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Incidents and Statements involving NDFB: 2014

Date

Place
Incident

Nature of incident

January 1

Chirang

A group of unidentified, armed miscreants killed a local businessman, Kulbahadur Giri, at Bagmara under Amguri police station in Chirang district. Police suspected the involvement of the NDFB-IKS in the incident. In a press statement, the 'spokesman' of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferengga, alleged that some government-sponsored extremist elements have been carrying out criminal activities like killings of small traders and businessmen from different communities.

Violent
January 3 NS

The NDFB-PTF demanded updating of the NRC in Assam. Gobinda Basumatary, 'General Secretary' of NDFB-PTF which is holding negotiations with the government for many years now said that this should be done keeping 1951 as the base year instead of 1971 fixed by the government. Criticising violence by the anti-talk I K Songbijit group, he said "we do not support their acts at all. If reports are to be believed, they are indulging in rampant extortion, kidnapping and killing of innocent people." Stating that acts by the rival faction could not be termed a revolution, he said "Revolution should be carried out on ideology. But their actions are completely unwanted.

Statement
January 4 Chirang

Three NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Sadem Narzary (19), Kanteswar Boro (20) and Anjala Basumatary (26), surrendered in Chirang District. During the surrender, they also handed over three grenades.

Non-violent
January 8 Kokrajhar

SFs, in an encounter, killed two militants of the NDFB-IKS, Pranab Basumatary and Angw, at Jumduar Bongaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered two grenades and one 7.65mm pistol from the duo.

Violent
January 17 Kokrajhar

At least six persons were killed when suspected NDFB-IKS militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar District. An Assam Police official said the bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.

violent
January 17 Kokrajhar

SFs, in an encounter, killed a hardcore NDFB-IKS militant in Kokrajhar District.

Violent
January 18 Chirang

NDFB-IKS militants attacked Muslim villagers, killing one Imran Ali, and injuring four others in the Panbari area.

Violent
January 18 Udalguri

Suspected NDFB-IKS militants killed Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri District.

Violent
January 19 Sonitpur

NDFB-IKS militants shot at and injured a trader, Bikram Rai, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

Violent
January 19 Dhubri

NDFB-IKS militants shot dead a trader, Gaur Kundu (38), at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari Police Station of Dhubri District.

Violent
January 19 NS

Security sources have reportedly admitted that among all the active militant groups in Assam, the NDFB-IKS has the strongest presence on the ground and the cadres of the outfit are also well trained.

Report
January 19 Guwahati

The State Government will intensify action against the NDFB-IKS in the BTAD by carrying out joint Army-Police Counter-Insurgency operations in the aftermath of the sudden spree of killings in the Bodo belt. Assam Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Atuwa Munda said the decision was taken at a meeting of the Unified Command held in Guwahati on January 19 in which the security scenario of the State was reviewed.

Statement
January 19 NS

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ordered intensification of operation against NDFB-IKS in coordination with Army and CAPF.

Statement
January 20 Kokrajar / Assam

The ABMSU observed 24-hour bandhs (General strike) in the BTAD in protest against the NDFB-IKS attacks in the State. Also, the AABYCP a 36-hour bandh from 5 AM on January 20 protesting the killing of Hindi- speaking people by NDFB-IKS.

Violent
January 20 Guwahati / Assam

The State Police Headquarters declared 15 members of the NDFB-IKS, including its chief Songbijit Ingti Kathar (IK Songbijit), as 'most wanted'. Assam Police said valuable information leading to the arrest of these 15 NDFB-IKS militants will be worth INR 9.5 million.

Statement
January 21 Chirang

SFs exchanged fire with a group of NDFB-IKS militants, during an operation in the jungles near Dimajuli village in the Assam-Bhutan bordering areas in Chirang district.

Violent
January 21 NS

An NDFB-IKS 'release' alleged that the repeated killing of innocent Bodo civilians by the security forces had made the outfit restless. It warned security forces against "violating human rights and killings innocent civilians".

Statement
January 21 NS

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

Violent
January 21 Sonitpur/ Assam

The manager of Pabhoi Tea Estate at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur District, Bharat Singh Rathod, who was abducted from his bungalow in the garden on January 16, was released by his captors at Namara near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. NDFB-IKS is suspected to be behind the incident.

Non-violent
January 22 NS

In the wake of NDFB-IKS increasing its violent activities, the MHA has asked SSB to begin undertaking special counter-insurgency operations in the State and check the actions of the group. SSB has been asked to create a Special Operations Group (SOG) in its battalions which will take on the NDFB primarily in the Districts of Chirang, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa.

Statement
January 22 NS

Central Government has warned the NDFB-RD that its cadres straying out of designated camps without approval would be treated on a par with militants from the NDFB-IKS.

Statement
January 23 Assam

President of the BSS, Kameswar Brahma said the recent attacks by the NDFB-IKS and other militant groups in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas have tarnished the reputation of the Bodo community. "Acts of violence in the BTAD have also posed a barrier to the overall development of Bodos. All militants groups must act sensibly and shun violence in order for the Bodo community to be established as a force to be reckoned with," Brahma said.

Statement
January 23 Sonitpur

A daily wage earner, identified as Pradip (14), escaped with mild injuries when suspected NDFB-IKS militants lobbed a grenade near a petrol pump at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District .

Violent
January 24 Guwahati/ Assam

State Police announced cash rewards of INR 6.2 miilion for those who can provide information about 11 militants of the KLO and seven cadres of the NDFB-IKS.

Statement
January 25 Chirang/ Assam

Public nabbed one NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Prem Kumar Basumatary (18), at Tungkurmari area under Sidli Police Station of Chirang District.

Non-violent
Janaury 26 Karbi Anglong

SFs arrested two hardcore cadres of NDFB-IKS, Subaw Daimari and Agar Swargiary, from a hideout of Borthol locality of Karbi Anglong District. One A K 47 rifle with 21 bullets and one .32 pistol along with 2 magazines and 11 bullets were seized from their possession.

Non-violent
January 29 Sonitpur

Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer were killed while five Constables were injured as NDFB-IKS ambushed a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur District. Meanwhile, 'spokesman' of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferenga has claimed responsibility of the ambush.

Violent
January 29 Sonitpur

A mob later vandalised an office of the NDFB-PTF at Tezpur (Sonitpur District) and a cadre of the outfit was beaten up before he was handed over to the Police. The mob also shouted slogans against the NDFB.

Violent
January 29 NS

Referring to the ambush by the NDFB-IKS in the Thalola-Laodangi area under Dhekiajuli Police Station of Sonitpur District that left Additional Superintendent of Police (security) of Sonitpur District Gulzar Hussain dead and five other cops injured, the AAPA blamed the "soft attitude" of the state government towards militants for the incident.

Statement
January 29 Sonitpur

The Sonitpur District unit of the AAMSU took out a rally in Tezpur against NDFB-IKS attack on Policemen in the District.

Rally
January 29 NS

Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint-Secretary, Shambhu Singh, told television channels that the NDFB might have a hand in the killing incident in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District of Assam on January 29.

Statement
January 29 Sonitpur

Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar saying that the three NDFB-IKS militants involved in the ambush in Thalola-Laodangi have been identified as B Naihab, Chiju and Bishu and they are still hiding in Batachipur area. She added that a joint operation is going on to arrest the culprits.

Statement
February 1 Karbi Anglong / Assam

SFs arrested four militants NDFB-IKS from Lahorijan area in Karbi Anglong District. Later, Police recovered several arms and ammunition from Hamren area in the same District.

Non-violent
February 2 Sonitpur /Assam

DGP Khagen Sarma said operations against the NDFB-IKS would be intensified to put an end to the group's subversive activities in Sonitpur District. The DGP further said that a Police Station would be set up at Dikalmukh (Sonitpur District) near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state boundary. Construction of a border outpost at Behali reserve forest commenced. On the charge made by the CPI-ML alleging involvement of the NLCT of Arunachal Pradesh in the Behali massacre, the DGP said that operation would be carried out against NLCT as well.

Statement
February 5

Chirang

Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-IKS abducted a businessman, identified as Anup Das, from Dukhungaon under the Runikhata Police Station in Chirang District.

Violent
February 6

Karbi Anglong

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as 'sergeant major' Sohaisula Brahma alias B. Swrji (33), from Nakhuti of Bokajan area in Karbi Anglong District.

Non-violent
February 11 Chirang

Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang District, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue. The blockade was later reduced to six hours after the ABSU received a formal invitation from the Central Government for the third round of tripartite talks on February 21. Apart from the ABSU, leaders of allied organisations like the NDFB-PTF, BPPF, UDPF, PJACBM also took part in the blockade.

Violent
February 11 Dispur

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain stated that the State Government is committed to resolve the problem of insurgency without seeking any political mileage. "A total of 234 NDFB-IKS cadres have been apprehended since 2013, while 29 have died in encounters with police and security forces. Police also seized 73 firearms, nine bombs and 68 grenades during the period," he added.

Statement
February 13 Chirang

SFs killed two unidentified IK Songbijit faction of NDFB-IKS militants near Aiepowaliat Runikhata in Chirang District.

Violent
February 17 Kokrajhar

Suspected NDFB-IKS shot at a businessman, identified as Babu Ali (32), at Lengraghat Bazaar in Kokrajhar District. Police said two persons came on a bike and shot at Ali. He was later taken to hospital.

Violent
February 20 Kokrajhar

A 'deputy commander' (southern command) of the NDFB-IKS identified as B. Thaijou alias Kamaram Brahma was killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Makrijhora-Malatijhora area of Parbhatjora subdivision in Kokrajhar District on February 20. The militant had a bounty of INR 30, 0000 on his head. The Police said three militants managed to escape.

Violent
February 20 New Delhi

Pointing towards the creation of a separate State of Telangana, the NDFB-PTF asked the Centre to adopt the same strategy and create a separate State of Bodoland without the approval of the Assam Assembly. The third round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and NDFB-P was held on February 20, where the ceasefire with the Bodo militant outfit was extended for another six months.

The Centre meanwhile, is holding three separate rounds of dialogues with ABSU and associated organisation, BPPF, BNC and BPF.

Statement
February 23 Guwahati

Five Bodo groups, including one militant group, NDFB-PTF along with other four, ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF announced that movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups.

Statement
February 24 Kamrup (metro)

At least 13 people were injured when suspected NDFB -IKS militants triggered two blasts in Gasbari daily market near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District.

Violent
February 26 Kokrajhar

An NDFB-IKS militant, Swmkwr Basumatary (26), surrendered before the Police in Kokrajhar District.

Non-violent
February 28 East Jaintia Hills Meghalaya

Police arrested a suspected NDFB militant, Sanjay Mooshahary, from Iew-Umpleng' near Jaintia Cement in East Jaintia Hills District. Police also seized one pistol (.9mm) loaded with 11 (7.5 mm) live ammunition from his possession.

Non-violent
March 2 Udalguri

Four Assam Rifles troopers were injured, in an ambush by militants of the NDFB-IKS, at Jabolia centre in Udalguri District. The injured troopers were identified as Prakash Singh (49), Ashok Kumar (35), M. Hazarika (32) and Vijendra Singha (38). Singh and Kumar, who are critical, have been airlifted to Guwahati for treatment.

Violent
March 4 Barpeta

Two persons, identified as Rafik Ali and Sanowar Hussain, were injured when two suspected NDFB militants fired at a group of labourers at Samaria village in Barpeta District.

Non-Violent
March 4 NS

Security sources stated that the NDFB-IKS is the most active militant outfit in lower and northern Assam region and the recent killing of an Additional Superintendent of Police in Sonitpur Gulzar Hussain on January 28 gave the outfit a new lease of life.

Non-Violent
March 6 Kokrajhar

SFs killed an NDFB-IKS militant, Kenduguri 'section commander' N-Wongtinlang, at Odang village near Karigaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs also recovered a 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, eight rounds of ammunition and three live grenades were recovered from him. Another militant was injured in the encounter but managed to escape into the nearby jungles.

Violent
March 6 Kokrajhar

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, Ankhang Brahma (21) from Kokrajhar District. A 7.65mm pistol loaded with two live rounds was recovered from the militant.

Non-Violent
March 9 Shillong/ Meghalaya

The BSF handed over to the BGB a list of 66 terror camps in Bangladesh of militants operating in India's Northeast. Camps of HNLC, ULFA, NDFB, PLA and a few other groups were operating in districts like Mymensingh, Maulvibazar and Rangamati. IG BSF Sudhir Kumar Srivastava said, "The number of these camps has decreased." Some of the camps had now been shifted towards Myanmar due to pressure from Bangladesh authorities.

Statement
March 9 NS

NDFB-IKS has denied the presence of its base camps in neighbouring Bangladesh after the organization's split. In a press statement issued, the 'director of intelligence of military wing' of the 'Bodoland Army' of the NDFB-IKS, D Rebgon said "The allegation of SK Srivastava, Inspector General of the BSF (Assam Frontier), that we have base camps at Rangamati, Kakrachari and Mymensing areas of Bangladesh, as published in the media, is baseless."

Statement
March 10 Goalpara

Seven militants belonging to NDFB-IKS, surrendered at Agia in Goalpara District. Arms and ammunition laid down by the militants include six pistols, live ammunition rounds, hand grenades and other war like stores.

Non-Violent
March 10 NS

The Central Government has cautioned the State Government against the NDFB-IKS's plans to target candidates of national parties and disrupt the coming Lok Sabha election, particularly in its area of operation on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra. A security source further said that there were, however, no inputs of any threats from the ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah.

Statement
March 12 Kokrajhar

The BTC-regional committee of AAGSU organized a protest rally in Kokrajhar town (Kokrajhar District) against the massive extortion, abduction and killings in BTC area by various militant elements, especially by NDFB-IKS.

Statement
March 13 NS

The NDFB-IKS released a video-clipping to announce the launch of an 'operation' to assassinate State's politicians, DGP and SPs, reports The Times of India. The video-clipping revealed that NDFB-IKS has sent its 35-member "Iragdao Brigade" to launch "2nd Urailang Operation" in the State. Sources said the militants have been asked to sacrifice their lives if need be to accomplish the mission.

Violent
March 14 Chirang

Security Forces arrested a militant of NDFB-IKS, identified as Joel Basumatary from Jalubazar area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District.

Non-violent
March 16 NS

'According to the MHA the NDFB killed as many as 70 people in Assam during the last four years (2010-14). The Central Government has currently provided 10 additional companies of the CAPF to assist the State Police in containing activities of the anti-talks NDFB-IKS. Central intelligence agencies inputs suggest that the militants might target the common people in the run up to the parliamentary elections. The MHA has given special instructions to the law enforcing agencies to maintain strict vigil in areas where the Hindi-speaking people live.

Statement
March 16 Myanmar

ULFA-I 'commander in chief' Paresh Barua has expressed his gratitude to NSCN-K, CorCom of Manipur, KLO, NDFB and other "brotherly organizations" for their cooperation and help extended to the ULFA over the years.On the occasion of its 'army day,' (March 16) the ULFA 'commander-in-chief' has called upon senior leaders of the outfit "not to encourage in negative thinking and instead try to boost the morale of the cadres who are fighting the enemy valiantly in the field."

Statement
March 19 Myanmar

Representatives of NSCN-K, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS and the Manipur-based PLA will participate in the deliberations for creation of an umbrella organisation in Taga of Sagaing division in north-western Myanmar on March 20. The meeting is likely to be convened by NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang, an influential leader in parts of northern Myanmar. However, it is going to be ULFA-I 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah who will be the main operator in the group.

Statement
March 19 Kokrajhar

NDFB-IKS demanded money from at least five candidates who are contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections. Police sources said that two of those who received demands from the militant outfit, Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency and Dr Parvez Ahmed, Trinamool Congress candidate for Barpeta constituency, have already reported the issue to the Police and their security has been tightened. However, the others who reportedly received calls from the militants are yet to report to the Police, sources added.

Violent
March 19 NS

Police recovered two AK-56 rifles meant for NDFB-IKS militants from Chapaguri area in Chirang District. The arms were brought from Nagaland and were supposed to be handed over to cadres of the outfit at Barpeta Road.

Non-Violent
March 20 Chirang

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Saitom Rabha (20), from Khetri area of Guwahati and seized a US-made 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from him.

Non-violent
March 21 NS

NDFB-IKS termed Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) constituency, as "anti-Bodo". In a statement emailed to the media, NDFB-IKS leader B.R. Ferenga asked Bodo people not to vote for Bora alleging he was behind the anti-Bodo and other anti-tribal organisations in the state. the threat has prompted Assam Police to review and upgrade Bhupen Bora's security. Inspector-General of Police (law and order) S.N. Singh told there was a threat to Bora's life from the outfit and additional arrangements have been made for his security. He, however, refused to divulge what arrangements had been made.

Statement
March 22 Baksa

SFs arrested two militants of the NDFB-IKS along with a computer professional in Baksa District. SFs recovered an AK-56 rifle, a magazine, seven rounds of ammunition, three grenades, two detonators and some extortion notes from the trio.

Non-violent
March 23 NS

The NDFB-IKS has declared 12 hours Sonitpur bandh (general shutdown) on March 27 in protest against the visit of Indian National Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Tezpur in Sonitpur District.

violent
March 25 Udalguri

Two SF personnel were injured, in an encounter with militants of the NDFB-IKS, near Bombay Centre at Mazbat in Udalguri District. The injured duo was identified as Sindhe Prasad of CoBRA battalion of CRPF and Joyanta Roy of Assam Police.

violent
March 27 Guwahati

NDFB-IKS surrendered before the Police at Panbazar Police Station in Guwahati. The surrendered militants were identified as Nal Kumar Narzary alias N Nimangsa (29), Hemanta Narzary alias Lambu (32) and Niran Chumpramary alias C Naihat (37).

Non-violent
March 28 NS

MHA has identified the entire state of Manipur and lower Assam region of Assam as the two areas in the northeast where the coming Lok Sabha election may be disrupted by militant outfits. While Meitei militant outfits under CorCom may create trouble in Manipur, it is the NDFB-IKS, which is being increasingly perceived as a threat in the lower Assam region. A source said all Meitei militant outfits in Manipur are being closely monitored as intelligence inputs have suggested that they would attempt to trigger violence before, and on, the day of polling.

Statement
March 30 NS

NDFB-RD strongly condemned the Chirang incident where a tribal girl was raped before being murdered. According to the outfit, a particular group has been trying to repeat the 2012 communal clash. NDFB-RD appealed to the government to punish the culprits and adequate compensation to the deceased family.

Statement
March 30 Chirang

NDFB-IKS warned that it will take action against the culprits who are involved in the rape and murder of a Bodo girl studying in HS 1st year at Amguri College if the Assam Police fails to arrest the rest of culprits in inhuman act.

Violent
March 31 Barpeta / Assam

'Area commander' of NDFB-IKS, identified as Medra Boro was killed while three other fled with injuries following an exchange of fire between the Police and a group of NDFB-S militants at Kamargaon under Sorbhog Police Station in Barpeta District.

Violent
April 1 Chirang/Assam

A militant belonging to NDFB-IKS, identified as Sanjib Basumatary, was arrested by Security Forces from Nutun Basti in Chirang District bordering Bhutan. A 7.65mm pistol, five live rounds of ammunition, a magazine, three cell phones, four SIM cards and INR 5,260 were recovered from him.

Non-Violent
April 11 Asraibari/Assam

An NDFB-S militant identified as Dabla, was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles and Assam Police. Police sources said a group of eight militants were taking shelter at Asraibari when the SFs raided the village. A huge cache of arms and ammunition along with some incriminating documents and a Nepalese passport were also recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

Violent
April 16 BTAD

In Baksa district, at least 29 illegal arms have been seized so far, besides several grenades and explosives. We have intensified our operation against NDFB (S), said, IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi.

Statement
April 28 Rangia/ Kamrup

Two NDFB-IKS militants were arrested by 9 Punjab Regiment at Rangia railway station in Kamrup District.

Non-Violent
April 29 Khubumguri/Udalguri District

An NDFB-S militant was killed in Udalguri District by joint Police team from Udalguri and Sonitpur District at Khubumguri village. A pistol and a high explosive grenade were recovered from him.

Violent
April 29 NS

Three young men identified as Mahatu, Manuj Giri and Kanu Gupta of Sirajuli were arrested for allegedly demanding money in the name of NDFB-S.

Non-Violent
April 30 Tinkhuti/ Sonitpur

Three militants identified as Rajai Mushahary, Custom Boro and Adlish Basumatary were killed in an encounter with Police in a joint operation of Assam Police and the CRPF which started in the night of April 29 at Naojan, close to the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and intercepted five NDFB-IKS cadres in the morning of April 30. The NDFB-IKS cadres were involved in the killing of Lalit Boro, BJP worker, at Tinkhuti (Sonitpur District) on April 7 during the first phase of Lok Sabha.

Violent
May 1 Baksa District/BTAD

NDFB-IKS militants in Baksa District of BTAD shot dead three persons, including two women, and injured an infant. According to Police sources, a group of the extremists entered the house of the family near Ananda Bazar area in the night and opened indiscriminate fire, killing the three.

Violent
May 3 NS

The general Secretary of AAMSU Rezaul Karim Sarkar ruled out the involvement of NDFB-IKS in the ongoing killing in BTAD.

Statement
May 5 NS

Police said the NDFB-IKS had carried out the massacres in Baska and Korajahar to avenge the killing of three of their cadres in an encounter in Sonitpur District on April 30.

Statement
May 8 Kalaigaon/ Darrang Kalbari/ Udalguri

Two NDFB-IKS militants identified as Rakha Daimari alias Ruben Daimari and Benamien Daimari were arrested by SFs with arms and ammunition in the area 15 kilometre north east of Company Operating Base, Kalaigaon in Darrang District. The said cadres were found to be involved in a number of crimes and anti-national activities.

Non-Violent
May 8 Kalaigaon/ Darrang

Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushilkumar Shinde in a recent statement had hinted the NDFB-IKS faction might have carried out the attacks. There are, however, no further reports from intelligence agencies since May 3 on the outfit's role.

Statement
May 8 Kalbari/ Udalguri

Two militants as Rakha alias Ruben Daimari and Benamien Daimari belonging to NDFB-IKS were arrested by SFs while conducting a mobile check post operation in the village Kalbari under the Kalaigaon Police Station in Udalguri District.

Non-Violent
May 9 NS

NDFB-IKS militants are shifting towards Bhutan from the BTAD area. in small groups following pressure mounted against them by Police and Security Forces. Highly placed security sources said that in the last part of April, Police and Security Forces received an input that after suffering severe setbacks in counter-insurgency operations in the last few months, the NDFB-IKS was planning to target Hindi-speaking people, Muslims and members of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB (NDFB-RD), whom they suspect to be helping the forces in the counter-insurgency operations. On May 1 May 1, a message was intercepted by the security agencies that the outfit would launch an attack on Muslims. The intercepts received by the security agencies proved that senior leader of the NDFB-IKS, B Bidai, who was in constant touch with IK Songbijit, who is in Myanmar, orchestrated the recent attacks in BTAD, while another hardcore member Rongabaja was involved in the attacks. The groups which launched the attacks went towards Bhutan immediately.

Statement
May 11 Chapaguri/ Chirang

Police intercepted a car at Chapaguri in Chirang District and recovered a M-16 rifle with silencer, a 303 rifle and 140 rounds of ammunition. Police said the arms were being brought from Dimapur (Nagaland) for NDFB-IKS.

Non-Violent
May 12 NS

Assam Government claimed that BJP had taken the help of NDFB-IKS in polls for electoral gains in the State.

Statement
May 13 NS

Assam Police revealed the names of nine militants of NDFB-IKS who allegedly carried out attacks in three villages in BTAD, killing at least 46 people, including 22 children. DGP Khagen Sarma told that the nine cadres, identified as Rikha, Romilo, Anon, Yakhab, Laswi, Ranjabaja, Sizo, Fuler and Futhai, had executed plans worked out by the outfit's 'chairman' I.K. Songbijit, 'general secretary' Swarangra and "commander" B. Bidai. "The militant group was involved in the attacks but we are probing to find out if anyone helped them to carry out the attacks," he added.

Statement
May 14 NS

Even the Police said that the NDFB-IKS was involved in the recent BTAD violence; it has not been able to arrest its cadres even as 27 people have been arrested in connection with the BTAD violence. In the BTAD, sources said, there are around 200 active NDFB-IKS cadres. In 2013, the police arrested 72 cadres of the NDFB-IKS before the BTAD violence and killed 21 cadres in encounters, while 41 cadres surrendered. The Police was able to seize 150 arms. The Police seized 122 arms from the NDFB-IKS in 2012, 120 arms in 2013, and 150 arms in 2014. In the last three years, 353 NDFB-IKS militants have been arrested.

Non-Violent
May 15 Alupara/ Kokrajhar

An NDFB-IKS exchange of fire took place between the Army and NDFB-IKS at Alupara in Jomduar Reserve Forest under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District at around 8 am. The unconfirmed reports say that an NDFB militant was killed in the encounter. Sources also said the security forces laid an ambush at Alupara getting specific information of regular movement of militants in the area.

Violent
May 16 Kokrajhar

A minor boy, identified as Biraj Brahma of Nongkua under Parbhajhora subdivision in Kokrajhar District, was shot at and injured by suspected NDFB-IKS militants.

Violent
May 16 Kokrajhar

In BTAD Six Army and Air Force helicopters have been pressed into service for aerial surveillance to supplement ground patrolling in sensitive areas, including the India-Bhutan border, to foil any attempt by militants of NDFB-IKS to sneak in from the neighbouring country to carry out strikes.

Non-Violent
May 18 NS

At least 25 members of NDFB-IKS who were suspected to be involved in the killing of more than 40 people on May 1 and 2 in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts have managed to sneak into Bhutan following sustained operations by SFs. According to information available, to launch the attacks in the BTAD areas NDFB-IKS cadres were drawn from the Districts of Dhubri, Chirang, Barpeta and Kokrajhar.

Statement
May 19 Dhekiajuli/ Sonitpur

12-year-old boy, identified as Aditya, son of a businessman Rameswar Jaiswal was abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants.

Non-Violent
May 21 NS

NDFB-IKS denied its hand in abduction of Aditya Jaiswal in Sonitpur District on May 19.

Statement
May 22 Dhekiajuli/Sonitpur

Police rescued Aditya Jaiswal, the 12-year-old son of a businessman of Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur District, who was abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants on May 19.

Non-Violent
May 28

Dingdang Para/ Udalguri

NDFB-IKS militant, Basiram Boro was killed in an encounter with the Army at Dingdang Para village in Khoirabari in Udalguri District. Police recovered one 9 mm pistol, one live cartridge, two ammunition and one hand-grenade from him.

Violent
May 29

NS

NDFB-IKS warned that it will take stern action against the persons those who are connected with the collection of 'tax' in their name.

Statement
May 30

Bhumoraguri/ Sonitpur

Four NDFB-IKS militants were arrested from Bhumoraguri bridge in Sonitpur District. They had arrived from Nagaland to guide a trainee group of cadres to enter the northern part of Assam from Nagaland via the Arunachal Pradesh border.

Non-Violent
May 30

NS

NDFB-IKS militants are being hired by criminal elements of West Bengal to execute their 'abduction-for-ransom' bids. The militants are mainly hired for providing a hideout till the ransom amount is realized.

Non-Violent
June 3 Bijni/ Chirang An NDFB-IKS militant identified as Jaikhlong Brahma was killed by mob near Makra river in Bijni in Chirag District. Violent
June 3 Kokrajhar

District Administration has decided to withdraw the ongoing night curfew in Kokrajhar District, which was enforced since May 2 following the massacre by NDFB-IKS.

Non violent
June 6 NS

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, urged all Northeastern States to jointly take up the issue of militancy in the region with the Centre. Noting that various States of the region including Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur have got their own history of militancy, the Chief Minister claimed that the ULFA and the anti talk faction of NDFB had connections with the militant groups in Garo Hills.

Statement
June 8 Bhoro Batalmari/ Kokrajhar

Three most wanted linkmen of NDFB identified as Hogoma Basumatary Barhungka Borgoyary and Swmdwn Basumatary, were arrested at Bhoro Batalmari in Kokrajhar.

Non-Violent
June 7 NS

BSS general secretary Kamalakanta Mushahary said that the GoI should take initiatives to bring all the armed insurgent groups including the ULFA and the NDFB to the negotiating table and put an end to militant violence

Statement
June 12 Bismuri/ Kokrajhar

Two allegedly surrendered militants of NDFB-IKS identified as Khwmta Narzary alias N Khaolaigiri and Milon Basumatary alias B Milon were arrested from Bismuri area of Kokrajhar District in relation to the January 17 2014 Athiabari massacre. . However the family of the militants stated that the militants had surrendered and were housed in surrender camp at Sudempuri in Kokrajhar town.

Non-Violent
June 13 NS

NDFB-IKS has been trying to smuggle in arms and ammunition to BTAD Security sources stated that militants have been making attempts to smuggle in weapons to the BTAD almost every week and of late.

Statement
June 15 Gopaljhora/ Kokrajhar

A militant of NDFB-IKS was killed in an encounter with SFs at Gopaljhora village of Kokrajhar District. Two militants were arrested in the same operation. Three pistols along with number of fired cases and their live rounds, ammunition pouches, rucksacks, khukri, 115 AK 47 Rifle live rounds, nine mobile phones with SIM cards and 10 other spare SIM cards were recovered from them.

Violent
June 17 Auzar Guri/ Kokrajhar

NDFB-IKS militant identified as B Laijam was killed and two injured by SFs in an encounter at Auzar Guri in Kokrajhar District. An AK-56 rifle, 160 live ammunition, one magazine, a grenade, one TVS bike, three mobile handsets and SIM cards and INR 3092 were recovered from the militant. The 'area commander' B Jwblang stated that they will attack the SFs in a retribution.

Violent
June 17 New Bongaigaon Railway Station/ Bongaigaon

Five NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Bijuli Basumatary Pungjali Basumatary Sanima Narzary Simang Narzary and Premosh Mushahary were arrested from New Bongaigaon Railway Station in Bongaigaon District.

Non-Violent
June 17 NS

NDFB-IKS 'information and publicity wing secretary' Esara stated that that the individual who was killed on June 15 by SFs was a tribal villager and not an NDFB-IKS militant.

Statement
June 18 Dimalgaon/ Kokrajhar

NDFB-IKS lobbed hand grenades at the Kokrajhar Police Reserve located at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar District. No casualty has been reported.

Violent
June 18 Serphangguri/ Kokrajhar

SFs have surrounded a group of NDFB-IKS militants in an area north of Serphangguri in Kokrajhar District. The surrounded NDFB-IKS militants have been calling up militants in other areas to indulge in violence elsewhere so that the pressure on them will ease.

Violent
June 19 Kokrajhar

Pressure has mounted on Police in Kokrajhar District to firmly deal with NDFB-IKS after it displayed its weapon strength before the media in Auzarbari in Kokrajhar Dsitrict on June 17 just after a cadre was killed in an encounter. Assam Police pressurized the media to show them the spot where the NDFB-IKS displayed its weapons.

Non-Violent
June 19 NS

CM of Meghalaya stated that militant groups such as NDFB-ATF were helping in the creation of new rebel groups.

Statement
June 19 NS

Maximum arms and weapons that reach the militant outfits in Meghalaya are from the armoury of the northeast insurgent groups engaged in peace parleys. Such as NDFB.

Statement
June 21 NS

Incidents of abduction, murder and extortion by NDFB-IKS have increased in BTAD region. Sources said the outfit has vowed to carry out revenge attacks on Police in the BTAD after its 'second commander' Lakhi Prasad Basumatary alias B Laisam was killed in police action.

Statement
June 22 Aithugaon/ Kokrajhar

Two militants D Kwnasong and Danswrang Basumatary of NDFB-IKS were arrested by SFs at Aithugaon in Kokrajhar District. One 7.65 mm pistol, magazine, hand grenade and 5 round of live ammunition were recovered from them.

Non-Violent
June 26

Dhaula/Chirag District

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Doimary, was killed in an encounter with SFs in Dhaula village at Chirag District.

Violent
July 1 NS

Although NDFB has signed ceasefire agreements with the State and Central Governments, splinter group of the outfit is still active.

Statement
July 3 Rangia/Kamrup

Bipul Bodo an NDFB-IKS militant, involved in grenade blast at Ghasbari in February was arrested by SFs. On further questioning one 7.65 mm pistol with two magazines and four live rounds were recovered by SFs at Kunguri village in Darrang District.

Non-Violent
July 5 NS

NDFB-IKS is engaged in fresh recruitments and is smuggling arms to Assam via Dimapur. It have made fresh recruitments in BTAD and Dhemaji. At least 24 members of the group have been killed this year alone and strength of the group is estimated to be 270-300. 'chairman' IK Songbijit spends most of his time in Tamu area along the India-Myanmar border and outfit is now led by the 'deputy commander in chief' D Bidai and 'general secretary' N Batha.

Statement
July 6 Bijni/Chirag

Three people were injured in two separate grenade blasts in Bijni town of Chirang District. The first blast occurred at Koylamoyla bus stand in which three people were injured and the second blast occurred at No.2 Vetagaon area near Thuribari block BPF office in Bijni. Police suspect NDFB-IKS for the attacks.

Violent
July 10 Mwinaguri/ Kokrajhar

NDFB-IKS militant Uresh Narzary alias N Udang was killed in an encounter with SFs at Mwinaguri village Kokrajhar District..NE Esara, 'secretary of Information and Publicity Wing' of the NDFB-IKS stated he was from 38 batch and was already discharged.

Violent
July 12&13 Labdanguri and Hakuanala/Baksa

Bodies of all four traders who were killed by NDFB-IKS ,have been recovered from Baksa Districts. Body of Bakar Ali was recovered from Labdanguri and bodies of , Rabul Amin, Saddam Hussain and Atwar Ali have been recovered in were recovered from Hakuanala on the banks of the Manas River in Baksa District in BTAD .

Violent
July 12 NS

Home and Political Department release stated that intelligence inputs had shown that the killing was done by NDFB-IKS militants and it had been done "to divert attention of the SFs which have been successfully conducting relentless counter-insurgency operations against this group, inflicting significant reverses on it in last six months."

Statement
July 13 NS

NDFB-IKS 'secretary of information and publicity wing' NE Esara stated that abduction and killing of four traders in Baksa District was a consequence of the conspiracy of the Congress party in Assam and the dissidents.

Statement
July 14 Samthaibari/ Barpeta

Promod Narzary, Mithinga Muchahary and Boronda Basumatary were arrested from Samthaibari village in Barpeta District for helping NDFB-IKS militants abduct traders who were killed on July 11.

Non-Violent
July 18 NS

Four militants identified as Lengra alias Sahash, Biliphang, Gobla Basumatary and Soniram Daimari alias Saiklung of NDFB-IKS who were involved in abduction and killing of four traders at Labdanguri in Baksa District on July 11.

Statement
July 19 Ultapani/ Kokrajhar

An operation was launched by SFs after getting a tip off that Lafa, a 'section commander' of NDFB-IKS along with 34 militants were hiding in the house of an individual identified as Dilip Rai in Ultapani village in Kokrajhar District. During the search operation two hand grenades were recovered.

Non-Violent
July 20 Duttapur/ Bongaigaon

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Narzary alias N Jara was arrested from Duttapur in Bongaigaon District.

Non-Violent

 

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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