Assam Police to take custody of Bodo militant held in Kerala

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An Assam Police team is expected to arrive in Kozhikode, Kerala, to take into custody a wanted Bodo militant who was arrested in Kozhikode by Kerala Police, an official said on Wednesday.

The militant, Dinda, was arrested on Tuesday and is believed to be the chief commanding officer of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland.

According to Kerala Police, the arrest took place after Dinda made a telephone call to his distant cousin in Assam from Kozhikode.

Assam Police traced Dinda’s call and informed Kerala Police, which conducted a sting operation and arrested him.

A Kerala Police official traced down the hideout of Dinda, who was living in Kozhikode for over a month along with several people from Assam who worked in the city.

The Kerala Police official reached the hideout and told the Assam residents that he was looking for a casual labourer for his needs.

The police official managed to take a picture of Dinda and after Assam Police confirmed that the person in the photo was the Bodo militant, the arrest was made.

Dinda will now be handed over to the team of Assam Police officials, expected to reach Kozhikode in the coming days.

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