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Incidents and Statements All Adivasi National Liberation Army: 2006-2012


December 23: A suspected AANLA militant was arrested from Demow town of Sivasagar District.

September 28: SFs arrested six militants of AANLA from Bargara and Sonapur villages under Dalgaon Police Station in Udalguri District.

September 21: SFs arrested two militants belonging to AANLA along with a grenade at Ginatoa near Halem Tea Estate, under Gohpur Police Station in Sonitpur District.The arrested militants were identified as Anuj Ghatowar and Bikram Munda.

July 12: The 12-hour Assam strike which began at 5 am called by the Adivasi Ceasefire Co-ordination Organisation to put pressure on the Government to fulfill their various demands, including conferring ST status to the community, evoked mixed response in the Bodo belt and the lower Assam Districts. The strike came in the wake of the organisation's leaders canvassing in New Delhi to participate in the peace talks with the officials of the MHA to work out solutions to their demands.

June 30: SFs in two different operations arrested one AANLA and one MULTA militants in Udalguri and Darrang District.

June 8: AANLA expressed concern over the apathy of the Central and the State Governments towards solving the problems of the Adivasi community in the State, as reported on June 9, by The Sentinel. AANLA 'captain' Aloke Orang said, "We came overground with a hope that we will work for the development of our community. One of our main and long pending demands of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Adivasi community has not been given any attention by the governments."

June 2: SFs arrested an AANLA militant, Krishna Mali from village Kherni Basti near Dimakuchi in Udalguri District.

May 26: SFs arrested 'area commander' of a "breakaway" faction of the AANLA, Timus Minj alias Raju, from Tokoubari under Biswanath Police Station of Sonitpur District. The Police said that Timus was involved in a number of extortion cases in Borgang area.

February 27: Five Adivasi militant formations - ACMA, BCF, STF, APA and AANLA - have demanded an interlocutor for them [outfits] to start peace talks with the Government, reports The Times of India. The five outfits formed an umbrella organization called ACCO to fight for the political rights of the Adivasis of the State.

February 5: The Kyong (Lotha) Students' Union of Nagaland said the State is not the place for AANLA, an Assam based militant outfit, to take shelter.

February 1: State Government has decided to set up camps for Adivasi militant group, AANLA militants at Chungajan in Golaghat District. AANLA had surrendered its arms on January 24.

January 31: AANLA 'Publicity Secretary' Etwa Urang admitted the presence of around 60 AANLA militants residing in the camp at Ralan area along the disputed Assam-Nagaland border.

The Assam Adivasi Peace Movement, (an organization that has been approved by AANLA) said that the community (Adivasi) had lost out on the ST status and related-benefits for having been branded as either tea tribes or ex-tea tribes.

January 24: Nagaland Government cautioned the MHA, Government of India and expressed apprehension that the setting up of a designated camp of AANLA militants along the Assam-Nagaland might affect peace in the disputed border area.

676 militants belonging to seven militant formations surrendered along with 202 small and big arms at a function held at the indoor stadium inside the Sarusajai Sports Complex, in the presence of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The militant outfits that surrendered were APA, AANLA, STF, UKDA, KRA, KLA and HPC-D.

January 17: ADGP-SB Khagen Sarma informed the media persons that the AANLA, ACF, BCF, STF, APA, KLA, UKDA, KRA and the HPC are going to lay down their arms on January 24. Assam Times put the figure of the militants who will surrender on January 24 at over one hundred and fifty. Assam Adivasi Peace Movement representatives (a body approved by AANLA to negotiate) in a meeting with Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and ADGP Khagen Sarma conveyed the willingness of AANLA to lay down arms on January 24.

Assam Adivasi Peace Movement further put forward the demand of AANLA which are- removal of inter-State area restriction Act, to recognize Adivasis as Scheduled Tribes, to form a satellite Adivasi Autonomous Council in Assam, to allot land and pattas to the landless Adivasis, to reserve constituencies where Adivasi voters are a majority, to increase the daily wage of tea garden labourers to INR 200 per day, to absorb disarmed AANLA cadres in government jobs and to create an Adivasi Police Battalion. Assam Adivasi Peace Movement added that about 100 cadres of AANLA under 'deputy commander in chief' Peter Dung were putting up in a camp at the D-sector along the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat District while other cadres were outside the State.

January 12: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that nine insurgent groups on ceasefire agreements with the Government would surrender before the Republic Day (January 26). These groups consist of ACMA, BCF, AANLA, KLA, KRA, UKDA, HPC, STF and ACF.


November 24: Three AANLA militants, identified as 'private' Durga Munda, 'private' Jeet Munda and 'private' Rabin Singh Bhuiyan, surrendered in Tinsukia District.

October 23: SFs arrested Ajitu Khaka, 'finance secretary' of AANLA and NDFB militant, Debison Basumatary alias Hanghw, from two separate locations of Udalguri District. Khaka was arrested from the Bhutan border in the District. The militant revealed that most of their cadres move under cover along the Bhutan border and do not stay at one place for a long time. Debison was arrested from Ambagaon and is believed to have been involved in many cases of extortion.

October 9: SFs have arrested a top AANLA militant identified as Gango Barla, in Udalguri District. SFs recovered a .9 mm pistol with a magazine loaded with ammunition.

September 9: A delegation of the ANC along with five Adivasi ceasefire militant groups namely BCF, ACF, STF, APA and AANLA sat for a tripartite dialogue with Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary (North-East) in the MHA. ANC discussed the issue of allotting ST status to the Adivasi community with Shambhu Singh. The meeting was held in the presence of officials of the Assam state Home Department and the Department of Welfare of Plains Tribes and Backward Classes (WRT&BC).

September 2: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the AANLA, has declared a unilateral ceasefire with effect from September 1.

July 22: The Chief Minister said his Government was also pursuing peace talks with the BW. Gogoi also said the Government would soon start the peace process with the APA, which declared a unilateral ceasefire recently. "We have also got feelers from the All Adivasi National Liberation Army and we hope to start the peace process with them too".

July 21: SFs arrested two AANLA militants, Thiofeel Kurmi and Mariush Tigga, from Daflagarh in Sonitpur District. Two .9mm pistols and live ammunition were recovered from them.

July 9: SFs on July 9 arrested a suspected AANLA militant, Krishna Gowala along with one .9mm pistol and two detonators from Bhagalpur in Sonitpur District.

January 29: SFs arrested an AANLA cadre, identified as Sanjay Kheria, in the Borrengajuli area of Udalguri District. A pistol, live ammunition, mobile phone and extortion letters were also recovered from his possession.


December 18: In a joint operation, the Security Force personnel comprising of Assam Police and troops of 15 Dogra Regiment based in Gossaigaon of Kokrajhar District, arrested two militants belonging to the ALNA. A factory-made 9-mm revolver along with three live rounds of bullets has been recovered from the militants.

December 16: In a joint operation, Security Forces comprising of Assam Police and troops of 15 Dogra Regiment based in Gossaigaon of Kokrajhar District arrested four militants of the ANLA from Kandanapara under Gossaigaon Police Station of Kokrajhar District. As per Police sources, the arrested militants have been engaged in abduction, extortion and possession of weapons illegally. Police also recovered one 7.62 mm factory-made rifle, one .22 mm factory-made rifle along with two live rounds of bullets of 9 mm pistol.

October 11: Two AANLA militants, surrendered before the Army at the Laipuli of Tinsukia District.

September 21: BSF troops of the Assam and Meghalaya frontier killed four militants of ULFA and Military Council of the KLNLF, arrested 17 militants belonging to the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), KLNLF, People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Military Council faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), United National Liberation Front (UNLF), MULTA and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) among others. They also got nine militants of ULFA, NDFB and All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) to surrender along with arms and ammunition.

September 10: Suspected AANLA cadre, Olen Purty, was arrested by the SFs from Upper Langtha in Golaghat District.

September 4: At least 109 militants of different outfits surrendered in Arunachal Pradesh in the past eight years along with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, Home Minister Tako Dabi informed the State Legislative Assembly. Most of the militants surrendered in Tirap and Changlang Districts before the Army and Para Military Forces since 2003, he said. Altogether 76 militants of both the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland–Khaplang (NSCN-K) along with 14 United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres and 19 of AANLA surrendered during the period, Dabi said.

August 24: The Army detained two suspected cadres of AALNA, identified as Pawan Kumar Gor and Motichand Chauhan, from Longsekjan under Bakaliaghat Police Station of Karbi Anglong District. Two detonators, two foot long of safety pines and 1.25 grams of explosive materials were recovered from their possession. Motichand, however, denied having involvement with the AANLA militant outfit.

August 2: At least 37 militants surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Khonsa in Tirap District. They included 23 NSCN-K and seven each from the NSCN-IM and AANLA. They also laid down 21 pistols, one M-16 assault rifle, one .22 Chinese rifle, one 9-mm carbine, one revolver, seven grenades and five SBBL guns. With August 2's surrender, so far 102 Northeast based militants surrendered at Khonsa in the last two years.

July 30: The Tea Association of India (TAI) has sent a distress message to the Assam Government seeking security in the wake of extortion notices being served by anti-talks faction of the NDFB and AANLA to several of its member gardens in Sonitpur and Darrang Districts recently. Sources in TAI, which has around 90 member gardens in Assam, said that the matter had been taken up at the highest level. The sources said the NDFB had recently served extortion notices to a few executives of Chikonmati and Panbari tea estates. A couple of days ago, militants armed with pistols and revolvers had abducted a senior staff member of Panbari, head clerk Kamal Das. He was released the next morning on payment of ransom, the sources added.

July 12: Assam Environment and Forest Minister Rokybul Hussain informed the State Legislative Assembly that militants killed 1,549 civilians and 205 SFs between 2001 and June 2010. In the armed encounters between the SFs and the militants of ULFA, NDFB, KLNLF etc, 1,703 militants were killed during this period. 144 innocent persons were killed when SFs opened fire to bring law and order situation under control during the period.

The Minister said that in the incidents of encounter between the SFs and the militants, 26 civilians were killed during the period. During this period, 2,043 ULFA cadres, 899 NDFB cadres and 102 KLNLF cadres surrendered before the Government and 10,242 members of various militant outfits were arrested. He also told the House that so far six ULFA leaders and 53 cadres of the outfit are in jail and between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 two of its leaders and 164 cadres were released on bail. The Government is interested in holding talks with ULFA, he said.

Further, he said the House that six militant outfits are active in the State at present. These organisations include-ULFA, NDFB, AANLA, Hmar People's Convention- Democracy (HPC-D), Muslim United Liberation Tiger of Assam (MULTA) and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM). According to him seven new outfits are active - Liberation Democratic Council of Mising Land (LDCM), United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLF), United Tribal Revolutionary Army (UTRA), Dimasa National Liberation Front (DNLF), Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA), Hills Tiger Force (HTF) and Santhal Tiger Force (STF) have come to light, said the Minister.

March 29: Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain in the State Legislative Assembly said that among the active militant groups, the ULFA has a strength of 875 cadres, while the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has 225 cadres, AANLA has 30 cadres, Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) has 40 cadres, Hmar People's Convention-Democracy (HPC-D) has 50 cadres, MULTA has 110 cadres and Assam unit of the Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin has 45 cadres. The Minister further said that the Unified Command structure is active in the State for launching coordinated operations against militants. The Minister informed the House that in the last two years, 535 persons, including 494 civilians and 41 SFs, were killed by militants, while, during the same period, 333 militants were killed by SFs in counter-insurgency operations. He added that two outfits, Bircha Commando Force (BCF) and Adivasi Cobra Force (ACF), are in suspension of operation with the State Government and two others- BW and KLNLF laid down arms to join the mainstream.

February 10: One Steten Kustut, suspected to be an AANLA militant, was arrested by troops of BSF in Golaghat District. One locally made 12 bore rifle, 7 rounds, 04 live ammunition of .22 gun and INR 39000 were recovered from his possession.

January 10: Two suspected AANLA cadres were killed in an encounter with the Police in between Merabil and Shillongkhuti villages under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri District.


November 26: The AANLA ‘commander’ Francis Tirky alias Aakash was shot dead by the SFs at Kabaram Ingti Gaon (village) under Bokajan Police Station in Karbi Anglong District in the night. The sources said that the militant was hiding at Kabaram Ingti Gaon when SFs raided the place. The militant had joined the AANLA in 2003 and underwent training in Singhsan Pahar in the same District. He had surrendered to the Army in 2008 but soon thereafter absconded and recommenced extortion and illegal activities. He was one of the most wanted militant in the area of Bokajan and was deeply involved in sabotage and coercion activities. One 7.65-mm pistol along with four live rounds and four fired cases were recovered from the encounter site.

November 13: The SFs arrested two AANLA militants from the Singgaon area of Udalguri District.

November 11: 19 militants belonging to the NDFB, KLNLF, AANLA and ULFA surrendered before the Dah Division's headquarter at Dinjan in Dibrugarh District. Speaking on the occasion, Major General B.S. Sachar, the GOC of Dah Division, attributed the large-scale surrender to the peace initiatives of the Government and support from the local people.

October 29: Sources said that an unnamed faction of the NSCN has been giving armed training to the AANLA in different camps of Dhansiri sub-division of Golaghat District along the Assam-Nagaland border.

September 29: A cadre of the AANLA outfit, identified as Bharat Bhumij, was arrested by troops from the area of Tara tea garden near Doomdooma in Tinsukia District.

September 29: A cadre of the AANLA outfit, identified as Bharat Bhumij, was arrested by troops from the Tara tea garden near Doomdooma in Tinsukia District.

September 18: The BSF personnel arrested an AANLA militant, identified as Arjun Gorh alias Sanjay Gorh (27), from Naharbari village under Golaghat Police Station in Golaghat District. According to BSF sources, Arjun Gorh is the son of the late Shree Dukanur Gorh of No. 2 Panjan village under Sarupathar Police Station in Golaghat District. Preliminary investigation said the militant had gone to Quwani Mor area to extort money from a shopkeeper, Gopal Narotia, when he was arrested. A demand note of the AANLA of INR 300000 was recovered from the shopkeeper Gopal Narotia.

September 14: The BSF personnel arrested three AANLA cadres in the Gelabeel area under Borpathar Police Station of Golaghat District. The arrested cadres were identified as Issak Bag (29), Anil Hau (25) and Diganta Munda (24). Two hand-made pistols, some ammunition and three extortion notes were recovered from their possession.

August 7: 28 militants of various outfits surrendered before the Assam Rifles at Lekhapani in Tinsukia District. The surrendered militants included eight ULFA cadres, eight AANLA cadres, three NSCN-IM cadres, seven NSCN-K cadres and three NSCN-U cadres.

July 25: Three AANLA militants were arrested from Ramnagar in the Karbi Anglong District in the night. A rifle and two pistols were recovered from their possession.

May 14: Police arrested one Richard Tirkey, an AANLA militant, from Bokajan of Karbi Anglong District.

April 21: Six militants were arrested by SFs from different parts of Sonitpur District. Two KLNLF militants, identified as Sersing Terang and Jonaram Terang, were arrested from Biswanath Chariali in the Pathorijan Karbi block by a team of the Police and Assam Rifles. One bomb, a revolver, five detonators and 80 rounds of ammunition were seized from their possession. Elsewhere in the same District, a joint team of Police and Assam Rifles team also arrested three militants of the AANLA and seized a revolver from them. Another unidentified militant was arrested and live cartridges were recovered from his possession.

March 31: 53 militants, including 44 from the ULFA, surrendered before the Army at Dinjan Army station in the Tinsukia District. Besides the 44 ULFA militants, including four women cadres, there were three NSCN militants and six members of the AANLA. The militants deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 44 pistols, five guns, one machine gun and huge quantities of assorted ammunition.

March 10: SFs arrested one AANLA militant, identified as Golap Gour, from Bokoliaghat Shyampathar in the Karbi Anglong District.

February 12: The Assam Rifles personnel arrested two AANLA cadres, identified as Sanju Gowla and Samal Topno, from a hotel at Thelamara in the Sonitpur District. One Myanmar made 0.32- mm revolver was recovered from their possession.

February 1: 20 AANLA militants, under the leadership of ‘chief commander’, ‘Lieutenant’ Biren Gaur alias Sanjay Lakra, surrendered before the 181 Brigade of the Army at Bokajan in the Karbi Anglong District. They laid down five IEDs, nine 9-mm pistols, 16 detonators, four grenades, 53 rounds of 9-mm pistol ammunition and other explosives. Among those who surrendered were Udalguri District ‘commander’ Bharat Rajuar and his Sibsagar District counterpart Francis Tirkey.

January 27: SFs arrested an NDFB cadre, Promode Boro, and an AANLA cadre, Bikash Purthy, from different places in Udalguri District.

January 12: The Assam Government in a statement in the Legislative Assembly said eight militant groups, including the ULFA, KLNLF, Black Widow, AANLA, KRA, HuM, MULTA and HPC-D, are active in the State. Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said both the ULFA and NDFB are carrying out subversive activities in Assam under the influence of foreign powers and top leaders of the outfit are staying abroad. He further said that in 2008, 124 militants belonging to various outfits were killed and over 1300 were arrested. The Security Forces also recovered 203 bombs and 202 grenades from the militants.

January 5: The Assam Home Department said the State Government had pointed out to Union Government that several outfits, including ULFA, AANLA and Black Widow, were taking refuge in the camps of NSCN-IM and NSCN-K in the neighbouring State of Nagaland. While some senior ULFA cadres were carrying out their activities from NSCN-K camps, militants belonging to the other two outfits were being hosted by the NSCN-IM in its camps. "However, given that the government is in a ceasefire with the two Naga outfits, it is Delhi's responsibility to ensure that their camps are not misused," a source said.


December 26: Police arrested one more AANLA militant, identified as Sanjay Bhengra, from Baghjan area in the Karbi Anglong District, in connection with the bomb blast on railway tracks at Matipul of the same District on December 24.

December 25: Police arrested four AANLA militants in connection with the bomb blast on railway tracks at Matipul in the Karbi Anglong district.

December 24: A low-intensity bomb exploded on the rail tracks near Bokajan of Karbi Anglong District, five minutes after the Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express train crossed the near by Khatkhati station. The rail track was partially damaged in the explosion. The bomb is suspected to have been planted by the AANLA, purportedly to avenge the recent arrest of its ‘commander-in-chief’ Nirmal Tirkey in Jharkhand.

December 21: Three AANLA militants were killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army on the banks of the Bharla River under Panery Police Station in the Udalguri District. Two USA-made 9MM pistols, one Bulgarian-made .9 MM pistol and one Australian-made hand grenade were recovered from the slain militants.

December 17: Five of the 11 criminals arrested by Gumla Police in the State of Jharkhand nearly a month ago in connection with the abduction of Sitaram Narsaria, a local trader, were identified as cadres of the AANLA, an outfit operating in Assam. Assam Police personnel met the Gumla District (Jharkhand) Superintendent of Police, Baljit Singh, and showed him photographs of the AANLA members wanted in more than 100 cases of murder and abduction in Assam. According to Police spokesman, S.N. Pradhan, Magra Oroan alias Nirmal Tirkey alias David, the AANLA commander-in-chief and a resident of Devidpur village in the Golaghat District of Assam, was the mastermind of the outfit. He is the brain behind the explosion on Rajdhani Express train on December 13, 2007 at Chungajan under Sarupathar Police station of Assam in which five passengers were killed. Pradhan said the four others were John Kujur alias Deepak Kumar of Golaghat, Munna Nayak, a resident of Sonitpur, Rauni Lakra of Sivasagar and Arjun Oroan alias Motu, a resident of Nalbari.

December 7: The 'commander-in-chief' of AANLA, identified as Nirmal alias David Tirki, was arrested by Police from Jharkhand.

October 13: Three militants, one each from NDFB, AANLA and ULFA, surrendered before Brigadier VSBS Cherukupalli, Commander of 25 Sector Assam Rifles of Dah Division, at Lekhapani in Tinsukia district. The surrendered militants were identified as Ajay Basumatary of NDFB, Ghanshyam Guala of AANLA and Hemakant Deka of ULFA's '27 Battalion'.

October 3: Security forces of the 11th Maratha Regiment arrested two AANLA militants at Narambeel under Gossaigaon subdivision in Dhubri district and recovered two 303 rifles and two magazines from their possession. Later they are identified as Egnos Popo and Samrel Kuzur.

August 28: 39 militants, including 31 cadres of the '709 and 27 battalions' of the ULFA, surrender before the Army at the headquarters of the 21 Mountain Division at Rangia , about 45 kilometres from Guwahati. The others included five KLNLF cadres and cadres from the AANLA. The surrendered militants deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including pistols, revolvers, grenades, detonators and gelatine sticks. During the time of their surrender, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (central-western range) G.P. Singh said the police have established contact with the leaders of the '709 and 27 battalions', who are expected to declare a cease-fire soon. Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding the 21 Mountain Division, Major General Chander Prakash, stated that widespread disillusionment in ranks of the ULFA had led to several rounds of recent surrender by the ULFA cadres.

July 8: Three AANLA militants, including a woman, are arrested by Bokajan police from Baghjan. They are identified as Arti Kujur, Madan Karmakar and Jamal Ali. Arti is involved in the Rajdhani Express bomb blast in early 2008.

June 8: Army arrested two AANLA militants, identified as Ranjan Murmu and Janu Soren, with a cache of arms and ammunition from Gurufella under Kachugaon Police Station in the Kokrajhar district.

April 22 : Eight militants belonging to the KLNLF and AANLA give up arms in a surrender ceremony held at the Circuit House in Diphu in the Karbi Anglong district.

April 2: The report of the judicial inquiry headed by Justice (retd) R. K. Manisana Singh which is tabled in the Assam Legislative Assembly states that the AANLA incited a section of the protestors to assault residents and damage vehicles, roadside shops and houses in Beltola in Guwahati on November 24. The Manisana Singh report confirms that some of the protestors came with weapons at the behest of the AANLA leadership. Witnesses were quoted as saying that an AANLA leader, Bikash Munda, gave INR 20,000 to a senior functionary of the All Adivasi Students' Association of Assam to organise the rally for Scheduled Tribe status. "There was, prima facie, a case of conspiracy among some of the Adivasis at the instigation of the ANLA," Manisana Singh says in his report. The judicial inquiry reveals that administrative ineptness was also responsible for the November 24 Adivasi protest march turning into the worst instance of street rioting in Assam.

March 18: An expert in guerrilla warfare from Jharkhand, Ahin Beltapu, was arrested along with five AANLA cadres, including a woman, from a hideout in Chekta Basti near Chokihola inside the jungles of Karbi Anglong district. Other AANLA militants arrested along with Beltapu were identified as Rajesh Singh alias Ranjit Karket, Dilip Toppo, Sunil Modi, Mirmashi Toppo and Jayanti Karkate, are from different parts of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts.

March 3: Army personnel arrested one AANLA militant, Puneswar Kurmi, from Belengbari under Mathurapur police station in the Sibsagar district. Seven live bullets of AK-47 were recovered from his possession.

February 8: Assam Tribune reported that the Army arrested one AANLA cadre, Babulal Panna, on an unspecified date from Daluabari village under Kokrajhar police station in the Kokrajhar district. They also recovered one US made pistol from his possession and seven rounds of live ammunition from him.

January 30: Security forces arrested a militant belonging to the AANLA, Sabilal Sahu, at Molesbasti under the Bakalia Police station in the Karbi Anglong district, according to Assam Tribune. A 9 mm pistol was also recovered from his possession.

January 10: Rupen Lakra, the AANLA leader, who was arrested by the police on January 8-night, reportedly admitted that the cache of arms and ammunition that was dug up from a paddy field after his arrest came from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). Lakra told interrogators that the ANLA ‘commander-in-chief’ David Tirkey struck the arms deal a few months ago when he was in Dimapur in the guise of a pastor.

January 8: Police arrested a top leader of the AANLA, identified as Rupen Lakra, at Baghjan in the Bokajan town of Karbi Anglong district and recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives.


December 27: Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, stated that the AANLA is being supported by the NSCN-IM.

December 25: Five AANLA militants, Akash Tirkey alias Danial Ekka, self-styled area commander, Dhoni Oraon, Chandan Bhumij, Thomas Kerketta, and Samanan Tati alias Raju Tati, are arrested. They confessed that the NSCN-IM and KRA are providing training and arms and ammunition to them.

December 21: Two AANLA militants, identified as Putul Munda and Arjun Karmakar, are killed during a fratricidal killing in the Karbi Anglong district. Their bodies were recovered from Bokajan-Hidipi road. They were killed "as punishment" by the AANLA for failing to deposit with the outfit the extortion money they had extracted.

December 13: Five people were killed and four others injured in a bomb blast carried out by suspected AANLA militants in a Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express train in Assam's Golaghat district. The explosion, which occurred between Naujan and Sugajan, destroyed the luggage van of the train and a small portion of the railway track as well.

December 9: Police arrested seven cadres of the AANLA from different parts of the Guwahati city.

December 7: Suspected AANLA militants shot at and wounded Hem Chetri, the driver of an Arunachal Pradesh-bound oil tanker, while targeting his vehicle at Rangapara railway level-crossing under Rangapara police station in the Sonitpur district.

December 4: The locomotive and two sleeper coaches of the Kamrup Express were partially damaged in a bomb blast on the tracks between Bokajan and Khatkhati stations in the Karbi Anglong district by the AANLA.

November 2: An assistant manager of the Orang tea estate in the Udalguri district is abducted by a joint team of the suspected militants of the ULFA and AANLA.

September 14: Two AANLA militants were killed by police in an encounter at Males basti under Howraghat police station in the Karbi Anglong district where they had come to extort money from a businessman. One 9mm pistol and six rounds live ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

August 22: An AANLA cadre, identified as Soha Baski, was arrested from the Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar district. One revolver, three Chinese grenades, four detonators and two IED circuits were recovered from his possession.

August 9: An abducted tea executive was set free by suspected AANLA militants. Anniruddha Tanti, the abducted tea executive, from Hirajuli Tea Estate under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur district was found near a roadside eatery at Udalguri town in the neighbouring Udalguri district of northern Assam.

August 7: One woman was shot dead by AANLA militants at Jafarajan Chariali under Bokajan police station in the Karbi Anglong district.

July 23: One unidentified AANLA cadre was killed in an encounter with the police near Neparpatty Ghat under Sarupathar police station in the Golaghat district. One AK Rifle along with one magazine, eight rounds of live ammunition was recovered from him.

July 9: Police arrested four suspected AANLA cadres, Ajit Toppo alias Boga, Asao Bardhia, Linus Milj and Ganesh Rama, along with one Italian made 9-mm pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition from Bimalapur under Borhat police station in the Sivasagar district.

July 3: Six AANLA militants, including a woman, were arrested from Silanijan in the Golaghat district. They were reportedly on their way from Jaborijan, under Bokajan police station in neighbouring Karbi Anglong district, to Golaghat town for the treatment of two cadres who were suffering from malaria.

March 4: Two AANLA cadres were killed in an encounter with the police at Nalanipathar under Sarupathar police station in the Golaghat district while two others were arrested. Two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the arrested militants.


October 5: Police at Dimapur in Nagaland neutralised two militant hideouts and arrested one AANLA militant and four KRA cadres from different areas.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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