Two including KLO chief`s sister nabbed in Kokrajhar
Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 19:10
Kokrajhar: Two Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants, including the sister of the outfit's 'Commander-in-Chief' Jibon Singha, were nabbed on Sunday during an operation in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the army and police launched a joint operation in Mauriagaon village and nabbed Singha's sister Sumitra Das along with her two-and-a half year old child and self styled Lieutenant Dhananjoy Barman.

Barman, who attempted to flee by opening fire, was injured in the retaliatory firing and has been admitted to the Bongaigaon Civil Hospital.

An Italian made 7.65 pistol with four live ammunitions, two mobile sets, four Bangladeshi SIM cards and some Bangladeshi currency were seized from their possession, sources added.

Meanwhile, in another incident two Dima Halam Daoga (Jewel) militants were nabbed from Lower Assam's Chirang district, police added.

A report from Cooch Behar district quoting police sources said Dhananjay Barman alias Arjun alias Swapan is the second-in-command' of the KLO.

Dhananjay, a resident of Chhat-Volka village of Cooch Behar district, received training in Bhutan and was very close to the KLO chief Jiban Singha, sources said.

In 2004, after Operation Flush Out in Bhutan, he escaped to Bangladesh with Singha.

Dhananjay has been assigned the task to reorganise the KLO. A few days ago he came to Assam in connection with that mission. Sumitra too came with him with an intension to see her mother at Kumarganj.

They were in a hideout in Chakrasila forest for the last three days. On being informed by the West Bengal Police the Army and the Assam Police raided the area last night.

IGP (North Bengal) Kundanlal Tamta told reporters that police teams from Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts have been sent to Assam, as many cases were pending against Dhananjay. A team of IB officials too is going there.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 19:10

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