Army-police busted recruitment module of banned KLO camp in Assam, nab seven militants with arms-ammo:

Guwahati, May 8: Army-police have busted a recruitment module of banned outfit Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) camp in Assam, Kokrajhar district, and apprehended seven dreaded militants of the banned group.

Security personnel had also recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition.

After the surrender of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and signing of Bodo Accord, another outfit group Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) has been continuously striving to gain prominence in Lower Assam.

Recently KLO had been undertaking large scale recruitment and on receipt of confirmed input about KLO recruitment module operational in Chakrasila Reserve Forest area in Kokrajhar district, a joint team of Indian army and Kokrajhar district police had jointly launched an operation in the area on Thursday evening.

The security forces had busted the KLO recruitment module and apprehended seven KLO militants.

Guwahati based Defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsaid that, the recruitment module was operational since December 2019 and was being run by one Lankeshwar Koch alias Lambu and he was Myanmar trained self-styled Area Commander of KLO in Lower Assam, along with four Bangladesh trained and two newly recruited militants.

“Since last about two months, several operations were launched to apprehend this module which had restricted these militants in contacting local youth for recruitment. The militants were finally caught while they were attending a meeting inside the forest,” the Defence PRO said.

Security personnel had recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition including 4 factory-made pistols and 3 country-made pistols from their possession.

Apprehension of seven militants and busting of the recruitment module has dealt a severe blow to the ulterior motives of KLO which has been trying hard to gain prominence after the disbandment of NDFB.