KLNLF leader held for possession of illegal arms

Diphu : Police on Thursday arrested Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) general secretary Thong Terron from his residence for illegal possession of arms and ammunition.

The surrendered militant leader was arrested by police following the confessional statement of another KLNLF cadre, who was arrested with a huge quantity of ammunition on Wednesday. Diphu police station OC Naba Kumar Bora said, “We have arrested KLNLF general secretary Thong Terron from his residence at Loru Langsu today. The militant leader was held for illegally possessing arms and ammunition.”

He added that a case under Section 25 (1) (A) and 27 of Arms Act has been registered in connection with the incident.

Security forces arrested one KLNLF militant, identified as Jamson Engleng, from Diphu area in Karbi Anglong district on Wednesday morning. Some ammunition were found on him. The militant was hiding at the residence of Thong Terron.

Police produced the surrendered militant leader at a local court in Karbi Anglong that sent him to three days’ police custody. “We have produced the arrested militant leader before a court which sent him to cop custody,” the OC said.

The KLNLF surrendered before the government in January, 2010, and all leaders and the cadres of the group handed over arms and ammunition to police.

As a result, security forces stopped operations against the militant group for the last two years. But the recovery of ammunition from the house of their general secretary’s house has turned out to be cause of concern in the district.

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