Eight militant outfits in Asssam, 5 of them banned: Govt

There are eight militant outfits in Assam with five of them declared as banned organisations, Panchayat Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the Assembly on Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 09, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Guwahati: There are eight militant outfits in Assam with five of them declared as banned organisations, Panchayat Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the Assembly on Monday.

Replying on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who holds the Home portfolio to a question of Ali Hossain (AIUDF), Hussain said the banned organisations are ULFA-Independent, NDFB-Songbijit, Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), CPI-Maobadi and Harkat-ul-Muzahideen (HuM).

The eight underground outfits are ULFA-I, NDFB-S, KLO, CPI-Maobadi, HuM, Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT), Muslim United Liberation Army (MULTA) and Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen- Assam Module (JMB).

On their membership strength, Hussain said ULFA-I has 240 members, NDFB-S 250/270, KLO 70, CPI-Maobadi 30, HuM 40, KPLT 40, MULTA 140, and JMB 20.