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Assam Timeline - 2014



January 1

Two KPLT militants surrendered along with some arms in front of the SP and other District administration officials in Karbi Anglong.

A group of unidentified, armed miscreants killed a local businessman, Kulbahadur Giri, at Bagmara under Amguri police station in Chirang district. Police suspected the involvement of the NDFB-IKS in the incident. In a press statement, the 'spokesman' of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferengga, alleged that some government-sponsored extremist elements have been carrying out criminal activities like killings of small traders and businessmen from different communities.

January 3

The NDFB-PTF demanded updating of the NRC in Assam. Gobinda Basumatary, 'General Secretary' of NDFB-PTF which is holding negotiations with the government for many years now said that this should be done keeping 1951 as the base year instead of 1971 fixed by the government. Criticising violence by the anti-talk I K Songbijit group, he said "we do not support their acts at all. If reports are to be believed, they are indulging in rampant extortion, kidnapping and killing of innocent people." Stating that acts by the rival faction could not be termed a revolution, he said "Revolution should be carried out on ideology. But their actions are completely unwanted.

SFs arrested seven KPLT linkmen from Bokajan subdivision in Karbi Anglong District on January 3 for their involvement in the recent violence in the district. All of them are linkmen of the KPLT and were carrying out subversive activities on behalf of the outfit. A country-made single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) gun and some gunpowder were also found on them. According to Police, the arrested persons were allegedly involved in burning down houses of Rengma Naga villagers at several places in the subdivision on December 27, 28, and 29.

January 4

Miscreants killed a person, identified as D C Rongpi, son of a village headman in Karbi Anglong District. The man was fired upon by a few persons who claimed to have come in search of a dog from Karagaon village which is about 10 km from Dimapur in neighbouring Nagaland this evening, they said.

SFs arrested six militants of the RNHPF from the Borpathar area in Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. SFs recovered five Chinese grenades, as many rifles and ammunition from them. According to Police, the arrested militants were allegedly involved in the recent violence in the hill district.

SFs arrested four KPLT linkmen from the Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Sub divisional Police officer (Bokajan) Sankar Raimedhi said the newly deployed 10 companies of CRPF, in association with Police, detained 40 persons from separate locations and started interrogation. "After interrogation, we arrested four of them. They are KPLT linkmen and did some subversive activities on behalf of the militant group. We have found some materials against them," he said.

Three NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Sadem Narzary (19), Kanteswar Boro (20) and Anjala Basumatary (26), surrendered in Chirang District. During the surrender, they also handed over three grenades.

January 5

The RNPC, the apex Rengma Naga body of Rengma Hills of Assam, has demanded bifurcation of the KAAC administrative area into two parts - one representing the Rengma Hills and the other representing the Hamren subdivision of the erstwhile Mikir Hills (Karbi Anglong). RNPC also said it doesn't recognize the KAAC.The RNPC issued a statement setting forth its political agenda to the people of Assam, signed off by the body's president, Shahi Rengma, and general secretary K Solomon Rengma. The RNPC said in the statement that the Rengma Hills, covering an area of approximately 8,724 square kilometres, will be the homeland of non-Karbi communities, including Rengmas, Dimasas, Adivasis, Kukis and Nepalis and mainland Indian communities, while the Hamren subdivision will be under the jurisdiction of the Karbi people.

January 6

The State Government plans to build 17 fixed Police pickets, manned by Assam Police and CRPF personnel, will be posted in three subdivisions in Karbi Anglong District. "The government will pay a compensation of INR 600,000 to the families of those killed in the clash. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has already announced a CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] probe into the killing of the nine persons in Nagaland," State Forest Minister, Rokybul Hussain said.

Five members of a faction of Manipur-based militant outfit KCP were arrested from different locations in Guwahati city. Senior Superintendent of Police (City) AP Tiwari said that initially two cadres of the outfit were arrested from two hotels in Guwahati in the morning. Later, another three cadres were arrested, he said. "All the five cadres of the outfit have been taking shelter in the city in disguise," he said adding that they have already been handed over to Manipur Police.

Over 3,000 people from the Karbi and Rengma Naga tribes have been taking shelter in relief camps in the Bokajan area of Karbi Anglong district since December 27 due to violent clashes between the KPLT and the RNHPF. Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta told that as on January 6, 3,131 people had been taking shelter in nine relief camps. Of them, 1,683 are Rengma Nagas and 1,448 are Karbis.

The State Government has lodged formal complaints with the MHA and the Nagaland Government accusing the Isak-Muivah faction of militant group NSCN-IM of being involved in the brutal killing of nine Karbi youths, whose bodies were recovered from a drain near Dimapur in Nagaland on January 3. Fearing a backlash in Karbi Anglong District, the State Government has asked for 25 additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces from the Centre, of which 10 have already arrived. A high-level security committee formed in Karbi Anglong on January 6 also ordered immediate setting up of Police pickets and intense patrolling in as many as 17 areas in the troubled Bokajan subdivision of the District. However, the NRHPF has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Dimapur killings.

India is looking for KLO leaders in Nepal and Myanmar where the outfit has spread its wings in nexus with other militant outfits.Security agencies have seen the threat perception rise substantially in the past months in north Bengal and northwest Assam, sources said. The Bengal and Assam Governments, central agencies and Military Intelligence are coordinating to neutralise the upsurge in the KLO's activities.

January 7

Dismissing rumors about economic blockade to be imposed along National Highway (NH)-36 & 39, Karbi Students Association (KSA-Mirjeng Kro faction) said it has no plans to impose any kind of blockade against Nagaland. However, KSA has instead set a 72-hour deadline beginning January 6 on Nagaland and Assam Governments to comply with its demand of paying adequate compensation to the families of the Rengma and Karbi victims of the recent attack and assistance to the displaced persons for rehabilitation.

January 8

SFs, in an encounter, killed two militants of the NDFB-IKS, Pranab Basumatary and Angw, at Jumduar Bongaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered two grenades and one 7.65mm pistol from the duo.

January 9

SFs arrested an AANLA linkman, Kamal Halder, from Helem in Sonitpur District.

Police arrested one KPLT militant, in connection with Khowani village killing on December 27 from an undisclosed location.

SFs deployed in the strife torn Rengma Naga inhabited areas of Karbi Anglong have claimed the situation was under control, particularly in Chokihola and Santipur area of the district since January 9.

The NRHPF, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the NSCN-IM for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in Karbi Anglong.

The KPLT observed its raising day in two separate undisclosed locations - one at the central headquarters in east Karbi Anglong and the other at the general headquarters in west Karbi Anglong respectively, Ranam Lijang, 'general secretary in-charge' of the militant outfit informed.

January 10

More than 19,000 foreigners who came to the state between 1966 and March 25, 1971, have not registered their names with the FRRO as stipulated by the Citizenship Act, 1955. The state political department on Thursday issued an instruction to these people to register their names with the FRRO at the offices of the superintendents of police in their districts by January 16.

UHM Sushilkumar Shinde said the situation is under control. Replying to questions while presenting his monthly status report today, Shinde declined to term the law-and-order situation as good. Though it would not be proper to say the law-and-order situation is good in Karbi Anglong but the situation is under control, he said.

January 12

Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta announced the arrested of a KPLT "corporal" Sarhon Teron from Karbi Anglong. Mahanta further stated that the arrested militant led the Police to recreate the crime scene of the Khowanigaon attack which led to the Karbi-Rengma Naga violence.

The Karbi Anglong District administration said the process to send the Rengma Naga and Karbi villagers taking shelter in relief camps back to their homes will begin tomorrow. There are 3,131 people taking shelter in nine relief camps.

January 14

A KLO leader said the outfit was ready for “unconditional” talks with the state and the Centre as it wants peace.

The leader who identified himself as KLO ‘assistant general secretary’ Pradeep Roy alias P.N. Koch spoke over phone from an undisclosed location.

January 15

ULFA-I executed one of its leaders accusing him of involvement in activities detrimental to the group. ULFA-I’s Arunodoi Asom said the executed leader, Partha Asom alias Partha Pratim Gogoi, was the ‘assistant finance secretary’ and an ‘operational commander’ in the outfit.

January 16

The RNPC, the apex body of the Rengma Nagas in Assam, urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to immediately initiate a probe by the NIA into the recent violence in Karbi Anglong as well as the killings in Dimapur (Nagaland),. A representation, signed by RNPC ‘president’ Shahi K Rengma and general secretary K Solomon Rengma, stated that the Karbis have also accused the NSCN-IM of orchestrating trouble in Assam. They added that the allegation needs to be investigated since it relegates the sufferings of the Rengma Nagas and their decades-old agitation for political identity to the sidelines.

The ‘chairman’ of UTLA, S K Thadou, who was injured in an ambush at Jiribam in Manipur on Janaury 15, is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the SMCH. Sources in SMCH on Thursday said the injured militant leader's condition continues to remain critical. UTLA- S K Thadou is a SoO signatory.

Hundreds of people raised slogans against ULFA-I ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah at ULFA's birthplace in Sivasagar as they escorted the body of the outfit's assistant finance secretary, Partha Partim Gogoi, who was executed Baruah's orders for 'conspiring with Assam Police" against the outfit.

The manager, Bharat Singh Rathore (48), of Pabhoi tea estate was abducted by militants from his bungalow in Sonitpur District on January 16. 

January 17

Sonitpur SP, Arabinda Kalita on the abduction of Bharat Singh Rathore (48), Manager of Pabhoi tea estate said, “We gather Adivasi militants were involved in the abduction and a search operation is on to rescue the tea estate manager”.

At least six persons were killed when suspected NDFB-IKS militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar District. An Assam Police official said the bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.

SFs, in an encounter, killed a hardcore NDFB-IKS militant in Kokrajhar District.

The AANLA, currently in ceasefire with the Union and State Governments, on January 17 alleged Government apathy towards the problems faced by the Adivasis.

Director General of Police, Khagen Sharma said that the ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah is trying to regroup insurgent outfits and CPI-Maoist and might convene a meeting of the groups next week. The DGP said, the Government would like to see Paresh Baruah participate in the ongoing peace talks with the ULFA faction headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa. To a query on which subversive group was the biggest threat to Assam now, Sharma said, “The Maoists are the biggest threat. They have about 100 trained cadres in the state and many supporters.”

NSCA militants killed Tea tribe leader Niranjan Patra inside his house at Sekoni tea estate in Nagaon District. Nagaon Superintendent of Police Bibekraj Singh said preliminary investigations had revealed that the youths who killed Patra were known to the victim. The SP said three Adivasi youths of Patra’s locality had floated an outfit, Adivasi Tribal Force [ATF], in 2013 to launch an extortion drive. Soon after, they were arrested and after about three months, released on bail. Subsequently, they are suspected to have floated the NSCA”.

Suspected militants belonging to Zakir Bahini, UDLA, abducted two traders, Nishith Das (27) and Tiklu Kumar Das (28), from Ramnathpur under Katlicherra block in Hailakandi District. Further, Security Forces were ambushed by militants when they reached the remote Boincherra village on the other side of Dholewari River on Janaury 18 morning.

January 18

NDFB-IKS militants attacked Muslim villagers, killing one Imran Ali, and injuring four others in the Panbari area of Chirang District.

Suspected NDFB-IKS militants killed Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri District.

NDFB-IKS militants shot at and injured a trader, Bikram Rai, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

The KLO has said that they are not ready for tripartite talks with the Government of India and the reports appeared in certain newspapers could be the sinister design of Government to create mistrust among the community.

January 19

NDFB-IKS militants shot dead a trader, Gaur Kundu (38), at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari Police Station of Dhubri District.

Security sources have reportedly admitted that among all the active militant groups in Assam, the NDFB-IKS has the strongest presence on the ground and the cadres of the outfit are also well trained. Sources revealed that the outfit has strong presence in the areas along the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh and around 100 of its members are operating within Assam.

Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma, stated that the ISI is behind the unification bid of Northeastern militants. DGP, Khagen Sarma said, “It is the Pakistani ISI and other external forces that are behind the fresh initiative taken by ‘commander in chief’ of United Liberation Front of Assam (anti-talks) to form a common force on all the insurgent groups based in Northeast to fight Indian security forces.” 

The State Government will intensify action against the NDFB-IKS in the BTAD by carrying out joint Army-Police Counter-Insurgency operations in the aftermath of the sudden spree of killings in the Bodo belt. Assam Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Atuwa Munda said the decision was taken at a meeting of the Unified Command held in Guwahati on January 19 in which the security scenario of the State was reviewed.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ordered intensification of operation against NDFB-IKS in coordination with Army and CAPF.

January 20

The ABMSU observed 24-hour bandhs (General strike) in the BTAD in protest against the NDFB-IKS attacks in the State. Also, the AABYCP a 36-hour bandh from 5 AM on January 20 protesting the killing of Hindi- speaking people by NDFB-IKS.

The State Police Headquarters declared 15 members of the NDFB-IKS, including its chief Songbijit Ingti Kathar (IK Songbijit), as 'most wanted'. Assam Police said valuable information leading to the arrest of these 15 NDFB-IKS militants will be worth INR 9.5 million.

January 21

SFs exchanged fire with a group of NDFB-IKS militants, during an operation in the jungles near Dimajuli village in the Assam-Bhutan bordering areas in Chirang district.

An NDFB-IKS 'release' alleged that the repeated killing of innocent Bodo civilians by the security forces had made the outfit restless. It warned security forces against "violating human rights and killings innocent civilians".

State DGP Khagen Sarma held a meeting in the conference hall of the Chirang SP office at Kajalgaon with top officials of the SSB, BSF, CRPF, Army and SPs of five Districts - Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Goalpara to discuss measures to be taken against the militant groups active in the five lower Assam districts.

The KLO has threatened to target Bengali-speaking refugees in lower Assam and North Bengal areas, if SFs continue their alleged torture of Koch-Rajbongshis.

In a recent press release by the KLO 'general secretary' Kailash Koch, the organisation has threatened the Bengal and Assam governments that it might target refugees in north Bengal and lower Assam districts, if the alleged torturing of the Koch-Rajbongshi did not stop. Unless the Bengal and Assam Governments stop this and release the arrested people, we might be compelled to take action against Bengali refugees," the statement said.

SFs arrested a ULFA-I militant, identified as Raju Haloi, from the Guwahati city's Basistha area (Kamrup Metro). Police said that Haloi was planted there by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.

Suspected KLO militants shot dead a businessman, identified as Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), at Khukshi Bao Bazaar under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

Police arrested 'commander-in-chief' of KNLA,Ysong Bey, along with two other militants from a hideout near Diphu Railway Station in Karbi Anglong District. Police seized two foreign-made pistols of 7.6 caliber and three bullets from the arrested ultras, along with mobile phones and incriminating documents. According to Police, the other two arrested have been identified as Arjat Enghi and Tensing Ronghang.

The manager of Pabhoi Tea Estate at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur District, Bharat Singh Rathod, who was abducted from his bungalow in the garden on January 16, was released by his captors at Namara near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. NDFB-IKS is suspected to be behind the incident.

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

January 22

SFs, in an encounter, killed a militant of ULFA-I in Goalpara District along the Assam-Meghalaya border. According to information, the encounter took place day after Police arrested an ULFA-linkman.

The 22-hour Kokrajhar District bandh (general Strike) call given by the All Assam Bengali Youth Students' Federation (AABYSF) in protest against the killing of a trader, Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), hit the normal life in Kokrajhar District.

In the wake of NDFB-IKS increasing its violent activities, the MHA has asked SSB to begin undertaking special counter-insurgency operations in the State and check the actions of the group. SSB has been asked to create a Special Operations Group (SOG) in its battalions which will take on the NDFB primarily in the Districts of Chirang, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa.

Central Government has warned the NDFB-RD that its cadres straying out of designated camps without approval would be treated on a par with militants from the NDFB-IKS.

JFA appealed to the people of the North East to defy the diktat of separatists and celebrate Republic Day on January 26. The JFA, in a statement, also urged various local press clubs, press guilds and other media organisations across the region to celebrate the Day.

Guwahati City Police's operations wing released images of two ULFA-I militants who they suspect have possible entered the city with explosives.

January 23

SFs arrested one KPLT militant, identified as Son Taro alias Bulet Taro, from the Langparpan area under Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested a KLO militant, Indrajit Roy alias Dabang, from Chhagulia in Dhubri District.

Tension prevails in and around Kokrajhar following the attack on a motorcycle rally taken out by the BPF's youth wing by some minority community youths at Monakosha village in Kokrajhar District. According to sources, some minority community youths attacked the motorcycle rally with lethal weapons and damaged a number of vehicles, besides injuring some Youth BPF members. Soon after the incident police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. Four youths were arrested in this connection.

KPLT has called for a 96-hour Karbi Anglong bandh starting January 24 from 5 a.m. The bandh has been called to boycott the Republic Day celebrations in the district. In a statement, KPLT's 'acting general secretary' Ranam Lijang termed the "Indian Republic as worthless body and...should be viewed as black day. People should abstain from observing Indian Republic day".

The NIA has registered an open First Information Report (FIR) against ULFA-I under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

President of the BSS, Kameswar Brahma said the recent attacks by the NDFB-IKS and other militant groups in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas have tarnished the reputation of the Bodo community. "Acts of violence in the BTAD have also posed a barrier to the overall development of Bodos. All militants groups must act sensibly and shun violence in order for the Bodo community to be established as a force to be reckoned with," Brahma said.

A daily wage earner, identified as Pradip (14), escaped with mild injuries when suspected NDFB-IKS militants lobbed a grenade near a petrol pump at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District .

January 24

Two suspected ULFA-I militants were killed in a blast at about 7 kilometre from Umrangshu area in Dima Hasao District when the bomb they were carrying in a vehicle exploded. Umrangshu Police believe the two were on their way to Meghalaya from Lanka in Nagaon District. The Police have identified them as Sahabuddin and Aminuddin of Lanka (Nagaon District).

State Police announced cash rewards of INR 6.2 miilion for those who can provide information about 11 militants of the KLO and seven cadres of the NDFB-IKS. The KLO list includes four top leaders, 'commander-in-chief' Nityananda Sarkar alias Shyam Ray, 'general secretary' Keshab Barman, 'assistant organising secretary' Lal Chand Deka and 'cultural secretary' Digambar Rai alias Jibon Koch. Cash rewards of INR 500,000 each have been announced against the quartet while INR 300,000 each will be given for information provided on another seven cadres.

The Gauhati High Court asked the Central Government and State Government to clear their stand on granting ST status to the Koch Rajbongshi community within the next two months.

AKRSU 'president' Biswajit Ray asked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clear their stand on granting Scheduled Tribe status to the community and creation of Kamtapur on Republic Day (January 26).

SFs arrested a KPLT militant, Kensing Ronghang, from Karbi Anglong District.

January 25

SFs arrested three KPLT cadres, 'area commander of Diring area' Bijoy Terang, Robin Engti, Lawrence Terang, from Dolamara locality under Borpathar Police Station of Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one 7,65 mm pistol and few bullets, four mobile phone and large quantity of extortion notes from them.

SFs arrested one NSCN-IM militant and one overground worker of the outfit from Lodi Village of Dima Hasao District. The security men recovered one .9 mm pistol, three .9 mm live rounds and two mobile handsets with three SIM cards.

Public nabbed one NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Prem Kumar Basumatary (18), at Tungkurmari area under Sidli Police Station of Chirang District.

January 26

SFs arrested two hardcore cadres of NDFB-IKS, Subaw Daimari and Agar Swargiary, from a hideout of Borthol locality of Karbi Anglong District. One A K 47 rifle with 21 bullets and one .32 pistol along with 2 magazines and 11 bullets were seized from their possession.

Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik appealed the underground militant groups to abjure violence and come to the discussion table to solve the issues for an overall development of the state.

SFs arrested three KNLA militants from different locations in Karbi Anglong District. Konglong Tisso alias Muzari and Joy Bey were arrested at Baghpani under Dokmoka Police Station. In another incident, Kangbura Bey was arrested under the Chokihola Police Station in the District.

January 27

Police arrested a KCP militant, T.L.Omita Devi, from Katahbari area of Guwahati in Kamrup (metro) District.

Goalpara Police recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunitions used by ULFA-I (Independent) from the Assam-Meghalaya border in the Goalpara District.

January 29

Ten persons were killed and eight others received bullet injuries when encroachers from Arunachal Pradesh opened fire with hand-made weapons in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District. Around 100 assailants, armed with guns and other lethal weapons, attacked the villagers, who have been camping there to protect those areas from further encroachment, and started indiscriminate firing at them killing those villagers on the spot.

The Sonitpur District unit of the AAMSU took out a rally in Tezpur against NDFB-IKS attack on Policemen in the District.

Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar saying that the three NDFB-IKS militants involved in the ambush in Thalola-Laodangi have been identified as B Naihab, Chiju and Bishu and they are still hiding in Batachipur area. She added that a joint operation is going on to arrest the culprits.

The AABP demanded adequate security for over two million Bhojpuri-speaking people living in the State besides formation of development council.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint-Secretary, Shambhu Singh, told television channels that the NDFB might have a hand in the killing incident in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District of Assam on January 29.

State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ruled out NDFB's involvement and stated that miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh were responsible for the killings.

Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer were killed while five Constables were injured as NDFB-IKS ambushed a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur District. Meanwhile, 'spokesman' of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferenga has claimed responsibility of the ambush.

A mob later vandalised an office of the NDFB-PTF at Tezpur (Sonitpur District) and a cadre of the outfit was beaten up before he was handed over to the Police. The mob also shouted slogans against the NDFB.

The owner of a two-storey building, Raju Ali, in Sivasagar town (Sivasagar District) was injured when a crude bomb exploded. According to Police, Ali was arrested earlier in connection with extorting money in the name of ULFA.

The ULFA-I executed its 'cultural secretary', Anjumoni Saikia alias Dalimi Dutta, at the outfit's Myanmar camp recently. Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma said the Police have received unconfirmed reports of her death.

Referring to the ambush by the NDFB-IKS in the Thalola-Laodangi area under Dhekiajuli Police Station of Sonitpur District that left Additional Superintendent of Police (security) of Sonitpur District Gulzar Hussain dead and five other cops injured, the AAPA blamed the "soft attitude" of the state government towards militants for the incident.

January 30

Arunachal Pradesh is cut off from the rest of the country as protesters in Assam blocked supply routes to the state in protest against killings. KMSS, which is leading the protest, blocked NH-52 at Borgang in Sonitpur District, which is the only lifeline to Arunachal capital Itanagar.

January 31

The ULFA-I confirmed the death of its 'council secretary' Dalimi Asom alias Anju Saikia. In a statement emailed to the media by ULFA-I's 'assistant publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom, the outfit claimed that Saikia had committed suicide. She had reportedly gone missing from an ULFA camp at an undisclosed place on January 5 and her body was recovered about 3 kilometers from the camp on January 19, the mailed statement stated.

Suspected KPLT militants had abducted two buisneesman, Dhiman ChoudharyaliasDhiman Lindo (30) [Karbi Anglong based] and Sudip Chanda (36), from Zerikingding area under the Zerikingding Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. KPLT ‘publicity secretary’, Nokmey Tungjang has, however, informed that the group was not involved with abduction of the duo.
February 1

SFs killed a 'commander' of KLO, Brindaban Rajbongshi alias Mukut Ray (22), at Nadangiri hill in Salakati of Kokrajhar District. Police said two other KLO cadres, including Samar Roy alias Rambo, escaped in the darkness.

An angry mob lynched a militant, Rahimuddin (38), belonging to militant group Zakir Bahini, a faction of the UDLA, at Boinchera in Hailakandi District. He later succumbed to his injuries at Hailakandi Civil Hospital.

SFs arrested four militants NDFB-IKS from Lahorijan area in Karbi Anglong District. Later, Police recovered several arms and ammunition from Hamren area in the same District. The recovered arms and ammunition were two AK-56 rifles, one pistol, three magazines and 33 rounds of ammunition.

The Rengma Naga organisations in Karbi Anglong District have reiterated their demand for the creation of RHADC through bifurcation of Rengma Hills from Karbi Anglong based on the original boundary of the Hills and Rengma Mouzas (a erstwhile term for revenue collection unit) with its headquarters at Bokajan.

February 2

The January 29 attack fatality along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border increased to 11 after the recovery of a dead body of a person identified as Lasu Mardi (65) from Chauldhua in Borgang in Sonitpur District.

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh for the Behali Reserve Forest killings continued and the protesters blocked the passage of goods trucks at Chariduar in Sonitpur District.

Two KPLT militants were caught by the villagers of Samelangso area under Samelangso Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. They were later handed over to the Samelangso Police Station.

DGP Khagen Sarma said operations against the NDFB-IKS would be intensified to put an end to the group's subversive activities in Sonitpur District. The DGP further said that a Police Station would be set up at Dikalmukh (Sonitpur District) near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state boundary. Construction of a border outpost at Behali reserve forest commenced. On the charge made by the CPI-ML alleging involvement of the NLCT of Arunachal Pradesh in the Behali massacre, the DGP said that operation would be carried out against NLCT as well.

The security agencies have come to the conclusion that the recent killing of eleven persons in the Behali Reserved Forest was a well planned attack.Sources said that some political leaders and influential persons of Arunachal Pradesh developed economic interest in the Behali reserved forest area and even a rubber garden has been set up in the disputed land.


February 3

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradeshby Assam based organisations entered its fifth day. The protesters blocked trucks at Borgang and Chariduar areas in Sonitpur District. The blockade has badly affected Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh) and the East Siang, Upper Siang and West Siang Districts.

The AAGSU, the apex organisation of Gorkha students, imposed a total economic and road blockade on various National Highways leading to Arunachal Pradesh at Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong in protest against the killings.

The Central Government told the Supreme Court that it has agreed to allocate INR 2.88 billion to the Assam government for updating the NRC across the State. It stated that already INR 0.25 billion has been released to the state government for preliminary work.

The NSAB member P.C. Haldar said that the presence of CPI-Maoist in the Northeast has the potential to create serious “strategic security complications”.

February 4

 A youth, believed to be from Arunachal Pradesh, was injured after being attacked by a mob near Barjharani forest gate in Behali Police Station area in Sonitpur District.

the blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh, launched to protest the killings in Behali of Sonitpur District, entered the sixth day. Assam Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi told that though the blockade continues, some vehicles carrying fuel and other essential items crossed into Arunachal Pradesh with police escort. He said efforts are being made to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade.

KLO described the killing of its Kokrajhar District 'commander', Brindaban Rajbongshi, as a ‘fake encounter’ and called for a 12 hourbandh in‘Kamatapur’.

The RNHPF said peace can return to Karbi Anglong District only if the Rengma Nagas are given constitutional protection or a political identity separate from the Karbis. Claiming responsibility for the killing of nine Karbi youths at Pachaspura in Dimapur on December 27, 2013, the RNHPF claimed that one of them was a KPLT arms smuggler while six others were newly trained militants.

February 5

Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-IKS abducted a businessman, identified as Anup Das, from Dukhungaon under the Runikhata Police Station in Chirang District.

The blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh launched to protest the killings in the Behali area of Sonitpur District, entered the seventh day on February 5creating shortage of essential commodities in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in the capital Itanagar.

CM Tarun Gogoi said that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. Tarun Gogoi added that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.

The MHA will soon constitute a high-level team, comprising representatives from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, to probe into the January 29 violence in Sonitpur District's disputed Chauldhua area.

February 6

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as ‘sergeant major’ Sohaisula BrahmaaliasB. Swrji (33), from Nakhuti of Bokajan area in Karbi Anglong District.

Businessmen and local residents of Lanka area (Nagaon District) started an economic blockade against the two hills Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao at Lanka citing the failure of SFs in rescuing abducted businessmen from the area.

The 12–hoursbandh(General Strike) called by the KLO, in protest against the killing of its cadre Brindaban Rajbongshi (22) in Kokrajhar District, passed off peacefully.

Joint Secretary-Northeast at MHA Shambhu Singh, was greeted with a demand for a separate State for Karbi community in Diphu of Karbi Anglong District. HSDP also submitted a memorandum to Singh demanding quick action in executing the MoS, permanent rehabilitation packages for former UPDS cadres and withdrawal of criminal cases against them.

Assam based organisations protesting against the Behali killings lifted the blockade of roads to Arunachal Pradesh at Borgang and Chariduar in Sonitpur District. The organisations called off the blockade after submitting a four-point charter of demands to the administration and serving a 20-day deadline for their fulfillment. The blockade had stated on January 30.

The MHA has deployed a central Police force along the Assam-Arunachal border following the killing incident of January 29 in Sonitpur District of Assam. “There is this possibility. They Songbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) might try to establish a foothold in the region. Some other outfit might want the people to let them live in the area on the condition that they would protect them,” said Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, North East, MHA.

February 7

Two executives of the Lakhimijan Tea Estate in Jorhat (Assam) District were allegedly abducted by suspected miscreants from Nagaland.

SFs arrested four suspected GNLA militants, identified as Sohidul Islam (28), Babul Hussain (27), Ismail Hussain (25) and Shahjahan Ali (31), from Karbala area in Goalpara town (Goalpara District). SFs recovered two 7.65 mm automatic revolvers, two 7.65 mm country-made pistols, nine rounds of live ammunitions, one vehicle, four mobile phones, eight SIM cards and some incriminating documents from them.

AASM, an organisation representing non-Karbi of Karbi Anglong District, urged the MHA Joint Secretary, Shambhu Singh to send a study team to assess both the present and future conditions of the non-Karbis if Autonomous State is created comprising the two hill Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

February 8

SFs killed two militants belonging to the GNLA at Barjhara area along the Assam-Meghalaya border under Lakhipur Police Station in Goalpara District. SFs also recovered one .9mm pistol, one 7.65mm pistol, one satellite phone, one watch phone, live bullets, blank cartridges and two mobile phones from them.

SFs arrested an unidentified Manipur based militant of UTLA from Haflong in Dima Hasao District.

February 9

SFs arrested a militant belonging to AANLA, Amar Singh KarmakaraliasAmar Gogoi (29), from Deberapara area of Mariani in Jorhat District. The arrested militant was giving extortion threats to ONGC’s gas gathering station number 1 located at Khorghat area, along the Assam-Nagaland border, under Uriamghat Police Station in Golaghat District.

February 11

Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang District, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue. The blockade was later reduced to six hours after the ABSU received a formal invitation from the Central Government for the third round of tripartite talks on February 21. Apart from the ABSU, leaders of allied organisations like the NDFB-PTF, BPPF, UDPF, PJACBM also took part in the blockade.

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain stated that the State Government is committed to resolve the problem of insurgency without seeking any political mileage. "A total of 234 NDFB-IKS cadres have been apprehended since 2013, while 29 have died in encounters with police and security forces. Police also seized 73 firearms, nine bombs and 68 grenades during the period," he added.

State Government admitted that over 1,300 families, who were affected during the Bodo-Muslim clashes in the BTAD in 2012, were yet to be rehabilitated. In a written reply to the State Legislative Assembly, State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Prithibi Majhi said that a total of 18,823 families lost their houses completely, while 999 houses were partially damaged.

February 12

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) that CPI-Maoist are trying to set up organisational bases in the North-east to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities.

A three-member team of JACAS met with MHA officials at North Block, New Delhi on the issue of Autonomous State consisting Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts of Assam.

Unidentified men abducted one person, identified as Pintu Aditya (24), of Basugaon in Chirang District.

February 13

SFs killed two unidentified IK Songbijit faction of NDFB-IKS militants near Aiepowaliat Runikhata in Chirang District.

State Government charged its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh with carrying out "some activities and implementing some schemes" at Behali area in its territory. Issuing an official statement at the ongoing State Assembly session, Environment and Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, "Though the Behali Reserve Forest is inside the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh is doing some activities and implementing some schemes there."

February 14

Encroachers from Nagaland destroyed 17 border posts along Karbi Anglong (Assam) -Dimapur (Nagaland) border.

February 15

Two unidentified men hurled a handmade bomb on Pritam Dabnath (24), a shopkeeper, in Mahur market in Mahur area of Dima Hasao District. Pritam Dabnath sustained injuries in his left eye and ear due to the blast and was admitted to Haflong Civil Hospital.

February 16

Rise of cyber crime cases in Assam has become a matter of serious concern as the number of such cases registered increased sharply during last few years. According to sources, around 500 such cases were registered in the year 2013. Sources said that earlier, cyber crime cases were registered only in the cyber crime cell of the CID but with growing number of such incidents taking place, all the Police Stations are now asked to register cases and the cell provides technical help in investigation of the cases.

February 17

Suspected NDFB-IKS shot at a businessman, identified as Babu Ali (32), at Lengraghat Bazaar in Kokrajhar District. Police said two persons came on a bike and shot at Ali. He was later taken to hospital.

February 18

SFs arrested four suspected ULFA-I militants, in Goalpara District.

February 20

A 'deputy commander' (southern command) of the NDFB-IKS identified as B. Thaijou alias Kamaram Brahma was killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Makrijhora-Malatijhora area of Parbhatjora subdivision in Kokrajhar District on February 20. The militant had a bounty of INR 30, 0000 on his head. The Police said three militants managed to escape.

Pointing towards the creation of a separate State of Telangana, the NDFB-PTF asked the Centre to adopt the same strategy and create a separate State of Bodoland without the approval of the Assam Assembly. The third round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and NDFB-P was held on February 20, where the ceasefire with the Bodo militant outfit was extended for another six months.

The Centre meanwhile, is holding three separate rounds of dialogues with ABSU and associated organisation, BPPF, BNC and BPF.

In the past four years, militants called for 18 Assam bandh (general strike. In 2013 nine such bandhs were called, followed by four, three and two bandhs in 2011, 2010 and 2012 respectively. Out of 18, the ULFA had called for seven such bandhs.

Number of local bandhs called by militants stood at 75 (2010), 85 (2011), 79 (2012) and 113 (2013). The KPLT, a militant outfit operating from Karbi Anglong, has called the highest number (nine) of local bandhs during this period.

February 21

SFs killed three suspected GNLA militants at Kachumari under Krishnai Police Station, in Goalpara District. Three .9 mm pistols with 15 rounds of live ammunition and explosive materials weighing around one kilogram were reportedly recovered from the unidentified slain ultras.

The NCHISF and IWF warned for an indefinite Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) from February 26, 2014, if the Group of Ministers does not submit its report to the State Government within February 25, regarding their demand of a separate District with Autonomous Council.

The ABSU 'general secretary' Romeo P. Narzary described tripartite talks among Central and State Governments and ABSU, on Bodoland Statehood issue, as inconclusive. Narzary added that the next round of tripartite talks will be held on February 27 where Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be present.

According to sources major cases under investigation by the NIA in the region are related to smuggling of weapons and ammunition from the Police armoury in Nagaland by some Police personnel to both factions of the NSCN. The second major case is the recently registered case (RC-04/2013) against the 'commander-in-chief' of the Independent ULFA-I Paresh Baruah and others. Another NIA case in the region relates to the big cache of smuggled weapons seized in Mizoram.

SFs arrested a militant of Manipur based PREPAK, Leishungbam Bheigyachandra Singh (35), from Saokuchi, under Garchuck Police Station in Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) District.

February 22

Four highly-decomposed bodies were recovered today by locals from the jungles of Chaoldhowa under the Behali Reserve Forest in Sonitpur District. The bodies identified to be of Maneswar Munda, Burha Teron, Bishoni Teron and Suren Kramcha, according to Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parasar.

The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh said, "They (insurgent outfits) need to understand that it is a no win situation for them. Groups are groups. Their numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the might of the Government is always more than what they can muster".

February 23

Protestors set ablaze two vehicles, including one belonging to the Assam Police, at Borgang in Sonitpur District. However, the passengers escaped unhurt. An indefinite curfew was clamped in Gingia Police Station limits and the Borgang Police Outpost in Sonitpur District following the recovery of four more dead bodies. The NH-52 was blocked at Borgang and Bedeti by the activists of AKSU, AAGSU and other student organisations in protest against the incident.

Five Bodo groups, including one militant group, NDFB-PTF along with other four, ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF announced that movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups.

February 24

At least 13 people were injured when suspected NDFB -IKS militants triggered two blasts in Gasbari daily market near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District.

BPF and BNC have welcomed Government's decision to set up a one-man committee to look into the viability of a Bodoland state and issues related to land. However, the ABSU and its allied organisations have rejected it.

The 72-hour bandh (shut down strike) along Silchar-Imphal road or National Highway 37 imposed by the KSO and KWU in Tamenglong District has come to an end but the highway will continue to be affected for the next 72 hours as another tribal organisation sponsored chakka bandh of hill Districts begins from midnight of February 24. Earlier, KSO and KWU, had announced the bandh strongly objecting the perpetual encroachment of the 'tribal lands' which is in Tamenglong district contiguous with Jiribam sub division of Imphal East District, in connivance with the Police and the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jiribam.

The ANC, a combined forum of more than 20 Adivasi organisations called a 48-hour bandh since 5 pm of February 24 in protest against Rahul Gandhi's visit and in protest against the failure of the INC-led government to fulfil the demands of the Adivasis in Assam.

February 25

The Assam bandh (General Strike) called on the day of INC Vice President Rahul Gandhi's visit to the State by various ethnic groups for various reasons, affected several Districts is both lower and Upper Assam on February 25. The affected areas were North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon and Chirang Districts. The TAYP and the AKRSU called the bandh in protest against alleged exploitation and negligence towards the indigenous people of the State by the INC. Further, the BYCP called the Assam bandh to raise the Doubtful Voter (D-voter) issue.

KLO stated that its 'publicity secretary', Rajiv Kathai alias Bimal Roy alias Sonu, has deserted the outfit on February 18 and is assisting the Indian Army. The 'general secretary' of the KLO, Kailash Koch said that Bimal Roy joined the KLO in the month of July, 2011 and before it, he was the in the Indian Army.

February 26

An NDFB-IKS militant, Swmkwr Basumatary (26), surrendered before the Police in Kokrajhar District.

A round of tripartite talks between Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Assam Government and four different Bodo organisations scheduled to be held on February 27 has been postponed till February 28 due to the unavailability of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

SFs arrested a MULTA militant, Anwar Hussain (37), from Santipur in Nalbari District. One .62 mm pistol, two magazines and eight rounds of ammunition were also seized.

The Central Government set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand for Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The one-man expert committee of former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will submit a report in nine months after consulting all sections of society on the viability of creating Bodoland.

February 27

Suspected militants entered Itchapur village (inhibited by Dimasa tribe) and set ablaze seven houses of the village which fall under Diphu subdivision of Karbi Anglong District. Though the Karbi Anglong District administration suspects that people opposed to the blockade might have committed the act but officially no details were revealed.

The indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland in both the National Highway (NH) 39 and NH-36 since February 25 has been imposed by KSYC, ADSU, AAGSU, Karbi KUYA and other Karbi Anglong based organisations in protest against the alleged encroachment of Assam's territory by people from Nagaland.

Three MTF militants surrendered in front of Chirang District SP Ranjan Bhuyan. The three militants were identified as Shah Ali, Madan Ali and Samser Ali. The trio also deposited one AK series rifle, one 9 mm pistol, one 7.65 mm pistol and 11 rounds of cartridges.

Life in Dima Hasao District was partially disrupted during the first day owing to a 100-hour bandh (General Strike)called by NCHISF that began at 5 am on February 26. The bandh, which was called, seeking bifurcation of the hill District, evoked partial response, said a Police Officer. While shops and business establishments were closed, government offices and banks were open. However, attendance was thin. Traffic was off the road in Haflong, the District headquarters.

February 28

SFs arrested two suspected KPLT linkmen, Orjen Ronghang (40) and Korop Ronghang (24), from Sanbe Teron Gaon in Karbi Anglong District.

The 100-hour bandh (general strike) called by NCHIPF in Dima Hasao District from February 26 will further delay the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge conversion project. The bandh called by the NCHIPF to demand the bifurcation of the present Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) Autonomous District Council into two separate Autonomous District Council.

The eight students' groups of Karbi Anglong called off the indefinite road blockade against Nagaland on National Highway 39 at Silonijaan and Sariahjaan on National Highway 36 in Karbi Anglong District from February 28 morning. The decision to lift the blockade was taken after a meeting of the high-level officials of both the states, which included Dimapur Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and their Karbi Anglong counterparts. The blockade was earlier called on February 25 alleging that some miscreants from Nagaland side had encroached a vast area of the Daldalli Reserve Forest in the District.

March 1

Supporters of NCHISF, which has given the Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) call, set ablaze a railway bridge near Migrendisa Station under Haflong Police Station in Dima Hasao District on March 1 during its 100 hour bandh, reports Business Standard. Railway communication was completely disrupted between Lumding (Nagaon District) and Badarpur (Karimganj District) with the bandh supporters also damaging the tracks near Bageter station in Dima Hasao District, the Police said. The bandh was called by NCHISF from February 26, demanding bifurcation of Dima Hasao into two Districts and protesting over renaming of NC Hills to Dima Hasao.

March 2

Four Assam Rifles troopers were injured, in an ambush by militants of the NDFB-IKS, at Jabolia centre in Udalguri District. The injured troopers were identified as Prakash Singh (49), Ashok Kumar (35), M. Hazarika (32) and Vijendra Singha (38). Singh and Kumar, who are critical, have been airlifted to Guwahati for treatment.

March 2

Police wielded batons on protesters to remove them from the tracks at Fakiragram junction in Kokrajhar District on March 2 which left one agitator and at least five Police personnel injured. The SJAM, a conglomeration of 19 non-Bodo organizations, stopped movement of trains through BTAD as a part of its eight-hour blockade opposing the formation of the appointment of one member G K Pillai panel and creation of Bodoland.

March 3

Police arrested two suspected ULFA cadres from Ganeshghat in Tezpur town of Sonitpur District on charges of collecting ransom from a panchayat (village level local self Government institution) member. The two cadres were identified as Pranjal Bharali and Rakesh Sarmah. Police recovered INR 15,000 which was paid by the panchayat member.

SFs, in an encounter, killed one KPLT militant, Suleman Rongpi (22), under Anjul Pani area under Rongmongwe Police Station at Karbi Anglong District. Further, two KPLT militants, Joiram Timung (19) and John Timung (20), were arrested during the encounter.

March 4

Two persons, identified as Rafik Ali and Sanowar Hussain, were injured when two suspected NDFB militants fired at a group of labourers at Samaria village in Barpeta District.

Three persons were injured when people of a minority community pelted stones at the vehicles coming to take part in the BPF rally at Angthihara and Sapkhata in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar District.

The SJAM and several other non-Bodo organisations called a 12-hour BTAD bandh (general shutdown) on March 4 in protest against the constitution of the expert committee to look into the demand for creation of Bodoland State, which evoked total response in Kokrajhar.

Security sources stated that the NDFB-IKS is the most active militant outfit in lower and northern Assam region and the recent killing of an Additional Superintendent of Police in Sonitpur Gulzar Hussain on January 28 gave the outfit a new lease of life.

GK Pillai scheduled visit to Kokrajhar did not happen due to some 'logistical reason'.

March 5

Atmosphere in BTC areas in Assam has turned restive in the wake of Centre constituting a one-man panel headed by former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai to examine the demand for a separate Bodoland state in Assam.

SFs killed a GNLA militant identified as Niksrang Sangma alias Rondik Sangma at Gosaigadhowa in Goalpara District. SFs also arrested a GNLA militant identified as Binat Sangma during the operation.

SFs arrested three suspected KPLT militants from Kheroni area in Karbi Anglong District. The Police also recovered two motor cycles (Pulsur) and one TVS bike, mobile phones and some amount of cash from their possession. The trio was arrested in connection with the January 31 Zerikinding abduction of two ginger traders Dhiman Lindo (30) and Sudip Chanda (35). According to sources, a total of INR 1.5 million were paid to the kidnappers by the family members of Sudip for their safe release. Sources also added that all the dealings were held at Lengri in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested two Ceasefire Unit of AANLA militants, John Terkey (16) and Ajit Khozur (18), from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District. AANLA militants had served extortion demand to a contractor Laxman Pachuwan who was involved in construction work at Don Bosco School located in Dhekiajuli. SFs also recovered demand note of AANLA (Cease fire), two mobile phones and one SIM card from the arrested duo.

March 6

SFs killed an NDFB-IKS militant, Kenduguri 'section commander' N-Wongtinlang, at Odang village near Karigaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs also recovered a 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, eight rounds of ammunition and three live grenades were recovered from him. Another militant was injured in the encounter but managed to escape into the nearby jungles.

SFs, in an operation, arrested two KNLA militants, identified as Robindra Tokbi and Bikram Bey, from Thokvam village under Uttar Borbil Police Outpost in Karbi Anglong. The ultras were on an extortion drive in the area.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, Ankhang Brahma (21) from Kokrajhar District. A 7.65mm pistol loaded with two live rounds was recovered from the militant.

The doctors and staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital of Dima Hasao District are receiving threatening calls and SMSs in the name of one Jek Dimasa, 'Haflong commander' of DHD-Action since 1st week of February' 2014. The Doctors and Staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital on March 6 have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao District requesting him to look into the matter.

March 9

KNLA, a Karbi militant formation, has called for a 48-hour Karbi Anglong bandh (general strike) beginning from March 9 (5am). In a statement, KNLA informed that the bandhhas been called in protest against the arrest of two KNLA cadres by Security Forces involved in counter insurgency operation.

The BSF handed over to the BGB a list of 66 terror camps in Bangladesh of militants operating in India's Northeast. Camps of HNLC, ULFA, NDFB, PLA and a few other groups were operating in districts like Mymensingh, Maulvibazar and Rangamati. IG BSF Sudhir Kumar Srivastava said, "The number of these camps has decreased." Some of the camps had now been shifted towards Myanmar due to pressure from Bangladesh authorities.

Reacting to a query on the status of border fencing, Srivastava informed that there were 13 gaps along the fencing which could not be completed due to its riverine nature and other logistical problems. The Bangladesh Government had allowed the construction of single-line fencing along the border.

The BSF in 2013 seized FICN worth INR 548,000 and seized nearly 500,000 bottles of cough syrup Phensdyl worth INR 30 million and a large quantity of Ganja (marijuana) along the India-Bangladesh border.

NDFB–IKS has denied the presence of its base camps in neighbouring Bangladesh after the organization’s split. In a press statement issued, the 'director of intelligence of military wing' of the 'Bodoland Army' of the NDFB–IKS, D Rebgon said “The allegation of SK Srivastava, Inspector General of the BSF (Assam Frontier), that we have base camps at Rangamati, Kakrachari and Mymensing areas of Bangladesh, as published in the media, is baseless.”

March 10

Seven militants belonging to NDFB-IKS, surrendered at Agia in Goalpara District. Arms and ammunition laid down by the militants include six pistols, live ammunition rounds, hand grenades and other war like stores.

The Central Government has cautioned the State Government against the NDFB-IKS's plans to target candidates of national parties and disrupt the coming Lok Sabha election, particularly in its area of operation on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra. A security source further said that there were, however, no inputs of any threats from the ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah.

Police arrested a member of disbanded UPDS, Sagar Chism, from Guwahati (Kamrup metro District) and recovered INR 122,900 in cash from his possession which was sent by GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D. Shira as advance payment for the arms and ammunition. Sagam's whereabouts was revealed by two of his arms smuggler associates who were arrested in Williamnagar in Meghalaya with a cache of arms and ammunition meant for GNLA.

March 11

Three militants of Meghalaya based outfit UALA were beaten to death by villagers at Majhipara village along the Assam–Meghalaya border in Goalpara District. Police said the three had recently served extortion notes to the people of the area. "The militants came to collect the extortion money. However, the locals caught them and beat them up leading to their death,” Police said.

March  12

The KPLT has warned that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam. KPLT's statement came after an alleged incursion bid by a section of people from Nagaland inside forest area of Karbi Anglong and torching of two houses in a bordering village.

Condemning the “encroachment of Karbi Anglong land by people of Nagaland”, KPLT 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang accused the people and government of Nagaland for illegal land grabbing and termed the recent bid as “motivated by evil intention.

The BTC-regional committee of AAGSU organized a protest rally in Kokrajhar town (Kokrajhar District) against the massive extortion, abduction and killings in BTC area by various militant elements, especially by NDFB-IKS.

March 13

The NDFB-IKS released a video-clipping to announce the launch of an 'operation' to assassinate State's politicians, DGP and SPs, reports The Times of India. The video-clipping revealed that NDFB-IKS has sent its 35-member &quotIragdao Brigade" to launch &quot2nd Urailang Operation" in the State. Sources said the militants have been asked to sacrifice their lives if need be to accomplish the mission.

The three-day bi-annual Inspector General-level Border Co-ordination meeting between the BSF and BGB was held at the headquarters of BSF Meghalaya frontiers in Shillong,. While the Indian delegation was led by BSF IG of Assam frontier, Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, the 20-member Bangladesh delegation was headed by Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim.

During the meeting, the BSF handed over a list of 66 camps of northeast insurgents to the Bangladesh delegation, seeking action against them.

Reacting to the warning issued by KPLT that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam, the JAC comprising of members from border villages in Dimapur said KPLT should “exhibit maturity and embrace realistic/logistic approach” before going to the media by “flexing muscles and threatening their neighbours”.

March 14

Security Forces arrested a militant of NDFB-IKS, identified as Joel Basumatary from Jalubazar area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District.

March 15

Tension ran high along the Nagaland–Assam border in Dimapur-Karbi Anglong border area after nine houses were set ablaze allegedly by encroachers in Khukuri basti area in Nagaland at the wee. According to Additional Superintendent of Police (SP-Border, Assam) S Ali Ahmed around 100 persons armed with sharp weapons, bows and arrows came to Khukuri basti village near Rangapahar border outpost under Dhansiri Police Station and set on fire nine houses.

March 16

 ‘According to the MHA the NDFB killed as many as 70 people in Assam during the last four years (2010-14). The Central Government has currently provided 10 additional companies of the CAPF to assist the State Police in containing activities of the anti-talks NDFB-IKS. Central intelligence agencies inputs suggest that the militants might target the common people in the run up to the parliamentary elections. The MHA has given special instructions to the law enforcing agencies to maintain strict vigil in areas where the Hindi-speaking people live.

ULFA-I 'commander in chief' Paresh Barua has expressed his gratitude to NSCN-K, CorCom of Manipur, KLO, NDFB and other “brotherly organizations” for their cooperation and help extended to the ULFA over the years.On the occasion of its ‘army day,’ (March 16) the ULFA 'commander-in-chief' has called upon senior leaders of the outfit “not to encourage in negative thinking and instead try to boost the morale of the cadres who are fighting the enemy valiantly in the field.”

The ULFA-I asked its members to re-strengthen the outfit. The outfit fears that certain members are still in close nexus with the security forces and constantly working to make dents in the outfit adds the report. At least eight ULFA-I cadres, including its 'commander' Partha Gogoi, were executed on the instructions of the ULFA-I's 'commander-in-chief', Paresh Baruah, for 'conspiring with Police and Security Forces to engineer a mass surrender of cadres in the last four months.

March 18

Explosives, grenades and detonators, were recovered from two persons in Baksa District . Altogether 26 pieces of high explosives, 36 grenades, 19 detonators and a bomb shell were recovered from the two at Kalajhar under Tamulpur Police Station, IGP-BTAD L R Bishnoi said.

March 19

Representatives of NSCN-K, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS and the Manipur-based PLA will participate in the deliberations for creation of an umbrella organisation in Taga of Sagaing division in north-western Myanmar on March 20. The meeting is likely to be convened by NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang, an influential leader in parts of northern Myanmar. However, it is going to be ULFA-I 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah who will be the main operator in the group.

NDFB-IKS demanded money from at least five candidates who are contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections. Police sources said that two of those who received demands from the militant outfit, Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency and Dr Parvez Ahmed, Trinamool Congress candidate for Barpeta constituency, have already reported the issue to the Police and their security has been tightened. However, the others who reportedly received calls from the militants are yet to report to the Police, sources added.

Police recovered two AK-56 rifles meant for NDFB-IKS militants from Chapaguri area in Chirang District. The arms were brought from Nagaland and were supposed to be handed over to cadres of the outfit at Barpeta Road.

March 20

SFs  intercepted a vehicle and arrested four persons, identified as Ramen Gogoi, Kulen Basa, Bitupan Barua and Arup Chutia, on NH-37 at Tiloinagar in Moran town of Dibrugarh District. Bitupan and Arup are former ULFA militants. SFs also recovered an AK-81 rifle, two magazines, a 7.65 pistol, three phones and four SIM cards from them.

SFs, after an encounter, arrested a KPLT militant, Mansing Tokbi, from Model village in Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one with one 7.65 pistol, 7 live ammunition and one mobile hand set from him.

First batch of Rengma Nagas who were displaced following tension between Rengma Nagas and Karbis and who took refuge in several relief camps since December 20 ,2013 returned home in Chokihola region under Nilip development block in Karbi Anglong District. Following an official letter issued by Prasanta Buragohain Deputy Commissioner (DC) Karbi Anglong on March 14, 542 Rengmas out of the 1002 who have been camping in Silonijan High School moved out for their homes. “Till now 787 Rengmas were taking shelter in three relief camps said RNSU President.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Saitom Rabha (20),from Khetri area of Guwahati and seized a US-made 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from him.

March 21

Unidentified militants picked up a civilian, Harsing Bey (35), from his residence located at Men Terang village under Dokmoka Police Station in Karbi Anglong District on March 20 and shot him dead, his dead body was recovered from a paddy field, about 1 kilometre from his house. Police suspects that the KNLA militants had demanded money from him and he also paid a part of the demanded money to the KNLA.

NDFB-IKS termed Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) constituency, as “anti-Bodo”. In a statement emailed to the media, NDFB-IKS leader B.R. Ferenga asked Bodo people not to vote for Bora alleging he was behind the anti-Bodo and other anti-tribal organisations in the state. the threat has prompted Assam Police to review and upgrade Bhupen Bora’s security. Inspector-General of Police (law and order) S.N. Singh told  there was a threat to Bora’s life from the outfit and additional arrangements have been made for his security. He, however, refused to divulge what arrangements had been made.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant from an undisclosed hotel in Guwahati. SFs recovered a .9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from the militant

March 22

SFs arrested two militants of the NDFB-IKS along with a computer professional in Baksa District. SFs recovered an AK-56 rifle, a magazine, seven rounds of ammunition, three grenades, two detonators and some extortion notes from the trio. The trio was identified as Ratneswar Boro alias Ritha and Rabiram Basumatary alias B. Rabha, along with a computer professional, Dipen Basumatary. However, IGP-BTAD L.R. Bishnoi, following the arrests, said Police arrested two militants from Kosukata village. The third was also arrested from the same village based on the confession of the other two.

ULFA-I is desperate to make its presence felt in the run-up to the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) polls, but the outfit does not have a strong presence on the ground to continue with a sustained offensive in any part of the State. The outfit desperately wanted to show its strength in the run-up to the elections, particularly because of the fact that the first phase of the polls will be held on April 7, which is the foundation day of the outfit.

March 23

SFs recovered an IED weighing three kilogram from a bamboo yard at Ramnagar area in Sonari in Sivasagar District.

March 24

NSA Shiv Shankar Menon expressed his concern about the use of smart phones with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic phones by terrorists and criminal elements. These phones were enabling terrorists as well as rumour-mongers to communicate with one another faster, leading to incidents like mass exodus of people of the northeast from different parts of the country as witnessed in the last communal and ethnic riots in BTC area [Assam], said Shiv Shankar Menon.

March 25

Two SF personnel were injured, in an encounter with militants of the NDFB-IKS, near Bombay Centre at Mazbat in Udalguri District. The injured duo was identified as Sindhe Prasad of CoBRA battalion of CRPF and Joyanta Roy of Assam Police.

Two BJP leaders from Sonari in Sivasagar District, Anup Singh Rajpurohit and Bina Rani Bhumiz, lodged a Police complaint of receiving an extortion demand of INR 500,000 each from ULFA-I.

March 27

SFs arrested two KPLT militants along with a linkman at Mentila near Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. The arrested militants were identified as Songja Teron and Longbiram Kramsa. The linkman was identified as Rohit Kramsa. SFs also recovered two 7.65 mm pistols, two magazines and six rounds of live ammunition their possession.

SFs arrested a suspected KPLT extortionist Samson Rongpi in Karbi Anglong District. Samson Rongpi had demanded INR 300,000 from a Diphu based contractor.

NDFB-IKS surrendered before the Police at Panbazar Police Station in Guwahati. The surrendered militants were identified as Nal Kumar Narzary alias N Nimangsa (29), Hemanta Narzary alias Lambu (32) and Niran Chumpramary alias C Naihat (37).

March 28

SFs arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist and recovered one mobile handset, bomb manufacturing thread and few small steel pipes from his residence Bambari of Deohall Tea Estate under Bordubi Police Station in Tinsukia District. According to police sources, the arrested Maoist has been identified as Anil Mallick (28). By profession, Anil has been working as a temporary employee of Deohall Tea Estate.

MHA has identified the entire state of Manipur and lower Assam region of Assam as the two areas in the northeast where the coming Lok Sabha election may be disrupted by militant outfits. While Meitei militant outfits under CorCom may create trouble in Manipur, it is the NDFB-IKS, which is being increasingly perceived as a threat in the lower Assam region. A source said all Meitei militant outfits in Manipur are being closely monitored as intelligence inputs have suggested that they would attempt to trigger violence before, and on, the day of polling.

March 30

The 12-hour curfew which was imposed from 6pm on March 29 in areas under Bijni and Amguri Police Stations of Chirang District following the Rejina Mashahary suspected rape and murder incidence, was relaxed for two hours from 4pm.

The 12-hour curfew which was imposed from 6pm on March 29 in areas under Bijni and Amguri Police Stations of Chirang District following the Rejina Mashahary suspected rape and murder incidence, was relaxed for two hours from 4pm.

NDFB-IKS warned that it will take action against the culprits who are involved in the rape and murder of a Bodo girl studying in HS 1st year at Amguri College if the Assam Police fails to arrest the rest of culprits in inhuman act.

March 30

The 'commander-in-chief' of the STF, Shivlal Murmu (33), was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Padumpukhuri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

March 31

'Area commander' of NDFB-IKS, identified as Medra Boro was killed while three other fled with injuries following an exchange of fire between the Police and a group of NDFB-S militants at Kamargaon under Sorbhog Police Station in Barpeta District.

Police arrested a senior cadre of the KLO, Krishna Barman alias Circuit (24), from Kodaldhowa under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District. A 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, 5 live rounds of ammunition, a cell phone and 10 KLO extortion notes were also recovered from his possession.

April 1

A militant belonging to NDFB-IKS, identified as Sanjib Basumatary, was arrested by Security Forces from Nutun Basti in Chirang District bordering Bhutan. A 7.65mm pistol, five live rounds of ammunition, a magazine, three cell phones, four SIM cards and INR 5,260 were recovered from him.

April 2

Three persons, including a woman, working at a construction site, were killed while one was injured when suspected NSLA militants fired upon them at Babubil under Gossaigaon subdivision in Kokrajhar District. Police sources said four to five armed militants in army fatigues came to an RCC bridge construction site and fired indiscriminately, killing two labourers and a truck driver. Sources said the militants had earlier demanded a ransom of INR 100000 after abducting the contractor involved in the construction of the bridge. Police sources suspect Deepak Hembrum, 'deputy commander-in-chief' of NSLA, carried out the attack. An empty cartridge and 10 rounds of live ammunition of AK-47 rifles were recovered from the spot.

The AASU said the Bangladeshis infiltrating into Assam from across the border is the prime factor behind the change in the State's demographic pattern and these illegal nationals play the role of a kingmaker in the time of elections. In a statement issued to the media, AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharyya said, "Number of Bangladeshis infiltrating into the State is increasing at a rapid rate and posing threat to the very survival of the indigenous people.

April 3

Ahead of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections, the AKRSU has renewed its demands for a separate Kamatapur State and the ST status to the ethnic community. A four-page memorandum in this regard was also submitted to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri District on March 31. The memorandum of the student organisation gave a detailed data from the past for its claim to have a separate State of Kamatapur and the inclusion of the community in the list of ST.

The student organisation has started its protest campaign called 'Pratibadi Janajagaran Sabha' from April 3 in all the District headquarters of the State to raise its various demands. The campaign will continue till April 20.

April 4

The SULFA Coordination Committee alleged that KMSS president Akhil Gogoi has links with the CPI-Maoist outfit and also had received training from the outfit in Jharkhand along with four other KMSS members in 2009. At a press conference, functionaries of the coordination committee claimed that they have evidence to prove this. The ruling Congress party said that there should be an inquiry regarding the alleged links of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi with the Maoists.

The All Assam SULFA Coordination Committee has urged its members across the State to cast 'conscience votes' in the Lok Sabha polls. The former militants' forum has asked its members to scrutinize the local candidates well and back those who would rehabilitate them and help them get jobs. Bijoy Hazarika, general secretary of the committee alleged that the Government has particularly discriminated a section of former ULFA rebels.

April 6

With the increased activities of militant groups in the Dima Hasao District in the run up to general elections, the Security Forces arrested one person, identified as Basudev Hojai along with a pistol and live ammunition from Harangajao market of Dima Hasao District on April 6 while he was travelling in a Bolero on his way to Silchar. During detailed search of the vehicle, one 7.62 mm Baretta Pistol with 10 live rounds loaded in the pistol with magazine were also found. Hojai was in possession of INR 1,030 and 2 mobiles with SIM card. He confessed that he was using the pistol and the vehicle and had come to support the election campaign of HSDP.

The KPLT, a Karbi Anglong-based militant group, called an indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh (shut down strike) from April 8, 2014. The KPLT called the bandh in protest against false promises made by Biren Singh Engti, MP from Karbi Anglong, and silence of candidates in poll fray on the outfit's autonomous State demand.

April 7

The Security Forces arrested one person, identified as Basudev Hojai along with a pistol and live ammunition from Harangajao market of Dima Hasao District on April 6 During detailed search one 7.62 mm Baretta Pistol with 10 live rounds loaded in the pistol with magazine were also found. Hojai was in possession of INR 1,030 and 2 mobiles with SIM card.

KPLT on April 6, called an indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh from April 8, 2014. The KPLT called the bandh in protest against false promises made by Biren Singh Engti, MP from Karbi Anglong.

April 8

First phase of the Lok Sabha polls held in five parliamentary constituencies of the State -- Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur recorded a turnout of 75 per cent. percentage of polling has been - 73 per cent at Jorhat, 80 per cent at Kaliabor, 74 per cent at Dibrugarh, 73 per cent at Tezpur, and 72 per cent at Lakhimpur.

The election was by and large peaceful, with no untoward incident reported ULFA-I unfurled its flag on the outskirts of Tezpur town on its 35th foundation day on April 8. The chairman of the group, Abhijit Asom, in his foundation day statement was critical of the operations carried out by security forces against it and the killing of its members and supporters but remained silent on the Lok Sabha elections, which was conducted in five seats in Assam.

April 11

NDFB-S militant identified as Dabla, was killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles and Assam Police in the morning of April 11 at Asraibari under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri District. A group of eight militants were taking shelter at Asraibari when theSFs raided the village. A huge cache of arms and ammunition along with some incriminating documents and a Nepalese passport were also recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

A cache of arms and ammunition were recovered in a joint search operation by Assam Rifles and Police from a forest near Kebalo village, some 3.5 kilometres from Haflong in Dima Hasao District. The recoveries comprise an AK 56 riffle, two bullets of AK 56, four grenades, one kilogrammes RDX, 22 gelatin sticks and four detonators.

KPLT called off its three-day indefinite bandh that began on April 8, at the Karbi Anglong District under Autonomous District constituency thus allowing April 12's scheduled second phase polling. The outfit decided to call off the bandh and allow people to cast their votes .

April 14

ULFA-I, called for celebrations of Rangali Bihu, the traditional Assamese festival. However, in a statement e-mailed to the media, the ULFA called upon Rangali Bihu celebration organisations and all artistes in Assam to refrain from facilitating showcasing of 'outside culture' including singing of Hindi movie songs as part of Bihu celebrations throughout the state.

April 16

The administration is concerned over the use of illegal weapons in BTAD. Election is scheduled to be held in BTAD that falls under Kokrajhar (ST) LS seat on April 24. The NDFB-IKS faction is active in the region. IGP (BTAD) L R Bishnoi said, "More than 90% licenced arms in BTAD have been collected following the Election Commission's safety norms. The rest will be collected in a day or two." However, the use of illegal weapons by Bodo militants and some activists of political parties are worrying the administration. "In Baksa district, at least 29 illegal arms have been seized so far, besides several grenades and explosives. We have intensified our operation against NDFB (S) and police have succeeded in eliminating at least five ultras. Incidents of violence among political parties are also worrying us," Bishnoi said. In Chirang, Police have so far seized two AK-56 guns, two pistols and two grenades, he added. At least six cases of violence between supporters of BPF and BPPF have been reported in the last few days. Bishnoi said, "Besides the existing force, eight additional companies of security forces have already been deployed in BTAD. Of them, four are in Baksa, two in Udalguri and one each in Chirang and Kokrajhar."

Independent candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma Brahma filed a complaint with the chief electoral officer and returning officer of Kokrajhar (ST) parliamentary constituency against the BPF and its president Hagrama Mohilary accusing him of indulging in large scale violence and intimidation by using sophisticated arms. In his complaint letter, Brahma, the consensus Independent candidate of the All Bodo Students' Union and its allies, said the situation in Baksa District was volatile and not conducive to free and fair elections if the situation spun out of control. Sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence were reported from several parts of Baksa under Kokrajhar constituency, forcing the District administration to order a flag march in the evening of April 16.

Election Commission ordered re polling in nine polling stations of Karimganj and Silchar Lok Sabha constituencies where polling could not take place on April 12 due to malfunctioning of EVMs and law and order problems.

April 17

KNLA militant with sophisticated arms was arrested by Dokmoka Police from Baghpani paharline in Karbi Anglong District. The arrested KNLA reported to be as 'Deputy Commander in chief' of the outfit, was identified as Rensing Rongpi. One M-16 rifle (LMG), one magazine and one mobile were recovered from his possession.

ULFA-PTF disowned one of its leaders, Naba Kumar Sarania who has contested the current parliamentary election from Kokrajhar constituency in Assam as an Independent candidate. ULFA appealed to the voters in Kokrajhar constituency not to vote for him as he had 'made mockery' of extreme sacrifices made by hundreds of martyrs of ULFA who laid down their lives for the 'national struggle.

Re-poll in the two polling booths of 117 Jogaimathura ME School in Lakhipur assembly segment and the other 59 Balighat LP School in Borkhola assembly segment under Silchar Parliamentary seat was peaceful. On an average, 66% of voters exercised their franchise in all the nine polling booths amidst tight security.

The Goalpara District administration has geared up for smooth conduct of the ensuing Lok Sabha polls to be held in the third phase in the State on April 24 for the two Lok Sabha segments, Dhubri and Guwahati.

April 18

Supporters of Pro-ULFA leader Naba Kumar Sarania who is consensus candidate of the Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency staged a protest at Mushalpur in Baksa District demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on the election office of Sarania at Sathesanka in the District in the evening of April 17.

Expressing concern over the spurt in violence in BTAD areas, BSS alleged that the Congress Government could be behind it to create confusion among voters.

April 19

SJA, a conglomeration of at least 20 ethnic and linguistic groups based in BTAD has alleged that the pro-talks faction of ULFA has asked all its members not to vote for independent candidate Hira Sarania in Kokrajhar constituency. A leader of the pro-talks group, Sarania entered the fray even though his organization is in peace talks with the Centre.

Police arrested a cadre of KNLA, identified as Long Ram Rongpi from a hideout in Karbi Anglong District.

The District Magistrate, Kokrajhar, Nitin Khade by an order has promulgated section 144 CrPC in Kokrajhar District across the International Boundary with Bhutan to prevent subversive activities of the militant outfits ahead or during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections slated for April 24,. In the order, the District Magistrate cautioned that there has been information from different sources of likelihood of movement of extremists near the Indo-Bhutan border on Indian side especially during the period of April 23 to April 24.The order would be in force with effect from 6 am of April 23 and will remain till 6 am of April 25.

April 20

Six GNLA militants were arrested by SFs at Borjhara village in Goalpara District. Four 7.65 mm pistols two country made rifles, two swords, number of live rounds, five mobile phones and three motorcycles have been recovered. The Army and Police had intensified its patrolling along Assam-Meghalaya border based on a tip-off that these terrorists, who operate in Williamnagar and Chokpot in Meghalaya, were to visit their home on the occasion of Good Friday and were also tasked to disrupt the Parliamentary elections in Assam scheduled on April 24 in the areas adjoining Meghalaya.

Two UPLF militants, identified as Dingdigao Dimasa and Debajit Nunisa were shot dead by a former DHD militant in Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong District. Three UPLF cadres came to Dhansiri area to collect money and forcefully entered the house of Nilendu Dimasa, former cadre of DHD. The former DHD cadre confronted the UPLF cadres and the two cadres were gunned down by him. Another UPLF cadre managed to escape from the spot.

April 21

A suspected cadre of KPLT was arrested after a brief encounter in Karbi Anglong District.

With numerous members of militant groups under ceasefire agreements with the Government staying in designated camps, the Assam Police is taking adequate measures to ensure that they cannot come out of the camps to create disturbances during the final phase of the polls on April 24. Highly placed police sources stated that more than 4,000 members of 13 militant groups under ceasefire agreements are now in the designated camps and majority of them are in the areas where the final phase of the polls will be held. However, some members of such groups are also staying in their residences. Arrangements have been made to ensure that the militants staying in the designated camps are not deprived of their rights to cast vote and they are being given facilities to cast vote through postal ballot.

ABSU came down against the divisive politics of Independent candidate Hira Sarania of ULFA-PTF and said that Hira playing narrow politics with Bodo and non-Bodo votes, is not at all a good sign for the integrity of the people of the region. ABSU President Promod Boro said ULFA leader Hira Sarania has created an atmosphere of hatred among the Bodos and non-Bodos by trying to divide the communities.

Dipen Terang suspected to be KPLT militant was arrested after a brief encounter in Karbi Anglong District.

The President of ABSU came down against the divisive politics of Independent candidate Hira Sarania alias Naba Kumar Sarania (a leader of ULFA-PTF) and said that Hira playing narrow politics with Bodo and non-Bodo votes, is not at all a good sign for the integrity of the people of the region. ABSU President Promod Boro said ULFA leader Hira Sarania has created an atmosphere of hatred among the Bodos and non-Bodos by trying to divide the communities.

April 22

Security has been increased in the lower Assam Districts and the entire BTAD area in view of the April 24 polls. Several battalions of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the BTAD and the lower Assam Districts apart from regular patrolling by Police. Checking has been intensified by the Police to keep a tab on anti-social activities. The Army and the SSB have been keeping a strict vigil on the inter-State boundaries and the 526-km long Indo-Bhutan international border areas to check infiltration of militants during election time.

April 23

Two persons were shot dead by suspected NDFB-IKS in pre poll violence at Bhogjhra village in Kokrajhar District.

The Kokrajhar District has altogether 622 polling stations out of which 80 polling stations have been identified as sensitive, 45 polling stations have been identified as very sensitive, 100 polling stations have been identified as hypersensitive, 20 polling stations have been identified as vulnerable, while 68 polling stations have been identified as critical.

Polling will be held to decide the fate of 74 candidates, including nine women, in Kokrajhar (ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong spread over the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Darrang, Udalguri, Morigaon, Nagaon, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup (Rural). Security has been tightened across all six constituencies, particularly in Kokrajhar district. 75 companies of security forces being deployed. Security has been tightened along the international border with Bangladesh and Bhutan in Dhubri, Barpeta and Mangaldoi constituencies too.

Seven NDFB cadres surrendered before the Sonitpur District Superintendant of Police. The surrendered militants deposited 12 AK 47 rifles, one 7.65 pistol, one 9 mm pistol, one .22 pistol, eight Indian grenades along with magazines.

With the fight for Kokrajhar boiling down to the issue of a separate Bodoland State, which has been raised by the rivals of BPF, the State's chief minister had rejected rejected further division of the state.

April 24

Police arrested two militants of NSCA in connection with the recent murder of Chandreswar Dihingia, an employee of Singlijan tea estate in Dibrugarh District. Sanjib Kujur, who claims to be the 'finance secretary' of the outfit, was picked up from Moran in Dibrugarh District around 6 pm. while Minuj Dhan was taken into custody from Lahowal in the same District at 4 pm.

April 25

The body of BPF member Amrit Boro was found in a paddy field at Odalbari Tarabari under Mushalpur Police Station in Baksa District. He was missing since the last three days

Arms, ammunition and cash were recovered during a joint operation conducted by Army and Police at Naharkotiya in Dibrugarh District. The Army in association with Naharkotiya Police and arrested one person, identified as Sourov Sonowal and recovered one 7.62 automatic pistol, four live cartridges, one magazine, PAN card, cash and a motor bike from his possession.

Five NLFB militants were arrested from Balipara in Udalguri District. A vehicle was also seized from them.

Re-poll would be held in seven polling stations in Kokrajhar Parliamentary seat falling under 28-Gossaigaon and 29-Kokrajhar West constituency where poll violence took place. The re-polling would be held in 313 Harbhanga Lower Primary (LP) School, 181 Harbhanga LP School, 192 and 193 Balapara LP Schools, 187 Jamutari LP School and 185 Bamunigaon LP School, 182 Madhujhar LP School and 307 Balapara JB School under 29-Kokrajhar West and 155 Nilaijhora LP School under 28-Gossaigaon constituency on April.

April 26

Two KNLA militants, identified as 'commander in chief' Sem Rongpher and 'sergeant' Jen Rongpher, were killed during a fire fight with Police in Sarthe Ronghang village under Uttar Borbil Police Outpost of Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. Two M-20 pistols with empty shells and one live ammunition, an IED with nine batteries five rounds of empty cases and five rounds of ammunition, extortion notes in KNLA letterhead, a bag and a mobile handset were recovered.

April 27

Tonsing Sangma, a militant leader of Meghalaya based UALA was arrested along with a woman overground worker, at Basistha, near Beltola of Guwahati.

Guwahati Railway Police (GRP) seized 220 detonators and 204 gelatin sticks from a person carrying the explosives in several bags from Shillong (Meghalaya) in Guwahati railway station.

April 28

Two NDFB-S militants Ramesh Boro and Raju Deka were arrested by 9 Punjab Regiment at Rangia railway station in Kamrup District along with a vehicle. Goalpara Police have taken into custody the arrested militant 'commander' of UALA and booked him for killing of seven unarmed Rabha civilians late last year.

April 29

An NDFB-S militant was killed in Udalguri District by joint Police team from Udalguri and Sonitpur District at Khubumguri village. A pistol and a high explosive grenade were recovered from him. According to Police, he was involved in the March 2, 2014 ambush on Assam Rifles (AR) in which four soldiers were injured.

A bomb exploded in a Government-run primary school near the Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi District. The bomb went off inside Kachurthal Lower Primary School in Katlichrerra educational block. Police have found a detonator and some wires from the blast site. This is suspected to be fallout of the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram.

Three men identified as as Mahatu, Manuj Giri and Kanu Gupta of Sirajuli were arrested for allegedly demanding money in the name of NDFB-S.

Nagaon Police arrested Dhiren Nath, a linkman of ULFA from Itachali area of Nagaon District, while he was collecting money from a business man. INR 1,00,000 was also recovered from him.

An official of Cachar Paper Mill (CPM), identified as Arindam who was abducted from the Rangamati area of Karimganj District on April 26 was released. Armed militants had appeared in the office at Rangamati, located on the border of Assam, Tripura and Mizoram, and kidnapped Arindam. The release was secured after payment of a ransom. The group affiliation of the militants is unknown.

The 'general secretary' of ULFA, Anup Chetia, who is currently in protective custody of Bangladesh has contacted some senior leaders of ULFA-PTF to put pressure on the Government to do the needful for ensuring his return. It has also been reported that ULFA-I faction did not have any effect on the Assam elections and only has a few militants remaining in Assam. The militant group has not been able to recruit from its strongholds such as Upper and Lower Assam Districts, but they have recruited a few from Dhemaji, Darrang and Sonitpur Districts. The ULFA faction is also facing shortage of funds and is finding it difficult to maintain its training camps in Myanmar. The 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA-I , Paresh Baruah who is in Ruli area of Myanmar-Chinese Border is keeping a low profile but is showing keenness regarding the prospects of electoral prospects of Naba Kumar Sarania ,a former ULFA militant who is contesting elections as an Independent candidate from the Kokrajhar constituency. Another prominent leader of ULFA-I faction Drishti Rajkhowa has shifted to Sherpur in Bangladesh, from Garo hills where he was staying in GNLA.

April 30

Three cadres of NDFB-IKS, identified as Rajai Mushahary, Custom Boro and Adlish Basumatary were killed in an encounter with Police in the Naojan Tinkhuti area under Gingia Police Station in Sonitpur District. The NDFB-IKS cadres were involved in the killing of Lalit Boro, a BJP worker, at Tinkhuti (Sonitpur District) on April 7.

NDFB-IKS slammed the NDFB-RD faction over the killings of members of the outfit and warned that the retaliation would be the answer if he (Daimary) does not stop the fratricidal killings with the help of Indian Army and anti Bodo agents The 'general secretary of the NDFB-IKS, B Saoraigwra in a press statement alleged that the killing of one NDFB cadre named Saolun Daimary on April 29 in an encounter with the joint search operation of Assam Police at Asrabari was a fake encounter where they have clear evidence on that.

May 1

NDFB-IKS militants in Baksa District of BTAD shot dead three persons, including two women, and injured an infant. According to Police sources, a group of the extremists entered the house of the family near Ananda Bazar area in the night and opened indiscriminate fire, killing the three. The assailants fled after committing the crime.

Militants attacked Dhananjoy Nath, District correspondent of a Guwahati-based Assamese daily Dainik Janasadharan in Kokrajhar District. Superintendent of Police Kokrajhar District stated that this could be a case of extortion as the victim owned a shop and the attack was a bid to extort money from him.

Police launched an operation in Borpothar under Bokajan sub-division of Karbi Anglong District and arrested three KPLT militants. The Police recovered an extortion note and four mobiles from them.

May 2

Seven people, including two children and four women, were killed in an attack by suspected NDFB-IKS militants in Balaparajan Village-1 under Goreswar Police Station in Kokrajhar District under BTAD of Assam. A group of heavily armed extremists swooped down on two houses in the village at around 1 am and opened indiscriminate fire, killing seven persons on the spot. Two persons were seriously injured.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called the attacks a cowardly act. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke to Tarun Gogoi, and promised to send 10 additional companies of Central paramilitary forces sought by the State Government.

The BPPF said the killing in the BTAD could be a handiwork of the Government agency to divert the attention of the people who are by and large going against the ruling party. He also demanded a high level inquiry into the incident.

Inspector-General of Police (BTAD) L.R. Bisnoi said the militant group had targeted civilians to avenge the killing of three militants of the outfit in an encounter with a joint team of the Police and the Central Reserve Police Force in Sonitpur District on April 30. The NDFB-IKS also has earlier warned the State and Government of India for tit for tat action against the systematic killings of their members and also cautioned the founder Chairman of the NDFB, Ranjan Daimary to stay away from involving in fratricidal killings.

The Sanmilito Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho - an umbrella body of non-Bodo organisations, threatened to cut off the lifelines to the Northeast for an indefinite period if the killing of innocent persons does not stop in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District immediately. Spokesperson for the organisation, Jamsher Ali, said if one more innocent person is killed in the BTAD, they will launch indefinite economic blockades at Srirampur and Baxirhat from May 5, cutting off the region from the rest of the country.

Reacting to the latest killings in the BTAD, KMSS leader, Akhil Gogoi sought deployment of the army and demanded resignation of chief minister Tarun Gogoi and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary for their "failure" to maintain law and order.

Clearly mentioning the involvement of the dreaded NDFB-IKS group in the killing of several innocent civilians at different areas under the BTAD, the Assam Police, said the Bodo rebel group has become frustrated and as a result, they have chosen a "soft target". Talking to reporters after attending a series of high level security meetings at Dispur, State DGP Khagen Sarma said, "Stern action will be taken against NDFB (S) group." "In the last few months, 18 important cadres of NDFB (S) outfit were killed in encounter with security forces and also 42 important cadres of the outfit surrendered before security forces," he said. "To show its strength, the outfit had earlier tried to attack security forces and Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB, but failed in its attempt and became frustrated. To make its presence felt, they carried out the attack on civilians yesterday," he added.

Former ULFA leader and Independent candidate for Kokrajhar parliamentary constituency seat, Naba Sarania alias Hira Sarania, who was backed by the Sanmila Janagosthiya Aikya Mancha in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, suspected the involvement of the BPF in the ongoing Kokrajhar violence. Addressing the press in the city, Sarania said, "The government said it had information that such clashes might occur. If it did have prior information, why didn't the government take any steps to prevent the violence. There is definitely some involvement of the government in this ongoing violence." The former ULFA leader appealed to the government to take steps to end the mindless violence and threatened to launch an economic blockade in the State if it failed to do so. He said, "If the violence and killings does not stop by May 5, we will launch an economic blockade in all the entry gates of Lower Assam like Boxirhat Gate, Srirampur Gate, etc."

Minority students' organisations in Assam have blamed BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary and chief minister Tarun Gogoi for the ongoing violence in the BTAD.

Police rescued five people who were abducted by suspected KPLT militants at gunpoint by a 10 to 12-member group of KPLT from the Geleki area in Karbi Anglong District on National Highway 37 near Kaziranga National Park. The abductees were taken to an undisclosed hill range .The police said that they arrested suspected cadres of KPLT and with the information gathered from interrogation search was launched resulting in safe return of all five.

May 3

Nine more bodies were recovered from a village in Baksa District in the morning, taking the toll to 32 in the violence unleashed by NDFB-IKS militants in BTAD area in Assam. The bodies of the victims, including four children and two women, were recovered from Khagrabari village under Salbari sub-division adjacent to the Manas National Park, official sources said. Besides Chirang and parts of Dhubri Districts, indefinite curfew has also been imposed in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts where 23 people were killed. The violence started when heavily armed NDFB-IKS militants entered a house and shot dead three members of a family, including two women, and injured an infant of a minority community near Ananda Bazar area in Baksa District on May 1. This was followed by indiscriminate firing by the insurgents at Balapara-I village in neighbouring Kokrajhar District in the early hours on May 2 which left eight persons dead and injuring several others in their own houses. Again, in the night of May 2, 12 bullet-riddled bodies, including those of five women and a child, were recovered from Nankekhadrabari and Nayanguri villages in Baksa District where nearly 100 houses and a wooden bridge were set ablaze by the militants. The Army has been staging flag marches in the violence-hit areas to instil confidence among people and to bring the situation under control, sources said.

Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims continued to flee their homes in western Assam. Curfew was relaxed for four hours in Kokrajhar from noon as no fresh attacks were reported in the last 24 hours. Thirty-two people have been killed since May 1. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said about 300 people from both the communities had taken shelter at relief camps.

The general secretary of AAMSU Rezaul Karim Sarkar alleged BTC that chief Mohilary is the sole perpetrator of killings of people from the minority community in the BTAD. Ruling out the involvement of the NDFB-IKS in the ongoing killings, the AAMSU leader demanded the immediate arrest of BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma, accusing her of fanning the flames of hatred against the minority people for apparently rejecting her party in the recently-held Lok Sabha elections. Sarkar also demanded that the Congress snap its ties with the BPF and exhorted legislators and cabinet ministers from the minority community to quit the Congress government and the party for the interest of the minority community if the Congress government continues the alliance with the BPF.

Condemning the killing of innocent villagers in BTAD, people from different walks of life have advocated seizure of illegal arms in the region.The governor of Assam, JB Patnaik said house-to-house search should be conducted to bring an end to this problem. A senior police official said more than 100 illegal arms have been seized in BTAD during the time of elections. He added that since January 2014, 42 militants of NDFB-IKS have laid down their arms, while 18 others have been killed in encounters by police and the Army. According to sources, there are around 200 members of NDFB-IKS active in BTAD at present.

"The arms which are available in BTAD have led to these killings. This is a very unfortunate incident and we condemn it. We have been appealing to the state government for seizure of all the illegal arms at the earliest, but there is no action from the authorities concerned," said Aditya Khaklari, general secretary of AATS.

Guwahati Sanmilita Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Mancha, a citizens' forum which organized a met demanded a judicial inquiry into the violence. Hafiz Rashid Ahmed Choudhury, senior advocate and state president of Samajwadi party, said the arms available in BTAD should be seized. "Arms are the main problem. The arms should be seized as soon as possible," he added. "We would like to appeal to the people as a whole that this is not a communal violence but a political one. People are being killed for political reasons. The leaders and public representatives should refrain from making statements which can ignite communal tension," he added.

Senior BPF legislator Pramila Rani Brahma, whose arrest has been demanded by a section in the Congress for the violence in BTAD demanded a CBI probe into the attacks to get to the bottom of the truth.

Responding to criticism about his alleged failure to check fresh violence, Hagrama Mohilary, BPF president and chief executive member of BTC which governs the BTAD, said he would not mind if the BTC was dismissed if this could restore normalcy in the area. He said there were reports about the involvement of the NDFB-IKS and appealed to all to maintain peace.

Cachar Police suspects the involvement of NSCN-K behind the incident when an IED, 35 gelignite sticks, caches of nitroglycerine and nitrocellulose and 20 powerful detonators were recovered a bus on May 1 at Sibtilla in Cachar District. The Police stated that the explosives were to be used to blow up a bridge on the Barak river near Pailapoor township in Cachar District.

May 4

Three militants belonging to NDFB-IKS militants were killed in two separate encounters with a joint team of the Police; the CRPF; and the Army in Sonitpur and Udalguri Districts.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said, "During the last few days, there have been wanton acts of depredation leading to the deaths of 32 persons, mainly women and children. Out of these 32 persons, 31 belonged to minority community. The objective of this group seems to be aimed at starting a full fledged communal conflagration," reports "It is noteworthy that these acts (of violence in Kokrajhar and Baksa regions of Assam) started only after the group started steadily losing its cadres either by surrender or elimination during operations when they opened fire on the forces," Shinde said, without naming the "group", NDFB-IKS. He added that the MHA had already deployed 43 companies of Central Forces and was in the process of sending an additional 1,000 personnel. In addition, he noted, 1,500 soldiers of the Army had been positioned in the violence-hit areas. "These numbers are not fixed and can be increased as per requirement," he said.

The State government decided to hand over the investigation to the NIA. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said, "Let the NIA investigate who is involved… I want to coordinate with neighbouring Bhutan as the militants may hide there after committing the crime. If the NIA comes then that can be done."

The NDFB-IKS, meanwhile, has denied its involvement in the violence, claiming it was "a political conspiracy by the Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities." A press statement by NDFB's 'Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing)', N.E. Esara, said: "We ask the Assam government and its officials to stay away from such accusation without the slightest justification."

Tarun Gogoi turned down the demand to arm those affected by violence in BTAD for self-defence, following strong opposition from Bodo and non-Bodo organisations.

Main problem in Assam now is the abundance of illegal weapons not only with the militants but also with former militants and other anti-social elements. Inspector General of Assam Police, Law and Order, S.N. Singh revealed that more than 28,000 persons in the State have licensed weapons, but there have been hardly any report of misuse of such weapons. The problem is with illegal weapons and though the Assam Police is maintaining a drive to recover such weapons, the problem still remains. He said that since January, 2014 more than 160 illegal weapons have been seized and interestingly around 90 percent of those were recovered from the BTAD area.

In the wake of allegations levelled by Minister Siddique Ahmed and a whole lot of non-Bodo organizations that the BPF was behind the recent violence in the BTAD, and the demand that BPF leader Pramila Rani Brahma should be booked for her controversial statement, the BPF, on May 5, counter-attacked Ahmed and organizations that had blamed the party for the recent violence. BPF Member of Parliament P (Rajya Sabha) Biswajit Daimary said, ''Siddique Ahmed is trying to exploit Muslim sentiment, adding, ''Behind the BTAD violence, external forces have been at work. We welcome the investigation to be conducted by the NIA. Some organizations are blaming the BPF because of the fear that the NIA investigation will reveal the whole truth.''

May 5

One more body was recovered at Joypurghat in Baksa District's Narayanguri taking the total death to 33 in BTAD violence.

Dispur has requisitioned National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel to carry out a search operation in the Beki river for missing persons after the violence at Narayanguri and Khagrabari in Baksa District since May 1

Report says that main problem in Assam now is the abundance of illegal weapons not only with the militants but also with former militants and other anti-social elements. Inspector General of Assam Police, Law and Order, S.N. Singh revealed that more than 28,000 persons in the State have licensed weapons, but there have been hardly any report of misuse of such weapons. The problem is with illegal weapons and though the Assam Police is maintaining a drive to recover such weapons, the problem still remains. He said that since January, 2014 more than 160 illegal weapons have been seized and interestingly around 90 percent of those were recovered from the BTAD area.

AAMSU has demanded immediate dissolution of the present BTC to ensure safety and security of the non-Bodos, particularly the Muslims, living in the BTAD areas.

Law and order situation is continuing to improve in Districts of Baksa and Kokrajhar. No incident of violence has been reported for last 72 hours. Meanwhile the twelve hour Bandhs called by Muslim Students' Union of Assam (MUSA) and by a conglomerate of 25 organisations in Cachar district to protest the recent killings in BTAD brought life to a standstill in Assam.

Few of violence were reported during the bandh in Assam. The bandh paralysed life in Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Dibrugarh and Cachar Districts with most shops, educational institutions and business establishments remaining shut. Its effect was partial in Bongaigaon and the Upper Assam Districts of Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat with only a few shops and educational institutions remaining closed. Four people were injured in police firing in Assam's Nagaon District on a mob protesting against BTAD violence during the 12-hour state-wide bandh The Police fired on the mob at Doboka area when supporters of Muslim Students Union, which had called the bandh, attacked and threw stones at them when asked to withdraw the road blocks.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has assured a delegation of the SJAM the Government would take immediate steps to seize all illegal weapons. He further said that he has requested the GoI not to withdraw para-military forces from the State and to station them for a longer period to instill confidence among the people.

An individual was arrested at Marwaripatty, near Nagon. A 9mm Pistol and two live ammunitions were recovered from him.

NIA and Assam Police held a high-level meeting to chalk out a co-ordinated strategy to probe the BTAD killings. Although the NIA is yet to formally register a case in this connection, the Assam government has referred five cases. Police suspect the involvement of NDFB-IKS in the killings. "The support required by the NIA, including logistics and manpower, to carry out the investigation were discussed in the meeting," a Police official said. A preliminary report about the violence will be submitted, after which the NIA will formally take up the investigation.

26 people including five forest officials have been arrested in connection with the massacre from Narayanguri. Police officials stated that "Empty cartridges of forest department sanctioned rifles and mobile phones were recovered from the villages where the attack took place. The villages are located on the edge of Manas National Park. Preliminary investigations revealed that some of forest volunteers were former militants and still had connections with Bodo ultras."

Police said the NDFB-IKS had carried out the massacres in Baska and Korajahar to avenge the killing of three of their cadres in an encounter in Sonitpur District on April 30. However, the affected people,the AIUDF, which is the major Opposition party in the State, SJA and some of its constituent organisations pointed a finger at the BPF he ruling party in the BTAD. They alleged that the former cadres of the erstwhile BLT had carried out the attacks on Muslim families as a BPF legislator and senior leader, Pramila Rani Brahma, had alleged that the party candidate from the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency, Chandan Brahma, was likely to lose the elections as the majority Muslims had not voted for him. Brahma later withdrew the statement on a party directive. The BPF was formed by former leaders of the erstwhile BLT. The BPF, however, denied any involvement of those cadres and maintained that the massacre of Muslims had nothing to do with the election.

Meanwhile, indefinite curfew imposed in neighbouring Chirang District of the BTAD since the night of May 2 was relaxed for six hours from 10 am on May 4, District administration said.

May 6

Death toll in BTAD violence violence has gone up to 39 with seven more bodies being recovered from near the Beki River in Baksa District So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in Baksa, while the remaining seven were recovered in Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) LR Bishnoi said.

State ADGP A. P. Rout said, "Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force and Assam Police searched 40 kilometre stretch of the Beki River and recovered the dead bodies. If necessary, search operation will be extended further",. Sources said the situation in both Baksa and Kokrajhar is still tense, but under control. 36 permanent Police pickets have been set up in the violence-affected areas of the two Districts. Sources further stated that the State administration is closely monitoring situation in the BTAD and other parts of Assam. Meanwhile, Security personnel on recovered three firearms, 45 rounds of ammunition and a grenade from BTAD.

The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

SFs have been directed to launch an intensive drive for recovery of illegal weapons with the assistance of Army in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts. The Assam Government has decided to institute a judicial inquiry to probe into the sudden eruption of violence in BTAD. The decision to institute a judicial inquiry was taken at a security meeting held in Dispur

Bodo organizations called for an arms-free society and urged the State Government to seize all weapons, illegal and licensed, from citizens, including surrendered militants.The BPPF the main Opposition in BTC which governs the BTAD, said the Bodos had suffered most because of availability of illegal arms in Assam. BPPF President Rabiram Narzary said that over a hundred people, including 25 party workers, had become victims of illegal arms since 2006. He said the party has been long demanding seizure of all illegal arms but the Government has not taken any step to root out the menace. Narzary accused the State Government of giving scope to militants to carry out illegal activities. Without taking names, he alleged that illegal arms were being used under political patronage.

A bomb blast took place in the house of Abdul Awal, a medicine trader at Katiar-Alga village under Fakirganj Police station in Dhubri District. However, no one was injured in the blast. A source in the village said unknown men had demanded INR 500,000 from Awal since April 15.

NIA and Assam Police held a high-level meeting to chalk out a co-ordinated strategy to probe the BTAD killings Although the NIA is yet to formally register a case in this connection, the Assam government has referred five cases. Police suspect the involvement of NDFB-IKS "The support required by the NIA, including logistics and manpower, to carry out the investigation were discussed in the meeting," a Police official said. A preliminary report about the violence will be submitted, after which the NIA will formally take up the investigation.

May 7

Death toll in BTAD violence has gone up to 39 with seven more bodies being recovered from near the Beki River in Baksa District. So far, 32 bodies have been recovered in Baksa, while the remaining seven were recovered in Kokrajhar, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) LR Bishnoi said

Baksa deputy commissioner Vinod Seshan told that a search and rescue team of the NDRF's first battalion is on its way from Guwahati and they will launch a full-fledged search operation in the river in the morning. ADGP A. P. Raut, said 15 people are still missing from the area. It is suspected that these persons could have drowned in the river while attempting to escape the attackers. The deputy commissioner said normality is returning to Baksa District as no fresh incidents of violence have been reported from any part of the District in the last 90 hours. A relief camp has been set up at Gobardhana where around 500 people are taking shelter. "We are providing them food and other necessary items," Seshan said.

District unit of AASU staged sit-in-demonstration, calling all communities and factions in trouble-torn BTAD to restrain themselves for restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

The inmates of a relief camp at Narayanguri in Assam's Baksa District, produced the identity card of a Manas National Park staff before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as "evidence" of the alleged involvement of forest personnel in the carnage on May 1. The identity card of Mallajit Kherkatary, conservation volunteer for Manas Tiger Project under the BTC was found by residents the next day during a search for bodies.

ABSU expressed its serious concern over news pointing to the involvement of some forest personnel in the killings of innocent villagers in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts and strongly condemned the State government for its failure to seize illegal firearms available in the BTAD. The ABSU members staged a protest at Dighalipukhuripar, against the recent spurt in violence in the BTAD. On the issue of availability of illegal firearms in the BTAD, ABSU president Pramod Boro, said, "State government has admitted that illegal firearms are available in large number in BTAD, but has failed to seize the same. Every time when violence breaks out, the government announces that all illegal firearms will be seized. Government must seize all illegal firearms available in BTAD."

A home department source said curfew was relaxed for the entire day in Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang Districts and 36 fixed Police pickets had been set up in affected areas of Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called for urgent Central intervention in the face of fears that the situation may deteriorate after May 16. He held that while the rest of the State has witnessed decentralisation of power through the Panchayati Raj system, in the BTC areas powers have not been devolved to the grassroot level. There should be decentralisation of power in the BTAD areas, he demanded. He held the opinion that the BPF alone was not in a position to handle the situation and the State Government should act. He further suggested review of the Bodoland Act.

Tarun Gogoi said his Government would break the alliance with the BPF in "five minutes" if its involvement in the BTAD killings is proved.

Government has moved to the Centre seeking 50 additional companies of security personnel to meet any untoward situation following declaration of the Lok Sabha election results on May 16. The request for more forces was made given reports of the possibility of post-result violence in the state, especially in the BTAD, which remains peaceful but tense. Tarun Gogoi said additional forces have been requisitioned to prevent any repeat of the unrest witnessed recently in the BTAD after declaration of results. Already 34 companies have been deployed in the BTAD. "We are preparing to meet any eventuality," he said. Gogoi said a special force would be set up to recover illegal arms and provide security in the vulnerable areas of the BTAD. "It will have a local component. The modalities will be worked out. We will also set up a rehabilitation commission in the state for prompt relief to the affected," he added.

AASU staged sit-in-demonstration, calling all communities and factions in trouble-torn BTAD to restrain themselves for restoration of peace and normalcy in the State.

At least six rifles of the Manas National Park are still missing following the burning down of the Narayanguri camp of the Park by an irate mob immediately after the massacre in the nearby village by militants suspected to be belonging to NDFB-IKS.

May 8

The official death toll in the carnage went up to 40 with the recovery of a boy's body from the Beki river in the Moinabari area in Baksa District in the violence in BTAD but there has been no fresh violence for the past four days.

Abodo Suraksha Samiti staged a three hour long hunger strike in front of the Raj Bhawan in the Guwahati city, demanding action against the culprits against the recent case of the killings of Muslims in the BTAD region. The protestors demanded for the immediate arrest of BPF Chief Hagrama Mohillary and MLAs Pramila Rani Brahma and Biswajit Daimary, who have been accused to be behind these killings. They also stated that if such a situation remains then they would never let the formation of a separate Bodoland come true.

Welcoming investigation by the NIA in the BTAD killings and seizure of illegal arms from the Bodo area, Samitee and Scheduled Tribe members said the role of Oboro (non-Bodo) organisations could not be ignored. They said the latter's goal was to dilute the BTC (formed under the Sixth Schedule) by introducing the panchayati raj. They urged a probe against Naba (alias Hira) Sarania, the consensus candidate of Sanmilito Jonogosthiyo Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency. They said the ULFA leader, who did not have a valid surrender certificate, was "likely to maintain some of his followers under his command with sufficient unsurrendered weapons".

Tarun Gogoi said that a 'security force', comprising local recruits, would be raised to man sensitive areas in the BTAD areas. Chief Minister said that there was no plan to provide personal arms to villagers in the violence-hit areas, but "we will ensure more security in all the vulnerable areas in BTAD".

Tarun Gogoi stressed the decline in civilian killings in Assam and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs letter of appreciation for successfully containing the BTAD violence to dismiss demands for his resignation from within the state's Congress Legislature Party.

Two militants belonging to NDFB-IKS identified as Rakha Daimari alias Ruben Daimari and Benamien Daimari were arrested by SFs with arms and ammunition in the area 15 kilometre north east of Company Operating Base, Kalaigaon in Darrang District. One 7.65 mm CM pistol along with two live rounds, bank receipt notes worth thousands, five mobile phones with seven SIM cards, a two GB memory card and various incriminating documents were also recovered from their possession by the Army.

Bank receipt notes of more than INR one lakh, five mobile phones and various incriminating documents were seized from their possession.

May 9

A body of a female minor was recovered near Beki river in Baksa District taking the death toll to 41 in BTAD violence. Eight more villagers, including seven minors, are still reportedly missing. However, with no fresh incident of violence reported in the last few days, normalcy is slowly returning to the BTAD.

More than a week after being rendered homeless, the process of homecoming has begun for villagers of Nonk Khagrabari, Narayanguri in Baksa District.

BPF Chief, Hagrama Mohilary rushed to New Delhi to clear the allegations of the party's involvement in the BTAD violence. In a meeting with senior officials of the MHA. Mohilary and party leaders argued that the BPF's name was being dragged into a controversy despite no involvement. "They (BPF) said that their names were being dragged into the controversy even though they were not involved in the violence," a senior official said. Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushilkumar Shinde in a recent statement had hinted the NDFB-IKS faction might have carried out the attacks. There are, however, no further reports from intelligence agencies since May 3 on the outfit's role, sources said.

SJSS, AAMSU AND SGM Asom submitted a memorandum to State Governor JB Patnaik, demanding end to the BTAD violence. The three organisations mainly demanded: Immediate action against the rulers of the BTC, who have been alleged to be involved in the recent mass killing at Narayanguri in Baksa District, seizure of illegel arms in the BTAD within a certain period, high level judicial probe by a Supreme Court judge into the BTAD violence, immediate review of the BTC Accord to find alternative solution to the problems, to hold round table conference with the representatives of all ethnic and other democratic organisations and to create a national consensus against creation of separate Bodoland. The memorandum submitted by these three organisations stated: "The non-Bodos, especially minorities who altogether constitute the majority population there have lost their confidence in the politicians as well as the government, especially the forest officials who are allegedly involved in the killings." The three organisations also demanded immediate intervention of the Governor in the law and order situation in the BTAD areas.

The militants belonging to NDFB-IKS are shifting towards Bhutan from BTAD areas in small groups following pressure mounted against them by Police and Security Forces. Highly placed security sources said that in the last part of April, Police and Security Forces received an input that after suffering severe setbacks in counter-insurgency operations in the last few months, the NDFB-IKS was planning to target Hindi-speaking people, Muslims and members of the NDFB-RD, suspect to be helping the forces in the counter-insurgency operations. In the forenoon of May 1, a message was intercepted by the security agencies that the outfit would launch an attack on Muslims. The intercepts received by the security agencies proved that senior leader of the NDFB-IKS, B Bidai, who was in constant touch with IK Songbijit, who is in Myanmar, orchestrated the recent attacks in BTAD, while another hardcore member Rongabaja was involved in the attacks. The groups which launched the attacks went towards Bhutan immediately. Interestingly, a few months back, Bidai was in touch with a few senior officers of the Assam Police discussing ways to come over ground. But later, he did not come overground and he is now the mastermind of most of the operations of the outfit. Sources also said that the NDFB-IKS militants have managed to make makeshift shelters in Bhutan where they retreat whenever pressure on them is mounted. But they do not have full-fledged camps as was the case before Operation All Clear in December, 2003.

May 10

Two more bodies of minors were recovered near Beki river in Baksa District, taking the toll in the mayhem allegedly unleashed by the BPF supported miscreants in BTAD to 43.

May 11

Police intercepted a car at Chapaguri in Chirang District and recovered a M-16 rifle with silencer, a 303 rifle and 140 rounds of ammunition. Police said the arms were being brought from Dimapur for NDFB-IKS cadres. One person has also been arrested.

Cabinet Minister Siddique Ahmed alleged that violence in BTAD occurred because strong action had not been taken against the perpetrators in 2008. "Had proper action been taken against those who perpetrated violence in Udalguri District of BTAD in 2008, killings would not have rocked the area in 2012 and 2014. The repetition of violence in BTAD is a result of the guilty not being punished," Ahmed said.

May 12

Body of a 65 year-old lady, identified as Mosa Bhanu, was fished out from the Beki river in Narayanguri, a senior official said. Earlier, two more bodies of have been recovered in Assam's Baksa and Barpeta Districts taking the toll to 46 in attacks in BTAD.

Inspector-General of Police S.N. Singh said that the toll has gone up to 46 (Baksa 39 and Kokrajhar seven) and the number of those arrested to 30. "There has been no fresh incident of violence since May 2. Five NDFB (S) [National Democratic Front of Bodoland - Songbijit] cadres have surrendered today, four in Dhemaji and one in Baksa. We have also seen the recovery of five arms and 45 rounds of live ammunition," Singh said.

Student organisations and NGOs in Kokrajhar District joined hands in protest against the continued violence in BTAD, while the National Commission for Minorities suggested Dispur set up fast-track courts for quick disposal of the violence-related cases in the area. The protesters demanded seizure of illegal arms, security for every citizen in the BTAD and punishment for the culprits involved in the killings.

Trade Union Initiative, while condemning the recent violence in BTAD, has called for immediate repeal of the Bodo Accord and implementation of the Bhupinder Singh Committee recommendations. The Assam Government undermined the report of the Bhupinder Singh Committee (which was formed by the then Central Government in 1991) that proposed a democratic framework with multiple levels of autonomy which, if implemented, could have ensured the rights of all communities including the Bodos, it said. Lower Assam NGO Forum, under the banner of NGOs United for Peace, started a peace march (Shanti Yatra) in violence-affected places of BTC region with the message of peace and communal harmony.

Senior Congress MLA Anjan Dutta, urged the Congress leadership to review its ties with coalition partner BPF, which has been accused of being involved in the BTAD killings.

Children are the worst sufferers of the recent carnage in BTAD. Till date 14 bodies of children have been found, 10 are still missing and are feared dead. Even their condition at the relief camps at Narayanguri in the Baksa District is deplorable with no proper arrangements for babies. Out of the 200 minors at the camp, 85 are in the age group of 0-six years. Altogether 498 people have taken shelter at the relief camps.

Assam Government claimed that the BJP had taken the help of NDFB-IKS in Lok Sabha polls for electoral gains in the State.

UNLF 'chairman' RK Meghen alias Sanayaima was produced before NIA Court in Guwahati. The NIA has charged 19 members of UNLF including Meghen with multiple cases including waging war against India, extortion and procuring arms from foreign countries. UNLF chief was reportedly arrested on November 30, 2010 in Bihar's East Champaran District, while trying to cross over to India from Bangladesh. The claim is denied by the outfit alleging that Meghen was abducted by Indian and Bangladeshi security services in Dhaka on September 29, 2010 and forcibly brought to India.

Further, amidst apprehensions about militant-sponsored disturbance before and after May 16, the date for Lok Sabha polls results declaration, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma informed that the State is well-equipped to thwart any kind of nefarious design.

Police have altogether arrested 27 persons, including forest guards, in connection with the attacks and have launched a hunt for forest official Amiyo Kumar Brahma who was picked up for questioning immediately after the Narayanguri attack on May 2 but was later released. Brahma is absconding. NIA is probing violence following a request by the State Government.

The overall situation in the entire Baksa District is under control with imposition of curfew during the night hours.

May 13

Three persons, including two women, were arrested with explosives on them at Diphu Railway station in Karbi Anglong District, the Police said. According to police, 27 packets of gelatine (containing 648 sticks) and nine coils of fused wire (90 meter) were recovered from their possession. The arrested persons have been identified as Thanga Mizo and his wife Opoi Mizo and another woman identified as Rody Parate. According to initial investigation, the explosive materials were brought to Diphu from Guwahati in a train by the three, however both the women has denied Police charges and claimed that they are not involved.

Assam Police revealed the names of nine militants of NDFB-IKS who allegedly carried out attacks in three villages in BTAD, killing at least 46 people, including 22 children. DGP Khagen Sarma told that the nine cadres, identified as Rikha, Romilo, Anon, Yakhab, Laswi, Ranjabaja, Sizo, Fuler and Futhai, had executed plans worked out by the outfit's 'chairman' I.K. Songbijit, 'general secretary' Swarangra and "commander" B. Bidai. "The militant group was involved in the attacks but we are probing to find out if anyone helped them to carry out the attacks," he added. The Police have been claiming the involvement of NDFB-IKS in the May 1 and 2 attacks on Narayanguri and Khagrabari villages in Baksa District and Balapara in Kokrajhar District while survivors of the violence claimed that former BLT and BPF cadres which rules BTC that governs the BTAD, were behind the attacks.

Former ADG of the BSF PK Mishra, alleged a nexus between bureaucrats and illegal Bangladeshis saying, bureaucrats and Forest Department officials in Assam sold large tracts of forest land to illegal Bangladeshi migrants with fraudulent process. Mishra was deployed in the extreme areas along the India-Bangladesh border from 1971 till 1990. The presences of about six crores illegal Bangladeshi migrants are posing maximum threat to India's security. Referring to the recent carnage in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts, Mishra said until and unless the issue of illegal migration is not taken seriously, such incidents will certainly occur in the near future.

In response to the request by Assam Government, the Centre has agreed to dispatch 30 companies of additional paramilitary forces to augment security measures in the violence-affected BTC areas. We have asked for 50 companies (100 personnel each) from the Home Ministry to maintain law and order in BTAD. Of them, 30 companies will be provided by the Centre," Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told a press conference.

Two 303 rifles with ammunition were taken away from the PSO of Bhakta Hira, a trader, at Kherbari in Sonitpur District.

One of the kingpins of the FICN racket, Badal Uddin Laskar, was arrested by BSFs in Cachar District. Satish Budakote, a deputy inspector-general of BSF's frontier headquarters in Masimpur cantonment, said fake currency with a face value of INR 15, 0000 recovered from his possession. Cachar and Karimganj Districts in South Assam are fast emerging hubs of fake currency transactions. The FICN is printed in adjoining Bangladesh and circulated in the region.

May 14

Indian Army and Assam Police personnel killed six militants of KPLT, including its 'commander-in-chief', Bikash Teron alias Kangthur in a gun battle at at Langtibuk, of the Singhason hill in Karbi Anglong District. The other cadres are yet to be identified. Two AK 47 rifles and one 12 bore repeater gun, two 9mm pistols, two hand grenades, 453 ammunition of AK 47 rifle, 40 ammunition of SLR and 84 ammunition of 9mm pistol have been recovered from the slain militants. In recent times the outfit unlashed massive drive for extortion and abduction in several parts of the District which become a cause of concern for the Police and army. The outfit had also disrupted the process of election campaigning in the hill Districts of Assam in the recently concluded parliamentary election by imposing general strike for indefinite period which was withdrawn only on the day of polling i.e. on April 12.

Security agencies trying to cleanse BTAD of illegal arms say the flow of arms and involvement of militants make the job tough. "The challenge before us is that many of those supplying arms in the BTAD are either members of a militant group or former militants who are well trained in transporting weapons by concealing them to avoid our glare. They use these techniques even after they surrender and get into arms supplies. This makes our job tough," a senior Police officer said. The officer said nearly 300 illegal arms and over 200 grenades had been seized from the BTAD since 2012 but the problem was far from over since the flow of weapons through Nagaland and Mizoram was still on. "Most of these arms, like the AK-series rifles and M20 rifles, come from South East Asian countries such as Myanmar and China. Of late, we have found small arms coming in from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh as well. We are in constant touch with Nagaland and Mizoram Police to check the supply of arms,".

Civil society groups staged a demonstration in Guwahati to demand permanent peace in BTAD. People from all communities participated in the peace meet organized by Concerned Citizens of Assam and urged the Prime Minister to bring about a solution to the violence and increase security in the region. They demanded long-term security arrangements for the vulnerable areas of BTAD for at least five years. AAMSU has served an ultimatum to the State Government demanding justice for the victims of BTAD violence. The members of Cachar District unit of AAMSU staged a protest demonstration, demanding fulfillment of their charter of demands within a period of fifteen days.

Ban has been imposed on poll victory celebrations in the violence BTCC areas in Assam even as elaborate precautionary measures have been taken to prevent any untoward incident throughout the State when the poll results are declared on May 16.

Even though the Police said that the NDFB-IKS was involved in the recent BTAD violence, it has not been able to arrest its cadres even as 27 people have been arrested in connection with the BTAD violence. In BTAD sources said, there are around 200 active NDFB-IKS cadres. In 2013, the police arrested 72 cadres of the NDFB-IKS before the BTAD violence and killed 21 cadres in encounters, while 41 cadres surrendered. The Police was able to seize 150 arms. The Police seized 122 arms from the NDFB-IKS in 2012, 120 arms in 2013, and 150 arms in 2014. In the last three years, 353 NDFB-IKS militants have been arrested.

May 15

An exchange of fire took place between the Army and NDFB-IKS at Alupara in Jomduar Reserve Forest under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District at around 8 am. The unconfirmed reports say that an NDFB militant was killed in the encounter. Sources also said the security forces laid an ambush at Alupara getting specific information of regular movement of militants in the area.

A powerful IED was recovered from Jadumani village under Fakiragram police station in Kokrajhar District in the wee hours.The SFs also arrested two cadres of KLO. Sources from Police said a team of Police and security personnel raided the Jadumoni area getting specific information and recovered the powerful IED weighing around 4 kg from a forest area in the village. They also said the bomb was brought by the KLO. Sources also said two KLO militants, identified as Kripa Ray and Jayanta Ray, who is also the vice-president of AKRSU were arrested for indulging in importing IED. The bomb was defused by bomb expert later. It is suspected that the militant outfit had target to blow up the railway track.

Separately, the State-level crisis management group, , decided to carry out helicopter surveillance in the vulnerable areas of the BTAD and along the Indo-Bhutan border areas to prevent any untoward incident following the declaration of the election results on May 16. The BTAD areas have been witnessing trouble for some time and it is believed that armed miscreants involved in killing of more than 40 innocents in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts recently managed to sneak into Bhutan.

Also, KSUSS submitted a Memorandum to the President of India, seeking an army operation in the BTAD areas of Assam while also seeking President's Rule in the region in the aftermath of the recent killings of Muslim people there.

May 16

Two persons were killed and at least nine injured when Security Forces (SFs) open fired at a mob outside Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang District of BTAD in the evening. Sources said a mob from Hadan area gheaored the outpost in protest against the Army shooting at and injuring a village youth, Rajib Basumatary while conducting operation against militants. The Police said the protesters injured a Policeman and a driver and also damaged few vehicles at the outpost, forcing them to open fire which killed two persons on the spot and injured many.

A minor boy, identified as Biraj Brahma of Nongkua under Parbhajhora subdivision in Kokrajhar District, was shot at and injured by suspected NDFB-IKS.

SFs continued to remain in high alert to prevent any outbreak of violence following declaration of election results in BTAD where Naba Kumar alias Hira Sarania a former leader of ULFA. militant was declared the winner. Six Army and Air Force helicopters have been pressed into service for aerial surveillance to supplement ground patrolling in sensitive areas, including the India-Bhutan border, to foil any attempt by militants of NDFB-IKS to sneak in from the neighbouring country to carry out strikes. ADGP Raut stated that "More than 100 companies of central paramilitary forces, army columns and state armed police have been deployed in the Bodo belt and adjoining districts while additional columns have been kept on standby. Altogether 141 fixed pickets and 35 mobile pickets have been set up in the sensitive areas. Security forces are keeping a strict vigil".

ABSU has demanded a judicial inquiry into the killing of two civilians who belonged to Bodo community in Police firing at Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang District

May 17

Deepak Sutradhar was killed by unidentified gunmen in the night of May 16 at Khajobari in Chirang District. Sources said three armed militants entered his house and dragged him outside. Villagers recovered his body with his hands and legs tied. The motive behind his killing is yet to be ascertained and the involvement of any militant group has not come to light.

Two GNLA militants were arrested near Medhipara in Goalpara District along the Phutamati-Rongsai road while they were travelling from Meghalaya to Assam by SFs. Two 7.65 mm pistols (China made) and two live rounds were recovered from them. The militants during interrogation stated that they were working with GNLA for last three to four years and were on their way to Rangsai to kidnap a local trader

Wildlife conservationists, expressed concern over the allegations that forest officials were involved in the BTAD carnage, which claimed the lives of more than 40 people, reports The Telegraph. A meeting attended by Authorities of Manas National Park, officials of the BTC forest department and wildlife NGOs held at the BTC secretariat conference hall discussed the matter after 10 forest personnel were arrested for the attack in villages under Kokrajhar and Baksa District on May 1 and 2. A. Swargiary, Field Director of Manas, said the forest guards had fled from the camp fearing for their life when armed men attacked Narayanguri village in Baksa and hence, were not involved in the attack.

Naba Kumar Sarania alias Hira Sarania, the first non-Bodo candidate to be elected from the Kokrajhar seat in its electoral history, has vowed to vehemently oppose the demand for a separate State of Bodoland in Parliament. Speaking after his landslide win, Sarania said creation of Bodoland will only bring further unrest and compound the problems. "If the government creates Bodoland against the wishes of the majority, the non-Bodos are not going to sit idle and will rise in protest, which will create unrest in the BTAD," said Sarania. "My priority will be to see that an impartial probe is conducted into the violence and killings in the BTAD and the guilty are punished," Sarania added. The 45-year-old rebel leader, who had joined ULFA in 1990, had been part of the ULFA-PTF led by Arabinda Rajkhowa in 2010 but was expelled in March this year after he decided to contest the polls.

ABSU president said the Bodos have constitutional and historical rights to demand for the creation of a separate State for Bodoland. He said not only Naba Sarania, but not a single MP and MLA of Assam, other than Bodo parliamentarians, extended their support for the creation of a separate Bodoland State. He also demanded that the law-and-order must be strengthened in BTC region to ensure safety and security of all people. "Certain forces in the name of Oboro Suraksha Samity have been working against the Bodos and they want to create communal disharmony in BTC region, it said. The President of NDFB-PTF Dhiren Boro, BPPF President Rabiram Narzary, UDPF President Pradip Kr Daimary and former MP UG Brahma also raised their voices against the evil designs of the Oboro Suraksha Samity which has been hatching a conspiracy to annihilate the interests of the Bodos and tribal people. They also cautioned that the situation will not be congenial unless the polarized politics is stopped.

Assam State Commission for Minorities has proposed that Dispur hold consultation with all stakeholders to work out a road map for permanent peace in the BTAD. The commission has suggested representatives of different communities and intellectuals from across the state, including the BTAD should be consulted so that an inclusive solution could be found to the conflicts taking place among groups in the area.

Bangladesh handed to Indian authorities ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia's wife and two children after which they arrived at his Jeraigaon residence in Dibrugarh District triggering hope that the ULFA leader, who is still in Bangladesh, will return soon.

May 18

SFs arrested four UALA militants, all from Meghalaya, identified as Sangrak D Shira, Singrong D Shira, Salma D Sangma and Nington D Khar from Damra in Goalpara District. Two 7.65 mm pistols (made in USA), a 9 mm pistol, nine live rounds, one hand grenade and many incriminating documents were recovered. UALA and GNLA have been carrying out heavy extortion from the local population residing along Assam-Meghalaya border.

Release of Anup Chetia is unlikely in the near future as there are several legal formalities to be completed by the Bangladesh Government.

At least 25 members of NDFB-IKS who were suspected to be involved in the killing of more than 40 people on May 1 and 2 in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts, have managed to sneak into Bhutan following sustained operations by SFs. According to information available, to launch the attacks in the BTAD areas NDFB-IKS cadres were drawn from the Districts of Dhubri, Chirang, Barpeta and Kokrajhar.

May 19

Pallabi Dangoria, daughter of 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA-I Paresh Barua was reported missing by her mother at Rajabheta Police outpost in Dibrugarh District.

AAMSU announced a series of protests from May 24, demanding review of the Bodo Accord, seizure of illegal weapons from BTAD and strong action against the culprits of 2008, 2012 and 2014 violence.

12-year-old boy, identified as Aditya, son of a businessman Rameswar Jaiswal was abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants from Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur.

May 20

AAMSU demanded a white paper from the State Government on the steps it had taken in recovering illegal weapons in BTAD.

Assam Police want the trial of 16 militants to be shifted from Haflong in Dima Hasao District to Silchar in Cachar District of South Assam because of security reasons. The militants, including 10 leaders and cadres of the DHD and rest six from the National Socialist Council of NSCN-IM, were picked up following various encounters with the Security Forces in the District during the past one year.

May 21

One person, identified as Anam Uddin of Howraghat Debasthan was abducted by a group of militant in the morning hour from Ongaon Tiniali about two kilometers way from Howraghat. However, he was rescued unhurt six hours later by the Howraghat Police from Chapong area under Howraghat Police station.

NIA received approval from MHA to register the cases relating to the killing of more than 40 people in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts.

NDFB-IKS denied its hand in abduction of Aditya Jaiswal in Sonitpur District on May 19.

May 22 Police rescued Aditya Jaiswal, the 12-year-old son of a businessman of Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur District, who was abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants on May 19.
May 25

'Area Commander' of Dihing area Mirjang alias Biren Hansey of KPLT was killed by SFs in Sangram village in Karbi Anglong An AK 56 rifle, two magazines and 35 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the area.

Masked gunmen shot and injured a villager in Gaurabdara village in Panbari area of Chirang District during an extortion attempt. The president of the Chirang District unit of ABSU Phanin Boro, condemned the incident and urged people not to link the incident with scenario in BTAD.

A handmade bomb was found and disposed near National Highway 39 in Golaghat District by Dergaon Bomb Disposal Squad.

AAMSU demanded seizure of illegal arms in BTAD area, dissolution of BTAD, arrest of BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary, deputy chief Khampa Borgayary, MLA Pramila Rani Brahma and range officer of Bansbari range Amiya Kumar Brahma for their alleged role in the recent BTAD violence.

Police arrested a linkman of an international fake currency racket, idenitified as Idrish Ali of Barpeta from Gorchuk area in Guwahati. "The ISI, which wants to destabilize India's financial system, is running the racket in Assam with the help of Ulfa (Independent). Several other underground groups from Manipur are smuggling counterfeit notes," said a security official. The involvement of United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) came to the fore with the arrest of two ULFA linkmen from Kokrajhar District earlier. Machines for printing fake currency were found on them. There were previous incidents of seizure of fake currency from ULFA activists in Tinsukia and Darrang Districts.

Two people, identified as Ainal Molla and Amir Molla, were arrested for their involvement in the May 7 blast in the house of Abdul Awal, a medicine trader, at Airmari village in Dhubri District. The Police arrested Ainal Molla from Mancachar town in the District and, on the basis of his statement, arrested Amir Molla from Meghalaya.

May 26

An individual posing as ULFA cadre was arrested from Sepon in Moran in Dibrugarh District and a Pistol and five bullets were recovered from him.

May 27

AR stationed at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District discovered a bomb on National Highway 15. Bomb was later diffused.

Chairman' of ULFA-PTF Arabinda Rajkhowa appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take forward the peace talks process between the Centre and the insurgent outfit. . Asked about the extradition of Anup Chetia who is at the Kashimpur Jail in Bangladesh since 1997, he said that ULFA 'general secretary' could join the talks if the central government took the initiative with the neighbouring country.

ABMSU staged a protest outside the Raj Bhawan in the city while demanding for Governor's Rule in the BTAD areas. They demanded immediate dismissal of the BTC led by Hagrama Mohilary and a comprehensive drive to flush out extremist elements from the BTAD areas. In a memorandum to the Governor, the student body also called for steps to remove the camps of the youth members of the BPF and BLT and to seize all illegal arms of the BTAD areas within one month. The student body has also called for steps to set up permanent armed police posts at all the sensitive points in the BTAD areas.

KPLT militants fired seven blank rounds at Tumpreng Bazar in West Karbi Anglong District., as a warning shot to commuters and business establishment who defy bandh call by KPLT, on May 28 in protest of killing of its cadre by SFs.

Four Imphal-bound trucks were waylaid and their drivers, identified as Soibam Khomei, Soibam Sanatomba, Langpoklakpam Sarat and Elangbam Rome, were abducted by armed miscreants from Bokajan near a petrol pump in Karbi Anglong for a ransom demand of INR 30, 00,000.

May 28

One NDFB-IKS cadre, identified as Basiram Boro was killed at Dingdang Para village in Khoirabari in Udalguri District in an encounter with the Indian Army. An army personnel was injured and 9 mm pistol, one live cartridge, two ammunition and one hand-grenade were recovered.

May 29

NDFB-IKS warned that it will take stern action against the persons those who are connected with the collection of 'tax' in their name.

NIA will send a team of investigators from New Delhi to assist the officials of the Guwahati branch of the agency in investigation of the cases relating to killing of more than 40 persons by armed miscreants in BTAD.

Central Government has directed that all pending negotiations with the militant outfits, including ULFA-PTF should be expedited and completed within a specific timeframe. Samphri Teron alias Rupsing Teron, former UPDS 'deputy commander in chief' was shot dead at Boithalangso market in Karbi Anglong District.

May 30

Four militants of the NDFB-IKS were arrested by SFs from Bhumoraguri bridge in Sonitpur District .They had arrived from Nagaland to guide a trainee group of cadres to enter the northern part of Assam from Nagaland via the Arunachal Pradesh border.

Arms smuggler identified as, Pranjal Konwar alias Pranjal Bora was arrested from Bhikhari patty area near Station Chariali in Sivasagar District. A .22 mm pistol, one live round of bullet, and some cash were recovered from him.

NDFB-IKS militants are being hired by criminal elements of West Bengal to execute their 'abduction-for-ransom' bids, mainly for providing a hideout till the ransom amount is realized.

May 31

AR arrested commander-in-chief', identified as Babul Haflongbar of newly formed militant group- "DHNA", in Haflong of Dima Hasao District. A pistol, ammunition and a mobile with SIM card were recovered from him. He also confessed that he was delivering demand notes in Haflong market.

June 1

AGP stated that it would put pressure on the new Government to implement the clauses of the Assam Accord. The Party President Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also stated about the need to seal the India-Bangladesh border and updating the NRC.

June 2

A militant of RNLF Diganta Rabha was killed by SFs in an encounter at Dairang under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara District. Pistol and six rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the spot. The RNLF was earlier known as RVA.

June 3

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Jaikhlong Brahma was killed by a mob near Makra River in Bijnii, Chirag District, while he was trying to extort money from a trader.

Bhupen Talukdar, a hardware trader of Matonga Chowk in Baksa District, was abducted by suspected militants.

District Administration has decided to withdraw the ongoing night curfew in Kokrajhar District, which was enforced since May 2 following the massacre by NDFB-IKS The decision was taken during an all party conference.

Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju stated that GoI would examine the on-going process with various insurgent groups of the North East before deciding future course of action. He stated that the New Government would not like to hold dialogue with any insurgent group for the sake of holding dialogue and added that the dialogue processes that were being carried out without any concrete objective would be subjected to critical review before taking further steps.

June 4

GoI termed the issue of unabated infiltration in North East from across the border a "national problem". Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that action would be taken against those infiltrators who were found staying in the Indian Territory.

June 5-6

SP Nityananda Goswami of Hamren Police Station in Karbi Anglong Hill District and his PSO Ratul Nunisa were killed in an ambush by suspected KPLT in the night of June 5 at Rongfu along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Karbi Anglong District. Their bodies were recovered in the morning of June 6. The SP and 18 others, including additional SP, Bedanta Borkakaty, and Hamren Police Station Officer-in-Charge, Kamal Bora, had gone to the area on a counter-insurgency operation when they came under heavy fire from a large number of militants.

Additional Director-General of Police, A.P. Rout told The Hindu that cadres of two militant outfits, KPLT and United People's Liberation Front (UPLF), a new lesser-known militant outfit were suspected to be involved in the battle. The Police team was ambushed by a group of 15-20 militants. Top intelligence sources, meanwhile, have refuted the claims of UPLA to be behind the incident, stating that "preliminary investigation into the incident has indicated KPLT's involvement and that there was specific inputs about their movement".

Additional SFs have been rushed to Karbi Anglong and Army has been asked to carry out counter-insurgency operations with renewed vigour. And the State Government has asked for five additional units of CoBRA.

June 6

Four truck drivers from Manipur abducted by suspected militants on May 27 and May 28 from Bokajan in Karbi Anglong District of Assam were released on June 6. The drivers were released in Silchar in Cachar District in Assam.

June 7

Suspected UDLA, a Bru (Reang) militant group raided the house of Sudam Baishnav an affluent farmer at Rankhalbasti village near Ratabari in Karimganj District and shot and injured one villager. They also abducted minor and a youth, members of same family.

A militant, identified as Kanak Rabha of the ULFA-I was arrested at Medhipara in Goalpara District. One pistol (made in China) and three live rounds were recovered from him.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju appealed appealed to militants in the North East to eschew violence and join the mainstream politics.

Tarun Gogoi has directed the Police department to intensify operations against KPLT insurgents in the wake of the killing of Superintendent of Police Goswami and another policeman in an encounter with militants.

Killing of Hemren SP and his PSO on June 5 by Karbi militants has taken the number of SFs killed in the State while fighting extremists to over 800 since counter-insurgency operations began in 1986.

Assam Police DGP said Assam is requisitioning commandos trained in jungle warfare from outside the State for full-scale operations against militants in Karbi Anglong District. The MHA has agreed to the deployment of CRPF for three months after a meeting between chief minister Tarun Gogoi and minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju ON June 7. The MHA has also agreed to deploy five Cobra units.

June 8

Three most wanted linkmen of NDFB identified as Hogoma Basumatary Barhungka Borgoyary and Swmdwn Basumatary, were arrested along with arms in a joint operation conducted by SFs at Bhoro Batalmari in Kokrajhar District.

Tinsukia District Police is being continuously duped by SULFA cadre, Manik Dohotia alias Meghan who has been at large, after looting a service rifle from a Constable deployed under the Pengaree Police Station in May. He has resorted to kidnapping; threatening and extortion drive at various tea-rich belts of Tinsukia District.

BSS an apex literary body of the Bodo community, has appealed to PM for inclusion of deportation of illegal Bangladeshis from Assam issue in the 100-day agenda of the NDA. BSS general secretary Kamalakanta Mushahary said that the GoI should take initiatives to bring all the armed insurgent groups to the negotiating table and put an end to militant violence in the State.

Influx of Bangladeshi immigrants in Barak valley of South Assam is rampant. According to official figures, in 2009 43,426 Bangladeshi nationals had legally entered India. But 32,644 among them did not go back, even after the expiry of their visas. Of the 34,957 Bangladeshis who came to India in 2010, 24,667 stayed back and in 2011, 28,035 came to India and 22,274 are yet to leave the country.

Bangladesh Government is considering the request for voluntary repatriation of Anup Chetia, the 'general secretary' of ULFA. Bangladesh's State minister for Home Affairs, Asaduzzaman Khan stated in Parliament that "Chetia's appeal for repatriation to India is being considered by the home ministry. India wants Chetia, along with Arabinda Rajkhowa's of ULFA-PTF to join peace talks.

June 9

Assam Government asked the State's Additional Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Das to probe the death of Harmen SP and his PSO in a gunfight with militants in Karbi Anglong.

President Pranab Mukherjee stated that NDA Government at the Centre is all set to settle the infiltration and all other issues related to Bangladesh on an urgent basis. President stated that NDA will tackle the issue of infiltration and illegal immigrants in the North-eastern region on priority basis and added that all pending fencing work along the Northeast border will also be completed.

June 10

A suspected Assamese insurgent, Romon Joy of UDLFBV was detained in Kolasib Police Station. The UDLFBV is active along the Assam-Mizoram border areas and indulge in extortion and abduction.

Assam Police recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from a hideout near Baithalangso town, Hamren. The weapons cache included several rocket launchers, UMGs, two SLRs, one 303 rifle, 300 rounds of assorted ammunitions, two IEDs, High Explosive Bombs and many other weapons.

June 11

During a combing operation in Morem Rumpra, near Habang in Karbi Anglong District huge cache of arms and ammunition including six AK-47 rifles, one UBL gun one M16 rifle, 32 magazines, 350 rounds of live ammunition, 11 hand grenades, uniforms was also recovered along with the service pistol of killed Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and the AK-47 rifle of his PSO Ratul Nunisa.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed law and order with DCs and SPs of all ranges and issues ranging from NRC update, Maoism, extortion, communal and ethnic tensions were discussed. The Tinsukia administration said that most of the extortion calls has been traced back to Myanmar and ULFA-I and Maoists. While BTAD officials conveyed concern over the delay in getting Army help during emergencies.

Force availability in Assam at present is more than the forces deployed in the State during the last Lok Sabha polls. The State had around 160 companies of Central forces during the last Lok Sabha polls. But immediately after the killing of more than 40 people in Kokrajhar and Baksa Districts in May, the force strength was increased to 181 companies and now the State has around 190 companies of forces including five additional companies of the CoBra.

`June 12

Two allegedly surrendered militants of NDFB-IKS, identified as Khwmta Narzary alias N Khaolaigiri and Milon Basumatary alias B Milon were arrested from Bismuri area of Kokrajhar District in relation to the January 17, 2014 Athiabari massacre in which six civilians, mostly labourers were killed. However the family of the militants stated that the militants had surrendered and were housed in surrender camp at Sudempuri in Kokrajhar town.

Night curfew has been imposed in the 5 kilometre belt in the Assam side bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland in order to check movement of anti-social elements.

ABSU urged the GoI to include the "Bodoland issue" in its 100-day agenda for a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of a separate Bodoland State.

NRC has got under way in Cachar District. Since there are no records of the NRC of 1951 in the District, the voters list of 1966 and 1971 would be taken into consideration for updation process and midnight of March 24, 1971 will be taken as the basis of the NRC.

June 13

Two suspects, identified as a reporter Parag Bhuyan and former ULFA cadre, Binod Dutta, were arrested by Assam Police from Kakopathar in Tinsukia District on charges of being involved in extortion and being in contact with ULFA's leader, Jibon Moran.

One more suspect identified as Biren Rongpi, President of DMC was picked up by Assam Police on June 11 from his residence at Diphu in Karbi Anglong District and was formally arrested on June 13 in connection with the killing of Hamren SP and his PSO.

June 14

SOU of Assam Police Police arrested the 'chairman' of UALA Novembirth Marak alias Chiindik Marak from a hospital in Guwahati.

Two NLFB militants, identified as Ujjal Das and Swopan Sarkar were arrested by SFs at Kalaigaon in Udalguri District.

Paramilitary and Assam Police personnel have begun a combing operation to recover the hidden weapons and explosives in Rongfu area located near Meghalaya border where the Hamren SP and his PSO were killed by UPLA.


A bus driver identified as Thokchom Ingobi was abducted by suspected militants of KCP-MC from Jakhlabandha in Nagaon District. Non payment of the 'annual tax' bu bus owner of INR 10000 to INR 20000 may be the reason for abduction.

NDFB-IKS has been trying to smuggle in arms and ammunition to BTAD. Security sources stated that militants have been making attempts to smuggle in weapons to the BTAD almost every week and of late, the militants are trying to hire "family vehicles" instead of SUVs to transport weapons to avoid detection by Police and SFs.

June 14

Koch-Rajbongshi organisation named Kamatapur Association has focused its discussion on the 'separate Kamatapur' issue during its two-day third annual central conference, organised at Bongaigaon.

June 15

Two GNLA militants identified as Singbard Sangma and his linkman Akhtar Hussain were killed in an encounter with SFs at Kalyanpur near Goalpara District. Five militants who had come to the location on an extortion bid were ambushed by SFs. While two were killed, three escaped. Two 7.65mm USA made Pistols, large amount of ammunition, Hand grenades, and Extortion notes were recovered from the militants.

An NDFB-IKS militant was killed in a joint operation by SFs at Gopaljhora village of Kokrajhar District. Two militants were arrested in the same operation. Three pistols along with number of fired cases and their live rounds, ammunition pouches, rucksacks, khukri, 115 AK 47 Rifle live rounds, nine mobile phones with SIM cards and 10 other spare SIM cards were recovered from them.

A SULFA militant turned dacoit, identified as Manik Dohotia alias Meghon was killed in an encounter with Police at Dirak Pathar in Changlang District. Police recovered the AKM rifle which was taken by Meghon from a Security Personnel on May 19.

Goalpara Police and Army rescued two individuals identified as Saisul Hussain and Shamina Khatun who were earlier abducted by GNLA from Bongaigaon District. Two GNLA militants were arrested during the operation.

AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray stated that they have decided to its agitation on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community. He further said that they will launch a violent agitation if GoI fails to address the demands of ST status within the next six months and Kamatapur issue by 2015.

AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray stated that they have decided to its agitation on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community. He further said that they will launch a violent agitation if GoI fails to address the demands of ST status within the next six months and Kamatapur issue by 2015.

June 16

An individual identified as Satish Daimary was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Auxiguri in Baksa District.

Forum of 5,000 terrorism-hit families of Assam have written to PM Modi demanding a space for these families in the peace talk process. The forum also stated that Government must announce a special economic package for the affected families, under which a government job should be provided to a member of each such family and that a few seats must be reserved in all government-run educational institutes for children of such affected families and also offer scholarships to these students.

June 17

A militant, identified as B Laijam of the NDFB-IKS was killed by SFs in an encounter at Auzar Guri in Kokrajhar District. Two militants were injured, but managed to escape. An AK-56 rifle, 160 live ammunition, one magazine, a grenade, one TVS bike, three mobile handsets and SIM cards and INR 3092 were recovered from the militant. Later, a group of fifteen NDFB-IKS militants fired several rounds into the air in front of media personnel's who had gone to report the incident. The 'area commander' B Jwblang stated that they will soon start attacking the SFs in a retribution for the killing.

A manager of a stone-crusher unit, identified as Maleswar Rao was abducted in at Kalachand, 60 kilometres from Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao District. A newly floated militant outfit DHNA is suspected to be behind the abduction. The abductors have demanded a ransom of INR 60 million.

Five NDFB-IKS militants, including three women and two men identified as Bijuli Basumatary Pungjali Basumatary Sanima Narzary Simang Narzary and Premosh Mushahary were arrested from New Bongaigaon Railway Station in Bongaigaon District. Police recovered seven mobile handsets, seven SIM cards and some cash from them. Police sources said the recruits were on their way to Ranchi in Jharkhand to receive training from Maoists.

NDFB-IKS 'information and publicity wing secretary' Esara stated that that the individual who was killed on June 15 by SFs as NDFB-IKS militant at Gopaljhora in Kokrajhar District was an adivasi (tribal) villager and not an NDFB-IKS militant.

AABYSF called for a 24-hour bandh (shut down strike) in BTC on June 19 in protest against the abduction of a businessman, Rakesh Paul on June 14 by a militant group at Shantipur Bazar in Chirang District.

June 18

NDFB-IKS lobbed hand grenades at the Kokrajhar Police Reserve located at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar District. No casualty has been reported. Meanwhile joint operation by the CRPF SSB has been going on along the Indo-Bhutan Border.

In an ongoing operation SFs surrounded a group of NDFB-IKS militants in an area north of Serphangguri in Kokrajhar District. The surrounded NDFB-IKS militants have been calling up militants in other areas to indulge in violence elsewhere so that the pressure on them will ease.

AAMSU sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to dissolve the BTC administration and review the Bodo Accord. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the AAMSU demanded that the administration of the BTAD, including law and order, be handed over to the Army.

June 19

Amit Jajodia, a student of Class ten, who was abducted in the night 19 by suspected militants, was rescued by Dhubri Police the same night. Three abductors were also arrested.

JSM asked all the illegal settlers including Bangladeshi immigrants, who are demanding the scrap of BTC to leave the tribal belts and blocks.

BTC bandh called by AABYSF for 24 hours in protest against kidnapping of a businessman Rakesh Paul by unknown militant outfit from Sonitpur Bazar in Chirang District on June 14 paralysed the normal life.

Pressure has mounted on Police in Kokrajhar District to firmly deal with NDFB-IKS after it displayed its weapon strength before the media in Auzarbari in Kokrajhar District on June 17. Operations are ongoing against the militant outfit at Auzarbari in Kokrajhar District. Combing operations conducted by SFs have been unsuccessful so far as the militants may have fled the area.

Assam Police pressurised the media in Kokrajhar to show them the spot where the NDFB-IKS displayed its weapons.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi asked GoI to oppose Bangladesh Government's request for introduction of a system of either 'visa-free' entry or multiple visa for Bangladeshi nationals. MEA earlier this month sought opinion of Assam Government regarding the request made by Bangladesh Government. The CM also informed that Assam Government has sought INR 4892.4 million from GoI for completing the process of updating the NRC to March,1971 so that it becomes easier to detect illegal migrants entering the State from Bangladesh after March, 1971,the cut off period for detection of illegal Bangladeshi migrants as per Assam accord.

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh decided that two auxiliary Police Battalions, with around 1,500 personnel, will be created by the MHA to provide Police training and impart job oriented courses to surrendered Northeast militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs. All surrendered militants would be taken from various groups of Manipur and Assam. The posts are of Constables Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors while rest of the officers will be the regular recruits. The personnel of the auxiliary Police battalions will not be deployed for operational duties.

June 20

In joint operations carried out by Balijana based Red Horns Division and Goalpara Police, three Meghalaya based UALA militants were arrested in two separate operations. Two 7.65 mm pistols, ammunition, a hand grenade and identity card of the terrorist group were recovered from the terrorists.

Of the 64 "border haats" (markets) along India-Bangladesh Border, proposed by the BSF, to improve the bilateral relation with Bangladesh two are in Assam.

Despite the presence of BSF illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have still been entering the State through the North Bengal sector of the porous border. According to sources, the infiltrators are now entering India through North Bengal sector, and then move to Assam. They enter through North Bengal sector because no border fencing has been installed there.

People living in the northern part of Sonitpur District have expressed strong resentment against the alleged failure of the administration to check unlawful activities like extortion, kidnapping and murder, allegedly being carried out openly by the militants.

June 21

Manager of a stone crusher and quarry who was abducted from his house in Dobasipara locality of Tura on June 18 has been released unharmed in Assam.

A law-and-order review meeting chaired by State Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla and attended by institutional heads of the Unified Command carrying out counter-insurgency operations in strife-torn parts of Assam took stock of the situation., after the recent militant's activity in the Western part of Karbi Anglong District.

June 22

A hand grenade was recovered from the house belonging to Bikeshwar Doley at no. 10 Dagaon under Bokakhat Police station of Golaghat District. Police have picked up Doley, along with his son, Nabakanta

Murder and extortion by NDFB-IKS have increased in the BTAD region. Sourcesalso state that after its 'second commander' Lakhi Prasad Basumatary alias B Laisam was killed, a 12-member team of NDFB-IKS under the leadership of its 'platoon commander' Jablang has been formed to challenge the police in BTAD. In the remote areas located in BTAD and along India-Bhutan border, a team of 200 armed cadres of NDFB-IKS has been carrying out extortion, murder and kidnapping based on instruction of the outfit's top leadership. Top leaders like Phewthai, Yakhap, Rikha, Enon, Shizu, Ranja and Baza, who took lead in the recent Baksa and Chirang violence, are remote controlling its team of 200 cadres to carry out extortion, murder and kidnapping in the region.

Chirag Police had recovered one AK-47 and one revolver from a Maruti Van at Kachikotra area in Chirang District. One individual identified as Jaynal Hussein has been arrested.

Two militants identified as D Kwnasong and Danswrang Basumatary of NDFB-IKS was arrested during a joint operation by Police and Army at Aithugaon in Kokrajhar District. One 7.65 mm pistol, magazine, hand grenade and 5 round of live ammunition were recovered from them.

June 23

A Constable of 23rd IRB identified as Gautam Koch and an 'area commander' of UPLA identified as Rajib Engleng were killed in an encounter at Daldali Hansey basti near Diphu town in Karbi Anglong District. Police recovered an AK-47 rifle and some bullets from him.

Dima Hasao Police carried out an operation against UPLA in Karbi-dominated Umrangsu area in Dima Hasao District and dismantled two of the outfit's training camps. Some arms and ammunition, including two pistols, were seized. UPLA has its network spread across the Karbi Anglong District and Dima Hasao Districts. Police stated that UPLA does not have more than fifty militants in the group and has a base in Dimapur and gets its patronage from NSCN-IM.

Dima Hasao Police rescued the manager of a stone-crusher unit, Maleswar Rao who was abducted on June 17.

Biraj Kumar Sarma, former AGP minister and a signatory to the Assam Accord urged PM to direct authorities to take effective steps for sealing the Indo-Bangla border and to detect and deport the illegal Bangladeshi migrants. He stated that most of the important clauses of the Assam Accord still remain to be implemented. Such clauses include the detection of the migrants entering Assam between January 1, 1966 and March 24, 1971 and deletion of their names from the electoral rolls. He also added that due to the presence of illegal migrants in the State, security of the country is also at risk.

CEM of KAAC Tuliram Ronghang stated that Killing and kidnapping cannot help get separate statehood status, only talks can solve the long-pending demands of the people. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 63rd KAAC Foundation Day at Diphu, in Karbi Anglong District.

June 24

ASP Hamren District, Bedanta Prasad Borkotoky was suspended on charges of negligence of duty following his actions on June 5, when although intimated by SP Nityananda Goswami on June 5 about the ambush by UPLA ASP Borkotoky allegedly did not take any step to intimate the matter to the authorities concerned, neither did he take the responsibility of going ahead to help Goswami where he was possibly trapped.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stated that BJP was diverting attention on the sensitive issue of visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals of certain age groups to Assam. The proposal for visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals under the age of 18 years and over the age of 65 years came up during an inter-ministerial meeting convened by the MEA and chaired by Foreign Secretary in New Delhi on June 11. Gogoi said that the State Government is strongly opposed to the proposal as 'illegal migration from Bangladesh is a sensitive issue for Assam and other northeastern states' and added that proposed visa-free entry would create negative public reaction.

June 25

Assam Government decided to set up a separate Intelligence cadre of the State Police to raise their level of efficiency. Principal Secretary (Home and Political) V.K. Bhanu stated that the decision was aimed at raising a set of dedicated officials with the correct aptitude and training along with more professionalism for the task to provide an edge to intelligence gathering.

June 26

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Doimary, was killed in an encounter with SFs in Dhaula village at Chirag District. It has been reported that more militants may have been injured in the encounter.

Manipuri driver identified as Thokchom Ingobi who was abducted on June 13 from Jakhalabanda in Nagaon District by KCP-MC was freed reportedly along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

June 29

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that he wanted action oriented talks and solutions and stated that he wanted the talks to be comprehensive with the militants. He said that several militant groups had sent feelers that they were keen to come over ground and hold talks. He also added that "Some militant groups are likely to surrender in the coming months". He stated that "With ULFA and NSCN we need a little more time to bring them on board and find a solution."

11 year old boy, identified as Bikram Kumar who was abducted recently from Gohpur in Sonitpur District was rescued by a joint team of Arunachal and Assam Police from Gohpur area.

June 30

Suspected ULFA-I militant was arrested by SFs at Ghoghabalapara in Dhubri District. A country-made pistol, live rounds and a hand-made bomb were recovered from the possession of the militant. Army had information that the militant was planning to carry out a terror attack in and around Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District and also on SFs. He had been asked by ULFA-I 'commanders' to take the bomb to Guwahati and look for a good opportunity to carry out an attack.

Bokakhat sub-divisional administration of Golaghat District has urged Assam Governmnet to extend counter-insurgency operations to areas on the periphery of Kaziranga National Park to curb rhino poaching.

July 1

Two KNLA militants, identified as Sonjit Rongpi and Sundar Timung were arrested by Indian Army and Bokajan Police and recovery of two 7.65mm pistols, 10 live bullets and cash amount of INR 1, 80000 were made.

Though a number of militant outfits of Assam have signed ceasefire agreements with the State and Central Governments to solve their problems through talks, several new splinter groups of outfits which are either talking with the Government or have signed peace pacts have cropped up in the last few years. There are 14 such splinter militant groups. Prominent among the outfits under ceasefire agreement with the government include the ULFA-PTF and NDFB.

ABSU alleged that no Government at Centre and in Assam has done anything for the development of Bodos and said that they are now looking forward to the Union Government to resolve the long-pending issues concerning the ethnic community.

The number of cyber crime cases in Assam registered under the provisions of Information and Technology Act, 2000, increased from 28 in 2012 to 154 in 2013, an increase of a 450 per cent. In terms of percentage increase of cyber crime cases, Assam ranked second among the States in the country, only behind Uttarakhand.

July 2

A militant of KLO identified as Bhabananda Rai was killed in an encounter with Police at Chandamari forest under Kokrajhar District. Police also recovered one 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine with four rounds of ammunition, including two empty cartridges, and two hand grenades from his possession.

A KPLT militant identified as Borsing Terang alias Borim Ingjay was arrested from Dering area in Karbi Anglong District . One 7.65 mm pistol with magazine, one single barrel gun, two live rounds of ammunition, incriminatory documents including KPLT extortion notes and one mobile phone along with two SIMs were recovered from him.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that Government had accepted Bangladesh's proposal for multiple visa-entry "only for tourists. Multiple visa-entry for work and business purposes has been rejected. A nd also a condition has been laid that whoever comes, he or she must visit Bangladesh within 90 days for once, or else the visa will be blacklisted.

July 3

A grenade was lobbed in front of Komudi Club in Bijni of Chirang District by two miscreants.

Bipul Bodo an NDFB-IKS militant, involved in grenade blast at Ghasbari in February was arrested by a team of Red Horn Division and Rangia Police from an area near Rangia Railway Station in Kamrup District. On further questioning one 7.65 mm pistol with two magazines and four live rounds were recovered bySFs at Kunguri village in Darrang District.

UPLA linkman, identified as Rensing Ronghang alias Sarlong was arrested at Jhenkha in West Karbi Anglong District.

July 4

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju stated that his first and foremost priority is to secure peace and security in the North East while asserting that without peace, no development can be possible in the region.

Four Bangladeshi nationals identified as Basudev Roy, Archana Biswas, Govinda Biswas and Gopal Biswas were arrested by Police from the Lakhi bazar Road locality in Karimganj District. Police also arrested one Abdul Malik for helping them cross the border and providing them shelter in his house.

July 5

A 'sergeant major' Robindra Rongpi of UPLA was killed in an encounter at Rhyphum village in Hamren sub-division in Karbi Anglong District. Three militants managed to escape. The operation was launched based on a tip off about the presence of armed UPLA militants in the village of Rhyphum. A factory made 9 mm pistol, four rounds of live ammunition, one Chinese hand grenade, incriminatory documents and one mobile handset with three different SIM cards were also recovered from the slain militant. He is an ex-cadre of UPDS.

Three people, including a village headman identified as Lala Orang his son Himant Orang and a woman identified as Baha Chare were injured in an attack by suspected miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh at Naharjan in Behali reserve forest in Sonitpur District.

NDFB-IKS is engaged in fresh recruitments and is also smuggle weapons into Assam. Security sources stated that they are attempting to smuggle weapons through Dimapur in Nagaland and that one consignment of weapons has reached the state. Sources also stated that outfit has also been able to make fresh recruitments, not only from BTAD but also from places like Dhemaji. Six new recruits were arrested when the outfit was making attempts to send them to camps in Myanmar for training. At least 24 members of the group have been killed this year alone by SFs. and the total strength of NDFB-IKS is around 270 to 300 members. 'chairman' of NDFB-IKS ,IK Songbijit is now spending most of his time in Tamu area along the India-Myanmar border and most of the activities of the outfit are now masterminded by the 'deputy commander in chief' D Bidai and 'general secretary' N Batha.

July 6

Three people were injured in two separate grenade blasts in Bijni town of Chirang District. First blast occurred at Koylamoyla bus stand in which three people were injured and the second blast occurred at No.2 Vetagaon area near Thuribari block BPF office in Bijni. The injured individuals have been identified as Polen Mondol, Sujay Namodas and Sujon Arya. Police suspect NDFB-IKS behind the attacks.

Two militants of ULFA-I were killed in an encounter at Dakurbhita in Goalpara District by a combined team of Army and Assam Police. Two US-made pistols, live ammunition and three extortion notes were also recovered from the deceased. The militants were involved in extortion as well as other terror acts.

AABPC have been formed as a new platform for Bodos and other indigenous groups and An Ad-hoc committee formed in Guwahati with Lok Sabha MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary as chairman and former vice president of ABSU Anil Basumatary as the chief convenor. . AABPC aims at uniting all the Bodo groups of the region to ensure the community's survival, security and progress. Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary stated that will visit Delhi soon to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh and other ministers and apprise them on long pending political issues such as separate state of Bodoland, granting of autonomous councils to Bodo tribal people living outside BTC and DHAC inclusion of Boro Kacharis living in Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills Districts.

July 7

SFs defused an IED which was found inside a suitcase on NH 15 near Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

CM Tarun Gogoi briefed Narendra Modi on the nexus developing between Assam insurgents and CPI-Maoists. CM stated that "The Maoist problem poses a threat; some of the insurgent groups have joined hands with the Maoists. The problem has to be nipped in the bud. There isn't much difference between the insurgent groups and the Maoists." He stated that although insurgency in the state has been contained and added that "Not that it has been rooted out, the roots are still there. They have bases in foreign countries". Referring to the problem posed by illegal immigration, Gogoi said the NRC is being updated and photo ID cards issued, which would help in detecting foreigners.

According to official sources a thorough study of the problem of Bangladeshi nationals, who enter India, was carried out in 2011 and it was found that of the 500, 000 Bangladeshi nationals who entered India with proper travel documents during the period of the survey, around 150, 000 never left India.

AASU held a State-wide 'Satyagraha' to urge GoI to resolve the issue of illegal influx from Bangladesh and not to start construction on Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project. AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya stated that GoI should also ensure that the issue of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh is resolved, as was promised by BJP before the elections. He further added that the Centre should clarify its stand on the issue of border fencing, land-swap deal with Bangladesh and visa-related issues of Bangladeshis entering the State.

July 9

11 year old boy identified as Mohammed Akram who was earlier abducted on July 5 from Jhalupara in Shillong City was rescued by Meghalaya Police from Lakhimpur District in Assam. Two people have been arrested in connection with the abduction.

A law college clerk, identified as Biren Kakoty, was abducted by suspected militants from an interior area in the vicinity of Diphu in Karbi Anglong District.

Two KNLA militants identified as Kang buraIngti and SambarTisso, were arrested by SFs from Akahai Pahar in locality in Karbi Anglong District. Both were wanted for incidents of extortion.

Two ULFA militants were arrested in a joint operation by the Army and Assam Police near Balbola Bridge on NH-17 in Goalpara District. One rifle, one 9 mm pistol, some ammunition and a motorcycle were recovered from the militants

KLO 'general secretary' Kailash Koch stated that Bhabananda Roy, who was killed in a Police encounter on July 2 with Assam Police at Chandamari in Kokrajhar District was not a member of KLO but a student in Dotma college in Kokrajhar District.

ABSU President Promod Boro stated to the commission probing the 2012 riots which killed 112 people and displaced 4 lakh people in BTAD that he suspected the involvement of illegal migrants from Bangladesh in the riots.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma stated in Tura of West Garo Hills District that the UN has agreed to accord special consultative status to the north eastern states for the UN Economic and Social Council. The special status to the North-East means that the forum will ensure discussions and policy innovations on development challenges in fields such as employment, education and health. It will also give the states an opportunity to be a part of select themes drawn from the UN's millennium development goals.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni stated that North Eastern States can play a vital role to further improve relations between India and Bangladesh. She stated that "There is vast scope of mutual investment in the resource rich North Eastern States, which are geographically very close to Bangladesh. North Eastern States can play a key role in improving bilateral ties."

July 10

A primary school teacher, identified as Sambhu Prasad Singh, was shot dead by in the premises of Basic Training Centre in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. Police suspect extortion to be the reason for killing.

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Uresh Narzary alias N Udang was killed in an encounter with SFs at Mwinaguri village Kokrajhar District. Police stated that he was a member of 37th batch of the NDFB-IKS and was associated in extortions in the area. While NE Esara, 'secretary of Information and Publicity Wing' of the NDFB-IKS stated that he was from the 38 batch and that he was already discharged and had surrendered before the Police and had been engaging himself with kidnapping and collection of ransom with other extremists. One 7.65 mm pistol, one hand grenade and three empty cartridges were recovered him.

An individual, identified as Theang Nehang, has claimed to be the 'chairman' of newly formed militant group identified as KLLA He has stated that the aim of the new outfit is to create a separate state of Karbi Anglong according to the provision of Article -3 of the constitution.

Biren Kakoti a clerical employee of Law College in Diphu who was abducted on July 9 by suspected KPLT militants was rescued by SFs. The rescue came after the arrest of one KPLT militant identified as Jeepsing Signar from Disama reserve forest in Karbi Anglong District on July 10 who revealed whereabouts of the abducted individual. A pistol and two bullets were recovered from the arrested militant. Diphu Police has also picked up six other people in connection with the abduction.

July 11

Six member delegation of BJP appealed to PM Modi to scrap the multiple entry visa system for the Bangladeshi nationals. Earlier External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, during her Dhaka visit recently, announced that multiple entry visa would be given to the Bangladeshi nationals for a period of five years.

Four traders abducted by NDFB-IKS militants from Labdanguri in Baksa District in BTAD.

July 12

The body of a 14 year old identified as Bakar Ali who was abducted by NDFB-IKS militants on July 11 was recovered from Kamargaon in Barpeta District.

Army has been kept on standby as tension has mounted in Assam's Baksa District and indefinite curfew has been imposed from July 12 in areas under Gobardhana and Ananda Bazar Police Station in Baksa District and along the northern side of railway line in Barpeta District. The Home and Political Department stated that intelligence inputs had shown that the killing was done by NDFB-IKS militants to divert attention of the SFs Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, after reviewing the situation directed the administration and SFs to take all possible steps to control the situation. Assam Government has announced ex gratia of INR 800000 each to the next of kin of four victims.

Mizoram Police arrested five members of BDFM from Silchar in Cachar District.

July 13

Body of other three persons, identified as Rabul Amin, Saddam Hussain and Atwar Ali were recovered from Hakuanala on the banks of the Manas River in Baksa District.

ABMSU has issued an ultimatum to Tarun Gogoi to bring the situation in BTAD under control by July 14, failing which the students' body will resort to a series of agitation. ABMSU general secretary Lafiqul Islam stated that "As part of our agitation, will block the National Highway at Srirampur Check Gate and Boxirhat Check Gate. It will be followed by an indefinite rail blockade." The ABMSU leader further said that despite atrocities on the minorities in the BTAD there were no inquiries into the incidents.

A joint team of Army and Police arrested Nagaon 'area commander' of NSCA Rajib Bhumij alias Babu, from a Winger at Darikapool in Sivasagar District. An Italian-made pistol, six rounds ammunition, two mobile phones and two pads of the organisation were recovered from him.

July 13

NDFB-IKS statedthat the July 11 abduction and killing of traders in Baksa District was a consequence of the conspiracy of the ruling party in Assam and the dissidents. He further added that Assam Government was "trying to use both Muslims and Bodos to fulfill its political aspirations"

July 14

Three individuals identified as Promod Narzary, Mithinga Muchahary and Boronda Basumatary were arrested from Samthaibari village in Barpeta District for helping NDFB-IKS militants abduct traders who were later killed on July 11.

Baksa DC Vinod Seshan stated that the situation in the District was under control and no fresh incident has been reported so far. Curfew was relaxed on July 14 in areas under Gobardhana Police Station and Ananda bazar Police outpost in Baksa District.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi held discussions with a delegation of ABMSU on the latest law and order situation in BTAD.

AAMSU president Abdur Rahim Ahmed stated that "Since the state government has utterly failed to tackle violence in BTAD, the Centre should take up the task of maintaining law and order in the state and dissolve the Government."

ABSU president Pramod Boro, has appealed to the minority community to maintain peace.

KMSS alleged that Assam Police had failed to arrest those involved in the BTAD violence and instead, had forced villagers to perform the last rites of those who were killed in the attack.

Karbi Anglong District Bhuspuri Yuba Parishad and Bihar Sanskritic Sanstha called for a strike on July 15 to protest the killing of Sambhu Prasad Sing, a school teacher on July 10.

KPLT also called a 40 hours Karbi Anglong strike on July 16 to mark its martyr's day.

July 15

A woman identified as Sone Narzary was arrested by Assam Police in connection with the abduction and killing of four traders on July 11. IG L R Bishnoi stated that "Sone was providing every information about the movement of minority people to the Bodo rebels. He further added that another individual was arrested on July 15 for sheltering militants.

Curfew in Baksa District imposed after the abduction and killing of four traders was relaxed for twelve hours during day time.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that GoI has released INR 1405.8 million for updating NRC He added that a gazette notification had already been issued for updating the NRC 1951 in Assam with effect from December 2013 and further added that the updating of NRC is targeted to be completed in three years.

ABMSU Kokrajhar District committee, staged a two-hour dharna near the Deputy Commissioner's office in Kokrajhar over the recent killing of four traders in BTAD..

ABMSU has decided to march to New Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior ministers, seeking a permanent solution in BTAD. General Secretary Lafiqul Islam stated that "We are going to meet Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh this week for seeking a permanent solution. We want security for the non Bodos in the area.

President of Kokrajhar district committee of ABMSU, Maynuddin Ali, said that the State Government has not taken any initiative or measures to ensure safety and security of innocent people after so many killings in the BTAD region.

July 16

An individual identified as Ranjit Das was arrested by Police from an undisclosed location and a .22 pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from him.

Nearly a thousand people have been killed and over 1300 cases of abductions has been filed in BTAD over the last five years. Although Assam Police have recovered about 700 arms in last five years, a senior Home department official said that the number hardly amounts to five per cent of the weapons possessed by the militants.

Assam Government constituted one-man Commission to inquire about violence that took place in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts, on May 1 and 2 in which more than 46 civilians were killed. The Commission will be headed by retired Judge of the Guwahati High Court Justice Mutum B K Singh. Commission will assess the response on the part of the administration in containing the situation and in providing relief

Assam government would urge GoI to frame a policy for granting asylum to people who have taken refuge in India after fleeing their country on grounds of religious persecution and discrimination. However AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharyya on stated that it seemed to be a conspiracy of the Congress government to ensure their vote bank politics.

As a part of security measures it was decided to set up fixed Police Pickets in the vulnerable areas such as BTAD.

Alleging all-round failure of BTC AIUDF demanded imposition of President's Rule in the BTAD and demanded CBI probe into the killings , alleging that the culprits involved in such acts of violence always get away and reiterated demand for seizure of illegal arms and review of BTC Accord.

July 18

An individual identified as as Ashok Suklavaidya was rescued from an undisclosed location by Assam Police . He was abducted on July 13 from an unspecified location.

Assam Police have identified four militants identified as Lengra alias Sahash, Biliphang, Gobla Basumatary and Soniram Daimari alias Saiklung of NDFB-IKS who were involved in abduction and killing of four traders at Labdanguri in Baksa District on July 11.

23 temporary Police pickets have been installed in Baksa District to instill confidence among people of Baksa and to ensure the dominance of Police Forces. Government of Assam is processing construction of 28 barracks for those pickets Some more vulnerable pockets have been identified and another 10 security posts will be functional within 15 days.

July 19

An operation was launched by SFs after getting a tip off that Lafa, a 'section commander' of NDFB-IKS along with 34 militants were hiding in the house of an individual identified as Dilip Rai in Ultapani village in Kokrajhar District. Two hand grenades three mobile sets and three sim cards were recovered during the operation.

Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh assured a Bodo delegation that GoI would take all needed initiatives to resolve the Bodoland problem. ABSU president Pramod Bodo appealed to the Home Minister to resume the tripartite talks that was started in the UPA regime and also appealed to Rajnath Singh to expedite the talks with different militant organizations.

Three people were kidnapped while travelling from Jorhat to Dimapur in a car from the bordering area of Golaghat-Karbi Anglong Districts.

July 20

Assam Police Constable , identified as Arpan Barua, was killed in the Doldoli Reserve Forest area of Karbi Anglong District along Assam-Nagaland border after Naga extremist opened fire on workers and security personnel engaged in an eviction operation. A Police personnel and a forest official were injured. During the eviction drive more than 150 illegally constructed houses were destroyed and SBBL were recovered.

ASP Nanda Singh stated that Naga extremists fired with INSAS rifles, light machine guns and rocket launchers.

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Chandan Narzary alias N Jara was arrested from Duttapur in Bongaigaon District.

A UPLA militant identified as Pratap Hanse and linkman identified as Julias Engti alias Makoi were arrested from Hamren in Karbi Anglong District.

July 21

A grenade was lobbed by assailants at Bogidara Switch Gate area in Chirang District.

Three people who were kidnapped from Golaghat-Karbi Anglong District were released.

AASU and 26 other organisations staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati against illegal cross-border migration from Bangladesh. AASU alleged the Centre had made it clear that the interests of the indigenous people were not in its mind. AASU later submitted a memorandum to the Governor, highlighting their grievances and seeking their redress.

Oboro Suraksha Samiti has called a 12-hour strike in Assam on July 22 demanding exclusion of non-Bodo villages from BTAD to ensure security for non-Bodos living in the area. Oboro Suraksha Samiti stated that militants were targeting non-Bodos of the BTAD in a bid to drive them out and prove the majority of Bodos in the area.

Assam residents protested against the growing abduction of Assam-based businessmen in Garo Hills at Mancachar in Dhubri District.

July 22

NDFB-IKS militant B K Geremsha was killed by SFs at Parbhatjhora in Kokrajhar District. An AK-56 rifle, two magazines, 67 live rounds and magazine pouches were recovered from him.

DHD militants have made extortion calls to a businessman, identified as Biju Singha, in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarified in LS that issue of citizenship in Assam would be determined on the basis of the updated NRC 1951. He also added that State Government has set up three detention camps in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar Districts to keep illegal migrants and 13 people declared as illegal migrants, detained in Goalpara and 17 people detained in the Dhubri Jail were deported to Bangladesh.

July 23

One man, identified as Mazibar Rahman was killed and four people were injured in an IED explosion near Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara District. The injured have been identified as Johirul Islam, Akhtar Hussain, Fozlu Ali and Kosumuddin Khan. The Police suspect Drishti Rajkhowa group of ULFA-I behind the attacks.

A youth leader Manoj Das, former General Secretary of the Baksa unit of AASU and executive member of the Asom Sena, was killed by unidentified gunmen at Mushalpur in Baksa District. He was actively involved in the election campaign of of Naba Kumar Sarania Naba Kumar Sarania, former ULFA leader. ABMSU vice-president Mazid Ali Ahmed stated that former BLT may be involved in the killing. Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Baksa and five people have been picked up for questioning

IED planted by suspected NDFB-IKS was diffused by the Army at Parupota village in Sonitpur District.

NDFB-IKS militant, B K Geremsha killed on July 21 was a 'corporal' in NDFB-IKS and was the 'section commander' of the 'Dhubri platoon'.

Three persons were arrested from Silonijan in Karbi Anglong District for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping three people travelling from Jorhat to Dimapur from the bordering area of Golaghat-Karbi Anglong District on July 19. The abducted persons were released on July 21.

NIA registered three cases in connection with the militant attacks in three villages in Baksa and Kokrajhar Districts in BTAD in May in which 46 people were killed.

GK Pillai Committee, which was set up by MHA to study the viability of creating a separate State for Bodoland has resumed its functions after the Lok Sabha elections, stated Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha.

DoNER Minister V.K Singh clarified in Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to grant visa-free entry to Bangladeshi Nationals. He stated that as part of the bilateral agenda revised travel arrangement was signed and to the visa obtaining procedures and promote people-to-people interactions.

July 24

A militant of UDLA identified as Hoji Chorki was killed and a militant identified as Bhadra Moshi, alias Nilmani Barman was injured in an encounter with SFs. at Ghutghuti near Ratabari in Karimganj District. M-20, a 303, a country-made gun and ammunition were recovered from them.

Five KPLT militants, Anglop Timung, Ramu Teron, Khor Sing Teron Anjok Teron and 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang were arrested from Kharping Kro village in Karbi Anglong District. An AK-56 rifle, a magazine with 44 rounds of live ammunition, a SLR a magazine with 39 rounds of live ammunition, a 303 rifle, a magazine with eight rounds of ammunition, a Lathod gun, three Chinese grenades were recovered.

Security has been stepped up in Goalpara District after the IED attack on July 23 at Krishnai in Goalpara District. According to Goalpara Police a group of six militants of ULFA-I has sneaked into Goalpara District to create trouble ahead of the Independence Day.

July 25

Two ex militants of KPLT and Kissan Rongpi alias Atur Hanse and Ram Teron alias Kirim Teron, and two former militants of UPDS Oliver Ingti and Nanda Das were arrested in Karbi Anglong District for killing of school teacher Sambhu Prasad Singh on July 10. A 9mm pistol allegedly used in the killing was recovered along with five rounds. SP teacher's wife Suman Kumari Devi and her paramour Nanda Das engaged them for INR 150,000 which was handed over to them the day after killing.

UPLA militant Samson Taru involved in killing of Hamren SP on June 5 was arrested by SFs from Taralangso near Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. A 9mm pistol along with five live rounds was recovered from him.

Dhubri SP expressed concern over the presence of ULFA leader, Drishti Rajkhowa in Goalpara District bordering Dhubri and three KLO militants along the Assam-Bengal border. He was also confident about the preparedness of Police to foil any attempt by militant groups in the run-up to Independence Day.

July 26

Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar said that public in BTAD area might take the law into its own hands to provide vigilante justice. He also said that more non-Bodos might be targeted ahead of the BTC election in 2015.

Union Minister for Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal stated that GoI will support the State to set up 100 new Foreigner's Tribunals.

July 27

NDFB-IKS 'commander' S Ulapat alias Uttam Sargiary, who was accused of being behind the serial bomb blast in Assam on October 2008 was killed in an encounter with Kokrajhar Police at Oxiguri village Kokrajhar District. A pistol, two grenades, four empty cartridges and mobile hand set were recovered.He was loyal to NDFB 'chief' Ranjan Daimary but now he was with the NDFB-IKS. He was a member of 13th batch of the NDFB and a senior cadre of the second batch of NDFB-IKS.

A low intensity explosion was reported from Srirampur in Kokrajhar District. The bomb was planted in a Pulsar bike. However, no one was injured in the incident.

KPLT militant identified as Lun Sing Rohgang surrendered to the Army in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. He deposited an AK 56 rifle and 95 rounds of ammunition.

ULFA-I in its mouth piece 'Swadhi nota' stated that they have decided to use weapons against the illegal migrants, whether they are Hindus or Muslim. ULFA-I also critisized Assam Cabinet for requesting the Centre to frame a policy for granting asylum to the persons who have fled religious persecution and discrimination and taken refuge in India.

ULFA unit of South Assam observed its 23rd martyrs' day at Malugram in Cachar District. A written speech of Arabinda Rajkhowa, 'chairman' of ULFA was read out , in which he stated that talks with GoI was ,moving in right direction.

MCLA Baksa Ansumwi Khunggur Boro denied his involvement in the killing of Asom Sena member and leader of Oboro Suraksha Samity, Manaj Das.

July 27

Trader identified as Moin Uddin was hacked to death by suspected miscreants at Lailapur in Cachar District. One suspect Rajan Das, who worked in Moin Uddin s shop, was arrested and Police is looking for other miscreants.

Unidentified gunmen shot and injured an individual identified as Mushab Ali Ahmed a medical shop owner near Udmari in Dubri District.

Family of slain NDFB-IKS 'commander' S Ulafat alias Uttam Swargoyary stated that he was picked up from his in-laws house by Police on July 27 and was killed in fake encounter. They stated that they would approach the Human Rights Commission.

July 28

SFs arrested three militants identified as Nora Ali, Greekson Hojai and National Jidung of HSUDF which was formed six months ago from Purana Hajong village in Maibang in Dima Hasao District. One SBBL one revolver, 37 bullets of .303 pistols, seven bullets of AK-47 rifles, three bullets of revolvers and one grenade were recovered from them.

GNLA militants Dulal Miah, Biswajit Koch and Aldrin Sangma were arrested in Dhubri District They were serving demand notes in Mancachar in Dhubri District and its adjoining areas. Police official stated, "We are interrogating the trio and hopeful of breaking the extortion network run by the GNLA and the Breakaway faction of A'chik National Volunteer Council (ANVC-B) soon".

Kokrajhar District committee of ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF submitted a memorandum to PM opposing the commissioning of a one-man expert committee headed by GK Pillai, former Union Home Secretary to examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state.

July 29

A grenade was recovered by Police at Sarfanguri bazar in Kokrajhar District.

Suspected militants abducted project manager of Simplex Company, identified as Niron Kumar Mahajan from a location between Hatikhuli and Mandadisa in Cachar District.

Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar was abducted by armed militants from Dingdinga in Kokrajhar District.

Four individuals have been arrested by Police for extorting money from Sanker TE in Tinsukia District, in the name of ULFA. Police seized the computer used for printing ULFA note pad.

Former ULFA leader and MP of Kokrajhar Naba Kumar Sarania Sarania stated that failure of the administration to apprehend the culprits involved in the murder of innocent non-Bodo persons in BTC has led to recurrence of violent incidents

Illegal weapons in BTAD is becoming a major concern for both the Bodo and non-Bodo communities. Leader of SJSS Hitesh Medhi demanded seizure of illegal weapons in the area.

ABSU President Promod Boro claimed that illegal weapons were available in the BTC areas not only with militants but also with various other groups. Assam Police and SFs have recovered over 160 illegal weapons in Assam since January, 2014 90% from the BTC areas.

MHA reports that 28,131 illegal migrants have been deported back to Bangladesh since April 2004 to March 2014.

July 30

Unknown miscreants abducted a trader, identified as Sree Prakash Gupta from Natun Bazar area of Hojai in Nagaon District.

Four NDFB-IKS were arrested by Police while they were demanding money from a rubber estate at Hatibandha Gaon in Nagaon District.

SFs arrested four members of BLT from Anarkhata in Baksa District.

Assam Police revealed that the cadre strength of UPLA active in Karbi Anglong District, formed in May 2013 with 25-30 militants to counter KPLT is close to 100, since it has come to light that many ex- UPDS members have joined UPLA. Of the 17 militants arrested since June, 12 militants were ex-members of UPDS.

GoI alerted the State Government of possible attacks by Islamic militants in the run-up to August 15th. ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS also want to make their presence felt. Intelligence agencies have an input that ULFA-I have brought four IEDs but have used only one, on July 23 at Krishnai in Goalpara Dst.It also states that ULFA-I also does not have trained manpower to indulge in large-scale violence.

NDFB-IKS is suffering heavy losses as many of its core members were either arrested or killed. Sources also states that most of the operations are masterminded by members like D Bidai and N Batha, while 'chairman' IK Songbijit is in the Tamu area along the Indo-Myanmar border.

ABSU expressed concern over rise in crime in the Bodo belt and appealed to the groups involved to stop such activities.`

July 31

Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar was released from Kazigaon under Parbatjhora subdivision of Kokrajhar District.

One hard core militant of NSLA-AT was arrested at Kusumbil in Kokrajhar District. One 7.65 mm pistol one 7.65 mm live round and one hand grenade were recovered from him.

Two KPLT linkmen identified as Romen Phangho and Dhensing Kro from Bargaon area in Karbi Anglong District. One pistol, six pairs of combat pattern dress, KPLT demand letters and other incriminatory documents were recovered from them.

ULFA-I militant Deepak Patowary alias Deepak Bora was arrested by from Majuli River Island in Jorhat District. Six ULFA-I extortion notices and two mobile hand sets were recovered from the cadre who had joined ULFA in 1996 and surrendered in 2007 .He again joined ULFA-I in 2011 for recruitment and extortion in Majuli, Lakhimpur, Sibsagar and Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas.

GoI is concerned about the law and order situation in Assam and BTAD in particular .The CSFs deployed in the State will not be withdrawn in the near future. Joint Secretary of MHA said that BTAD is a matter of concern and the elections to BTC due in April 2015. He also said that that NDFB-IKS is still active in BTAD area despite suffering setbacks in CI operations.

NIA was granted an extension of 90 days from the court to continue its investigation on the BTAD killing in May in which more than 40 people were killed. NIA is investigating two cases in Gobardhan Police Station in Baksa District and one of Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

August 1

Three ULFA-I militants were killed in an IED explosion at Mongre Gaon at Goalpara District when the IED exploded when they were sheltering in a house. Two militants have been identified as Kanteswar Rabhaalies Parama Asom and Akon Rabha while other linkman is yet to be identified. Two pistols one grenade and some documents were recovered.

BSS may leave BNC , a conglomeration of various organisations.

August 2

NDFB-IKS injured eight small tea planters in Sonitpur District for their failure to make regular payments to the outfit. The militants first attacked five planters at Jogibeel and thereafter three others at Urahiloga.

Frequent ethnic violence and presence of militant groups have necessitated the setting up of 60 new Police Stations and outposts in the BTAD.State Gov has taken a decision to recruit 8,200 constables in the Police force and add 25 additional vehicles to City Police to give quick response against public calls.

August 3

NDFB-IKS 'section commander' Ashok Mushahary was killed in an encounter at Auzar Bazar in Chirag District. One 9mm pistol, one magazine, one hand grenade, one 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine along with ammunition were recovered from him.

NDFB-IKS militant Jaction Basumatary, who was involved in extortion activities, was arrested in Chirang District.

August 4

Suspected UALA militant was killed by SFs at Khardang in Krishnai, Goalpara District.

Security arrangements have been beefed up in Dhubri District, to thwart possible strikes by NDFB-IKS and other militant outfits in the lead upto Independence Day.

NDFB-IKS beat up three private vehicle operators identified as Nobin Basumatari, Jaiklong Basumatari and Nabajyoti Bhuyan at Mainasiri in Urahiloga in Sonitpur District for their failure to make payment of INR 5000 per year.

Assam Forest Minister informed State Assembly that 14,356 posts were vacant out of the 75,559 posts in Assam Police. Despite the deficiency Police has envisaged opening of 77 new Police Stations and outposts in 11 Districts. Meanwhile the State Government could not utilize INR 1000.9 million of the INR 1212.7 million released for modernization of Police.

KPLT may soon come over ground following the footstep of other surrendered militant organisations in Assam.

SC directed GoI and Assam Government to file the status report on updating the nrc.

AASU was told by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju that GoI plans to launch a special project to check illegal migration through the riverine route from Bangladesh. Minister also assured that GoI was committed to implementing the Assam Accord of 1985.

August 5

SFs recovered five detonators from a Barpeta-bound bus coming from Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District on NH-31.

Individual identified as Biplov Rabha was beaten up by NDFB-IKS militants . Sonitpur SP stated that Sanjukta Parasor stated that SFs had intensified operations in the border areas after August 2 incident when NDFB-IKS injured 8 small tea planters.

Army personnel found an IED buried inside the vegetable garden of a person, Pranjit Dohotia at Lajung Gaon in Tinsukia District.

DGP Khagen Sarma stated that Police received an intelligence input about the possibility of members of Islamic militant groups targeting Assam in the run-up to August 15.

DGP also stated that ULFA-I is also desperate to make its presence felt with acts of violence and the 'commander-in-chief' of the outfit, Paresh Baruah, is in constant touch with hardcore militant Drishti Rajkhowa, who is in charge of operations of the ULFA-I in lower Assam.

Khagen Sarma stated that militants would be looking for soft targets like public places, cooperation of the public is required to foil terrorist attacks and he further stated that counter-insurgency operations have been intensified all over the State and the CCTV cameras are being monitored regularly.

RUKR has demanded that ST status should be given to those people of the community who are living in the seven lower Assam districts along with the formation of Kamatapur Territorial Council or Satellite Autonomous Council.

In an attempt to mitigate the problem of insurgency, the CIT, Kokrajhar is undertaking an initiative to propagate education in the remote areas along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang District by encouraging students from the remote areas.

Centre has agreed for a tripartite talk to implement the remaining clauses of the Assam Accord. Union Heavy Industry Minister Ananth Gite has assured AASU delegation that Centre along with the Assam Government and AASU will sit for a tripartite dialogue to sort out the issues.

August 6

UNLF 'chairman' RK Meghen alias Sanayaima and his associates who are in NIA custody were produced in NIA court in Guwahati.

MLA Padma Hazarika who represents Sootea LAC in Sonitpur District said that his life was under threat from NDFB-IKS, who he said was running a parallel gov in remote parts of Sonitpur. He stated that NDFB-IKS has been demanding monthly tax from households, villagers, petty traders as well as small tea growers in Assam-Arunachal Border.

Two Congress MLAs Bhupen Bora and Rajen Borthakufrom Sonitpur stated that there was insufficient infrastructure and facilities in remote bordering areas to facilitate sustained Police action against militants and cited lack of adequate vehicles, manpower, barricades and even drinking water supply for Police personnel to carry out CI ops.

AIUDF and BPF engaged in a heated exchange of words after an AIUDF MLA reputedly stated that BPF name figured in the FIR related to violence in Baksa District in May in which more than 40 people were killed.

Dissident Congress leader and former State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the BTAD problem can be solved with political initiative and not by just strengthening SFs and Police.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Rajya Sabha since entry of Bangladeshi nationals into the country is clandestine it is not possible to have accurate data and according to information available as on December 31, 2012, 16,530 Bangladeshi nationals who came to India with valid travel documents, were found to be overstaying.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju stated in Rajya Sabha that violence in North East is on the wane with the number of violent incidents coming down to 412 from 1489 in 2007 and killing of innocent civilians to 102 from 498 during the same year.

Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain informed in the State Assembly that out of 59,512 illegal migrants, 42,000 people could not be deported as they went missing He said that 13,900 Bangladeshi nationals registered their names with FRROs 636 went for writ appeals and 70 are in the detention camps. He also added that so far 16 rounds of tripartite talks have been held among State and Central Governments and AASU on the implementation of the Assam Accord of 1985.

Sivasagar SP Satya Gogoi stated that strength of banned outfit such as ULFA nad CPI-M has increased in Upper Assam with many youths particularly those belonging to tea garden areas joining the CPI-Maoist ranks. He also added that Maoist forces have been trying to establish a stronger base in upper Assam than of ULFA.

Assam Police report nearly 100 minors were abducted either for ransom or due to personal enmity since 2013. A senior Police official stated that although the recovery rate of the victims is improving, there have been instances when the victims are killed by the abductors even after receipt of money.

India is likely to press Myanmar again to flush out North-East based militants including ULFA besides stressing a review of the border management with the neighbouring country, when External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj leaves for Myanmar.

August 7

Two GNLA militants were killed in an encounter near Kongkhal village in Goalpara District. A 9 mm pistol, one 7.65 mm pistol, large amount of ammunition, three hand grenades and IED were recovered.

Assam Minister Rockybul Hussain stated in the Assembly that update of the NRC will be completed by December 2016 and the State Government has been authorised by GoI to carry out the operational work relating to the NRC and added that INR 2880 million has been allocated by GoI for NRC update and INR 250 million has been received by Assam.

AASU alleged that the Government of Assam is encouraging infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals into the State with its failure to deport the foreigners identified by the Tribunals set up under provisions of the Foreigners' Act.

AGP held a sit-in protest at Dibrugarh District against the cabinet decision of Assam Government to provide shelter to Bangladeshi immigrants.

August 8

SFs recovered an IED from Amguri town in Sivasagar District. Earlier, on an unspecified date a CRPF recovered a quarter kilogram of explosive and four live ammunition of a 12 bore rifle from Halowating in Sivasagar District.

Four Bhutanese identified as Singy Wang Chuck, Padam Lal Rai, Taksha Subba and Sunil Subba were abducted from a Bhutanese village at Pathabari near Sarpang town in Sarpang District. Later the abductors released one individual.

Night curfew has been imposed along the 5 kilometre belt of Assam side bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in order to check movement of anti-social elements.

AMSU demanded compensation to the families of six persons who went missing during the Kokrajhar riots of 2012 in which more than 100 people were killed. AMSU secretary Rezaul Karim Sarkar stated that though two years have passed since the BTAD riots, these five families are yet to get compensation.

August 9

Five TSSF militants have been arrested by Police from Changlang, Lohit and Tinsukia . Two pistols, 1 US carbine, 1 12-bore rifle and 1 .22 rifle have been recovered from them. SFs were aware of the formation of a new group since four to five months back.

104 members of the NDFB-RD joined the NDFB-P.

Recurring violence BTAD has prompted several non-Bodo organizations to approach Union Home Minister, pressing him for reviewing BTC Accord of 2003 to ensure safety and security of the non-Bodos.

Date for public hearing on the alleged killing of six KPLT militants by SFs Karbi Anglong on May 14 has been fixed on August 26 at the Inspection Bungalow of Lumbajung Development, Manja, 16 kilometre from Diphu.

August 9-10

Police arrested Bidhan Dohotia, Sanjib Talukdar, Sukheshwer Chutia alias File alias Sukhey and Jintu Chowrok alias Kabul from Tongona and Barekuri areas of Tinsukia District for trying to extort money from by serving demand letters written in letterheads of ULFA and ULFA-I.

August 10

Two tea planters Baula Basumatary and Rugi Basumatary were beaten up at Mainasiri in Sonitpur District by four NDFB-IKS militants for not paying extortion money.

MHA alerted the North-eastern States over possible terror attacks in the run-up to Independence Day.MHA asked the States to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace.

August 11

IED was recovered from a shop of Altab Hussain from Chattradayal in Cachar District. Sketch map was found which indicated Nehru Higher Secondary School, Pailapool in Cachar District. PULF is suspected to be behind the attempted IED attack

Four ULFA-I militants Moran alias Bullet Asom, Bhaskar Sonowal alias Nagen Asom, Anojit Mahanta alias Jonak Asom and Nijut Gogoi alias Amlan Hazarika surrendered at office of the SP Tinsukia District. One US Carbine with magazine and two rounds of ammunition TNT, powder, one pistol with magazine and five rounds of ammunition, one Chinese grenade were recovered.

Ten ULFA-I militants led by Akon Asom had taken shelter in the Assam-Nagaland border areas near Charaideo subdivision in Shivsagar District and were trying to sneak into Sivasagar to create disturbance during the Independence Day celebrations.

NDFB-P stated that the 104 members joining the outfit was not a drama, as alleged by the 'information and publicity secretary of NDFB' B Naijab.

ASP Saurav Jyoti Saikia of Tinsukia District stated that adequate security measures had been made throughout the District to ensure peaceful Independence day celebrations.

Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the State Assembly that Government has set up 120 fixed security pickets in the vulnerable areas of BTAD. The Minister further stated that NDFB-IKS is active in the BTAD area.

August 12

Arunachal Pradesh-Assam boundary is tense after an encounter between Assam Police and NDFB-IKS at Sonitpur District.

SFs recovered three grenades from Sukhanjuli in Baksa District.

Assam DGP Khagen Sarma stated that NDFB-IKS was involved in the abduction of the Bhutanese nationals on August 8.They still remain untraced.

KPLT will soon surrender before the Karbi Anglong District administration to start a democratic struggle for the separate State of Hemprek Kanthim.

IG Assam Police SN Singh stated that aerial surveillance will be conducted from August 13 to August 15 over 700 kms of railway tracks passing through vulnerable areas and more than 600 kms of oil pipelines as railway tracks and oil pipe lines are often targeted by the militants.

Assam Government has set up 500 forces for detection and deportation of illegal migrants. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju stated that to ensure speedier disposal of pending cases in the foreigners tribunals, 64 additional tribunals in addition to the existing 36 were sanctioned for setting up in Assam last June.

Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh stated that the Government was willing to hold talks with Northeast insurgents if they would shun arms.

The 'chairman' of KPLT D. Kramsa, asked the people of Karbi Anglong District to observe Independence Day as they have decided to withdraw the strike call for a political solution of the homeland issue.

Two individuals identified as Fosoi Gaur and Chintamoni Barhoi was killed in firing by miscreants from Nagaland at Chetia Gaon in Golaghat District along Assam-Nagaland border. They were protesting at the camp of CRPF who have been posted to look in to the law and order situation, against the alleged abduction of two schoolboys identified as Ajoy Gor and Philson Kujur who have been missing since July 26 when they went to adjacent Chandla Chung village. It ha sbeen alleged that they were abducted by miscreants in Chandla Chung. Golaghat Police stated that Chetia Gaon is infested by CPI-Maoist and AANLA However according to the source all skirmishes along the Nagaland border have been so far allegedly spurred by NSCN-IM.

August 13

Armed Naga miscreants killing a village headman, identified as Africa Toppo and setting on fire nearly 200 houses in the B Sector of Golaghat District. Attacks were reported from over ten villages - Jahaji Bosti, Roman Bosti, Kampur, Majgaon, Santipur, Chetiagaon, Xukanjan, Sainpur, Ratanpur, Kemphur and Kamalpur. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their villages and fled to safer places. Eight relief camps have been opened at Uriamghat which are housing some 5,000 villagers.

NDFB cadre Birdao Singh Boro, was arrested from Mothanga Chawk in Baksa District.

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Swmdwn Basumatary was arrested from Koilamoila market in Bongaigaon District and a hand grenade was recovered from him.

SFs arrested a KPLT militant identified as Rukasen Timung. One .22 pistol along with five live rounds were recovered from him.

CM Tarun Gogoi requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for additional Central paramilitary forces for deployment in the trouble torn areas of Dhansiri subdivision of Golaghat District.

AASAA has announced a 12-hour Assam bandh on August 16 and has already launched an indefinite economical blockade against Nagaland. Rafel Kuzur, president of AASAA, blamed "irresponsible" Assam Government for the incident.

AASU burnt effigies of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at various places of the State against the Government's failure to protect the lives and property of the people of the State.

State Government has accused NSCN-IM of inciting the ongoing flare up on the disputed of inciting the ongoing flare up on the disputed resulting in the death of three Adivasi villagers of the State.

Officials from Sarpang of Bhutan and Kokrajhar of Assam held a discussion on the terrorist activities across the border areas in Bhutan. Bhutan's Sarpang District administration comprising ADSP and SP RBP of Sarpang District held a meeting with the Kokrajhar District administration over the kidnapping of four people recently by suspected NDFB-IKS.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that MHA is implementing a scheme for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants of the northeastern region to wean away the misguided youth and hard-core militants who have strayed into the fold of militancy and later find themselves trapped.

August 14

The number of inmates in relief camps swelled to over ten thousand with about 400 more people fleeing their villages and taking shelter in the camps. Assam Government would pay ex gratia of INR 800000 to the next of kin of the victims.

Militants identified as Antony Basumatary alias B Obachira, a militant of 36 batch of NDFB-IKS and Puran Mochahary, a militant of 43 batch of NDFB-IKS surrendered at the office of SP Chirag District. They surrendered with one 9 mm pistol, ammunition and one 7.6 mm pistol with ammunition.

AAGSU has served a three-day ultimatum on State authorities to book the culprits who were responsible for the alleged "indiscriminate firing" from Nagaland.

Aton Sangma Chairman of PWD Development Board KAAC welcomed CM Tarun Gogoi's announcement on August 11 in his budget speech about creation of Garo Autonomous Council. He stated that it was a positive development for the Garos particularly of Goalpara and Kamrup Districts.

AASU Bongaigaon District committee, in association with Bongaigaon Anchalik committee, staged a 27-hour hunger strike to demand security for the people of Assam.

August 15

Nine more bodies have been recovered from B Sector of Golaghat District along the Assam-Nagaland border on August 15. Assam Home Commissioner G.D. Tripathi stated that the recovered bodies were related to indiscriminate firing and arson by miscreants from Nagaland in eight villages in Golaghat District along the disputed boundary on August 12.

CRPF arrested three arsonists from an unspecified location when they allegedly made attempts to torch some abandoned houses in one of the affected villages.

Despite the NDFB-IKS diktat to boycott Independence Day, remote villages of Sulekaguri and Patalsana in Chirang District celebrated the country's 68th Independence Day.

Nine Nagaland State security personnel who were proceeding towards Jorhat airport along NH-39 ran into a blockade at RangajanTinali in Golaghat district. The blockade enforcers stopped them, held them captive and refused to release them till the border crisis got resolved.

Tarun Gogoi said the State Government has taken measures to restore peace along the Assam-Nagaland border. Gogoi expressed concern over the volatile situation in BTAD despite an improvement in law and order.

August 16

Unidentified truck driver was shot dead by a group of unidentified men at Sithakhowa in Udalguri District.

Two ANCA militants identified as William S. Sangma ,the leader of ANCA and Jiten Lyngdoh were arrested along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Goalpara District. An unidentified woman was also arrested. They have confessed to their involvement in the abduction of Saumendu Chakraborty on July 26.

Hundreds of villagers fled from Ratnapur, Chainpur, 2 number Bilgaon and Romanbasti to the relief camps at Gelapani School and Defodil School in Uriamghat in Golaghat District after Naga miscreants allegedly fired in the open in Romanbasti area.

Forest staff in Manas National Park in Barpeta District recovered 49 forms of ammunition, two magazines and an axe from Kasuabil forest range.

Two villagers identified as Samsul Haque and Hussain Ahmed were abducted by suspected tribal militants from Bishnupur village near Cheragi in Karimganj District. The abductors took them to forest in Mizoram.

Assam CM requested Indian PM for his personal intervention in restoring peace at violence-ravaged Uriamghat and requested 10 companies of CRPF for rapid reinforcement and setting up of security pickets in the affected areas.

Government officials confirmed the death of seven villagers and injuries to more than 10 due to firing and arson by Naga miscreants, while several other corpses are believed to be uncounted in hamlets like Chetiagaon, Jahajibasti, Kamalpur, Chainpur, Majgaon, Roamanbasti, Ranipukhuri and many other remote localities near Uriamghat in Golaghat District.

KMSS blocked trains to Dimapur in Nagaland in Golaghat District for over nine hours seeking deployment of AR and Assam Police in the disputed area KMSS president Akhil Gogoi blamed the bloodshed on the "conspiracy" to carve out Greater Nagalim, covering parts of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

APW president Abhijit Sarma stated that ULFA-PTF by its 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa should dissuade its one-time 'ally' (NSCN) carrying out violent acts in the Assam-Nagaland border.

Villagers have alleged that NSCN-IM and some local Naga people are involved in the attack in Golaghat District along Assam-Nagaland border.

AASU met Governor JB Patnaik and sought his intervention in restoring normalcy in Assam.

Assam CM at the State Secretariat said that the State Government was firm in its resolve to "oppose tooth and nail, the scourge of terrorism and violence".

August 17

AASU ahead of Chief Minister visit to Uriamghat in Golaghat District demanded that the affected people should be shifted from relief camps to their homes and a permanent solution should be found to settle the dispute with Nagaland.

Two more bodies were found from Sainpur village in B Sector of Golaghat District, taking the toll to 14. Police said they were victims of violence on August 12. 14 persons were gunned down and four were wounded and four are missing in the attacks.

Officials say that nine dead bodies were recovered and eight others were found to be wounded Some media reports also put the death toll as 11.

GoI advised the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland to hold talks to evolve ways for defusing the tension along the inter-state border. Centre has also given new directives to the personnel of CRPF along the disputed areas of the border.

Joint Secretary North-East Shambhu Singh pointed out that as a case regarding the boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland is pending before the Supreme Court, it is not possible for the Centre to intervene for resolving the issue.

August 18

Two hand grenades meant for NDFB-IKS were recovered from a surrendered militant identified as John Daimary alias Jayanta Daimary in Chirang District. He was an arms supplier for NDFB-IKS and was carrying the explosives from Dimapur in Nagaland.

One NSLA militant identified as Uttam Hasda was arrested at Balagaon in Kokrajhar District and a 7.65 mm pistol, two rounds of ammunition, one magazine were recovered.

NSLA militant Badhuram Hembrom was arrested from Srirampur in the Kokrajhar District.

CM Tarun Gogoi’s convoy was attacked by protesters from Assam side when he was on his way to visit the violence-hit Uriamghat in Golaghat District. Police resorted to blank-firing and lathi charge to disperse more than 3,000 displaced villagers at a relief camp in the Uriamghat area, who became agitated after Tarun Gogoi entered the camp premises.

Tarun Gogoi, meanwhile, said his Government would set up Border Development Council and Border Protection Battalion to ensure development and security along the state’s borders. These would be done as Assam was not happy with CRPF and said he will ask for deployment of BSF.

Representatives of Ralan area and their Assam counterparts resolved to solve all outstanding issues through “people to people” dialogue. The representatives also decided to set up an inter-state joint coordination committee with three to four members each from both sides.

Home Secretary GD Tripathi stated that people in relief camps have visited their homes and are expected to move to their houses in a day or two. Moreover, the number of inmates in relief camps has come down to 9,300 from around 10,000. He said the night curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in the B Sector will continue.

Assam Police along with CRPF have set up 18 pickets in the violence–hit area. The economic blockade against Nagaland launched at Golaghat’s Rangajan continued on August 17 Over 500 trucks carrying commodities were stranded in area, affecting supply to Manipur as well.

Assam Government has started the process of rehabilitating the people displaced in the attacks by miscreants from Nagaland. Around 2,500 people have returned to their respective villages in this phase under security protection. Now around 7,500 people are still staying in the relief camps and they would be sent back in a phased manner.

Nagaland and Manipur are cut-off by road following an economic blockade imposed against Nagaland by various Assam-based organizations. According to sources AASU is going to intensify their agitation against Nagaland following the failure of the Assam government to provide details of incidents that led to violence on August 12.

Paresh Baruah-led ULFA-I appealed to the Nagaland leadership to rein in troublemakers at Uriamghat in Golaghat District and asked explanation for the  horrific conflict. In an email statement ‘chairman’, Abhijit Asom said if these elements are not dealt with firmly, ULFA-I would be compelled to believe that Nagaland is grabbing Assam's land forcibly.

DoNER Minister V.K. Singh would meet the Chief Ministers of all North-eastern states in Guwahati in Assam on August 21-22 to decide a roadmap for the development of the region.

August 19

One person was killed and several hurt in Golaghat District’s Rangajan area close to the Assam-Nagaland boundary as locals clashed with Police and paramilitary force personnel on NH-39 after Assam Police removed the economic blockade imposed by organizations from Assam against the movement of vehicles to Nagaland.

GoI has dispatched extra SFs to restore peace and order in Golaghat. Earlier, there were nine CRPF posts in the area, which have been doubled following the latest round of violence.

Assam CM said the people living along the Assam-Nagaland border and the inmates of the relief camps do not have confidence in the central SFs deployed along the disputed belt. Tarun Gogoi also blamed the Centre for the turmoil on the inter–state border and said New Delhi was not taking the issue “seriously”.

Dispur told New Delhi that underground organisations have been actively involved in carrying out the orgy of violence along the Assam–Nagaland border. Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla “The ongoing violence is not a group clash...It’s a terrorist activity.

SFI Guwahati committee lodged protest against the State government’s failure to provide security to the people of Assam living on the Assam-Nagaland border.

The Chief Ministers of the Assam and Nagaland are scheduled to meet on August 21 to discuss how to de-escalate the prevailing tension. The Assam government has set up a dozen relief camps to shelter thousands of people who fled their villages. The assailants had torched 200 houses in over half-a-dozen villages.

Nine persons, including the personal secretary, five bodyguards and three drivers of the parliamentary secretary P. Paiwang Konyak, who were detained by Adivasi mob on August 15 in Assam, have been released.

BSF IG stated that militants groups of the Northeast continue to receive ‘substantial quantity’ of illegal arms and ammunition from China and Myanmar. He said that “There are isolated instances of arms and ammunition entering into the country across the international border with Bangladesh, but a substantial quantity is coming from the international border with Myanmar and China.”

ATASU staged a two-hour sit-in dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office complex protesting against the alleged indifference of the State Government towards protecting the State land being grabbed by the neighbouring States and the failure to take action against the atrocities committed by Naga miscreants in Golaghat District.

August 20

Five unidentified NDFB-IKS militants were killed in an encounter with a joint Police and Army team in jungle areas of Raimati Chirang District. An AK series rifle, five pistols, six magazines, five grenades, 60 rounds of ammunition and INR 100000 were recovered from the militants.

The militants have been identified as ‘military secretary section commander’ C. Rwikha, alias Rajib Sumpramary , ‘section commander ‘M. Rojong, alias Roslin Mushahary, B. Raidwng, alias Raju Basumatary, ‘personal security officer’ of C. Rwikha Debanand Islary. SFs recovered 226 live rounds of ammunition 10 empty cartridges and INR 551000.

NDFB-IKS accused NDFB-RD of being involved in the killing of the five members while NDFB-RD denied its hand in the killings..

Police and protesters clashed at Golaghat District for the second day leaving three persons killed and several injured. 14 persons sustained bullet injuries while several Police personnel were also injured in the attack.

A class ten student identified as Priya Basumatary was killed by NDFB-IKS at Dwimuguri in Chirag District. The militants suspected her to be a Police informer and alleged that she was in a relationship with a militant of NDFB-RD.

Union HM Rajnath Singh called upon Assam CM to take stock of the situation and asked Tarun Gogoi and T.R. Zeliang to “sit across the table” and resolve the issue.

The Assam and Nagaland chief ministers are expected to make a joint statement calling for peace on the boundary after a meeting with Union minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in Guwahati on August 21.

Assam CM said his Government would institute a judicial inquiry by a retired judge of Gauhati High Court into the Police firing to arrive at the truth.

GoI has dispatched over 1,000 CRPF personnel to restore peace at Golaghat While the force earlier manned nine posts, nine more have been set up. Meanwhile Assam CM accused the CRPF of inaction, and said the Home Affairs Ministry had failed to provide adequate security.

Tarun Gogoi stated “Today they have decided to send additional forces but after I asked them. As it is a disputed area, it is under the CRPF. Let them (the Centre) give me the area, I will maintain security. I take responsibility for what happened yesterday but why not Rajnath Singh (Union home minister) as they failed to give protection to people living in the disputed areas,”.

Gogoi further stated that Nagaland police have arrested 15 persons and CRPF apprehended nine persons in connection with the violence.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, “As far as border dispute is concerned, the onus is on the states to resolve the matter, we can only provide them assistance.” About the firing issue he said that it is not right to blame the centre or CRPF because law and order is a state subject. Centre sends forces; it is up to the state governments to regulate them.

MHA submitted a report to PMO on the ongoing violence along the Assam-Nagaland border after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details on it.

AGP has given a call for a 12-hour Assam bandh on August 21 in protest against the atrocities let loose by the State Government on the innocent people, who protested the Government’s failure to protect people’s life and property from Naga attackers and the silence maintained by BJP led GoI.

Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association has also called for a 12-hour Assam bandh ON August 21 in protest against Rangajan firing incident in which one person was killed on August 19.

ACJJM ASYO and AJYP following a rally in protest against Naga miscreants’ incursion and the Centre and the State Government’s failure to protect the life and property of indigenous people submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh. ACJJM has demanded the Centre’s direct intervention and sought a permanent solution to border problems by instituting an enquiry.

AASU called for Central intervention and demanded removal of the CRPF from the trouble-torn inter-state border area and deployment of Assam Police battalions.

In what has become clear that Bangladesh may be using detained ULFA ‘general secretary’ as a bargaining chip, Anup Chetia has told Indian official that he wants to come back to India but Dhaka (Bangladesh) was not acceding to his request. Sources divulged that an official from the MEA met Chetia in Dhaka Jail on August 20 and held discussions.

August 21

Two persons injured during the clash with Police in Assam’s Golaghat District succumbed at different hospitals.

NDFB-IKS released the execution video of a girl whom they killed to avenge the killing of five of their cadres by SFs. The militants threaten more killings and have released the video ‘to warn others’.

NDFB-RD denied its hand in the killing of NDFB-IKS militants on August 20.

Information and Publicity Wing of the NDFB-IKS, NE Esara said the if killing was the sole language of the State Government, then they too would start speaking the same language

In protest against the killing of the five members, the NDFB-IKS has declared a 24–hour Assam bandh on August 22.

Assam and Nagaland decided to put in place a joint mechanism for regular coordination between their officials to prevent the recurrence of violence over the boundary dispute.

Assam and Nagaland also agreed that the historical problems causing the recurring incidents in the disputed belt should be resolved. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang arrived at this agreement in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.

Gogoi has sought a special package from the Centre for development of inter-state border areas.

Gogoi and Zeliang said both the States expressed dissatisfaction with CRPF posted in the DAB as a neutral force. Rijiju said the Centre was ready to reinforce the Central forces in disturbed areas along the boundary.

Army staged flag march in Golaghat District where indefinite curfew was relaxed for a few hours (5:30-9:00 pm) in the evening. No fresh incident of violence was reported during the day.

Golaghat District administration relaxed curfew in the Golaghat municipal area following a two-hour meeting between the administration and representatives of seven agitating organizations in the presence of state PWD minister Ajanta Neog. The curfew could be relaxed as the organizations agreed to withdraw the indefinite Golaghat District bandh.

Curfew may be lifted from Golaghat on August 22. if the situation permits, district information and public relations officer Anupjyoti Choudhury said.

12-hour Assam bandh called by AGP, AATTSA and some other organisations to protest the violence along the State’s boundary with Nagaland and the Police firing on protesters crippled life across the State. The bandh was more or less peaceful though there were stray incidents of effigy and tyre burning on roads.

ASS described the attack of the Naga miscreants on the farming people of the State as a violation of the spirit of the country’s Constitution and blamed the indifference and inaction of both the Assam and Nagaland Governments for the present situation along the interstate border.

ASS further said that role of the Central Government in the dispute is also discouraging.

BSF believes that out of 45 N-E militant camps in Bangladesh, 21 belong to militant groups including ULFA NLFT and ATTF.

Militants of the NDFB-IKS attacked a SSB camp situated at Ultapani, bordering Bhutan, in Kokrajhar District in the night. Confirming the news, Commandant of the 16 Battalion, SSB Shiv Om said, “The militants fired indiscriminately with sophisticated weapons targeting the camp. Our jawans retaliated and there was heavy exchange of fire.” “The firing continued for over an hour periodically from three sides. There was, however, no damage or casualty,” he added.

The Tinsukia and Panitola branch of AASAA has condemned Chief Minister (CM) Tarun Gogoi, holding him singularly responsible for the deaths in Police firing during the last two days in Golaghat District. Demanding resignation of CM, the protesters warned the Tarun Gogoi not to indulge in such type of anti-people activities, else he would have to face the consequences.

 Demanding permanent settlement of the border issue, stopping the Naga aggression as well as in protest against Police atrocities in Golaghat in which three people have been killed and several others injured in firing, Tinsukia District committees of All Tai Ahom Students’ Union and All Assam Hindu Students’ Union jointly staged a rail roko programme at New Tinsukia Railway Station in the night. They demanded that President’s Rule should be imposed in Assam before further deterioration of the law and order situation.

Due to frequent violence in the disputed areas on the Assam side of the inter-State borders, about 60 people lost their lives from 2001 to till date. In the last 13 years, 29 people were killed in attacks in the disputed areas along the Assam-Nagaland border. "From 2005 to 2014, 17 people were killed in clashes in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas and from 2010 to 2011, 14 people were killed in the Assam-Meghalaya border areas. From 2001 to 2012, 12 people were killed in violent clashes in the Assam-Nagaland border areas. In the recent violence along the Assam-Nagaland border, official sources pegged the death toll at 9, but as per unofficial sources, 15 people lost their lives in the violence.

August 22

An NDFB-IKS cadre, identified as Ranjan Brahma, was killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Mainaguri under Kachugaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District in the morning. One 7.65 pistol, two live rounds of ammunition and a magazine were also recovered from the militant, Police sources said.

 The 24-hour Assam strike called by the NDFB-IKS faction beginning at 5 am on paralysed life in Kokrajhar as well as in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri Districts. The strike was called against the killing of five of its cadres on August 20.

Accusing the neutral force deployed at the B sector of the disputed Assam-Nagaland border of playing a partisan role and turning a blind eye towards all incursions and aggressions from Nagaland, the AASU demanded immediate withdrawal of the unit and replace it by Assam Police in the area also alleging that the neutral force worked in favour of the Nagas. The student body also insisted on a time-bound inquiry into the police crackdown at Rangajan by a sitting judge. The student body also said Tarun Gogoi is solely responsible for the border clash in Upper Assam’s Golaghat District and demanded measures for immediate rehabilitation of the affected people.

Tarun Gogoi, in an official press release said that the State Government would provide adequate compensation to the displaced people who were hit by violence along the Assam-Nagaland border.

Tarun Gogoi, decided to recommend CBI inquiry into the entire episode, right from the abduction of the two school children on July 26 to the recent clashes between Security Forces and protestors. Gogoi held a meeting with representatives of seven agitating organizations of Golaghat during the day. The organizations, however, said that they would resume their agitation if the inquiry is not initiated within a month’s time. Gogoi also told the delegation that the Government would urge the Supreme Court for an early settlement of the vexed border issue.

August 22

AASU blamed CM Tarun Gogoi for his 'total failure' on the Assam-Nagaland border skirmishes in which many lives of Assamese were lost.

AASU urged the State Government to shift its focus on protection and development of border areas which have remained neglected for years.

AAGSU in a memorandum submitted to CM expressed grave concern over the ongoing insecurity being faced by the people in the villages along the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat District and suggested that the administration should coin new action plans to contain it before it took more serious turn.

August 23

Seeking a permanent solution to the protracted Assam-Nagaland border dispute, activists of AASU staged a 12-hour hunger-strike in all District headquarters across the state.

AASU has asked the Narendra Modi-Government to send a central team to take stock of the situation in the State's border areas.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina promised to provide all possible helps including transit facilities for the Northeastern States and other related bilateral issues with India.

August 24

Situation in the troubled Golaghat District is returning to normalcy with many people going back to their homes but night curfew would remain in force. "Following enhanced security measures in the affected areas, about 3,400 inmates have already gone back to their villages.

AIUDF castigated the State Government and the Police force for failing to protect the lives of innocent citizens and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister following the murder of teenager Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS.

Myanmar said it will bust training camps of NE militants if India provides specific inputs about their existence. Myanmar's Information Minister U Ye Htut said his government will cooperate "fully" with the new Indian government in cracking down on militant bases.

Newly formed KLPF 'chairman' Manoj Teron and 'general secretary' Dhaniram Teron were arrested during a joint operation launched by the Assam Police and CRPF from Jiadong village in Karbi Anglong. Two AK-56 rifles, ten magazines of AK-56, 255 live rounds of AK-56 ammunition, a .22 rifle, six live grenades, a magazine of 9 mm pistol, a 7.65 mm pistol, four live rounds of ammunitions of 7.65 pistol were recovered. KLPF is reported to be active in Karbi Anglong and its adjoining District Dima Hasao.

Continuous operations have weakened the two newly floated militant outfits in Karbi Anglong UPLA and KLPF. 31 cadres of the two outfits were arrested and four killed in different encounters since the June 5.Till July 25 altogether 14 UPLA cadres were arrested and two killed in encounters

During border conference BSF and BGB discussing key issues such as movement of FICN, cattle smuggling, illegal migration and human trafficking. Both forces agreed to work jointly to resolve all border-related issues.

Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that CMs of Assam and Nagaland should work jointly to resolve the border problems of the two States and take prompt measures to provide security to the people in the affected area.

Supreme Court-appointed mediators had recommended maintenance of proof of occupation to prevent encroachments and appointment of border magistrates , apprehending trouble along the Assam-Nagaland order.Key suggestions were out after extensive consultations with the local people living on both sides of the border by the Supreme Court-appointed mediator Shriram R Panchu. 227 Bangladeshi citizens who had come to Assam with proper visa are yet to return A total of 64,387 Bangladeshi citizens have visited Assam with visa so far. Of them, 64,167 have returned. Among the total visitors, 27,327 were Hindus, 36,992 Muslims and 23 from other religious background.

August 25

Two ULFA-I were killed in an encounter at Goalpara District. During the encounter Police Commando battalion Inspector Sanin Stone Momin received bullet injuries on his leg. SFs launched an operation at Beldangpara in Krishnai area to rescue an abducted boy .He was rescued and Hiteswar Chakravorty, who had kidnapped the boy for ULFA was arrested in Goalpara.

Two suspected ANCA members ANCA were arrested near the Guwahati railway station by SFs on August 25. Two .32 pistols and ten rounds of ammunition were siezed from their possession

Execution of 16-year-old school student Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS that has been drawing widespread condemnation and triggering street protests over the last few days, also rocked the Assam Assembly.

BNC political parties such as BPF, BPPF, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma and various non-political organizations have vehemently condemned the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS.

India has handed over to Bangladesh a list of 71 camps of the Indian insurgent groups that still exists in the neighboring country.

Opposition stalled the State assembly's Question Hour over Assam-Nagaland border violence and the recent killing of a Bodo girl by NDFB-IKS.

Army chief General Dalbir Singh reviewed the operational preparedness and ground situation in Assam during his first visit to the region as the army chief.

BPF president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary advised the State Government against using the divide-and-rule policy to start talks with militant groups as it serves no purpose in the long run.

Tarun Gogoi stated that Assam and Nagaland governments don't have confidence in CRPF deployed in the troubled Assam-Nagaland border areas saying that in the recent border violence, the CRPF has failed to protect the lives of people living there.

Admitting a PIL by AGP leaders Zoinath Sharma and Jagadish Bhuyan seeking an inquiry into the Police firing and alleged atrocities in Golaghat Gauhati High Court issued notices to the Central and State government and asked both to file their affidavits by September 3.

August 26

NDFB militants, identified as Jaikhlong Brahma alias Jagat and Ripok Brahma alias Raidaolang, were arrested from Karigaon in Kokrajhar District. One 9mm pistol, two magazines of 9mm pistol and two rounds of live ammunition were recovered from them.

Central Government has decided to implant special kind of fence over water along the riverine India-Bangladesh border to stop illegal immigration.

State Government announced a judicial inquiry into the killing Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS

Assam has witnessed the maximum number of civilian casualties in the past six months in violent incidents. The State has witnessed the killing of as many as 77 innocent civilians, which is the highest in the entire northeast.

Government reports states that 43 extremists were also killed in violent incidents between January and June this year. At least four security personnel have also lost their lives during the period. In 2013, at least 35 civilians were killed in Assam, whereas the figure was 27 in 2012 and 18 in 2011. The report mentioned that "incidents of violence have slightly increased in the States of Assam and Meghalaya."

Reps of 8 orgs submitted three memorandas to PM and Union HM and CM of Assam demanding a permanent solution to the Assam-Nagaland boundary problem. charter submitted to the PM and Union HM, the organizations demanded a permanent solution to the boundary problem, ensure the safety of lives and property of the people living along the border areas, a visit by a ministry team to the area on a stock-taking situation, immediate withdrawal of CRPF. In the memorandum submitted to Gogoi, they have given a deadline of a week to the State Government to give a positive response in respect of their demands, otherwise they would launch a mass movement against the government.

AASU central executive member Raju Phukon asked the CM to publish a white paper on the status of the title suit filed in the Supreme Court to determine and delineate the constitutional boundary of each state.

KMSS staged a protest against Tarun Gogoi's statement during his budget speech that no one will be given land in the hill areas in and around Guwahati. Opposing the chief minister's stance, KMSS said the Centre's FRA allows settlements in the hills.

August 27

SFs recovered an IED from a railway track between Matonga Bazar and Kuighat in Chirang District.

Nabajyoti Konwar, a suspected militant of ULFA-I was arrested from Sunpura Tiniali near Nazira in Sivasagar District. INR 500000 was recovered from him.

ABSU 'chairman' Pramod Boro at Mainawsree in Sonitpur District alleged that Assam Government was indifferent towards controlling the State's insurgency problem, particularly the NDFB problem. He urged Assam Government and NDFB to come forward with a positive attitude to put an end to the problem.

NEICC expressed its anguish about the violence along the Assam-Nagaland Border and appealed all to shun violence and maintain peace.

August 28

Two unidentified bodies were recovered in B Sector of Golaghat District.

State Government stated that situation along Assam-Nagaland border was limping back to normalcy. A security meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla decided that the existing 81 BOPs in the Inter State Border will be repaired or reconstructed along barracks, security fencing, bunkers, water and sanitation facilities etc. INR 170 Million is proposed to be made available for the purpose.

Five ANCA militants from an unspecified village along the Assam-Meghalaya border were arrested .SFs Police stated that ANCA which consists of members from other Garo militant splinter groups is trying to expand its base on the Assam-Meghalaya border near Kamrup and Goalpara Districts.

Police stated that they were not sure if ANCA has direct links with ULFA-I militants but were sure that all of them are working in coordination and intelligence reports indicate that ULFA-I is helping ANCA procuring arms from Nagaland in return of a share of the extortion money.

Chirag District Administration held a meeting with different organizations in the DC office at Kajalgaon and DC in Charge Dasarat Das announced an ex-gratia of INR 600000 to the next of kin and medical support to parents of Priya Basumatary , killed by NDFB-IKS.

Chirang District committees of BSU, AAMSU, ABMSU, AKRSU, AGSU and BCRF requested the Chirag District administration to strengthen security in the sensitive areas and assured to extend all possible help in fighting against extremists and maintaining peace and unity in the District.

Chirang District committees of BSU, AAMSU, ABMSU, AKRSU, AGSU and BCRF requested the Chirag District administration to strengthen security in the sensitive areas and assured to extend all possible help in fighting against extremists and maintaining peace and unity in the District.

157 people of Assam have died and 166 have been injured in incidents of violence in and around the areas of the State bordering Nagaland in the last 40 years. Only two Nagas have died during these incidents. Golaghat District has borne the brunt of the violence, accounting for 131 deaths in nine clashes during 1977-2014. Sivasagar District accounted for the maximum number of incidents of violence - 96

The list of the dead includes 31 Assam Police personnel and three CISF personnel. Miscreants and NSCN militants were found to be involved in most of these violent incidents. This was revealed by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the Border Areas Development Minister, in reply to a question by Phani Bhushan Choudhury of AGP.

August 29

An army trooper Ashok Barde was injured when militants of NDFB-IKS attacked army camp at Panbari in Chirag District.

Krishnai Police recovered one 9 mm pistol, 14 rounds of live ammunition, four batteries and some flexible wires from ULFA-I militant Babul Rava alias Kancha who was arrested on August 19.

BPCPI referred to the peace initiatives taken by NDFB-RD and termed NDFB-IKS as a group of 'disgruntled and misguided youths, creating nuisance in the society' and added NDFB-IKS reflects least respect for human value and their presence is affecting the society adversely".

State Government has constituted a One-Man Inquiry Commission, headed by retired Judge of Gauhati High Court BP Katakey to inquire into the circumstances leading to the police firing on August 20. The Commission will ascertain the circumstances leading to and the act of police firing. It will also examine whether police action was resorted to after exhausting all available non-lethal options.

Social and civil organisations in Chirang, including BSS Tribal Sangha, ABWWF staged a two-hour sit-in in front of DCs office at Kajalgaon in Chirang District against the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS militants on August 20. They demanded a CBI enquiry.

Ex-militants of DHD and DHD-J took part in a dharna , in front the office of the DC, Dima Haso District, demanding implementation of MoS in a time-bound manner, withdrawal of cases related to ex-DHD ,ex-DHD-J militants, rehabilitation of all ex-DHD and DHD-j militants , ex gratia for the families of killed cadres, formation of the Barman-Hojai Development Council as per Clause 2.8 of the MoS and completion of NH from Lumding to Silchar and regular salaries for employees of NCHAC.

August 30

Police arrested an arms supplier identified as Marqus Narzary from Bamungaon under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District and recovered AK 56 rifle, two Light Machine Gun magazines, two 303 rifles five live shells of M-16 rifle, 42 bullets of 303 rifle, a pen pistol and its 50 rounds of bullets were recovered.

According to IG LR Bishnoi Marqus Narzary resides in Dimapur in Nagaland and sends the consignment of arms using women and teenagers as couriers to NDFB-IKS.

Opposition members staged a walkout in Assam Assembly protesting the refusal of the Deputy Speaker to allow a discussion on the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-IKS and recent violence in areas bordering Nagaland.

3 members of JACS which met HM Rajnath Singh on August 27 , stated that they will begin fresh agitation from September 1 , if GoI does not respond to its demand. JACAS is demanding the creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts.

JACAS chief convenor BijoyTeron mentioned that in the course of two round discussions with MHA a detailed roadmap on autonomous state was presented which has been scrutinized by various ministries including the Law Ministry.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan stated that Government will hand over Anup Chetia, ''general secretary'' of ULFA to Indian authorities And in return get back Nur Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj District seven-murder case, soon.

Suspected militants abducted a supervisor of a construction company identified as Safihur Rahman from camp of Triveni Construction at Hatikhali in Dima Hasao.

August 31

Police arrested an unidentified UPLA from Mandardisa in Dima Hasao District . A pistol was recovered from him.

September 1

Meghalaya , Assam, Manipur and Nagaland continue to account for the bulk of insurgency-related violence in North-East.

Meghalaya , Assam, Manipur and Nagaland continue to account for the bulk of insurgency-related violence in North-East.

JACAS activists began hunger strike for indefinite period at KASA stadium demanding creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. JACAS had stated that they will begin fresh agitation from September 1 if GoI does not respond to its demand.

September 2

An encounter took place between Police and unknown miscreants at Dayungmukh Nepali Basti area in Dima Hasao District and Police arrested a DHD militant identified as Jigen Langthasa and recovered one AK-56 rifle with magazine.

KPLT militants abducted a guard of Chirang tea estate identified as Babul Bora from Nagaon District. The tea garden is owned by former ULFA leader Kalpajyoti Neog.

Police arrested the Kokrajhar correspondent of News Live TV channel identified as Jaikhnong Brahma from Kokrajhar town charging him for having links with NDFB-IKS. Police stated that he was providing information to militants about the movement of SFs in advance and instigating the cadres to indulge in the violent activities like killing of innocent persons, sources or informers of SFs and burning vehicles on National Highways.

Meanwhile BSS ABWWF , AGP and APCU condemned the arrest of Jaikhnong Brahma and demanded his release.

GNLA militants robbed cash and valuables worth INR 400000 from the passengers of an auto-rickshaw at Bankimari in Dhubri District.

The arrested UNLF 'chairman' RK Sanayaima was produced in front of NIA court in Guwahati.

NDFB-IKS general secretary' B Saoraigra stated that people should vote in the next year BTC poll with conscience. He admitted that NDFB-IKS had killed Priya Basumatary for being an informer. He further made NDFB founder Ranjan Daimary responsible for fratricidal killings and also said that Daimary was also equally responsible for the killing.

September 3

A suspected NDFB-IKS militant identified as Praneswer Basumatary alias B. Thaiga was killed in an encounter with SFs at Dhansiri in Udalguri District. A militant Asis Daimary alias B. Akhai was also arrested after the encounter.

4 militants of KNLA identified as Songja Tokbi, Kensing Ronghang, Arun Engti and Kamsing Rongpi surrendered in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District.They deposited a AK-47 rifle, two magazines of AK-47 rifle, a broken magazine of AK-47 rifle, 29 rounds of ammunition, a 9 mm pistol, seven rounds of 9 mm ammunition, 13 live rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and six live rounds of 12 bore cartridge.

7 UPLF militants identified as Naisring Parbosa, Anep Langthasa, Tushi Bodo, Manik Haflongbar, Suhit Nabensa, Rohito Kemprai and Bidyut Langthasa surrendered in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District A M21 Chinese made Rifle , a SBBL a 9 MM pistol and two Chinese hand grenades were surrendered by them.

3 KPLT militants identified as Probhat Singnar, Rajib Singnar and Francis Terang surrendered at Diphu in Karbi Anglong District and a Chinese hand grenade was recovered from them.

SP stated that present strength of UPLF in Karbi Anglong District was 20 and KPLT was 24.

ABSU visited the Assam-Nagaland border and inquired about the people in relief camps. ABSU general secretary Romeo P Narzary stressed the need for permanent solution of the Assam-Nagaland border dispute and maintenance of peace. He demanded rehabilitation and compensation of the affected people and demanded special Police pickets, SSB and Assam police.

Assam may soon face two- pronged threat from LeT and Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has already issued a threat to establish bases in Assam, while the LeT has strengthened bases in Bangladesh, which may lead to serious problems for Assam

September 4

SFs recovered 90 gelatin sticks, 100 packets of detonators inside an abandoned bag at Machkhowa bus terminus in Guwahati city. Police picked up five persons for interrogation following recovery of explosives.

GRP recovered 150 gelatin sticks, 600 detonators and over 30 feet of fuse wires from 3 abandoned bags from Lower Haflong Railway station in Haflong town in Dima Hasao hill District.

SFs arrested one cadre of DHD Jaijan Langthasa along with one AK 56 rifle and one magazine from Doyangmikh locality bordering area of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

SFs arrested a miscreant Sabiur Rahman a resident of Nij Damugaon village of Chirang District from his house. Two handmade pistols with four bullets and one handmade rifle with two bullets and few instruments used to make guns were recovered.

A ULFA-PTF leader Ranju Saharia alias Pranjit Saikia was arrested in connection with suicide of three members of a family on September 2. ULFA leader Ranju Saharia and eleven others have been charged with compelling the family to commit suicide with regard to repayment of loan.

NDFB-RD 'information and publicity secretary' B Naijab said the claim by Sanjukta Parashar, the SP of Sonitpur District, that Police had shot and injured a cadre of NDFB-IKS on September 2 was false and baseless saying that the injured cadre is a member of NDFB-RD.

NDFB-RD 'information and publicity secretary' B Naijab said the claim by Sanjukta Parashar, the SP of Sonitpur District, that Police had shot and injured a cadre of NDFB-IKS on September 2 was false and baseless saying that the injured cadre is a member of NDFB-RD.

Kokrajhar Press Club staged a two-hour demonstration in front of Pragati Bhavan demanding release of journalist Jaikhlong Brahma who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-IKS.

September 5

The Army and CRPF recovered two AK-56 rifles and a semi automatic rifle from Disama reserve forest in Karbi Anglong District after revelations by militant arrested on September 2.

MHA stated that Islamic terror groups can easily influence Muslims in the Bodo areas, taking advantage of the present turmoil.

MHA had identified at least 14 new Islamic fundamentalist organizations in the state, which includes the MSCA ILAA MVF Muslim Liberation Army, Muslim Liberation Front, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam and MULTA.

Security agencies had also found the involvement of SIMI in one of the serial low intensity blasts in BTC in July. Security agencies have further stated that that another radical group Popular Front of India (PFI) was spreading its network in the state.

September 6

Based on revelation by Mingnam K. Sangma, LAEF militant arrested in Meghalaya joint team of Garo Hills and Assam Police raided Garo Kasumari village in Goalpara District and arrested the 'commander of the finance unit' of LAEF Sengrak K Marak.

JACAS their 146 hour hunger strike which was principally done to draw the attention of GoI towards resumption of talk for creation of an autonomous state comprising the two hill District of Assam as provided in Article 244 (A) of the constitution.

Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang, and Home minister Y. Patton called on Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and took up the border issue wherein he stated that the matter between Assam & Nagaland needed to be taken-up and settled amicably.

September 8

AASU hit out against the State Government and GoI on the threat issued by terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda to establish bases in Assam and alleged that that this happened because of the failure of the Government to solve the problem of infiltration of foreigners.

ASJU has asserted that Muslims in the state would not subscribe to al-Qaida ideology.

Journalist Jaiklong Brahma, who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-IKS was send to nine-day judicial custody.

More than 700 people from ABSU AASU BSS ABMSU BSU and local residents participated in the rally demanding i unconditional release of Jaiklong Brahma.

An individual identified as Ram Bahadur Rana was abducted by some armed youths from his cattle farm at Palashguri in Chirang District.

September 9

A KZF militant identified as Dilbag Singh was arrested from the Lalmati area of Beltola in Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District.

Four men identified as Mobidul Islam, Gobinda Ramchiary, Gautam Das and Anil Boro were arrested from the Hahara SSB camp in Kamrup rural District when they tried to enter the camp posing as journalists.

September 10

Four men identified as Mobidul Islam, Gobinda Ramchiary, Gautam Das and Anil Boro were remanded for allegedly claiming to be journalists as well as members of different organisations and extorting money.

SFs arrested a miscreant identified as Jahiruddin Hussain in Tezpur in Sonitpur and recovered 57 pre-activated fake SIM cards, fake documents, stamps and IT equipments. On interrogating him another miscreant identified as and Imran Hussain was arrested with 96 pre-activated SIMs at Mission Charali in Sonitpur District The network operates in Nagaon, Darrang, Sonitpur, and Udalguri Districts with external links in UP. The network operates in Nagaon, Darrang, Sonitpur, and Udalguri Districts . The case is likely to be investigated by NIA.

All Assam SULFA Samiti an umbrella grouping of around 4,200 SULFA demanded Governor JB Patnaik to withdraw criminal cases pending against them. The demands also include the rehabilitation of SULFA and seizure of weapons from NSCN-IM, who carry out extortion, kidnapping and attack those who refuse to pay and accused NSCN-IM behind the recent violence in villages along the Assam-Nagaland border.

HSDP Dima Hasao committee has called a 10-hour Dima Hasao bandh demanding immediate release of Mohet Hojai and others who were incarcerated in connection with insurgency-related cases in Dima Hasao District.

According to Intelligence Agency report, there are fourteen Islamic radical groups active in the State.

Dilbagh Singh who was arrested on September 10 was trying to explore possibilities of procuring weapons from the region.

KZF militant Dilbagh Singh who was arrested in Guwahati as trying to explore possibilities of procuring weapons from North East.The easy availability of llegal weapons in the North East has become a matter of grave concern and now Khalistani militant groups have also started eyeing the region to procure weapons.

September 11

SFs killed three UPLF militants, Phanjit Bathari, R CD Dimasa and Nablai Dimasa at a forest area between Hatikhali and Manderdisha under Langting Police Station in Dima Hasao District. SFs recovered one Ak-56 assault rifle, one 7.65 mm rifle, one pistol, two Chinese grenades, two magazines and live ammunition from the militants.

SFs arrested two ULFA-PTF militant s Ramesh Phukan alias Piku Kalia and Rajiv Dihingia alias Aman Mahan from the Disangpani and Kakoti bari areas in Sivasagar District for allegedly dealing in firearms.

A joint team of SFs arrested the 'commander in chief' of KNLA Rajen Signar alias Archok Timung from Mahori Rongpigaonin in Karbi Anglong District. One pistol with magazine, incriminatory documents including KNLA extortion notes were recovered from him.

A 10-hour bandh called by HSDP in protest against detention of former CEM of DHADC Mohit Hojai paralysed life in the entire Dima Hasao District.

September 12

An IED was recovered at Jalukbari area in Guwahati (Kamrup District) from a bus. The IED was diffused later and one unidentified individual suspected to have boarded the bus with the IED at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District was arrested.

On getting information about movement of NDFB-IKS militants Police laid on ambush at Habrubeel in Kokrajhar District. Suspected NDFB-IKS militants fired at the ambush party on spotting them. No causality has been reported.

Two ULFA-PTF militants arrested on September 11 were remanded for 14 days' judicial custody.

State Police, following intelligence warning after Al Qaeda's decision to set up its organisational base in the State has set up a special task force for keeping tab on activities of fundamental groups.

CNRH/NRHPF 'chairman' Keyhang Rengma stated that six armed Karbi militants stopped a group of Rengma women while they were on their way to Western Rengma Christian Centre at Check Bari area between Tseguchangri and Lolashongnyu and frisked them. The militants took their cell phones away and threatened them with dire consequences if they leaked news of the incident. The Karbi cadres reportedly threatened with "shoot at sight" and "flush out" warnings too. Keyhang Rengma further added that if the Karbi militants continue to issue threats to the Rengma Nagas, the CNRH/NRHPF would not remain a silent spectator.

September 13

Five Nepali militants Bashu Chetry, Nabraj Koirala, Netra Bahadur Ghaley, Dhiraj Majhi and Bhagat Sarki of a newly floated organization UGPO were arrested by SFs from Matijhora in Kokrajhar District. Two 9 mm pistols, one 7.65 mm pistol, two country-made pistols and ammunition were recovered from them. Kokrajhar Police stated that around 26 Nepali boys received training at a camp in Myanmar through the NSCN-IM and added that after returning they started working for the NDFB-IKS . Police stated that NDFB-IKS was outsourcing activities like kidnapping and extortion to these individuals and that they may have a hand in the abduction of four Bhutanese nationals on August 8.

NDFB-IKS militants Jagdish Basumatry and Junu Kumar Brahama were arrested by SFs from Nahruburi village of Udalguri District. A pistol and few rounds of ammunition were recovered After their interrogation SFs arrested Khutrung Basumatry from an undisclosed location and recovered a .303 rifle and .22 rifle.

A group Naga villagers living in Sector B in Golaghat District stopped the convoy of Principal Secretary to Assam CM M.G.V.K. Bhanu when he was visiting the area. M.G.V.K. Bhanu when he was visiting the area.

At Kemphur village in Golaghat District, four Naga groups including NSF and Lotha Hoho erected banners in the borders areas asking Assam Police to withdraw from the disputed areas.

CNRH/ NRHPF alleged that Karbi militants have restarted committing alleged "terror acts" against Rengma Nagas in Karbi Anglong.

One person died and two others were injured in a grenade blast at a tea garden manager's office in Dalgaon area in Darrang. Police official stated that NDFB-IKS is believed to be behind the attack.

September 14

The 'judicial secretary' of NDFB-P B. Sudem on the occasion of the outfit's 26th martyrs day at Serfanguri Kumguri designated camp in Kokrajhar District demanded information of whereabouts of 36 of its leaders and cadres who went missing after Operation All Clear in Bhutan in 2003.

The 'assistant publicity secretary' R. Daoka stated that peace talk with GoI was going in the right direction.

A citizen's convention organised by ASS at Nagaon called upon the State Government as well as the various political parties to be transparent on their stand on inter-State boundaries.

NDFB-IKS 'chairman' IK Songbijit stated that NDFB had split due to differences in idea and ideology among the leaders and added that the time of division many innocent people lost their lives in the internecine fighting. He alleged that many innocent people and NDFB cadres lost lives in fake encounters. But the NDFB cadres will never give up their goal." He also added that fratricidal killings have not stopped even now.

September 15

Relatives of a business man identified as Sagir Hussain who had gone to Demow in Shivasagar came to know he was abducted when they managed to contact him and an unknown individual stated that he has been abducted and demanded a ransom of INR 2 million.

Police arrested five unidentified youths for demanding money in the name of ULFA from an undisclosed location.

Four unidentified individuals were arrested with fake identity documents and SIM cards from an undisclosed location.

September 16

KRA militant, identified as Minthing Chonglo alias Livin was arrested from Lahorijan in Karbi Anglong District. A .22 bore pistol, ten rounds of ammunition and some other items were recovered from him.

Assam Police refused to withdraw its pickets set up on the disputed Assam-Nagaland border and have strengthened the manpower and armament in the border outposts .Police have also sent a directive to its officers stating that a constant liaison should be maintained with CRPF and SSB. A total of 29 additional security pickets have been set up in the sector B of Golaghat District for security of the affected and vulnerable villages after the attacks by Naga miscreants on August 12 and 13.

September 17

Assam CM Gogoi reviewed the prevailing law and order situation along the Assam-Nagaland border with senior officials The officials of the Home & Political Department and Assam Police apprised the Chief Minister that the situation was fast returning to normal and the process of rehabilitation of the displaced persons affected during the violence on August 12-13 was going on. So far around 5,700 camp inmates have returned back to their villages while 4,167 are still in the relief camps.

September 18

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi in a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked the GoI to deploy SSB at the violence-hit B Sector of Golaghat District at Assam-Nagaland border as a neutral force in the affected villages along Assam-Nagaland Border.

A delegation of ABSU, PJACBM, BPF met Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.

September 19

Indian Soldier Lance Nayak Prathampal Singh of 4th Rajput Regiment was injured and an Army vehicle damaged in an IED blast at Betbari in Shivsagar .The IED was planted by ULFA-I. A grenade and another IED kept in a tiffin box were recovered by Army 200 mtrs from the blast site. ULFA-I in an email sent to the media claimed responsibility for the blast.

Locals of Paltan Bazar in Dibrugarh blocked the road leading to Maijaan protesting against the kidnapping of a businessman identified as Sagir Hussain. The demonstrators have set a deadline of 24 hours to the Police or else they threatened to obstruct traffic from plying on the road that leads to Assam Medical College and Hospital.

10 organisations launched a 100-hour sit-in near the Golaghat DC office The organisations were demanding a permanent solution to Assam-Nagaland border feud, ensure safety of life and properties of people living on the border area, rehabilitation of the people affected in recent border skirmishes, expedite development of the border areas and take necessary steps for the release of Philson Kujur and Ajoy Gour, two students, who were allegedly kidnapped by miscreants from the Nagaland side of the border on July 26.

The first hearing of Assam Government appointed B.P. Kotoky inquiry commission to probe the incidents of violence at Arengapara in Golaghat District on August 20 in which three civilians were killed in Police firing will be held on September 20.

Army team, divided into four groups, has been carrying out search operations against militants along the borders at Kanubari, Kherbari, Balijan, Lukhurakhon and other areas in Sivasagar District since the evening , after the IED attack.

September 20

NDFB-P identified as Naba Deka alias D Nathai was shot at and injured by miscreants at Naokata in Baksa District. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB-P S Sanjarang demanded that SFs and law enforcing agencies should find out the miscreants involved in the incident.

Two youths Amit Brahma and Bikram Wary, were arrested from Simuluguri in Baksa District. Police recovered a pistol, live ammunition, a mobile set and the bike they were travelling on.

A man identified as Mitradhar Saikia , father of a ULFA-I militant Ranjan Saikia alias Bubu was picked up for questioning in connection with the IED attack.

A Police officer stated that "Operations against ULFA-I militants have been beefed up across the District and Security Forces are on high alert after Friday's incident. We have launched a joint operation with the Army at all possible shelters of the militants and it will continue."

Assam CM stated that Government had specific information on some fundamentalist groups trying to set up their bases in the State with the help of local militant outfits. "I have a doubt that there is a strategic understanding between the Al-Qaeda and the ULFA-I. We have already alerted all concerned, especially the security agencies. I am also appealing to the people to help the State authorities with information on any such development."

He further added that "As of now, I don't have concrete information on Al-Qaeda trying to establish its link with the ULFA and the NDFB, but we still have to be on our toes. If these groups are successful in establishing links among themselves, it will be dangerous for the State and the region"

CM further added that "There is intelligence information that Al Qaida is trying to establish a base in Assam. The government has already taken steps to prevent any such development and has asked all those concerned to remain cautious."

September 21

Concerned over the frequent incidents of kidnapping of Bhutan citizens by NDFB-IKS Bhutan asked Assam Government to enhance vigilance along the International Border.

Bhutan Consul general in Kolkata Karma Tsering Namgyal stated that "The Government of Assam has done its best to improve security along the border. But we believe enhancing the vigilance would help provide a sense of security to our citizens". He further added that he law and order situation at present on the border areas of Assam had improved considerably.

September 22

A trader identified as Mayajul Haq was abducted by UDLA militants from Ramnathpur in Hailakandi District.

September 23

Delegation of ABSU, PJACBM, BPF called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and reiterated their demand for resumption of the tripartite talks and expediting the talks with NDFB-P .They preferred the tripartite route rather than the GK Pillai Committee.

ABSU President Pramod Bodo stated that the delegation underlined the need for resolving the long-pending issues permanently, for which a time-bound action must be taken and added that " As we believe in democracy, the government that rules or the party that is voted to power must come forward to resolve the issues as their responsibility rather than delaying the issues for long periods of time,"

September 24

Two NDFB-IKS militants Kanoon Basumatary alias B Kampa and Unilish Muchahary alias M Jherli, were arrested by SFs from Kumargram in Alipurduar in West Bengal. They were involved in killing of 6 Hindi speaking people at Athiabari in Kokrajhar and brandishing weapons on June 17 at Sarfanguri in Kokrajhar.

A militant of NDFB-IKS Birdao Basumatary alias Bwibungsat B surrendered before Kokrajhar Police along with two grenades.

September 25

Two RNLF militants Tamit Rava and Alibar Koch alias Rava were arrested from Harinchaora in Cooch Behar District of West Bengal. Two Pistols were also recovered from them.

Police arrested two individuals identified as Sanjib Bora and Aswini Pegu in connection with the case from an unspecified location. Following interrogation, Sanjib Bora confessed his involvement in the crime and revealed the location of the body.

A one-man judicial enquiry commission headed by retired judge justice BD Agarwal of Guwahati High Court was constituted to investigate the killing of Priya Basumatary.

September 26

Body of Sagir Hussain who has been missing since September 15 was recovered from Demow in Sivasagar District.

Guwahati High Court granted bail to 10 UPLA including its 'commander-in-chief' Nikunja Kathar The rebels were arrested from Bokajan in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland for their involvement in killing of Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and his security officer on June 5.

Parts of Southern Assam remained cut off from the rest of India for the fourth day following a blockade of the NH 6 in Meghalaya. MIPRLM an NGO in Meghalaya, has called for an indefinite "economic blockade" since September 23 against a ban imposed by the NGT on unscientific coal and sand mining in Meghalaya.

September 27

A suspected KPLT militant Wilson Rongphar was killed by Police at Uttar Borbil locality in East Karbi Anglong District when he allegedly came to collect money. A pistol was recovered from the militant. Police sources said a faction of KPLT had sent a demand note to the teachers of Binapani Higher secondary school located in Uttar Borbil (Karbi Anglong) demanding INR 400,000. The encounter ensued when the militants came to collect the money.

September 28

Four militants of Mwinaguri section of NDFB-IKS identified as Muhar Basumatary, 'second in command', of NDFB-IKS, Domsatorong, Loharun and Maisaran were killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army at Mwinaguri in Kokrajhar. An AK-56 and magazine with 20 rounds, two 7.65 mm pistols, one 9mm pistol, three grenades and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.

Probe agencies will soon be taking possession of Nepal-based bank accounts and immovable properties allegedly operated by Niranjan Hojai alias Nirmal Rai 'c-in-c' of Black Widow.

September 29

Basista (Kamrup District) Police arrested two persons, identified as Ajijur Rahman and Bahar Ali, while they were travelling from Meghalaya to Goalpara and recovered 240 explosive sticks and 400 detonators. It is suspected that duo were on their way to hand over the explosives to someone in Goalpara where ULFA-I and GNLA have strong bases.

SFs arrested two unidentified GNLA militants from an unspecified location at Goalpara District.

SFs arrested a cadre of NDFB-IKS militant identified as Sumang Baumatary from an unidentified location in Chirang.

Two persons Mohidul Haque and Hasan Ali were arrested along with FICN worth INR 89,000 from Gauripur in Dhubri.

TADA court in Guwahati sent Ranjan Daimary, the 'chief' of NDFB-RD back to jail. He has been out on conditional bail since June 2013. Court rejected his bail extension plea after the State Government informed it that several NDFB members are still engaged in subversive activities.

Police have issued an alert across the state and directed cancellation of all the leave applications of Police officials during Durga Puja Though sources denied there was any specific threat from fundamental groups during the festive season, all precautions are being taken.

September 30

Police recovered an IED from Mangaldai in Darrang District. The IED was later disposed off in a controlled explosion.

Police arrested an unidentified arms smuggler from South Bhamraguri village in Kokrajhar District.

NDFB has called for a 12-hour Assam bandh in protest against the re-arrest of its 'president' Ranjan Daimary alias DR Nabla. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB, B Najib asked the Assam Government to release Ranjan Daimary unconditionally. In a press statement NDFB claimed that it was unfortunate that being in the formal cease-fire and yet to start the formal political talks with the GoI, the Home Department, Principal Political Secretary and TADA court had sent wrong reports to the judicial process against him.

January 2009 and December 2013, a total of 588 illegal weapons were seized in BTAD. 88 in Udalguri, 126 in Baksa, 107 in Chirang and 267 in Kokrajhar. This year, 58 weapons have been seized in the trouble-torn Bodo areas till July. Police have not charge sheeted 236 of the cases while final report to the court was given in 97 cases.

October 1

'commander-in-chief' of UDLA Jakir Hussain Laskar, was killed in an encounter with SFs in the forest of southern Hailakandi District near Mizoram border.

The 12-hour shut down call given by NDFB-RD in protest against the re-arrest of its chairman Ranjan Daimary, passed off peacefully in Kokrajhar District.

ULFA-I managed to smuggle seven to eight IEDs but don't have trained man power to use an IED and hey may use hired persons to plant the IEDs on the roads frequented by SFs.

ULFA-I is facing desperate shortage of funds as those receiving demands are refusing to pay. Under the circumstances, the outfit is desperate to prove its strength by indulging in acts of violence.

NDFB-IKS after suffering serious setbacks in recent times since it has lost many of its cadres in CI operations is desperate to hit back at the SFs A security Source stated that outfit may also look for soft targets as it had done in the past.

October 3

A trader Mayajul Haq who was abducted by UDLA on September 22, managed to escape from the militant hide out.

An individual identified as Rocky Langthasa, was abducted from Hazagaphar in Karbi Anglong District  for a ransom demand of INR 300000.

October 4

Two suspected GNLA were killed in an encounter with SFs at Balaikhamar in Goalpara District. Two 7.65 mm pistols, 9 cartridges and three grenades were recovered from them.

A suspected arms dealer Samuel Bora, was injured when Police resorted to firing near Bamunimaidam in Kamrup District. The incident took place when suspected elements tried to snatch the weapon of the on-duty Police personnel. Subsequently Police fired on the arms dealer and he was injured. During the search operation, a revolver was seized. The suspected arms dealer is believed to have some links with NSCN-IM.

UDPF condemned the arrest of the founder chairman of NDFB-RD,Ranjan Daimari UDPF press communiqué appealed to the Government to release Daimary and continue the peace process to find out an amicable solution to their problems. The UDPF also appealed to the NDFB to refrain from any kind of violent activity and maintain peace and tranquillity in the region.

October 5

Four NDFB-IKS militants Ringsar Daimary, Babul Rabha, Bisan Daimary and Jisoya Khaklary and one RNLA militant Paneswar Rabha were arrested by a team of Army and Police from Murabari in Udalguri District. A factory-made revolver, two rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, a knife, INR 36,500 was recovered from them. They were involved in extortion in Kalaigaon, Harisinga and Khairabari as well as Goreswar area.

October 7

Police rescued Rocky Langthasa, who was abducted from Hazagaphar in Karbi Anglong District on October 3.

NDFB-IKS flayed the Government of Assam for ‘slanderous’ remarks against them, reports The Sentinel. In a press statement ’information and publicity secretary’ NE Esara stated that the arrest reports of NDFB-IKS militants on October 5 was false.

October 8

 Joint team of Police and Army killed four NDFB-IKS militants, ‘second in command’ of  outfit Muhar Basumatary, Domsatorong, Loharun and Maisaran at Kokrajhar .SFs recovered one AK-56 magazine, 20 live rounds of ammunition, three pistols. According to intelligence sources NDFB-IKS was trying to carry out a major strike on SFs and also target minority communities in retaliation to the arrest of  five NDFB-IKS militants  in Chirang District on August 20.

NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Nirjon Basumatary alias Ganda alias B Nangtha, was killed and three civilians identified, as Lalit Swargiary, Pratap Boro and Ratneswar Boro, were injured when two groups of the militant outfit fired at each other at Rowta in Udalguri District.

SFs rested three NDFB-IKS militants after an encounter at Londangpara in Sonitpur District ‘section commander’ of the 3rd battalion Swgdang Basumatary alias B. Sibbu, Rahul Boro alias D. Rwda and Arjun Mushahari. A linkman of NDFB-IKS Jiban Narzary was also arrested. SFs recovered two Chinese-made grenades, a 7.65mm pistol and live cartridges from the arrested militants. The ‘section commander’ was injured during the encounter.

October 9

SFs killed an unidentified NDFB-IKS militant at Tarajuli of Sonitpur District. One pistol, a grenade along with some ammunition was recovered from the slain terrorist.

Assam will soon get an elite RAF battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to combat unrest and riots, especially in  BTAD. RAF is a specialized wing of the paramilitary forces and helps control riots, riot-like situations and unruly crowds. It also helps in rescue and relief operations.

October 10

SFs busted a camp of NDFB-IKS after a brief encounter at Rangapara of Kokrajhar District. Two 9mm pistols, four live rounds, three grenades, NDFB-IKS demand papers other documents were recovered.

October 11

Army arrested an NSCN militant identified as A. Konyak, from Hahnsora in Sivasagar District. A pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition were seized from him.

A businessman identified as Naba Sarma and his employee identified as Sandu Newar were abducted from their residence at Maujuli in Sonitpur District by suspected AANLA militants. Local people stated that Naba Sarma had received an extortion note from the militants but was abducted because he did not pay up. Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar stated that search operations are going on in various locations in the area.

With the arrest of militant Ronjit Kemprai alias Jabali from Lahori Jan in Sonitpur District Police have exposed the existence of a new militant group United Dimasa Liberation Army (UDLA). The arrested ultra was under the police scanner since October 7 after Ppolice rescued Rocky Langthasa.

JIC chairman RN Ravi submitted "a paper on strategy and action on Northeast policies" to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and was further discussed with Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiu. MHA had set a 3 month deadline to revise the Northeast policies. A senior official stated that "A targeted approach to sort out the problem is the need of the hour. We will soon consult the states and also issue fresh guidelines for the security personnel in Northeast to deal with the situation." It was also agreed that tough approach towards the insurgent groups needs to be adopted and they shall not be allowed to run their extortion racket.

October 12

BTC chief Kampa Borgoyary while addressing a gathering at Bokuchijhar in Baksa District stated that Bodos and other indigenous communities living in present Baksa were the victims of selfish political elements and their ulterior motives and said that people should identify these forces and remain vigilant.

October 13

Arrest of two militants,  Durbachan Langthasa and Dilli Daulagapu, near Dhansiri in Karbi Anglong it has  confirmed that a new militant group, Hills State United Liberation Front’ (HSULF) with its base at Assam-Nagaland border has been formed. One 3.32 pistol and few ammunition were recovered from the arrested militants.

They confessed that HSULF was raised in 2013 and became operational in the month of June. They reportedly told Police that presently around 40 Dimasa and 20 Bodo youth constituted the group. The group is also reportedly headed by ‘chairman’ Hakato Aumi. Police source stated that the two militants stated that that the outfit’s arsenal consisted of 2 lathed guns, three G-3 rifle, three Self Loading rifle, two carbine, twenty AK 47 and 56 assault rifle, twenty 9mmpistol and 50grenades.

NDFB-RD clarified that it has no plan to attack the minority community as a retaliatory measure against the re–arrest of its ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary, as published in certain newspapers.In a press statement ‘information and publicity secretary’ B. Naijab stated that since NDFB-RD was in a formal ceasefire agreement with the Government of India (GoI) and the Government of Assam, it would never plan to attack people from any community.

ULFA-PTF denied allegations that the outfit has links with Islamic militant groups. The leaders of the wing, who had started peace parleys with the government in 2011, said they have no connection with such groups. A senior leader of ULFA-PTF appeared in a lower court in Guwahati stated that the outfit never shared radical ideologies like those who believe in jihad.

However, the leader didn’t rule out the possibility of a nexus between Islamic groups and the independent faction of ULFA (ULFA-I). The leader stated that "It’s difficult to say. Now, the hardliner faction is under Paresh Baruah and we have no idea how it’s operating now.

EU EUR 250,000 for rehabilitation of victims of ethnic violence in Assam. The funds will provide food assistance, emergency shelter and water and sanitation services to over 3,000 people living in five relief camps in Golaghat District and to some 500 other families that have returned to their villages after having suffered a significant loss of household assets.

October 14

A 0.22 rifle was recovered from the Beki River at Narayanguri Nonke Kagrabari in Baksa District.

October 15

Assam Government has decided to create Research and Analysis Centre, an Intelligence Branch of the Assam Police as a separate autonomous organisation with a dedicated cadre of intelligence officers.

A law and order meeting convened by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati discussed the prevailing law and order situation along the Assam-Nagaland border. During the meeting it was decided to take all possible measures for strengthening security along the border continuation of dialogue at community levels as part of confidence building measures and strengthening of critical roads.

Kokrajhar District Committee of ABSU began a month-long 'long march' with a motto including demand for Bodoland.

October 16

JACS has called for 1000 hours Karbi Anglong bandh from October 27 to to December 7. According to JACAS chairman, Khorsing Teron the bandh has been called in order to press forward their two principal demand resumption of talks with GoI on the issue of creating an Autonomous state encompassing the two 6th Schedule Hill Districts of Assam and the introduction of bill in the Parliament for creation of the autonomous State in the winter session within the ambit of Indian Article 244(A) of Indian Constitution".

October 17

TADA court in Guwahati deferred the bail hearing of Ranjan Daimary, 'chief' of NDFB-RD till October 21.

October 18

Two suspected NDFB-IKS militants were injured in an exchange of fire with SFs at Hugrajuli in Sonitpur District.

Also, chances of Ranjan Daimary, the chief of the NDFB-RD faction being released from jail have become bright with the Assam government informing the court that it had no objection if he was granted bail. Government stated that NDFB-RD is currently in peace talks with Government and as the outfit head, Daimary's presence in the talks is required to make it fruitful.

October 19

Body of a woman, identified as Pakhiran Nesa, was recovered at Nathurbari in Chirag. Her hands and legs were tied with a rope when the body was recovered. A source stated that they suspect the NDFB(not clearly mentioned which faction) which is involved in the business of illegal wood cutting and selling in the area might have killed her, since few of them were seen in the area.

October 20

Two KPLT militants 'deputy commander in chief' Arkoi Bey and 'corporal' Jutang Rongphar was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army at Langlaksho in Karbi Anglong. Another militant was arrested during the encounter and an AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the encounter area.

October 21

An arms dealer suspected to be a linkman of Islamic fundamentalist groups identified as Yusuf Ali was killed in an encounter with SFs at Lalmati area in Kokrajhar. Another individual identified as Sohrab Ali was injured during the incident. Two others, one of them identified as Faisal Ali, were also arrested.

Two unidentified individuals were arrested from Jwhwlao Dwimalu Road in Kokrajhar, in Kokrajhar District and five live ammunitions were recovered from the spot. Recently, the State Home Department had issued red alert in some sensitive Districts including Kokrajhar following the threat from Al–Qaeda and NDFB-IKS.

Suspected NDFB-IKS militants reportedly snatched seven INSAS rifles from personnel of 135 battalion of Territorial Army ETF, at Khalashi area in Kokrajhar, when about 60 to 80 NDFB-IKS militants surrounded the Eco Task Force personnel and took away the rifles at gunpoint.

The ‘commander in chief’ of ULFA-I stated that mindset of the political leaders of India would have to change for a political solution to the issues. He also said a concrete shape to the common platform of the “revolutionary organisations” of the region would be given shortly. He also said if if majority of the bonafide citizens of Assam vote to stay with India, the ULFA-I would accept it. But at the same time GoI must accept the result of the plebiscite if majority vote in favour of separation. Further when asked if ULFA-I is receiving help from China, He stated that, “we are ready to receive political, moral or logistic help from any country which comes forward to extend help without any pre-condition. We will also like to make it clear that we will not accept help from anyone by compromising the interest of Assam.”

October 22

A villager, Deuri Hanse was killed by suspected KPLT militants at Langthu Rongphar village in Karbi Anglong, suspecting that he was a Police informer.KPLT had called for a bandh in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts in protest against the killing of two KPLT militants on October 20.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi stated that he was ready to write to GoI for amnesty to ULFA-I’s ‘chief’ Paresh Baruah, if he decides to return and contest polls His comments come a day after a report quoting Baruah that India was scared of holding a plebiscite on sovereignty of Assam. Gogoi countered ULFA-I’s allegations that Assamese people were not independent and gave examples of high turnout during elections held in the state in recent years.

HSDP delegation had submitted a memorandum demanding the creation of a separate state comprising the two autonomous hill districts of Assam.

October 23

12th standard student identified as Siddhartha Jain, son of a business man Binod Jain was abducted by miscreants while returning from his father’s shop in Udalguri Town in Udalguri District. UDPF condemned the abduction and appealed to abductors to release the boy.

NDFB-IKS ‘general secretary’ B Saoraigwra, alleged that in the name of military operations, and searching for illegal arms in Bodo villages, SFs had been committing acts of human right violations like harassing, arresting and torturing innocent civilians and family members of the militant group.

Paresh Baruah, the leader of ULFA-I stated that ULFA-I would never join hands with any fundamentalist force.

Arabinda Rajkhowa, the leader of ULFA-PTF stated that the jihadi groups were trying to create a base in the state and appealed to people and Government to be vigilant against such forces. Expressing satisfaction over the progress of talks with Government, he stated that said they expect the next round of talks to be held soon after Diwali.

A gang of extortionists, led by Hussain, had hurled a hand grenade at the house of Faizal Haque, a teacher of Sonarpar village in Dhubri District. Hussain reportedly called up Haque, introduced himself as a "Maoist" and demanded INR 1.5 million. When Haque did not give the money, Hussain and his gang threw the grenade.

October 24

Four persons including a tea garden official were injured and two vehicles damaged in a grenade blast by NDFB-IKS at Itakhola in Sonitpur. The injured have been identified as Bijay Singh, Diplonga tea garden assistant manager, Hamed Ali, Baharul Islam and Rajesh Gupta

‘commander-in-chief’ of the ADF, Habil Murmu was arrested from Salbagan in Kokrajhar District.

A NDFB-IKS militant identified as Heramba Brahma was arrested by Police from a Diwali fair in Ulubari area in Chirag.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju stated that GoI did not have any policy for creation of separate or autonomous states at the moment. This was disclosed by former MLA and present member of Autonomous Council Jagat Sing Engti.

October 25

Assam Police killed a KLO ‘commander’, Samar Rai alias Rambo at Chesapani near Magurmari in Kokrajhar District. Kokrajhar Police said Rai, along with two other rebels, was coming to collect ransom when a Police team intercepted them and killed him on the spot, while the other two associates managed to escape. Police found a 7.65 mm pistol, four bullets, a magazine, two grenades were recovered from him.Rai had a cash prize of INR 500,000 on his head.

Two –made crude bombs, one 8 mm pistol with eight bullets, six round of 7.65 mm pistol and one magazine of 8 mm pistol were recovered from a house of an individual identified as Nur Zamal, at Tuslibil–Jaypur village in Kokrajhar District.

Suspected NDFB-IKS militants abducted two volunteers of Lutheran World Service India Trust from Patgaon Kausi Bazar in Kokrajhar.

Traders Itakhola in Sonitpur held a protest against the grenade attack by NDFB-IKS militants.

NDFB-RD demanded the immediate release of its ‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary to salvage the ongoing peace process. NDFB-RD ‘general secretary’ B. Ohnjalu stated that “The government must prove its seriousness to expedite the peace process by releasing him and other leaders immediately. Any delay in releasing them may have serious repercussion in the peace process and the government will be responsible for it.”

NDFB-PTF condemned the abduction of Rahul Jain, a class 10 student from Udalguri town on October 23. They demanded immediate release of the victim and condemned the continuing illegal activities like extortion, abductions in BTAD.

ULFA-I has asked cinema halls to screen each Assamese movie at least for one week in each hall in its bid to boost the revival of the ailing Assamese film industry. Avijit Asom, ‘chairman’ of ULFA-I asked businessmen or groups who own cinema halls in Assam to facilitate shows of each Assamese movie at least for one week in each of the cinema halls.

October 26

An individual identified as Ratul Das was injured in a bomb explosion at Rajgarh-Zoo Road in Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District. The bomb was not an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) but a powerful fire cracker. Journalists who visited the blast site, however, noticed splinters and small metal balls used in IED.

NDFB-IKS acknowledged that they were behind the grenade attack at Itakhola in Sonitpur which injured 5 people. information & publicity secretary’ of the group, N.E. Esara stated that the attack was in retaliation against the harassment and arrest of innocent Bodos in the name of military operations. The outfit, however, disowned the kidnapping case of Rahul Jain from Udalguri on October 23. They also added that Heramba Brahma, who was arrested on October 24 was not a member of NDFB-IKS.

Sonitpur Police claimed that interrogation of 8 NDFB-IKS linkmen has provided some important clues about the grenade blast at Itakhola. SFs continued search operation at various places under Naduar circle near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and also in different areas under Biswanath subdivision in Sonitpur District such as Balisang , Tarajuli and Maujuli.

JACS 1,000 hour Karbi Anglong bandh affected normal life and vehicular movement on highways passing through the District.

October 28

GoI is planning to hold talks with the members of JACS in December. DC of Karbi Anglong Prasanta Kumar Borgohain stated, "The Centre has already prepared a schedule for the talks and we have been informed about it." The Karbi Anglong District administration met JACS representatives at Diphu .

October 29

A KPLT militant Jirjar Teron was arrested from Colony of Dokmoka Town in Karbi Anglong. One 7.65 mm pistol was recovered from him.

Five NDFB-IKS who were on their way to Myanmar for training were arrested in Guwahati in Kamrup Metropolitan District.

Three NDFB-IKS militants were arrested at Lokhra in Kamrup District. Four mobile phones and INR 24000 were recovered from them.

Police arrested five suspects, identified as Lakhyajit Borah, Horeswar Phukan, Makum, Rantu Borah, and Samujjal Handique who were posing as ULFA militants from Digboi in Tinsukia.

Nearly 30 youths from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar Districts, who had gone to Kerala Karnataka and Tamil Nadu may have joined CPI-Maoist. The suspicion arose on the basis of inputs collected by the Police from local sources that these youths, who had left in 2012, had not visited their homes since and seldom called their family and friends. They were employed in the hospitality sector, private security agencies and construction companies.

Bijay Teron, the convenor of JACS was arrested by Diphu Police after JACAS had defied Governments order to call of the bandh (shut down) as per the order of the Supreme Court. JACS had called for a 1000 hour shut down in Karbi Anglong District demanding creation of an autonomous state out of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts.

October 31

Police recovered materials which are used to make IED from residence of individuals identified as Uttam Chanda, an employee of Sale Tax Department and Gautam Chanda, owner of a grocery shop, at Chencoorie Road in Silchar District. Police arrested both individuals and after interrogation they were released.

NDFB-RD being dissatisfied with the arrest of Ranjan Daimary on September 29 threatened to withdraw its cease fire agreement.unless he and other militants of NDFB-RD were not release by November 30.

NIA submitted charge sheet on the May 2, 2014 Baksa killings Those charge sheeted are Rajen Boro, Jayanta Boro, Mallajit Kherkatari and Nijam Basumatary. All the four are Forest Department employees. May 2, they helped a group of militant's torch villages and kill at least 36 people in the NK Khagrabari area in Baksa District. Currently, Rajen and Jayanta are in judicial custody while Mallajit Kherkatari and Nijam Basumatary are out on bail.

JACAS called off its 1000 hour bandh in Karbi Anglong. chairman Khorsing Teron while announcing the decision informed that the committee received favourable response from GoI for taking forward the process of discussion on the issue of autonomous state demand - introduction of a bill for creation of an Autonomous state encompassing the two autonomous sixth schedule hill districts of Assam as envisaged in sixth schedule Article 244 (A) of Indian Constitution in the winter session of the Parliament.

November 1

Three unidentified MULTA militants were arrested by SFs at Devattar Kopati in Kokrajhar. Three pistols and FICN were recovered from them before they could execute an extortion drive.

November 2

Assam police arrested NDFB-IKS militant identified as Bimal Rajbongshi during an encounter at Sipajhar area of Darrang District. Police stated that several youths of the area had joined NDFB-IKS, under the guidance of a militant identified as Ratan Boro.

NDFB-IKS militant identified as Gaidang Narzary was arrested from Shantipur Market in Chirag. One grenade, four 7.62 mm live rounds of ammunition, a mobile phone and one Bhutan SIM card were seized from him. He was involved in planning and abduction of Bhutan nationals and was passing information about SFs to militants.

An unidentified arms dealer was arrested from Oxaiguri in Kokrajhar and two country-made guns, a handmade pistol, 10 rounds of locally made ammunition and two crude bombs were recovered from him.

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Kokrajhar to demand the release of two social workers of a Calcutta-based NGO LWSIT identified as Tapan Kumar Khan and Sabaikhor Muchahary, who were abducted on October 25 from Patgaon Kausi Bazar in Kokrajhar. Sources said the abductors first demanded INR 6 million for their release and later called Tapan Kumar Khan's family members and demanded INR 1.2 million for his release.

November 3

Two unidentified suspected CPI-Maoists were arrested from separate unspecified location.

November 4

NSCN-IM hideout was busted and a militant was killed personnel in the Kepailo area of Dima Hasao District.

NSCN-IM accused AR of violating ceasefire ground rules and killing five militants at forest of Kepeilou village in North Cachar

A saw mill owner Rakhal Baishya and his manager, Sunil Banerjee were abducted by suspected militants from Kalachans under Maibong Police station of Dima Hasao.

SFs arrested a KPLT 'area commander' Mukreng Beg alias Songriso Linjapo from Rangagoura.

Police arrested one suspect, identified as Nayan Das, in connection with the death of Chandan Das, a student of Pub Bangshar College, whose decapitated body was found near Hajo Police later said it was a case of abduction. A sum of INR three million was demanded for his release following which the family lodged an FIR at Amingaon Police outpost.

November 5

Three NSCN-IM militants were killed in an encounter at Robi Basti in Dima Hasao District. The militants were active in areas around Malangpa village in Dima Hasao. SFs recovered two AK-series rifles, 73 rounds of ammunition and other war-like stores. The Sentinel further adds that this will be a severe blow to NSCN-IM which has carried out extortion from poor farmers during the ongoing harvesting season.

'assistant section commander' Filip Owary alias Lodrai was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army at Saraibil area in Kokrajhar District. One 7.65mm pistol, two Chinese hand grenades, two magazines, three live rounds of bullets, NDFB demand note and three mobile handsets were recovered from the encounter site. Intelligence sources states that the cadre was listed under INR 500,000 reward category.

An unidentified ULFA-I militant was killed and two ULFA-I militants were arrested after an encounter at Charing in Jorhat.

ULFA-I is gun-running for the JEI, the largest Islamist political party of Bangladesh. According to the agency, representatives of BNP were also present at the secret meeting. The report stated that some leaders of JEI, BNP and two ULFA-I representatives held a secret meeting at Madhutilla Eco Park in Bangladesh for striking an arms deal with ULFA-I. The JEI leaders demanded small arms and ammunition from ULFA-I for which BTD 2 million was paid to ULFA-I.

NIA court in Guwahati granted bail to seven accused in two cases related to BTAD violence in May.

November 6

Normal life in Kokrajhar District was hit due to the shutdown called by NDFB-IKS in protest against the killing of Filip Owary alias Lodrai Owary on November 5.

November 7

The continuing bandh called by NDFB-IKS in protest against the killing of its 'assistant section commander' Filip Owary alias Lodrai Owary has hit normal life in Kokrajhar District on the second day.

SFs claimed that the killing of NSCN-IM cadres in two encounters was one of the biggest blows to the outfit, stalling extortion activities in Dima Hasao District.

UBPO aiming at unity among all indigenous Bodo groups living in Assam, urged the Government's intervention for addressing all long pending and burning issues affecting the indigenous Bodo people and stressed the need for addressing the pending border disputes Assam has with states like Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

November 8

SFs recovered A US-made M16 rifle, two Italian-made Beretta pistols, three .32 bore pistols, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 80 rounds of ammunition of AK-series rifles, 198 rounds of M16 ammunition and 60 rounds of .32 ammunition from a vehicle at Chapaguri in Chirag District. Police source stated that two individuals identified as Umesh Kami from Darjeeling (West Bengal) and Ganesh Chetri from Nikashi area in Baksa District have been arrested. Police the vehicle was coming from Dimapur in Nagaland and was heading for Siliguri in West Bengal. A police source said they are investigating the links of the arrested duo with a newly formed militant organisation, UGPO.

OGW of GNLA was arrested by a team of Assam Police and Indian Army at Kumripara village in Goalpara District.

Two NGO volunteers of Calcutta-based LWSIT, Tapan Kumar Khan and Sabaikhor Muchahary, who were abducted by NDFB-IKS are yet to be freed even after 15 days of abduction. Sources said the kidnappers had demanded ransom for the release of both men.

November 9

Suspected militants abducted a sub-contractor of a construction company, identified as Maheswar Reddy, from an area near Hatikhali in Dima Hasao Police suspect the hands of a newly formed militant group identified as Dima Hasao Liberation Army.

Four individuals, Mondal, R Burman, Mannan Ali and Rahul Mech was arrested from Chapaguri in Bongaigaon. They are suspected to be NDFB 'careers. . One M-16 rifle, five M-16 magazines, 100 rounds of M-16 ammunition, ten grenade shells, one magazine pouch, camouflaged uniform were recovered from them.

November 10

A bomb exploded at Silapur, in Tinsukia District.

Four NDFB-IKS militants identified as 'area commander' Ratan Boro, Sanjib Boro, Namalu Boro and Chiran Boro were arrested by Indian Army from Balabari near Goreswar in Baksa District. Two 7.65 mm Pistol, One .22 Pistol, three magazines, eleven hand grenades, 43 live ammunitions, two mobile phones and thirteen Sim Cards were recovered from them. Ratan Boro was involved in abduction, murder and extortion.

BSF official stated that "At least 55 camps of northeast India militants are still functional in different parts of Bangladesh and opposite to Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam's borders with Bangladesh.",including camps of NSCN-IM, ULFA, NLFT.

ULFA-ptf Arabinda Rajkhowa, stated that they were committed to fight jihadi forces that have reared their heads in the State. He also added that the ongoing talks with GoI was at its last leg and in a crucial stage. He stated that "We cannot say that we are dissatisfied until and unless we find that the Government of India is not serious. So we have no reasons to complain.

November 11

Five unidentified NDFB-IKS linkmen were arrested from Janata Bazar in Chirag.

GoI declared KLO a terrorist organisation, banning it for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. KLO's ban is the 37th in the list of banned terrorist organisations. Its leaders have had hideouts in neighbouring Bhutan and Bangladesh. KLO, which came into existence in 1993 has been consolidating its position in the fourteen Districts in Assam and six Districts in West Bengal organisationally and in terms of weapons and cadres and to achieve the objective of a separate "sovereign Kamatapur state".

November 12

During the interaction between Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and Myanmar President Thein Sein on November 12 at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar, India has pressed Myanmar to mount a crackdown on ULFA-I According to sources, India asked the Myanmar President, Thein Sein to assist in getting six wanted militants including Jyotirmoy Bharali, who looks after the ULFA's Myanmar operations.

November 13

Owner of a grocery shop, identified as Janardan Bangrung was killed by unidentified militants.

An individual identified as Prem Ekka was killed and three others identified as Bobita Kujur, Julius Kujur and Monika Kujur were injured, at Ratanpur village in Golaghat District, when miscreants from Nagaland side opened fire. According to SP NSCN was involved in the firing. Nine other unidentified individuals are missing after the incident.

November 14

A brick kiln owner, identified as Shivaji Prasad, was shot dead by suspected ULFA-I militants at Kamalabari in Majuli river island in Jorhat District. The river island, with its numerous isolated and inaccessible pockets, is a popular safe haven for ULFA-I. Police picked up a SULFA militant, identified as Banshidhar Sonowal. He was arrested from Sonari chapori area after the incident.

November 15

A KLO militant, identified as Hareswar Rai alias Kaltu was arrested by SFs at Rani in Kamrup District. A Chinese-made 9mm pistol with ammunition and four electric detonators were seized from him. The militant is an expert in making bombs and IEDs.

A Source stated that Police in Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Bongaigaon Districts have been asked to go strong against the KLO, as they have been against NDFB-IKS and ULFA-I. KLO, believed to have about 100 militants in the State and six of its 12-member 'central committee' hail from Assam, and KLO militants have been found involved in some extortion incidents in Chirang and Kokrajhar Districts.

SFs are keeping a strict vigil along India's border with Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit by November end. The Prime Minister will be on his first visit to five north eastern states.

Two NDFB-IKS militants, Sootem Mushahary and Pramod Brahma were arrested from Sootea in Sonitpur District.

November 16

In a joint operation, Army troops and Police arrested an unidentified GNLA linkman from Goalpara District.

November 17

A truck driver, identified as Kiren Ray was killed and his helper, Ranja Sangma was injured when unidentified gunmen fired upon them at Joypur area in Kokrajhar.

SFs defused a grenade that was recovered on the campus of the Bibekanada Club at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

SFs arrested a MULTA militant, Anyal Khan from Bahiya village in Barpeta District. A factory-made 9 mm revolver and four rounds of ammunition have been recovered from him. The arrest comes at a time a manhunt is on for Burdwan blast. Police officer said, "We have not found any link between Khan and Alom so far, though both hail from Barpeta. The arrest, however, proves that Islamic fundamentalist groups have recruited many from the District".

KLO has more militants from Assam than West Bengal. KLO was considered to be a North Bengal based militant outfit. The outfit has more members from Assam. Sources revealed that the outfit in the last few years, managed to recruit a number of youths from Bongaigaon, Chirang and Goalpara. The total strength of the KLO is now estimated to be around 100 to 120 cadres. They have close ties with NDFB-IKS and KYKL. The newly youths recruited in recent months by the KLO from Lower Assam were sent to the base in Myanmar for training.

November 18

An 18 year old, identified as Ranjit Ray, was killed by suspected militants of unspecified faction of NDFB at Manas forest in Chirag District. The Sub- Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) stated that it was not confirmed yet whether the rebels who killed Ranjit belonged to the NDFB.

Two militants of ULFA-I were arrested from Teleria in Sonitpur.

18-member Indian delegation consisting of officials from MHA , BSF, led by IG BSF Sudesh Kumar left for Bangladesh to hold Border Co-ordination Conference with BGB. he Conference is scheduled at Tamabil in Sylhet District. During this conference, issues of mutual interest pertaining to various kinds of crimes on the international border with the states including of Assam will be deliberated upon.

Dilip Chao, an Assistant teacher at Jaoliabari LP School in Kashikotra village in Chirang District was abducted. ABSU appealed to groups behind the abductions to release the victims immediately.

November 19

ULFA-I shot dead a civilian identified as Okon Tati and injured another individual identified as Shankar Rai at Dwarmara Reserve Forest at Tinsukia District.

Three NDFB-IKS identified as B Naibijit, Ganesh Basumatary and Narkeswar Narzary surrendered before Chirang District Police and SSB The militants surrendered with three 7.65 mm pistols and 12 round of ammunition.

Police sources stated that several traders have been receiving extortion demands from ULFA-I ranging from INR 40,000 to INR 100,000 in Majuli, in Jorhat. Two individuals identified as Bansi Sonowal and Rahul Sonowal has been arrested for killing of trader on November 14.SP stated that ULFA-I have been using criminal elements for collect money on its behalf.

There have been intelligence reports that ULFA-I militants under the leadership of Rashid Bharali had entered Majuli Island to rebuild the outfit's base.

Suspected ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at the residence of a businessman, identified as Mahavir Agarwala, at Gurguri Line in Samdang of Tinsukia District According to locals, the militants had demanded money from the businessman. Security agencies have inputs that a group of ten ULFA militants have sneaked into the District to carry out subversive strikes, extortion and abduction.

November 20

Three unidentified GNLA militants were killed in an encounter with SF personnel at Sespani in Goalpara District. A pistol some live ammunition and extortion demand letters were recovered from them.

A MULTA linkman, identified as Mizanur Rahman, was arrested, at Barbilla village in Barpeta District. He was carrying a suspected IED weighing approximately 3kg along with a 20 meter wire.

ULFA-I militant Parikshit Gogoi was arrested from Panbessa on the outskirts Sivasagar town in Sivasagar District.

November 21

Police have stepped up security measures and asked tea and oil sectors to adhere to certain advisories ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Assam next week, especially in view of ULFA-I's heightened activity in the state.

The dismantling of the 57 camps of the north east India insurgent groups in Bangladesh was taken up during the high level meeting between BSF and BGB.

The residential building of a business man identified as Mahabir Agarwalla was partially damaged when suspected ULFA-I militants lobbed a grenade in Doomdooma in Tinsukia.

November 22 Two KPLT militants were killed and another was arrested by a joint team of Police and Army at Rongtaru in Karbi Anglong District. Two AK-47 rifles and one pistol were recovered from them.
November 23

ULFA-I militant identified as Arup Das alias Bikram Asom was arrested by a joint team of Indian Army and Goalpara Police, near Bardak village in Goalpara District. At least 10 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, one mobile phone and some cash were recovered from him. According to Police intelligence inputs, ULFA-I faction is trying to target tea, coal and oil sectors in Upper Assam.

ULFA linkman, identified as Arun Mahanty was arrested from an unspecified location for lobbing a grenade at the residence of a businessman, identified as Mahavir Agarwala, at Gurguri Line in Samdang of Tinsukia.

SFs has beefed up vigilance and intensified counter militancy operations to foil attempts by ULFA-I to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on November 29.

Recent operations by AR in Dima Hasao District have eliminated almost 12 militants, including eight militants of NSCN-IM.

The separatist Groups including in Assam, Bodoland, Kamtapur and Meghalaya were responsible for 16 per cent of deaths in the region, reports Global Terrorism Index 2014 of IEP.

Two civilians , identified as Manilal Gupta and Akbar Mansuri, were killed and 29 injured in an explosion at Rajgarh area of Dibrugarh. Police suspect the role of ULFA-I. DIG stated that explosion was most likely caused by a grenade, not an IED.

A business man of Basugaon in Chirang District, identified as Kartik Paul, was abducted.

November 24

A militant of NSCN-K Nokjem Konyak was killed and another unidentified militant injured in an encounter with the Army at Namtola near Sonari in Sivasagar District. Three militants escaped from the area.

A bomb was found in the compartment of intercity express running between Alipurduar in northern West Bengal to Kamakhya, at at Kendukona railway station in Kamrup District. The bomb was later diffused. NIA stated that the bomb was meant to be used during the high-level conference, and Police suspect ULFA-I behind the incident. The incident comes ahead of the visit of PM an Home Minister visit. They are also scheduled scheduled to address the conference of DGP at Administrative Staff College, Khanapara in Guwahati on November 29 and 30.

Three unidentified abductors were arrested from South Salmara in Dhubri District. They were involved in the abduction of a youth identified as Khursed Alom on an unspecified date.

Intelligence reports indicate ULFA-I is planning to carry out attacks on BJP leaders and non-Assamese people living in the State, ahead of the PM's visit. Assam Police and other security agencies have been alerted. to take all precautionary steps.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said that ULFA-I was a 'puppet of foreign forces'. He said that the militants are working under the instruction of forces from abroad which want to create disturbance in the country.

November 25

Buddha Basumatary, who had demanded INR 200000, in the name of NDFB-IKS, from a shopkeeper identified as Dadhi Barman, at Amaniapara village in Nalbari District, was nabbed and lynched by local people when he allegedly threatened Barman with a pistol.

KPLT is divided into 4 factions he first led by Teron is anti-talks faction and is concentrated in Bokajan subdivision, bordering Golaghat and Nagaon Districts. The second, led by Donri Kramsa, comprises 20 members and is pro-talks, third faction is led by Simmon Teron which is inactive right now and the fourth faction is led by Sojon Liding and works independently.

48 hour Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao bandh (shutdown) called by KPLT, on November 24, to protest against the killing of KPLT militants on November 22 brought life to a halt in both Districts.

ABBSYF called a 24-hour BTAD strike against the spurt in abduction, extortion and harassment of Bengali-speaking people. Various organisations like ABSU, AASU, AASAA and BPF, teachers and local residents participated in the protest.

Various organizations staged a demonstration in front of the Chirang DC office in Chirang District protesting against the abduction of Dilip Kumar Sao, the school teacher who was abducted on November 19. They said that if the abducted school teacher was not released within two days, then they would come out on the streets against militants groups and against the failure of the administration in providing security to the common people.

TADA court at Guwahati decided to reserve any judgment on the bail petition of the Assam serial blasts key accused Ranjan Daimary till November 28.

State Government pointed out that though law and order is a state subject, the onus also lies on the Central Government in containing insurgency.

AASU president Shankar Prasad Rai said that the issue of illegal migrants should not be communalized and that it should be resolved as per the Assam Accord. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that the Assam Accord had become outdated and that if an illegal Muslim immigrant was ready to convert to Hinduism then he could be allowed to stay in India.

BJP MP Ramen Deka in Parliament demanded the Central Government intervention to deal with the deteriorating law and order situation in Assam as the Tarun Gogoi Government has failed to provide security to the people.

November 26

A joint team of Police and Army recovered four handmade guns, seven cartridges and 200 grams of gunpowder from the house of Abdul Samad in the Tulsibari area under Rangiya Police station in Kamrup District.

Kamrup Metro District administration and the Railway authorities jointly carried out a major eviction drive along the railway line from Paltan Bazar to Athgaon in Kamrup District and recovered two rounds of live bullets from one hut along the railway track. Two unidentified persons, including a man and a woman, who were living in the hut were arrested.

Two ULFA-I linkmen Nitul Konwar from Tingkhong in Dibrugarh and Babul Hazarika from an unspecified location.

Ahead of Narendra Modi's two-day visit, SFs tightened up the security and the search operation is going on for two cadres reportedly belonging ULFA-I who have apparently entered the city to blow up Government buses. Police sources said they have intelligence inputs that two tribal boys are planning to plant explosives,in bus that operates in Guwahati city.

BSF IG stated that only 65 per cent of the Indo-Bangladesh border has been fenced. He added that the fencing is not possible in the riverine areas but they are exploring various technical solutions including the deployment of UAVs in the area.

November 27

ULFA-I militants killed a Hindi speaking trader , Kumud Rai, when they fired at a petrol pump in NH 15 in Lakhimpur District Two other individuals identified as Roopak Singha and Satish Patel was injured in the incident.

Suspected militant of ULFA-I lobbed a Chinese hand grenade at a residential compound of an individual identified as Munundra Nath Sarmah, a noted businessman of Bordumsa in Tinsukia District. Sources suspected that the militants lobbed the grenade after the businessman refused to comply to their monetary demands.

Security personnel recovered 1,800 detonators, 600 gelatine sticks and 12 rolls of fuse wire from a travel counter near Mizoram House in Guwahati. Police arrested Abhijit Sarkar, who reportedly carried the bags, and Saharuddin Borbhuyan, the driver of the vehicle which had delivered the cache.

Police, recovered four RPGs one carbine, 30 rounds of ammunition, a pistol and explosives from Gorlinga No 2 Tiopajan village under Sadiya Police station in Tinsukia District, belonging to CPI-Maoist. Police stated that the carbine had been snatched by them from 2nd Assam Police Battalion personnel from Amarpur in Tinsukia District in 2011.

ULFA-I also warned Prime Minister Modi to face armed attacks on BJP if he does not publicly reveal the whereabouts of 26 ULFA militants who are missing since the Bhutanese operation against Indian militants in 2003.

ULFA-I militant, identified as Nitul Gogoi was killed in an encounter at Betonichuk village in Tingkhong village in Dibrugarh. One AK 47 rifle was recovered from the militant.

Police arrested a suspected ULFA-I militant Munna Bezbora from Kamakhya Express at Mariani in Jorhat District.

DGP Khagen Sarma stated that militants had used a US made Hand Grenade in the Rajgarh explosion on November 23. This the first time that militants have used US made hand grenade in the State.

ULFA-I is trying to revive its bases in Bangladesh. DGP stated that Chittagong has become a vital proposition from the security point of view and said that militant activities in Bhutan and Myanmar too have increased. DGP also added that here are inputs about youths undergoing training in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Bangladesh.

November 28

TADA court granted bail to Ranjan Daimary, the leader of NDFB-RD . He was granted bail for two cases in Udalguri and one at Dispur. The bail was granted for six months.

BJP mission 84', to win 84 out of 126 Assembly seats in Assam in 2016 polls has apparently come under the threat of ULFA-I. -I warned of using force to stop all activities of BJP party in Assam after January 10, 2015.

PM will reach Guwahati on November 29 on a four-day visit to the North East region.

Assam has been placed under a thick security blanket for PMs Visit from November 29. Sources said as many as 50 additional companies of Security Forces (SFs) from outside the state, each comprising 100 personnel.

India asked Thailand its cooperation to arrest militants of North East militant groups. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that India would approach the Thai authorities for assistance in checking their activities. "Many insurgent groups from India's North-East have links to the South East Asian countries and tend to go to Myanmar and Thailand. There have been some reports of their presence in Thailand and the Government of India (GoI) would approach the Thai authorities for assistance in curtailing their activities," Rijiju Stated.

NSG DG J.N. Choudhury that militancy has become a "cottage industry" in North East India. e stated that "In northeast, militancy has become almost a cottage industry where extortion and abduction for ransom is seen as an easy means for money."

Jahan Shiekh, a labour contractor abducted by suspected GNLA militants, was rescued from Garo Hills.

November 29

Police arrested two linkmen of NDFB-IKS, identified as Arun Basumatary and Bilifang Basumatary, from Simlabagan village under Runikhata Police Station of Chirang District. One country made revolver, one hand grenade, four rounds 7.62 bullet and four electric detonators were recovered from their possession. Both have been sent to Kokrajhar Jail.

An ambulance driver was abducted by militants in Chirang District. According to sources, the ambulance was recovered in the forest area after militants called up the owner, informing him that the driver was with them and would be released only after an amount was paid.

IB Chief Syed Asif Ibrahim said that while the CPI-Maoist is besieged with serious problems and the security situation has shown marked improvement in J&K, the security situation in the Northeast region was fragile, with some militant outfits still outside the ambit of the peace process. Speaking at the 49th conference of the DGPs, IGPs and head of all Central Police organizations, the IB chief said that the safe sanctuaries of the militants in neighbouring countries, particularly Myanmar, was compounding the situation.

IB Chief Syed Asif Ibrahim said that in Assam, the militant outfit NDFB-IKS accounted for 85 per cent of the civilian casualties.

UHM Rajnath Singh said that most conflicts in the Northeastern region have socio- economic reasons behind them and these (reasons) have been there since even before independence. Singh added that these socio-economic disparities have existed due to lack of development including that of infrastructure in the region. He suggested that the Police summit should try to hammer out a special strategy to tackle insurgency in the Northeast. He announced that the Government was fully committed to formulate a special development package for the Northeast to facilitate all encompassing development for all the communities.

November 30

A Joint team of CRPF and Assam Police recovered one M-16 rifle and 25 live bullets at Borthol Dalani village in Karbi Anglong District. According to Police the arms and ammunition was neatly packed and concealed in a hideout. Police also found a blue coloured Maruti Alto car parked near the hillock in abandoned condition.

PM Narendra Modi said the Union Government was taking steps to check illegal migrants from Bangladesh by enforcing the land swapping deal for a lasting solution. Modi said, "I will make such arrangements, after which all roads will be closed for Bangladeshis coming and destroying Assam every day. Believe in my word that land swapping deal will be done for a permanent solution to this problem of Assam."

December 1

IG of BSF, Mizoram and Cachar Frontier, Dinesh Kumar Upadhyaya said that BSF's Mizoram and Cachar Frontier recovered FICNs worth of INR 5.13 lakhs in the current year. The BSF IG said the border guards under its area of operation also recovered a number of arms and ammunitions including five M 16 assault rifles etc.

A prime accused in the grenade blast (October 23) at Sonarpar village in Dhubri District, Abdul Bellal Hussain, and two of his accomplices, identified as Ennus Ali and Aminul Haque, were arrested by the Police. Hussain was arrested from a Hatsinghimari-bound bus at Krishnai in Goalpara District by a police team and his accomplices were arrested from Fakirganj in Dhubri District.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said in the parliament that as many as 1,977 infiltrators have been apprehended by the BSF from along the India-Bangladesh border in the current year, 2014.

According to a recent study by the NERSWN, a NGO based in Assam's Kokrajhar District the children in four conflict-hit Districts in Assam and Manipur are facing death, torture and distress. The study found that children were being forced to join militant outfits, arrested by security forces on charges of being rebels, taking up arms out of curiosity or had lost their parents in insurgent attacks and were displaced.

The report also said "Over 3.14 lakh people were internally displaced in Kokrajhar District alone in 1996 and 1998. They spent over three years in relief camps. More than 1.26 lakh children were forced to live in camps in pathetic condition for more than 15 years. The clash in 2012 that affected Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Bongaigaon Districts left over 4.85 lakh people displaced." It said 26 of the 45 people killed in Kokrajhar and Baksa in May 2014 by suspected NDFB-IKS militants were minors.

December 2

Two traders, identified as Isab Ali and Jamal Khandakar, were abducted from Helchaguri in Baksa District and their bodies were recovered at Mainamata under Labdanguri Police station in Barpeta District. Though no organization has claimed responsibility for the incident, initial reports suggest that the NDFB-IKS is behind the incident.

A special team of BSF Intelligence Wing and Police personnel launched a joint operation at Gumrah area in Cachar District and arrested one person, identified as Nazmul Islam Laskar, along with FICN worth of INR 150,000 in denomination of INR 500. BSF spokesperson DIG Satish Budakoti said that the consignment came from Bangladesh and was supposed to be utilised for local areas like Gumrah, Kalain, Jalalpur and bordering villages.

December 3

Police arrested a suspected arms dealer, identified as Bhagirath Chetry, from Sankosh Tapu in Kokrajhar. A 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine and three live rounds were recovered from him.

AIUDF and several other organizations criticized the State Government for 'failing' to ensure security in BTAD, after the killing of two traders on December 2, by suspected NDFB-IKS militants.

Zofest, the Cultural festival of the Mizos scheduled to begin at Haflong in North Cachar District of Assam could not start due to reported objection from militants of HPC-D MZP sources said that Manipur-based HPC-D which has been at loggerheads with Mizoram Government objected to the Zofest at the last moment as Mizoram Chief Minister (CM) Lal Thanhawla was invited to attend the three-day festival as chief guest.

Two civilians, identified as Mohen Phangcho and Lalchon Kipgen, were killed and another individual Mangthang was injured in a factional clash between the splinter groups of KPLT.The incident happened at Napak Terang village, Bokajan in Karbi Anglong District. In between July and August 2014 KPLT has splintered into four factions.

December 4

CBI which is probing the 2012 ethnic riots in BTAD, has named an Assam Police constable as the main culprit for fuelling clashes in its final report. The CBI has sought State Government sanction prosecute Mohibur Islam alias Ratul, the accused, who is on the run at present.

Kokrajhar based journalist Jaiklong Brahma who was arrested by Kokrajhar Police on September 2, for having alleged link with NDFB-IKS, was released on bail from Kokrajhar Jail.

December 5

Assam Police launched a manhunt to arrest fugitive Constable Mohibur Islam who has been named by the CBI as the prime accused in the July, 2012 ethnic violence in BTAD. Report said that CBI has written to the State Government, seeking sanction to prosecute Mohibur last week, but the latter is yet to locate him. According to the CBI, Mohibur, a founder-member of ABMSU, had instructed its members to kill four Bodo youths on July 20, 2012, which triggered the violence. According to sources, Mohibur could still be in Kokrajhar, working for some political party.

ABMSU denied its involvement in the BTAD violence. General Secretary of the union, Lafiqul Islam Ahmed said that Mohibur is no longer a member of the students' body. The ABMSU staged a blockade at Barpeta Road and Rangiya railway station, demanding protection of non-Bodos in BTAD.

Key suspect in October 2, 2014 Bardhaman (West Bengal) blast, Shahnoor Alam, alleged to be the financial brain of JMB, was arrested by NIA with the help of central security agencies from Nalbari District. NIA had also declared a reward of INR 5,00,000 for anyone providing any information about him.

December 6

Suspected militants of a faction of KPLT abducted two employees, identified as Hemai Bey and Bibison Rangpi, working in a rubber garden near Nilalong under Diphu Police station in Karbi Anglong District.

69 KPLT cadres were arrested and another 15 were killed in different encounters and search operations with security forces during the year (2014).

BSF officials in Dhubri sector in Dhubri District claimed that strict vigilance along the Indo-Bangladesh border has helped them arrest trans-border miscreants, illegal migrants and recover a huge amount of goods and FICNs this year, 2014. Sources said till November 30, BSF jawans manning the border had arrested 17 anti-nationals, trans-border criminals and Bangladeshi nationals and recovered cattle, drugs, FICNs and other smuggled goods valued at INR 30 million. The BSF has 45 BOPs in Dhubri District along the 134 kilometers long border with Bangladesh, including 45 kilometers riverine border. Of the 45 BOPs, 17 BOPs are located on the Brahmaputra sars (sandbars), a BSF official said.

However, many of the border outposts like the ones on Chowki sar, Ghaspara, Salapara and New Diwaner Alga are in danger of being gobbled up by the Brahmaputra. Floods have affected most of the border outposts located on the sars, report added.

December 7

Police arrested one person, identified as Om Prakash Sinha of Tripura, from the Rajendra Nagar Express at Guwahati railway station along with a 7.62 pistol and four rounds of ammunition.

Police arrested one person, identified as Jiaur Rahman, on charges of demanding INR 50 million from a businessman in Fancy Bazar in Guwahati in Kamrup District. Police claimed that he demanded the money in the name of ULFA but he is not a member of the militant group.

A joint team of the Army and SWAT commandos busted a hideout of AMEF in East Garo Hills District and recovered arms along with explosives.

December 8

Police recovered the body of a person, identified as Bibhash Mondal of Lakhiganj under Bilasipara Police station, from a road in Alengamari (Lakhiganj) in Baksa District. Sources said that the body bore marks of multiple injuries.

According to the Police officials, the interrogation by the Assam Police has established prime accused Sahanur Alam's, who was arrested on December 5 from Nalbari District, involvement in the October 2, 2014 Bardhaman (West Bengal) blast and his links with the JMB. ADGP - Special Branch - Pallab Bhattacharjee said that "Sahanur's involvement in the Burdwan case has come out during interrogation. He was in contact with the terror group JMB in Burdwan." The officer added that "We don't think the JMB operations are very important in Assam. Some of them who were here are on the run and we are on their trail. The situation is not serious in Assam."

AKRSU alleged that the NDFB-IKS has unleashed a reign of terror and violence in the BTAD. AKRSU president Biswajit Ray said that the NDFB-IKS has even barred villagers in the northern part of Bijni subdivision in Chirang District from selling poultry and produce without their consent. He also threatened the NDFB-IKS of cutting off movement of essential items to the northern part of Chirang District by imposing an economic blockade if the atrocity on the innocent villagers is not stopped immediately.

AASAA staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to press for its demand to include Adivasis living in Assam in the ST list.

December 9

Six persons, suspected to be the cadres of the NDFB-IKS, who had allegedly come to abduct a trader, were arrested from Dilbazar railway market at Nilibari in Chirang District. The arrested youths have been identified as Surat Basumatary, Ajay Basumatary, Derhasat Narzary, Rinkhang Narzary, Jiban Basumatary and Fokhon Narzary. Dhaligaon Police in Chirang District were also on the lookout for the youths as they were involved in abductions in the District. A pistol, seven rounds of bullets and a hand grenade were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, honouring the martyrs who laid down their lives for the cause of the State and its people during the Assam Movement, the AASU will observe "AASU Martyrs' Day" on December 10.

December 10

AASU observed the 'AASU Martyrs' Day' in different parts of the State and paid tributes to the 'martyrs' of Assam movement and asserted that the supreme sacrifices of the 'martyrs' would not be allowed to go in vain. Khargeswar Talukdar became the first 'martyr' of the Assam movement on December 10, 1979, and since then, the day has been observed as 'Martyrs' Day'.

A delegation of the AATSA in New Delhi requested the UHM, Rajnath Singh to initiate steps for the permanent solution to the Assam-Nagaland border dispute.

Against the backdrop of lingering border dispute between Assam and Nagaland, the GoI reiterated that such issues could be resolved through cooperation of the State Governments concerned. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in Parliament that seven incidents of violence took place along the Assam-Nagaland border that resulted in the death of twelve people.

One person, identified as Honor Kro, was killed by suspected KPLT militants in Valughat Mantaro village under Dokmoka Police station in Karbi Anglong District. According to the Police, suspected KPLT cadres dragged out Honor Kro from his house and axed him to death. According to the reports, the ULFA-I is facing severe financial crunch, which has made the outfit desperate to indulge in acts of violence to make its presence felt. Security sources said that the militant outfit is finding it difficult even to run its camps in Myanmar due to paucity of funds. There are times that the senior leaders of the outfit even find it difficult to make payments for procuring rice. In the face of threats of rebellion from the cadres, the leaders of the ULFA-I are desperate to boost its coffers and there have been attempts by them to launch an extortion drive. Sources also added that ULFA-I is also not in a position to send its own cadres to serve demand notes and they mostly send couriers to deliver such letters. The report concludes that the situation has now totally changed and there have been instances of people simply ignoring the demand notes of the outfit.

In a memorandum submitted to the PM, Narendra Modi, All Assam Surrendered ULFA Samittee (AASUS) demanded deportation of Bangladeshis from Assam and stopping handing over Assam's land to Bangladesh, recovery of the land occupied by Pakistan in Jammu & Kashmir, implementation of the Assam Accord, a MoS signed in 1985 and stopping the Guwahati-Dhaka bus service.

December 11

A cadre of the ULFA-I, identified as Raktim Moran, a resident of Mudai Gaon in Dibrugarh District surrendered before the Assam Police and deposited a cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition. Dibrugarh District SP Rana Bhuyan said that Moran has deposited one AK-81 rifle, one Chinese grenade, three magazines and 79 rounds of ammunition. Having joined the banned terrorist group in 2011, Moran had undergone training in Myanmar.

While surrendering his arms, Moran said that currently at least four training camps of the ULFA-I are operating inside Myanmar with around 250 cadres, apart from some NSCN-K militants. Raktim surrendered before the Police with the help of his family members. He sneaked into Sivasagar District from the Mon District and reached Dibrugarh.

December 12

Police arrested one person, identified as Alomgir Paramanik from Joypur in Dibrugarh District in connection with arms dealing and a murder case.

ULFA-I warned that would resort to armed protest in case the GoI and the NHPC try to construct the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Dam project forcefully ignoring the mass protests in the State against the construction of the dam under the prevailing conditions. . In a statement, the 'commander-in-chief' of the ULFA-I, Paresh Barua, said the 2000 MW Lower Subansiri dam project as well as another 186 hydro-electric projects in Arunachal Pradesh that were being constructed would not serve the interests of people of Assam. However he added that since the outfit also wanted development of Assam, it would extend support to construction of the 2000 MW mega dam only if it was done as per the design prepared by the experts' panel from Assam assuring protection of lives and property of people in downstream areas in Assam.

December 13

After a lull, the ULFA-I has intensified its activities, especially extortion, in Tinsukia District of upper Assam. According to the report a few untoward incidents like grenade blasts have occurred in the last few weeks in various places of the District. Most of these incidents occurred due to the refusal of paying of money to the ULFA-I. The banned outfit now-a-days is using e-mails for extortion purposes.

The questioning of arrested Sahanur Alom, one of the key persons of the JMB in Assam and other members of the outfit arrested in Assam and West Bengal revealed that the JMB was trying to establish a full-fledged network in Assam, particularly in the Muslim-dominated areas and trained up several persons specifically for the purpose. Security sources said that at least ten people were specially trained by the JMB for establishing the network of the outfit in Assam. According to the reports, the JMB started trying to establish bases in Assam after the ethnic riots in the BTAD area in 2012 where more than a hundred people were killed. The JMB took advantage of the situation and started exploring the possibility of expanding bases in the State.

KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang in a meeting after unfurling the statue of martyr Ratul Nunisa, who lost his life on the June 5 in an ambush by ULPA, at Tumpreng in west Karbi Anglong said that "Bullet has not solved any problem in this world so far, rather created more problems. It hinders development and disrupts peace. There should not be any place for bullets in a good society." He further said that doors were open for KPLT militants to come for talks.

December 15

SF seized a cache of arms and ammunition from a couple near Kolia Bhomora bridge in Sonitpur District. Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar said a couple, identified as Jolen Narzary, 44, and his wife Belsree Nazary alias Kareng, 40, were carrying the arms on a bike and were arrested at a checkpoint near the bridge. The recoveries included a HK-33 rifle, an M39 grenade launcher along with 80 rounds of ammunition, 16 grenade shells and 17 SIM cards. Police suspect the arms were meant for I. K. Songbijit factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-IKS) and the couple was bringing it from Nagaland.

According to a police source, the NDFB-IKS as well as other militant organisations are suspected to be supplying arms from Nagaland via Dimapur to a militant group in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Sonitpur District in Assam.

December 16

Assam's list of active militant groups has just got a bit longer with the entry of JMB,. Forest Minister Rockybul Hussian, in a written reply to a question by AIUDF legislator Hafiz Bashir Ahmed in the assembly stated that the eight 'active militant groups in ULFA-I ,NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, HuM, MULTA, CPI -Maoists and JMB. The Minister said that from January 2001 till November this year, 6,483 ULFA militants, 2,881 NDFB, 346 KPLT, 50 KLO, 14 HuM, 106 MULTA, 80 CPI (Maoists) and 10 JMB module rebels have been arrested. Of the eight, currently, only three are active, which include MULTA, HuM and JMB, he added. The inactive radical groups are Harkatul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA), People United Liberation Front (PULF), Islamic United Reformation Protests of India (IURPI) and Islamic Security Force of India (ISFI). He stated that from 1995 till date, 626 members of these radical groups have been arrested.

December 17

Maibang Police recovered the bodies of two civilians, identified as Rakhal Baisnab and Utpal Banerjee, from a jungle near Hadima village in Dima HasaoThey were abducted on November 3 at Basa Bari near Kalachand in Dima Hasao District, for ransom. It is learnt that even after the payment of INR 700,000 they were not released.

A trader identified as Pronab Saha was abducted from Bengtal in Chirang District.

An NDFB-IKS militant identified as Sunil Musahary was arrested from Tarajuli in Sonitpur. One 12 Bore Gun along with a mobile phone was recovered from him.

GoI alerted the Assam Government about the possibility of an attack by ULFA-I in Guwahati. According to government sources the ULFA-I leader, Drishti Rajkhowa, managed to procure at least five sophisticated bombs with timer devices and he is looking for avenues to get those planted in Guwahati city. Sources said Rajkhowa, who spends most of his time in Garo Hills of Meghalaya at the bases of GNLA. is maintaining close contacts with the leaders of the outfit. It also said that whenever the pressure of the security forces increases, Rajkhowa shifts to Bangladesh by taking advantage of the porous border.

India and Bhutan will launch a massive crackdown against NDFB-IKS along its border areas. The decision was taken in a recent meeting between security chiefs of both the countries.

An accused in Assam arms haul case during interrogation revealed that 15 Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP, a voluntary force affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party campaigning for a separate state of Gorkha land) had undergone 14 days arms training in Nagaland in 2013 with the intention of launching an armed movement for separate state of Gorkhaland, under the banner of Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA).

NIA probe into the October 2, 2014, Burdwan blast has revealed that JMBhad prepared a hit list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders to assassinate. An unnamed official of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) stated, "Assam was the immediate target of the JMB module detected after an accidental blast on October 2 in West Bengal's Burdwan. Arrested accused have told counter-terror officials that a dossier-like hit-list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders was prepared by the JMB members in which their photographs and other details were mentioned. These Bodo leaders were to be killed in retaliation of anti-Muslim riots in the Bodoland Territorial Area District in the last two years." He also added, "It seems that around 100 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) prepared by the Burdwan module were meant for Assam. Initially, the suspicion was that the IEDs were being transported to Bangladesh as claimed by some lower rank members of the module. But now, the NIA has reasons to believe that the IEDs were being sent to Assam may be through Bangladesh. The agency is yet to get concrete evidence in this regard as it has not recovered any IEDs in Assam so far".

The SC directed the Centre to build motorable roads alongside the international border and install floodlights to prevent incursion and cross-border trafficking. It noted that the estimated number of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in India as on December 31, 2001 was 1.2 crore.

December 18

Two suspected militants of the Norrok X Momin-led UALA were killed in an encounter with SFs at Nala, near Thantipahar village in Goalpara. SFs recovered two pistols, two powerful 36 high explosive hand grenades, 2 crude bombs, two detonators, two gelatine sticks, UALA documents, seven rounds of live AK ammunition and seven rounds of live 7.65 ammunition for pistols.The area has long been an area of militant activity for GNLA, UALA . ULFA UALA' chief' Norrok X Momin denied his group's involvement in the encounter.

A Defence source stated that UALA was now trying to 'fill the vacuum' created by disbanding of ANVC.

Three unidentified people were arrested for extortion and criminal conspiracy under the Arms Act from an unspecified location.

AASU to the Supreme Court to continue to monitor NRC update till the process is completed adn other provisions of the Assam Accord are implemented. AASU welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling that set a time frame for NRC update and requested the Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court to monitor the functioning of foreigners tribunals, directed the Centre to complete the fencing of India-Bangladesh border and referred Section 6A of the Citizenship Act, which deals with the cut-off date for citizenship according to the Assam Accord, to a Constitution bench.

December 19

A top security official revealed that at least." Twenty IED packets (unassembled bombs) were transported from Bangladesh to Assam in May this year. "Ten of them were given to Sahanur Alon at Barpeta and the remaining to another jihadi cadre who is yet to be traced".

Parliamentary secretary (home) Etwa Munda stated that intelligence agencies have indicated the threat to Bodo leaders. "We have told the police to identify the leaders who are facing the threat and we will ensure maximum security for them."

Assam has put Police and SFs on high alert to prevent a Peshawar-like attack in the state. Assam faces threat from the al-Qaeda and serves as a refuge for JMB. Eleven JMB cadres, including the key accused in the Burdwan blast in West Bengal, Sahanur Alom, were recently arrested from the state.

Rockybul Hussain, the Panchayat & Rural Development, Environment & Forest of the State said in the State Assembly that aided by anti-national forces, insurgent groups like ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS are continuously trying to trigger violence. He also added that both the outfits are operating from their bases in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijju stated that GoI will soon hold a meeting with all Chief Ministers of the eight North Eastern states to discuss the new security threat by jihadi group through their various terror networks.

He also appealed to members of various rebels to come over ground and join the mainstream saying their illegal activities is not affecting anyone except their own community. Further referring to the conflicts within the region because of the emergence of various militant groups, Rijiju said, "By taking up arms, we are doing the greatest damage to our own community. It will not have any impact on others. I appeal to the misguided youths to join the mainstream. They will be engaged constructively."

Union Minister of State for Home affairs Kiren Rijiju expressed concern over the security threat posed by terror sleeper cells to the North East region.

December 20

Two NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Rirana Narzary Nayanjyoti Medhi were killed in an encounter with SFs at Golaichowk under Missamari police station of Sonitpur District. Police recovered a 7.65mm pistol and ammunition from the dead militants.

Assam Police's SOU recovered a consignment of bombs belonging to JMB. The bombs were recovered by a five-member team of the Special Operation Unit from Panpara village in Barpeta District.

Senior Assam Police officials confirmed that the explosives were IEDs. A Police official stated that "The operation was carried out following confessions by Nur Jamal Haque, a resident of Pakalagi village (Baksa) adjacent to Panpara village (Barpeta). He was arrested from Chirang on December 19. The explosives were kept buried near his residence," He is the twelfth jihadi activist to be arrested in the State.

Nurjamal was a trained cadre of the JMB and he was a close associate of Sahanur Alom, one of the key men of the Bangladesh based militant outfit in the State. Also a total of ten IEDs were recovered during the incident.

The CBI filed a chargesheet against suspended Assam Police constable Mohibur Islam in the court of special judicial magistrate, Bongaigaon, under Sections 153-A, 182 and 211 of the IPC and Section 27 of the Arms Act in a case of alleged ethnic violence in BTAD areas. Mohibur Islam alias Ratul, the main accused in the 2012 Bodo-Muslim riot in Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang Districts. The riots left over 100 people dead and more than four lakh homeless.

December 21

A joint team of Indian Army and Assam Police killed two militants of NDFB-IKS identified as Raikhang and Rikhigang, on December 21, at Khungring reserve forest in Chirang. The security team rescued Sushil Deb, a trader of Bongaigaon who had been abducted by the militant group As per the local sources the NDFB-IKS militants had a frequent movement in the jungle area bordering Bhutan and were involved in a number of abduction and extortion cases. One M-16 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, one Indian Small Arms Systems (INSAS) rifle, which was snatched from the forest guards in Kokrajhar District in October.

In reaction to the encounter the militant group had triggered a grenade blast at Chapaguri rolling mill area in front of a temporary shoe shop under Dhaligaon Police Station at Chirag District. No casualty has been reported.

IGP-BTAD L. R. Bishnoi informed that in 2014 at least 40 militants were killed by Security Forces, while 175 of them were arrested during the period. He further stated that the current year also witnessed 37 incidents of violence, besides 29 cases of abduction and 110 incidents of extortion. Meanwhile, 72 civilians were killed during the period.

December 22

Unidentified militants lobbed six grenades at three different places in Kokrajhar District. The blasts were probably triggered by the militants of NDFB-IKS.

An IED weighing around 3 kilograms was recovered at Pengaree in Tinsukia District. The area is infested by ULFA militants and with the entry of around 10 militants of ULFA-I in Tinsukia District, the entire area has been kept under a security blanket.

NDFB-PTF and GoI held another round of talks to bring about a settlement on their demands and decided to "meet more often" to chalk out a roadmap to a possible solution. The meeting was held among NDFB-PTF 'General Secretary' Govinda Basumatary alias B Swmkwr, senior MHA officials and interlocutor P.C. Haldar. GoI feels a final settlement can be worked out when NDFB-RD faction is also on board.

Specially trained commandos of the Assam Police will guard the inaccessible dense forest areas of the Indo-Bhutan border in four Districts of BTAD as part of the continued operation against cadres of NDFB-IKS. ADGP-Law and Order, RM Singh told that commandos will act in synergy with the Army, SSB and other security agencies.

SOU of Assam Police confirmed that they have arrested a close associate of JMB militant Sahanur Alom, indentified as Nazmul Islam, from Barpeta District on December 21 evening. Nazmul's name surfaced following the arrest of another JMB militant Nurjamal Haque.

Officials of Bangladesh and Assam held a meeting to discuss issues relating to bilateral interest in Dhubri. Officials of Kurigram District of Bangladesh and Dhubri discussed transborder crimes, smuggling and ongoing trade between the two countries through Mancachar and Sonahat border of Dhubri district. Dhubri shares a 134 kilometre (km) border with Bangladesh out of which 45km is riverine.

NDFB-IKS had warned the Government of retaliatory attacks if the Security Forces did not stop operations against its cadres. A source said, "The NDFB (Songbijit faction) might have targeted the Adivasis suspecting them passing on information about its cadres to the police."

Central Government extended the ban imposed on all factions of NDFB under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for another five year.

Highly placed sources in the MHA stated that there is thinking in GoI that the existing policy of dealing with militancy in the North East is not yielding the desired results and there is need for amending it. Sources pointed out that, as per the existing policy, Government is agreeing to talk with any militant group, which comes forward for talks. But of late, GoI has found that the policy is not yielding the desired results as new outfits are cropping up regularly. Moreover, the splinter groups of militant outfits, which have come for talks, are still active.

December 23

Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-IKS killed 48 Adivasis at five different places in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar Districts. Curfew has been clamped in Rangapara, Thelamara, Dhekiajuli and Biswanath Chariali areas of Sonitpur District. Late at night, the Army was called in to maintain law and order in affected areas.

Manas National Park located in Baksa District been closed for three days in the wake of the killings. administration has closed down the Manas National Park for tourists for the next few days for launching operations against militants belonging to the NDFB-IKS inside the park.

The attacks came within hours of CM Tarun Gogoi brushing aside a recent NDFB-IKS warning of retaliation to operations launched against the formation, reports The Telegraph. Talking to reporters in Guwahati, CM Tarun Gogoi, said: "I don't care for such warnings. The situation in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) is not conducive and corrective measures have to be taken."

SFs arrested a ULFA linkman from Nalanga Ujjanpura area in Goalpara District.

Four leaders of undivided NDFB, Dhiren Boro, Ranjan Daimary, Nileswar Basumatary and Hecterson Mushahary, were acquitted by a TADA court in a murder case. These four leaders were accused of the murder of Police sub-inspector Narahari Gogoi at Sapkhaiti area presently located in Udlaguri District [prior to 2003 Bodo accord, Udalguri was a sub-division within Darrang District] on September 25, 1991.

Different organisations and leaders based in BTAD, welcomed the chargesheet filed by the CBI against suspended Assam Police constable Mohibur Islam alias Ratul, the main accused in the 2012 Bodo-Muslim riot in Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Chirang Districts. The riots left over 100 people dead and more than four lakh homeless. The leaders demanded stern action against the conspirators.

December 24

The death toll in attacks by the NDFB-IKS reached 76 amid reports of retaliatory strikes and thousands of people leaving their homes and taking shelter in schools and churches. Retaliatory attacks began in the morning of December 24 in which five Bodos were killed in Sonitpur and Chirang Districts. Subsequent Police firing to control hundreds of rampaging tribals claimed the lives of three more adivasis in Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

The NIA will probe killings on December 23, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh after a meeting with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati. Singh, accompanied by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, took stock of the situation and said Tuesday's (December 23) massacre should be treated as an "act of terror". "The Union Home Minister directed security forces to deal firmly with the outfit and treat it as a terrorist group," a source said.

Paresh Baruah, the ULFA-I leader, also the mentor of NDFB-IKS leader I K Songbijit, in an interview on December 24 stated that the massacre on December 23 as 'collateral damage'. He stated that "These killings of civilians are part of the strategy in any war."

December 25

The December 23 attack by NDFB-IKS on remote Adivasi villages which resulted in 67 fatalities had also led to the displacement of more than 57,000 who are lodged in camps across Kokrajhar, Chirang and Sonitpur District.

The Kokrajhar District administration has opened 24 relief camps, including 15 in Kokrajhar subdivision and nine in Gossaigaon subdivision, housing over 45,000 inmates. In Chirang District, seven relief camps have been set up where over 5,000 inmates are taking shelter.

Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner Lalit Kumar Gogoi stated that Over 7000 people have their villages and taken shelter at the six relief camps in Sonitpur District. About 6,000 are reported to have fled Sonajuli-Phulbari, while another 1,500 people have fled from the villages under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur District.

Hundreds of Adivasis from Assam have taken shelter in Alipurduar District of West Bengal to escape the violence in Kokrajhar and other adjoining districts.

According to Police, around 80 rebels carried out December 23 attacks in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur Districts. A Police official stated that "NDFB had a base in Bhutan earlier, but they were driven out in 2003. The Bhutan government now says there are no Indian militants on its soil. We, however, have reports that militants do cross over when security forces step up measures against them."He also added that a part of Manas National Park, in Baksa District spills over into Bhutan, and its unfenced border is a major security concern. Another source stated that "Intelligence inputs suggest the militants might have left behind their weapons to ensure a safe passage".

Tension was still prevailing in most of the areas in Sonitpur District the affected people are not yet convinced that no further incident of violence would occur following the visit of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The affected areas include Tinkhuti, Samukjuli, Behali-Moithali Basti, Gwjunphur, Sonajuli, Naharbari, Lakhipathar, Ompur, Simangpuri, in Biswanath subdivision and Hograjuli and Ghogra Kochari Gaon at Dhekiajuli in Tezpur subdivision.

Burning of seven villages has been reported from the Balidonga area of Biswanth Chariali in Sonitpur District.

Two common patterns observed in the latest mass killings by NDFB-IKS are that all the victims were Adivasis (aboriginal people of India) and all the affected places were remote areas either bordering Arunachal Pradesh or Bhutan. Also the dilapidated bridges and non-motorable roads have made areas along the border with Arunachal Pradesh in Sonitpur district a safe haven for NDFB-IKS militants. Being locals, the rebels know the area well and operate on foot even while carrying out massacres.

GoI asked Bhutan and Myanmar to help evict Indian militants, reports Indian Express. SFs looking for NDFB-IKS militants fear that they might have slipped into Bhutan and Myanmar after the massacre on December 23. He stated that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to the premiers of Bhutan and Myanmar.

Union Home Minster ruled out any dialogue or talks with NDFB-IKS. He stated that "There should be a time bound action. We should not (the operation) drag it for a long time. He said that GoI wanted a time-bound action against NDFB-IKS and would extend all help to the State Government to launch a full scale operation. Army help would also be extended, if needed, he added. GoI has already provided 50 companies of Central Armed Police Forces".

Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the incident very seriously and announced ex-gratia of INR 200,000 to next of kin of each victim. Home Minister added that NIA would probe the incident and added that probe would unearth the nexus of NDFB-IKS with other forces.

72 were killed in the ongoing violence in Assam. 40 people died in Sonitpur District, 30 in Kokrajhar District and two in Chirang District. 67 of those killed were Adivasis and five of them Bodos who were killed by Adivasis in retaliation. The victims included 21 women and 18 children.

Miscreants set ablaze a weekly market at Balipara in Sonitpur District. On the same day, miscreants vandalised a tea factory godown at Dholmara and set the furniture on fire, arson was also reported from Gossaigaon subdivision, both in Kokrajhar District.

Thagi Phukan (43), owner of a small tea plantation and Chakra Nayak Sahu (38), a labourer at his plantation, were found by Police along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat District around. Suspected Naga militants had abducted Phukan along with Sahu and another worker, Nabin alias Baje Bauri, 44, from the plantation in Gabharu Pahar area under Selenghat Police Outpost in Jorhat District on December 24. Nabin was later released by the abductors who asked him to inform Phukan's family to pay a ransom of INR 300,000 for the safe release of the remaining duo.

SFs arrested a husband-wife duo of Abdul Aziz Sheikh (40) and Mozila Bibi (37) along with FICN from ward 1 of Dhubri town near the main SBI branch in Dhubri District.

December 26

81 were killed in the ongoing violence in Assam. Two persons, one each in Sonitpur and Chirang District, injured in December 23's attack by NDFB-IKS militants succumbed to their injuries on December 25, while a charred body was recovered from Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar District on December 26, a Police spokespersons said on December 26. Further, three Adivasis were killed in Police firing in Sonitpur District on December 24.

NDFB-IKS militants lobbed a grenade at SSB personnel and exchanged fire with them at Phoisana Bazar area under Bijni sub-division in Chirang district along the Indo-Bhutan border. None was injured in the incident.

The Indian Army has intensified operations against the NDFB-IKS. Intensive area domination is being carried out by the Army in all the violence-hit areas. Flag marches are on in some of the vulnerable areas to check spread of violence to newer areas. Besides, aerial surveillances are also on in some of the vulnerable areas, said Army sources here. Sources also denied the Army launching any new operation against the NDFB-IKS named 'Operation All Out,' adding that the counter-insurgency operations in the State were never suspended, and now the ongoing operations are only intensified.

A 12-hour bandh (general shutdown strike) called by the AAASA, ATTSA and AYP [Youth wing of Asom Gana Parishad] disrupted normal life across the state. The bandh was total in the affected Districts of Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Udalguri and Baksa along with tea garden dominated Districts of Jorhat, Golaghat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia in Upper Assam.

Over a lakh people belonging to both Bodo and Adivasi community have fled their villages. Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar said that 74,912 people had taken shelter in 77 relief camps in the District. In Chirang District, 14,920 refugees had taken shelter in 11 relief camps, 9,650 people were in nine relief camps in Sonitpur District and 8,105 people were in five relief camps in Udalguri District.

Security Agencies, following the NDFB-IKS attack against Adivasis, are worried about the possibility of Adivasis, moving closer to CPI-Maoist because of frequent armed attacks on them.

December 27

Thousands of troops combed the 350-km India-Bhutan border from multiple points search of the NDFB-IKS militants who massacred 48 people in Assam on December 23.

Intelligence agencies have tracked the location of Ingti Kathar Songbijit, 'commander-in-chief' of the militant outfit NDFB-IKS. Sources said Songbijit cellphone was tracked to Jaigaon near the Indo-Bhutan border in West Bengal on December 27 night.

A shift in the Central Government's policy on the issue of dealing with militancy in the North East and from now on, there will be no talk with any outfit, which is involved in killing of innocent civilians.

December 28

SFs busted a camp belonging to NDFB-IKS inside Khausi Bazar forest area of Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered eight motorcycles and one Tata Indica car from the camp besides dry ration, including, salt, dry fruits etc. "One of the motorcycles was an imported one. The Japanese Honda bike is worth INR 2.5 lakh," said Kokrajhar Additional Superintendent of Police Surjeet Singh. "It was a makeshift camp. Perhaps, the cadres fled before the security forces reached there," he added.

SFs arrested a militant belonging to NDFB-IKS, Bunty Boro alias Ramsuran Boro, from Andherighat village in the Darrang District on an unspecified date.

The UC in the State led by the Army will soon extend its operation in search of NDFB-IKS militants to West Bengal, which borders Kokrajhar District in the west, and Arunachal Pradesh, bordering Sonitpur District in the east.

The last 48 hours have been relatively peaceful in the State with no report of any untoward incident although over 104,000 people have left their homes, since December 26, fearing fresh trouble. The number of people in relief camps increased to 176,440 (on December 28) against 72,675 on (December 26) while the number of camps in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri Districts is up to 136 from the 81. Out of these camps, 64 have mainly Bodo inmates and 72 have Adivasi inmates. Number of inmates belonging to Bodo and Adivasi communities is 61,003 and 115,337 respectively adds The Assam Tribune. Curfew was relaxed for a few hours on December 28 in violence-hit Districts of the State.

Police arrested four persons for allegedly trying to set ablaze an Adivasi village named Damruguri under Serfunguri Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

December 29

SSB personnel exchanged fire with suspected NDFB-IKS militants at a forest near Bhairabkunda in Udalguri District.

Police have arrested three suspected NDFB-IKS militants; identified as Rodip Narzary (24), Bennedict Basumatary (31) and Rahidas Narzary (48), from Sankosh in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar District.

Police arrested two NDFB-IKS linkmen, Suklai Basumatary (25) and Arun Narzary (26), were held from Batachipur and Kharaibari areas in Sonitpur District,. The duo was allegedly in close touch with the militants who killed over 40 Adivasis in the District. One of the arrested militant Suklai Basumatary had named two NDFB -IKS militants, Sunil of Rowta and Mahanto of Mazbat, who were involved in the Batachipur killing.

SFs arrested two suspected MULTA militant from Deobhangi village at Gauripur in Dhubri district.

Police arrested the 'finance secretary' of KPLT, identified as Sarpo Teron, from a village under Borlangfar Police Station in Karbi Anglong district.

Chief Executive Officer of the ASDMA P.K. Tiwari said in Guwahati that four new relief camps have been opened in Kokrajhar district as people continued to flock to relief camps. Tiwari said so far, around 2.1 lakh people in four Districts - Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri - are staying in 140 relief camps. In Kokrajhar, nearly 1.58 lakh people are living in 92 relief camps.

Commissioner & Secretary, Home, Political, Passport, Implementation of Assam Accord and Border Areas Depts. Commissioner, Prateek Hajela said a team of NIA officials is expected to arrive here in a day or two to take over the investigation of four cases related to the killings by the NDFB-IKS. Out of the 14 cases registered by Assam Police in connection with the carnage, four cases were handed over to the NIA.

Unidentified militants abducted two youths from 3 Kilo area of Umrangsu in Dima Hasao District. Police said a group of five armed men barged into one Nikhil Malakar's house and abducted his son Sanjoy Malakar (17) and his friend Monir Ali (20) at gunpoint. Nikhil Malakar is a well-known businessman of the area and is engaged in coal trade.

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag gave orders for an intensification of the drive against the NDFB-IKS militants, upping the total number of mobile columns of the Army and the Assam Rifles to 77. There were 40 columns before last week's killings of Adivasis by the NDFB-IKS. The deployment was raised to 66 columns just after the violence and is now up to 77.

December 30

Police arrested two militants of the UKRA, after an hour-long exchange of fire, in Diphu town headquarters of Karbi Anglong District. One of the militant, Pratap Terang, sustained injury during the incident. The militant duo of Pratap Terang and Jinda Hanse had come to collect extortion money from a Diphu-based businessman.

Around 2,86, 270 persons are taking shelter in the 139 relief camps set up in the Districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Sonitpur and Udalguri following the incidents of terrorist attack on villagers on December 23 and 24, said a press release issued by the ASDMA.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said it was the joint failure of the Central and State security agencies in preventing the massacre by NDFB-IKS militants in BTAD and Sonitpur in spite of having prior information.

SFs arrested four KPLT militants arrested identified as Sinaram Rongphar (20), Jen Tisso (26), Sarmen Enghi (38) and Bibison Ronghang (21).

December 31

Two militants of KLO, including the Kokrajhar and Dhubri "districts commander", surrendered before Police in Kokrajhar District. The cadres were identified as Dhanajoy Barman alias Dayal alias Jiten alias Sonaton alias Mridul (23) and Gopal Barman alias Joydev alias Joy (20).

Director General of Police Khagen Sarma ruled out any possibility of talks with NDFB-IKS and ULFA-I and said that intense operations would continue against these two outfits.

With improvement in overall situation in NDFB-IKS violence hit areas, the number of refugees in relief camps decreased to nearly 270,000. According to a release by the ASDMA, 270,370 persons are staying in 135 relief camps in Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirang and Udalguri districts at this moment.





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