New insurgent outfit in Arunachal Pradesh
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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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