1. In a yet another major blow to National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction), eight hard core terrorists including Self Styled 2nd Lt Enon Bargoyary @ Erkhang, Chief Recruiting Officer of NDFB(S) and Self Styled Platoon Commander of Amteka area, Rinen Basumatary @ Majhi were apprehended by jt team of Army troops of Red Horn Division and Assam Police along the jungles of Assam – Bhutan Border, in Chirang District on 13 Jan 15. Enon Bargoyary @ Erkhang, is the Chief Recruiting Officer of NDFB(S), Central Committee Member and 19th Batch Bhutan trained terrorist. Enon was involved in recruiting and motivating NDFB(S) terrorists, including women cadres and sending them to various camps outside the country. Enon was very close to outfits SS Chairman IK Songbijit, SS Army Chief G Bedai and Dy Army Chief Batha. Enon is believed to be the brain behind the killing of Adivasis on 23 Dec 14 in Kokrajhar District. Another important terrorist apprehended is Self Styled Platoon Commander of Amteka area, Rinen Basumatary @ Majhi, 20th Batch terrorist trained in Bhutan, who surrendered after Operation All Clear in 2003 but rejoined the NDFB(S) two years back. Four weapons incl two AKs, two pistols and large quantity of ammunition were recovered from the apprehended persons.
2. Army have been carrying out relentless operations in difficult and inaccessible forested areas of Kokrajhar and Chirang Districts which has forced the NDFB(S) terrorists to flee from their safe hideouts and move to more vulnerable areas, where they are being apprehended / neutralised by the security forces. With these and earlier apprehension and recovery of huge haul of arms and ammunition in joint ops by Army On 09 Jan 15, NDFB(S) has been substantially degraded in Kokrajhar and Chirang District.
(Text and photo by Indian Army)