Kokhrajar attack- NIA continues crackdown on NDFB(S) militants

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New Delhi, Feb 20: Continuing its crackdown on the cadres of the dreaded NDFB(S) operating in North East, the NIA has told a court that it needs to further investigate the role of these operatives. The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet naming three persons who were behind the horrific killing of 30 adivasis at Assam.

On December 23 2014, cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) had killed 30 adivasis including women and children. While filing a supplementary chargesheet, the NIA's Guwahati branch said that the matter needed to be investigated further.

Assam

The chargesheet named three persons- Ananta Swagiary, Gojen Narzary and Julius Basumatary. All have been charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the arms act apart from section under the Indian Penal Code. All the charged sheeted accused persons were hard-core members of banned terrorist organization, National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) and they had active role in the terrorist attack, the NIA says.

Will probe further:

The case was registered after the horrifying terrorist attack on 23.12.2014 by NDFB(S) militants upon innocent people of Adivasi/Santhal community at Sonajuli village under Biswanath Chariali Police Station, Assam, resulting in death of 30 (Thirty) villagers including women and children and injuring four others. The killings and injuries resulted from indiscriminate firing with sophisticated weapons.

The National Investigation Agency during the course of investigation has been able to collect evidences on the basis of field investigation as well as technical and forensic evidences, which have been made use of in the chargesheet submitted in the NIA, Special Court, Guwahati. The NIA has opted to continue further investigation of the case, since certain hard-core NDFB(S) cadres are yet to be apprehended.

Meanwhile in another case the NIA has arrested Sibiary @ Sansuma @ Daoka Basumatary, a trained cadre of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) at Guwahati in connection with the same case.

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