Two Bodo militants arrested in Assam

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Two Bodo militants, one of whom was involved in the killing of Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam’s Baksa district last year, have been arrested in joint operations by security forces in Guwahati, an official said on Wednesday.

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The two cadres of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were arrested from two places in operations conducted by the Indian Army and Assam Police, Guwahati-based defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said.

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One of the arrested militants — NDFB’s self-styled deputy commander Udiyachal Dwimary alias Udangcha — was involved in the massacre of Bengali-speaking Muslims in Baksa district last year, Newton said.

One 7.65 mm pistol, some ammunition and two hand grenades were seized from him.

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In another incident, security forces arrested Sandhulal Basumatary alias Shakal from Kokrajhar district. One 7.62 mm pistol and some ammunition were seized from him, the spokesman said.

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