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Tea garden employee kidnapped

Guwahati: An employee of a tea garden has been abducted by Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants from Assam Nagaon’s district, the police said Wednesday. The militants kidnapped one Babul Bora, the guard of Chirang tea estate, under Jakhalabandha police station late Tuesday night, a police spokesman said here. The militants contacted Bora’s family members today and told them he would be released only after the manager of the tea estate Nripen Hazarika meets them. Further investigations and search operation was continuing in the area, the spokesman said. The tea garden is owned by former ULFA leader Kalpajyoti Neog. (PTI)

DHD militant nabbed following encounter

Guwahati: A militant of the outfit Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) was apprehended while three others managed to escape following an encounter with security forces in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. The police was fired upon by a group of militants Tuesday night at Doyangmukh Nepali Basti area under Kheroni police station and an encounter followed in which one militant was apprehended and three others managed to escape, a police spokesman said here Wednesday. The arrested militant was identified as Jigen Langthasa and search operations were on to nab the militants who managed to escape. The police recovered an Ak-56 rifle with magazine, a mobile handset and a motorcycle, the spokesman added. (PTI)

14 militants of 3 outfits surrender

Diphu (Assam): Fourteen militants altogether belonging to three separate outfits, Wednesday surrendered along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition before the police in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. The militants gave themselves up before Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police M J Mahanta here. They include seven from United Peoples’ Liberation Front (UPLF), four from Karbi National Liberation Army (KNLA) and three of the Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers (KPLT). The surrendered UPLF militants have been identified as Naisring Parbosa, Anep Langthasa, Tushi Bodo, Manik Haflongbar, Suhit Nabensa, Rohito Kemprai and Bidyut Langthasa and they deposited a M21 Chinesemade rifle, a SBBL gun, a Germany-made 9 MM pistol and two Chinese hand grenades, SP Mahanta said. The KNLA militants have been identified as Songja Tokbi, Kensing Ronghang, Arun Engti and Kamsing Rongpi and they deposited a AK-47 rifle, two magazines of AK-47 rifle, a broken magazine of AK-47 rifle, 29 rounds of ammunition, a 9 mm pistol, seven rounds of 9 mm ammunition, 13 live rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and six live rounds of 12 bore cartridge, the SP added. The surrendered militants from KPLT include Probhat Singnar, Rajib Singnar and Francis Terang and they depoisted a Chinese hand grenade. Operation in the entire district was stepped up following the killing of Hamrem Superintendent of Police N N Goswami in last June with several militants of different outfits either being killed or arrested. Mahanta claimed that the present strength of UPLF in the district was 20 and KPLT’S strength was 24. (PTI)

Professors suspended for assaulting principal

Diphu: Two professors of Diphu Government College in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district have been suspended over alleged charges of assault of the College principal. The Commissioner of the state Higher Education Department, Himanshu Sekhar Das, has placed services of two professors of the College under suspension with effect from August 1, as per a government order dated September 1 last. The professors, Ms Mashurina Hussain, head of the department, English, and Ms Lariem Taropi of Philosophy department, were arrested by Diphu Police on August 25 last, charging them with multiple sections of IPC in connection with assault on Dr Nirob Sharma, principal of Diphu Government College, in his office chamber on August 13. Both teachers are in judicial remand since then. The Commissioner of the Higher Education department has also showcased several teachers of the College against whom FIR has been filed by the college authority after the assault incident.’The government action has been taken as per the law, department is also initiating action against some 17 teachers of the college who are not present in their duty.(UNI)

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