KLNLF leader held for possession of illegal arms

January 8, 2012

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.


KPLT rebel killed

March 20, 2011

From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, March 18: One Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) rebel was killed this morning at around 7.30 am during an encounter with joint operation of Assam police and security forces at Denga Terang village Upper Deopani under Barpathar PS.
The slain militant was identified as Anchuk Terang. One AK 56 rifle, 36 rounds of live ammunition, two magazines, one packet of gelatin and three detonators were recovered from his possession.


KJCA president shot dead by KPLT

January 31, 2011

Diphu, 31 Jan: A Senior Congress Leader and President of Karbi Jutang Chingthur Asong ( KJCA) , Mohen Ingti was shot dead allegedly by KPLT ( Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger) on January 27, A late news has been reported.

According to local news channel, Mohen Ingti was shot dead for not heeding the outfit’s command.

Karbi Anglong bandh from January 25

January 21, 2011

From our Correspondent

HOWRAGHAT, Jan 20: The newly formed Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militant organization has called a 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh from January 25. The rebel group called the 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh from January 25 morning 5 am to January 26, 5 pm, Nilip Enghi, publicity in-charge, KPLT informed The Media.

The rebel leader stated that KPLT militant organization will observe the Republic Day as Black Day till the issues of Karbi people are fulfilled.

He further stated that the Indian Government is showing indifferent attitude on the issues of Karbi people and if Karbi people’s issues are not given importance or not solved politically then spate violence will continue in the State, he added. Meanwhile, the KPLT leader urged all Karbi people to be united to attain their demands.

On the other hand, the rebel publicity in-charge, sternly warned to take strong action if any people ignore to observe the called 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh. Besides, he warned the KAAC, CEM, EMs, MACs and all government concerned not to celebrate the 62nd Republic Day in the district.

Anti-talk KLNLF rechristened as KPLT

January 9, 2011

From our Correspondent

HOWRAGHAT, Jan 8: A new arms militant organization has appeared in demand of separate autonomous state in Karbi Anglong. The militants belonging to anti-talk faction of the KLNLF has formally rechristened itself as Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) on January 8.

Before signing a peace agreement 25 numbers of members fled way from the KLNLF camp. They had been continuing with its subversive activities for the last one year in the district as anti-talk KLNLF and now the anti-talk KLNLF those who were split up from the KLNLF has rechristened formally as KPLT on Saturday.

On the occasion, the KPLT outfit observed its first foundation day with military parade. The insurgency group observed its first foundation day at Rongbin situated at an unidentified hill dense forest area of Karbi Anglong admits the massive joint operation launched by the Army, CRPF and Assam police where numbers of different print and electronic media reporters were also present.

In the foundation day celebration programme headed by Jing Hanse, deputy ‘c-in-c’, the organization flag was hoisted by Nilip Enghi, general secretary-cum publicity in-charge, KPLT.

During an interaction with the reporters, Nilip Enghi criticized the KLNLF and said that KPLT is pledged to fight until the autonomous state is formed.

Stating on the organizational strength, Enghi revealed that they have a total of 186 well trained cadres including seven bomb specialist guerillas. Their main area of operations is in the Karbi Anglong district, with a relatively minor presence in the North Cachar Hills district and neighbouring States of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, he added.

He further revealed that they have sophisticated weapons like AK-47, AK-56, lethod, M20 gun, LMG, mortar, etc.

Meanwhile, stating on their issues, the rebel leader said that they are ready to come to the mainstream if the government fulfils the long standing autonomous state demand of Karbi people.

On the other hand, the KPLT outfit leader said to boycott the forthcoming general election if the autonomous state issue is not been given importance by the government

However news report as appeared in the Assam Tribune adds,

Eleven journalists of Karbi Anglong district were abducted yesterday allegedly by the KLNLF extremists who took them to a remote place where the extremists organised a press meet and put pressure on them to publish certain news in favour of them.

The extremists told the newsmen that soon an organisation in the banner of KPLT would be launched.

Meanwhile, paramilitary and police forces raided the area where an exchange of fire took place for about an hour. The extremists, however, managed to flee from the spot. The police then rescued the journalists and took them to the Barpather police station from where they were allowed to go to their respective residences.

KLNLF (AT) camp busted

January 2, 2011

In a special operation, the troops of 5th Battalion (Napier’s) the Rajputana Rifles raided a KLNLF (AT) camp in general area South of Dalamara, during an early morning of Wednesday, and recovered large cache of arms and ammunition. Acting on a tip off about the presence of KLNLF (AT) faction cadres, the troops launched an operation in Hipati Pahar area. As the party approached the location they were fired upon by an early warning sentry. The advancing troops retaliated back, however, the cadres fled away from the place taking advantage of darkness and extremely dense foliage. Subsequently an area search was carried out leading to discovery of a camp. Army recovered one 7.65 mm Pistol, two 7.65 mm Pistol ammunition, four .303 ammunition, blankets, rations and mosquito nets from the site. The camp was destroyed by the troops.

KLNLF ( anti-talk) ultras nabbed

December 12, 2010

From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, Dec 11: Two anti-talk Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) ultras were detained by the Kherani police from Umtai Etabhata on Friday morning at around 9 am, police source said. Jibendra Brahma, OC, Kherani PS, informed that on the basis of specific information received, the Assam Police waylaid at Umtai Etabhata from the wee hour yesterday which is about 20 km from Kherani PS and the two hardcore KLNLF members were nabbed on the spot as soon as they entered the Etabhata premises to collect their prior demanded money. The two outlawed militants were identified as Dhan Teron alias Sarcho Teron (20) and Bidyasing Rongphar alias Apo Rongphar (19) and one .32 pistol, three live cartridges along with many incriminate documents were recovered from their possession, police sources added.