Monday, May 23, 2022

13 AANLA militants surrender in Assam

Atleast 13 cadres of a splinter group of All Adivashi National Liberation Army (AANLA) surrendered before the Karbi Anglong police and laid down arms in a ceremony held at Bokajan Police Station on Sunday.
The arms laying ceremony was held in presence of Assam Police DIG Central Range IPS Satyaraj Hazarika, Karbi Anglong SP IPS Pusparaj Singh and top ranking officials of Assam Rifles and CRPF.
The surrendered cadres include self-styled Commander Shankar Kurmi, Sumon Gour, Ganga Ram Sahu, Sadmanda Gour, Ajit Pradhan, Manoj Sahu, Hori Gour, Kanakram Gour, Sankar Gour, Bidjaram Lodhi, Hira Gour, Pawan Gour and Kuldeep Nayak. The group deposited a huge cache of arms including four AK-56 rifle, 4 pistols, a 6 bore revolver and 36 live ammunition in the function.
Assam Rifles in a release stated, “With an aim to promote peace and harmony in the region the Security Forces of Spear Corps have always endeavored to mainstream the misguided youth who have taken up the path of insurgency.”
“Towards this aim, 6 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Spear Corps in conjunction with Assam Police, through their relentless efforts have successfully persuaded homecoming of 13 active cadres of AANLA, who laid down their arms,” the release further read.
Moreover, the Assam Rifles also complemented the youth for their decision to shun violence and join back into the mainstream and lead a happy and peaceful life. Families of the surrendered cadres also expressed their gratitude to the security forces for bringing their loved ones back to the family safely.
It may be noted that AANLA had already laid down arms in 2012 along with four other adivashi militant group in presence of the then Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati.


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