Kohima: A few rebels are believed to have been hurt as they were locked in a heavy exchange of firing in Nagaland on Wednesday.
The incident took place in Tobu area in Mon district where both side had a fierce encounter from Tuesday. According to sources, the Armed rebels suddenly sprang on a group of Assam Rifles on a patrolling duty in the evening amid stepped up security to ensure a peaceful I-Day celebrations in the state on Wednesday.
The rebel outfit in search of a greater Nagalim has yet to issue any statement.
The para military forces have also not divulged anything in detail.
NDFB’s Sangbijit faction draws flak across the state a day after it unleashed a reign of terror killing 5 people on Saturday.
Various political parties, organizations and individual categorically condemned the Bodo militant outfit for the attack on innocent people in the name of revenge.
BTAD chief Hagrama Mohilary said that NDFB-S never thinks well being of the Bodo people while ABSU called it an attempt to keep BTAD on the boil.
The offensive took place near Serfang guri at around 11 at night where the Bodo militants stopped a Lakhimpur bound night super bus and asked 8 persons to come down. Then they started indiscriminate firing at them leaving 5 killed on the spot.
They further fired upon three other night super buses in the area. The militants vanished in the darkness immediately after the shoot out.
The Bodo outfit on Saturday morning owned up the responsibility saying that it was the fall out of the killing of their cadre on Friday morning.
Top ranked police officials rushed to the spot and a combing operation is in progress to nab the culprits.
The United Liberation Front of Asom (I) questioned the growing demand for an independent Tibet a few years after Atal Behari Vajpayee as Prime Minister admitted Tibet as the part of China. The outfit raised the question a week a after Guwahati hosted a meeting to support the cause of the Tibetan independent.
24 Nov 2007 - 4:33pm | editor
The Gauhati High Court has asked senior Congress leader and minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman to appear before the court on December 11 charging him with violating the court order regarding the reinstatement of two lecturers in Barkhetri in Nalbari district.
The governing body of the college headed by Dr Barman refused to comply with the order of the court and that of the Director, and did not allow them to join as lecturers and permitted Lokman Ali to continue as Principal.
The two lecturers approached the Court by filing a contempt case against Dr Bhumidhar Barman and Md Lokman Ali. In pursuance of the court order, the Director conducted a fact-finding inquiry and directed the college authority to allow Nur Shahed Ali and Mamoni Bhattacharjya to continue as lecturers of the college.
Assam: The Accord, The Discord – Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty