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Hard core militant held with arms

Correspondent Diphu, August 13 | Publish Date: 8/13/2019 12:19:17 PM IST

 Indian army and Karbi Anglong police have arrested a senior leader of newly-floated militant organization Dimasa National Liberation Army identified as Betsing  Jidung (24) alias Master alias John Dimasa Jidung along with hand gun and ammunition from Kherbari village located within general area of Dhansiri police outpost today. One 9mm pistol, one magazine, and three rounds of live ammunition have been recovered from his possession.

According police sources, the accused militant is resident of Daudokho Samnala under Diphu police station. Betsing  Jidung was a cadre of UPLA (United Peoples Liberation Army) militant group earlier. Later, he surrendered in 2016 but, the militant leader yet again joined the DNLA outfit in January 2019, police sources informed. After joining the newly shaped ultra organization, he was promoted to the rank of  self style corporal and training instructor of the militant outfit.

The police sources added that Jidung has also been involved in extortion and in arms deals between the NSCN (IM). 

 

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