Four Bodo militants Held in Bengaluru


Bengaluru: Four suspected Bodo militants were arrested from a house near the Peenya Industrial area here in the early hours of Saturday, in a joint operation by the State’s Internal Security Division and the Assam Police.

They have been identified as Tandan Basumatary (20), Naseen Basumatary (19), Sandan Basumatary (19) and Junal Nazari (19), all hailing from Kokrajhar district of Assam.

The Assam police on a pursuit of all those involved in the 2014 ethnic riots, unearthed information of the gang of four militants hiding here, from their associate arrested in February and soon tipped off the State’s Internal Security Division, sources said. The ISD tracked down the militants to the house through a mobile number, one of them was allegedly using.

ISD sources said the four, allegedly associated with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), are accused in the 2014 ethnic violence in Assam.

The four had been hiding in the city for the past eight months and were working at a plastic factory in Peenya Industrial Area. The Assam police got a transit warrant from a local court.