CHRONOLOGY: 2015
  • January 2: Inspector General of Assam Police (Law and Order) SN Singh says that the 23 December 2024 carnage, in which over 70 persons were killed, was executed without the knowledge of NDFB chief IK Songbijit. “Songbijit was not aware of the plan. He was in Myanmar. It was the most wanted senior leader of the NDFB(S) faction Bidai who orchestrated the violence in five different areas in Sonitpur and BTAD,” Singh said.

  • January 2: An official press release states that the Union government has extended the period of ‘Disturbed Area’ in Assam for another one year since 3 November 2014, under the provisions of Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958, through a notification on 4 November 2014.

  • January 5: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) in a report states that over 3,00,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the State – the largest conflict induced IDPs of the world in 2014 – were languishing under a man-made humanitarian crisis in 85 relief camps in four districts- Sonitpur, Kokrajhar, Udalguri and Chirang. The ACHR’s observation came after its visit to some of the affected sites on 27 December. As per Assam Government’s official figures, the number of refugees in relief camps is 1.40 lakh in 85 relief camps.

  • January 5: Security Forces arrest a NDFB-S militant, Daimu Narzary, from Kajalgaon in Chirang district.

  • January 5: IGP-law and order, S.N. Singh retracted from his earlier statement absolving NDFB-IKS 'commander-in-chief' I.K. Songbijit of the December 23 carnage of Adivasis. "Whatever the chief minister has stated is correct and I stand by his statement," he told reporters. The IGP-Law and Order had on January 2 said that the killings were carried out under direction of G. Bidai, the number two leader of the NDFB-S without the consent of Songbijit.
  • January 5: Security forces arrest ULFA-I militant, Kamal Laskar alias David Asom (32), from Dhemajigaon near Raha in Nagaon district. ADGP-Law and Order RM Singh further revealed that several political leaders of the State belonging to different parties could be targeted by the banned outfit.
  • January 5: Police kill a suspected militant of NDFB-S in the Bogijaan area along the Golaghat-Karbi Anglong border. Two grenades, a 9mm pistol, seven rounds of cartridges and two mobile phones were recovered from the site. The suspected NDFB-S cadre who was killed in the encounter was identified as Birat Basumatary of Gohpur in Sonitpur district.
  • January 6: The Army kill a suspected KPLT militant in an encounter near Hamren in Karbi Anglong district. An M16 rifle and ammunition were recovered.
  • January 6: Two militants belonging to NDFB-S, identified as Probin Brahma and Vijay Kumar Brahma, are arrested by the police from Banshijhora in Parbatjhora subdivision in Kokrajhar district. A 9mm pistol, a 7.62mm pistol, ammunition and mobile phones were recovered.
  • January 8: Security forces kill two KPLT cadres in a gun-battle at Rongtang village in Karbi Anglong district. Three small fire arms were also seized from the incident site, Police informed. KPLT has called for a 48-hour bandh in Karbi Anglong district from January 11. The bandh (shutdown) has been called to protest the killing of its member, believed to be the 'deputy commander-in-chief', Kengkam Terang.
  • January 8-9: Security Forces arrest nine NDFB-S cadres along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition. Seven of them were arrested in Kokrajhar district on January 9 while the other two were nabbed at Gohpur on January 8. Seven of the arrested cadres were identified as Milan Mushahary alias Mithinga (‘second in-command of Kokrajhar platoon’ of NDFB-IKS), Gautam Moholia, Joyanta Muchahary, Bina Basumatary, Swamkar Brahma alias Khurai, Khanda Narzary and Deuthwai Basumatary. The remaining two were not unidentified yet.
  • January 10: Security forces kill a ‘platoon commander’, identified as B.Jeblang, of NDFB-S at Khalsibazar within Serfanguri Police Station jurisdiction in Kokrajhar district during a counter-insurgency operation. A news report states that Jeblang was involved in the killing of five Adivasis at Pakriguri in Kokrajhar on 23 December 2014 and was also involved in the killing of five Hindi-speaking people in the same district.
  • January 11: Security forces arrest 12 NDFB-S militants from three different locations in the forest areas along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district and recover a large cache of arms and ammunitions.
  • January 12: Security forces arrest 'platoon commander of Belsiri area' "corporal" of NDFB-S, Bodosha Narzary alias Bishnu Narzary (28), from Dhemaji district. During interrogation, Bodosha confessed to his involvement in the carnage at Sonajuli in Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district and his association in other unlawful activities.
  • January 12: Security forces arrest one NDFB-S linkman, Subungma Basumatary alias Suresh (37), from Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district. L.R. Bishnoi said nearly 50 NDFB-IKS militants have been apprehended and a top leader of the outfit killed in the four BTAD districts since the operation against the rebel group was intensified.
  • January 12: NDFB-S 'Deputy Army Chief' G. Bidai alias Bishnu Goyari, one of the mastermind behind the 23 December Adivasi massacre, had discussed the possibility of talks with the State Government nearly a week ahead of the killing, report. The discussions failed and an encounter on 21 December 2014 resulted in a massacre by Bidai's men. Sources here said Bidai had been sending feelers on coming to the negotiation table for some time, which prompted the Assam Police to explore the opportunity of getting the entire group.
  • January 13: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that there will be no talks with militant outfits that indulge in violence, though doors are open for parleys with others.
  • January 13: Security forces arrest the 'second lieutenant' and "chief recruiting officer", Enon Bargoyary alias Erkhang (30) 'platoon commander of Amteka', Rinen Basumatary alias Majhi (30), from a forested area in Amteka on the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district. Rinen Basumatary had surrendered after the Operation All Clear in 2003 but rejoined the NDFB-S two years back.
  • January 13: Security forces arrest six more NDFB-S militants from unidentified locations. The arrested militants were identified as Pranjit Basumatary (19), Kerkho Mushahary (21), Pribol Chumpamari (21), Milan Basumatary (28), Anjalus Basumatary (27) and Pradit Swargoyary (26).
  • January 14: Security forces arrest a 'platoon commander', identified as Pradeep Brahma, of the NDFB-S from Goalpara district.

  • January 14: The Army arrest two RVA militants, identified as Ful Kumar Rabha and Bishwajit Rabha, from Kokrajhar district.

  • January 16: Security forces arrest two militants of NDFB-S from Gauripur under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district. The arrested cadres were identified as Suwambam Basumatary and Toten Basumatary.

  • January 19: The Army arrest 18 militants of NDFB-S and eight suspected KLPF cadres from across the State. Eleven NDFB-S militants were arrested from Panbari forest in Chirang The militants include Deven Goyari [an IED expert], Hokom Boro, Upendra Nath, Raton Bengali, Namal Basumatary, Sanjay Goyari, Ulla Basumatary, Raju Boro, Konin Basumatary, Prakash Narzary alias Gahen and Ranjan Basumatary alias Kipihungla. The arms and ammunition recovered from the militants include two improvised explosive devices (IED), nine detonators, two 7.65mm pistols with 10 rounds of ammunition, five rounds of ammunition of 7.62mm pistols and a packet of ball bearings.

  • January 19: Security forces arrest five NDFB-S militants along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Udalguri district The five include "commanding officer" of the '13th battalion' Binku Narzary alias Birlangbai [on the "most wanted" list], Bidai Singh Narzary alias Bugdaw, Lohit Basumatary alias B. Ferkw, N. Araibaw alias Ajak Narzary and Durga Singh Basumatary alias B. Khamshaw.

  • January 19: Security forces arrest 'Nalbari platoon commander' of NDFB-S "sergeant" Bimal Boro alias Khwobla (26), from Antaibari under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa. Another NDFB-S militant, identified as Danswrang Daimary (21), is arrested from the Paltan Bazar Police Station area in Guwahati in Kamrup.
  • January 21: The NIA reveals that a section of State forest department personnel had teamed up with NDFB-S o kill 36 people, including women and children, from the minority community in Assam's Baksa district in 2014. NIA stated that "Some forest officials have joined hands with suspected NDFB-S cadres and formed a 30 to 40-member group, who took part in mass killing of innocent people at Nongke Khagrabari village on 2 May 2014, with firearms and sharp weapons like dao (machete)." An NIA source said the forest staff of Bansbari range, who were from the Bodo community, were against people from the minority community staying in the fringe areas of the forest as they consider them as outsiders and because of that they joined hands with NDFB-S to carry out the massacre.
  • January 22: A 'section commander' of NDFB-S Sirkhung Basumatary, who was involved in the killing of Adivasis on 23 December was arrested at Bangalore in Karnataka. A source stated that he was also suspected to be involved in an earlier incident of killing of Hindi-speaking people.
  • January 22: Four NDFB-S militants Binku Narzary alias Birlangbai, Ajoi Basumatary alias B. Buhum, Dilip Basumatary alias Bir Baisa alias Lambu and Khamrei Basumatary alias Udla, who were earlier arrested were shifted to Sonitpur from Guwahati by NIA for detailed interrogation.
  • January 23: BSF IG Meghalaya Frontier Sudesh Kumar states that number of camps of Indian militant groups in Bangladesh has gone down after security authorities of that country launched a crackdown. He also adds that there are only 39 camps of Indian militant groups in Bangladesh and most of these camps are located in inaccessible areas of the Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT). He also said that most these Indian militants now do not have any well-mechanized training camps but instead they have set up small sheds from where the insurgents usually operate.
  • January 25: Five NFDB-S militants are arrested from Ripu reserve forest area of Kokrajhar. Three militants are identified as Daneshwar Basumatary alias B Dapung alias Ustad Laoga Basumatary and Girish Soren. Two pistols and three hand grenades recovered from Daneshwar Basumatary and two hand grenades and eight detonators with fuses recovered from Laoga Basumatary and Girish Soren.
  • August 25: The latest census data on population of religious communities released. The AASU and the BJP attribute the growth in the Muslim population of Assam to "unabated influx" and the AIUDF to "natural birth rate" while the Congress has nothing to say in response. (Muslim Population Jumps in Nine Border Districts: Census
  • February 1: Security Forces arrest more than 60 per cent cadres of the KPLT. Many small militant groups are operating in Karbi Anglong district and these groups are involved in a number of extortion cases."Some of these small groups were formed by former members of UPDS or KLNLF We have managed to arrest 66 KPLT cadres while 11 were killed in encounters in the past year. About 50 cadres are still at large, mostly in eastern part of the district and Hamren. Now But the KPLT now has been split into five groups - KPLT (Buche group), KPLT (Pratap), KPLT (Donri), KPLT (Symbon) and KPLT (Sojong). Some of these groups have six-seven members," Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta said.
  • February 2: AASU and 26 organisations representing different ethnic groups of the State call upon the Government to prepare a handbook of guidelines for the officers to be engaged in the process of updating the NRC.
  • February 2: Movement of Myanmar Army towards the Taga area creates panic among the militant groups of the Northeast, who are taking shelter in Myanmar. Highly placed security sources state that Myanmar Army personnel started moving towards the Taga area on January 18.
  • February 3: Over 70 NDFB-S militants have been arrested since December, after the crackdown began against them. NIA found that among those arrested were at least seven militants, who were wanted for their involvement in the killings in Baksa on May 1 and 2.
  • February 4: Three NDFB-S a militant, including Ringsar Basumatary was arrested from Manas Reserve Forest of Chirang district a combined team of Assam Police and Indian Army. Ringsar who is an active terrorist of the outfit and was recruited in 2010.One 7.65mm pistol, two hand grenades and large quantity of ammunition were recovered.
  • February 4: 16 NDFB-RD cadres joined NDFB-P at Barbari designated camp in Baksa district. This is the third time that the members of NDFB-RD have joined NDFB-P.
  • February 8: A militant of DHNA Bishwanath Sengyung is lynched by villagers of Tongikro in Dima Hasao. Four militants entered the village was celebrating Bushu Dima, and assaulted some villagers and when escaping, one of the militants, brandishing a pistol, started firing and a bullet hit a child identified as Bushit Hojai. The villagers ultimately caught them lynched them, leading to the death of a militant and injuring two others.
  • February 9: One NDFB-S militant is killed in an encounter with joint team of Security Forces at Fulkumari forest in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 9: ULFA-I states that the "immigrant" tag reflects how people from other parts of the country think about the Northeast. Earlier, BJP’s vision document for New Delhi elections had mistakenly printed that people from the Northeast as 'immigrants'.
  • February 9: Election to the 74 urban local bodies in Assam pass off peacefully with a turnout of 72 per cent.
  • February 10 : KPLT 'chairman' Donri Kramsa is arrested by a joint team of Security Forces from Parokhuwa Bazar near Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong.
  • February 11 : Only about 50 per cent of success in finishing off NDFB-S has been achieved despite arrest of around 150 cadres and over ground workers. The top leaders of the outfit are still at large and they are believed to be in the neighbouring states or countries.
  • February 11: Activists of AASA All Santhali Students' Union, BCF and ACF militants and the inmates of the Deusri-Santipur relief camp in Chirang district staged a four-hour sit-in demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office at Kajalgaon in Bongaigaon demanding inclusive rehabilitation and compensation to Adivasis, who were the victims of the December 23 massacre.
  • February 13 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh stated that process of recruiting surrendered militants from Manipur and Assam to raise two battalions of CSFs would begin soon, but didn't give any time frame. MHA plan to recruit 750 former militants each to form two battalions in BSF and SSB.
  • February 15 : Security Sources stated that after the operations were launched following December 23 massacre, senior NDFB-S leaders who were in Assam , managed to escape. However, they have not been able to set up camps in the neighbouring country as the security forces of that country are also keeping a close watch on the situation.
  • February 16: Seven KPLT militants including the ‘commander in chief’ of KPLT Sunder Dera and Danger Ingti , the ‘deputy commander in chief” were arrested in a joint operation by Army and Police from a hideout in the Amring forest area near a hamlet called Tapat, in Hamren sub-division in Karbi Anglong district, after a fire fight.
  • February 18 : ‘Commander in chief ‘ of AANLA identified as Nirmal Tirkey and four others were arrested by Golaghat Police from an unspecified location. Three of the arrestees have been identified as Padmeswar Ghatowar, Bubai Ghatowar and Sanjay Singh alias Ram Singh. Police said they had taken a group of 30 youths from Assam to Chhattisgarh for Maoists training.
  • February 20 : Ceasefire between NDFB-RD and Union Government is extended till June 30. . The decision to extend the ceasefire, which was earlier for an indefinite period, was taken at a joint monitoring committee (JMC) meeting held at Dispur.
  • Feberuary 20: NIA takes over investigation of a case related to the killings of Adivasis by NDFB-S. NIA had earlier registered four cases in connection with the killings and on February 20, a case (number RC 01/2015) was registered at the NIA's Guwahati Branch office in connection with killings of Adivasis at Pakhriguri village in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 20: Over 200 armed Nagas had encroached on a vast portion of Assam land by cutting down trees at Indrapur village.
  • February 22 : Anup Chetia, top ULFA leader is unlikely to be deported by Bangladesh till India ratifies the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh.
  • February 23 : Assam DGP Khagen Sarma states that ULFA-I has been carrying out subversive activities in upper Assam districts with the help of KLO and NSCN. He added that Maoist are also trying to gain a foothold in some parts of upper Assam, particularly in tea growing areas.
  • February 24 : NSLA ‘chairman’ Epil Murmuhas is arrested at Boreo under Sahibganj Police Station in Jharkhand.
  • February 24: All tribes bracketed as “tea tribes” in Assam will not be considered for the status of ST by the Government of India. The Centre starts the process of granting ST status to six communities of the State on the basis of a recommendation of a Parliamentary committee. Sources said that after a thorough examination of the background of the tribes, it was decided that among the tribes bracketed as “tea tribes”, only 26 would be considered for ST status added the report.
  • February 26 : Government of India has closed its doors for talks with any more militant outfits and the ongoing process of talks with militant groups, which have already signed cease-fire pacts to solve their problems through discussions, will be expedited so that those are taken to a logical conclusion as soon as possible. Highly placed sources in MHA made it clear that the Government was not keen on starting talks with any more militant outfit as enough opportunity was given to them to shun violence and solve their problems through discussions. It was also asserted by sources that no more effort would be made to bring ULFA-I to the negotiation table.
  • Union minister of state for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha stated that the Government of India had been implementing a scheme for surrender-cum-rehabilitation of militants of Northeast region, since 1998, reports Nagaland Post. He said under the scheme, one time grant of INR 150000 and monthly stipend of INR 3500 are given to surrendered militants, and in case of Manipur, he said one time grant of INR 250000 and monthly stipend of INR 4000 per militant was given under a special surrender-cum-rehabilitation scheme formulated in 2012. He also added that INR 155.5 million was released to north-eastern States payment of stipend to surrendered militants.
  • February 27 : Over 2000 families whose houses were burnt down during the clashes between Bodos and Adivasis in Kokrajhar district in December 2014 will get INR 50000 each to rebuild their houses.
  • March 1: Assam State unit of Jamiat Ulama has said that it will extend full cooperation to the process of updating of NRC. The organization has also decided to help citizens in depositing relevant documents to the NRC staff. The State committee of the Jamiat Ulama has directed all the district committees to form a five-member cell in each ward to help the local people in this regard.
  • March 1: Security Forces arrest three CPI-Maoist cadres from Rupacherra village under Malugram Police Station in Silchar town of Cachar district. The trio was identified as Naren Orang (28), Arjun Orang (20) and Barsing Teron (23). Borah said Naren and Arjun Orang were involved in spreading Maoist ideology while Barsing Teron was a trained Maoist.
  • March 2: Governor P B Acharya stated that Security forces have arrested at least 167 terrorists and linkmen allegedly involved in the serial attacks on Adivasi people in many districts across Assam in the last two months. At least 81 persons, including Adivasis, Bodos and Bengalis, were killed in serial attacks by NDFB-IKS terrorists, retaliatory violence and police firing across many districts in December 2014.The Government has so far inked 'Suspension of Operation' agreement with 17 extremist groups, of which Memorandum of Settlement agreement have been signed with BLT, UPDS, DHD-N and DHD-J also known as BW, added P B Acharya.
  • March 3: Dr Bhumidhar Barman, Minister for Assam Accord Implementation, in his written reply states that 71,201 foreigners have been detected in Assam since 1985, of whom 38,186 came after 1971 and were found by the Foreigners’ Tribunals to be liable for deportation. Of the total foreigners detected, 2,448 have been deported and 68 are kept in detention centres, while the remaining are either absconding or are dead.
  • March 4: IG of BSF Meghalaya Frontier, Sudesh Kumar stated that Bangladesh Government has sought access from the Indian Government to allow movement of its SFs to enter inside the rugged terrain of CHT in order to launch a crackdown against Indian rebels in CHT. The IG also added that Indian government was yet to take a call on the request. He also added that there were 39 active camps and hideouts of North East militants in different parts of CHT. Four Indian north-eastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam share a 1,880-km border with Bangladesh.
  • March 6: Police are pressing for help from neighbouring Bhutan and Myanmar to arrest top leaders of NDFB-S. The ‘chairman’ of NDFB-S IK Songbijit, is suspected to have fled to Myanmar, his close associate G Bidai and other top leaders are believed to be in Bhutan.
  • March 6: ULFA-I demanded an ‘apology’ from Police for detaining the son of Anup Chetia, the ULFA-I's ‘general secretary’ and founder member, for several hours in Sivasagar district.
  • March 6: Clashes along the Assam-Nagaland border have claimed 158 lives since 1972, according to Government records. In the first incident that took place on March 14, 1972, one Assam Police man was killed in a firing by the Nagaland Police in Sivasagar In another land encroachment related incident on January 5, 1979, 54 people were killed and 39 injured in Assam Golaghat.
  • March 7: The two-month deadline given by the Central Government to the Police and Security Forces to “finish off” the NDFB-S expires, but the UMHA has made it clear that there would be no relaxing of the operations till the top leaders of the outfit fall in the security net.
  • March 7: The BSS, the apex literary body of the Bodos raised the pitch for expediting peace talks between militant outfits in the state and the Centre. While backing the Centre and state government's operation against rebels who have not yet given up arms, the BSS said the government should find an early solution for the rebel groups it has been holding talks with for years.
  • March 9: Police, in an encounter, kill the present 'chairman' of UPLF Dhananjay Dalogopu, at Borlangpha in Karbi Anglong.
  • March 9: In an email 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB-PTF S Sanjarang claimed that its 'president' Dhiren Boro alias B Sungthagra, was arrested on the 'false pretext' of attending to an unknown registered case by the Gauhati High Court on March 2.
  • March 9: State's Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rockybul Hussain informed that currently eight militant outfits are active in the State, including ULFA-I ,NDFB-S,KLO, HuM, MULTA, JMB, CPI- Maoist.
  • March 10: Tarun Gogoi described the modernization of the Police force as the topmost priority of the State Government. Tarun Gogoi, in his budget speech, went ahead on the modernization of Police force scheme proposing steps to fill up all vacant posts of the State Police within the next financial year, including 6748 posts of armed branch constables, filling up of 340 unarmed branch sub inspectors' posts and 340 APRO posts.
  • March 23: State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rockybul Hussain informs the House that eight militant organizations are active in the state as on date –NDFB-S , ULFA-I, KPLT, KLO, HuM-Assam unit, MULTA, CPI-Maoist and JMB As many as 13 militant groups have declared Suspension of Operation which include NDFB-PTF, NDFB-RD, ULFA-PTF, AANLA etc. Among the eight active organizations, NDFB-S has about 250-270 cadres, followed by ULFA-I with 240 cadres and MULTA with 140 cadres. The remaining five outfits have cadre strength ranging from 70 to 20. As many as 6082 violent incidents have been perpetrated by these eight active outfits in the state since 1991 to present, of which ULFA has carried out highest 3632 incidents, followed by NDFB with 2231 incidents. As many as 2059 arms have been recovered from these eight outfits since 1991, of which 1376 belonged to ULFA and 561 to NDFB. No arms belonging to JMB have been recovered yet. He informed that as many as 19, 939 leaders and cadres of these eight outfits have been arrested since 1991 till date, with the ULFA accounting for the highest number (14982) of arrests, followed by NDFB’s 4059. No cadre or leader of HuM has been arrested yet.
  • March 25: DGP Khagen Sarma said it was possible that some Police personnel might have nexus with NDFB militants on personal level. The DGP pointed out that the department had taken the allegation made by the MLA Padma Hazarika seriously and the officer in charge of Chariduar Police Station in Sonitpur district had already been removed from his post. The DGP also said that NDFB-S ultras might try to disrupt forthcoming polls in BTC. The opposition MLA informed that the militants of the NDFB-RD which is now in truce mode with the Government of India, have demanded ‘monthly tax’ from villagers from Bogijulee village under Chariduar Police Station which prompted the villagers to lay siege to the same Police Station on March 22, 2015.
  • March 31: A special NIA court in Guwahati has sent three militants of NDFB-S to seven-day NIA remand. "The militants were involved in the massacre of Adivasi villagers at Pakhriguri under Serfanguri police station on December 23 and the killing of Hindi-speaking persons at Athiabari, also under Serfanguri Police Station, on National Highway 31 on January 17 last year," Police said.
  • March 31: The Supreme Court pulled up Dispur for "dragging its feet" on the massive influx of illegal migrants by not showing the seriousness with which the matter needs to be dealt with, reports The Telegraph. A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R.F. Nariman directed the State Chief Secretary, Jitesh Khosla, to file a fresh affidavit to explain the measures taken by the Assam government like setting up of task forces to prevent infiltration from across the border. The court also asked the nodal officer of Assam to file a separate affidavit on the status of the NRC.
  • March 31: A CAG report states that 18 police stations do not have restrooms for personnel and two others do not even have drinking water facilities. One Police Station in the State is operating from a market shed, another from a private club and a third from a quarter of Public Works Department. The CAG further points out that for combating modern day cyber crime; Assam Cyber Crime Investigation Lab was set up in October, 2013. But the lab remained no-functional till December, 2014 due to the primary requirement of a broadband connection, shortage of equipment; skilled manpower and separate automated power back up. The CAG has also pointed out that 26 per cent of weapons and same percentage of ammunition with the state police force are obsolete. Besides, its existing analog communication system is also vulnerable to easy interception. The CAG states that the objective of establishing the Counter Insurgency and anti-Terrorist Training Schools (CIAT) has not been achieved as the 4,769 personnel, who completed training at these schools, were not trained in night training, underground firing and jungle warfare.
  • March 31: State Agriculture Minister Rockybul Hussain, on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, informed the house in a written reply that the UC has seized 78 assorted weapons belonging to NDFB-S, which include 13 AK-56 rifles, five AK-47 rifles, an SLR, an M16 rifle, a Chinese rifle, an M22 rifle, a .303 rifle, an AK semi-automatic rifle, three HK33 rifles and an INSAS rifle. The findings also include two M20 pistol, 16 7.65 mm pistols, four 7.62 pistols, two .22 pistols, one Mark 30 pistol, nine 9mm pistols, three 65 mm pistols and seven handmade guns. Hussain said three of the NDFB-S cadres have been nabbed in Kerala and another three in Nagaland. "At present, there are just a few NDFB-S militants at large and the search is on, inside and outside the state," the Minister added.
  • April 1: NIA interrogation of IK Songbijit faction of NDFB reveals that Chinese made weapons come to Manipur through the China-Myanmar-India border.
  • April 5: Union Tribal Welfare Minister Jual Oram announced that six communities of the state would be given ST status within the next four to five months. Making an election statement while campaigning for BJP candidates for the BTC polls in Kokrajhar, Oram said, "I cannot give a time frame but six communities - Koch-Rajbongshis, tea tribes, Tai Ahoms, Morans, Motoks and Chutiyas - will be given ST status in four to five months. The case of ST status to these six communities is lying with me. The group of ministers has already prepared a note. We are changing the modalities of granting tribal status."
  • April 8: 40-seat BTC election saw a turnout of 75 per cent and was by and large peaceful. BTC administers the BTAD Districts of Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang.
  • April 16: Mizoram Police arrested three militants of the Democrats faction of HPC-D, from Ramnagar in Cachar district in Assam. The militants have been identified as, 'army chief' Lalropuia, 'finance secretary' Famhoite Norbar Sanate and Ngurthantluanga Sanate.
  • April 21: The Central Government rules out the possibility of holding talks with the ULFA-I and NDFB-S pointing to the groups’ involvement in ‘mindless violence’.
  • April 24: NDFB-S removes its 'president' Songbijit Ingti Kathar a few days ago and elevated its ‘interim general secretary’ B Saoraigwra to the top post. A Karbi by ethnicity, Songbijit is reportedly holed up in Myanmar. He was sidelined when the outfit took the decision to massacre the Adivasis.
  • April 26: A major NDFB-S hideout is busted by Army in Sadiya Ghat area inside Manas Reserve Forest in Chirang district. The operation was launched on a specific intelligence, regarding presence of a hideout in of Chirang, said the Defence PRO.
  • April 27: In a meeting held in Dispur and attended by senior Army, Police, Paramilitary and Government officials, discussed strategies to track down and apprehend the NDFB-S duo, G. Bidai alias Bishnu Goyari and Binod Mushahary alias Batha Mushahary. The meeting decided to intensify operations in some specific areas on the India-Bhutan border to apprehend the duo. The forces will also step up effort to collect intelligence to pinpoint their whereabouts.
  • April 29: Union MoS for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary informed the Rajya Sabha (upper house of Indian Parliament) that cadres UALC of the CPI-Maoist are involved in anti-dam propaganda campaign over the lower Subansiri mega dam, at Gerukamukh near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. Anti-dam activists from different organizations of the state have stalled the work of the 2,000 MW project on the Subansiri River since December, 2011.
  • April 29: UDLF, headed by one Rajesh Chorki, joins hands with a forum other northeast rebel groups, the United Liberation Front of West Asia and South East Asia, led by the NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang, last week. According to intelligence sources, Chorki, a former "press secretary" in the UDLA, broke off and formed the new faction in Barak Valley.
  • May 6: According to Director General of Police Khagen Sarma, the State Police have sounded an alert following the unification of several militants of Northeast region. He added that police are concerned about the development and taking steps to check the ultras. He said NDFB-S leader Songbijit has fled the country. "Songbijit is in a foreign country and G Bidai is crisscrossing the borders. There are some difficulties in nabbing him but it's just a matter of time," Sarma said. He added that at least 300 NDFB-S ultras, including its top leaders, are already in police net.
  • May 6: ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah, in a telephone conversation with a northeast based journalist Rajeev Bhattacharya, states that all “anti-India groups” would get together to form a ‘governm­ent-in-exile’. Paresh Baruah when asked about his ‘immediate plans’ said, ‘We will strike wherever and whenever possible. We also hope to be able to form a government-in-exile by the end of this year’.
  • May 7: ULFA-I ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah called up media houses from an undisclosed location to say, if the Central Government agrees to discuss 'sovereignty', which is the core issue of the outfit, he would agree to hold peace talks. We don't want the Government to place any condition for talks. We have no issue on our agenda except sovereignty. If the Government says only our core issue will be on the agenda, we are ready for talks," Baruah said.
  • May 8: The formal termination of the 14 year old ceasefire agreement between the Centre and NSCN-K on April 27 has pushed the Myanmar-based cadres of the ULFA-I into a deep crisis as cross-border movement of its cadres and materials facilitated by the Naga outfit have come to a halt.
  • May 13: Police arrest ‘Kokrajhar district commander’ of the NLFB, Mithu Debnath (26), from Kokrajhar town. According to reports, one of the major demands that the Centre is likely to fulfil is the grant of ST status to the six communities of the State. The move is likely to have a political impact in the State as an outcome of the move would be that 70 per cent of the seats in the Assam Assembly are likely to be reserved for ST candidates, confirmed sources.
  • May 15: ULFA-PTF ‘vice-chairman’ Pradip Gogoi, after the meeting, said that some of the key issues raised by them were ST status for the six communities, NRC update, prevention of illegal migration from Bangladesh, promotion of organic farming in the state, among others."The government showed positive response to our demands," he said.
  • May 20: CM Tarun Gogoi criticized the Union Government for resorting to stop police modernization fund to Assam and said that this would hamper the sustained fight against insurgents in the State.
  • May 20: JSM, a tribal organisation in the State, objected the decision of ULFA-PTF to switchover from over three decades fight for independent Assam to demanding ST status for six communities as 'anti-tribal' and 'anti-indigenous people'. JSM 'advisor' Janaklal Basumatary described the idea to turn Assam into a tribal majority State by including six communities in tribal list as an absurd idea. He said the population of STs even after inclusion of six communities would not go beyond 50 per cent and it was not possible to create 80 seats reserved for ST communities comprising less than 50 per cent population. The tribal leader also said the proposal of the NDFB-PTF to the Centre for expansion of existing 40 BTC constituencies to 90 by inclusion of more districts and their demand of 70 reserved seats for Bodos, 10 each for general and Adivasis was also an idea of bizarre. He said there could not be reserved seats on the basis of community.
  • May 26: Director General of Police Khagen Sarma stated that SFs have arrested 343 cadres of the NDFB-S, including 204 active ones, in the last five months during intensified counter-insurgency operations.
  • May 27: The NCST and the UTAM has raised objections to the demand of ULFA-PTF that six additional communities be granted ST status in Assam. ULFA-PTF has demanded that the Moran, Tai Ahom, Sootea, Koch-Rajbongshis and 36 Tea tribes who are currently listed as other backward classes be granted ST status. The grant of tribal status to these six communities will also, after fresh delimitation, lead to a significant increase in the number of ST seats in the 126-strong Assam State Assembly, making it a tribal-dominated State. The Assembly currently has 16 ST seats.
  • May 30: Five unidentified militants abducted three employees of the Hyderabad-based Gayatri-ECI, Tapas Kumar Saha, Santosh Kumar Bora and Pabitra Laha, from near Lumding in Nagaon district. While the militants had initially abducted five persons including two drivers, Babu Sonar and Dhan Bahadur Domai, the two drivers were later set free a couple of hours after snatching away their mobile phones purses. The company is engaged in constructing the 21-kilometre long Lumding-Maibang (Dima Hasao district) stretch of the 4-lane East-West Corridor in Assam.
  • May 30: The ABSU president, Pramod Boro says that the move to accord ST status to six communities of Assam could invite more problems among the indigenous population of the region. He said the Bodo or other indigenous communities of the state, enjoying ST status, would never object if ST status is accorded to the six communities - Koch-Rajbongshi, Tea-Adivasi, Muttock, Moran, Chutia and Ahom - who have been demanding the status for two decades.
  • June 2: Few members of the Pnar (Jaintia) tribal community (of the Boro Kumpi village) attack Hmars of neighbouring Choto Kumpi village under Joypur Police Station in Cachar district and leaves 17 Hmar families homeless.
  • June 9: The fifth round of tripartite talks among the eight Bodo organisations, the centre and the Assam Government, in lieu with the demand for a separate Bodoland state. Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh chaired the talks. The State Government was represented by Home Secretary Mukti Gogoi and ADGP-Special Branch Pallab Bhattacharyya. The Bodo organisations that participated in the talks included the ABSU, united democratic people's front, People's Joint Action Committee for Bodoland movement and Bodoland People's Progressive Front.
  • June 15: SFs arrest a top member of the NDFB-S ‘central council’, ‘joint secretary’ Sumanta Basumatary alias B. Sinaihang, from Tukrajhar in Chirang District. His responsibility was coordination of terrorist activities, internal discipline, media interaction and propaganda.
  • June 18: A new insurgent group, TLA is formed in Baithalangsu area of Karbi Anglong district earlier this month. The names of the members of the outfit, has been formed to fight for the cause of Tiwa community, are ‘commander-in-chief’ Sanjeeb Amdeng and the other cadres are Thag Beswal, Amiong, Tubang, Robin and Dipak.
  • June 23: Security Forces apprehend five members of Garo militant group, ANLA including its ‘commander-in-chief’, Suber Sangma from Panbazar area of the Guwahati city. The rest of the apprehended ANLA members were identified as George Sangma alias Robert (physical instructor), Buttu Sangma (drill instructor) from Karbi Anglong in Assam, Embrosh Arengh and Alanson Sangma.
  • June 30: Police arrest three militants of NDFB-S, in the Salbari area of Baksa district.
  • July 1: NDFB-S cadre Khumtai Goyari is killed by Security Forces in an encounter at Kachugaon in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
  • July 3: NIA’s files charge sheet for the December 23 massacre of Adivasis. The case pertains to NDFB-S attack on Pakiriguri village in Kokrajhar district Assam in which five Adivasis were killed. Ten NDFB-S militants against whom the charge sheet was filed were Milan Mushahary, Swmkhwr Brahma, Swmkhwr Mushahary, Bullet Basumatary, Ganda Basumatary, Bina Basumatary, Jayanto Mushahary, Gautam Mahalia, Khanda Daimary and Dwithai Basumatary. Since December 23 attacks, nearly 300 arrests have been made by Police, Army and other Security Forces operating in the State, including the NIA.
  • July 7: Former leaders of DHD express concern over the delay in the implementation of the MoS signed between the two factions of the outfit and the Centre and State Government. The MoS was signed on 8 October 2012 in New Delhi. Deciding to move the Centre with their demands soon, the leaders stressed the need for quick implementation of the MoS in a time-bound manner, withdrawal of cases related to former DHD and DHD-J, proper rehabilitation of all DHD and DHD-J cadres, ex gratia for the families of killed cadres during a meeting at the office of Halali Progressive Welfare Society in Haflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • July 11: Assam highlights the increasing "ground rule violations" by cadres of at least nine militant groups in ceasefire to press the Centre for a "realistic political" solution to their issues and "holistic" socio-economic rehabilitation. Gogoi had named the NDFB-PTF, NDFB-RD, ULFA-PTF, the AANLA, APA, UKDA, KRA and KLNLF for truce violations.
  • July 13: The NIA files a charge sheet of the case related to killing of more than 30 persons belonging to the Adivasi community, against four militants belonging to the NDFB-S.

    • July 14: ULFA-I kills two civilians, a Hindi-speaking businessman identified as Nandalal Shah and his daughter identified as Kajal Shah, at Bijulibon area under Pangeri Police Station in Tinsukia district. The wife and the son of the businessman were seriously injured in the attack. Police suspected that the attack was carried out by the militants because of failure of the businessman to meet their extortion demand.

  • July 14: The Supreme Court ordered Gauhati High Court to set up another 64 Foreigners Tribunals and make them functional by August 10. There are 36 tribunals working at present. It further ordered that pending cases in the tribunals should be cleared within a fixed timeframe. There are approximately five lakh such pending cases. If required, Gauhati High Court may improve its infrastructure, it said.

  • July 15: The NIA files charge sheets in two cases of killing of persons by militants belonging to the NDFB-S in Gobardhana area in Baksa district on May 1, 2014.

  • July 16: KPLT ‘commander in chief’ Swaran Killing and his deputy Pangri Timung surrender before Karbi Anglong police.

  • July 18: SSB officials say that they have been able to cut off ration supply to militants holed up in Bhutan substantially because of stepped up counter-insurgency operations against the NDFB-S along the international border in western Assam. Since June, all possible entry points along the international border, generally used by the militants to carry ration to cadres holed up in foothills of Bhutan, have been plugged.

  • July 20: ULFA-I announces "ban" on two Bhojpuri organisations which had stood up to it following the murder of a father and daughter duo by suspected ULFA-I militants in Tinsukia district last week. ULFA-I issued a two-paragraph statement banning the AABP and the AABYCP in the State. Reacting to the diktat, AABP president Parshuram Dubey said the Bhojpuri community living in the state has never attempted to hurt any sentiment of the locals, but will continue to raise their voice till violence ends.

  • June 20: Former DHD leaders, including Dilip Nunisa, Mihir Gorlosa alias Jewel Garlosa and Rishiraj met the Union Home Minister at his official residence in regard to implementation of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) between the Governments and the DHD. The duo had demanded for a "Dimasa homeland".

  • July 21: Maruf Ahmed (8), died and another, Bishan Tamang (10), was injured, in an attack, by suspected militants at Tin-Kilo coal quarry market in Dima Hasao district.

  • July 22: NIA filed a charge sheet against four suspected cadres of the NDFB-S before its special court in Guwahati.

  • July 30: ULFA militant involved in the killing of Hindi speaking people on July 14, identified as John Asom is arrested in Tarani reserve forest of Tinsukia district. AK-81 Rifle, three magazines, 90 rounds of ammunition, a Chinese grenade, combat ammunition post, a kit bag containing an Army combat dress are recovered from him.

  • July 31: Three militants identified as Sachin Pator, Ranjit Pator and Jyoti Basumatari of TLA are arrested from Amsoi area in Nagaon district.

  • August 3: Paresh Baruah (ULFA-I) says peace talks with his outfit is possible only if it is held in a "third country" and "under the supervision of the United Nations", reports The Sentinel. He also added that issue of sovereignty should be on the table.

  • August 3: Governor of Assam and Nagaland, PB Acharya stated that the territorial integrity of all the states would remain intact. He stated that "As per my understanding, as told to me by the Prime Minister, there will be no territorial changes,". He also added that "Now that NSCN(IM) has understood the need to take the democratic road, other groups may also follow suit".

  • August 4: Two NSLA militants identified as Manoj Soren and Barka Tudu are arrested from Karigaon area in Kokrajhar. Two country-made pistols, three live rounds and extortion receipts were recovered from them.

  • August 6: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informs that the accord signed between Government of India and NSCN-IM is just the framework and added that interest of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur would not be sidelined whenever the full body of the Accord is signed.

  • August 8: UMHA asks the Assam Police to launch a 'counter-radicalization' programme to eliminate fundamentalist extremist ideologies in the State.

  • August 10: Assam Assembly adopts a three-point resolution, demanding that the peace accord between Government of India and NSCN-IM should not harm the interests of the state, reports The Telegraph. The resolution said that GoI must ensure that the agreement would not change the constitutional boundary of the state and no part of the state would be included in NSCN-IM’s key demand of Nagalim or greater Nagaland, that the contents of the agreement be made public and that it should not affect the economy and cultural life of the state either.

  • August 10: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rakibul Hussain stated that insurgency has claimed 5,166 lives in the past 24 years. He also added that figure included 912 Security Personnels. He said there were 9,382 insurgency-related incidents of violence in the state between 1991 and July this year. He further added that 336 militants were killed in counter-insurgency operations in the state between 2011 and July 2015. He also stated in the Assembly that FICN totaling INR 1,14,83,380 were seized in the state and 352 cases were registered.

  • August 12: UHM Rajnath Singh seeks monthly status reports from JIC Chief R.N. Ravi, who is the interlocutor for the Naga peace talks. A senior Government official stated that “During the first week of every month, the Home Minister will seek a status update from both the interlocutors on the pace of peace talks on Naga as well as the Assam front.”

  • August 12: The AASU has issued a 14-point resolution urging the Narendra Modi Government for a bilateral treaty with Bangladesh for deportation of "illegal foreigners" and push for implementation of the Assam Accord. The resolution was passed at a two-day seminar organised by the union while observing 30 years of the Accord signed in 1985 by then PM Rajiv Gandhi.

  • August 14: In an operation code named Wipeout II, Army arrest 12 KPLT militants including 'chairman' Sarmung Timung. During the operation, a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including two .303 rifles, one HK 33 rifle, three pistols, two lathod grenades and 23 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition was recovered.

  • August 15: The State Mourning Day (Sok Divas) was observed in Karbi Anglong district to mourn the tragic death of 14 people, mostly children, killed in the bomb blast triggered by the ULFA on August 15, 2004 at Dhemaji.

  • August 20: Cachar Police arrested six Maoists, including two senior leaders, from a tea garden near Jalalpur in Cachar District,along the Assam-Meghalaya border. Some of the arrested Maoists have been identified as Nirmala Biswas, Amir Uddin Ahmed, Sidhu Orang Bijen Orang, Bipul Orang and Bipen Orang. Nirmala Biswas is a leader of the women's wing of Barak Valley and was engaged in motivating young girls hailing from the tea gardens to join the league. Amir Uddin Ahmed is an active member of MCC and PWG.

  • August 21: Union Minister of State for Home affairs Kiren Rijiu stated that GoI has decided to hold talks with militant groups only after they surrender and deposit their arms and ammunition to concerned authorities.

  • August 27: UHM Rajnath Singh says that though his Government has welcomed the Naga Peace Accord, as it would bring about peace in Nagaland and the Northeast as a whole, it would oppose tooth and nail if the Accord infringes upon the constitutional boundary of Assam. "Government of Assam has formally conveyed its protests that the Accord should not in any way harm Assam's interest. Extension of the boundary beyond Nagaland frontier would not be tolerated under any circumstances," he added.

  • August 31: Assam Police bust a bomb making factory and arrest five militants belonging to NDFB-S in Moirachera area under Boko Police station of Kamrup district. The arrested militants were identified as Jempo Narzary, Jayanta Rabha, Jirmiya Basumutary, Ranjit Brahma and Dinesh Rabha. Five hand made bombs were also recovered from them.

  • September 1: Assam Police and Army in a joint operation arrest a militant of the NDFB-S, identified as Bisti Boro (21) from the Kaurbaha Halibari area in Baksa district.

  • September 2: Indigenous communities residing in Block II of Karbi Anglong claimed that KLPT serve extortion notes to villagers in the area on August 30, with a three month deadline to pay up the amount.
  • September 3: A militant belonging to NDFB-S, identified as Bhaigo Boro alias B. Bilaigra (22), is killed in a joint operation by the Army, Kokrajhar Police and CRPF in general area Saumukhi Nala near Diglipara village in Kokrajhar. One AK-56 Rifle (factory made) with magazine, two hand grenades, one handbag, 18 fired cases and 32 live rounds are also recovered.
  • September 3: The Commanding Officer of the 3rd Rajput Regiment Colonel I P Singh says in a press meet that the strength of the NDFB-IKS was decreasing day-by-day after ‘Operation All Out’ was launched on in December, 2014.
  • September 3: In a joint meeting convened in Haflong in Dima Hasao district to discuss the issues plaguing the indigenous hill tribes of Manipur, leaders and members of IPF of North Cachar Hills, NCHISF, IWF, IVCF and the affiliated apex bodies of the Zeme, Hmar, Kuki, Vaiphei, Biate, Rongmei, Hrangkhol and other tribal communities condemned the steps taken by the Manipur state administration to introduce the three Bills namely Protection of Manipur People Bills 2015, Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (7th Amendment) Bill 2015 and Manipur Shop and Establishment (2nd Amendment) Bill 2015, in a special session of the state Assembly on August 28 without taking the hill tribes under their confidence.
  • September 9: NDFB-S militant Biron Narzary alias N. Bapeibai, senior cadre of the outfit and ex-PSO of most-wanted NDFB-S militant G. Bidai, is arrested from Patabari in Chirang district.
  • September 10: Two top leaders of the DHD-A, identified as Sibu Kemprai, the ‘chairman and commander-in-chief’ of the outfit, and Nigam Phonglo, a founding member of the group and a KPLT militant, identified as Jatong Terang are killed in an encounter with Assam Police in Dima Hasao district.
  • September 10: In the operations against NDFB-S, so far, around 30 hardcore militants have been killed, more than 190 have been arrested. More than 250 sympathisers and overground workers of the outfit have also been arrested. Report said that till May 2015, senior NDFB-S leader G Bidai, who allegedly masterminded the December 23 attack, was moving around with around 40 cadres and the strength of his group has dwindled to less than 10 now. It is said that under serious pressure, NDFB-S leader G Bidai has sent feelers to the Government through a few NGOs expressing his desire to go for a ceasefire. But the Government is not willing to take the offer. “The Government’s stand on the issue is very clear. If Bidai and any other member of the outfit want to surrender, they will be arrested and they will have to face the law. There will be no ceasefire with the outfit”.
  • September 13: Police arrests an NDFB-S militant, identified as Thopsa Narzary (28) from Hagrama Bridge over Aie river at Khagrabari area under Dhaligaon Police Station of Chirang district. SP Chirang, Ranjan Bhuyan said that the militant was directly involved in the killing of Adivasi people in December 23, 2014 massacre and several other kidnapping cases. One 7.65 mm pistol, two rounds ammunition and one hand grenade were also recovered from his possession.
  • September 13: The NDFB-P, in ceasefire and peace talks with the Centre, criticises the BJP Government for not keeping its promise on the Bodoland issue. The outfit raised its voice against the Centre's notification allowing "non-Muslims" from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in India without valid documents.
  • September 13: The NIA summons the ULFA-I chief, Abhijit Asom alias Mukul Hazarika for questioning. He is currently living in the UK and is wanted in several cases.
  • September 13: Centre’s interlocutor for Naga talks, RN Ravi says that Assam would not be affected in any way in solution of the Naga political problem. He said that the Government of India will give adequate importance to the views and concerns of all the stakeholders while going for comprehensive solution of the Naga political problem.
  • September 14: In an e-mailed statement to the media, B. Saoraigwra claims that the outfit is still strong enough denying the claim of the Security Forces that it was no longer a strong force after the ‘Operation All Out’. In his address, he said the outfit would continue to work against the illegal immigrants who had occupied the land of the indigenous people, making them a minority in their own land. He said over the years, Bodo and other tribal people had lost their land and had been reduced to landless agricultural labourers.
  • September 15: A plan by NSCN-K to blow up a major bridge in Silchar town connecting the Barak Valley to the state’s neighbouring Dima Hasao district and Manipur is busted after Police arrest four persons along with explosives in this connection.
  • September 15: Assam DGP Khagen Sarma says that only three ULFA cadres namely Rajen Deka, Bikram Bora alias Dipak and Ramesh Deka are functioning but instead of taking part in any major operation, the three are hiding in some remote areas. He said that Islamic fundamentalists and other fundamentalist groups are active in Darrang and many other parts of the State.
  • September 15: According to reports, the NIA is planning to approach the British Government for information on an Indian-origin citizen who is believed to be the mysterious 'chairman' of the ULFA-I outfit. NIA believes Abhijeet Asom is the chairman of ULFA-I and has been running the outfit since 2011. If this is confirmed by the British Government, the Centre will seek extradition of Hazarika for trial in a case registered by the NIA in Guwahati in 2013.
  • September 16: Police arrest three suspected ‘jihadists’, identified as Minarul Islam, Bodiul Zamal Sekh, and Zohorul Haque from Daukhanagar area under Dhaligaon Police Station of Chirang district. Chirang SP Ranjan Bhuyan said that they were forming a new jihadist group.
  • September 16: Assam Government offers free passage to elusive ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah if he wishes to visit his ailing old mother at his native village in Dibrugarh district of Assam.
  • September 17: The ‘commander-in-chief’ of ULFA-I, Paresh Barua rejects the safe passage offered to him by the CM Tarun Gogoi for visiting his ailing mother in Dibrugarh district. Barua calls up a Guwahati-based satellite channel and described Gogoi’s offer as being “politically motivated”.
  • September 18: Police conducts operations in Daukhanagar and arrests a person allegedly associated with a training camp of a fundamentalist organisation. The arrested person, identified as Md Sayed Mia, led the Police to the backyard of his house from where eight handmade AK Rifles and two handmade INSAS Rifles were recovered. IGP said initial interrogation has revealed that the weapons were being used to train the cadres in the camp busted by Police two days back.
  • September 18: According to an estimate of the UMHA, the Northeastern states have seen a steady decline in insurgency-related violence in the first eight months of this year (2015) in comparison to the corresponding period of last year (2014) but saw a three-fold increase in casualties of Security Forces. According to the report, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram saw a total of 418 incidents of insurgency violence from January 1 to September 15, 2015 during which 115 extremists were killed and 1,453 were arrested. During the same period in 2014, a total of 575 incidents were reported in the seven north-eastern states in which 128 militants were killed and 1,401 others were arrested. 40 security personnel lost their lives till September 15 this year in comparison to 12 security personnel killed in the corresponding period of 2014. There were 182 incidents of kidnapping in the Northeast till September 15 this year in comparison to 250 last year. 91 insurgents have surrendered before SFs so far this year, compared to 170 last year. Higher number of casualties was witnessed in civilians in 2014 when 114 people lost their lives. So far this year, 32 people were killed due to insurgency violence. The highest number of incidents was reported this year in Manipur which saw 169 incidents in comparison to 278 last year. Nagaland has witnessed 76 incidents this year in comparison to 77 last year while Assam saw 63 incidents so far this year compared to 246 in 2014.
  • September 18: Assam police launches the biggest operation against the NDFB militants in areas under the BTAD in Assam. Indian Air Force is involved in ‘Operation All Out,’ operating since January, along with the Army, Paramilitary Forces and State Police to eliminate NDFB-S militants. The operation has been intensified, especially along the Bhutan border, the forest areas of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Sonitpur with the deployment of approximately 4,000 security personnel since January 2015.
  • September 18: An upsurge of Islamic fundamentalism in Assam to avenge violence against minorities in the BTAD becomes a challenge for the Security Forces. Report said that the recent busting of a jihadi training centre and the recovery of arms in Chirang district are the latest pointers to this emerging threat. The training centre was being run under the guise of a martial arts school to escape the prying eyes of security agencies.
  • September 18: Police say that formation of a new militant outfit called the Muslim Tiger Force of Assam (MTFA) to take revenge for killing of minorities in the BTAD is another cause of concern for the security establishments. Two MTFA militants are arrested by the army from Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 11: Bangladesh extradites ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia to India.
  • November 12: CBI places founder member of ULFA Anup Chetia under arrest in New Delhi in connection with a nearly three-decade-old murder case registered by the central probe agency.
  • November 18: Anup Chetia is brought to Guwahati by a special aircraft by the CBI on a transit remand and produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup amid tight security. He was placed for five more days of CBI custody by the special court. CBI had flown him back to New Delhi after the court order.
  • November 23: Anup Chetia is brought back to Guwahati and produced before the Special Judicial Magistrate CBI, Assam. The court remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.
  • November 23: Two other persons – Lakhi Goswami and Babul Goswami – who were also languishing in a Dhaka jail after being arrested along with ULFA general secretary Chetia in 1996, are brought to Guwahati and handed over to their family members.
  • December 5: ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia is sent to judicial custody for another 14 days after a court rejected Assam police's plea for his custodial interrogation in connection with a case registered against him.
  • December 19: ULFA founder general secretary Anup Chetia is produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Guwahati in connection with two cases registered against him by the Central Bureau Investigation and the Special Operation Unit.
  • December 23: ULFA leader Anup Chetia is granted bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Guwahati Sessions court granted bail to Chetia, who is lodged in the Guwahati Central Jail.
  • December 24: ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia is released from the Guwahati Central Jail after obtaining bail in four cases registered against him. After being released, the ULFA leader told journalists that he will participate in the on-going peace talks.


 

CHRONOLOGY: 2014

  • January 3: General Secretary of NDFB-Pro Talk Faction, Gobinda Basumatary, says the NRC in Assam must be updated keeping 1951 as the base year instead of 1971 fixed by the Government.

  • January 4: Three militants of the NDFB Songbijit faction surrender at the SP office of Chirang district.
  • January 5: Decomposed bodies of nine persons, who were killed on 28 December 2013, are found in Dimapur in Nagaland, neighboring Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. The bodies are found in a heap in a roadside drain at Pachaspura, 15 kms from Dimapur and the deceased belong to the Karbi tribe including a leader of the Karbi Students’ Association
  • January 6: The Naga Rengma Hills Protection Force (NRHPF) claims responsibility of killing of nine Karbi persons at Pachaspura near Chumukedima and says that it was a retaliatory action of the armed outfit against the rival KPLT group after killing of four persons of Rengma community and rendering several hundreds homeless. The NRHPF C-in-C Keyhang Rengma says that the cabinet meeting of the outfit confirms that its ‘eastern command’ has killed the nine persons at New Jaluki Road in Dimapur in the morning of December 28.
  • January 8: Two NDFB(S) militants are killed in encounter with Security Forces at Jumduar Bongaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 9: Police arrested one KPLT militant, in connection with Khowani village killing on December 27 from an undisclosed location.
  • January 9: The NRHPF, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the NSCN-IM for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in Karbi Anglong.
  • January 12: Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta announced the arrested of a KPLT "corporal" Sarhon Teron from Karbi Anglong. Mahanta further stated that the arrested militant led the Police to recreate the crime scene of the Khowanigaon attack which led to the Karbi-Rengma Naga violence.
  • January 12: A KLO leader says the outfit was ready for “unconditional” talks with the state and the Centre as it wants peace.
  • January 15: ULFA-I executes one of its leaders accusing him of involvement in activities detrimental to the group. ULFA-I’s Arunodoi Asom said the executed leader, Partha Asom alias Partha Pratim Gogoi, was the ‘assistant finance secretary’ and an ‘operational commander’ in the outfit.
  • January 16: Hundreds of people raise slogans against ULFA-I ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah at ULFA's birthplace in Sivasagar as they escorted the body of the outfit's assistant finance secretary, Partha Partim Gogoi, who was executed Baruah's orders for 'conspiring with Assam Police" against the outfit.
  • January 16: Bharat Singh Rathore (48), manager of Pabhoi tea estate is abducted by militants from his bungalow in Sonitpur district on January 16.
  • January 17: At least six persons died when suspected NDFB-S militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar district. The bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.
  • January 17: Security Forces kill a hardcore NDFB-S militant in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 17:Director General of Police, Khagen Sharma says that the ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah is trying to regroup insurgent outfits and CPI-Maoist. He said that the Maoists are the biggest threat and they have about 100 trained cadres in the state and many supporters.”
  • January 17: NSCA militants killed Tea tribe leader Niranjan Patra inside his house at Sekoni tea estate in Nagaon district. Nagaon Superintendent of Police Bibekraj Singh said preliminary investigations had revealed that the youths who killed Patra were known to the victim. The SP said three Adivasi youths of Patra’s locality had floated an outfit, Adivasi Tribal Force [ATF], in 2013 to launch an extortion drive. Soon after, they were arrested and after about three months, released on bail. Subsequently, they are suspected to have floated the NSCA”.
  • January 17: Suspected militants belonging to Zakir Bahini, UDLA, abduct two traders, Nishith Das (27) and Tiklu Kumar Das (28), from Ramnathpur under Katlicherra block in Hailakandi district.
  • January 18: NDFB-S militants kill Imran Ali, and injuring four others in the Panbari area of Chirang district.
  • January 18: Suspected NDFB-IKS militants kill Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri district.
  • January 18: NDFB-IKS militants shot at and injured a trader, Bikram Rai, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district.
  • January 18: The KLO says that they are not ready for tripartite talks with the Government of India and the reports appeared in certain newspapers could be the sinister design of Government to create mistrust among the community.
    January 19: NDFB-S militants shot dead a trader, Gaur Kundu (38), at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari Police Station of Dhubri district.
  • January 18: Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma, states that the ISI is behind the unification bid of Northeastern militants.
  • January 18: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi orders intensification of operation against NDFB-S in coordination with Army and CAPF.
  • January 20: The State Police Headquarters declared 15 members of the NDFB-S, including its chief Songbijit Ingti Kathar (IK Songbijit), as 'most wanted'. Assam Police said valuable information leading to the arrest of these 15 NDFB-S militants will be worth INR 9.5 million.
    January 21: A group of NDFB-S militants, during an operation in the jungles near Dimajuli village in the Assam-Bhutan bordering areas in Chirang district.
  • January 20: The KLO threatens to target Bengali-speaking refugees in lower Assam and North Bengal areas, if SFs continue their alleged torture of Koch-Rajbongshis.
  • January 20: One ULFA-I militant, identified as Raju Haloi, is arrested by Security Forces from the Basistha area of Guwahati (Kamrup Metro). Police said that Haloi was planted there by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.
  • January 20: Police arrest 'commander-in-chief' of KNLA,Ysong Bey, along with two other militants from a hideout near Diphu Railway Station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 20: The manager of Pabhoi Tea Estate at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Bharat Singh Rathod, who was abducted from his bungalow in the garden on January 16, is released by his captors at Namara near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. NDFB-S is suspected to be behind the incident.
  • January 20: In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.
    January 22: One militant of ULFA-I is killed by Security Forces in encounter in Goalpara district along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
  • January 20: The MHA directs SSB to undertake special counter-insurgency operations in the State and check the actions of the NDFB-S. SSB has been asked to create a Special Operations Group (SOG) in its battalions which will take on the NDFB primarily in the districts of Chirang, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa.
  • January 20: The Centre warns the NDFB-RD that its cadres straying out of designated camps without approval would be treated on a par with militants from the NDFB-S.
  • January 21: Security Forces arrest one ULFA-I militant, Raju Haloi, from Basistha area (Kamrup Metro district). Police said that Haloi was assigned by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.
  • January 23: The NIA registers an open First Information Report (FIR) against ULFA-I under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
  • January 24: Two suspected ULFA-I militants are killed in a blast at about 7 kilometre from Umrangshu area in Dima Hasao district when the bomb they were carrying in a vehicle exploded. The Police have identified them as Sahabuddin and Aminuddin of Lanka (Nagaon District).
  • January 24: State Police announced cash rewards of INR 6.2 miilion for those who can provide information about 11 militants of the KLO and seven cadres of the NDFB-S. The KLO list includes four top leaders, 'commander-in-chief' Nityananda Sarkar alias Shyam Ray, 'general secretary' Keshab Barman, 'assistant organising secretary' Lal Chand Deka and 'cultural secretary' Digambar Rai alias Jibon Koch. Cash rewards of INR 500,000 each have been announced against the quartet while INR 300,000 each will be given for information provided on another seven cadres.
  • January 25: One NDFB-S militant, identified as Prem Kumar Basumatary (18), is nabbed by the poublic at Tungkurmari area under Sidli Police Station of Chirang district.
  • January 26: Two hardcore NDFB-S cadres are arrested by the Security Forces from Borthol area of Karbi Anglong district. One A K 47 rifle with 21 bullets and one .32 pistol along with 2 magazines and 11 bullets are seized from their possession.
  • January 26: Sonitpur district unit of the AAMSU takes out a rally in Tezpur against NDFB-S's attack on Policemen in the district.
  • January 26: Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar saying that the three NDFB-S militants involved in the ambush in Thalola-Laodangi have been identified as B Naihab, Chiju and Bishu and they are still hiding in Batachipur area. She says that a joint operation is going on to arrest the culprits.
  • January 26: Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer are killed while five constables are injured as NDFB-S ambushed a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur district. NDFB-S claimed responsibility of the ambush.
  • January 26: The ULFA-I executes its 'cultural secretary', Anjumoni Saikia alias Dalimi Dutta, at the outfit's Myanmar camp . Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma says the Police received unconfirmed reports of her death.
  • January 29: Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer are killed and five Constables are injured as NDFB-IKS ambush a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur district.
  • January 31: The ULFA-I confirmed the death of its 'council secretary' Dalimi Asom alias Anju Saikia. In a statement emailed to the media by ULFA-I's 'assistant publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom, the outfit claimed that Saikia had committed suicide.
  • January 31: Suspected KPLT militants abduct two buisneesmen, Dhiman Choudhary alias Dhiman Lindo (30) and Sudip Chanda (36), from Zerikingding area under the Zerikingding Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. KPLT ‘publicity secretary’, Nokmey Tungjang has, however, informed that the group was not involved with abduction of the duo.
  • February 1: Security Forces arrest four NDFB-S militants from Lahorijan area in Karbi Anglong district .
  • February 1: The Rengma Naga organisations in Karbi Anglong district reiterates their demand for the creation of RHADC through bifurcation of Rengma Hills from Karbi Anglong based on the original boundary of the Hills and Rengma Mouzas (a erstwhile term for revenue collection unit) with its headquarters at Bokajan.
  • February 3: The NSAB member P.C. Haldar said that the presence of CPI-Maoist in the Northeast has the potential to create serious “strategic security complications”.
  • February 4: Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-S abduct a businessman, identified as Anup Das, from Dukhungaon under the Runikhata Police Station in Chirang district.
  • February 4: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. He said that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.
  • February 4: Joint Secretary-Northeast at MHA Shambhu Singh, was greeted with a demand for a separate State for Karbi community in Diphu of Karbi Anglong district. HSDP submits a memorandum to Singh demanding quick action in executing the MoS, permanent rehabilitation packages for former UPDS cadres and withdrawal of criminal cases against them.
  • February 7: AASM, an organisation representing non-Karbi of Karbi Anglong district, urged the MHA Joint Secretary, Shambhu Singh to send a study team to assess both the present and future conditions of the non-Karbis if Autonomous State is created comprising the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
  • February 9: Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang district, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue. The blockade was later reduced to six hours after the ABSU received a formal invitation from the Central Government for the third round of tripartite talks on February 21. Apart from the ABSU, leaders of allied organisations like the NDFB-PTF, BPPF, UDPF, PJACBM also took part in the blockade.
  • February 9: Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) that CPI-Maoist are trying to set up organisational bases in the Norteast to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities.
  • February 13: The State Government charged its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh with carrying out "some activities and implementing some schemes" at Behali area in its territory. Issuing an official statement at the ongoing State Assembly session, Environment and Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, "Though the Behali Reserve Forest is inside the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh is doing some activities and implementing some schemes there
  • February 17: Suspected NDFB-S militants shot at a businessmanat Lengraghat Bazaar in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 18: Four suspected ULFA-I militants are arrested by the Security Forces in Goalpara district.
  • February 20: A 'deputy commander' (southern command) of the NDFB-S identified as B. Thaijou alias Kamaram Brahma is killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Makrijhora-Malatijhora area of Parbhatjora subdivision in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 20: During the third round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and NDFB-P, the NDFB-PTF asked the Centre to adopt the same strategy as creation of Telangana and create a separate State of Bodoland without the approval of the Assam Assembly. Ceasefire with NDFB(P) is extended for another six months. The Centre is also holding three separate rounds of dialogues with ABSU and associated organisation, BPPF, BNC and BPF.
  • February 20: The ABSU 'general secretary' Romeo P. Narzary described tripartite talks among Central and State Governments and ABSU, on Bodoland Statehood issue, as inconclusive.
  • February 20: Major cases under investigation by the NIA in the region are related to smuggling of weapons and ammunition from the Police armoury in Nagaland by some Police personnel to both factions of the NSCN. The second major case is the recently registered case (RC-04/2013) against the 'commander-in-chief' of the Independent ULFA-I Paresh Baruah and others. Another NIA case in the region relates to the big cache of smuggled weapons seized in Mizoram.
  • February 20: The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh says, that it is a no win situation for the militant groups. Their numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the might of the Government is always more than what they can muster.
  • February 23: Five Bodo groups, including one militant group, NDFB-PTF along with other four, ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF announced that movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups.
  • February 24: At least 13 people are injured when suspected NDFB-S militants triggered two blasts in Gasbari daily market near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District.
  • February 24: BPF and BNC welcomes Government's decision to set up a one-man committee to look into the viability of a Bodoland state and issues related to land. But the ABSU and its allied organisations have rejected it.
  • February 26: One NDFB-S militant, Swmkwr Basumatary (26), surrenders before the Police in Kokrajhar district.
  • February 26: The Central Government set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand for Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The one-man expert committee of former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will submit a report in nine months after consulting all sections of society on the viability of creating Bodoland.
  • February 27: Suspected militants entered Itchapur village (inhibited by Dimasa tribe) and set ablaze seven houses of the village which fall under Diphu subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Though the Karbi Anglong District administration suspects that people opposed to the blockade might have committed the act but officially no details were revealed.
  • February 28: The 100-hour bandh (general strike) called by NCHIPF in Dima Hasao District from February 26 will further delay the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge conversion project. The bandh is called by the NCHIPF to demand the bifurcation of the present Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) Autonomous District Council into two separate Autonomous District Council.
  • March 1: The SJAM and several other non-Bodo organisations called a 12-hour BTAD bandh (general shutdown) on March 4 in protest against the constitution of the expert committee to look into the demand for creation of Bodoland State, which evoked total response in Kokrajhar.
  • March 4: GK Pillai's scheduled visit to Kokrajhar did not happen due to some 'logistical reason'.
  • March 5: Security Forces arrest three suspected KPLT militants from Kheroni area in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 5: Scecurity Forces kill one NDFB-S militant, Kenduguri 'section commander' N-Wongtinlang, at Odang village near Karigaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 5: Security Forces arrest an NDFB-S militant, Ankhang Brahma (21) from Kokrajhar district. A 7.65mm pistol loaded with two live rounds are recovered from the militant.
  • March 5: The doctors and staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital of Dima Hasao District are receiving threatening calls and SMSs in the name of one Jek Dimasa, 'Haflong commander' of DHD-Action since 1st week of February' 2014. The Doctors and Staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital on March 6 have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao District requesting him to look into the matter.
  • March 10: Seven militants belonging to NDFB-S surrender at Agia in Goalpara district. Arms and ammunition laid down by the militants include six pistols, live ammunition rounds, hand grenades and other war like stores.
  • March 13: Six different organisations of the Amri Karbi community resorts to rail blockade at Tetelia station demanding ST(H) status and autonomous council for the community.
  • March 16: According to the MHA, the NDFB killed at least 70 people in Assam during 2010-14.
  • March 20: The first batch of Rengma Nagas who were displaced following tension between Rengma Nagas and Karbis and who took refuge in several relief camps since 20 December 2013 returned home in Chokihola region under Nilip development block in Karbi Anglong district. After an official letter issued by Prasanta Buragohain Deputy Commissioner (DC) Karbi Anglong on 14 March, 542 Rengmas out of the 1002 moved out for their homes from the camp in Silonijan High School. Till now 787 Rengmas were taking shelter in three relief camps said RNSU President.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest a suspected CPI-Maoist and recovered one mobile handset, bomb manufacturing thread and few small steel pipes from his residence Bambari of Deohall Tea Estate under Bordubi Police Station in Tinsukia district. According to the police, the arrested Maoist has been identified as Anil Mallick (28) who was working as a temporary employee of Deohall Tea Estate.
  • March 31: The 'commander-in-chief' of the Santhali Tiger Force, Shivlal Murmu (33), is shot dead by unidentified assailants at Padumpukhuri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 31: 'Area commander' of NDFB-S, Medra Boro is killed while three other fled with injuries following an exchange of fire between the Police and the rebel group at Kamargaon under Sorbhog Police Station in Barpeta district.
  • April 11: In an encounter with the Assam Rifles and the Assam Police, NDFB-S militant identified as Dabla is killed at Asraibari under Mazbat Police Station in Udalguri district. A huge cache of arms and ammunition along with some incriminating documents and a Nepalese passport were also recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
  • April 11: A cache of arms and ammunition are recovered in a joint search operation by Assam Rifles and Police from a forest near Kebalo village, some 3.5 kilometres from Haflong in Dima Hasao district. The recoveries comprise an AK 56 riffle, two bullets of AK 56, four grenades, one kilogrammes RDX, 22 gelatin sticks and four detonators.
  • April 11: KPLT calls off its three-day indefinite bandh that began on 8 April at the Karbi Anglong district thus allowing April 12's scheduled second phase polling. The outfit decided to call off the bandh and allow people to cast their votes .
  • April 16: Independent candidate Urkhao Gwra Brahma Brahma files a complaint with the chief electoral officer and returning officer of Kokrajhar (ST) parliamentary constituency against the BPF and its president Hagrama Mohilary accusing him of indulging in large scale violence and intimidation by using sophisticated arms. In his complaint letter, Brahma, the consensus Independent candidate of the All Bodo Students' Union and its allies, said the situation in Baksa district was volatile and not conducive to free and fair elections if the situation spun out of control. Sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence were reported from several parts of Baksa under Kokrajhar constituency, forcing the District administration to order a flag march in the evening of April 16.
  • April 17: 'Deputy Commander in chief' of the KNLA, Rensing Rongpi, is arrested by Dokmoka Police from Baghpani paharline in Karbi Anglong district. One M-16 rifle (LMG), one magazine and one mobile were recovered from his possession.
  • April 17: ULFA-Pro Talk faction disowned one of its leaders, Naba Kumar Sarania who has contested the current parliamentary election from Kokrajhar constituency in Assam as an Independent candidate. ULFA appealed to the voters in Kokrajhar constituency not to vote for him as he had 'made mockery' of extreme sacrifices made by hundreds of martyrs of ULFA who laid down their lives for the 'national struggle.
  • April 18: Supporters of Pro-ULFA leader Naba Kumar Sarania who is consensus candidate of the Janagosthiya Oikyo Moncho from Kokrajhar constituency staged a protest at Mushalpur in Baksa district demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on the election office of Sarania at Sathesanka in April 17 evening.
  • April 18: Expressing concern over the spurt in violence in BTAD areas ahead of the third and final phase of Lok Shaba polls, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) alleges that the Congress government could be behind it to create confusion among voters. “This is an attempt to influence the democratic process of the country and the authorities must act swiftly to restore faith of the voters in BTAD, which is going for polls on April 24,” said Bodo Sahitya Sabha general secretary Kamalakanta Mooshahary. Holding the government machinery responsible for not being able to take precautionary steps, the Sabha demanded action against the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Baksa district where pre-poll violence was witnessed since the last few days.
  • April 20: Security Forces arrest six GNLA militants at Borjhara village in Goalpara district. Four 7.65 mm pistols, two country made rifles, two swords, number of live rounds, five mobile phones and three motorcycles have been recovered.
  • April 21 : One suspected cadre of KPLT is arrested after a brief encounter with the police in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 21: The Assam Police sources state that more than 4,000 members of 13 militant groups under ceasefire agreements are now in the designated camps.
  • May 1: Gunmen who came in four bicycles fired at a compound, shot dead three members of a family, including two women, and injured two girls at 8.15 in the morning at Narsingbari, about 10 kms from Gobordhana PS, Baksa district. All those killed were Muslims who co-habit the Bodo Council area along with various other ethnic group and communities.
  • May 1: Seven people, including three children died and three others were seriously injured when unidentified gunmen barged into homes of three families and brutally fired upon them. The incident happened around 11.30 pm. at Balapara village (No. 1) under Tulsibari PS, Gosaigaon subdivision, Kokrajhar district.
  • May 2: Thirty six people were killed and several injured by violent attackers at around 4 pm at Narayanguri and Nanke-khagrabari area in Baksa district. Nearly 100 houses and a wooden bridge were set ablaze. Nineteen bodies were recovered in the aftermath of of the attacks on Muslims in BTC area. Seventeen bodies were recovered later from the Beki river, the last being found on May 12. More than 500 people from Narayanguri and Nongke-khagrabari have taken shelter at a school, 200 of whom are minors. Eleven (11) children and six women were missing from the two villages, of whom, bodies of nine were recovered. Out of the total 46 deaths, more than 20 were children.
  • May 6: A three-member team of senior officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) led by ADGP NR Wasan visits Guwahati and meets the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP).
  • May 8: Six rifles, out of eight .303 and .315 rifles are missing from the Narayanguri camp of the Manas National Park following the burning down of the Narayanguri camp of the Park by an irate mob immediately after the massacre in the nearby Narayanguri village.
  • May 9: The process of homecoming has begins for villagers of Nonk Khagrabari, Narayanguri in Baksa district.
  • May 10: The Assam Tribune reports that nearly 3,500 cases of rioting reported in the last five years have made the BTC area the most disturbed area of Assam in recent times. While nearly 900 innocent persons were killed in the BTC area in the last five years (including those killed in the 2012 ethnic clashes), security forces, during the period, managed to recover about 730 firearms and nearly 3,500 rounds of ammunition. Police also registered 507 cases under the Arms Act during the period. The BTC area recorded over 1,300 abduction cases in the last five years.
  • May 10: Army personnel arrest two hardcore NDFB (Songbijit faction) cadres with arms and ammunitionvillage at Kalbari village under the Kalaigaon Police Station in Udalguri district. T he two hardcore NDFB(S) cadres were identified as Rakha alias Ruben Daimari and Benamien Daimari.
  • May 12: The New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), while condemning the violence in BTAD on 1-2 May 2014, has called for immediate repeal of the Bodo Accord and implementation of the Bhupinder Singh Committee recommendations. The Assam Trubune reports that the State Government undermined the report of the Bhupinder Singh Committee (which was formed by the then Central Government in 1991) that proposed a democratic framework with multiple levels of autonomy which, if implemented, could have ensured the rights of all communities including the Bodos.
  • May 13: Police arrest 10 more suspects in connection with the violance in the BTC area which has so far claimed 46 lives, mostly children and women. Two persons are still missing. Already 27 suspects, including Forest department officials, have been detained in connection with the BTAD violence and most of the NDFB(S) cadres who executed the plan have already been identified. As stated by Director General of Assam Police Khagen Sarma, a manhunt is on to nab the culprits which include hardcore NDFB(S) cadres like Rikha, believed to have led the Narayanguri/NK Khagrabari (Baksa) carnage. Ranjabaj, according to police, who is also the commanding officer of the outfit, led the Balapara killings in Kokrajhar district. The other cadres who are still on the run are Romila, Anon, Yakha, Laswi, Sizo, Fwler and Futhai, the DGP said. Three cases have been registered including two in Gobardhan police station (Baksa) and one in Balapara police station.
  • May 14: The Indian Army and Assam Police gun down six hardcore members of the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT), including the outfit’s self–styled commander– in–chief Bikash Teron alias Kangthur in an encounter in a dense forest in Langtebuk area, about 25 km north of Manja in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 16 : Two persons are killed and at least nine injured when Security Forces open fired at a mob outside Panbari Police outpost in Bijni subdivision of Chirang district.
  • May 18 : Reports state that about 25 members of NDFB-IKS who were suspected to be involved in the killing of more than 40 people on May 1 and 2 in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts, have managed to sneak into Bhutan following sustained operations by Security Forces.
  • May 19: Aditya, a 12-year-old boy, who is the son of a businessman Rameswar Jaiswal is abducted by suspected NDFB-IKS militants from Dhekiajuli town in Sonitpur.
  • May 27: ULFA-PTF leaders Arabinda Rajkhowa appeals to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take forward the peace talks process between the Centre and the insurgent outfit. He said that ULFA 'general secretary' Anup Chetia could join the talks if the central government took the initiative with Bangladesh for his extradition.
  • May 28: One NDFB-IKS cadre is killed in an encounter with the Army at Dingdang Para village in Khoirabari in Udalguri district.
  • May 30: Media reports state that NDFB-IKS militants are being hired by criminal elements of West Bengal to execute their 'abduction-for-ransom' bids, mainly for providing a hideout till the ransom amount is realized.

  • May 31: Assam Rifles arrest Babul Haflongbar, ‘commander-in-chief' of newly formed militant group- Dima Hasao National Army (DHNA), in Haflong of Dima Hasao district. A pistol, ammunition and a mobile with SIM card were recovered from him.
  • June 2: A militant of RNLF Diganta Rabha is killed by Security Forces in an encounter at Dairang under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara district. The RNLF was earlier known as Rabha Viper Army.

  • June 3: Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju states that the Government of India would examine the on-going peace process with various insurgent groups of the Northeast before deciding future course of action. He states that the New Government would not like to hold dialogue with any insurgent group for the sake of holding dialogue and added that the dialogue processes that were being carried out without any concrete objective would be subjected to critical review before taking further steps.
  • June 4: Government of India termed the issue of unabated infiltration in Northeast from across the border a "national problem". Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that action would be taken against those infiltrators who were found staying in the Indian Territory.

  • June 5-6: Nityananda Goswami, SP, Assam Police in Hamren Police Station in Karbi Anglong Hill district and his PSO Ratul Nunisa are killed in an ambush by suspected KPLT at Rongfu along the Assam-Meghalaya border in Karbi Anglong district.
  • June 8: Official figures show that 43,426 Bangladeshi nationals had legally entered India in 2009. But 32,644 among them did not go back, even after the expiry of their visas. In 2010, out of the 34,957 Bangladeshis who came to India, 24,667 stayed back and in 2011, 28,035 came to India and 22,274 are yet to leave the country.

  • June 15: AKRSU-B President Biswajit Ray states that the organization will agitate on the demands of Kamatapur and ST status for the Koch-Rajbongshi community.
  • June 16: Forum of 5,000 terrorism-hit families of Assam has written to PM Modi demanding a space for these families in the peace talk process.
  • June 17: Five NDFB-S militants, including three women and two men identified as Bijuli Basumatary, Pungjali Basumatary, Sanima Narzary, Simang Narzary and Premosh Mushahary are arrested from New Bongaigaon Railway Station in Bongaigaon district. Police recovered seven mobile handsets, seven SIM cards and some cash from them. Police sources said the recruits were on their way to Ranchi in Jharkhand to receive training from Maoists.

  • June 18: NDFB-IK has lobbed hand grenades at the Kokrajhar Police Reserve located at Dimalgaon in Kokrajhar district. No casualty has been reported. Joint operation by the CRPF SSB continues along the Indo-Bhutan Border.

  • June 18: AAMSU seeks Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to dissolve the BTC administration and review the Bodo Accord. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister, the AAMSU demands that the administration of the BTAD, including law and order, be handed over to the Army.

  • June 19: A group of five to six armed men abduct a company manager Maleswar Rao (36) from Kalachand, 60km from Haflong. The suspected NDFB-S militants took the abducted at gunpoint and disappeared into the nearby forest. The abductors have demanded Rs 6 crore as ransom to secure Rao's release.

  • June 19: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi asks GoI to oppose Bangladesh Government's request for introduction of a system of either 'visa-free' entry or multiple visa for Bangladeshi nationals. In the first half of June, Ministry of External Affairs sought opinion of Assam Government regarding the request made by Bangladesh Government.
  • June 19: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh states that two auxiliary Police Battalions, with around 1,500 personnel, will be created by the MHA to provide Police training and impart job oriented courses to surrendered Northeast militants for their future rehabilitation in various central forces and other jobs. All surrendered militants would be taken from various groups of Manipur and Assam. The posts are of Constables Head Constables and Assistant Sub-Inspectors while rest of the officers will be the regular recruits. The personnel of the auxiliary Police battalions will not be deployed for operational duties.
  • June 22: Reports say that after its NDFB-S 'second commander' Lakhi Prasad Basumatary alias B Laisam was killed, a 12-member team of NDFB-S under the leadership of its 'platoon commander' Jablang has been formed to challenge the police in BTAD. In the remote areas located in BTAD and along India-Bhutan border, a team of 200 armed cadres of NDFB-IKS has been carrying out extortion, murder and kidnapping based on instruction of the outfit's top leadership.

  • June 25: Assam Government decides to set up a separate Intelligence cadre of the State Police to raise their level of efficiency. Principal Secretary (Home and Political) V.K. Bhanu states that the decision is aimed at raising a set of dedicated officials with the correct aptitude and training along with more professionalism for the task to provide an edge to intelligence gathering.
  • June 29: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states that he wants action oriented talks and solutions and the talks should be comprehensive with the militants. According to him, several militant groups had sent feelers that they were keen to come over ground and hold talks. He stated that with ULFA and NSCN the Govt. needs “a little more time” to bring them on board and find a solution.
  • July 1: The number of cyber crime cases in Assam registered under the provisions of Information and Technology Act, 2000, increased from 28 in 2012 to 154 in 2013, an increase of a 450 per cent. In terms of percentage increase of cyber crime cases, Assam ranked second among the States in the country, only behind Uttarakhand.
  • July 2: According to reports, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj states that Government had accepted Bangladesh's proposal for multiple visa-entry "only for tourists. Multiple visa-entry for work and business purposes has been rejected. A condition has been laid that whoever comes, he or she must visit Bangladesh within 90 days for once, or else the visa will be blacklisted.
  • July 5: NDFB-S is engaged in fresh recruitments and smuggling of weapons to Assam. Security sources states that they are attempting to smuggle weapons through Dimapur in Nagaland and that one consignment of weapons has reached the state.
  • July 6: Three people are injured in two separate grenade blasts in Bijni town of Chirang district. First blast occurred at Koylamoyla bus stand in which three people were injured and the second blast occurred at No.2 Vetagaon area near Thuribari block BPF office in Bijni. The injured individuals have been identified as Polen Mondol, Sujay Namodas and Sujon Arya. Police suspect NDFB-S behind the attacks.
  • July 7: CM Tarun Gogoi briefs P M Narendra Modi on the nexus developing between Assam insurgents and CPI-Maoists. Gogoi says, "The Maoist problem poses a threat; some of the insurgent groups have joined hands with the Maoists. The problem has to be nipped in the bud. There isn't much difference between the insurgent groups and the Maoists."
  • July 9: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni states that northeastern states can play a vital role to further improve relations between India and Bangladesh. "There is vast scope of mutual investment in the resource rich northeastern states, which are geographically very close to Bangladesh. Northeastern states can play a key role in improving bilateral ties."
  • July 10: A primary school teacher, identified as Sambhu Prasad Singh, is shot dead by in the premises of Basic Training Centre in Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. Police suspect the killing to be extortion related.
  • July 10: NDFB-S militant identifies as Uresh Narzary alias N Udang who was killed in an encounter with security forces at Mwinaguri village Kokrajhar district.
  • July 11: Four traders are abducted by NDFB-S militants from Labdanguri in Baksa District in BTAD area.
  • July 12: The body of a 14 year old identified as Bakar Ali who was abducted by NDFB-S militants on July 11 is recovered from Kamargaon in Barpeta district.
  • July 14: Curfew in Baksa district imposed after the abduction and killing of four traders is relaxed for twelve hours during day time.
  • July 14: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju states GoI has released Rs 1405.8 million for updating NRC. A gazette notification had already been issued for updating the NRC 1951 in Assam with effect from December 2013 and the updating of NRC is targeted to be completed in three years.
  • July 16: Assam Government constitutes one-man Commission to inquire about violence that took place in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts on May 1 and 2. The Commission will be headed by retired Judge of the Guwahati High Court Justice Mutum B K Singh.
  • July 16: Assam government would urge GoI to frame a policy for granting asylum to people who have taken refuge in India after fleeing their country on grounds of religious persecution and discrimination.
  • July 22: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarifies in LS that issue of citizenship in Assam would be determined on the basis of the updated NRC 1951. He also added that State Government has set up three detention camps in Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar districts to keep illegal migrants and 13 people declared as illegal migrants, detained in Goalpara and 17 people detained in the Dhubri Jail were deported to Bangladesh.
  • July 23: NIA registeres three cases in connection with the militant attacks in three villages in Baksa and Kokrajhar districts in BTAD in May.
  • uly 23: GK Pillai Committee, which was set up by MHA to study the viability of creating a separate State for Bodoland resumes its functions after the Lok Sabha elections, states Kiren Rijiju in Rajya Sabha.
  • July 23: DoNER Minister V.K Singh clarifies in Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to grant visa-free entry to Bangladeshi Nationals. He stated that as part of the bilateral agenda revised travel arrangement was signed and to the visa obtaining procedures and promote people-to-people interactions.
  • July 24: Five KPLT militants, Anglop Timung, Ramu Teron, Khor Sing Teron Anjok Teron and 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang are arrested from Kharping Kro village in Karbi Anglong district. An AK-56 rifle, a magazine with 44 rounds of live ammunition, a SLR a magazine with 39 rounds of live ammunition, a 303 rifle, a magazine with eight rounds of ammunition, a Lathod gun, three Chinese grenades were recovered.
  • July 25: UPLA militant Samson Taru involved in killing of Hamren SP on June 5 is arrested by security forces from Taralangso near Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. A 9mm pistol along with five live rounds was recovered from him.
  • July 26: Kokrajhar MP Naba Kumar says that public in BTAD area might take the law into its own hands to provide vigilante justice. He also said that more non-Bodos might be targeted ahead of the BTC election in 2015.
  • July 26: Union Minister for Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal stated that the GoI will support Assam to set up 100 new Foreigner's Tribunals.
  • July 27: NDFB-S 'commander' S Ulapat alias Uttam Sargiary, who was accused of being behind the serial bomb blast in Assam on October 2008 is killed in an encounter with Kokrajhar Police at Oxiguri village Kokrajhar district. A pistol, two grenades, four empty cartridges and mobile hand set were recovered.
  • July 27: ULFA-I in its mouth piece 'Swadhinata' states that they have decided to use weapons against the illegal migrants, whether they are Hindu or Muslim. ULFA-I critisized Assam Cabinet for requesting the Centre to frame a policy for granting asylum to persons who have fled religious persecution and discrimination and taken refuge in India.
  • July 28: Kokrajhar district committee of ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF submitted a memorandum to PM opposing the commissioning of a one-man expert committee headed by GK Pillai, former Union Home Secretary to examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state.
  • July 29: Suspected militants abducted project manager of Simplex Company, identified as Niron Kumar Mahajan from a location between Hatikhuli and Mandadisa in Cachar district.
  • July 29: Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar is abducted by armed militants from Dingdinga in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 30: Four NDFB-S are arrested by Police while demanding money from a rubber estate at Hatibandha Gaon in Nagaon district.
  • July 30: Assam Police revealed that the cadre strength of UPLA active in Karbi Anglong district, formed in May 2013 with 25-30 militants to counter KPLT is close to 100, since it has come to light that many ex- UPDS members have joined UPLA. Of the 17 militants arrested since June, 12 militants were ex-members of UPDS.
  • July 30: GoI alerted the State Government of possible attacks by Islamic militants in the run-up to 15 August. ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS also want to make their presence felt. Intelligence agencies have an input that ULFA-I have brought four IEDs but have used only one, on July 23 at Krishnai in Goalpara district. It also states that ULFA-I also does not have trained manpower to indulge in large-scale violence.
  • July 30: Reports state that NDFB-S is suffering heavy losses as many of its core members were either arrested or killed. Sources also states that most of the operations are masterminded by members like D Bidai and N Batha, while 'chairman' IK Songbijit is in the Tamu area along the Indo-Myanmar border.
  • July 31: Principal of Hatidura College Lalan Prakash Sonar is released from Kazigaon under Parbatjhora subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
  • July 31: NIA is granted an extension of 90 days from the court to continue its investigation on the BTAD killing in May. NIA is investigating two cases in Gobardhan Police Station in Baksa district and one of Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 1: Three ULFA-I militants are killed in an IED explosion at Mongre Gaon at Goalpara district. Two militants have been identified as Kanteswar Rabhaalies Parama Asom and Akon Rabha. Two pistols one grenade and some documents were recovered.
  • August 2: Frequent ethnic violence and presence of militant groups have necessitated the setting up of 60 new Police Stations and outposts in the BTAD area. State Government has taken a decision to recruit 8,200 constables in the Police force and add 25 additional vehicles to City Police to give quick response against public calls.
  • August 3: NDFB-S 'section commander' Ashok Mushahary is killed in an encounter at Auzar Bazar in Chirag district. One 9mm pistol, one magazine, one hand grenade, one 7.65 mm pistol, one magazine along with ammunition are recovered from him.
  • August 3: NDFB-S militant Jaction Basumatary, who was involved in extortion activities, is arrested in Chirang district.
  • August 4: NDFB-S beat up three private vehicle operators identified as Nobin Basumatari, Jaiklong Basumatari and Nabajyoti Bhuyan at Mainasiri in Urahiloga in Sonitpur district for their failure to make payment of Rs 5000 per year.
  • August 4: SC directed GoI and Assam Government to file the status report on updating the NRC.
  • August 4: AASU is told by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju that GoI plans to launch a special project to check illegal migration through the riverine route from Bangladesh. The Minister also assured that GoI is committed to implementing the Assam Accord of 1985.
  • August 5: DGP Khagen Sarma states that Police received an intelligence input about the possibility of members of Islamic militant groups targeting Assam in the run-up to August 15. He states that ULFA-I is desperate to make its presence felt with acts of violence and the 'commander-in-chief' of the outfit, Paresh Baruah, is in constant touch with hardcore militant Drishti Rajkhowa, who is in charge of operations of the ULFA-I in lower Assam.
  • August 5: In an attempt to mitigate the problem of insurgency, the CIT, Kokrajhar is undertaking an initiative to propagate education in the remote areas along the Indo-Bhutan border in Chirang district by encouraging students from the remote areas.
  • August 5: Centre agrees for a tripartite talk to implement the remaining clauses of the Assam Accord. Union Heavy Industry Minister Ananth Gite has assured AASU delegation that Centre along with the Assam Government and AASU will sit for a tripartite dialogue to sort out the issues.
  • August 6: MLA Padma Hazarika who represents Sootea LAC in Sonitpur district says that his life was under threat from NDFB-S, who he said was running a parallel government in remote parts of Sonitpur. He stated that NDFB-IKS has been demanding monthly tax from households, villagers, petty traders as well as small tea growers in Assam-Arunachal Border.
  • August 6: Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain informs in the State Assembly that out of 59,512 illegal migrants, 42,000 people could not be deported as they went missing. He said that 13,900 Bangladeshi nationals registered their names with FRROs 636 went for writ appeals and 70 are in the detention camps. So far 16 rounds of tripartite talks have been held among State and Central Governments and AASU on the implementation of the Assam Accord of 1985.
  • August 6: Sivasagar SP Satya Gogoi states that strength of banned outfit such as ULFA and CPI-M has increased in Upper Assam with many youths particularly those belonging to tea garden areas joining the CPI-Maoist ranks. He said that Maoist forces have been trying to establish a stronger base in upper Assam than of ULFA.
  • August 6: Assam Police report nearly 100 minors were abducted either for ransom or due to personal enmity since 2013. A senior Police official stated that although the recovery rate of the victims is improving, there have been instances when the victims are killed by the abductors even after receipt of money.
  • August 7: Assam Minister Rockybul Hussain stated in the Assembly that update of the NRC will be completed by December 2016 and the State Government has been authorised by GoI to carry out the operational work relating to the NRC and added that Rs 2880 million has been allocated by GoI for NRC update and Rs 250 million has been received by Assam.
  • August 9: 104 members of the NDFB-RD joined the NDFB-P.
  • August 11: Four ULFA-I militants Moran alias Bullet Asom, Bhaskar Sonowal alias Nagen Asom, Anojit Mahanta alias Jonak Asom and Nijut Gogoi alias Amlan Hazarika surrender at office of the SP Tinsukia district. One US Carbine with magazine and two rounds of ammunition TNT, powder, one pistol with magazine and five rounds of ammunition, one Chinese grenade were recovered.
  • August 12: KPLT will soon surrender before the Karbi Anglong district administration to start a democratic struggle for the separate State of Hemprek Kanthim.
  • August 12: Assam Government has set up 500 forces for detection and deportation of illegal migrants. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju states that to ensure speedier disposal of pending cases in the foreigners tribunals, 64 additional tribunals in addition to the existing 36 were sanctioned for setting up in Assam during June 2014.
  • August 12: Union Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh stated that the Government was willing to hold talks with Northeast insurgents if they would shun arms.
  • August 13: Armed Naga miscreants kill a village headman, identified as Africa Toppo and set on fire nearly 200 houses in the B Sector of Golaghat district. Attacks are reported from over ten villages - Jahaji Bosti, Roman Bosti, Kampur, Majgaon, Santipur, Chetiagaon, Xukanjan, Sainpur, Ratanpur, Kemphur and Kamalpur. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their villages and fled to safer places. Eight relief camps have been opened at Uriamghat which are housing some 5,000 villagers.
  • August 13: Officials from Sarpang of Bhutan and Kokrajhar of Assam held a discussion on the terrorist activities across the border areas in Bhutan. Bhutan's Sarpang district administration comprising ADSP and SP RBP of Sarpang district held a meeting with the Kokrajhar district administration over the kidnapping of four people recently by suspected NDFB-S.
  • August 14: The number of inmates in relief camps swelled to over ten thousand with about 400 more people fleeing their villages and taking shelter in the camps. Assam Government would pay ex-gratia of Rs 800,000 to the next of kin of the victims.
  • August 15: Nine more bodies have been recovered from B Sector of Golaghat district along the Assam-Nagaland border on August 15. Assam Home Commissioner G.D. Tripathi states that the recovered bodies were related to indiscriminate firing and arson by miscreants from Nagaland in eight villages in Golaghat district along the disputed boundary on August 12.
  • August 17: Officials say that nine dead bodies were recovered and eight others were found to be wounded.
  • August 17: GoI advises the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland to hold talks to evolve ways for defusing the tension along the inter-state border. Centre has also given new directives to the personnel of CRPF along the disputed areas of the border.
  • August 17: Joint Secretary Northeast Shambhu Singh points out that as a case regarding the boundary dispute between Assam and Nagaland is pending before the Supreme Court, it is not possible for the Centre to intervene for resolving the issue.
  • August 18: CM Tarun Gogoi’s convoy is attacked by protesters from Assam when he was on his way to visit the violence-hit Uriamghat in Golaghat district. Police resorted to blank-firing and lathi charge to disperse more than 3,000 displaced villagers at a relief camp in the Uriamghat area, who became agitated after Tarun Gogoi entered the camp premises.
  • August 18: Representatives of Ralan area and their Assam counterparts resolved to solve all outstanding issues through “people to people” dialogue. The representatives also decided to set up an inter-state joint coordination committee with three to four members each from both sides.
  • August 18: Home Secretary GD Tripathi stated that people in relief camps have visited their homes and are expected to move to their houses in a day or two. Moreover, the number of inmates in relief camps has come down to 9,300 from around 10,000.
  • August 18: Paresh Baruah-led ULFA-I appealed to the Nagaland leadership to rein in troublemakers at Uriamghat in Golaghat district and asked explanation for the horrific conflict. In an email statement ‘chairman’, Abhijit Asom said if these elements are not dealt with firmly, ULFA-I would be compelled to believe that Nagaland is grabbing Assam's land forcibly.
  • August 19: One person is killed and several hurt in Golaghat district’s Rangajan area close to the Assam-Nagaland boundary as locals clashed with Police and paramilitary force personnel on NH-39 after Assam Police removed the economic blockade imposed by organizations from Assam against the movement of vehicles to Nagaland.
  • August 19: Govt. of Assam tells New Delhi that underground organizations have been actively involved in carrying out the orgy of violence along the Assam–Nagaland border. Assam Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla says, “The ongoing violence is not a group clash...It’s a terrorist activity.”
  • August 19: Nine persons, including the personal secretary, five bodyguards and three drivers of the parliamentary secretary P. Paiwang Konyak, who were detained by Adivasi mob on August 15 in Assam, have been released.
  • August 20: A class ten student identified as Priya Basumatary is killed by NDFB-S at Dwimuguri in Chirag district. The militants suspected her to be a Police informer and alleged that she was in a relationship with a militant of NDFB-RD.
  • August 20: MHA submits a report to PMO on the ongoing violence along the Assam-Nagaland border after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details on it.
  • August 20: An official from the MEA meets Anup Chetia in Dhaka Jail and holds discussions. Bangladesh may be using detained ULFA ‘general secretary’ as a bargaining chip. Anup Chetia tells the Indian official that he wants to come back to India but Dhaka (Bangladesh) was not acceding to his request.
  • August 21: NDFB-IKS released the execution video of Priya Basumatary whom they killed to avenge the killing of five of their cadres by SFs. The militants threaten more killings and have released the video ‘to warn others’.Information and Publicity Wing of the NDFB-S, NE Esara said the if killing was the sole language of the State Government, then they too would start speaking the same language.
  • August 21: Assam and Nagaland decides to put in place a joint mechanism for regular coordination between their officials to prevent the recurrence of violence over the boundary dispute. Assam and Nagaland also agreed that the historical problems causing the recurring incidents in the disputed belt should be resolved. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang arrived at this agreement in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju at a meeting at Guwahati.
  • August 21: Army stage flag march in Golaghat district where indefinite curfew was relaxed for a few hours (5:30-9:00 pm) in the evening. No fresh incident of violence was reported during the day. Due to frequent violence in the disputed areas on the Assam side of the inter-State borders, about 60 people lost their lives from 2001 to till date. In the last 13 years, 29 people were killed in attacks in the disputed areas along the Assam-Nagaland border. "From 2005 to 2014, 17 people were killed in clashes in the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas and from 2010 to 2011, 14 people were killed in the Assam-Meghalaya border areas. From 2001 to 2012, 12 people were killed in violent clashes in the Assam-Nagaland border areas. In the recent violence along the Assam-Nagaland border, official sources pegged the death toll at 9, but as per unofficial sources, 15 people lost their lives in the violence.
  • August 22: The 24-hour Assam strike called by the NDFB-S faction beginning at 5 am paralysed life in Kokrajhar as well as in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri districts. The strike was called against the killing of five of its cadres on August 20.
  • August 23: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina promised to provide all possible helps including transit facilities for the Northeastern States and other related bilateral issues with India.
  • August 24: Situation in the troubled Golaghat district is returning to normalcy with many people going back to their homes but night curfew would remain in force. "Following enhanced security measures in the affected areas, about 3,400 inmates have already gone back to their villages.
  • August 24: Myanmar says it will bust training camps of Northeast militants if India provides specific inputs about their existence. Myanmar's Information Minister U Ye Htut said his government will cooperate "fully" with the new Indian Government in cracking down on militant bases.
  • August 24: Newly formed KLPF 'chairman' Manoj Teron and 'general secretary' Dhaniram Teron are arrested during a joint operation launched by the Assam Police and CRPF from Jiadong village in Karbi Anglong. Two AK-56 rifles, ten magazines of AK-56, 255 live rounds of AK-56 ammunition, a .22 rifle, six live grenades, a magazine of 9 mm pistol, a 7.65 mm pistol, four live rounds of ammunitions of 7.65 pistol are recovered. KLPF is reported to be active in Karbi Anglong and its adjoining Dima Hasao.
  • August 24: Continuous operations have weakened the two newly floated militant outfits in Karbi Anglong UPLA and KLPF. 31 cadres of the two outfits were arrested and four killed in different encounters since the June 5.Till July 25 altogether 14 UPLA cadres were arrested and two killed in encounters
  • August 25: BNC political parties such as BPF, BPPF, former Rajya Sabha MP UG Brahma and various non-political organizations have vehemently condemned the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S.
  • August 25: India has handed over to Bangladesh a list of 71 camps of the Indian insurgent groups that still exists in the neighboring country.
  • August 26: Central Government decides to implant special kind of fence over water along the riverine India-Bangladesh border to stop illegal immigration.
  • August 26: State Government announced a judicial inquiry into the killing Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S.
  • August 28: Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the Border Areas Development Minister, in reply to a question by Phani Bhushan Choudhury of AGP, states that 157 people of Assam have died and 166 have been injured in incidents of violence in and around the areas of the State bordering Nagaland in the last 40 years. Only two Nagas have died during these incidents. Golaghat District has borne the brunt of the violence, accounting for 131 deaths in nine clashes during 1977-2014. Sivasagar District accounted for the maximum number of incidents of violence – 96. The list of the dead includes 31 Assam Police personnel and three CISF personnel. Miscreants and NSCN militants were found to be involved in most of these violent incidents.
  • August 29: Social and civil organisations in Chirang, including BSS Tribal Sangha, ABWWF staged a two-hour sit-in in front of DC office at Kajalgaon in Chirang district against the killing of Priya Basumatary by NDFB-S militants on August 20. They demanded a CBI enquiry.
  • August 30: Police arrest an arms supplier identified as Marqus Narzary from Bamungaon under Sidli Police Station in Chirang district and recovered AK 56 rifle, two Light Machine Gun magazines, two 303 rifles five live shells of M-16 rifle, 42 bullets of 303 rifle, a pen pistol and its 50 rounds of bullets were recovered. According to IG LR Bishnoi Marqus Narzary resides in Dimapur in Nagaland and sends the consignment of arms using women and teenagers as couriers to NDFB-S.
  • August 30: Three members of JACS which met HM Rajnath Singh on August 27, states that they will begin fresh agitation from September 1, if GoI does not respond to its demand. JACAS is demanding the creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts. JACAS chief convenor BijoyTeron mentioned that in the course of two round discussions with MHA a detailed roadmap on autonomous state was presented which has been scrutinized by various ministries including the Law Ministry.
  • August 30: Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan states that Government will hand over Anup Chetia, ''general secretary'' of ULFA to Indian authorities. And in return get back Nur Hossain, prime accused in the Narayanganj District seven-murder case, soon.
  • September 1: JACAS activists begin hunger strike for indefinite period at KASA stadium demanding creation of an autonomous state encompassing the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
  • September 2: Police arrests the Kokrajhar correspondent of News Live TV channel identified as Jaikhnong Brahma from Kokrajhar town charging him for having links with NDFB-IKS.
  • September 3: Reports state that Assam may soon face two- pronged threat from LeT and Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has already issued a threat to establish bases in Assam, while the LeT has strengthened bases in Bangladesh, which may lead to serious problems for Assam.
  • September 4: Kokrajhar Press Club stage a two-hour demonstration in front of Pragati Bhavan demanding release of journalist Jaikhlong Brahma who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-S.
  • September 5: MHA states that Islamic terror groups can easily influence Muslims in the Bodo areas, taking advantage of the present turmoil. MHA had identified at least 14 new Islamic fundamentalist organizations in the state, which includes the MSCA ILAA MVF Muslim Liberation Army, Muslim Liberation Front, Muslim Liberation Tigers of Assam and MULTA. Security agencies had also found the involvement of SIMI in one of the serial low intensity blasts in BTC in July. Security agencies stated that that another radical group Popular Front of India (PFI) was spreading its network in the state.
  • September 8: Journalist Jaiklong Brahma, who was arrested on September 2 for alleged links with NDFB-S is sent to nine-day judicial custody.
  • September 10: According to Intelligence Agency report, there are fourteen Islamic radical groups active in the State.
  • September 11: A joint team of security forces arrest the 'commander in chief' of KNLA Rajen Signar alias Archok Timung from Mahori Rongpigaonin in Karbi Anglong district. One pistol with magazine, incriminatory documents including KNLA extortion notes were recovered from him.
  • September 12: State Police, following intelligence warning after Al Qaeda's decision to set up its organisational base in the State has set up a special task force for keeping tab on activities of fundamental groups.
  • September 16: Assam Police refused to withdraw its pickets set up on the disputed Assam-Nagaland border and have strengthened the manpower and armament in the border outposts .Police have also sent a directive to its officers stating that a constant liaison should be maintained with CRPF and SSB. A total of 29 additional security pickets have been set up in the sector B of Golaghat district for security of the affected and vulnerable villages after the attacks by Naga miscreants on August 12 and 13.
  • September 19: Army team, divided into four groups, has been carrying out search operations against militants along the borders at Kanubari, Kherbari, Balijan, Lukhurakhon and other areas in Sivasagar district, after an IED attack.
  • September 20: NDFB-P identified as Naba Deka alias D Nathai is shot at and injured by miscreants at Naokata in Baksa district. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB-P S Sanjarang demanded that security forces and law enforcing agencies should find out the miscreants involved in the incident.
  • September 20: The CM states that Government had specific information on some fundamentalist groups trying to set up their bases in the State with the help of local militant outfits. "I have a doubt that there is a strategic understanding between the Al-Qaeda and the ULFA-I. We have already alerted all concerned, especially the security agencies. I am also appealing to the people to help the State authorities with information on any such development."
  • September 21: Concerned over the frequent incidents of kidnapping of Bhutan citizens by NDFB-S, Bhutan requests Assam Government to enhance vigilance along the International Border.
  • September 23: Delegation of ABSU, PJACBM, BPF called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and reiterated their demand for resumption of the tripartite talks and expediting the talks with NDFB-P .They preferred the tripartite route rather than the GK Pillai Committee.
  • September 25: A one-man judicial enquiry commission headed by retired judge justice BD Agarwal of Guwahati High Court is constituted to investigate the killing of Priya Basumatary.
  • September 26: Guwahati High Court grants bail to 10 UPLA including its 'commander-in-chief' Nikunja Kathar. The rebels were arrested from Bokajan in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland for their involvement in killing of Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami and his security officer on June 5.
  • September 29: TADA court in Guwahati sends Ranjan Daimary, the 'chief' of NDFB-RD back to jail. He has been out on conditional bail since June 2013. Court rejected his bail extension plea after the State Government informed it that several NDFB members are still engaged in subversive activities.
  • September 30: NDFB calles for a 12-hour Assam bandh in protest against the re-arrest of its 'president' Ranjan Daimary alias DR Nabla. The 'information and publicity secretary' of NDFB, B Najib asked the Assam Government to release Ranjan Daimary unconditionally. In a press statement NDFB claimed that it was unfortunate that being in the formal cease-fire and yet to start the formal political talks with the GoI, the Home Department, Principal Political Secretary and TADA court had sent wrong reports to the judicial process against him.
  • October 1: 'Commander-in-chief' of UDLA Jakir Hussain Laskar, is killed in an encounter with SFs in the forest of southern Hailakandi district near Mizoram border.
  • October 8: Joint team of Police and Army kill four NDFB-S militants. ‘Second in command’ of the outfit Muhar Basumatary, Domsatorong, Loharun and Maisaran are killed at Kokrajhar. Security forces recovered one AK-56 magazine, 20 live rounds of ammunition, three pistols. According to intelligence sources NDFB-S was trying to carry out a major strike on security forces and also target minority communities in retaliation to the arrest of five NDFB-S militants in Chirang district on August 20.
  • October 9: Security forces kill an unidentified NDFB-S militant at Tarajuli of Sonitpur district. One pistol, a grenade along with some ammunition was recovered from the slain terrorist.
  • October 11: With the arrest of militant Ronjit Kemprai alias Jabali from Lahori Jan in Sonitpur district, Police have exposed the existence of a new militant group United Dimasa Liberation Army (UDLA). The arrested ultra was under the police scanner since October 7 after police rescued Rocky Langthasa.
  • October 11: JIC chairman RN Ravi submits "a paper on strategy and action on Northeast policies" to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. MHA had set a 3 month deadline to revise the Northeast policies. A senior official states that "A targeted approach to sort out the problem is the need of the hour. We will soon consult the states and also issue fresh guidelines for the security personnel in Northeast to deal with the situation." It was also agreed that tough approach towards the insurgent groups needs to be adopted and they shall not be allowed to run their extortion racket.
  • October 15: Assam Government decides to create Research and Analysis Centre, an Intelligence Branch of the Assam Police as a separate autonomous organisation with a dedicated cadre of intelligence officers.
  • October 17: TADA court in Guwahati deferred the bail hearing of Ranjan Daimary, 'chief' of NDFB-RD till October 21.
  • October 18: Chances of Ranjan Daimary, the chief of the NDFB-RD faction being released from jail have become bright with the Assam government informing the court that it had no objection if he was granted bail. Government stated that NDFB-RD is currently in peace talks with Government and as the outfit head, Daimary's presence in the talks is required to make it fruitful.
  • October 20: Two KPLT militants 'deputy commander in chief' Arkoi Bey and 'corporal' Jutang Rongphar are killed in an encounter with a joint team of Police and Army at Langlaksho in Karbi Anglong. Another militant is arrested during the encounter and an AK-47 rifle and two pistols were recovered from the encounter area.
  • October 21: Yusuf Ali, an arms dealer, suspected to be a linkman of Islamic fundamentalist groups, is killed in an encounter with security forces at Lalmati area in Kokrajhar district. Another person identified as Sohrab Ali is injured during the incident.
  • October 21: Two persons are arrested from Jwhwlao Dwimalu Road in Kokrajhar and five live ammunitions are recovered from the spot. The State Home Department has recently issued red alert in some sensitive districts including Kokrajhar following the threat from Al–Qaeda and NDFB-S.
  • October 21: Suspected NDFB-S militants snatch seven INSAS rifles from personnel of 135 battalion of Territorial Army ETF, at Khalashi area in Kokrajhar. About 60 to 80 NDFB-S militants surrounded the Eco Task Force personnel and took away the rifles at gunpoint.
  • October 21: ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah says a concrete shape to the common platform of the “revolutionary organisations” of the region would be given shortly. He also said if majority of the bonafide citizens of Assam vote to stay with India, the ULFA-I would accept it. But at the same time GoI must accept the result of the plebiscite if majority vote in favour of separation. Further when asked if ULFA-I is receiving help from China, He stated that, “we are ready to receive political, moral or logistic help from any country which comes forward to extend help without any pre-condition. We will also like to make it clear that we will not accept help from anyone by compromising the interest of Assam.”
  • October 22: Suspected KPLT militants kill a villager at Langthu Rongphar village in Karbi Anglong, suspecting that he was a Police informer. KPLT had called for a bandh in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts in protest against the killing of two KPLT militants on October 20.
  • October 22: HSDP (Hill State Democratic Party) delegation submits a memorandum demanding the creation of a separate state comprising the two autonomous hill districts of Assam.
  • October 23: Arabinda Rajkhowa, ULFA-PTF leader states that the jihadi groups are trying to create a base in Assam and appeals to people and Government to be vigilant against such forces.
  • October 23: Commander -in- chief of the Adivasi Dragon Fighter ( ADF ) Habil murmu has been arrested by kachugaon police from kachugaon area in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 24: Four persons including a tea garden official are injured and two vehicles are damaged in a grenade blast by NDFB-S at Itakhola in Sonitpur.
  • October 24: According to Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, the Govt. of India does not have any policy for creation of separate or autonomous states.
  • October 25: Suspected NDFB-S militants abduct two volunteers of Lutheran World Service India Trust from Patgaon Kausi Bazar in Kokrajhar.
  • October 25: NDFB-R demands the immediate release of its ‘chief’ Ranjan Daimary to retrieve the ongoing peace process.
  • October 26: NDFB-S acknowledges that they were behind the grenade attack at Itakhola in Sonitpur that injured five people.
  • October 28: Jakaria Ali, who owned an optical shop, is arrested by Barpeta Police. According to inputs available with the security agencies, taking advantage of the porous international border elements of jehadi groups like Lasker-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Harkat –ul-Mujaheedin (HUM) etc., have used Assam as a corridor to enter India in the past. Though the elements of such groups had used the Bangladesh-West Bengal corridor more frequently, the Assam-Bangladesh border was also used a number of times. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had alerted the State police about such developments at different security level meetings.
  • October 29: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requests Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of militancy and fundamentalist activities with the neighbouring countries, stating that in recent times Assam appears to have been targeted by fundamentalist organisations like the Al-Qaeda. Some operatives having links with the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were recently arrested in Assam, he told the Prime Minister to explain the gravity of the situation. “There should be a similar mechanism at the inter-state level for West Bengal and the North Eastern States so that issues of jurisdiction do not come in the way of dealing with insurgency and militancy,” Gogoi said.
  • October 31: The National Democratic Front of Boroland NDFB(R), being dissatisfied with the arrest of the chairman of the group, threatens to withdraw its ceasefire agreement with the government. This is revealed in an email by Lt B Naijab, Information & Publicity Secretary, NDFB(R).
  • November 1: The State Government decides to hand over cases related to jihadi activities in the State to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This decision is taken at a law-and-order review meeting convened by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in his office chamber.
  • November 1: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) announces cash rewards for anyone providing information about 12 key operatives of the Jamaat-ul-Mujeheedin, Bangladesh (JMB) and the list includes the name of the leader of the Assam module of the militant outfit Sahanur Alom alias Doctor. NIA sources told The Assam Tribune that Sahanur, who hails from Sarthebari area in Barpeta district, is around 33 years of age and he is suspected to be the main man of the JMB in Assam. He is a quack dentist and is also known as Doctor. Sahanur was involved with the recruitment process of the JMB in Assam and he is wanted in connection with the Burdwan blast and conspiracy of the JMB to establish bases in India. On 2 October 2014, an explosion occurred in a house in the Khagragarh locality of Burdwan in West Bengal. Two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists were killed and a third injured. Of the 12 persons wante d by the NIA in connection with the Burdwan blast case, five are Bangladeshi nationals. Apart from Sahanur, the others mentioned in the list of the NIA include Sajid, the head of the Burdwan module of the JMB. He is a Bangladeshi national and was staying in Purshidabad area of West Bengal. The others mentioned in the list are Abul Kalam, Amjad Ali Sheikh, Burhan Sheikh, Kausar, Nasurullah, Rejaur Karim, Habibur Rahman Sheikh, Talhe Sheikh and Maulana Yusuf Sheikh.
  • November 2: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducts searches in the houses of some close relatives, including Jakaria, the brother of the most wanted suspect of Burdwan blast Sahanur Alam alias ‘doctor’ in Barpeta district.
  • November 2: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that the State Secretariat and the famous Kamakhya temple are targets of jihadi elements operating in the State.
  • November 3: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrives at Chatala under Sarthebari Police Station in Barpeta district. The NIA team raids the house of Sahanur Alam and questions two other persons. The team, comprising seven members of the Central investigating agency spent more than six hours in the residence of Sahanur, one of the most wanted accused in the Burdwan blast case and subsequent link to the Jamat-Ul-Mujaheedin, Bangladesh.
  • November 6: One ULFA (Independent) militant is killed and two others are arrested following an encounter with Assam Rifles personnel. The ULFA cadres On receipt of confirmed intelligence of the presence of ULFA cadres in Saringyunset village, a team of 31 Assam Rifles launched an operation and apprehended two ULFA insurgents Bapon Deka of Udalguri district and Pranjol Nath of Jelihua Gaon of Golaghat district. The body of self-styled lieutenant Prakash Bora, a resident of Jorhat, who was killed during the firefight, was recovered.
  • November 8: Jamaat-ul-Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JUM) member Sujina Begum is produced in the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup and remanded to police custody for 14 days. Begum was trained at Simulia Madrassa in West Bengal by activists of the JMB and she was actively involved in the activities of the outfit. The job assigned to her in Assam was to spread jihad through women and she was specially trained for the job. She undertook month-long courses at least three times and it is also learnt that several other women from the State received similar training in the madrassa.
  • November 10: According to the sources who questioned Sajid, alleged to be a mastermind of the October 2 blast, JMB was trying to set up a terror network in West Bengal, particularly in three districts of Murshidabad, Nadia and Malda, and in Assam through armed struggle besides having an ‘Shariyat’ rule in Bangladesh. Thus the banned terror group was ready to engage in terror acts to achieve their goal, Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be the chief commander of JMB, is claimed to have confessed before the investigators.Videos of alleged atrocities on Muslims were recovered from the possession of Sajid and he told the interrogators that such clippings were showed to indoctrinate many youths into JMB’s fold. During interrogation, Sajid also spoke about the process of selecting hideouts, procurement and use of IEDs besides identifying, recruiting and indoctrinating youths from various madrassas.
  • November 10: Chairman of the pro-talk faction of ULFA Arabinda Rajkhowa says that they are committed to fight jihadi forces that have reared their heads in Assam.
  • November 11: Five unidentified NDFB-IKS linkmen are arrested from Janata Bazar in Chirag.
  • November 11: Government of India declares KLO a terrorist organisation, and bans it for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Ban of KLO is the 37th in the list of banned terrorist organisations.
  • November 14: A brick kiln owner, identified as Shivaji Prasad, is shot dead by suspected ULFA-I militants at Kamalabari in Majuli river island in Jorhat district.
  • November 15: Two NDFB-IKS militants, Sootem Mushahary and Pramod Brahma are arrested from Sootea in Sonitpur district.
  • November 17: KLO has more militants from Assam than West Bengal. KLO was considered a North Bengal based militant outfit. The outfit has more members from Assam. The outfit in the last few years, managed to recruit a number of youths from Bongaigaon, Chirang and Goalpara. The total strength of the KLO is now estimated to be around 100 to 120 cadres. They have close ties with NDFB-IKS and KYKL. The youths recruited in recent months by the KLO from Lower Assam were sent to the base in Myanmar for training.
  • November 18: Ranjit Ray, 18, is killed by suspected militants of unspecified faction of NDFB at Manas forest in Chirag district. The Sub- Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) stated that it was not confirmed yet whether the rebels who killed Ranjit belonged to the NDFB.
  • November 19: ULFA-I shot dead a civilian identified as Okon Tati and injured another individual identified as Shankar Rai at Dwarmara Reserve Forest at Tinsukia district.
  • November 19: Three NDFB-IKS identified as B Naibijit, Ganesh Basumatary and Narkeswar Narzary surrender before Chirang District Police and SSB.
  • November 20: ULFA-I militant Parikshit Gogoi is arrested from Panbessa in Sivasagar district.
  • November 25: KPLT is divided into 4 factions. The first led by Teron is anti-talks faction and is concentrated in Bokajan subdivision, bordering Golaghat and Nagaon districts. The second, led by Donri Kramsa, comprises 20 members and is pro-talks, third faction is led by Simmon Teron which is inactive and the fourth faction is led by Sojon Liding and works independently.
  • November 27: ULFA-I militants kill a Hindi speaking trader , Kumud Rai, when they fired at a petrol pump in NH 15 in Lakhimpur district Two other individuals identified as Roopak Singha and Satish Patel are injured in the incident.
  • November 27: ULFA-I is trying to revive its bases in Bangladesh. DGP stated that Chittagong has become a vital proposition from the security point of view and said that militant activities in Bhutan and Myanmar too have increased. DGP also added that here are inputs about youths undergoing training in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Bangladesh.
  • November 28: TADA court grants six months’ bail to Ranjan Daimary, the leader of NDFB-RD. He was granted bail for two cases in Udalguri and one at Dispur.
  • November 29: Police arrest two linkmen of NDFB-IKS, identified as Arun Basumatary and Bilifang Basumatary, from Simlabagan village under Runikhata Police Station of Chirang district.
  • November 29: IB Chief Syed Asif Ibrahim says that in Assam, the militant outfit NDFB-IKS accounted for 85 per cent of the civilian casualties.
  • November 29: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says that most conflicts in the Northeastern region have socio- economic reasons behind them and these (reasons) have been there since even before independence. He says that these socio-economic disparities have existed due to lack of development including that of infrastructure in the region. He suggests that the Police summit should try to hammer out a special strategy to tackle insurgency in the Northeast. He announces that the Government is fully committed to formulate a special development package for the Northeast to facilitate all encompassing development for all the communities.
  • December 2: Two traders, identified as Isab Ali and Jamal Khandakar, are abducted from Helchaguri in Baksa district and their bodies were recovered at Mainamata under Labdanguri Police station in Barpeta district. Though no organization has claimed responsibility for the incident, initial reports suggest that the NDFB-IKS is behind the incident.
  • December 3: Police arrested a suspected arms dealer, identified as Bhagirath Chetry, from Sankosh Tapu in Kokrajhar. A 7.65 mm pistol, a magazine and three live rounds were recovered from him.
  • December 4: CBI which is probing the 2012 ethnic riots in BTAD, has named an Assam Police constable as the main culprit for fuelling clashes in its final report. The CBI has sought State Government sanction prosecute Mohibur Islam alias Ratul, the accused, who is on the run at present.
  • December 4: Kokrajhar based journalist Jaiklong Brahma who was arrested by Kokrajhar Police on September 2, for having alleged link with NDFB-IKS, was released on bail from Kokrajhar Jail.
  • December 4: A joint team of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detains two cadres of the Khasi rebel group Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and seized a lot of weapons, including grenade launchers, and explosives during the operation carried out from November 22 to December 3, security sources said.
  • December 6: Sahanur Alom, a main accused of the Burdwan blast which took place on 2 October 2014, Sahanur Alom is arrested by Assam Police from Nalbari.
  • December 7: The Court of CJM, Kamrup (Metro) remands Sahanur Alom to 14 days of police custody.
  • December 7: Assam DGP Khagen Sharma says that after the JMB was banned in Bangladesh, its leaders tried to settle down as Indian citizens in Assam and West Bengal and they could do so as seen in several cases. Sarma informed that although Assam has never been used as a centre for operational training, motivational training by JMB leaders did take place in different pockets of the State. The operational training was mostly held in Bangladesh and West Bengal. "JMB leaders had come here and recruited boys. Districts like Dhubri, Barpeta and Nalbari were the most vulnerable and youths were motivated towards jehadi activities. Places like Lower and Central Assam and the Barak Valley too reported such recruitment", he said.
  • December 8: Interrogation by the Assam Police establishes prime accused Sahanur Alam’s involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast and his links with the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which has set up a network in West Bengal. According to Additional Director General of Police, Special Branch, Pallab Bhattacharjee, Sahanur informed that he was motivated to join the JMB. As the JMB was working against the Bangladesh government, it was under tremendous pressure and was trying to take shelter in neighbouring West Bengal.
  • December 11: A cadre of the ULFA-I, identified as Raktim Moran, a resident of Mudai Gaon in Dibrugarh district surrenders before the Assam Police and deposits a cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition. While surrendering his arms, Moran said that currently at least four training camps of the ULFA-I are operating inside Myanmar with around 250 cadres, apart from some NSCN-K militants.
  • December 13: The questioning of arrested Sahanur Alom, one of the key persons of the JMB in Assam and other members of the outfit arrested in Assam and West Bengal revealed that the JMB was trying to establish a full-fledged network in Assam, particularly in the Muslim-dominated areas and trained up several persons specifically for the purpose. Security sources said that at least ten people were specially trained by the JMB for establishing the network of the outfit in Assam. According to the reports, the JMB started trying to establish bases in Assam after the ethnic riots in the BTAD area in 2012 where more than a hundred people were killed. The JMB took advantage of the situation and started exploring the possibility of expanding bases in the State.
  • December 15: Security forces seize a cache of arms and ammunition from a couple near Kolia Bhomora bridge in Sonitpur district. Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar said a couple, identified as Jolen Narzary, 44, and his wife Belsree Nazary alias Kareng, 40, were carrying the arms on a bike and were arrested at a checkpoint near the bridge. The recoveries included a HK-33 rifle, an M39 grenade launcher along with 80 rounds of ammunition, 16 grenade shells and 17 SIM cards. Police suspect the arms were meant for I. K. Songbijit factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-IKS) and the couple was bringing it from Nagaland. According to a police source, the NDFB-IKS as well as other militant organisations are suspected to be supplying arms from Nagaland via Dimapur to a militant group in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Sonitpur District in Assam.
  • December 16: Forest Minister Rockybul Hussian, in a written reply to a question by AIUDF legislator Hafiz Bashir Ahmed in the assembly states that the eight 'active militant groups in the State are ULFA-I ,NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, HuM, MULTA, CPI -Maoists and JMB. The Minister said that from January 2001 till November this year, 6,483 ULFA militants, 2,881 NDFB, 346 KPLT, 50 KLO, 14 HuM, 106 MULTA, 80 CPI (Maoists) and 10 JMB module rebels have been arrested. Of the eight, currently, only three are active, which include MULTA, HuM and JMB, he added. The inactive radical groups are Harkatul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA), People United Liberation Front (PULF), Islamic United Reformation Protests of India (IURPI) and Islamic Security Force of India (ISFI). He stated that from 1995 till date, 626 members of these radical groups have been arrested.
  • December 17: An NDFB-IKS militant identified as Sunil Musahary is arrested from Tarajuli in Sonitpur. One 12 Bore Gun along with a mobile phone was recovered from him.
  • December 17: India and Bhutan will launch a massive crackdown against NDFB-IKS along its border areas. The decision was taken in a recent meeting between security chiefs of both the countries.
  • December 17: An accused in Assam arms haul case during interrogation reveals that 15 Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP, a voluntary force affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a political party campaigning for a separate state of Gorkha land) had undergone 14 days of arms training in Nagaland in 2013 with the intention of launching an armed movement for separate state of Gorkhaland, under the banner of Gorkha Liberation Army (GLA).
  • December 17: NIA probe into the 2 October 2014 Burdwan blast reveals that JMB had prepared a hit list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders to assassinate. An unnamed official of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) stated, "Assam was the immediate target of the JMB module detected after an accidental blast on October 2 in West Bengal's Burdwan. Arrested accused have told counter-terror officials that a dossier-like hit-list of around 40 to 50 Bodo leaders was prepared by the JMB members in which their photographs and other details were mentioned. These Bodo leaders were to be killed in retaliation of anti-Muslim riots in the Bodoland Territorial Area District in the last two years." He also added, "It seems that around 100 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) prepared by the Burdwan module were meant for Assam. Initially, the suspicion was that the IEDs were being transported to Bangladesh as claimed by some lower rank members of the module. But now, the NIA has reasons to believe that the IEDs were being sent to Assam may be through Bangladesh. The agency is yet to get concrete evidence in this regard as it has not recovered any IEDs in Assam so far".
  • December 19: A top security official reveals that at least"twenty IED packets (unassembled bombs) were transported from Bangladesh to Assam in May this year. "Ten of them were given to Sahanur Alom at Barpeta and the remaining to another jihadi cadre who is yet to be traced".
  • December 19: Rockybul Hussain, the Panchayat & Rural Development, Environment & Forest of the State says in the State Assembly that aided by anti-national forces, insurgent groups like ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS are continuously trying to trigger violence. He said that both the outfits are operating from their bases in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • December 20: Two NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Rirana Narzary and Nayanjyoti Medhi are killed in an encounter with SFs at Golaichowk under Missamari police station of Sonitpur district. Police recovered a 7.65mm pistol and ammunition from the dead militants.
  • December 20: Assam Police's SOU recovered a consignment of bombs belonging to JMB. The bombs were recovered by a five-member team of the Special Operation Unit from Panpara village in Barpeta district.
  • December 21: A joint team of Indian Army and Assam Police kills two militants of NDFB-IKS identified as Raikhang and Rikhigang at Khungring reserve forest in Chirang. The security team rescues Sushil Deb, a trader of Bongaigaon who had been abducted by the militant group.
  • December 21: In reaction to the encounter NDFB-S triggers a grenade blast at Chapaguri rolling mill area in front of a temporary shoe shop under Dhaligaon Police Station at Chirag district.
  • December 23: Heavily armed NDFB-S militants kill at least 37 people in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts. Twenty-four of the victims are killed in Biswanath Chariali and six in Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district and seven in Kokrajhar district. The death toll may go up as the condition of several of the injured was stated to be serious, while a few were reported missing after the attacks as they escaped to the nearby jungles. Curfew has been clamped in four areas of Sonitpur district - Rangapara, Thelamara, Dhekiajuli and Biswanath Chariali.

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  • December 24: The death toll in the killings by the NDFB(S) has gone up to 72, while four people were killed in retaliatory action and three in police firing, bringing the death toll in violence to 79. Two incidents of retaliatory attacks took place in Behali and Majbat, resulting in the death of four persons, while three persons were killed when police opened fire on protesters in Dhekiajuli. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told The Assam Tribune that the State Government was alerted about the possibility of such attacks after security agencies intercepted some messages of the leaders of the outfit. The whole plan of attacking Adivasi people was masterminded by senior leader of the outfit, Bidai and immediately after intercepting his messages, the Centre sounded an alert.
  • December 24: Government of India decides to opt for tough action against militant groups in Assam, putting on hold its policy of unconditional talks with underground groups. A high-level meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Director General of Military Operation and Director of Military Intelligence, Home Secretary, Anil Goswami, Director of Intelligence Bureau, senior central para-military officials, besides officials of Home Ministry, decided that there would be no more talks but action. The decision assumes importance because the Special Branch of the Assam Police was in touch with an important leader of the breakaway Songbijit faction, exploring the possibility of holding dialogue with the outfit.
  • December 24: The Kokrajhar district administration imposes curfew in the entire district from 7 pm until further orders in view of several incidents of sporadic violence between two particular communities throughout the day in the aftermath of killing of Adivasis by NDFB(S) militants at Pakrigiri, Ultapani and Kuklung in Kokrajhar on the night of 23 December. Retaliatory violence erupts at Salakati, Konapara, Manikpur, Samsingkilla and Gossaigaon, forcing the district administration to promulgate Section 144 CrPC throughout the district. Irate mobs burnt down houses and attacked people with sharp weapons at several places. Thousands of affected people have moved to relief camps.
  • December 24: Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) gives a call for a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk Assam bandh on December 26 in protest against the massacre of innocent Adivasi people by militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in several parts of the State during the past 24 hours.
  • December 24: Condemning the large-scale killings by suspected NDFB (S) militants, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that Army operation against the ultras would be intensified. He said the he sought the Centre’s assistance in bringing the perpetrators of the bloodbath to justice.
  • December 25: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh holds a closed-door meeting with top security and Kokrajhar district administration officials at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) complex in Kokrajhar and also met leaders of different political and non-political organisations to take stock of the situation in the violence-hit district, which is under indefinite curfew. Singh indicated that a roadmap was being chalked out in consultation with the State Government to deal with the acts of terrorism with an iron hand. The high level team of Central Government officials includes Sambhu Singh, Joint Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs and Pranab Nanda, Joint Director IB accompanied by RM Singh, State ADGP Law & Order.
  • December 25: Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Thaneswar Malakar informs that 25 relief camps have been opened in the entire district in which around 25,000 people belonging to both Bodo and Adivasi communities are taking shelter. Some more bodies have been reportedly recovered from Kachugaon and Karigaon areas. Fresh incidents of houses being torched, have been reported from some parts of Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon sub-division.
  • December 26: The Army intensifies operations against the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland. Intensive area domination is being carried out by the Army in all the violence-hit areas. Flag marches are on in some of the vulnerable areas to check spread of violence to newer areas. Aerial surveillances are also on in some of the vulnerable areas. “There should be decisive counter-insurgency action, as things should not be dragged along without any time frame,” said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • December 26: India aeeks Bhutan’s assistance to tackle militant outfit NDFB(S) amid reports that the banned group has set up bases in the dense forests along the Indo- Bhutan border. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay seeking action against the terror group and was “assured of support”.
  • December 26: Fresh violence at Alokjhore village under Gosaigaon Police station. One person is killed by lethal weapons by miscreants as a result of group clash. He was identified as Sibnarayan Basumatary. Several houses have been burnt by miscreants in different places of Kokrajhar district. Several persons from various places are reportedly missing. Houses were reportedly burnt at the night of 25 December by miscreants in Gograpara, Bhaoraguri, Amguri, Adlaguri, Maldangpara, Panbari, Sanabari under Kokrajhar Police Station and miscreants also burnt down houses at Sahajuri, Kamarpara, Nilaijhora. Alokjhar, Hakma, Silpur under Gossaigaon Police Station.
  • December 26: Government of India extends the ban on all three factions of NDFB by five more years. The notification declaring the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) as an outlawed organisation under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for five years was issued by the Home Ministry on 22 December 2014.
  • December 27: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visits Assam. He undertakes an aerial reconnaissance of the strife-torn areas of the State along with the officers leading the operations. The Army Chief, while expressing satisfaction with the steps taken by the commanders at all levels, called for greater synergy with the Central and State intelligence and security agencies. Taking note of the roadmap being planned by the Army jointly with the police, the General directed his troops to extend all possible support to the State administration in bringing back normalcy, while at the same time carrying out relentless operations against the perpetrators of terror.
  • December 27: Spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin, in an e mail reply to a question by The Assam Tribune, says that Swaraj is in touch with the Myanmarese leadership and “sought their assistance following the killings in Assam. She was assured of Myanmar’s support in this regard”.
  • December 27: Members of the Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, headed by its Chairperson Runumi Gogoi, visits the violence-affected children in three relief camps in Kokrajhar district. The Commission will visit the relief camps in Sonitpur on January 7, after which a joint report will be compiled and handed over to the State government for necessary action. Members of the Commission observed that relief materials were inadequate and that there was a need to provide the children with psycho-social support.
  • December 28: There is a shift in the policy of the Government of India on the issue of dealing with militancy in the Northeast. The MHA states that from now on, there will be no talk with any outfit, which is involved in killing of innocent civilians. Any militant group, which indulges in killings of innocent civilians, will be treated as a “terrorist organisation” and such organisations will be dealt with accordingly.
  • December 28: The government has decided to entrust the NIA with the responsibility of probing into four incidents of killings by the NDFB(S) in the districts of Sonitpur and Kokrajhar. The NIA will also be asked to probe into possible links of the militant outfit with political leaders and government officials as there have been some allegations in this regard.
  • December 28: The number of relief camps increased from 81 on Saturday to 136. There has also been a corresponding increase in the number of camp inmates from 1,01,272 to 1,76,440, an official release said. Out of these camps, 64 have mainly Bodo inmates and 72 have Adivasi inmates. Number of inmates belonging to Bodo and Adivasi communities is 61,003 and 1,15,337 respectively. The number of relief camps is highest in Kokrajhar with 45 inhabited by Adivasis and 41 by Bodos. The number of people leaving homes is more in Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon sub-divisions.
  • December 31: Kagen Sarma, DGP Assam says that intense operations would continue against the NDFB(S) and the ULFA(I). “The discussions usually take place with the main group. The Government is already holding talks with the ULFA and the NDFB. The existing underground groups are just splinter units”. He said NDFB(S), which carried out serial attacks last week in some districts, was not a militant organisation but a “criminal group.”
  • December 31: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registers four cases in connection with the killing of more than 70 persons in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts by NDFB(S) militants.

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