Fifty-three militants surrender in Assam
Altogether 53 militants, including 44 from the banned ULFA, on Tuesday surrendered before the Army in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday.india Updated: Mar 31, 2009 15:28 IST
Altogether 53 militants, including 44 from the banned ULFA, on Tuesday surrendered before the Army in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday.
Besides the 44 ULFA militants, there were three NSCN militants and six members of the Adivasi National Liberation Army (ANLA).
Among the ULFA militants, four were women.
The militants surrendered before the GOC of 2nd Mountain division Maj Gen B S Sachar in the presence of Tinsukia superintendent of police Diganta Bora.
Additional deputy commissioners of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh Vivekananda Phukan and Akashdeep were also present during their surrender.
The militants deposited a huge cache of arms and ammunition which include 44 pistols, five guns, one machine gun and huges quantities of assorted ammunition.
Maj Gen Sachar appealed to other militants to surrender as a better future lay in store for them and the Army would help them in their rehabilitation.
Certificates were also presented to former militants, who had surrendered earlier and provided rehabilitation training by the Army.
Appointment letters by various private organisations and employment cards by district employment authorities were handed over to the surrendered militants who had undergone rehabilitation training.