All NLFB militants to surrender today: Assam CM

All members of the newly formed insurgent group National Liberation Front of Bodoland NLFB will lay down their arms on Thursday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.The outfit was floated after some disgruntled NDFB cadres led by M Batha returned to the forest following the signing of the third Bodo Peace Accord in January 2020.


PTI | Kolkata | Updated: 22-07-2021 11:32 IST | Created: 22-07-2021 11:14 IST
All NLFB militants to surrender today: Assam CM
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All members of the newly formed insurgent group National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) will lay down their arms on Thursday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The outfit was floated after some disgruntled NDFB cadres led by M Batha returned to the forest following the signing of the third Bodo Peace Accord in January 2020. It was active mostly in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).

''People's trust in the Govt policies is reflected by NLFB's decision to return to the mainstream today. I welcome their homecoming,'' Sarma tweeted.

He further said that the Assam government is committed to the all-around development of BTR and will protect the unique socio-cultural and political identity of the Bodo people.

Director-General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta told PTI that the entire organization will surrender.

He, however, declined to share how many militants of the extremist group will lay down their arms.

An Assam Police source said that NLFB chief M Batha along with other cadres will surrender.

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