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35 militants surrender before Gogoi

Altogether 35 militants laid down their arms before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a function in Tezpur on Saturday.
Twenty seven of them were from the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT), six belonged to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland and two from ULFA. They further handed over a large number of arms and ammunition on Saturday.


Among those who laid down arms were KLPT's self-styled Foreign Secretary Moniram Rongpi and self-styled Defence Secretary Ramling Ranghang. Besides Gogoi, Assam Planning Minister Tanka Bahadur Rai, state assembly Deputy Speaker Bhimananda Tanti and General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army's Four Corp, Lt Gen Shakti Gurung were also present on the occasion.

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