Maoists recruit Assamese youths

Guwahati, July 11 (IBNS): More than 60 Maoist rebels of Assam were trained up by NSCN (IM) and Manipur outfit group People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in past six months in Manipur, Jharkhand and Odisha, said a high official source of Assam police.

The police sources said that most of trained rebels were from various areas of Upper Assam.

The Maoists had set up few camps in Arunachal Pradesh with the help of anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

“It came to light after the security forces arrested two hardcore Maoist cadres in Golaghat district on Tuesday,” police said.

Security forces apprehended two Maoists, who were identified as Moon Konwar alias Rahul Gogoi alias Hirak Jyoti Gogoi and Gobin Das alias Dipak Saikia alias Bhaitee from Uriamghat area near Dhansiri in Golaghat district.

The nabbed Maoist cadres revealed that the leading committee of upper Assam of CPI (M) and middle Assam have recently recuited over 100 youths in past five months and set up camps along with Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

The nabbed Maoist Gobin joined in 2010, where as Moon joined in Aug in 2011.

Recently, security forces arrested two Maoist rebels from Guwahati city while National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Pallav Borbora, who was a private school principal and former leader of a human rights organisation in the state with alleged link with the ultra left rebels.

To prevent the Maoist movement in Assam, the state government has formed an anti-Maoist task force headed by an ADGP of Assam police.
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