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Maoists-Assam insurgents nexus
Dimapur/Tezpur, NOV 5 (PTI/NPN):
Published on 6 Nov. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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The Maoists have established links with a burgeoning insurgent outfit raised in Sonitpur district of Assam, through the ULFA, police said on Friday. “This was revealed during the interrogation of Tarjan Majhi, the Sonitpur district commander of the fledging unit, Adivasi Peoples Army,” they said. Majhi was arrested with five others on Wednesday at Bhairabguri under Dhekiajuli police station near here.
Majhi claimed that an ULFA self-styled sergeant Major Das had provided arms training to APA cadre in Majbat area of Udalguri district and helped them contact the Maoists. The APA district commander from Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district claimed he had recruited a large number of APA members and procured firearms.
Majhi said that the APA was raised in Sonitpur in 2001 and had the strength of 150 cadres operating in Darrang and Udalguri districts.
Earlier, senior police official from the Chhattisgarh police while speaking to Nagaland Post said: “The Maoist felt that the Northeast insurgent camps provide expertise in various guerilla training and especially smuggling of arms and ammunition from neighbouring countries”.

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