ULFA

Dibrugarh, October 3, 2019:

An United Liberation Front of Asom, Independent (ULFA-I) cadre has surrendered to the authorities at the Joypur army camp in Assam’s Dibrugarh district.

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The cadre has been identified as self-styled corporal Dewal Kumar Dutta, a resident of Assam’s Jorhat district. At the time of surrender, he was carrying a Chinese-made pistol as well as four rounds of live ammunition, which were handed over to the authorities.

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Dutta had joined the proscribed outfit in March of 2017 and was assigned as a personal bodyguard to ULFA leader Drishti Rajkhowa. In November 2018, he was nabbed by the Jorhat Police and after getting free on bail in July this year, had promptly re-joined the outfit. According to reports, he had been trained at the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border and had committed acts of terror on behalf of both the GNLA and ULFA (I).

Meanwhile, the army has handed the ultra over to the Joypur authorities.

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