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Incidents and Statements involving Black Widow: 2013



Nature of incident

March 25


Criminal cases registered against members of the DHD-N and DHD-J/ BW outfits for non-heinous crime may be withdrawn by the State Government as per procedure established by law. Further, criminal cases registered against members of the two DHD groups for heinous crimes will be reviewed case by case in consonance with the existing policy on the subject, and wherever feasible, steps for withdrawal of such cases will be initiated by the State Government. This was stated in a written reply by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the State Home Minister to a question by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the Assembly.

March 25 Dispur in Kamrup (Metro) District of Assam

Six insurgent groups are currently active in Assam while 12 others in talks with the Central and State Government, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rockybul Hussain said. Six groups - ULFA-ATF, NDFB-ATF/ NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, MULTA and HuM-are active in the State; Hussain said replying to a question in the House.

Hussain said outfits in talks were NDFB's Progressive faction, ULFA-PTF, KLNLF, ACMA, BCF, KRA, UKDA, KLA, HPC-D, APA, AANLA and STF.

The NDFB-RD and the NSLA have declared unilateral ceasefire, Hussain said while replying on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio, said.

Two groups -BTF and ULFBV have already surrendered. Settlement has been reached by the central and state governments with the UPDS and the two factions of the DHD.

"However, details regarding the progress of talks with various outfits cannot be disclosed now," Hussain said. On cases faced by leaders and cadres of outfits in talks, he said, "We will not lift the cases faced by them. The cases will be dealt by the courts and judiciary. A monthly assistance of INR 3,000 is provided to each cadre belonging to groups engaged in peace talks.




Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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