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Two including KLO chief`s sister nabbed in Kokrajhar

Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 19:10

Kokrajhar: Two Kamtapur Liberation
Organisation (KLO) militants, including the sister of the
outfit`s `Commander-in-Chief` Jibon Singha, were nabbed on Sunday
during an operation in Assam`s Kokrajhar district, police
said.

Acting on a tip-off, the army and police launched a joint
operation in Mauriagaon village and nabbed Singha`s sister
Sumitra Das along with her two-and-a half year old child and
self styled Lieutenant Dhananjoy Barman.

Barman, who attempted to flee by opening fire, was
injured in the retaliatory firing and has been admitted to the
Bongaigaon Civil Hospital.

An Italian made 7.65 pistol with four live ammunitions,
two mobile sets, four Bangladeshi SIM cards and some
Bangladeshi currency were seized from their possession,
sources added.

Meanwhile, in another incident two Dima Halam Daoga
(Jewel) militants were nabbed from Lower Assam`s Chirang
district, police added.

A report from Cooch Behar district quoting police sources
said Dhananjay Barman alias Arjun alias Swapan is the
second-in-command` of the KLO.

Dhananjay, a resident of Chhat-Volka village of Cooch
Behar district, received training in Bhutan and was very close
to the KLO chief Jiban Singha, sources said.

In 2004, after Operation Flush Out in Bhutan, he escaped to
Bangladesh with Singha.

Dhananjay has been assigned the task to reorganise the
KLO. A few days ago he came to Assam in connection with that
mission. Sumitra too came with him with an intension to see
her mother at Kumarganj.

They were in a hideout in Chakrasila forest for the last
three days. On being informed by the West Bengal Police the
Army and the Assam Police raided the area last night.

IGP (North Bengal) Kundanlal Tamta told reporters that
police teams from Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts have
been sent to Assam, as many cases were pending against
Dhananjay. A team of IB officials too is going there.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 19:10
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