Army Nabs Top NDFB (S) Hench Man in Chirang


Guwahati: A top Bodo militant, allegedly one of the masterminds behind the massacre of at least 80 people in Assam in December last year, was arrested by the army and Assam Police on Monday, officials said.

Based on intelligence inputs, Sumanta Basumatary, a top member of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Songbijit (NDFB-S) faction’s central council, was apprehended from Chirang district.

Sumanta Basumatary alias B Sinaihang, is the self-styled joint secretary of the newly formed central council, and a trained terrorist of the outfit’s 42nd Batch Bhutan, an official statement said.

Army has launched ‘Operation All Out’ to neutralize terror outfits in Assam and adjoining northeastern states.