Assam Adivasi killings: NIA gets custody of NDFB(S) commandant

A special NIA court on Tuesday gave seven-day custody of self-styled commandant of NDFB(S) Bikunas Narzary to the investigation agency for interrogation related to the operations of the militant group.

PTI| Updated: Jan 20, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

New Delhi: A special NIA court on Tuesday gave seven-day custody of self-styled commandant of NDFB(S) Bikunas Narzary to the investigation agency for interrogation related to the operations of the militant group.

NIA had arrested 18 NDFB(S) terrorists, including a Narzary, from different places across Assam and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered.

The agency today produced Narzary before the Special NIA court which gave the agency his seven-day custody for questioning.

A joint operation comprising army, Assam Police and NIA, had also led to the arresw of one terrorist each from Baksa district and Guwahati city.

Based on specific intelligence, a joint operation was launched along the forest area of Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Udalguri.

The team also recovered one AK-56 Rifle with magazine, one 9 mm pistol (foreign made) with holster, 25 7.62 mm live rounds, 549 mm live rounds and one hand grenade.

In another major blow to the militant outfit, 11 of its cadres were apprehended in a joint operation from Panbari forest area of Chirang district.

At least 81 persons, including Adivasis, Bodos and Bengalis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists, retaliatory violence and police firing across many districts in Assam last month.