Sushanta Talukdar

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the government will raise two new battalions of the Assam Police by recruiting surrendered militants.

The battalions would be raised as part of State government’s plan to rehabilitate those youth who gave up insurgency or were confined to designated camps after signing agreements with the government to end hostilities.

Development package

Mr. Gogoi told reporters that the government would also come out with a 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 19,00 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).

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