhar district.
March 18: Six persons, including two children, were killed and
five others injured by suspected NDFB terrorists at Ramgaon village
in Kamrup district
January 19: Three Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT)
cadres were killed by NDFB terrorists at Bijni.
January 16: In a press release, the NDFB announces its plans for
'selective killings' targeting rival Bodo groups such as the BLT,
All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU), Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Bodo
People's Action Committee (BPAC) and the All Bodo Women's Welfare
January 13: Four civilians were killed by suspected NDFB terrorists
in the Nalbari district.
December 21: NDFB declared an unlawful association under the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 by the Central government
July 31: National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) terrorists
blow up two bogies of a passenger train bound for Rangiya at Soonmari,
about 60 km from Guwahati, killing 14 passengers.
September 15: NDFB terrorists killed 14 Santhal Adivasis (tribals)
in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
April 19: NDFB (NDFB), terrorists kill two ABSU leaders in Darrang
September 20: NDFB ‘general secretary’
Govinda Basumatary says in Kokrajhar that its charter of demands
will be submitted to the Union Government at the earliest.
September 22: A departmental action
is initiated against Muzibur Rahman, an executive engineer in the
Dhansiri irrigation project, for giving shelter to NDFB cadres involved
in the killing of five Sashastra Seema Bal personnel along the India-Bhutan
border in May 2006.
Source:Compiled from news reports and