Hailakandi: A total of 1,179 cadres of two banned insurgent outfits — United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak Valley (UDLF-BV) and Bru Revolutionary Army of Union (BRAU) on Monday surrendered in South Assam’s Hailakandi.
The cadres of the two insurgent outfits laid down 350 firearms, including 18 AK series rifles, M16 rifles and over 400 rounds of ammunition.
Both the insurgent outfits were active along the Assam-Mizoram border, and were involved in major kidnapping and extortion activities. Both the insurgent outfits were on ceasefire with the Centre.
On Monday, the cadres of both the insurgent outfits laid down of arms before Assam Legislative Assembly speaker Biswajit Daimary and Parliamentary Affairs minister Pijush Hazarika.
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Hiren Chandra Nath, additional director general of Assam Police (Special Branch) said efforts were on since 2017 to bring about a peaceful settlement of the demands of the two insurgent outfits.
There have been some disagreements and hurdles on this path. But, the surrender of all the cadres became a reality under the leadership of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Nath said.
Nath said the process of rehabilitation of the surrendered will be initiated soon.