Guwahati, Nov 05: Nine members of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent), a banned militant organization, left their camp with intentions to carry out an abduction mission in Assam’s Tinsukia district on October 18, 2023.
The group tasked with this mission included Mriganga Asom, the area commander, Nabajit Asom (2nd IC), I-wan Asom, Ban Asom, Bonjit Asom, Uma Asom, Nanu Asom, Latest Asom (known as Kulang Moran), and Gopal Asom (also known as Polash Moran).
However, two members of this group, Polash Moran (Gopal Asom) and Kulang Moran (Latest Asom), decided to abandon their mission and surrender to the police. Polash Moran surrendered to the authorities on November 1, and Kulang Moran, who had been assigned by Area Commander Mriganko Asom to locate Polash Moran, turned himself into the police on November 4.
Interrogations confirmed that a faction of the banned outfit had indeed left their camp for a mission.
In response to this information, security forces have been actively engaged in area domination efforts, guided by the received intelligence. Authorities are also reviewing the safety of individuals considered to be at risk.
During these operations and interrogations, the security forces recovered a significant cache of weapons, including 6 AK rifles, 1 Heckler & Koch (HK) firearm, a grenade launcher with 20 shells, 1 pistol, and 1 hand grenade.