Assam government will raise two new battalions of the Assam Police by recruiting surrendered militants announced Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here on Thursday.
The two battalions would be raised as part of state government’s plan to rehabilitate those youth who have given up insurgency or were confined to designated camps after signing agreements with the government to end hostilities. Mr Gogoi said that a special recruitment drive would be undertaken for the surrendered militants for raising the proposed battalions.
Mr Gogoi told reporters that his government would also come out with special development package for two hill districts—Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills. Altogether 386 cadres of militant Dima Halam Daogah(Jewel Garlosa faction) have come over ground in North Cachar Hills in the current month and moved to designated camps after depositing 142 different types of arms and ammunitions to the police.
In addition to these 386 DHD(Jewel) cadres about 1900 cadres of six militant outfits are currently confined to designated camps in the state. The six militants groups are the United Liberation Front of Asom(Pro-Talk), Dima Halam Daogah, National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), Birsa Commando Force (BCF), United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), and Adivasi Cobra Militant Force (ACMF).