'National Santhal Liberation Army' Cadre Nabbed in Assam's Kokrajhar

'National Santhal Liberation Army' Cadre Nabbed in Assam's Kokrajhar

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Kokrajhar, November 26, 2019:

A joint team of Army and Police on Monday nabbed a cadre of the National Santhal Liberation Army (anti-talks faction) in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

Based on specific intel, an operation was conducted in the Ripu Reserve Forest area under the Kokrajhar Police station.

The joint team of SSB, Army, Police and CoBRA, were able to nab the cadre, who has been identified as Bajun Tudu.

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The operation team also recovered a cache of weapons an ammunition from the cadre. A 7.65 factory-made pistol, one magazine, three 7.55 mm rounds, as well as two country made rifles, were recovered from the possession of the said cadre.

Tudu, aged 33, is the son of Chato Tudu, and hails from Simlabari Tapu under the Khasiabari Police Station in Gossaigaon district of Assam.

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Formed in 2005, the NSLA is a splinter group of five militant outfits, which claim to be fighting for the cause of the Adivasis. The groups are – Adivasi People's Army (APA), Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam (ACMA), Birsa Commando Force (BCF), Santhali Tiger Force (STF), and All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA).

The new outfit was formed after the five militant outfits surrendered their arms and ammunition on 24 January 2012 at Guwahati paving the way for peace talks.

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