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New insurgent outfit in Arunachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 15:43

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is poised
with a new challenge with the formation of a new insurgent
outfit, with the nomenclature of United People`s Democratic
Front (UPDF).

Official sources on Monday said that the outfit was formed
with the objective of creating an autonomous district
council (ADC) out of nine circles in Lohit and Changlang
districts of the state.

Commander-in-Chief Sumona Munglang, who had
escaped to Mumbai, returned to the state in early 2011 to form
the rebel group is reported to been associated with Dawood
Ibrahim during his stay in Mumbai, the sources said.

The outfit is estimated to have 50-70 cadre, many
of them armed with Chinese-made weapons, the sources said.

"We are on the lookout for Munglang, wanted for
several cases of crime including murder and bank fraud", Lohit
Deputy Commissioner said.

"The outfit was earlier known as Tai-Khampti
Liberation Front. Munglang was arrested for petty crimes in
2002 before he fled the state," Sharma added.


First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 15:43

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