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Incidents and Statements involving KLO: 2016



Nature of incident

January 12


SFs arrested a KLO linkman, identified as Atul Barman alias Dabla from an undisclosed place in Assam.

January 26


PRO of the AR, Kohima alleged that through "various intelligence inputs" NSCN-K, ULFA-I and KLO are "carrying out opium cultivation and trade in Kachin Province of Myanmar". An AR press release alleged that NSCN-K cadres are "into cultivation and transportation of opium, but the same has been consistently denied by Khaplang." Based on a recent picture "uploaded" on social media by a senior leader of NSCN-K group and Finance in-charge of Nagaland "with poppy cultivation in the background," the PRO said that this "substantiates the claim made by various intelligence agencies that NSCN (K) is thriving on drug trafficking and opium trade."

March 4

Siljan Kakrikola area / Kokrajhar District

The 'deputy commander-in-chief' of the KLO identified as Dibankar Barman alias Anupal alias Jabarjung alias Raghav, was killed by SFs at Siljan Kakrikola area in Kokrajhar District. BTAD Inspector-General of Police L.R. Bishnoi said that depending on inputs about the presence of some KLO rebels in the area, a joint operation was carried out by the Army and Assam Police where the rebel leader received serious bullet injuries in the gun battle. Later, he succumbed to his injuries. Two other militants managed to escape, Bishnoi said. A 7.65mm pistol, two fired cases of 7.65mm pistol, three live rounds of 7.65mm, eight fired cases of 7.62mm pistol and a grenade were recovered from the slain militant, who was wanted in many cases of abduction and extortion.

March 13 Baksa District

A linkman of KLO was arrested from Simlubari village under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa District. Acting on intelligence input, a team of Police led by Tamulpur SDPO Ashif Ahmed launched an operation in Simlubari village and arrested one Indrajit Barman (24). Police sources said that a group of KLO militants along with a top leader of the outfit were taking shelter in the house of Barman in Tamulpur area.

March 25 Kokrajhar & Morigaon District

Indian Army and Kokrajhar Police arrested three KLO cadres who were on their way to attend a training camp at Myanmar. Ranjay Barman was arrested from Maktaigaon in Kokrajhar District, while Hitesh Roy and Shibu Prasad Choudhury were held at Maurigaon in Morigaon District. Two rifles, one pistol and few rounds of ammunition were recovered from the arrested cadres.

April 12

Nayekgaon area / Kokrajhar District

A KLO cadre, Ajay Barman alias Takla (20), of Baksa's Darnagpur was arrested from Nayekgaon area in Kokrajhar District. A pistol and a bullet were recovered from him.

May 16

Bajugaon area / Kokrajhar District

In a joint operation, Police, Army and COBRA arrested a cadre of KLO, identified as Vikram Barman (22) from Bajugaon area under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District. He was involved in a number of money extortion cases and provided logistic support to the militant outfit. A country-made rifle and live bullet were recovered from his possession.

May 26 Maktaigaon / Kokrajhar District

SFs arrested a cadre of KLO, identified as Madhusudan Barman alias Hakau (22) from Maktaigaon in Kokrajhar District. A rifle and a live round were recovered from him. Sources said the arrested militant was involved in numerous cases of extortion, money collection, providing administrative support to the banned organization and other subversive activities.

June 1

Kokrajhar District

Four militants belonging to KLO, identified as Mridul Ray (25), Dhananjay Ray (27), Kanak Ray (22) and Konujeet Ray (19) were arrested by a joint team of the Army and Police from various places in Kokrajhar District.

August 30 Choutara / Kokrajhar District.

The Kokrajhar Police arrested a KLO cadre, identified as Snajit Chandra Barman from Choutara under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

October 14 NS

A reported plan drawn up by the ULFA-I led by Paresh Barua and other rebel groups, which are part of the ULFWSA, to carry out strikes in the North East has set alarm bells ringing in security circles across the region, Information about the plan has reportedly been gathered by intelligence agencies in eastern Arunachal Pradesh, where two major rebel groups - the ULFA-I and NSCN-K - have been very active for several years now. According to the agencies, outfits under the front have been assigned specific tasks. These tasks range from targeting SFs, carrying out subversive activities and abducting Hindi-speaking businessmen, said sources.

The intelligence report, which is learnt to have come from a Central agency, has said that while NSCN-K and ULFA-I would target SFs in eastern Arunachal Pradesh where India, China and Myanmar meet, PLA, ULFA-I and NSCN-K would carry out similar strikes on SFs close to the India-Myanmar boundary in Manipur. Likewise, ULFA-I, I.K. NDFB-IKS, GNLA and KLO have been assigned the task of targeting SFs close to the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, while ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS would carry out similar strikes close to the India-Bhutan border in western Assam. Assam Police confirmed having received similar inputs.

November 2

Debargaon / Kokrajhar District

Two militants of KLO were arrested in a joint operation by the Army and the Police in Debargaon in Kokrajhar District. One rifle, one pistol, two hand grenades and live rounds of ammunition were recovered from them.

December 26


The KLO observed its 'martyrs day' at 'United Base Camp' at an undisclosed location. Apart from Jiban Singh Koch( Singha Koch), the self styled 'chairman' of KLO, permanent founder members of the UNLFW, 'commander-in-chief (c-in-c) 'general' Kumchok and deputy 'c-in-c' 'lieutenant general' Niki Sumi of NSCN-K, JK Lijang 'president' PDCK, 'president' B Saoraigwra and 'general secretary' BR Ferengga of NDFB-IKS, Suchin Borok, 'organizing secretary' of NLFT, 'captain' Litpa Meitei of KYKL, 'captain' Mani Meitei of KCP were present in the meeting according to the report.



Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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