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Top Assam Insurgent Group Leader Surrenders, Say Government Sources

As per officers, Drishti Rajkhowa had been crossing the India-Bangladesh border steadily

New Delhi:

A prime chief of the rebel group ULFA(I) Drishti Rajkhowa has surrendered in Meghalaya, prime authorities sources stated right this moment. Drishti Rajkhowa, who was beforehand generally known as Manoj Rabha, is at present below the custody of the Army intelligence and is being delivered to Assam, the sources confirmed.

“He was cornered in a gun battle which lasted for over 30 minutes,” a senior officer discloses.

According to him, Rajkhowa, who’s the deputy-commander-in-chief of United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) surrendered after he realised that there have been no possibilities of escaping the cordon.

“Security Forces had cornered him near Bolbogkre village in South Garo Hills,” the officer provides.

Rajkhowa is understood to be a detailed confidant of Paresh Baruah, the so-called ‘commander-in-chief’ of ULFA (I).

Intelligence companies who’ve intently labored with their counterparts in neighbouring Bangladesh stated this was an enormous breakthrough within the battle in opposition to insurgency.

As per authorities officers, Rajkhowa had been crossing the India-Bangladesh border steadily and lots of occasions had managed to present safety forces sleepless nights.


As per Intelligence, he was noticed round Jaflong in Bangladesh final month when the Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka Imran Siddique was apparently vacationing in a resort in that space.

Intelligence report additionally signifies that Pakistan defence hooked up in Dhaka, Brigadier Ejaz has been organising conferences with insurgent leaders from the Northeast in latest months.

Meanwhile, the file on Rajkhowa states that he rose to develop into the closest confidante of ULFA (I) army wing chief Paresh Barua after desertions from the insurgent ranks left the Muttock warlord with little choices however to advertise him.

From being the commander of ULFA’s 709 battalion working in western Assam and Meghalaya, Rajkhowa was made deputy commander-in-chief.

The ULFA (I) has been demanding an impartial state of Assam. The authorities had banned the outfit in 1990.

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