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Assam Timeline - 2014

Date

Incidents

January 1

Two KPLT militants surrendered along with some arms in front of the SP and other District administration officials in Karbi Anglong.

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.

January 3

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.

SFs arrested seven KPLT linkmen from Bokajan subdivision in Karbi Anglong District on January 3 for their involvement in the recent violence in the district. All of them are linkmen of the KPLT and were carrying out subversive activities on behalf of the outfit. A country-made single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) gun and some gunpowder were also found on them. According to Police, the arrested persons were allegedly involved in burning down houses of Rengma Naga villagers at several places in the subdivision on December 27, 28, and 29.

January 4

Miscreants killed a person, identified as D C Rongpi, son of a village headman in Karbi Anglong District. The man was fired upon by a few persons who claimed to have come in search of a dog from Karagaon village which is about 10 km from Dimapur in neighbouring Nagaland this evening, they said.

SFs arrested six militants of the RNHPF from the Borpathar area in Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. SFs recovered five Chinese grenades, as many rifles and ammunition from them. According to Police, the arrested militants were allegedly involved in the recent violence in the hill district.

SFs arrested four KPLT linkmen from the Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Sub divisional Police officer (Bokajan) Sankar Raimedhi said the newly deployed 10 companies of CRPF, in association with Police, detained 40 persons from separate locations and started interrogation. "After interrogation, we arrested four of them. They are KPLT linkmen and did some subversive activities on behalf of the militant group. We have found some materials against them," he said.

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.

January 5

The RNPC, the apex Rengma Naga body of Rengma Hills of Assam, has demanded bifurcation of the KAAC administrative area into two parts - one representing the Rengma Hills and the other representing the Hamren subdivision of the erstwhile Mikir Hills (Karbi Anglong). RNPC also said it doesn't recognize the KAAC.The RNPC issued a statement setting forth its political agenda to the people of Assam, signed off by the body's president, Shahi Rengma, and general secretary K Solomon Rengma. The RNPC said in the statement that the Rengma Hills, covering an area of approximately 8,724 square kilometres, will be the homeland of non-Karbi communities, including Rengmas, Dimasas, Adivasis, Kukis and Nepalis and mainland Indian communities, while the Hamren subdivision will be under the jurisdiction of the Karbi people.

January 6

The State Government plans to build 17 fixed Police pickets, manned by Assam Police and CRPF personnel, will be posted in three subdivisions in Karbi Anglong District. "The government will pay a compensation of INR 600,000 to the families of those killed in the clash. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has already announced a CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] probe into the killing of the nine persons in Nagaland," State Forest Minister, Rokybul Hussain said.

Five members of a faction of Manipur-based militant outfit KCP were arrested from different locations in Guwahati city. Senior Superintendent of Police (City) AP Tiwari said that initially two cadres of the outfit were arrested from two hotels in Guwahati in the morning. Later, another three cadres were arrested, he said. "All the five cadres of the outfit have been taking shelter in the city in disguise," he said adding that they have already been handed over to Manipur Police.

Over 3,000 people from the Karbi and Rengma Naga tribes have been taking shelter in relief camps in the Bokajan area of Karbi Anglong district since December 27 due to violent clashes between the KPLT and the RNHPF. Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta told that as on January 6, 3,131 people had been taking shelter in nine relief camps. Of them, 1,683 are Rengma Nagas and 1,448 are Karbis.

The State Government has lodged formal complaints with the MHA and the Nagaland Government accusing the Isak-Muivah faction of militant group NSCN-IM of being involved in the brutal killing of nine Karbi youths, whose bodies were recovered from a drain near Dimapur in Nagaland on January 3. Fearing a backlash in Karbi Anglong District, the State Government has asked for 25 additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces from the Centre, of which 10 have already arrived. A high-level security committee formed in Karbi Anglong on January 6 also ordered immediate setting up of Police pickets and intense patrolling in as many as 17 areas in the troubled Bokajan subdivision of the District. However, the NRHPF has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Dimapur killings.

India is looking for KLO leaders in Nepal and Myanmar where the outfit has spread its wings in nexus with other militant outfits.Security agencies have seen the threat perception rise substantially in the past months in north Bengal and northwest Assam, sources said. The Bengal and Assam Governments, central agencies and Military Intelligence are coordinating to neutralise the upsurge in the KLO's activities.

January 7

Dismissing rumors about economic blockade to be imposed along National Highway (NH)-36 & 39, Karbi Students Association (KSA-Mirjeng Kro faction) said it has no plans to impose any kind of blockade against Nagaland. However, KSA has instead set a 72-hour deadline beginning January 6 on Nagaland and Assam Governments to comply with its demand of paying adequate compensation to the families of the Rengma and Karbi victims of the recent attack and assistance to the displaced persons for rehabilitation.

January 8

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.

January 9

SFs arrested an AANLA linkman, Kamal Halder, from Helem in Sonitpur District.

Police arrested one KPLT militant, in connection with Khowani village killing on December 27 from an undisclosed location.

SFs deployed in the strife torn Rengma Naga inhabited areas of Karbi Anglong have claimed the situation was under control, particularly in Chokihola and Santipur area of the district since January 9.

The NRHPF, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the NSCN-IM for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in Karbi Anglong.

The KPLT observed its raising day in two separate undisclosed locations - one at the central headquarters in east Karbi Anglong and the other at the general headquarters in west Karbi Anglong respectively, Ranam Lijang, 'general secretary in-charge' of the militant outfit informed.

January 10

More than 19,000 foreigners who came to the state between 1966 and March 25, 1971, have not registered their names with the FRRO as stipulated by the Citizenship Act, 1955. The state political department on Thursday issued an instruction to these people to register their names with the FRRO at the offices of the superintendents of police in their districts by January 16.

UHM Sushilkumar Shinde said the situation is under control. Replying to questions while presenting his monthly status report today, Shinde declined to term the law-and-order situation as good. Though it would not be proper to say the law-and-order situation is good in Karbi Anglong but the situation is under control, he said.

January 12

Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta announced the arrested of a KPLT "corporal" Sarhon Teron from Karbi Anglong. Mahanta further stated that the arrested militant led the Police to recreate the crime scene of the Khowanigaon attack which led to the Karbi-Rengma Naga violence.

The Karbi Anglong District administration said the process to send the Rengma Naga and Karbi villagers taking shelter in relief camps back to their homes will begin tomorrow. There are 3,131 people taking shelter in nine relief camps.

January 14

A KLO leader said the outfit was ready for “unconditional” talks with the state and the Centre as it wants peace.

The leader who identified himself as KLO ‘assistant general secretary’ Pradeep Roy alias P.N. Koch spoke over phone from an undisclosed location.

January 15

ULFA-I executed one of its leaders accusing him of involvement in activities detrimental to the group. ULFA-I’s Arunodoi Asom said the executed leader, Partha Asom alias Partha Pratim Gogoi, was the ‘assistant finance secretary’ and an ‘operational commander’ in the outfit.

January 16

The RNPC, the apex body of the Rengma Nagas in Assam, urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to immediately initiate a probe by the NIA into the recent violence in Karbi Anglong as well as the killings in Dimapur (Nagaland),. A representation, signed by RNPC ‘president’ Shahi K Rengma and general secretary K Solomon Rengma, stated that the Karbis have also accused the NSCN-IM of orchestrating trouble in Assam. They added that the allegation needs to be investigated since it relegates the sufferings of the Rengma Nagas and their decades-old agitation for political identity to the sidelines.

The ‘chairman’ of UTLA, S K Thadou, who was injured in an ambush at Jiribam in Manipur on Janaury 15, is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the SMCH. Sources in SMCH on Thursday said the injured militant leader's condition continues to remain critical. UTLA- S K Thadou is a SoO signatory.

Hundreds of people raised slogans against ULFA-I ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah at ULFA's birthplace in Sivasagar as they escorted the body of the outfit's assistant finance secretary, Partha Partim Gogoi, who was executed Baruah's orders for 'conspiring with Assam Police" against the outfit.

The manager, Bharat Singh Rathore (48), of Pabhoi tea estate was abducted by militants from his bungalow in Sonitpur District on January 16. 

January 17

Sonitpur SP, Arabinda Kalita on the abduction of Bharat Singh Rathore (48), Manager of Pabhoi tea estate said, “We gather Adivasi militants were involved in the abduction and a search operation is on to rescue the tea estate manager”.

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.

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

The AANLA, currently in ceasefire with the Union and State Governments, on January 17 alleged Government apathy towards the problems faced by the Adivasis.

Director General of Police, Khagen Sharma said that the ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah is trying to regroup insurgent outfits and CPI-Maoist and might convene a meeting of the groups next week. The DGP said, the Government would like to see Paresh Baruah participate in the ongoing peace talks with the ULFA faction headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa. To a query on which subversive group was the biggest threat to Assam now, Sharma said, “The Maoists are the biggest threat. They have about 100 trained cadres in the state and many supporters.”

NSCA militants killed Tea tribe leader Niranjan Patra inside his house at Sekoni tea estate in Nagaon District. Nagaon Superintendent of Police Bibekraj Singh said preliminary investigations had revealed that the youths who killed Patra were known to the victim. The SP said three Adivasi youths of Patra’s locality had floated an outfit, Adivasi Tribal Force [ATF], in 2013 to launch an extortion drive. Soon after, they were arrested and after about three months, released on bail. Subsequently, they are suspected to have floated the NSCA”.

Suspected militants belonging to Zakir Bahini, UDLA, abducted two traders, Nishith Das (27) and Tiklu Kumar Das (28), from Ramnathpur under Katlicherra block in Hailakandi District. Further, Security Forces were ambushed by militants when they reached the remote Boincherra village on the other side of Dholewari River on Janaury 18 morning.

January 18

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

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

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

The KLO has said that they are not ready for tripartite talks with the Government of India and the reports appeared in certain newspapers could be the sinister design of Government to create mistrust among the community.

January 19

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

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. Sources revealed that the outfit has strong presence in the areas along the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh and around 100 of its members are operating within Assam.

Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma, stated that the ISI is behind the unification bid of Northeastern militants. DGP, Khagen Sarma said, “It is the Pakistani ISI and other external forces that are behind the fresh initiative taken by ‘commander in chief’ of United Liberation Front of Assam (anti-talks) to form a common force on all the insurgent groups based in Northeast to fight Indian security forces.” 

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.

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

January 20

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.

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.

January 21

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.

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".

State DGP Khagen Sarma held a meeting in the conference hall of the Chirang SP office at Kajalgaon with top officials of the SSB, BSF, CRPF, Army and SPs of five Districts - Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Goalpara to discuss measures to be taken against the militant groups active in the five lower Assam districts.

The KLO has threatened to target Bengali-speaking refugees in lower Assam and North Bengal areas, if SFs continue their alleged torture of Koch-Rajbongshis.

In a recent press release by the KLO 'general secretary' Kailash Koch, the organisation has threatened the Bengal and Assam governments that it might target refugees in north Bengal and lower Assam districts, if the alleged torturing of the Koch-Rajbongshi did not stop. Unless the Bengal and Assam Governments stop this and release the arrested people, we might be compelled to take action against Bengali refugees," the statement said.

SFs arrested a ULFA-I militant, identified as Raju Haloi, from the Guwahati city's Basistha area (Kamrup Metro). Police said that Haloi was planted there by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.

Suspected KLO militants shot dead a businessman, identified as Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), at Khukshi Bao Bazaar under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

Police arrested 'commander-in-chief' of KNLA,Ysong Bey, along with two other militants from a hideout near Diphu Railway Station in Karbi Anglong District. Police seized two foreign-made pistols of 7.6 caliber and three bullets from the arrested ultras, along with mobile phones and incriminating documents. According to Police, the other two arrested have been identified as Arjat Enghi and Tensing Ronghang.

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.

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.

January 22

SFs, in an encounter, killed a militant of ULFA-I in Goalpara District along the Assam-Meghalaya border. According to information, the encounter took place day after Police arrested an ULFA-linkman.

The 22-hour Kokrajhar District bandh (general Strike) call given by the All Assam Bengali Youth Students' Federation (AABYSF) in protest against the killing of a trader, Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), hit the normal life in Kokrajhar District.

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.

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.

JFA appealed to the people of the North East to defy the diktat of separatists and celebrate Republic Day on January 26. The JFA, in a statement, also urged various local press clubs, press guilds and other media organisations across the region to celebrate the Day.

Guwahati City Police's operations wing released images of two ULFA-I militants who they suspect have possible entered the city with explosives.

January 23

SFs arrested one KPLT militant, identified as Son Taro alias Bulet Taro, from the Langparpan area under Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested a KLO militant, Indrajit Roy alias Dabang, from Chhagulia in Dhubri District.

Tension prevails in and around Kokrajhar following the attack on a motorcycle rally taken out by the BPF's youth wing by some minority community youths at Monakosha village in Kokrajhar District. According to sources, some minority community youths attacked the motorcycle rally with lethal weapons and damaged a number of vehicles, besides injuring some Youth BPF members. Soon after the incident police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. Four youths were arrested in this connection.

KPLT has called for a 96-hour Karbi Anglong bandh starting January 24 from 5 a.m. The bandh has been called to boycott the Republic Day celebrations in the district. In a statement, KPLT's 'acting general secretary' Ranam Lijang termed the "Indian Republic as worthless body and...should be viewed as black day. People should abstain from observing Indian Republic day".

The NIA has registered an open First Information Report (FIR) against ULFA-I under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

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.

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 .

January 24

Two suspected ULFA-I militants were killed in a blast at about 7 kilometre from Umrangshu area in Dima Hasao District when the bomb they were carrying in a vehicle exploded. Umrangshu Police believe the two were on their way to Meghalaya from Lanka in Nagaon District. The Police have identified them as Sahabuddin and Aminuddin of Lanka (Nagaon District).

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. The KLO list includes four top leaders, 'commander-in-chief' Nityananda Sarkar alias Shyam Ray, 'general secretary' Keshab Barman, 'assistant organising secretary' Lal Chand Deka and 'cultural secretary' Digambar Rai alias Jibon Koch. Cash rewards of INR 500,000 each have been announced against the quartet while INR 300,000 each will be given for information provided on another seven cadres.

The Gauhati High Court asked the Central Government and State Government to clear their stand on granting ST status to the Koch Rajbongshi community within the next two months.

AKRSU 'president' Biswajit Ray asked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clear their stand on granting Scheduled Tribe status to the community and creation of Kamtapur on Republic Day (January 26).

SFs arrested a KPLT militant, Kensing Ronghang, from Karbi Anglong District.

January 25

SFs arrested three KPLT cadres, 'area commander of Diring area' Bijoy Terang, Robin Engti, Lawrence Terang, from Dolamara locality under Borpathar Police Station of Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one 7,65 mm pistol and few bullets, four mobile phone and large quantity of extortion notes from them.

SFs arrested one NSCN-IM militant and one overground worker of the outfit from Lodi Village of Dima Hasao District. The security men recovered one .9 mm pistol, three .9 mm live rounds and two mobile handsets with three SIM cards.

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

January 26

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.

Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik appealed the underground militant groups to abjure violence and come to the discussion table to solve the issues for an overall development of the state.

SFs arrested three KNLA militants from different locations in Karbi Anglong District. Konglong Tisso alias Muzari and Joy Bey were arrested at Baghpani under Dokmoka Police Station. In another incident, Kangbura Bey was arrested under the Chokihola Police Station in the District.

January 27

Police arrested a KCP militant, T.L.Omita Devi, from Katahbari area of Guwahati in Kamrup (metro) District.

Goalpara Police recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunitions used by ULFA-I (Independent) from the Assam-Meghalaya border in the Goalpara District.

January 29

Ten persons were killed and eight others received bullet injuries when encroachers from Arunachal Pradesh opened fire with hand-made weapons in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District. Around 100 assailants, armed with guns and other lethal weapons, attacked the villagers, who have been camping there to protect those areas from further encroachment, and started indiscriminate firing at them killing those villagers on the spot.

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

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.

The AABP demanded adequate security for over two million Bhojpuri-speaking people living in the State besides formation of development council.

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.

State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ruled out NDFB's involvement and stated that miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh were responsible for the killings.

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.

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.

The owner of a two-storey building, Raju Ali, in Sivasagar town (Sivasagar District) was injured when a crude bomb exploded. According to Police, Ali was arrested earlier in connection with extorting money in the name of ULFA.

The ULFA-I executed its 'cultural secretary', Anjumoni Saikia alias Dalimi Dutta, at the outfit's Myanmar camp recently. Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma said the Police have received unconfirmed reports of her death.

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.

January 30

Arunachal Pradesh is cut off from the rest of the country as protesters in Assam blocked supply routes to the state in protest against killings. KMSS, which is leading the protest, blocked NH-52 at Borgang in Sonitpur District, which is the only lifeline to Arunachal capital Itanagar.

January 31

The ULFA-I confirmed the death of its 'council secretary' Dalimi Asom alias Anju Saikia. In a statement emailed to the media by ULFA-I's 'assistant publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom, the outfit claimed that Saikia had committed suicide. She had reportedly gone missing from an ULFA camp at an undisclosed place on January 5 and her body was recovered about 3 kilometers from the camp on January 19, the mailed statement stated.

Suspected KPLT militants had abducted two buisneesman, Dhiman ChoudharyaliasDhiman Lindo (30) [Karbi Anglong based] and Sudip Chanda (36), from Zerikingding area under the Zerikingding Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. KPLT ‘publicity secretary’, Nokmey Tungjang has, however, informed that the group was not involved with abduction of the duo.
February 1

SFs killed a 'commander' of KLO, Brindaban Rajbongshi alias Mukut Ray (22), at Nadangiri hill in Salakati of Kokrajhar District. Police said two other KLO cadres, including Samar Roy alias Rambo, escaped in the darkness.

An angry mob lynched a militant, Rahimuddin (38), belonging to militant group Zakir Bahini, a faction of the UDLA, at Boinchera in Hailakandi District. He later succumbed to his injuries at Hailakandi Civil Hospital.

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. The recovered arms and ammunition were two AK-56 rifles, one pistol, three magazines and 33 rounds of ammunition.

The Rengma Naga organisations in Karbi Anglong District have reiterated their demand for the creation of RHADC through bifurcation of Rengma Hills from Karbi Anglong based on the original boundary of the Hills and Rengma Mouzas (a erstwhile term for revenue collection unit) with its headquarters at Bokajan.

February 2

The January 29 attack fatality along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border increased to 11 after the recovery of a dead body of a person identified as Lasu Mardi (65) from Chauldhua in Borgang in Sonitpur District.

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh for the Behali Reserve Forest killings continued and the protesters blocked the passage of goods trucks at Chariduar in Sonitpur District.

Two KPLT militants were caught by the villagers of Samelangso area under Samelangso Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. They were later handed over to the Samelangso Police Station.

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.

The security agencies have come to the conclusion that the recent killing of eleven persons in the Behali Reserved Forest was a well planned attack.Sources said that some political leaders and influential persons of Arunachal Pradesh developed economic interest in the Behali reserved forest area and even a rubber garden has been set up in the disputed land.

 

February 3

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradeshby Assam based organisations entered its fifth day. The protesters blocked trucks at Borgang and Chariduar areas in Sonitpur District. The blockade has badly affected Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh) and the East Siang, Upper Siang and West Siang Districts.

The AAGSU, the apex organisation of Gorkha students, imposed a total economic and road blockade on various National Highways leading to Arunachal Pradesh at Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong in protest against the killings.

The Central Government told the Supreme Court that it has agreed to allocate INR 2.88 billion to the Assam government for updating the NRC across the State. It stated that already INR 0.25 billion has been released to the state government for preliminary work.

The NSAB member P.C. Haldar said that the presence of CPI-Maoist in the Northeast has the potential to create serious “strategic security complications”.

February 4

 A youth, believed to be from Arunachal Pradesh, was injured after being attacked by a mob near Barjharani forest gate in Behali Police Station area in Sonitpur District.

the blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh, launched to protest the killings in Behali of Sonitpur District, entered the sixth day. Assam Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi told that though the blockade continues, some vehicles carrying fuel and other essential items crossed into Arunachal Pradesh with police escort. He said efforts are being made to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade.

KLO described the killing of its Kokrajhar District 'commander', Brindaban Rajbongshi, as a ‘fake encounter’ and called for a 12 hourbandh in‘Kamatapur’.

The RNHPF said peace can return to Karbi Anglong District only if the Rengma Nagas are given constitutional protection or a political identity separate from the Karbis. Claiming responsibility for the killing of nine Karbi youths at Pachaspura in Dimapur on December 27, 2013, the RNHPF claimed that one of them was a KPLT arms smuggler while six others were newly trained militants.

February 5

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

The blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh launched to protest the killings in the Behali area of Sonitpur District, entered the seventh day on February 5creating shortage of essential commodities in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in the capital Itanagar.

CM Tarun Gogoi said that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. Tarun Gogoi added that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.

The MHA will soon constitute a high-level team, comprising representatives from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, to probe into the January 29 violence in Sonitpur District's disputed Chauldhua area.

February 6

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as ‘sergeant major’ Sohaisula BrahmaaliasB. Swrji (33), from Nakhuti of Bokajan area in Karbi Anglong District.

Businessmen and local residents of Lanka area (Nagaon District) started an economic blockade against the two hills Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao at Lanka citing the failure of SFs in rescuing abducted businessmen from the area.

The 12–hoursbandh(General Strike) called by the KLO, in protest against the killing of its cadre Brindaban Rajbongshi (22) in Kokrajhar District, passed off peacefully.

Joint Secretary-Northeast at MHA Shambhu Singh, was greeted with a demand for a separate State for Karbi community in Diphu of Karbi Anglong District. HSDP also submitted a memorandum to Singh demanding quick action in executing the MoS, permanent rehabilitation packages for former UPDS cadres and withdrawal of criminal cases against them.

Assam based organisations protesting against the Behali killings lifted the blockade of roads to Arunachal Pradesh at Borgang and Chariduar in Sonitpur District. The organisations called off the blockade after submitting a four-point charter of demands to the administration and serving a 20-day deadline for their fulfillment. The blockade had stated on January 30.

The MHA has deployed a central Police force along the Assam-Arunachal border following the killing incident of January 29 in Sonitpur District of Assam. “There is this possibility. They Songbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) might try to establish a foothold in the region. Some other outfit might want the people to let them live in the area on the condition that they would protect them,” said Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, North East, MHA.

February 7

Two executives of the Lakhimijan Tea Estate in Jorhat (Assam) District were allegedly abducted by suspected miscreants from Nagaland.

SFs arrested four suspected GNLA militants, identified as Sohidul Islam (28), Babul Hussain (27), Ismail Hussain (25) and Shahjahan Ali (31), from Karbala area in Goalpara town (Goalpara District). SFs recovered two 7.65 mm automatic revolvers, two 7.65 mm country-made pistols, nine rounds of live ammunitions, one vehicle, four mobile phones, eight SIM cards and some incriminating documents from them.

AASM, an organisation representing non-Karbi of Karbi Anglong District, urged the MHA Joint Secretary, Shambhu Singh to send a study team to assess both the present and future conditions of the non-Karbis if Autonomous State is created comprising the two hill Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

February 8

SFs killed two militants belonging to the GNLA at Barjhara area along the Assam-Meghalaya border under Lakhipur Police Station in Goalpara District. SFs also recovered one .9mm pistol, one 7.65mm pistol, one satellite phone, one watch phone, live bullets, blank cartridges and two mobile phones from them.

SFs arrested an unidentified Manipur based militant of UTLA from Haflong in Dima Hasao District.

February 9

SFs arrested a militant belonging to AANLA, Amar Singh KarmakaraliasAmar Gogoi (29), from Deberapara area of Mariani in Jorhat District. The arrested militant was giving extortion threats to ONGC’s gas gathering station number 1 located at Khorghat area, along the Assam-Nagaland border, under Uriamghat Police Station in Golaghat District.

February 11

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.

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.

State Government admitted that over 1,300 families, who were affected during the Bodo-Muslim clashes in the BTAD in 2012, were yet to be rehabilitated. In a written reply to the State Legislative Assembly, State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Prithibi Majhi said that a total of 18,823 families lost their houses completely, while 999 houses were partially damaged.

February 12

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) that CPI-Maoist are trying to set up organisational bases in the North-east to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities.

A three-member team of JACAS met with MHA officials at North Block, New Delhi on the issue of Autonomous State consisting Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts of Assam.

Unidentified men abducted one person, identified as Pintu Aditya (24), of Basugaon in Chirang District.

February 13

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

State Government charged its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh with carrying out "some activities and implementing some schemes" at Behali area in its territory. Issuing an official statement at the ongoing State Assembly session, Environment and Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, "Though the Behali Reserve Forest is inside the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh is doing some activities and implementing some schemes there."

February 14

Encroachers from Nagaland destroyed 17 border posts along Karbi Anglong (Assam) -Dimapur (Nagaland) border.

February 15

Two unidentified men hurled a handmade bomb on Pritam Dabnath (24), a shopkeeper, in Mahur market in Mahur area of Dima Hasao District. Pritam Dabnath sustained injuries in his left eye and ear due to the blast and was admitted to Haflong Civil Hospital.

February 16

Rise of cyber crime cases in Assam has become a matter of serious concern as the number of such cases registered increased sharply during last few years. According to sources, around 500 such cases were registered in the year 2013. Sources said that earlier, cyber crime cases were registered only in the cyber crime cell of the CID but with growing number of such incidents taking place, all the Police Stations are now asked to register cases and the cell provides technical help in investigation of the cases.

February 17

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.

February 18

SFs arrested four suspected ULFA-I militants, in Goalpara District.

February 20

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.

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.

In the past four years, militants called for 18 Assam bandh (general strike. In 2013 nine such bandhs were called, followed by four, three and two bandhs in 2011, 2010 and 2012 respectively. Out of 18, the ULFA had called for seven such bandhs.

Number of local bandhs called by militants stood at 75 (2010), 85 (2011), 79 (2012) and 113 (2013). The KPLT, a militant outfit operating from Karbi Anglong, has called the highest number (nine) of local bandhs during this period.

February 21

SFs killed three suspected GNLA militants at Kachumari under Krishnai Police Station, in Goalpara District. Three .9 mm pistols with 15 rounds of live ammunition and explosive materials weighing around one kilogram were reportedly recovered from the unidentified slain ultras.

The NCHISF and IWF warned for an indefinite Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) from February 26, 2014, if the Group of Ministers does not submit its report to the State Government within February 25, regarding their demand of a separate District with Autonomous Council.

The ABSU 'general secretary' Romeo P. Narzary described tripartite talks among Central and State Governments and ABSU, on Bodoland Statehood issue, as inconclusive. Narzary added that the next round of tripartite talks will be held on February 27 where Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be present.

According to sources major cases under investigation by the NIA in the region are related to smuggling of weapons and ammunition from the Police armoury in Nagaland by some Police personnel to both factions of the NSCN. The second major case is the recently registered case (RC-04/2013) against the 'commander-in-chief' of the Independent ULFA-I Paresh Baruah and others. Another NIA case in the region relates to the big cache of smuggled weapons seized in Mizoram.

SFs arrested a militant of Manipur based PREPAK, Leishungbam Bheigyachandra Singh (35), from Saokuchi, under Garchuck Police Station in Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) District.

February 22

Four highly-decomposed bodies were recovered today by locals from the jungles of Chaoldhowa under the Behali Reserve Forest in Sonitpur District. The bodies identified to be of Maneswar Munda, Burha Teron, Bishoni Teron and Suren Kramcha, according to Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parasar.

The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh said, "They (insurgent outfits) need to understand that it is a no win situation for them. Groups are groups. Their numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the might of the Government is always more than what they can muster".

February 23

Protestors set ablaze two vehicles, including one belonging to the Assam Police, at Borgang in Sonitpur District. However, the passengers escaped unhurt. An indefinite curfew was clamped in Gingia Police Station limits and the Borgang Police Outpost in Sonitpur District following the recovery of four more dead bodies. The NH-52 was blocked at Borgang and Bedeti by the activists of AKSU, AAGSU and other student organisations in protest against the incident.

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.

February 24

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.

BPF and BNC have welcomed Government's decision to set up a one-man committee to look into the viability of a Bodoland state and issues related to land. However, the ABSU and its allied organisations have rejected it.

The 72-hour bandh (shut down strike) along Silchar-Imphal road or National Highway 37 imposed by the KSO and KWU in Tamenglong District has come to an end but the highway will continue to be affected for the next 72 hours as another tribal organisation sponsored chakka bandh of hill Districts begins from midnight of February 24. Earlier, KSO and KWU, had announced the bandh strongly objecting the perpetual encroachment of the 'tribal lands' which is in Tamenglong district contiguous with Jiribam sub division of Imphal East District, in connivance with the Police and the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jiribam.

The ANC, a combined forum of more than 20 Adivasi organisations called a 48-hour bandh since 5 pm of February 24 in protest against Rahul Gandhi's visit and in protest against the failure of the INC-led government to fulfil the demands of the Adivasis in Assam.

February 25

The Assam bandh (General Strike) called on the day of INC Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to the State by various ethnic groups for various reasons, affected several Districts is both lower and Upper Assam on February 25. The affected areas were North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon and Chirang Districts. The TAYP and the AKRSU called the bandh in protest against alleged exploitation and negligence towards the indigenous people of the State by the INC. Further, the BYCP called the Assam bandh to raise the Doubtful Voter (D-voter) issue.

KLO stated that its 'publicity secretary', Rajiv Kathai alias Bimal Roy alias Sonu, has deserted the outfit on February 18 and is assisting the Indian Army. The 'general secretary' of the KLO, Kailash Koch said that Bimal Roy joined the KLO in the month of July, 2011 and before it, he was the in the Indian Army.

February 26

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

A round of tripartite talks between Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Assam Government and four different Bodo organisations scheduled to be held on February 27 has been postponed till February 28 due to the unavailability of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

SFs arrested a MULTA militant, Anwar Hussain (37), from Santipur in Nalbari District. One .62 mm pistol, two magazines and eight rounds of ammunition were also seized.

The Central Government set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand for Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The one-man expert committee of former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will submit a report in nine months after consulting all sections of society on the viability of creating Bodoland.

February 27

Suspected militants entered Itchapur village (inhibited by Dimasa tribe) and set ablaze seven houses of the village which fall under Diphu subdivision of Karbi Anglong District. Though the Karbi Anglong District administration suspects that people opposed to the blockade might have committed the act but officially no details were revealed.

The indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland in both the National Highway (NH) 39 and NH-36 since February 25 has been imposed by KSYC, ADSU, AAGSU, Karbi KUYA and other Karbi Anglong based organisations in protest against the alleged encroachment of Assam's territory by people from Nagaland.

Three MTF militants surrendered in front of Chirang District SP Ranjan Bhuyan. The three militants were identified as Shah Ali, Madan Ali and Samser Ali. The trio also deposited one AK series rifle, one 9 mm pistol, one 7.65 mm pistol and 11 rounds of cartridges.

Life in Dima Hasao District was partially disrupted during the first day owing to a 100-hour bandh (General Strike)called by NCHISF that began at 5 am on February 26. The bandh, which was called, seeking bifurcation of the hill District, evoked partial response, said a Police Officer. While shops and business establishments were closed, government offices and banks were open. However, attendance was thin. Traffic was off the road in Haflong, the District headquarters.

February 28

SFs arrested two suspected KPLT linkmen, Orjen Ronghang (40) and Korop Ronghang (24), from Sanbe Teron Gaon in Karbi Anglong District.

The 100-hour bandh (general strike) called by NCHIPF in Dima Hasao District from February 26 will further delay the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge conversion project. The bandh called by the NCHIPF to demand the bifurcation of the present Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) Autonomous District Council into two separate Autonomous District Council.

The eight students' groups of Karbi Anglong called off the indefinite road blockade against Nagaland on National Highway 39 at Silonijaan and Sariahjaan on National Highway 36 in Karbi Anglong District from February 28 morning. The decision to lift the blockade was taken after a meeting of the high-level officials of both the states, which included Dimapur Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and their Karbi Anglong counterparts. The blockade was earlier called on February 25 alleging that some miscreants from Nagaland side had encroached a vast area of the Daldalli Reserve Forest in the District.

March 1

Supporters of NCHISF, which has given the Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) call, set ablaze a railway bridge near Migrendisa Station under Haflong Police Station in Dima Hasao District on March 1 during its 100 hour bandh, reports Business Standard. Railway communication was completely disrupted between Lumding (Nagaon District) and Badarpur (Karimganj District) with the bandh supporters also damaging the tracks near Bageter station in Dima Hasao District, the Police said. The bandh was called by NCHISF from February 26, demanding bifurcation of Dima Hasao into two Districts and protesting over renaming of NC Hills to Dima Hasao.

March 2

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.

March 2

Police wielded batons on protesters to remove them from the tracks at Fakiragram junction in Kokrajhar District on March 2 which left one agitator and at least five Police personnel injured. The SJAM, a conglomeration of 19 non-Bodo organizations, stopped movement of trains through BTAD as a part of its eight-hour blockade opposing the formation of the appointment of one member G K Pillai panel and creation of Bodoland.

March 3

Police arrested two suspected ULFA cadres from Ganeshghat in Tezpur town of Sonitpur District on charges of collecting ransom from a panchayat (village level local self Government institution) member. The two cadres were identified as Pranjal Bharali and Rakesh Sarmah. Police recovered INR 15,000 which was paid by the panchayat member.

SFs, in an encounter, killed one KPLT militant, Suleman Rongpi (22), under Anjul Pani area under Rongmongwe Police Station at Karbi Anglong District. Further, two KPLT militants, Joiram Timung (19) and John Timung (20), were arrested during the encounter.

March 4

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.

Three persons were injured when people of a minority community pelted stones at the vehicles coming to take part in the BPF rally at Angthihara and Sapkhata in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar District.

The SJAM and several other non-Bodo organisations called a 12-hour BTAD bandh (general shutdown) on March 4 in protest against the constitution of the expert committee to look into the demand for creation of Bodoland State, which evoked total response in Kokrajhar.

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.

GK Pillai scheduled visit to Kokrajhar did not happen due to some 'logistical reason'.

March 5

Atmosphere in BTC areas in Assam has turned restive in the wake of Centre constituting a one-man panel headed by former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai to examine the demand for a separate Bodoland state in Assam.

SFs killed a GNLA militant identified as Niksrang Sangma alias Rondik Sangma at Gosaigadhowa in Goalpara District. SFs also arrested a GNLA militant identified as Binat Sangma during the operation.

SFs arrested three suspected KPLT militants from Kheroni area in Karbi Anglong District. The Police also recovered two motor cycles (Pulsur) and one TVS bike, mobile phones and some amount of cash from their possession. The trio was arrested in connection with the January 31 Zerikinding abduction of two ginger traders Dhiman Lindo (30) and Sudip Chanda (35). According to sources, a total of INR 1.5 million were paid to the kidnappers by the family members of Sudip for their safe release. Sources also added that all the dealings were held at Lengri in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested two Ceasefire Unit of AANLA militants, John Terkey (16) and Ajit Khozur (18), from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District. AANLA militants had served extortion demand to a contractor Laxman Pachuwan who was involved in construction work at Don Bosco School located in Dhekiajuli. SFs also recovered demand note of AANLA (Cease fire), two mobile phones and one SIM card from the arrested duo.

March 6

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.

SFs, in an operation, arrested two KNLA militants, identified as Robindra Tokbi and Bikram Bey, from Thokvam village under Uttar Borbil Police Outpost in Karbi Anglong. The ultras were on an extortion drive in the area.

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.

The doctors and staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital of Dima Hasao District are receiving threatening calls and SMSs in the name of one Jek Dimasa, 'Haflong commander' of DHD-Action since 1st week of February' 2014. The Doctors and Staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital on March 6 have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao District requesting him to look into the matter.

March 9

KNLA, a Karbi militant formation, has called for a 48-hour Karbi Anglong bandh (general strike) beginning from March 9 (5am). In a statement, KNLA informed that the bandhhas been called in protest against the arrest of two KNLA cadres by Security Forces involved in counter insurgency operation.

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.

Reacting to a query on the status of border fencing, Srivastava informed that there were 13 gaps along the fencing which could not be completed due to its riverine nature and other logistical problems. The Bangladesh Government had allowed the construction of single-line fencing along the border.

The BSF in 2013 seized FICN worth INR 548,000 and seized nearly 500,000 bottles of cough syrup Phensdyl worth INR 30 million and a large quantity of Ganja (marijuana) along the India-Bangladesh border.

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.”

March 10

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.

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.

Police arrested a member of disbanded UPDS, Sagar Chism, from Guwahati (Kamrup metro District) and recovered INR 122,900 in cash from his possession which was sent by GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D. Shira as advance payment for the arms and ammunition. Sagam's whereabouts was revealed by two of his arms smuggler associates who were arrested in Williamnagar in Meghalaya with a cache of arms and ammunition meant for GNLA.

March 11

Three militants of Meghalaya based outfit UALA were beaten to death by villagers at Majhipara village along the Assam–Meghalaya border in Goalpara District. Police said the three had recently served extortion notes to the people of the area. "The militants came to collect the extortion money. However, the locals caught them and beat them up leading to their death,” Police said.

March  12

The KPLT has warned that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam. KPLT's statement came after an alleged incursion bid by a section of people from Nagaland inside forest area of Karbi Anglong and torching of two houses in a bordering village.

Condemning the “encroachment of Karbi Anglong land by people of Nagaland”, KPLT 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang accused the people and government of Nagaland for illegal land grabbing and termed the recent bid as “motivated by evil intention.

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.

March 13

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 &quotIragdao Brigade" to launch &quot2nd Urailang Operation" in the State. Sources said the militants have been asked to sacrifice their lives if need be to accomplish the mission.

The three-day bi-annual Inspector General-level Border Co-ordination meeting between the BSF and BGB was held at the headquarters of BSF Meghalaya frontiers in Shillong,. While the Indian delegation was led by BSF IG of Assam frontier, Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, the 20-member Bangladesh delegation was headed by Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim.

During the meeting, the BSF handed over a list of 66 camps of northeast insurgents to the Bangladesh delegation, seeking action against them.

Reacting to the warning issued by KPLT that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam, the JAC comprising of members from border villages in Dimapur said KPLT should “exhibit maturity and embrace realistic/logistic approach” before going to the media by “flexing muscles and threatening their neighbours”.

March 14

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

March 15

Tension ran high along the Nagaland–Assam border in Dimapur-Karbi Anglong border area after nine houses were set ablaze allegedly by encroachers in Khukuri basti area in Nagaland at the wee. According to Additional Superintendent of Police (SP-Border, Assam) S Ali Ahmed around 100 persons armed with sharp weapons, bows and arrows came to Khukuri basti village near Rangapahar border outpost under Dhansiri Police Station and set on fire nine houses.

March 16

 ‘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.

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.”

The ULFA-I asked its members to re-strengthen the outfit. The outfit fears that certain members are still in close nexus with the security forces and constantly working to make dents in the outfit adds the report. At least eight ULFA-I cadres, including its 'commander' Partha Gogoi, were executed on the instructions of the ULFA-I's 'commander-in-chief', Paresh Baruah, for 'conspiring with Police and Security Forces to engineer a mass surrender of cadres in the last four months.

March 18

Explosives, grenades and detonators, were recovered from two persons in Baksa District . Altogether 26 pieces of high explosives, 36 grenades, 19 detonators and a bomb shell were recovered from the two at Kalajhar under Tamulpur Police Station, IGP-BTAD L R Bishnoi said.

March 19

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.

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.

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.

March 20

SFs  intercepted a vehicle and arrested four persons, identified as Ramen Gogoi, Kulen Basa, Bitupan Barua and Arup Chutia, on NH-37 at Tiloinagar in Moran town of Dibrugarh District. Bitupan and Arup are former ULFA militants. SFs also recovered an AK-81 rifle, two magazines, a 7.65 pistol, three phones and four SIM cards from them.

SFs, after an encounter, arrested a KPLT militant, Mansing Tokbi, from Model village in Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one with one 7.65 pistol, 7 live ammunition and one mobile hand set from him.

First batch of Rengma Nagas who were displaced following tension between Rengma Nagas and Karbis and who took refuge in several relief camps since December 20 ,2013 returned home in Chokihola region under Nilip development block in Karbi Anglong District. Following an official letter issued by Prasanta Buragohain Deputy Commissioner (DC) Karbi Anglong on March 14, 542 Rengmas out of the 1002 who have been camping in Silonijan High School moved out for their homes. “Till now 787 Rengmas were taking shelter in three relief camps said RNSU President.

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.

March 21

Unidentified militants picked up a civilian, Harsing Bey (35), from his residence located at Men Terang village under Dokmoka Police Station in Karbi Anglong District on March 20 and shot him dead, his dead body was recovered from a paddy field, about 1 kilometre from his house. Police suspects that the KNLA militants had demanded money from him and he also paid a part of the demanded money to the KNLA.

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.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant from an undisclosed hotel in Guwahati. SFs recovered a .9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from the militant

March 22

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. The trio was identified as Ratneswar Boro alias Ritha and Rabiram Basumatary alias B. Rabha, along with a computer professional, Dipen Basumatary. However, IGP-BTAD L.R. Bishnoi, following the arrests, said Police arrested two militants from Kosukata village. The third was also arrested from the same village based on the confession of the other two.

ULFA-I is desperate to make its presence felt in the run-up to the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) polls, but the outfit does not have a strong presence on the ground to continue with a sustained offensive in any part of the State. The outfit desperately wanted to show its strength in the run-up to the elections, particularly because of the fact that the first phase of the polls will be held on April 7, which is the foundation day of the outfit.

March 23

SFs recovered an IED weighing three kilogram from a bamboo yard at Ramnagar area in Sonari in Sivasagar District.

March 24

NSA Shiv Shankar Menon expressed his concern about the use of smart phones with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic phones by terrorists and criminal elements. These phones were enabling terrorists as well as rumour-mongers to communicate with one another faster, leading to incidents like mass exodus of people of the northeast from different parts of the country as witnessed in the last communal and ethnic riots in BTC area [Assam], said Shiv Shankar Menon.

March 25

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.

Two BJP leaders from Sonari in Sivasagar District, Anup Singh Rajpurohit and Bina Rani Bhumiz, lodged a Police complaint of receiving an extortion demand of INR 500,000 each from ULFA-I.

March 27

SFs arrested two KPLT militants along with a linkman at Mentila near Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. The arrested militants were identified as Songja Teron and Longbiram Kramsa. The linkman was identified as Rohit Kramsa. SFs also recovered two 7.65 mm pistols, two magazines and six rounds of live ammunition their possession.

SFs arrested a suspected KPLT extortionist Samson Rongpi in Karbi Anglong District. Samson Rongpi had demanded INR 300,000 from a Diphu based contractor.

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).

March 28

SFs arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist and recovered one mobile handset, bomb manufacturing thread and few small steel pipes from his residence Bambari of Deohall Tea Estate under Bordubi Police Station in Tinsukia District. According to police sources, the arrested Maoist has been identified as Anil Mallick (28). By profession, Anil has been working as a temporary employee of Deohall Tea Estate.

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.

March 30

The 12-hour curfew which was imposed from 6pm on March 29 in areas under Bijni and Amguri Police Stations of Chirang District following the Rejina Mashahary suspected rape and murder incidence, was relaxed for two hours from 4pm.

The 12-hour curfew which was imposed from 6pm on March 29 in areas under Bijni and Amguri Police Stations of Chirang District following the Rejina Mashahary suspected rape and murder incidence, was relaxed for two hours from 4pm.

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.

March 30

The 'commander-in-chief' of the STF, Shivlal Murmu (33), was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Padumpukhuri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

March 31

'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.

Police arrested a senior cadre of the KLO, Krishna Barman alias Circuit (24), from Kodaldhowa under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District. A 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, 5 live rounds of ammunition, a cell phone and 10 KLO extortion notes were also recovered from his possession.

April 1

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.

April 2

Three persons, including a woman, working at a construction site, were killed while one was injured when suspected NSLA militants fired upon them at Babubil under Gossaigaon subdivision in Kokrajhar District. Police sources said four to five armed militants in army fatigues came to an RCC bridge construction site and fired indiscriminately, killing two labourers and a truck driver. Sources said the militants had earlier demanded a ransom of INR 100000 after abducting the contractor involved in the construction of the bridge. Police sources suspect Deepak Hembrum, 'deputy commander-in-chief' of NSLA, carried out the attack. An empty cartridge and 10 rounds of live ammunition of AK-47 rifles were recovered from the spot.

The AASU said the Bangladeshis infiltrating into Assam from across the border is the prime factor behind the change in the State's demographic pattern and these illegal nationals play the role of a kingmaker in the time of elections. In a statement issued to the media, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said, "Number of Bangladeshis infiltrating into the State is increasing at a rapid rate and posing threat to the very survival of the indigenous people.

April 3

Ahead of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections, the AKRSU has renewed its demands for a separate Kamatapur State and the ST status to the ethnic community. A four-page memorandum in this regard was also submitted to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri District on March 31. The memorandum of the student organisation gave a detailed data from the past for its claim to have a separate State of Kamatapur and the inclusion of the community in the list of ST.

The student organisation has started its protest campaign called 'Pratibadi Janajagaran Sabha' from April 3 in all the District headquarters of the State to raise its various demands. The campaign will continue till April 20.

April 4

The SULFA Coordination Committee alleged that KMSS president Akhil Gogoi has links with the CPI-Maoist outfit and also had received training from the outfit in Jharkhand along with four other KMSS members in 2009. At a press conference, functionaries of the coordination committee claimed that they have evidence to prove this. The ruling Congress party said that there should be an inquiry regarding the alleged links of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi with the Maoists.

The All Assam SULFA Coordination Committee has urged its members across the State to cast 'conscience votes' in the Lok Sabha polls. The former militants' forum has asked its members to scrutinize the local candidates well and back those who would rehabilitate them and help them get jobs. Bijoy Hazarika, general secretary of the committee alleged that the Government has particularly discriminated a section of former ULFA rebels.

April 6

With the increased activities of militant groups in the Dima Hasao District in the run up to general elections, the Security Forces arrested one person, identified as Basudev Hojai along with a pistol and live ammunition from Harangajao market of Dima Hasao District on April 6 while he was travelling in a Bolero on his way to Silchar. During detailed search of the vehicle, one 7.62 mm Baretta Pistol with 10 live rounds loaded in the pistol with magazine were also found. Hojai was in possession of INR 1,030 and 2 mobiles with SIM card. He confessed that he was using the pistol and the vehicle and had come to support the election campaign of HSDP.

The KPLT, a Karbi Anglong-based militant group, called an indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh (shut down strike) from April 8, 2014. The KPLT called the bandh in protest against false promises made by Biren Singh Engti, MP from Karbi Anglong, and silence of candidates in poll fray on the outfit's autonomous State demand.

April 7

The Security Forces arrested one person, identified as Basudev Hojai along with a pistol and live ammunition from Harangajao market of Dima Hasao District on April 6 During detailed search one 7.62 mm Baretta Pistol with 10 live rounds loaded in the pistol with magazine were also found. Hojai was in possession of INR 1,030 and 2 mobiles with SIM card.

KPLT on April 6, called an indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh from April 8, 2014. The KPLT called the bandh in protest against false promises made by Biren Singh Engti, MP from Karbi Anglong.

April 8

First phase of the Lok Sabha polls held in five parliamentary constituencies of the State -- Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur recorded a turnout of 75 per cent. percentage of polling has been - 73 per cent at Jorhat, 80 per cent at Kaliabor, 74 per cent at Dibrugarh, 73 per cent at Tezpur, and 72 per cent at Lakhimpur.

The election was by and large peaceful, with no untoward incident reported ULFA-I unfurled its flag on the outskirts of Tezpur town on its 35th foundation day on April 8. The chairman of the group, Abhijit Asom, in his foundation day statement was critical of the operations carried out by security forces against it and the killing of its members and supporters but remained silent on the Lok Sabha elections, which was conducted in five seats in Assam.

April 11

NDFB-S militant identified as Dabla, was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles and Assam Police in the morning of April 11 at Asraibari under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri District. A group of eight militants were taking shelter at Asraibari when theSFs 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.

A cache of arms and ammunition were recovered in a joint search operation by Assam Rifles and Police from a forest near Kebalo village, some 3.5 kilometres from Haflong in Dima Hasao District. The recoveries comprise an AK 56 riffle, two bullets of AK 56, four grenades, one kilogrammes RDX, 22 gelatin sticks and four detonators.

KPLT called off its three-day indefinite bandh that began on April 8, at the Karbi Anglong District under Autonomous District constituency thus allowing April 12's scheduled second phase polling. The outfit decided to call off the bandh and allow people to cast their votes .

April 14

ULFA-I, called for celebrations of Rangali Bihu, the traditional Assamese festival. However, in a statement e-mailed to the media, the ULFA called upon Rangali Bihu celebration organisations and all artistes in Assam to refrain from facilitating showcasing of 'outside culture' including singing of Hindi movie songs as part of Bihu celebrations throughout the state.

April 16

The administration is concerned over the use of illegal weapons in BTAD. Election is scheduled to be held in BTAD that falls under Kokrajhar (ST) LS seat on April 24. The NDFB-IKS faction is active in the region. IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi said, "More than 90% licenced arms in BTAD have been collected following the Election Commission's safety norms. The rest will be collected in a day or two." However, the use of illegal weapons by Bodo militants and some activists of political parties are worrying the administration. "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) and police have succeeded in eliminating at least five ultras. Incidents of violence among political parties are also worrying us," Bishnoi said. In Chirang, Police have so far seized two AK-56 guns, two pistols and two grenades, he added. At least six cases of violence between supporters of BPF and BPPF have been reported in the last few days. Bishnoi said, "Besides the existing force, eight additional companies of security forces have already been deployed in BTAD. Of them, four are in Baksa, two in Udalguri and one each in Chirang and Kokrajhar."

Independent candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma Brahma filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer and returning officer of Kokrajhar (ST) parliamentary constituency against the BPF and its president Hagrama Mohilary accusing him of indulging in large scale violence and intimidation by using sophisticated arms. In his complaint letter, Brahma, the consensus Independent candidate of the All Bodo Students' Union and its allies, said the situation in Baksa District was volatile and not conducive to free and fair elections if the situation spun out of control. Sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence were reported from several parts of Baksa under Kokrajhar constituency, forcing the District administration to order a flag march in the evening of April 16.

Election Commission ordered re polling in nine polling stations of Karimganj and Silchar Lok Sabha constituencies where polling could not take place on April 12 due to malfunctioning of EVMs and law and order problems.

April 17

KNLA militant with sophisticated arms was arrested by Dokmoka Police from Baghpani paharline in Karbi Anglong District. The arrested KNLA reported to be as 'Deputy Commander in chief' of the outfit, was identified as Rensing Rongpi. One M-16 rifle (LMG), one magazine and one mobile were recovered from his possession.

ULFA-PTF disowned one of its leaders, Naba Kumar Sarania who has contested the current parliamentary election from Kokrajhar constituency in Assam as an Independent candidate. ULFA appealed to the voters in Kokrajhar constituency not to vote for him as he had 'made mockery' of extreme sacrifices made by hundreds of martyrs of ULFA who laid down their lives for the 'national struggle.

Re-poll in the two polling booths of 117 Jogaimathura ME School in Lakhipur assembly segment and the other 59 Balighat LP School in Borkhola assembly segment under Silchar Parliamentary seat was peaceful. On an average, 66% of voters exercised their franchise in all the nine polling booths amidst tight security.

The Goalpara District administration has geared up for smooth conduct of the ensuing Lok Sabha polls to be held in the third phase in the State on April 24 for the two Lok Sabha segments, Dhubri and Guwahati.

April 18

Supporters of Pro-ULFA leader Naba Kumar Sarania who is consensus candidate of the Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency staged a protest at Mushalpur in Baksa District demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on the election office of Sarania at Sathesanka in the District in the evening of April 17.

Expressing concern over the spurt in violence in BTAD areas, BSS alleged that the Congress Government could be behind it to create confusion among voters.

April 19

SJA, a conglomeration of at least 20 ethnic and linguistic groups based in BTAD has alleged that the pro-talks faction of ULFA has asked all its members not to vote for independent candidate Hira Sarania in Kokrajhar constituency. A leader of the pro-talks group, Sarania entered the fray even though his organization is in peace talks with the Centre.

Police arrested a cadre of KNLA, identified as Long Ram Rongpi from a hideout in Karbi Anglong District.

The District Magistrate, Kokrajhar, Nitin Khade by an order has promulgated section 144 CrPC in Kokrajhar District across the International Boundary with Bhutan to prevent subversive activities of the militant outfits ahead or during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections slated for April 24,. In the order, the District Magistrate cautioned that there has been information from different sources of likelihood of movement of extremists near the Indo-Bhutan border on Indian side especially during the period of April 23 to April 24.The order would be in force with effect from 6 am of April 23 and will remain till 6 am of April 25.

April 20

Six GNLA militants were arrested by SFs at Borjhara village in Goalpara District. Four 7.65 mm pistols two country made rifles, two swords, number of live rounds, five mobile phones and three motorcycles have been recovered. The Army and Police had intensified its patrolling along Assam-Meghalaya border based on a tip-off that these terrorists, who operate in Williamnagar and Chokpot in Meghalaya, were to visit their home on the occasion of Good Friday and were also tasked to disrupt the Parliamentary elections in Assam scheduled on April 24 in the areas adjoining Meghalaya.

Two UPLF militants, identified as Dingdigao Dimasa and Debajit Nunisa were shot dead by a former DHD militant in Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong District. Three UPLF cadres came to Dhansiri area to collect money and forcefully entered the house of Nilendu Dimasa, former cadre of DHD. The former DHD cadre confronted the UPLF cadres and the two cadres were gunned down by him. Another UPLF cadre managed to escape from the spot.

Two UPLF militants, identified as Dingdigao Dimasa and Debajit Nunisa were shot dead by a former DHD militant in Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong District. Three UPLF cadres came to Dhansiri area to collect money and forcefully entered the house of Nilendu Dimasa, former cadre of DHD. The former DHD cadre confronted the UPLF cadres and the two cadres were gunned down by him. Another UPLF cadre managed to escape from the spot.

April 21

A suspected cadre of KPLT was arrested after a brief encounter in Karbi Anglong District.

With numerous members of militant groups under ceasefire agreements with the Government staying in designated camps, the Assam Police is taking adequate measures to ensure that they cannot come out of the camps to create disturbances during the final phase of the polls on April 24. Highly placed police sources stated that more than 4,000 members of 13 militant groups under ceasefire agreements are now in the designated camps and majority of them are in the areas where the final phase of the polls will be held. However, some members of such groups are also staying in their residences. Arrangements have been made to ensure that the militants staying in the designated camps are not deprived of their rights to cast vote and they are being given facilities to cast vote through postal ballot.

ABSU came down against the divisive politics of Independent candidate Hira Sarania of ULFA-PTF and said that Hira playing narrow politics with Bodo and non-Bodo votes, is not at all a good sign for the integrity of the people of the region. ABSU President Promod Boro said ULFA leader Hira Sarania has created an atmosphere of hatred among the Bodos and non-Bodos by trying to divide the communities.

Dipen Terang suspected to be KPLT militant was arrested after a brief encounter in Karbi Anglong District.

The President of ABSU came down against the divisive politics of Independent candidate Hira Sarania alias Naba Kumar Sarania (a leader of ULFA-PTF) and said that Hira playing narrow politics with Bodo and non-Bodo votes, is not at all a good sign for the integrity of the people of the region. ABSU President Promod Boro said ULFA leader Hira Sarania has created an atmosphere of hatred among the Bodos and non-Bodos by trying to divide the communities.

April 22

Security has been increased in the lower Assam Districts and the entire BTAD area in view of the April 24 polls. Several battalions of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the BTAD and the lower Assam Districts apart from regular patrolling by Police. Checking has been intensified by the Police to keep a tab on anti-social activities. The Army and the SSB have been keeping a strict vigil on the inter-State boundaries and the 526-km long Indo-Bhutan international border areas to check infiltration of militants during election time.

April 23

Two persons were shot dead by suspected NDFB-IKS in pre poll violence at Bhogjhra village in Kokrajhar District.

The Kokrajhar District has altogether 622 polling stations out of which 80 polling stations have been identified as sensitive, 45 polling stations have been identified as very sensitive, 100 polling stations have been identified as hypersensitive, 20 polling stations have been identified as vulnerable, while 68 polling stations have been identified as critical.

Polling will be held to decide the fate of 74 candidates, including nine women, in Kokrajhar (ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong spread over the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Darrang, Udalguri, Morigaon, Nagaon, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup (Rural). Security has been tightened across all six constituencies, particularly in Kokrajhar district. 75 companies of security forces being deployed. Security has been tightened along the international border with Bangladesh and Bhutan in Dhubri, Barpeta and Mangaldoi constituencies too.

Seven NDFB cadres surrendered before the Sonitpur District Superintendant of Police. The surrendered militants deposited 12 AK 47 rifles, one 7.65 pistol, one 9 mm pistol, one .22 pistol, eight Indian grenades along with magazines.

With the fight for Kokrajhar boiling down to the issue of a separate Bodoland State, which has been raised by the rivals of BPF, the State's chief minister had rejected rejected further division of the state.

April 24

Police arrested two militants of NSCA in connection with the recent murder of Chandreswar Dihingia, an employee of Singlijan tea estate in Dibrugarh District. Sanjib Kujur, who claims to be the 'finance secretary' of the outfit, was picked up from Moran in Dibrugarh District around 6 pm. while Minuj Dhan was taken into custody from Lahowal in the same District at 4 pm.

April 25

The body of BPF member Amrit Boro was found in a paddy field at Odalbari Tarabari under Mushalpur Police Station in Baksa District. He was missing since the last three days

Arms, ammunition and cash were recovered during a joint operation conducted by Army and Police at Naharkotiya in Dibrugarh District. The Army in association with Naharkotiya Police and arrested one person, identified as Sourov Sonowal and recovered one 7.62 automatic pistol, four live cartridges, one magazine, PAN card, cash and a motor bike from his possession.

Five NLFB militants were arrested from Balipara in Udalguri District. A vehicle was also seized from them.

Re-poll would be held in seven polling stations in Kokrajhar Parliamentary seat falling under 28-Gossaigaon and 29-Kokrajhar West constituency where poll violence took place. The re-polling would be held in 313 Harbhanga Lower Primary (LP) School, 181 Harbhanga LP School, 192 and 193 Balapara LP Schools, 187 Jamutari LP School and 185 Bamunigaon LP School, 182 Madhujhar LP School and 307 Balapara JB School under 29-Kokrajhar West and 155 Nilaijhora LP School under 28-Gossaigaon constituency on April.

April 26

Two KNLA militants, identified as 'commander in chief' Sem Rongpher and 'sergeant' Jen Rongpher, were killed during a fire fight with Police in Sarthe Ronghang village under Uttar Borbil Police Outpost of Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. Two M-20 pistols with empty shells and one live ammunition, an IED with nine batteries five rounds of empty cases and five rounds of ammunition, extortion notes in KNLA letterhead, a bag and a mobile handset were recovered.

April 27

Tonsing Sangma, a militant leader of Meghalaya based UALA was arrested along with a woman overground worker, at Basistha, near Beltola of Guwahati.

Guwahati Railway Police (GRP) seized 220 detonators and 204 gelatin sticks from a person carrying the explosives in several bags from Shillong (Meghalaya) in Guwahati railway station.

April 28

Two NDFB-S militants Ramesh Boro and Raju Deka were arrested by 9 Punjab Regiment at Rangia railway station in Kamrup District along with a vehicle. Goalpara Police have taken into custody the arrested militant 'commander' of UALA and booked him for killing of seven unarmed Rabha civilians late last year.

April 29

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. According to Police, he was involved in the March 2, 2014 ambush on Assam Rifles (AR) in which four soldiers were injured.

A bomb exploded in a Government-run primary school near the Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi District. The bomb went off inside Kachurthal Lower Primary School in Katlichrerra educational block. Police have found a detonator and some wires from the blast site. This is suspected to be fallout of the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram.

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

Nagaon Police arrested Dhiren Nath, a linkman of ULFA from Itachali area of Nagaon District, while he was collecting money from a business man. INR 1,00,000 was also recovered from him.

An official of Cachar Paper Mill (CPM), identified as Arindam who was abducted from the Rangamati area of Karimganj District on April 26 was released. Armed militants had appeared in the office at Rangamati, located on the border of Assam, Tripura and Mizoram, and kidnapped Arindam. The release was secured after payment of a ransom. The group affiliation of the militants is unknown.

The 'general secretary' of ULFA, Anup Chetia, who is currently in protective custody of Bangladesh has contacted some senior leaders of ULFA-PTF to put pressure on the Government to do the needful for ensuring his return. It has also been reported that ULFA-I faction did not have any effect on the Assam elections and only has a few militants remaining in Assam. The militant group has not been able to recruit from its strongholds such as Upper and Lower Assam Districts, but they have recruited a few from Dhemaji, Darrang and Sonitpur Districts. The ULFA faction is also facing shortage of funds and is finding it difficult to maintain its training camps in Myanmar. The 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA-I , Paresh Baruah who is in Ruli area of Myanmar-Chinese Border is keeping a low profile but is showing keenness regarding the prospects of electoral prospects of Naba Kumar Sarania ,a former ULFA militant who is contesting elections as an Independent candidate from the Kokrajhar constituency. Another prominent leader of ULFA-I faction Drishti Rajkhowa has shifted to Sherpur in Bangladesh, from Garo hills where he was staying in GNLA.

April 30

Three cadres of NDFB-IKS, identified as Rajai Mushahary, Custom Boro and Adlish Basumatary were killed in an encounter with Police in the Naojan Tinkhuti area under Gingia Police Station in Sonitpur District. The NDFB-IKS cadres were involved in the killing of Lalit Boro, a BJP worker, at Tinkhuti (Sonitpur District) on April 7.

Three cadres of NDFB-IKS, identified as Rajai Mushahary, Custom Boro and Adlish Basumatary were killed in an encounter with Police in the Naojan Tinkhuti area under Gingia Police Station in Sonitpur District. The NDFB-IKS cadres were involved in the killing of Lalit Boro, a BJP worker, at Tinkhuti (Sonitpur District) on April 7.

NDFB-IKS slammed the NDFB-RD faction over the killings of members of the outfit and warned that the retaliation would be the answer if he (Daimary) does not stop the fratricidal killings with the help of Indian Army and anti Bodo agents The 'general secretary of the NDFB-IKS, B Saoraigwra in a press statement alleged that the killing of one NDFB cadre named Saolun Daimary on April 29 in an encounter with the joint search operation of Assam Police at Asrabari was a fake encounter where they have clear evidence on that.

May 1

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. The assailants fled after committing the crime.

Militants attacked Dhananjoy Nath, District correspondent of a Guwahati-based Assamese daily Dainik Janasadharan in Kokrajhar District. Superintendent of Police Kokrajhar District stated that this could be a case of extortion as the victim owned a shop and the attack was a bid to extort money from him.

Police launched an operation in Borpothar under Bokajan sub-division of Karbi Anglong District and arrested three KPLT militants. The Police recovered an extortion note and four mobiles from them.

May 2

Seven people, including two children and four women, were killed in an attack by suspected NDFB-IKS militants in Balaparajan Village-1 under Goreswar Police Station in Kokrajhar District under BTAD of Assam. A group of heavily armed extremists swooped down on two houses in the village at around 1 am and opened indiscriminate fire, killing seven persons on the spot. Two persons were seriously injured.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called the attacks a cowardly act. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke to Tarun Gogoi, and promised to send 10 additional companies of Central paramilitary forces sought by the State Government.

The BPPF said the killing in the BTAD could be a handiwork of the Government agency to divert the attention of the people who are by and large going against the ruling party. He also demanded a high level inquiry into the incident.

Inspector-General of Police (BTAD) L.R. Bisnoi said the militant group had targeted civilians to avenge the killing of three militants of the outfit in an encounter with a joint team of the Police and the Central Reserve Police Force in Sonitpur District on April 30. The NDFB-IKS also has earlier warned the State and Government of India for tit for tat action against the systematic killings of their members and also cautioned the founder Chairman of the NDFB, Ranjan Daimary to stay away from involving in fratricidal killings.

The Sanmilito Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho - an umbrella body of non-Bodo organisations, threatened to cut off the lifelines to the Northeast for an indefinite period if the killing of innocent persons does not stop in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District immediately. Spokesperson for the organisation, Jamsher Ali, said if one more innocent person is killed in the BTAD, they will launch indefinite economic blockades at Srirampur and Baxirhat from May 5, cutting off the region from the rest of the country.

Reacting to the latest killings in the BTAD, KMSS leader, Akhil Gogoi sought deployment of the army and demanded resignation of chief minister Tarun Gogoi and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary for their "failure" to maintain law and order.

Clearly mentioning the involvement of the dreaded NDFB-IKS group in the killing of several innocent civilians at different areas under the BTAD, the Assam Police, said the Bodo rebel group has become frustrated and as a result, they have chosen a "soft target". Talking to reporters after attending a series of high level security meetings at Dispur, State DGP Khagen Sarma said, "Stern action will be taken against NDFB (S) group." "In the last few months, 18 important cadres of NDFB (S) outfit were killed in encounter with security forces and also 42 important cadres of the outfit surrendered before security forces," he said. "To show its strength, the outfit had earlier tried to attack security forces and Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB, but failed in its attempt and became frustrated. To make its presence felt, they carried out the attack on civilians yesterday," he added.

Former ULFA leader and Independent candidate for Kokrajhar parliamentary constituency seat, Naba Sarania alias Hira Sarania, who was backed by the Sanmila Janagosthiya Aikya Mancha in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, suspected the involvement of the BPF in the ongoing Kokrajhar violence. Addressing the press in the city, Sarania said, "The government said it had information that such clashes might occur. If it did have prior information, why didn't the government take any steps to prevent the violence. There is definitely some involvement of the government in this ongoing violence." The former ULFA leader appealed to the government to take steps to end the mindless violence and threatened to launch an economic blockade in the State if it failed to do so. He said, "If the violence and killings does not stop by May 5, we will launch an economic blockade in all the entry gates of Lower Assam like Boxirhat Gate, Srirampur Gate, etc."

Minority students' organisations in Assam have blamed BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary and chief minister Tarun Gogoi for the ongoing violence in the BTAD.

Police rescued five people who were abducted by suspected KPLT militants at gunpoint by a 10 to 12-member group of KPLT from the Geleki area in Karbi Anglong District on National Highway 37 near Kaziranga National Park. The abductees were taken to an undisclosed hill range .The police said that they arrested suspected cadres of KPLT and with the information gathered from interrogation search was launched resulting in safe return of all five.

May 3

Nine more bodies were recovered from a village in Baksa District in the morning, taking the toll to 32 in the violence unleashed by NDFB-IKS militants in BTAD area in Assam. The bodies of the victims, including four children and two women, were recovered from Khagrabari village under Salbari sub-division adjacent to the Manas National Park, official sources said. Besides Chirang and parts of Dhubri Districts, indefinite curfew has also been imposed in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts where 23 people were killed. The violence started when heavily armed NDFB-IKS militants entered a house and shot dead three members of a family, including two women, and injured an infant of a minority community near Ananda Bazar area in Baksa District on May 1. This was followed by indiscriminate firing by the insurgents at Balapara-I village in neighbouring Kokrajhar District in the early hours on May 2 which left eight persons dead and injuring several others in their own houses. Again, in the night of May 2, 12 bullet-riddled bodies, including those of five women and a child, were recovered from Nankekhadrabari and Nayanguri villages in Baksa District where nearly 100 houses and a wooden bridge were set ablaze by the militants. The Army has been staging flag marches in the violence-hit areas to instil confidence among people and to bring the situation under control, sources said.

Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims continued to flee their homes in western Assam. Curfew was relaxed for four hours in Kokrajhar from noon as no fresh attacks were reported in the last 24 hours. Thirty-two people have been killed since May 1. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said about 300 people from both the communities had taken shelter at relief camps.

The general secretary of AAMSU Rezaul Karim Sarkar alleged BTC that chief Mohilary is the sole perpetrator of killings of people from the minority community in the BTAD. Ruling out the involvement of the NDFB-IKS in the ongoing killings, the AAMSU leader demanded the immediate arrest of BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma, accusing her of fanning the flames of hatred against the minority people for apparently rejecting her party in the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. Sarkar also demanded that the Congress snap its ties with the BPF and exhorted legislators and cabinet ministers from the minority community to quit the Congress government and the party for the interest of the minority community if the Congress government continues the alliance with the BPF.

Condemning the killing of innocent villagers in BTAD, people from different walks of life have advocated seizure of illegal arms in the region.The governor of Assam, JB Patnaik said house-to-house search should be conducted to bring an end to this problem. A senior police official said more than 100 illegal arms have been seized in BTAD during the time of elections. He added that since January 2014, 42 militants of NDFB-IKS have laid down their arms, while 18 others have been killed in encounters by police and the Army. According to sources, there are around 200 members of NDFB-IKS active in BTAD at present.

"The arms which are available in BTAD have led to these killings. This is a very unfortunate incident and we condemn it. We have been appealing to the state government for seizure of all the illegal arms at the earliest, but there is no action from the authorities concerned," said Aditya Khaklari, general secretary of AATS.

Guwahati Sanmilita Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Mancha, a citizens' forum which organized a met demanded a judicial inquiry into the violence. Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury, senior advocate and state president of Samajwadi party, said the arms available in BTAD should be seized. "Arms are the main problem. The arms should be seized as soon as possible," he added. "We would like to appeal to the people as a whole that this is not a communal violence but a political one. People are being killed for political reasons. The leaders and public representatives should refrain from making statements which can ignite communal tension," he added.

Senior BPF legislator Pramila Rani Brahma, whose arrest has been demanded by a section in the Congress for the violence in BTAD demanded a CBI probe into the attacks to get to the bottom of the truth.

Responding to criticism about his alleged failure to check fresh violence, Hagrama Mohilary, BPF president and chief executive member of BTC which governs the BTAD, said he would not mind if the BTC was dismissed if this could restore normalcy in the area. He said there were reports about the involvement of the NDFB-IKS and appealed to all to maintain peace.

Cachar Police suspects the involvement of NSCN-K behind the incident when an IED, 35 gelignite sticks, caches of nitroglycerine and nitrocellulose and 20 powerful detonators were recovered a bus on May 1 at Sibtilla in Cachar District. The Police stated that the explosives were to be used to blow up a bridge on the Barak river near Pailapoor township in Cachar District.

May 4

Three militants belonging to NDFB-IKS militants were killed in two separate encounters with a joint team of the Police; the CRPF; and the Army in Sonitpur and Udalguri Districts.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said, "During the last few days, there have been wanton acts of depredation leading to the deaths of 32 persons, mainly women and children. Out of these 32 persons, 31 belonged to minority community. The objective of this group seems to be aimed at starting a full fledged communal conflagration," reports "It is noteworthy that these acts (of violence in Kokrajhar and Baksa regions of Assam) started only after the group started steadily losing its cadres either by surrender or elimination during operations when they opened fire on the forces," Shinde said, without naming the "group", NDFB-IKS. He added that the MHA had already deployed 43 companies of Central Forces and was in the process of sending an additional 1,000 personnel. In addition, he noted, 1,500 soldiers of the Army had been positioned in the violence-hit areas. "These numbers are not fixed and can be increased as per requirement," he said.

The State government decided to hand over the investigation to the NIA. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said, "Let the NIA investigate who is involved… I want to coordinate with neighbouring Bhutan as the militants may hide there after committing the crime. If the NIA comes then that can be done."

The NDFB-IKS, meanwhile, has denied its involvement in the violence, claiming it was "a political conspiracy by the Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities." A press statement by NDFB's 'Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing)', N.E. Esara, said: "We ask the Assam government and its officials to stay away from such accusation without the slightest justification."

Tarun Gogoi turned down the demand to arm those affected by violence in BTAD for self-defence, following strong opposition from Bodo and non-Bodo organisations.

Main problem in Assam now is the abundance of illegal weapons not only with the militants but also with former militants and other anti-social elements. Inspector General of Assam Police, Law and Order, S.N. Singh revealed that more than 28,000 persons in the State have licensed weapons, but there have been hardly any report of misuse of such weapons. The problem is with illegal weapons and though the Assam Police is maintaining a drive to recover such weapons, the problem still remains. He said that since January, 2014 more than 160 illegal weapons have been seized and interestingly around 90 percent of those were recovered from the BTAD area.

In the wake of allegations levelled by Minister Siddique Ahmed and a whole lot of non-Bodo organizations that the BPF was behind the recent violence in the BTAD, and the demand that BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma should be booked for her controversial statement, the BPF, on May 5, counter-attacked Ahmed and organizations that had blamed the party for the recent violence. BPF Member of Parliament P (Rajya Sabha) Biswajit Daimary said, ''Siddique Ahmed is trying to exploit Muslim sentiment, adding, ''Behind the BTAD violence, external forces have been at work. We welcome the investigation to be conducted by the NIA. Some organizations are blaming the BPF because of the fear that the NIA investigation will reveal the whole truth.''

May 5

One more body was recovered at Joypurghat in Baksa District's Narayanguri taking the total death to 33 in BTAD violence.

Dispur has requisitioned National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to carry out a search operation in the Beki river for missing persons after the violence at Narayanguri and Khagrabari in Baksa District since May 1

Report says that main problem in Assam now is the abundance of illegal weapons not only with the militants but also with former militants and other anti-social elements. Inspector General of Assam Police, Law and Order, S.N. Singh revealed that more than 28,000 persons in the State have licensed weapons, but there have been hardly any report of misuse of such weapons. The problem is with illegal weapons and though the Assam Police is maintaining a drive to recover such weapons, the problem still remains. He said that since January, 2014 more than 160 illegal weapons have been seized and interestingly around 90 percent of those were recovered from the BTAD area.

AAMSU has demanded immediate dissolution of the present BTC to ensure safety and security of the non-Bodos, particularly the Muslims, living in the BTAD areas.

Law and order situation is continuing to improve in Districts of Baksa and Kokrajhar. No incident of violence has been reported for last 72 hours. Meanwhile the twelve hour Bandhs called by Muslim Students' Union of Assam (MUSA) and by a conglomerate of 25 organisations in Cachar district to protest the recent killings in BTAD brought life to a standstill in Assam.

Few of violence were reported during the bandh in Assam. The bandh paralysed life in Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Dibrugarh and Cachar Districts with most shops, educational institutions and business establishments remaining shut. Its effect was partial in Bongaigaon and the Upper Assam Districts of Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat with only a few shops and educational institutions remaining closed. Four people were injured in police firing in Assam's Nagaon District on a mob protesting against BTAD violence during the 12-hour state-wide bandh The Police fired on the mob at Doboka area when supporters of Muslim Students Union, which had called the bandh, attacked and threw stones at them when asked to withdraw the road blocks.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured a delegation of the SJAM the Government would take immediate steps to seize all illegal weapons. He further said that he has requested the GoI not to withdraw para-military forces from the State and to station them for a longer period to instill confidence among the people.

An individual was arrested at Marwaripatty, near Nagon. A 9mm Pistol and two live ammunitions were recovered from him.

NIA and Assam Police held a high-level meeting to chalk out a co-ordinated strategy to probe the BTAD killings. Although the NIA is yet to formally register a case in this connection, the Assam government has referred five cases. Police suspect the involvement of NDFB-IKS in the killings. "The support required by the NIA, including logistics and manpower, to carry out the investigation were discussed in the meeting," a Police official said. A preliminary report about the violence will be submitted, after which the NIA will formally take up the investigation.

26 people including five forest officials have been arrested in connection with the massacre from Narayanguri. Police officials stated that "Empty cartridges of forest department sanctioned rifles and mobile phones were recovered from the villages where the attack took place. The villages are located on the edge of Manas National Park. Preliminary investigations revealed that some of forest volunteers were former militants and still had connections with Bodo ultras."

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. However, the affected people,the AIUDF, which is the major Opposition party in the State, SJA and some of its constituent organisations pointed a finger at the BPF he ruling party in the BTAD. They alleged that the former cadres of the erstwhile BLT had carried out the attacks on Muslim families as a BPF legislator and senior leader, Pramila Rani Brahma, had alleged that the party candidate from the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency, Chandan Brahma, was likely to lose the elections as the majority Muslims had not voted for him. Brahma later withdrew the statement on a party directive. The BPF was formed by former leaders of the erstwhile BLT. The BPF, however, denied any involvement of those cadres and maintained that the massacre of Muslims had nothing to do with the election.

Meanwhile, indefinite curfew imposed in neighbouring Chirang District of the BTAD since the night of May 2 was relaxed for six hours from 10 am on May 4, District administration said.

May 6

Death toll in BTAD violence violence has gone up to 39 with seven more bodies being recovered from near the Beki River in Baksa District So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in Baksa, while the remaining seven were recovered in Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) LR Bishnoi said.

State ADGP A. P. Rout said, "Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and Assam Police searched 40 kilometre stretch of the Beki River and recovered the dead bodies. If necessary, search operation will be extended further",. Sources said the situation in both Baksa and Kokrajhar is still tense, but under control. 36 permanent Police pickets have been set up in the violence-affected areas of the two Districts. Sources further stated that the State administration is closely monitoring situation in the BTAD and other parts of Assam. Meanwhile, Security personnel on recovered three firearms, 45 rounds of ammunition and a grenade from BTAD.

The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

SFs have been directed to launch an intensive drive for recovery of illegal weapons with the assistance of Army in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts. The Assam Government has decided to institute a judicial inquiry to probe into the sudden eruption of violence in BTAD. The decision to institute a judicial inquiry was taken at a security meeting held in Dispur

Bodo organizations called for an arms-free society and urged the State Government to seize all weapons, illegal and licensed, from citizens, including surrendered militants.The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD, said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

A bomb blast took place in the house of Abdul Awal, a medicine trader at Katiar-Alga village under Fakirganj Police station in Dhubri District. However, no one was injured in the blast. A source in the village said unknown men had demanded INR 500,000 from Awal since April 15.

NIA and Assam Police held a high-level meeting to chalk out a co-ordinated strategy to probe the BTAD killings Although the NIA is yet to formally register a case in this connection, the Assam government has referred five cases. Police suspect the involvement of NDFB-IKS "The support required by the NIA, including logistics and manpower, to carry out the investigation were discussed in the meeting," a Police official said. A preliminary report about the violence will be submitted, after which the NIA will formally take up the investigation.

May 7

Death toll in BTAD violence has gone up to 39 with seven more bodies being recovered from near the Beki River in Baksa District. So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in Baksa, while the remaining seven were recovered in Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) LR Bishnoi said

Baksa deputy commissioner Vinod Seshan told that a search and rescue team of the NDRF's first battalion is on its way from Guwahati and they will launch a full-fledged search operation in the river in the morning. ADGP A. P. Raut, said 15 people are still missing from the area. It is suspected that these persons could have drowned in the river while attempting to escape the attackers. The deputy commissioner said normality is returning to Baksa District as no fresh incidents of violence have been reported from any part of the District in the last 90 hours. A relief camp has been set up at Gobardhana where around 500 people are taking shelter. "We are providing them food and other necessary items," Seshan said.

District unit of AASU staged sit-in-demonstration, calling all communities and factions in trouble-torn BTAD to restrain themselves for restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

The inmates of a relief camp at Narayanguri in Assam's Baksa District, produced the identity card of a Manas National Park staff before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as "evidence" of the alleged involvement of forest personnel in the carnage on May 1. The identity card of Mallajit Kherkatary, conservation volunteer for Manas Tiger Project under the BTC was found by residents the next day during a search for bodies.

ABSU expressed its serious concern over news pointing to the involvement of some forest personnel in the killings of innocent villagers in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts and strongly condemned the State government for its failure to seize illegal firearms available in the BTAD. The ABSU members staged a protest at Dighalipukhuripar, against the recent spurt in violence in the BTAD. On the issue of availability of illegal firearms in the BTAD, ABSU president Pramod Boro, said, "State government has admitted that illegal firearms are available in large number in BTAD, but has failed to seize the same. Every time when violence breaks out, the government announces that all illegal firearms will be seized. Government must seize all illegal firearms available in BTAD."

A home department source said curfew was relaxed for the entire day in Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang Districts and 36 fixed Police pickets had been set up in affected areas of Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called for urgent Central intervention in the face of fears that the situation may deteriorate after May 16. He held that while the rest of the State has witnessed decentralisation of power through the Panchayati Raj system, in the BTC areas powers have not been devolved to the grassroot level. There should be decentralisation of power in the BTAD areas, he demanded. He held the opinion that the BPF alone was not in a position to handle the situation and the State Government should act. He further suggested review of the Bodoland Act.

Tarun Gogoi said his Government would break the alliance with the BPF in "five minutes" if its involvement in the BTAD killings is proved.

Government has moved to the Centre seeking 50 additional companies of security personnel to meet any untoward situation following declaration of the Lok Sabha election results on May 16. The request for more forces was made given reports of the possibility of post-result violence in the state, especially in the BTAD, which remains peaceful but tense. Tarun Gogoi said additional forces have been requisitioned to prevent any repeat of the unrest witnessed recently in the BTAD after declaration of results. Already 34 companies have been deployed in the BTAD. "We are preparing to meet any eventuality," he said. Gogoi said a special force would be set up to recover illegal arms and provide security in the vulnerable areas of the BTAD. "It will have a local component. The modalities will be worked out. We will also set up a rehabilitation commission in the state for prompt relief to the affected," he added.

AASU staged sit-in-demonstration, calling all communities and factions in trouble-torn BTAD to restrain themselves for restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

At least six rifles of the Manas National Park are still missing following the burning down of the Narayanguri camp of the Park by an irate mob immediately after the massacre in the nearby village by militants suspected to be belonging to NDFB-IKS.

May 8

The official death toll in the carnage went up to 40 with the recovery of a boy's body from the Beki river in the Moinabari area in Baksa District in the violence in BTAD but there has been no fresh violence for the past four days.

Abodo Suraksha Samiti staged a three hour long hunger strike in front of the Raj Bhawan in the Guwahati city, demanding action against the culprits against the recent case of the killings of Muslims in the BTAD region. The protestors demanded for the immediate arrest of BPF Chief Hagrama Mohillary and MLAs Pramila Rani Brahma and Biswajit Daimary, who have been accused to be behind these killings. They also stated that if such a situation remains then they would never let the formation of a separate Bodoland come true.

Welcoming investigation by the NIA in the BTAD killings and seizure of illegal arms from the Bodo area, Samitee and Scheduled Tribe members said the role of Oboro (non-Bodo) organisations could not be ignored. They said the latter's goal was to dilute the BTC (formed under the Sixth Schedule) by introducing the panchayati raj. They urged a probe against Naba (alias Hira) Sarania, the consensus candidate of Sanmilito Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency. They said the ULFA leader, who did not have a valid surrender certificate, was "likely to maintain some of his followers under his command with sufficient unsurrendered weapons".

Tarun Gogoi said that a 'security force', comprising local recruits, would be raised to man sensitive areas in the BTAD areas. Chief Minister said that there was no plan to provide personal arms to villagers in the violence-hit areas, but "we will ensure more security in all the vulnerable areas in BTAD".

Tarun Gogoi stressed the decline in civilian killings in Assam and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs letter of appreciation for successfully containing the BTAD violence to dismiss demands for his resignation from within the state's Congress Legislature Party.

Two militants belonging to NDFB-IKS 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. One 7.65 mm CM pistol along with two live rounds, bank receipt notes worth thousands, five mobile phones with seven SIM cards, a two GB memory card and various incriminating documents were also recovered from their possession by the Army. The said cadres were found to be involved in a number of crimes and anti-national activities.

Two militants identified 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. A 7.65mm country-made pistol with two live rounds of ammunition, bank receipt notes of more than INR one lakh, five mobile phones and various incriminating documents were seized from their possession.

May 9

A body of a female minor was recovered near Beki river in Baksa District taking the death toll to 41 in BTAD violence. Eight more villagers, including seven minors, are still reportedly missing. However, with no fresh incident of violence reported in the last few days, normalcy is slowly returning to the BTAD.

More than a week after being rendered homeless, the process of homecoming has begun for villagers of Nonk Khagrabari, Narayanguri in Baksa District.

BPF Chief, Hagrama Mohilary rushed to New Delhi to clear the allegations of the party's involvement in the BTAD violence. In a meeting with senior officials of the MHA. Mohilary and party leaders argued that the BPF's name was being dragged into a controversy despite no involvement. "They (BPF) said that their names were being dragged into the controversy even though they were not involved in the violence," a senior official said. 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, sources said.

SJSS, AAMSU AND SGM Asom submitted a memorandum to State Governor JB Patnaik, demanding end to the BTAD violence. The three organisations mainly demanded: Immediate action against the rulers of the BTC, who have been alleged to be involved in the recent mass killing at Narayanguri in Baksa District, seizure of illegel arms in the BTAD within a certain period, high level judicial probe by a Supreme Court judge into the BTAD violence, immediate review of the BTC Accord to find alternative solution to the problems, to hold round table conference with the representatives of all ethnic and other democratic organisations and to create a national consensus against creation of separate Bodoland. The memorandum submitted by these three organisations stated: "The non-Bodos, especially minorities who altogether constitute the majority population there have lost their confidence in the politicians as well as the government, especially the forest officials who are allegedly involved in the killings." The three organisations also demanded immediate intervention of the Governor in the law and order situation in the BTAD areas.

The militants belonging to NDFB-IKS are shifting towards Bhutan from BTAD areas 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 NDFB-RD, suspect to be helping the forces in the counter-insurgency operations. In the forenoon of 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. Interestingly, a few months back, Bidai was in touch with a few senior officers of the Assam Police discussing ways to come over ground. But later, he did not come overground and he is now the mastermind of most of the operations of the outfit. Sources also said that the NDFB-IKS militants have managed to make makeshift shelters in Bhutan where they retreat whenever pressure on them is mounted. But they do not have full-fledged camps as was the case before Operation All Clear in December, 2003.

May 10

Two more bodies of minors were recovered near Beki river in Baksa District, taking the toll in the mayhem allegedly unleashed by the BPF supported miscreants in BTAD to 43.

May 11

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 for NDFB-IKS cadres. One person has also been arrested.

Cabinet Minister Siddique Ahmed alleged that violence in BTAD occurred because strong action had not been taken against the perpetrators in 2008. "Had proper action been taken against those who perpetrated violence in Udalguri District of BTAD in 2008, killings would not have rocked the area in 2012 and 2014. The repetition of violence in BTAD is a result of the guilty not being punished," Ahmed said.

May 12

Body of a 65 year-old lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in Narayanguri, a senior official said. Earlier, two more bodies of have been recovered in Assam's Baksa and Barpeta Districts taking the toll to 46 in attacks in BTAD.

Inspector-General of Police S.N. Singh said that the toll has gone up to 46 (Baksa 39 and Kokrajhar seven) and the number of those arrested to 30. "There has been no fresh incident of violence since May 2. Five NDFB (S) [National Democratic Front of Bodoland - Songbijit] cadres have surrendered today, four in Dhemaji and one in Baksa. We have also seen the recovery of five arms and 45 rounds of live ammunition," Singh said.

Student organisations and NGOs in Kokrajhar District joined hands in protest against the continued violence in BTAD, while the National Commission for Minorities suggested Dispur set up fast-track courts for quick disposal of the violence-related cases in the area. The protesters demanded seizure of illegal arms, security for every citizen in the BTAD and punishment for the culprits involved in the killings.

Trade Union Initiative, while condemning the recent violence in BTAD, has called for immediate repeal of the Bodo Accord and implementation of the Bhupinder Singh Committee recommendations. The Assam Government undermined the report of the Bhupinder Singh Committee (which was formed by the then Central Government in 1991) that proposed a democratic framework with multiple levels of autonomy which, if implemented, could have ensured the rights of all communities including the Bodos, it said. Lower Assam NGO Forum, under the banner of NGOs United for Peace, started a peace march (Shanti Yatra) in violence-affected places of BTC region with the message of peace and communal harmony.

Senior Congress MLA Anjan Dutta, urged the Congress leadership to review its ties with coalition partner BPF, which has been accused of being involved in the BTAD killings.

Children are the worst sufferers of the recent carnage in BTAD. Till date 14 bodies of children have been found, 10 are still missing and are feared dead. Even their condition at the relief camps at Narayanguri in the Baksa District is deplorable with no proper arrangements for babies. Out of the 200 minors at the camp, 85 are in the age group of 0-six years. Altogether 498 people have taken shelter at the relief camps.

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

UNLF 'chairman' RK Meghen alias Sanayaima was produced before NIA Court in Guwahati. The NIA has charged 19 members of UNLF including Meghen with multiple cases including waging war against India, extortion and procuring arms from foreign countries. UNLF chief was reportedly arrested on November 30, 2010 in Bihar's East Champaran District, while trying to cross over to India from Bangladesh. The claim is denied by the outfit alleging that Meghen was abducted by Indian and Bangladeshi security services in Dhaka on September 29, 2010 and forcibly brought to India.

Further, amidst apprehensions about militant-sponsored disturbance before and after May 16, the date for Lok Sabha polls results declaration, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma informed that the State is well-equipped to thwart any kind of nefarious design.

Police have altogether arrested 27 persons, including forest guards, in connection with the attacks and have launched a hunt for forest official Amiyo Kumar Brahma who was picked up for questioning immediately after the Narayanguri attack on May 2 but was later released. Brahma is absconding. NIA is probing violence following a request by the State Government.

The overall situation in the entire Baksa District is under control with imposition of curfew during the night hours.

May 13

Three persons, including two women, were arrested with explosives on them at Diphu Railway station in Karbi Anglong District, the Police said. According to police, 27 packets of gelatine (containing 648 sticks) and nine coils of fused wire (90 meter) were recovered from their possession. The arrested persons have been identified as Thanga Mizo and his wife Opoi Mizo and another woman identified as Rody Parate. According to initial investigation, the explosive materials were brought to Diphu from Guwahati in a train by the three, however both the women has denied Police charges and claimed that they are not involved.

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. The Police have been claiming the involvement of NDFB-IKS in the May 1 and 2 attacks on Narayanguri and Khagrabari villages in Baksa District and Balapara in Kokrajhar District while survivors of the violence claimed that former BLT and BPF cadres which rules BTC that governs the BTAD, were behind the attacks.

Former ADG of the BSF PK Mishra, alleged a nexus between bureaucrats and illegal Bangladeshis saying, bureaucrats and Forest Department officials in Assam sold large tracts of forest land to illegal Bangladeshi migrants with fraudulent process. Mishra was deployed in the extreme areas along the India-Bangladesh border from 1971 till 1990. The presences of about six crores illegal Bangladeshi migrants are posing maximum threat to India's security. Referring to the recent carnage in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts, Mishra said until and unless the issue of illegal migration is not taken seriously, such incidents will certainly occur in the near future.

In response to the request by Assam Government, the Centre has agreed to dispatch 30 companies of additional paramilitary forces to augment security measures in the violence-affected BTC areas. We have asked for 50 companies (100 personnel each) from the Home Ministry to maintain law and order in BTAD. Of them, 30 companies will be provided by the Centre," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told a press conference.

Two 303 rifles with ammunition were taken away from the PSO of Bhakta Hira, a trader, at Kherbari in Sonitpur District.

One of the kingpins of the FICN racket, Badal Uddin Laskar, was arrested by BSFs in Cachar District. Satish Budakote, a deputy inspector-general of BSF's frontier headquarters in Masimpur cantonment, said fake currency with a face value of INR 15, 0000 recovered from his possession. Cachar and Karimganj Districts in South Assam are fast emerging hubs of fake currency transactions. The FICN is printed in adjoining Bangladesh and circulated in the region.

May 14

Indian Army and Assam Police personnel killed six militants of KPLT, including its 'commander-in-chief', Bikash Teron alias Kangthur in a gun battle at at Langtibuk, of the Singhason hill in Karbi Anglong District. The other cadres are yet to be identified. Two AK 47 rifles and one 12 bore repeater gun, two 9mm pistols, two hand grenades, 453 ammunition of AK 47 rifle, 40 ammunition of SLR and 84 ammunition of 9mm pistol have been recovered from the slain militants. In recent times the outfit unlashed massive drive for extortion and abduction in several parts of the District which become a cause of concern for the Police and army. The outfit had also disrupted the process of election campaigning in the hill Districts of Assam in the recently concluded parliamentary election by imposing general strike for indefinite period which was withdrawn only on the day of polling i.e. on April 12.

Security agencies trying to cleanse BTAD of illegal arms say the flow of arms and involvement of militants make the job tough. "The challenge before us is that many of those supplying arms in the BTAD are either members of a militant group or former militants who are well trained in transporting weapons by concealing them to avoid our glare. They use these techniques even after they surrender and get into arms supplies. This makes our job tough," a senior Police officer said. The officer said nearly 300 illegal arms and over 200 grenades had been seized from the BTAD since 2012 but the problem was far from over since the flow of weapons through Nagaland and Mizoram was still on. "Most of these arms, like the AK-series rifles and M20 rifles, come from South East Asian countries such as Myanmar and China. Of late, we have found small arms coming in from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as well. We are in constant touch with Nagaland and Mizoram Police to check the supply of arms,".

Civil society groups staged a demonstration in Guwahati to demand permanent peace in BTAD. People from all communities participated in the peace meet organized by Concerned Citizens of Assam and urged the Prime Minister to bring about a solution to the violence and increase security in the region. They demanded long-term security arrangements for the vulnerable areas of BTAD for at least five years. AAMSU has served an ultimatum to the State Government demanding justice for the victims of BTAD violence. The members of Cachar District unit of AAMSU staged a protest demonstration, demanding fulfillment of their charter of demands within a period of fifteen days.

Ban has been imposed on poll victory celebrations in the violence BTCC areas in Assam even as elaborate precautionary measures have been taken to prevent any untoward incident throughout the State when the poll results are declared on May 16.

Even though 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 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.

May 15

An 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.

A powerful IED was recovered from Jadumani village under Fakiragram police station in Kokrajhar District in the wee hours.The SFs also arrested two cadres of KLO. Sources from Police said a team of Police and security personnel raided the Jadumoni area getting specific information and recovered the powerful IED weighing around 4 kg from a forest area in the village. They also said the bomb was brought by the KLO. Sources also said two KLO militants, identified as Kripa Ray and Jayanta Ray, who is also the vice-president of AKRSU were arrested for indulging in importing IED. The bomb was defused by bomb expert later. It is suspected that the militant outfit had target to blow up the railway track.

Separately, the State-level crisis management group, , decided to carry out helicopter surveillance in the vulnerable areas of the BTAD and along the Indo-Bhutan border areas to prevent any untoward incident following the declaration of the election results on May 16. The BTAD areas have been witnessing trouble for some time and it is believed that armed miscreants involved in killing of more than 40 innocents in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts recently managed to sneak into Bhutan.

Also, KSUSS submitted a Memorandum to the President of India, seeking an army operation in the BTAD areas of Assam while also seeking President's Rule in the region in the aftermath of the recent killings of Muslim people there.

May 16

Two persons were killed and at least nine injured when Security Forces (SFs) open fired at a mob outside Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang District of BTAD in the evening. Sources said a mob from Hadan area gheaored the outpost in protest against the Army shooting at and injuring a village youth, Rajib Basumatary while conducting operation against militants. The Police said the protesters injured a Policeman and a driver and also damaged few vehicles at the outpost, forcing them to open fire which killed two persons on the spot and injured many.

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

SFs continued to remain in high alert to prevent any outbreak of violence following declaration of election results in BTAD where Naba Kumar alias Hira Sarania a former leader of ULFA. militant was declared the winner. 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. ADGP Raut stated that "More than 100 companies of central paramilitary forces, army columns and state armed police have been deployed in the Bodo belt and adjoining districts while additional columns have been kept on standby. Altogether 141 fixed pickets and 35 mobile pickets have been set up in the sensitive areas. Security forces are keeping a strict vigil".

ABSU has demanded a judicial inquiry into the killing of two civilians who belonged to Bodo community in Police firing at Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang District

May 17

Deepak Sutradhar was killed by unidentified gunmen in the night of May 16 at Khajobari in Chirang District. Sources said three armed militants entered his house and dragged him outside. Villagers recovered his body with his hands and legs tied. The motive behind his killing is yet to be ascertained and the involvement of any militant group has not come to light.

Two GNLA militants were arrested near Medhipara in Goalpara District along the Phutamati-Rongsai road while they were travelling from Meghalaya to Assam by SFs. Two 7.65 mm pistols (China made) and two live rounds were recovered from them. The militants during interrogation stated that they were working with GNLA for last three to four years and were on their way to Rangsai to kidnap a local trader

Wildlife conservationists, expressed concern over the allegations that forest officials were involved in the BTAD carnage, which claimed the lives of more than 40 people, reports The Telegraph. A meeting attended by Authorities of Manas National Park, officials of the BTC forest department and wildlife NGOs held at the BTC secretariat conference hall discussed the matter after 10 forest personnel were arrested for the attack in villages under Kokrajhar and Baksa District on May 1 and 2. A. Swargiary, Field Director of Manas, said the forest guards had fled from the camp fearing for their life when armed men attacked Narayanguri village in Baksa and hence, were not involved in the attack.

Naba Kumar Sarania alias Hira Sarania, the first non-Bodo candidate to be elected from the Kokrajhar seat in its electoral history, has vowed to vehemently oppose the demand for a separate State of Bodoland in Parliament. Speaking after his landslide win, Sarania said creation of Bodoland will only bring further unrest and compound the problems. "If the government creates Bodoland against the wishes of the majority, the non-Bodos are not going to sit idle and will rise in protest, which will create unrest in the BTAD," said Sarania. "My priority will be to see that an impartial probe is conducted into the violence and killings in the BTAD and the guilty are punished," Sarania added. The 45-year-old rebel leader, who had joined ULFA in 1990, had been part of the ULFA-PTF led by Arabinda Rajkhowa in 2010 but was expelled in March this year after he decided to contest the polls.

ABSU president said the Bodos have constitutional and historical rights to demand for the creation of a separate State for Bodoland. He said not only Naba Sarania, but not a single MP and MLA of Assam, other than Bodo parliamentarians, extended their support for the creation of a separate Bodoland State. He also demanded that the law-and-order must be strengthened in BTC region to ensure safety and security of all people. "Certain forces in the name of Oboro Suraksha Samity have been working against the Bodos and they want to create communal disharmony in BTC region, it said. The President of NDFB-PTF Dhiren Boro, BPPF President Rabiram Narzary, UDPF President Pradip Kr Daimary and former MP UG Brahma also raised their voices against the evil designs of the Oboro Suraksha Samity which has been hatching a conspiracy to annihilate the interests of the Bodos and tribal people. They also cautioned that the situation will not be congenial unless the polarized politics is stopped.

Assam State Commission for Minorities has proposed that Dispur hold consultation with all stakeholders to work out a road map for permanent peace in the BTAD. The commission has suggested representatives of different communities and intellectuals from across the state, including the BTAD should be consulted so that an inclusive solution could be found to the conflicts taking place among groups in the area.

Bangladesh handed to Indian authorities ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia's wife and two children after which they arrived at his Jeraigaon residence in Dibrugarh District triggering hope that the ULFA leader, who is still in Bangladesh, will return soon.

May 18

SFs arrested four UALA militants, all from Meghalaya, identified as Sangrak D Shira, Singrong D Shira, Salma D Sangma and Nington D Khar from Damra in Goalpara District. Two 7.65 mm pistols (made in USA), a 9 mm pistol, nine live rounds, one hand grenade and many incriminating documents were recovered. UALA and GNLA have been carrying out heavy extortion from the local population residing along Assam-Meghalaya border.

Release of Anup Chetia is unlikely in the near future as there are several legal formalities to be completed by the Bangladesh Government.

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.

May 19

Pallabi Dangoria, daughter of 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA-I Paresh Barua was reported missing by her mother at Rajabheta Police outpost in Dibrugarh District.

AAMSU announced a series of protests from May 24, demanding review of the Bodo Accord, seizure of illegal weapons from BTAD and strong action against the culprits of 2008, 2012 and 2014 violence.

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

May 20

AAMSU demanded a white paper from the State Government on the steps it had taken in recovering illegal weapons in BTAD.

Assam Police want the trial of 16 militants to be shifted from Haflong in Dima Hasao District to Silchar in Cachar District of South Assam because of security reasons. The militants, including 10 leaders and cadres of the DHD and rest six from the National Socialist Council of NSCN-IM, were picked up following various encounters with the Security Forces in the District during the past one year.

May 21

One person, identified as Anam Uddin of Howraghat Debasthan was abducted by a group of militant in the morning hour from Ongaon Tiniali about two kilometers way from Howraghat. However, he was rescued unhurt six hours later by the Howraghat Police from Chapong area under Howraghat Police station.

NIA received approval from MHA to register the cases relating to the killing of more than 40 people in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts.

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

May 22 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.
May 25

'Area Commander' of Dihing area Mirjang alias Biren Hansey of KPLT was killed by SFs in Sangram village in Karbi Anglong An AK 56 rifle, two magazines and 35 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the area.

Masked gunmen shot and injured a villager in Gaurabdara village in Panbari area of Chirang District during an extortion attempt. The president of the Chirang District unit of ABSU Phanin Boro, condemned the incident and urged people not to link the incident with scenario in BTAD.

A handmade bomb was found and disposed near National Highway 39 in Golaghat District by Dergaon Bomb Disposal Squad.

AAMSU demanded seizure of illegal arms in BTAD area, dissolution of BTAD, arrest of BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary, deputy chief Khampa Borgayary, MLA Pramila Rani Brahma and range officer of Bansbari range Amiya Kumar Brahma for their alleged role in the recent BTAD violence.

Police arrested a linkman of an international fake currency racket, idenitified as Idrish Ali of Barpeta from Gorchuk area in Guwahati. "The ISI, which wants to destabilize India's financial system, is running the racket in Assam with the help of Ulfa (Independent). Several other underground groups from Manipur are smuggling counterfeit notes," said a security official. The involvement of United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) came to the fore with the arrest of two ULFA linkmen from Kokrajhar District earlier. Machines for printing fake currency were found on them. There were previous incidents of seizure of fake currency from ULFA activists in Tinsukia and Darrang Districts.

Two people, identified as Ainal Molla and Amir Molla, were arrested for their involvement in the May 7 blast in the house of Abdul Awal, a medicine trader, at Airmari village in Dhubri District. The Police arrested Ainal Molla from Mancachar town in the District and, on the basis of his statement, arrested Amir Molla from Meghalaya.

May 26

An individual posing as ULFA cadre was arrested from Sepon in Moran in Dibrugarh District and a Pistol and five bullets were recovered from him.

May 27

AR stationed at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District discovered a bomb on National Highway 15. Bomb was later diffused.

Chairman' of ULFA-PTF Arabinda Rajkhowa appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take forward the peace talks process between the Centre and the insurgent outfit. . Asked about the extradition of Anup Chetia who is at the Kashimpur Jail in Bangladesh since 1997, he said that ULFA 'general secretary' could join the talks if the central government took the initiative with the neighbouring country.

ABMSU staged a protest outside the Raj Bhawan in the city while demanding for Governor's Rule in the BTAD areas. They demanded immediate dismissal of the BTC led by Hagrama Mohilary and a comprehensive drive to flush out extremist elements from the BTAD areas. In a memorandum to the Governor, the student body also called for steps to remove the camps of the youth members of the BPF and BLT and to seize all illegal arms of the BTAD areas within one month. The student body has also called for steps to set up permanent armed police posts at all the sensitive points in the BTAD areas.

KPLT militants fired seven blank rounds at Tumpreng Bazar in West Karbi Anglong District., as a warning shot to commuters and business establishment who defy bandh call by KPLT, on May 28 in protest of killing of its cadre by SFs.

Four Imphal-bound trucks were waylaid and their drivers, identified as Soibam Khomei, Soibam Sanatomba, Langpoklakpam Sarat and Elangbam Rome, were abducted by armed miscreants from Bokajan near a petrol pump in Karbi Anglong for a ransom demand of INR 30, 00,000.

May 28

One NDFB-IKS cadre, identified as Basiram Boro was killed at Dingdang Para village in Khoirabari in Udalguri District in an encounter with the Indian Army. An army personnel was injured and 9 mm pistol, one live cartridge, two ammunition and one hand-grenade were recovered.

May 29

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

NIA will send a team of investigators from New Delhi to assist the officials of the Guwahati branch of the agency in investigation of the cases relating to killing of more than 40 persons by armed miscreants in BTAD.

Central Government has directed that all pending negotiations with the militant outfits, including ULFA-PTF should be expedited and completed within a specific timeframe. Samphri Teron alias Rupsing Teron, former UPDS 'deputy commander in chief' was shot dead at Boithalangso market in Karbi Anglong District.

May 30

Four militants of the NDFB-IKS were arrested by SFs 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.

Arms smuggler identified as, Pranjal Konwar alias Pranjal Bora was arrested from Bhikhari patty area near Station Chariali in Sivasagar District. A .22 mm pistol, one live round of bullet, and some cash were recovered from him.

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

May 31

AR arrested commander-in-chief', identified as Babul Haflongbar of newly formed militant group- "DHNA", in Haflong of Dima Hasao District. A pistol, ammunition and a mobile with SIM card were recovered from him. He also confessed that he was delivering demand notes in Haflong market.

June 1

AGP stated that it would put pressure on the new Government to implement the clauses of the Assam Accord. The Party President Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also stated about the need to seal the India-Bangladesh border and updating the NRC.

June 2

A militant of RNLF Diganta Rabha was killed by SFs in an encounter at Dairang under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara District. Pistol and six rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the spot. The RNLF was earlier known as RVA.

June 3

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Jaikhlong Brahma was killed by a mob near Makra River in Bijnii, Chirag District, while he was trying to extort money from a trader.

Bhupen Talukdar, a hardware trader of Matonga Chowk in Baksa District, was abducted by suspected militants.

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 The decision was taken during an all party conference.

Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju stated that GoI would examine the on-going process with various insurgent groups of the North East before deciding future course of action. He stated that the New Government would not like to hold dialogue with any insurgent group for the sake of holding dialogue and added that the dialogue processes that were being carried out without any concrete objective would be subjected to critical review before taking further steps.

June 4

GoI termed the issue of unabated infiltration in North East from across the border a "national problem". Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that action would be taken against those infiltrators who were found staying in the Indian Territory.

June 5-6

SP Nityananda Goswami of Hamren Police Station in Karbi Anglong Hill District and his PSO Ratul Nunisa were killed in an ambush by suspected KPLT in the night of June 5 at Rongfu along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Karbi Anglong District. Their bodies were recovered in the morning of June 6. The SP and 18 others, including additional SP, Bedanta Borkakaty, and Hamren Police Station Officer-in-Charge, Kamal Bora, had gone to the area on a counter-insurgency operation when they came under heavy fire from a large number of militants.

Additional Director-General of Police, A.P. Rout told The Hindu that cadres of two militant outfits, KPLT and United People's Liberation Front (UPLF), a new lesser-known militant outfit were suspected to be involved in the battle. The Police team was ambushed by a group of 15-20 militants. Top intelligence sources, meanwhile, have refuted the claims of UPLA to be behind the incident, stating that "preliminary investigation into the incident has indicated KPLT's involvement and that there was specific inputs about their movement".

Additional SFs have been rushed to Karbi Anglong and Army has been asked to carry out counter-insurgency operations with renewed vigour. And the State Government has asked for five additional units of CoBRA.

June 6

Four truck drivers from Manipur abducted by suspected militants on May 27 and May 28 from Bokajan in Karbi Anglong District of Assam were released on June 6. The drivers were released in Silchar in Cachar District in Assam.

June 7

Suspected UDLA, a Bru (Reang) militant group raided the house of Sudam Baishnav an affluent farmer at Rankhalbasti village near Ratabari in Karimganj District and shot and injured one villager. They also abducted minor and a youth, members of same family.

A militant, identified as Kanak Rabha of the ULFA-I was arrested at Medhipara in Goalpara District. One pistol (made in China) and three live rounds were recovered from him.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju appealed appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream politics.

Tarun Gogoi has directed the Police department to intensify operations against KPLT insurgents in the wake of the killing of Superintendent of Police Goswami and another policeman in an encounter with militants.

Killing of Hemren SP and his PSO on June 5 by Karbi militants has taken the number of SFs killed in the State while fighting extremists to over 800 since counter-insurgency operations began in 1986.

Assam Police DGP said Assam is requisitioning commandos trained in jungle warfare from outside the State for full-scale operations against militants in Karbi Anglong District. The MHA has agreed to the deployment of CRPF for three months after a meeting between chief minister Tarun Gogoi and minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju ON June 7. The MHA has also agreed to deploy five Cobra units.

June 8

Three most wanted linkmen of NDFB identified as Hogoma Basumatary Barhungka Borgoyary and Swmdwn Basumatary, were arrested along with arms in a joint operation conducted by SFs at Bhoro Batalmari in Kokrajhar District.

Tinsukia District Police is being continuously duped by SULFA cadre, Manik Dohotia alias Meghan who has been at large, after looting a service rifle from a Constable deployed under the Pengaree Police Station in May. He has resorted to kidnapping; threatening and extortion drive at various tea-rich belts of Tinsukia District.

BSS an apex literary body of the Bodo community, has appealed to PM for inclusion of deportation of illegal Bangladeshis from Assam issue in the 100-day agenda of the NDA. BSS general secretary Kamalakanta Mushahary said that the GoI should take initiatives to bring all the armed insurgent groups to the negotiating table and put an end to militant violence in the State.

Influx of Bangladeshi immigrants in Barak valley of South Assam is rampant. According to official figures, in 2009 43,426 Bangladeshi nationals had legally entered India. But 32,644 among them did not go back, even after the expiry of their visas. Of the 34,957 Bangladeshis who came to India in 2010, 24,667 stayed back and in 2011, 28,035 came to India and 22,274 are yet to leave the country.

Bangladesh Government is considering the request for voluntary repatriation of Anup Chetia, the 'general secretary' of ULFA. Bangladesh's State minister for Home Affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan stated in Parliament that "Chetia's appeal for repatriation to India is being considered by the home ministry. India wants Chetia, along with Arabinda Rajkhowa's of ULFA-PTF to join peace talks.

June 9

Assam Government asked the State's Additional Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Das to probe the death of Harmen SP and his PSO in a gunfight with militants in Karbi Anglong.

President Pranab Mukherjee stated that NDA Government at the Centre is all set to settle the infiltration and all other issues related to Bangladesh on an urgent basis. President stated that NDA will tackle the issue of infiltration and illegal immigrants in the North-eastern region on priority basis and added that all pending fencing work along the Northeast border will also be completed.

June 10

A suspected Assamese insurgent, Romon Joy of UDLFBV was detained in Kolasib Police Station. The UDLFBV is active along the Assam-Mizoram border areas and indulge in extortion and abduction.

Assam Police recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from a hideout near Baithalangso town, Hamren. The weapons cache included several rocket launchers, UMGs, two SLRs, one 303 rifle, 300 rounds of assorted ammunitions, two IEDs, High Explosive Bombs and many other weapons.

June 11

During a combing operation in Morem Rumpra, near Habang in Karbi Anglong District huge cache of arms and ammunition including six AK-47 rifles, one UBL gun one M16 rifle, 32 magazines, 350 rounds of live ammunition, 11 hand grenades, uniforms was also recovered along with the service pistol of killed Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and the AK-47 rifle of his PSO Ratul Nunisa.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed law and order with DCs and SPs of all ranges and issues ranging from NRC update, Maoism, extortion, communal and ethnic tensions were discussed. The Tinsukia administration said that most of the extortion calls has been traced back to Myanmar and ULFA-I and Maoists. While BTAD officials conveyed concern over the delay in getting Army help during emergencies.

Force availability in Assam at present is more than the forces deployed in the State during the last Lok Sabha polls. The State had around 160 companies of Central forces during the last Lok Sabha polls. But immediately after the killing of more than 40 people in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts in May, the force strength was increased to 181 companies and now the State has around 190 companies of forces including five additional companies of the CoBra.

`June 12

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 in which six civilians, mostly labourers were killed. However the family of the militants stated that the militants had surrendered and were housed in surrender camp at Sudempuri in Kokrajhar town.

Night curfew has been imposed in the 5 kilometre belt in the Assam side bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland in order to check movement of anti-social elements.

ABSU urged the GoI to include the "Bodoland issue" in its 100-day agenda for a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of a separate Bodoland State.

NRC has got under way in Cachar District. Since there are no records of the NRC of 1951 in the District, the voters list of 1966 and 1971 would be taken into consideration for updation process and midnight of March 24, 1971 will be taken as the basis of the NRC.

June 13

Two suspects, identified as a reporter Parag Bhuyan and former ULFA cadre, Binod Dutta, were arrested by Assam Police from Kakopathar in Tinsukia District on charges of being involved in extortion and being in contact with ULFA's leader, Jibon Moran.

One more suspect identified as Biren Rongpi, President of DMC was picked up by Assam Police on June 11 from his residence at Diphu in Karbi Anglong District and was formally arrested on June 13 in connection with the killing of Hamren SP and his PSO.

June 14

SOU of Assam Police Police arrested the 'chairman' of UALA Novembirth Marak alias Chiindik Marak from a hospital in Guwahati.

Two NLFB militants, identified as Ujjal Das and Swopan Sarkar were arrested by SFs at Kalaigaon in Udalguri District.

Paramilitary and Assam Police personnel have begun a combing operation to recover the hidden weapons and explosives in Rongfu area located near Meghalaya border where the Hamren SP and his PSO were killed by UPLA.

June13

A bus driver identified as Thokchom Ingobi was abducted by suspected militants of KCP-MC from Jakhlabandha in Nagaon District. Non payment of the 'annual tax' bu bus owner of INR 10000 to INR 20000 may be the reason for abduction.

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, the militants are trying to hire "family vehicles" instead of SUVs to transport weapons to avoid detection by Police and SFs.

June 14

Koch-Rajbongshi organisation named Kamatapur Association has focused its discussion on the 'separate Kamatapur' issue during its two-day third annual central conference, organised at Bongaigaon.

June 15

Two GNLA militants identified as Singbard Sangma and his linkman Akhtar Hussain were killed in an encounter with SFs at Kalyanpur near Goalpara District. Five militants who had come to the location on an extortion bid were ambushed by SFs. While two were killed, three escaped. Two 7.65mm USA made Pistols, large amount of ammunition, Hand grenades, and Extortion notes were recovered from the militants.

An NDFB-IKS militant was killed in a joint operation by 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.

A SULFA militant turned dacoit, identified as Manik Dohotia alias Meghon was killed in an encounter with Police at Dirak Pathar in Changlang District. Police recovered the AKM rifle which was taken by Meghon from a Security Personnel on May 19.

Goalpara Police and Army rescued two individuals identified as Saisul Hussain and Shamina Khatun who were earlier abducted by GNLA from Bongaigaon District. Two GNLA militants were arrested during the operation.

AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray stated that they have decided to its agitation on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community. He further said that they will launch a violent agitation if GoI fails to address the demands of ST status within the next six months and Kamatapur issue by 2015.

AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray stated that they have decided to its agitation on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community. He further said that they will launch a violent agitation if GoI fails to address the demands of ST status within the next six months and Kamatapur issue by 2015.

June 16

An individual identified as Satish Daimary was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Auxiguri in Baksa District.

Forum of 5,000 terrorism-hit families of Assam have written to PM Modi demanding a space for these families in the peace talk process. The forum also stated that Government must announce a special economic package for the affected families, under which a government job should be provided to a member of each such family and that a few seats must be reserved in all government-run educational institutes for children of such affected families and also offer scholarships to these students.

June 17

A militant, identified as B Laijam of the NDFB-IKS was killed by SFs in an encounter at Auzar Guri in Kokrajhar District. Two militants were injured, but managed to escape. 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. Later, a group of fifteen NDFB-IKS militants fired several rounds into the air in front of media personnel's who had gone to report the incident. The 'area commander' B Jwblang stated that they will soon start attacking the SFs in a retribution for the killing.

A manager of a stone-crusher unit, identified as Maleswar Rao was abducted in at Kalachand, 60 kilometres from Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao District. A newly floated militant outfit DHNA is suspected to be behind the abduction. The abductors have demanded a ransom of INR 60 million.

Five NDFB-IKS militants, including three women and two men identified as Bijuli Basumatary Pungjali Basumatary Sanima Narzary Simang Narzary and Premosh Mushahary were arrested from New Bongaigaon Railway Station in Bongaigaon District. Police recovered seven mobile handsets, seven SIM cards and some cash from them. Police sources said the recruits were on their way to Ranchi in Jharkhand to receive training from Maoists.

NDFB-IKS 'information and publicity wing secretary' Esara stated that that the individual who was killed on June 15 by SFs as NDFB-IKS militant at Gopaljhora in Kokrajhar District was an adivasi (tribal) villager and not an NDFB-IKS militant.

AABYSF called for a 24-hour bandh (shut down strike) in BTC on June 19 in protest against the abduction of a businessman, Rakesh Paul on June 14 by a militant group at Shantipur Bazar in Chirang District.

June 18

NDFB-IKS lobbed hand grenades at the Kokrajhar Police Reserve located at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar District. No casualty has been reported. Meanwhile joint operation by the CRPF SSB has been going on along the Indo-Bhutan Border.

In an ongoing operation SFs 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.

AAMSU sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to dissolve the BTC administration and review the Bodo Accord. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the AAMSU demanded that the administration of the BTAD, including law and order, be handed over to the Army.

June 19

Amit Jajodia, a student of Class ten, who was abducted in the night 19 by suspected militants, was rescued by Dhubri Police the same night. Three abductors were also arrested.

JSM asked all the illegal settlers including Bangladeshi immigrants, who are demanding the scrap of BTC to leave the tribal belts and blocks.

BTC bandh called by AABYSF for 24 hours in protest against kidnapping of a businessman Rakesh Paul by unknown militant outfit from Sonitpur Bazar in Chirang District on June 14 paralysed the normal life.

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 District on June 17. Operations are ongoing against the militant outfit at Auzarbari in Kokrajhar District. Combing operations conducted by SFs have been unsuccessful so far as the militants may have fled the area.

Assam Police pressurised the media in Kokrajhar to show them the spot where the NDFB-IKS displayed its weapons.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi asked GoI to oppose Bangladesh Government's request for introduction of a system of either 'visa-free' entry or multiple visa for Bangladeshi nationals. MEA earlier this month sought opinion of Assam Government regarding the request made by Bangladesh Government. The CM also informed that Assam Government has sought INR 4892.4 million from GoI for completing the process of updating the NRC to March,1971 so that it becomes easier to detect illegal migrants entering the State from Bangladesh after March, 1971,the cut off period for detection of illegal Bangladeshi migrants as per Assam accord.

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh decided that two auxiliary Police Battalions, with around 1,500 personnel, will be created by the MHA to provide Police training and impart job oriented courses to surrendered Northeast militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs. All surrendered militants would be taken from various groups of Manipur and Assam. The posts are of Constables Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors while rest of the officers will be the regular recruits. The personnel of the auxiliary Police battalions will not be deployed for operational duties.

June 20

In joint operations carried out by Balijana based Red Horns Division and Goalpara Police, three Meghalaya based UALA militants were arrested in two separate operations. Two 7.65 mm pistols, ammunition, a hand grenade and identity card of the terrorist group were recovered from the terrorists.

Of the 64 "border haats" (markets) along India-Bangladesh Border, proposed by the BSF, to improve the bilateral relation with Bangladesh two are in Assam.

Despite the presence of BSF illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have still been entering the State through the North Bengal sector of the porous border. According to sources, the infiltrators are now entering India through North Bengal sector, and then move to Assam. They enter through North Bengal sector because no border fencing has been installed there.

People living in the northern part of Sonitpur District have expressed strong resentment against the alleged failure of the administration to check unlawful activities like extortion, kidnapping and murder, allegedly being carried out openly by the militants.

June 21

Manager of a stone crusher and quarry who was abducted from his house in Dobasipara locality of Tura on June 18 has been released unharmed in Assam.

A law-and-order review meeting chaired by State Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla and attended by institutional heads of the Unified Command carrying out counter-insurgency operations in strife-torn parts of Assam took stock of the situation., after the recent militant's activity in the Western part of Karbi Anglong District.

June 22

A hand grenade was recovered from the house belonging to Bikeshwar Doley at no. 10 Dagaon under Bokakhat Police station of Golaghat District. Police have picked up Doley, along with his son, Nabakanta

Murder and extortion by NDFB-IKS have increased in the BTAD region. Sourcesalso state that after its 'second commander' Lakhi Prasad Basumatary alias B Laisam was killed, a 12-member team of NDFB-IKS under the leadership of its 'platoon commander' Jablang has been formed to challenge the police in BTAD. In the remote areas located in BTAD and along India-Bhutan border, a team of 200 armed cadres of NDFB-IKS has been carrying out extortion, murder and kidnapping based on instruction of the outfit's top leadership. Top leaders like Phewthai, Yakhap, Rikha, Enon, Shizu, Ranja and Baza, who took lead in the recent Baksa and Chirang violence, are remote controlling its team of 200 cadres to carry out extortion, murder and kidnapping in the region.

Chirag Police had recovered one AK-47 and one revolver from a Maruti Van at Kachikotra area in Chirang District. One individual identified as Jaynal Hussein has been arrested.

Two militants identified as D Kwnasong and Danswrang Basumatary of NDFB-IKS was arrested during a joint operation by Police and Army at Aithugaon in Kokrajhar District. One 7.65 mm pistol, magazine, hand grenade and 5 round of live ammunition were recovered from them.

June 23

A Constable of 23rd IRB identified as Gautam Koch and an 'area commander' of UPLA identified as Rajib Engleng were killed in an encounter at Daldali Hansey basti near Diphu town in Karbi Anglong District. Police recovered an AK-47 rifle and some bullets from him.

Dima Hasao Police carried out an operation against UPLA in Karbi-dominated Umrangsu area in Dima Hasao District and dismantled two of the outfit's training camps. Some arms and ammunition, including two pistols, were seized. UPLA has its network spread across the Karbi Anglong District and Dima Hasao Districts. Police stated that UPLA does not have more than fifty militants in the group and has a base in Dimapur and gets its patronage from NSCN-IM.

Dima Hasao Police rescued the manager of a stone-crusher unit, Maleswar Rao who was abducted on June 17.

Biraj Kumar Sarma, former AGP minister and a signatory to the Assam Accord urged PM to direct authorities to take effective steps for sealing the Indo-Bangla border and to detect and deport the illegal Bangladeshi migrants. He stated that most of the important clauses of the Assam Accord still remain to be implemented. Such clauses include the detection of the migrants entering Assam between January 1, 1966 and March 24, 1971 and deletion of their names from the electoral rolls. He also added that due to the presence of illegal migrants in the State, security of the country is also at risk.

CEM of KAAC Tuliram Ronghang stated that Killing and kidnapping cannot help get separate statehood status, only talks can solve the long-pending demands of the people. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 63rd KAAC Foundation Day at Diphu, in Karbi Anglong District.

June 24

ASP Hamren District, Bedanta Prasad Borkotoky was suspended on charges of negligence of duty following his actions on June 5, when although intimated by SP Nityananda Goswami on June 5 about the ambush by UPLA ASP Borkotoky allegedly did not take any step to intimate the matter to the authorities concerned, neither did he take the responsibility of going ahead to help Goswami where he was possibly trapped.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stated that BJP was diverting attention on the sensitive issue of visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals of certain age groups to Assam. The proposal for visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals under the age of 18 years and over the age of 65 years came up during an inter-ministerial meeting convened by the MEA and chaired by Foreign Secretary in New Delhi on June 11. Gogoi said that the State Government is strongly opposed to the proposal as 'illegal migration from Bangladesh is a sensitive issue for Assam and other northeastern states' and added that proposed visa-free entry would create negative public reaction.

June 25

Assam Government decided to set up a separate Intelligence cadre of the State Police to raise their level of efficiency. Principal Secretary (Home and Political) V.K. Bhanu stated that the decision was aimed at raising a set of dedicated officials with the correct aptitude and training along with more professionalism for the task to provide an edge to intelligence gathering.

June 26

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Doimary, was killed in an encounter with SFs in Dhaula village at Chirag District. It has been reported that more militants may have been injured in the encounter.

Manipuri driver identified as Thokchom Ingobi who was abducted on June 13 from Jakhalabanda in Nagaon District by KCP-MC was freed reportedly along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

June 29

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that he wanted action oriented talks and solutions and stated that he wanted the talks to be comprehensive with the militants. He said that several militant groups had sent feelers that they were keen to come over ground and hold talks. He also added that "Some militant groups are likely to surrender in the coming months". He stated that "With ULFA and NSCN we need a little more time to bring them on board and find a solution."

11 year old boy, identified as Bikram Kumar who was abducted recently from Gohpur in Sonitpur District was rescued by a joint team of Arunachal and Assam Police from Gohpur area.

June 30

Suspected ULFA-I militant was arrested by SFs at Ghoghabalapara in Dhubri District. A country-made pistol, live rounds and a hand-made bomb were recovered from the possession of the militant. Army had information that the militant was planning to carry out a terror attack in and around Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District and also on SFs. He had been asked by ULFA-I 'commanders' to take the bomb to Guwahati and look for a good opportunity to carry out an attack.

Bokakhat sub-divisional administration of Golaghat District has urged Assam Governmnet to extend counter-insurgency operations to areas on the periphery of Kaziranga National Park to curb rhino poaching.

July 1

Two KNLA militants, identified as Sonjit Rongpi and Sundar Timung were arrested by Indian Army and Bokajan Police and recovery of two 7.65mm pistols, 10 live bullets and cash amount of INR 1, 80000 were made.

Though a number of militant outfits of Assam have signed ceasefire agreements with the State and Central Governments to solve their problems through talks, several new splinter groups of outfits which are either talking with the Government or have signed peace pacts have cropped up in the last few years. There are 14 such splinter militant groups. Prominent among the outfits under ceasefire agreement with the government include the ULFA-PTF and NDFB.

ABSU alleged that no Government at Centre and in Assam has done anything for the development of Bodos and said that they are now looking forward to the Union Government to resolve the long-pending issues concerning the ethnic community.

The number of cyber crime cases in Assam registered under the provisions of Information and Technology Act, 2000, increased from 28 in 2012 to 154 in 2013, an increase of a 450 per cent. In terms of percentage increase of cyber crime cases, Assam ranked second among the States in the country, only behind Uttarakhand.

July 2

A militant of KLO identified as Bhabananda Rai was killed in an encounter with Police at Chandamari forest under Kokrajhar District. Police also recovered one 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine with four rounds of ammunition, including two empty cartridges, and two hand grenades from his possession.

A KPLT militant identified as Borsing Terang alias Borim Ingjay was arrested from Dering area in Karbi Anglong District . One 7.65 mm pistol with magazine, one single barrel gun, two live rounds of ammunition, incriminatory documents including KPLT extortion notes and one mobile phone along with two SIMs were recovered from him.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that Government had accepted Bangladesh's proposal for multiple visa-entry "only for tourists. Multiple visa-entry for work and business purposes has been rejected. A nd also a condition has been laid that whoever comes, he or she must visit Bangladesh within 90 days for once, or else the visa will be blacklisted.

July 3

A grenade was lobbed in front of Komudi Club in Bijni of Chirang District by two miscreants.

Bipul Bodo an NDFB-IKS militant, involved in grenade blast at Ghasbari in February was arrested by a team of Red Horn Division and Rangia Police from an area near Rangia Railway Station in Kamrup District. On further questioning one 7.65 mm pistol with two magazines and four live rounds were recovered bySFs at Kunguri village in Darrang District.

UPLA linkman, identified as Rensing Ronghang alias Sarlong was arrested at Jhenkha in West Karbi Anglong District.

July 4

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju stated that his first and foremost priority is to secure peace and security in the North East while asserting that without peace, no development can be possible in the region.

Four Bangladeshi nationals identified as Basudev Roy, Archana Biswas, Govinda Biswas and Gopal Biswas were arrested by Police from the Lakhi bazar Road locality in Karimganj District. Police also arrested one Abdul Malik for helping them cross the border and providing them shelter in his house.

July 5

A 'sergeant major' Robindra Rongpi of UPLA was killed in an encounter at Rhyphum village in Hamren sub-division in Karbi Anglong District. Three militants managed to escape. The operation was launched based on a tip off about the presence of armed UPLA militants in the village of Rhyphum. A factory made 9 mm pistol, four rounds of live ammunition, one Chinese hand grenade, incriminatory documents and one mobile handset with three different SIM cards were also recovered from the slain militant. He is an ex-cadre of UPDS.

Three people, including a village headman identified as Lala Orang his son Himant Orang and a woman identified as Baha Chare were injured in an attack by suspected miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh at Naharjan in Behali reserve forest in Sonitpur District.

NDFB-IKS is engaged in fresh recruitments and is also smuggle weapons into Assam. Security sources stated that they are attempting to smuggle weapons through Dimapur in Nagaland and that one consignment of weapons has reached the state. Sources also stated that outfit has also been able to make fresh recruitments, not only from BTAD but also from places like Dhemaji. Six new recruits were arrested when the outfit was making attempts to send them to camps in Myanmar for training. At least 24 members of the group have been killed this year alone by SFs. and the total strength of NDFB-IKS is around 270 to 300 members. 'chairman' of NDFB-IKS ,IK Songbijit is now spending most of his time in Tamu area along the India-Myanmar border and most of the activities of the outfit are now masterminded by the 'deputy commander in chief' D Bidai and 'general secretary' N Batha.

July 6

Three people were injured in two separate grenade blasts in Bijni town of Chirang District. 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. The injured individuals have been identified as Polen Mondol, Sujay Namodas and Sujon Arya. Police suspect NDFB-IKS behind the attacks.

Two militants of ULFA-I were killed in an encounter at Dakurbhita in Goalpara District by a combined team of Army and Assam Police. Two US-made pistols, live ammunition and three extortion notes were also recovered from the deceased. The militants were involved in extortion as well as other terror acts.

AABPC have been formed as a new platform for Bodos and other indigenous groups and An Ad-hoc committee formed in Guwahati with Lok Sabha MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary as chairman and former vice president of ABSU Anil Basumatary as the chief convenor. . AABPC aims at uniting all the Bodo groups of the region to ensure the community's survival, security and progress. Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary stated that will visit Delhi soon to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and other ministers and apprise them on long pending political issues such as separate state of Bodoland, granting of autonomous councils to Bodo tribal people living outside BTC and DHAC inclusion of Boro Kacharis living in Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills Districts.

July 7

SFs defused an IED which was found inside a suitcase on NH 15 near Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

CM Tarun Gogoi briefed Narendra Modi on the nexus developing between Assam insurgents and CPI-Maoists. CM stated that "The Maoist problem poses a threat; some of the insurgent groups have joined hands with the Maoists. The problem has to be nipped in the bud. There isn't much difference between the insurgent groups and the Maoists." He stated that although insurgency in the state has been contained and added that "Not that it has been rooted out, the roots are still there. They have bases in foreign countries". Referring to the problem posed by illegal immigration, Gogoi said the NRC is being updated and photo ID cards issued, which would help in detecting foreigners.

According to official sources a thorough study of the problem of Bangladeshi nationals, who enter India, was carried out in 2011 and it was found that of the 500, 000 Bangladeshi nationals who entered India with proper travel documents during the period of the survey, around 150, 000 never left India.

AASU held a State-wide 'Satyagraha' to urge GoI to resolve the issue of illegal influx from Bangladesh and not to start construction on Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project. AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya stated that GoI should also ensure that the issue of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh is resolved, as was promised by BJP before the elections. He further added that the Centre should clarify its stand on the issue of border fencing, land-swap deal with Bangladesh and visa-related issues of Bangladeshis entering the State.

July 9

11 year old boy identified as Mohammed Akram who was earlier abducted on July 5 from Jhalupara in Shillong City was rescued by Meghalaya Police from Lakhimpur District in Assam. Two people have been arrested in connection with the abduction.

A law college clerk, identified as Biren Kakoty, was abducted by suspected militants from an interior area in the vicinity of Diphu in Karbi Anglong District.

Two KNLA militants identified as Kang buraIngti and SambarTisso, were arrested by SFs from Akahai Pahar in locality in Karbi Anglong District. Both were wanted for incidents of extortion.

Two ULFA militants were arrested in a joint operation by the Army and Assam Police near Balbola Bridge on NH-17 in Goalpara District. One rifle, one 9 mm pistol, some ammunition and a motorcycle were recovered from the militants

KLO 'general secretary' Kailash Koch stated that Bhabananda Roy, who was killed in a Police encounter on July 2 with Assam Police at Chandamari in Kokrajhar District was not a member of KLO but a student in Dotma college in Kokrajhar District.

ABSU President Promod Boro stated to the commission probing the 2012 riots which killed 112 people and displaced 4 lakh people in BTAD that he suspected the involvement of illegal migrants from Bangladesh in the riots.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma stated in Tura of West Garo Hills District that the UN has agreed to accord special consultative status to the north eastern states for the UN Economic and Social Council. The special status to the North-East means that the forum will ensure discussions and policy innovations on development challenges in fields such as employment, education and health. It will also give the states an opportunity to be a part of select themes drawn from the UN's millennium development goals.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni stated that North Eastern States can play a vital role to further improve relations between India and Bangladesh. She stated that "There is vast scope of mutual investment in the resource rich North Eastern States, which are geographically very close to Bangladesh. North Eastern States can play a key role in improving bilateral ties."

July 10

A primary school teacher, identified as Sambhu Prasad Singh, was shot dead by in the premises of Basic Training Centre in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. Police suspect extortion to be the reason for killing.

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Uresh Narzary alias N Udang was killed in an encounter with SFs at Mwinaguri village Kokrajhar District. Police stated that he was a member of 37th batch of the NDFB-IKS and was associated in extortions in the area. While NE Esara, 'secretary of Information and Publicity Wing' of the NDFB-IKS stated that he was from the 38 batch and that he was already discharged and had surrendered before the Police and had been engaging himself with kidnapping and collection of ransom with other extremists. One 7.65 mm pistol, one hand grenade and three empty cartridges were recovered him.

An individual, identified as Theang Nehang, has claimed to be the 'chairman' of newly formed militant group identified as KLLA He has stated that the aim of the new outfit is to create a separate state of Karbi Anglong according to the provision of Article -3 of the constitution.

Biren Kakoti a clerical employee of Law College in Diphu who was abducted on July 9 by suspected KPLT militants was rescued by SFs. The rescue came after the arrest of one KPLT militant identified as Jeepsing Signar from Disama reserve forest in Karbi Anglong District on July 10 who revealed whereabouts of the abducted individual. A pistol and two bullets were recovered from the arrested militant. Diphu Police has also picked up six other people in connection with the abduction.

June 11 Six member delegation of BJP appealed to PM Modi to scrap the multiple entry visa system for the Bangladeshi nationals. Earlier External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, during her Dhaka visit recently, announced that multiple entry visa would be given to the Bangladeshi nationals for a period of five years.
July 12

Bodies of all four traders who were abducted by NDFB-IKS militants from Labdanguri in Baksa District in BTAD have been recovered. The body of a 14 year old individual identified as Bakar Ali was recovered from Kamargaon in Barpeta District and

Army has been kept on standby as tension has mounted in Assam's Baksa District and indefinite curfew has been imposed from July 12 in areas under Gobardhana and Ananda Bazar Police Station in Baksa District and along the northern side of railway line in Barpeta District. The Home and Political Department stated that intelligence inputs had shown that the killing was done by NDFB-IKS militants to divert attention of the SFs Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, after reviewing the situation directed the administration and SFs to take all possible steps to control the situation. Assam Government has announced ex gratia of INR 800000 each to the next of kin of four victims.

Mizoram Police arrested five members of BDFM from Silchar in Cachar District.

July 13

Body of three abducted traders persons, identified as Rabul Amin, Saddam Hussain and Atwar Ali were recovered from Hakuanala on the banks of the Manas River in Baksa District. Sources stated that all four (including Bakar Ali whose body was recovered on July 12) were abducted and killed right away and there was no report of any ransom demand. Baksa Deputy Commissioner Vinod Seshan stated that Police fired in the air and caned a mob which had gathered to protest the killings and added that the situation was under control.

ABMSU has issued an ultimatum to Tarun Gogoi to bring the situation in BTAD under control by July 14, failing which the students' body will resort to a series of agitation. ABMSU general secretary Lafiqul Islam stated that "As part of our agitation, will block the National Highway at Srirampur Check Gate and Boxirhat Check Gate. It will be followed by an indefinite rail blockade." The ABMSU leader further said that despite atrocities on the minorities in the BTAD there were no inquiries into the incidents.

A joint team of Army and Police arrested Nagaon 'area commander' of NSCA Rajib Bhumij alias Babu, from a Winger at Darikapool in Sivasagar District. An Italian-made pistol, six rounds ammunition, two mobile phones and two pads of the organisation were recovered from him.

July 13

NDFB-IKS statedthat the July 11 abduction and killing of traders in Baksa District was a consequence of the conspiracy of the ruling party in Assam and the dissidents. He further added that Assam Government was "trying to use both Muslims and Bodos to fulfill its political aspirations"

July 14

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

Baksa DC Vinod Seshan stated that the situation in the District was under control and no fresh incident has been reported so far. Curfew was relaxed on July 14 in areas under Gobardhana Police Station and Ananda bazar Police outpost in Baksa District.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi held discussions with a delegation of ABMSU on the latest law and order situation in BTAD.

AAMSU president Abdur Rahim Ahmed stated that "Since the state government has utterly failed to tackle violence in BTAD, the Centre should take up the task of maintaining law and order in the state and dissolve the Government."

ABSU president Pramod Boro, has appealed to the minority community to maintain peace.

KMSS alleged that Assam Police had failed to arrest those involved in the BTAD violence and instead, had forced villagers to perform the last rites of those who were killed in the attack.

Karbi Anglong District Bhuspuri Yuba Parishad and Bihar Sanskritic Sanstha called for a strike on July 15 to protest the killing of Sambhu Prasad Sing, a school teacher on July 10.

KPLT also called a 40 hours Karbi Anglong strike on July 16 to mark its martyr's day.

July 15

A woman identified as Sone Narzary was arrested by Assam Police in connection with the abduction and killing of four traders on July 11. IG L R Bishnoi stated that "Sone was providing every information about the movement of minority people to the Bodo rebels. He further added that another individual was arrested on July 15 for sheltering militants.

Curfew in Baksa District imposed after the abduction and killing of four traders was relaxed for twelve hours during day time.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that GoI has released INR 1405.8 million for updating NRC He added that a gazette notification had already been issued for updating the NRC 1951 in Assam with effect from December 2013 and further added that the updating of NRC is targeted to be completed in three years.

ABMSU Kokrajhar District committee, staged a two-hour dharna near the Deputy Commissioner's office in Kokrajhar over the recent killing of four traders in BTAD..

ABMSU has decided to march to New Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior ministers, seeking a permanent solution in BTAD. General Secretary Lafiqul Islam stated that "We are going to meet Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh this week for seeking a permanent solution. We want security for the non Bodos in the area.

President of Kokrajhar district committee of ABMSU, Maynuddin Ali, said that the State Government has not taken any initiative or measures to ensure safety and security of innocent people after so many killings in the BTAD region.

July 16

An individual identified as Ranjit Das was arrested by Police from an undisclosed location and a .22 pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from him.

Nearly a thousand people have been killed and over 1300 cases of abductions has been filed in BTAD over the last five years. Although Assam Police have recovered about 700 arms in last five years, a senior Home department official said that the number hardly amounts to five per cent of the weapons possessed by the militants.

Assam Government constituted one-man Commission to inquire about violence that took place in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts, on May 1 and 2 in which more than 46 civilians were killed. The Commission will be headed by retired Judge of the Guwahati High Court Justice Mutum B K Singh. Commission will assess the response on the part of the administration in containing the situation and in providing relief

Assam government would urge GoI to frame a policy for granting asylum to people who have taken refuge in India after fleeing their country on grounds of religious persecution and discrimination. However AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya on stated that it seemed to be a conspiracy of the Congress government to ensure their vote bank politics.

As a part of security measures it was decided to set up fixed Police Pickets in the vulnerable areas such as BTAD.

Alleging all-round failure of BTC AIUDF demanded imposition of President's Rule in the BTAD and demanded CBI probe into the killings , alleging that the culprits involved in such acts of violence always get away and reiterated demand for seizure of illegal arms and review of BTC Accord.

July 18

An individual identified as as Ashok Suklavaidya was rescued from an undisclosed location by Assam Police . He was abducted on July 13 from an unspecified location.

Assam Police have identified 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.

23 temporary Police pickets have been installed in Baksa District to instill confidence among people of Baksa and to ensure the dominance of Police Forces. Government of Assam is processing construction of 28 barracks for those pickets Some more vulnerable pockets have been identified and another 10 security posts will be functional within 15 days.

July 19

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. Two hand grenades three mobile sets and three sim cards were recovered during the operation.

Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh assured a Bodo delegation that GoI would take all needed initiatives to resolve the Bodoland problem. ABSU president Pramod Bodo appealed to the Home Minister to resume the tripartite talks that was started in the UPA regime and also appealed to Rajnath Singh to expedite the talks with different militant organizations.

July 20

Assam Police Constable , identified as Arpan Barua, was killed in the Doldoli Reserve Forest area of Karbi Anglong District along Assam-Nagaland border after Naga extremist opened fire on workers and security personnel engaged in an eviction operation. A Police personnel and a forest official were injured. During the eviction drive more than 150 illegally constructed houses were destroyed and SBBL were recovered.

ASP Nanda Singh stated that Naga extremists fired with INSAS rifles, light machine guns and rocket launchers.

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

 

 

 

 

 
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