NIA files charge sheet against 7 ULFA-I insurgents for killing Assam police officer

Guwahati, Sep 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against seven insurgents of banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) for their involvement in the killing of an Assam police officer two years back.

The premier investigation agency had filed the charge sheet in case no RC-09/2018/NIA/GUW before the Special Judge court of NIA in Guwahati under section 120(B), 121, 121A, 122, 307, 302 of IPC, Sections 13,16, 18, 20, 23, 38, 39 and 40 of UAP Act, Section 4 and 5 of Explosive Substance Act and Sections 25 & 27 of Arms Act against seven ULFA-I insurgents.

The ULFA-I insurgents named as accused in the NIA charge sheet are Bijit Gogoi alias Arunodoi Dahotia alias Arunodoi Asom, Kanto Bora alias Rupom Asom, Santosh Gogoi, Jushinta Moran alias Yangkho Asom, Bubul Moran alias Tiger Asom, Dipankar Borah alias Ghutuk, Mamun Dihingia.

Out of the seven insurgents, three have been arrested and four others are absconding.

The NIA charge sheet stated that, on May 4, 2018, the then Officer-in-charge of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district Sub-Inspector Bhaskar Kalita, received specific input regarding presence of a group of suspected ULFA  terrorists inside a house at Kujupathar village under Bordumsa police station and accordingly, a joint operation by police and para-military was launched against the ULFA militants.

During the process of cordoning off the suspect premises, ULFA militants hiding inside a locked house started firing indiscriminately at the police, which resulted in the death of Officer-in-Charge of Bordumsa police station Sub-Inspector Bhaskar Kalita. Taking advantage of poor light conditions, ULFA militants managed to escape into the nearby jungle. Moreover, while escaping, they snatched away AK-47 rifle from the deceased police officer. The case was initially investigated by Assam police till June 2019 and later, NIA took over the case and re-registered the same as RC 09/2018/NIA/GUW,” said in the charge sheet.

Investigation has established that this terrorist act was committed by a group of ULFA terrorists in result of a conspiracy hatched by the accused persons on instruction of the ULFA leader Arundoi Dahoti alis Arunodoi Asom. In pursuance of the conspiracy, the group of ULFA militants comprising Kanto Bora alias Rupom Asom, Santosh Gogoi alias Gyan Asom, Bubul Moran alias Tiger Asom, Jushinta Moran alias Yangkho Asom and another ULFA militant Rudreshwar Baruah alias Jaan Asom (already died), came from their camp in Myanmar to Tinsukia district in Upper Assam, armed with assault weapons, IEDs, explosive powder,  with an aim of raising funds for ULFA and committing terrorist acts at various places in Assam. On receipt of the information, the same was sought to be thwarted by Officer-in-Charge of Bordumsa police station Sub-Inspector Bhaskar Kalita and his team and during the process of laying the cordon, the ULFA cadres fired indiscriminately on the Officer-in-Charge Bordumsa, who was leading from the front, thus killing him. They also snatched his service weapon, an AK-47 rifle, while escaping. Investigation established that the accused Dipankar Borah alias Ghutuk and Mamun Dihingia, were over-ground workers of the proscribed terrorist organization ULFA and had provided logistical support to the aforesaid group of ULFA militants,” said in the NIA charge sheet.

Further investigation into the case is still on.