The dreaded militant Igti Katar belongs to Songbijit and 1,039 other five organizations, who laid down their weapons to return to the mainstream before Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday.
The militants belong to the People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longeri (PDCK), Karbi Longari Neck Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT), Cookie Liberation Front (KLF) and United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA).
Songbijit is the head of PDCK. He was previously the commander-in-chief of the banned National Democratic Front of Boroland.
He was involved in several incidents of massacres, mostly from minority communities, in the erstwhile Bodoland Territorial Area Districts. Songbjit was sidelined following an operation suspended by the Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB. Later he formed PDCK in Karbi Anglong district.
Welcoming the mainstream of 1,040 surrenders from Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts, Mr. Sonowal said that his government was working to make Assam a terror-free state.
“We are giving all possible help to the youth coming back in the society. We are also providing logistic support along with financial help. We will continue to do so,” he said.
Additional Director General of Police (Special Branch) Hiren Chandra Nath said the militants had amassed 338 weapons, including 58 AK series rifles, 11 M-16 guns and four LMGs.
He said that a formal peace deal would be signed with rebel groups within the next two days.
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