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1 day ago
Bodo militants involved in Adivasi killing gunned down

Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) Two senior cadres of Bodo militant outfit NDFB -- who were involved in the massacre of Adivasi people in December last year -- were shot dead in Assam's Chirang district on Saturday, police said. Based on information that some militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were hiding in the area, a joint team of Assam Polic...

3 days ago
Sheena murder: Cops quiz ex-lover, brother fears for life

Mumbai/Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) In a bid to get to the bottom of Sheena Bora's murder, police on Thursday twice grilled Rahul Mukherjea, the victim's ex-lover and son of former media tycoon Peter Mukherjea, officials said. Simultaneously, a two-member police team went to Guwahati in Assam and spoke to Mikhail Bora -- Shenna's brother - who claimed that he feared for his life from his moth...

3 days ago
Mikhail quizzed by police, refuses to divulge details

Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Mumbai Police on Thursday quizzed here Mikhail Bora, son of Indrani Mukherjea, wife of a former media honcho and accused of murdering her daughter Sheena. A two-member Mumbai Police team first spoke to Mikhail and his ailing grandparents for over an hour. Later, Mikhail was called to Dispur police station and grilled a second time. They asked me some quest...

18 days ago
Alert in Assam over bicycle bombs

Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) Militants in Assam may use petty criminals to explode bombs concealed in bicycles ahead of Independence Day, police sources said on Wednesday. Assam Police has sounded an alert in all districts following a warning from intelligence agencies. Intelligence inputs indicate that militant outfits, particularly the anti-talk faction of ULFA, is likely to plant I...

19 days ago
Army denies Assam rape charges, files counter FIR

Guwahati, Aug 11 (IANS) The army on Tuesday denied that two soldiers had raped an eight-month pregnant woman in Assam, terming it an attempt to malign the image of the security forces.A According to reports, an FIR was registered by the wife of an overground worker of militant group NDFB (S), at Kachugaon in Assam alleging that a few army personnel took her to a school building from her ...

1 month ago
Three Karbi militants killed, camp busted

Guwahati, July 29 (IANS) Security forces on Wednesday gunned down three cadres of a Karbi militant outfit and busted their training camp in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, an official said. The incident took place near Duni Tokbi village, defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said. On receiving information about the presence of militants, personnel of the Indian Army's Red Hor...

1 month ago
Assam on high alert after Punjab attack

Guwahati, July 27 (IANS) The Assam government sounded a high alert on Monday to thwart any attack by anti-national forces, on a day terrorists killed seven people in Punjab. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said anti-national forces were always trying to disrupt peace in the state but the government was on alert to foil any such attempt. Various jihadi militant groups are operating in ...

1 month ago
14 children rescued from trafficker in Assam

Guwaahti, July 21 (IANS) Fourteen children were rescued on Tuesday by a team of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) led by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Assam Police while they were being taken by a trafficker with the promise of jobs in Bengaluru. The trafficker was arrested during the operation, police said. An official of the NGO said the operation was carried out base...

1 month ago
Defence secretary, Assam Police chief get NHRC notice

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to the union defence secretary and the chief of Assam Police after taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that three women, including a teenager, were allegedly raped by soldiers in Dokmoka town of the state in April. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raised a...

1 month ago
Need to dismantle militant camps in neighbouring nations: Assam CM

Guwahati, July 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday called for an urgent need to dismantle militant camps in Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The northeastern militants get food, shelter and training in these countries. There is need to intensify security along the India-Myanmar border, Gogoi told reporters here. The strength of forces manning the border must be in...

1 month ago
Karbi militant killed in Assam gunfight

Diphu (Assam), July 8 (IANS) An armed cadre of a militant outfit based in Assam's Karbi Anglong district was killed in a joint operation by the army and Assam Police, an official said on Wednesday. The Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant was killed in a gun battle on Tuesday night inside the Nambar reserve forest, Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Suneet Newton sa...

2 months ago
Mastermind of Assam's tribal massacre arrested

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) A top Bodo militant, allegedly one of the masterminds behind the massacre of at least 80 people in Assam in December last year, was arrested by the army and Assam Police on Monday, officials said. Based on intelligence inputs, Sumanta Basumatary, a top member of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Songbijit (NDFB-S) faction's central council, was apprehende...

2 months ago
Four Bodo militants arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 13 (IANS) Four suspected Bodo militants were arrested here on Saturday in a joint operation by Karnataka Police and their Assam counterparts, police said. On a tip-off about their presence in the city, a raid was conducted at their hideout and they were nabbed with the help of Assam Police, Additional Commissioner of Police P. Harishekaran told reporters here. In ...

2 months ago
Naga militants attack Assam Rifles camp in Arunachal

Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Within three days of an ambush of an Indian Army convoy in Manipur leaving 18 soldiers dead, suspected militants from Naga outfit NSCN-K on Sunday attacked a camp of the paramilitary Assam Rifles in Arunachal Pradesh. Officials said there was no casualty in the attack. Around 30 heavily armed militants started firing indiscriminately at the 1 Assam Rifles camp at ...

3 months ago
Man killed after firing at police mistaking them for anti-socials

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) A man, who fired at a police constable suspecting him to be an anti-social element, was killed in retaliatory firing during a counter-insurgency operation in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday, officials said. While police suspect the deceased man was a militant, his family members claimed he was a farmer. The man fired at the security forces, suspe...

3 months ago
Man killed after firing at police mistaking them for militants

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) A man, who fired at a police constable suspecting him to be a militant, was killed in retaliatory firing during a counter-insurgency operation in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Tuesday, officials said. While police suspect the deceased man was a militant, his family members claimed he was a farmer. The man fired at the security forces, suspecting them t...

3 months ago
ULFA leader Paresh Baruah in China: Assam Police chief

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Intelligence agencies have tracked the movements of Paresh Baruah, the self-styled commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of ULFA, in China, Assam Police chief Khagen Sarma said on Tuesday. The director general of police said the Paresh Baruah faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) still has camps in Myanmar along with other militant outfits of...

3 months ago
10 NDFB cadres killed, over 300 nabbed in five months: DGP

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) During the five-month security operation against the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, 10 members of the outfit have been killed and over 300 cadres and linkmen arrested, an official said. Assam Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, revealing this on Tuesday, said the continued operation against the outfit also re...

4 months ago
Parrikar reviews anti-terror operations in Assam

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, on a trip to Assam on Saturday, reviewed the security preparedness and status of ongoing anti-terror operations here. On the second day of his maiden visit to the northeast, the defence minister visited the Red Horns Division at Rangiya along with Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh and Lt. Gen. M.M.S. Rai, general officer command...

4 months ago
NDFB cadre killed in Assam

Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) A joint team of the army and Assam Police on Monday killed a militant of the anti-talks faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in Assam's Sonitpur district. Slain militant was identified as Engarlang, defence ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said in a statement. He was killed during an operation at Bogijuli area, he said, a...

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