A hardcore cadre of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), who was also wanted by the National Investigating Agency (NIA), was gunned down on Saturday during an encounter with the security forces in Assam's Chirang district.
A plan by insurgent outfit NSCN-K to blow up a major bridge in Assam`s Silchar town connecting the Barak Valley to the state`s neighbouring Dima Hasao district and Manipur was busted on Tuesday, police said. Four people have been arrested in this connection.
The National Human Rights Commission said on Friday it has issued notices to Defence Ministry and Assam Police over alleged sexual assault on three women, including a teenager, by Army personnel in the state.
The Assam Police has declined to share information sought under the RTI Act on witch hunting in the state, citing an exemption provision for its CID wing, though the state government tabled the same data in the Assembly 10 days after.
A NDFB-Songbijit militant was killed in an encounter with the security forces who busted a camp with explosives of the insurgent outfit in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, while another one was apprehended in two different incidents on Friday.
Inspector General of Police (BTAD), Dr LR Bishnoi, has been heading various posts like DIG and IGP (Eastern range) in Assam Police since 1992. Bodo Territorial Area District comprises four areas of lower Assam- Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalgiri and Chirang.
Assam Police on Thursday prevented Praveen Togadia from delivering speeches in two places in the state, even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said his government has not imposed any ban on the VHP leader.