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Incidents and Statements involving All Adivasi National Liberation Army: 2015



Nature of incident

February 28


SFs arrested an AANLA cadre, Surja Nayak from Santipur in Sonitpur district.

March 21


Extortion demands in the northern part of Sonitpur District by different armed groups, including Bodo and Adivasi militant groups, remains rampant in spite of the ongoing Counter-insurgency operations in the District. Militant formations like NDFB-IKS, AANLA, ACMA, BCF, etc remain active in the area. Recently, the chairman of the Eastern Zone chapter of the All India MES (Army) Contractors' Association, Rajesh Singh and a forest official, Gopal Deka, received two demand notes for huge amounts of money by the AANLA militants under the 'leadership' of one Dipen Nayak, adds the report. Rajesh Singh further alleged that many of them had to oblige as the police and the AANLA militants have a nexus.

March 23


AGP's legislator Padma Hazarika told the Assembly that NDFB militants were running a parallel government across a large area in the North Bank (of river Brahmaputra) where the State government and the administration had little presence. Hazarika also alleged that there was a nexus between the ultras and a section of the police, and demanded a probe into it.

March 23


Panchayat & Rural Development Minister Rakibul Hussain informed the State Assembly that militant had killed 195 civilians and four police personnel in Assam during 2014.

Hussain informed the House that eight militant organizations are active in the state as on date -NDFB-IKS , ULFA-I, KPLT, KLO, HuM-Assam unit, MULTA, CPI-Maoist and JMB As many as 13 militant groups have declared Suspension of Operation which include NDFB-PTF, NDFB-RD, ULFA-PTF, AANLA etc. Among the eight active organizations, NDFB-IKS has about 250-270 cadres, followed by ULFA-I with 240 cadres and MULTA with 140 cadres. The remaining five outfits have cadre strength ranging from 70 to 20. As many as 6082 violent incidents have been perpetrated by these eight active outfits in the state since 1991 to present, of which ULFA has carried out highest 3632 incidents, followed by NDFB with 2231 incidents. As many as 2059 arms have been recovered from these eight outfits since 1991, of which 1376 belonged to ULFA and 561 to NDFB. No arms belonging to JMB have been recovered yet.

Hussain further informed that as many as 19, 939 leaders and cadres of these eight outfits have been arrested since 1991 till date, with the ULFA accounting for the highest number (14982) of arrests, followed by NDFB's 4059. No cadre or leader of HuM has been arrested yet.

April 5 Sonitpur

Police arrested the 'commander-in-chief' of AANLA, identified as Pipar Dang along with four other members of the outfit, from Dayalpur forest area near Assam -Nagaland boundary, in Golaghat District. The four other arrested AANLA militants were identified as Isaque Bag, Fabinos Surin, Sangphai Lothanaga and a woman cadre Lily Kikone. Police recovered one pistol and ammunition from the militants. Police informed that the operation was carried in specific information to rescue two persons, Mono Karmakar and Amit Dutta, who were abducted by AANLA militants on March 27. The abducted persons were rescued by the Police during the operation. Following the incident, Golaghat Police are planning to send a proposal to the state government to review the ceasefire agreement with the AANLA.

June 23


Police also arrested one AANLA militant, Giren Kurmi, from Charduar area in Sonitpur District near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Police recovered one grenade from him.

July 11


Assam has highlighted the increasing "ground rule violations" by cadres of at least nine militant groups in ceasefire to press the Centre for a "realistic political" solution to their issues and "holistic" socio-economic rehabilitation. Gogoi had named the NDFB-PTF, NDFB-RD, ULFA-PTF, the AANLA, APA, UKDA, KRA and KLNLF for truce violations.

July 16

Karbi Anglong

SFs arrested an AANLA militant, as Jacob Baruah (28), from Sukhanjan area under Bokajan subdivision in Karbi Anglong District.



Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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