KLO ‘area commander’ held; recruitment module busted in Assam

KLO ‘area commander’ held; recruitment module busted in Assam

Agency News

Guwahati, May 8 : Seven militants of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), including the ‘area commander’ of lower Assam, have been arrested and a recruitment module busted by a joint team of Assam Police and Army from Chakrasila reserve forest in Kokrajhar district of Assam. A defence spokesperson informed here today that the joint team conducted an operation in the reserve operation, based on specific input.

The operation resulted in busting of the KLO recruitment module and apprehension of seven dreaded KLO cadres. The recruitment module was operational since December last year and was being run by one Lankeshwar Koch alias Lambu, Myanmar-trained ‘Area Commander’ of Lower Assam, along with four Bangladesh trained and two newly recruited cadres.

Since last about two months, a number of operations were launched to apprehend this module which had restricted these cadres in contacting local youth for recruitment. The cadres were finally caught while they were attending a meeting inside the forest. Huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including four Factory Made Pistols and three Country Made Pistols, were seized from their possession, the spokesperson added. (UNI)