Another Bodo militant wanted by Assam police held in Bengaluru
Another NDFB(S) militant, wanted in connection with the violence in Assam in December last year, was arrested here on Monday, police said.
Bengaluru: Another NDFB(S) militant, wanted in connection with the violence in Assam in December last year, was arrested here on Monday, police said.
27-year old Sanju Bordoloi, the organising secretary of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit), was arrested from his hideout in the Electronic City based on specific inputs.
He is the second NDFB(S) militant to be arrested here since last week after the detention of Birkhang Basumatary, also allegedly involved in the Assam violence, on January 23.
"City Crime Branch arrested Sanju Bordoloi, son of Dim Wser Bordoloi, of Kamrup District in Assam, from Electronic City Police Station limits based on specific inputs," Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Goel said in a statement here.
Bordoloi was hiding here after participating in the recent massacre, he said, adding that the militant admitted that he was the organising secretary of NDFB(S) and trained in Bangladesh in AK-series of weapons.
The miltants had launched an attack on adivasis in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts on December 23 following which there was retaliatory violence and police firing resulting in the killing of 81 people.
Goel also said the police are coordinating with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Assam Police to hand him over to them.
"The militant is presently kept at the Electronics City police station," he added.
Basumatary alias Bhutur, a native of Chirang in Assam, had already been handed over to Assam police.