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Operations launched against militants in upper Assam

india Updated: Jan 20, 2009 16:51 IST

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The police and CRPF personnel have launched joint operations against militants in three upper Assam districts following information of activities by HuJI ultras and other groups there, the police said.

In the run up to the Republic Day, altogether 138 companies of CRPF were deployed in the three adjoining districts Lakhimpur, Jorhat and Golaghat for operations against the ultras of HuJI besides those of ULFA and NDFB.

The operations have been further intensified at Majuli Ahotguri Sapori, Kheroni Sapori, Kungbung and Lohit Khabola areas of the districts, they said.

The securitymen were also looking for ULFA leaders Darika Saikia and 'sergeant major' Raju Das hiding in the area.

Meanwhile, during its operations in central and upper Assam in last few days, the police and army have found a huge quantity of arms, including 35 assault rifles, ammunition and explosives of the proscribed ULFA.

Altogether 27 Ak-47 rifles were unearthed in Tinsukia district on Saturday. Four other AK series rifles were found from Lakhipathar reserved forest in Lakhimpur district. Four more similar rifles and six universal machine guns (UMG) were seized from Mahmora in Dibrugarh.

In Karbi Anglong district, another cache of assorted ammunition and explosives of the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) were recovered from a reserved forest at Bhelughat under Howraghat police station.

The assorted recoveries include 337 ammunition of AK series rifles, 163 ammunition of 9-mm pistol, 95 rounds of 7.62 pistol, 500 gm explosives, 235 detonators and eight metres safety fuse wire.