63 militants from across Northeast to surrender in front of Assam CM Sonowal today

63 militants from across Northeast to surrender in front of Assam CM Sonowal today


GUWAHATI: 63 militants on Monday will lay down arms in front of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a function scheduled later today. According to sources, Security agencies are of the view that the surrender of militants belonging to various outfits would go a long way in restoring peace in the State.

Reportedly, out of the militants belonging to different outfits, 18 are from ULFA (Independent), 32 are from United People’s Revolutionary Front, and the rest are from the Dimasa National Liberation Army and People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri.

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The militants, who will lay down arms today, have been in touch with senior police officers including the Director General of Police and IGP of Special Branch for some time. After the surrender, their credentials will be checked by a screening committee headed by IGP of the Special Branch. The committee will first check the cases the militants have against them and also determine whether they were really active members of militant groups before they get the benefits of the rehabilitation policy of the Government.

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