Assam: 60 additional NLFB militants Surrendered with Guns

At least 60 Bodo militants from the newly formed National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) surrendered guns and ammunition to authorities in Assam’s Udalguri district on Tuesday.

The militants who have surrendered are being held in a camp in the Sonai Khowrang region of Udalguri police station.

The militants submitted eight AK-56 rifles, two SLR rifles with magazines, four improvised pipe guns with three bottles of gunpowder, five HE-36 hand grenades with detonators, one F228 pistol with magazine, two 7.61mm pistols with magazines, and one 7.65mm pistol with magazine, according to police. They also left 228 rounds of ammo on the ground.

In Assam, NLFB cadres have put down their arms for the sixth time in a month. So far, 150 members have surrendered, including the group’s leader, M Batha.