A joint counter-insurgency operation
was launched by the Army, Assam Rifles, Arunachal Pradesh Police
and Assam Police targeting the ULFA
militants taking shelter in the forest areas of Arunachal Pradesh.
Two militants belonging to the
and ULFA respectively surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Jairampur.
They had reportedly fled from their respective camps in Myanmar.
Army claims to have arrested an
ULFA sympathiser, identified as Mutlib Ali, near Santipur in Lower
Dibang Valley District.
Two ULFA militants were arrested
during a search operation in the Changlang District.
A ULFA militant, Jaan Bhuyan alias
Jim Chowdang, surrendered before Assam Rifles at Jairampur in
the Changlang District. He deposited an AK-series rifle, a sub-machine
gun and explosives. Bhuyan confessed that at least 60 ULFA cadres
were currently undergoing training in Myanmar under the guidance
of the NSCN-K.
A ULFA linkman, Shankar Chakma,
was arrested by SF personnel while neutralizing two camps run
by the outfit by at Monobhum reserve forest in the Tirap District.
Books showing location of top ULFA leaders, medicines, clothes
and rations were recovered from the camps.
SFs recovered 75 kilograms of
TNT from the NSCN-K militants in the Saching village of Changlang
District. While the NSCN-K claimed that two SF personnel and a
'sergeant major' were killed during the raid, SF sources said
that the casualties among the militants could be higher.
A ULFA militant, Kabin Moran,
was killed in an encounter with the SFs at Inthang village near
Manabhum Reserve Forest in the Lohit District. Three other militants,
including one injured during the encounter, managed to escape
from the incident site.
A NSCN-K cadre, Vijai Chakma,
surrendered at Chowkham in the Lohit District.
SFs killed two ULFA cadres, identified
as Himeswar Borsaikia alias Rameshwar Borsikia and Papu Moran,
at Manabhum Reserve Forest in the Changlang District.
SFs killed seven top ULFA militants,
including two women cadres, identified as 'corporal' Rituparna
Davidar alias Rishab Bora, 'Lt. corporal' Lily Moran, 'corporal'
Jayanta Sonowal, Binanda Tsering, Prafulla Hazarika alias Brajen
Sarma and Papu Gohain alias Himadri Gohain alias Moina Gohain
at Tikoribam in the Lohit District along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh
Four SF personnel were injured
in a ULFA-triggered bomb explosion at Medo in the Lohit District.
Army sources said ULFA militants triggered an explosion when a
two-vehicle convoy of the Army's 581 light regiment were on a
routine patrol in the area, adjoining Manabhum forest, where a
major flush-out operation against ULFA is on for the past several
A NSCN-IM cadre, identified as
Taichat Wangpan alias Thomas, was arrested by the Assam Rifles
personnel from Longding market in the Tirap District. Subsequent
to his arrest, he was shot at and injured by the AR personnel
as he tried to snatch a rifle from a soldier. He succumbed to
his injuries later.
SFs launched a major military
operation against the ULFA in Arunachal Pradesh. Army sources
said the operation has been launched to flush out and arrest ULFA
cadres taking shelter at the Namdapha Reserve Forest in the Changlang
District. A large battalion-sized force, exclusively trained for
jungle and counter-insurgency operations reportedly took part
in the crackdown.
Rudra Bora alias Bikram Bora,
'second lieutenant' of ULFA's 709 battalion, was killed in an
Army operation at Modai Ghat in the Changlang District.
An ULFA militant was killed and
a transit camp of the outfit inside the Manabhum reserve forest
in the Changlang District was neutralised.
A ULFA militant, Ananta Gogoi,
was assaulted by local people of Chakma Basti near Chowkham in
the Lohit District after he and his associates demanded a ransom
of INR 1000000 from a shopkeeper.
The dead body of an unidentified
cadre of the '28th battalion' of the ULFA was recovered
from the Manabhum reserve forest in the Lohit District. Sources
said that the militant had died of malaria.
Police arrested Ranu Das alias
Gita Gogoi, wife of the Myanmar-based ULFA cadre Dipen Das, along
with her 14-month-old child, from Naharlagun in the Papum Pare
District. Several compact discs and incriminating documents were
recovered from the house in capital Itanagar, where she was staying.
The house was rented by Purabi, wife of Prabal Neog, who was arrested
from Tezpur town in Assam on September 16.
One senior cadre of the '28th battalion' of the
ULFA, Pranjal Saikia alias Hiren Hazarika, surrendered to the
SFs at Teju in the Lohit District. Saikia hails from Doomdooma
in the Tinsukia District of Assam and had joined the outfit in
SFs arrested one ULFA cadre of
the '28th battalion', Dhajen Gogoi alias Ranjan Gogoi,
from Manbhum Reserve Forest in the Lohit District.
Three Assam Rifles personnel and
a civilian were killed and eight persons injured in an ambush
by the NSCN-IM
militants in a remote jungle in the Tirap District. The victims
were identified as Mohan Singh, S. K. Tiwari and Lowang and civilian
contractor Mukesh Srivastava. Defence sources said that the militants
targeted the AR commanding officer and three vehicles moving from
Kunsa to Panchu by exploding a powerful Improvise Explosive Device.
Sources added that the NSCN-IM carried out the ambush in retaliation
to Operation Orchid, launched by the AR in the District to flush
out the group.
Two ULFA cadres, Nitul Sonowal
and Muleswar Sonowal, were killed in an encounter with the SFs
at Rangoli village in the Lohit District. The slain militants
hailed from the Dibrugarh District in Assam.
A self-styled 'corporal' of the
28th battalion of the ULFA, identified as Utpal Bora,
was killed in an encounter with the Security Forces (SFs) at Mahadevpur
area in the Lohit District. One 9-mm pistol and four rounds of
ammunition were recovered from his possession.
Five women were injured in an
internecine clash between the NSCN-IM and the rival NSCN-K at
Lazu village in the Tirap District. The five women were identified
as Potoi Moinyak, Ngayum Hato, Pojen Wotey, Ngana Matchang and
Army personnel in a counter-insurgency
operation shot dead one 'sergeant major' of the ULFA, Lambu Moran
alias Suren Moran, at Manabhum Reserve Forest under Dayon Police
station in the Lohit District. One pistol, four live rounds of
ammunition and six detonators were recovered from the slain militant.
Lambu hailed from Mohong village under Pengeree Police station
in the Tinsukia District of Assam.
One civilian, identified as Tultul
Shah, was killed and 14 others injured in a bomb attack by the
ULFA militants at Bordumsa in the Changlang District.
Two NSCN-IM cadres, M.B. Singh
alias Cobra and Changen Akhom, were arrested under Deomali Police
station in the Tirap District.