CHRONOLOGY: 2014

  • 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 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 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 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.

    CHRONOLOGY: 2013

  • January 2: Policemen take Rafiqul Islam (34) into custody along with arms and ammunition in Kokrajhar district of the BTAD.
  • January 3: Unidentified militants kidnap businessperson Anjan Kar (30) from Kherbari in Sonitpur district of Assam.
  • January 3: Protestors attempt to set afire the Bamunigaon Panchayat office under the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) area during the 30-hour bandh in Goalpara and Kamrup districts of Assam. Protestors also set afire a motorcycle and damaged a car.
  • January 3: Policemen arrests Jehaskal Hasda alias Rajen and Raju Hembram of the Adivasi Democratic Front (ADF) from Kachugaon under Gossaigaon sub-division in Kokrajhar district. Recoveries made include one 9mm pistol and five mobile phones.
  • January 4: The Hill State Democratic Party (HSDP) plans to launch a mass-political movement from March 2013 to press their demand for a separate State that will comprise Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam. Former UPDS leaders, who had signed tripartite MoS with the Centre and the State Government on November 25, 2011, said that they have lost faith in the government as even after more than a year of the MoS no steps have been taken to implement the agreement.
  • January 4: Policemen apprehend ULFA (PB) cadres Mridul Hazarika and Samarjit Sarma of Panigaon-Patkata and Illias Ali from Nalbari district.
  • January 4: Security men recovers two IEDs planted by suspected ULFA (PB) cares from an Oil India Ltd., pipeline at Nagajan in Tinsukia district.
  • January 4: Security Forces kill anti-talk ULFA (PB) cadre Debajit Duarah alias Bangli Asom, at Hebeda village in the Bordubi area of Tinsukia district.
  • January 4: Policemen apprehend an ULFA linkman in Dhubri district.
  • January 5: Mahesh Orang (23) of the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) faced arrest at Gopinathpur in Kokrajhar district. Police recovered one .9 mm pistol along with five live rounds from him.
  • January 6: Policemen arrest Dukham Momin (18) and Nidu Sangma (19) under suspicion of belonging to the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) from Bakhrakhuti village near Dudhnoi in Goalpara district.
  • January 7: Policemen apprehend Nitul Moran of the anti-talk ULFA (PB) at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district.
  • January 8: CBI personnel arrest former ABMSU President Moinul Haque and associates Jahanuddin Sheik and Jakir Ali for his alleged role in the killing of four Bodo youths on July 20, 2012, at Joypur in Kokrajhar district. Earlier five people faced arrest on September 2012, six in December 2012 and eight persons in January 5, 2013. Police apprehended 22 persons in connection with the killing in total.
  • January 9: ABSUwarns the possibility of a massive movement if Bodoland is not granted by the time Telangana attains statehood. ABSU General Secretary, Jiron Basumatary calls for the release of jailed NDFB-P Chairperson Ranjan Daimary to help further the peace dialogue.
  • January 10: Suspected NSCN-K militants abduct four employees from Tikok Hills area under Margherita Sub-Division in Tinsukia district. The abducted persons were identified as Mahendra Baruah, Pancham Charki, Kunal Basumatary and Raja Thapa work for a private mining company.
  • January 11: Policemen manages to rescue the four employees of the Brahmaputra Infrastructure Private Ltd., abducted by suspected NSCN-K militants on January 10, from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Tinsukia district.
  • January 12: Dhanudhar Neog of the anti-talk ULFA (PB) is arrested at Jutlibari of Doomdooma in Tinsukia district. Police following leads from Neog later raided a camp in the northern part of the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
  • January 13: Two injured NDFB (S) cadres are arrested following an encounter at Ultapani in Kokrajhar district of the BTAD. Recoveries include two grenades, one pistol and few documents.
  • January 13: Policemen arrest Sailot Narzary from Sukrajhar under Basugaon Police Station in Chirang district. Police recovered two hand grenades from Narzary who is a NDFB (S) cadre.
  • January 14: Security Forces shoot down Thungri Basumatary and Barfu alias B. Borailing of the NDFB (S) faction at Delaishree near Lumsung Forest Reserve. Police recovered two 9mm pistols and ammunition from the site under Chirang Reserve in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 16: Five-member NDFB-P delegation led by General Secretary Govinda Basumatary meets Union Minister of Home Affairs, Sushil Kumar Shinde. The next round of political dialogue between the Government and NDFB-P is likely to be held later this month, even as it renewed its demand for creation of a separate State of Bodoland.
  • January 17: Policemen arrest ULFA (PB) linkman Tutu Bora Moran from Jutlibari under Doomdooma Police Station in Tinsukia district.
  • January 18: Policemen apprehend NDFB (S) linkmen Hitesh Das alias Kendura, Bidya Basumatary alias Bonjar and Thempu Narzary, from Bongaigaon and Chirang districts respectively.
  • January 18: Security Forces recover two bottle grenades from two youths at Budlabet Tea Estate area under Doomdooma Police Station. The youths however, managed to escape.
  • January 18: Policemen arrest armed couriers Bipul Khaklari (39) and Chandradhar Bora (32) of the NDFB (S) faction at Tezpur in Sonitpur district. Recoveries include a Chinese grenade launcher and 12 shells. In another incident Policemen apprehend NDFB (S) link-woman Benita Mushahary from Bongaigaon district.
  • January 19: The Karbi Students’ Association (Laichan) calls for a 12-hour Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao district bandh on January 25 to press the government for an autonomous State comprising the two hill district of the State as per the provision of the article 244(A) of the Constitution of India.
  • January 20: Lalit Moran of the ULFA (PB) faction succumbs during a faceoff with security personnel. The alleged encounter took place in Kakojan Reserve Forest under Digboi Police Station in Tinsukia district. Locals claim Lalit Moran was a commoner.
  • January 20: Policemen recover two powerful IEDs from the house of Biswajit Moran at Hahkhati Pathargaon under Kakopathar Police Station in Tinsukia district.
  • January 21: ULFA (PB) cadres open fire at the Namtola Police Station under Sivasagar District injuring trooper Liladhar Chetia and sets ablaze four vehicles.
  • January 21: Nine militant groups including ULFA (PB) and NDFB (S) call for a Republic Day boycott on January 26 blaming the Government of covert military operations. The other groups include CorCom, the umbrella body of seven militant groups of Manipur, NLFT and Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF).
  • January 22: Security Forces kill two GNLA militants in an encounter near Khardand under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara district.
  • January 23: Suspected KPLT cadre Bikrom Teron dies after he and four others were publicly roughed up for alleged extortion in an interior Karbi Anglong district village at night. Villagers apprehended Bikrom Teron Donsingh Tokbi, Mangalsingh Signer, Mansingh Rangpi and Rensingh Tokbi while they were on their way to Donghap under Dokmoka Police station to extort money.
  • January 23: Securitymen recover a hand grenade during vehicle check in front of the Kakopathar Police Station in Tinsukia district.
  • January 23: The NDFB (RD) is confident about the creation of Bodoland State, as the Central Government is close on announcing its decision on the demand for a separate Telangana State by January 28.
  • January 23: KPLT calls for a 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh beginning 5 pm on January 24. It is also firm on boycotting the forthcoming Republic Day celebrations in the district.
  • January 23: ULFA (PB) Publicity Wing Member Aranya Asom in a statement claims responsibility for retaliation. It said Lalit Moran was an innocent youth killed by Securitymen in Tinsukia district on January 20.
  • January 24: KPLT cadres open fire at a joint Police and CRPF patrolling squad at Engtigaon of Koilamati under Chokihola Police Station in Karbi Anglong district CRPF. CRPF personnel Yambel Darlong succumbed while Havildar Debnath Laskar of the Assam Police sustained serious injuries during the firing.
  • January 24: AANLA urges the State and Central Governments to redress its grievances and come up with solutions to address the issues of the Adivasis. AANLA Commander-in-Chief, Peter Dang in an email states his displeasure at the Government’s indifference towards Adivasis of Assam. He urges all concerned to provide ST status to the Adivasi people, create a separate Autonomous Council, and allot land pattas to Adivasis residing in tea gardens and villages of Assam by sending the mobile circle office for protection of land and properties.
  • January 24: Bomb Squad defuses an IED planted outside the Sadar Police Station on NH 52 by suspected ULFA men at Mangaldoi in Darrang district. Additional Security Forces have been deployed, for fear of strikes by the outfit ahead of Republic Day.
  • January 26: Policemen recover plastic explosives after a chase from Nakesh Narzari, Pranendra Wari, and Hemkanta Narzary while targeting to damage the NHPC power station at the Gerukamukh Dam Site in Dhemaji district. Recoveries made include three packets of plastic explosives, five packets of fuse wire, six fuses and daggers.
  • January 26: Reports reveal eight low-intensity explosions in two districts. Four explosions were reported from Porabhata, Medattari, Airkata and Chirakuti in Dhubri district and another four were reported from Simlakandi, Jaleswar, Gornagar and Merakuchi in Goalpara district.
  • January 27: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde convinces a delegation led by a group of Executive Members of Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Councils that the matter of long-standing demand for an Autonomous State will be discussed at the meeting of the state re-organization committee.
  • January 27: NDFB-P Information and Publicity Secretary B Najib says that the outfit did not demand rupees five million as reported by a section of the media. According to him, such demands are made by organizations who pose as NDFB-P with an intention to malign the outfit and derail peace processes. He advised people not to give in to fake demands made in the name of NDFB-P.
  • January 28:ULFA (P) cadres blow up and extensively damage a major oil pipeline of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) at Paschim Mamoroni village under Digboi Police Station in the Tinsukia district. The pipeline carries finished products from Digboi Refinery of the IOCL to the terminus situated at Tinsukia. The militants used Magnetic Programmable Timed Device (MPTD) to carry the blast. Military Intelligence Unit (MIU) holds that Bijoy Chinese alias Bijoy Das sneaked into Upper Assam from Myanmar in order to monitor the activities of the outfit.
  • January 28: Security Forces encounter and kill ULFA-PB cadre Nayan Asom alias Babul Ali at Upper Khardung in Goalpara district. Two 19 Dogra Regiment troopers sustained injuries during retaliatory fire exchange. Recoveries made include a pistol and three magazines.
  • January 28: Security Forces encounter and kill ULFA-PB cadre Nayan Asom alias Babul Ali at Upper Khardung in Goalpara district. Two 19 Dogra Regiment troopers sustained injuries during retaliatory fire exchange. Recoveries made include a pistol and three magazines.
  • January 29: Activists of the Rabha Hasong Joint Movement Committee (RHJMC) stops the Chilarai Express to protest against the Panchayat Elections near Makri Rail Station in Goalpara district.
  • January 29: Army kills an ULFA militant in an encounter in Goalpara district on the Assam-Meghalaya interstate border. The altercation injured two Army personnel. Army recovered a pistol; three magazines and ammunition from the slain Niyoy Asom alias Bubul Ali.
  • January 29: NDFB-P and the People's Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM) condemned the allegations leveled by the ruling BTC leaders, blaming NDFB-P for rampant extortions and kidnapping in BTC areas. Allegations of extortion and kidnapping in BTC areas were leveled by State Transport Minister Chandan Brahma and BTC Deputy Chairman, Khampa Borgoyary in a demonstration held at Kajalgaon on January 28.
  • January 29: Suspected ULFA-PB militants blew up an oil pipeline at Makum in Tinsukia district.
  • January 30: Right to Information Act (RTI) query by a State-based NGO, APW reveals that the Ministry of Home Affairs released rupees 13.57 billion to the State Government for Counter Insurgency Operations between the period 1990-91 and 2012. The RTI also brings to light ULFA-PB General Secretary Anup Chetia's willingness to join the ongoing peace process between ULFA-AR and the Central Government. Anup Chetia is presently jailed in Bangladesh.
  • January 31: Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary in charge of Northeast, Shambhu Singh says that the Government is not responsible for slow negotiations with the Bodo outfit. Tripartite talks were attended by officials of the Assam Government, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the NDFB-P leaders.
  • January 31: NDFB-P calms its demand on replacing P. C. Haldar with someone with a political background as interlocutor for the peace talks. The next round of talks is scheduled for February 28.
  • February 2: The District Magistrate of Goalpara orders a probe into the death-in-encounter of a suspected GNLA cadre. The alleged encounter on November 15, 2012 took place between the cadre and the 19 Dogra Regiment of Damra Camp accompanied by police personnel of Krishnai Police Station.
  • February 2: Security men arrest a suspected cadre of NDFB-IKS Mithisat Narzary (22), from Aipoali in Bengtol area under Chirang district of the BTAD. He is alleged to have demanded ransom from a senior district officer.
  • February 3: A bomb explodes on a railway track at about 1 am between Choutara and Guwabari under the Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhar. The blast hurt on one, but pushed security personnel into a stupor.
  • February 3: Sonitpur police and the 3rd Assam Rifles apprehends four suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) rebels with live ammunition from Bogoribari and Sirajuli near Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district. The rebels identified are Haysena Gayari of Udalguri, Soki Daimary of Rowta, Saurang Basumatary of Bijni and Billion Daimary of Rangapara. Police recovered` five rounds of live ammunition, two empty cartridges, three mobile phones and several NDFB receipt books and latter pads from them.
  • February 3: Guwahati City Police Operation branch in association with Gorchuk Police and the CRPF takes into custody four National Democratic Front of Bodoland- I. Songbijit faction (NDFB-IS) from ISBT, Betkuchi. The four new recruits from the Chirang district of BTAD who were on their way from Dimapur to Myanmar are William Borgyari (23), Minu Basumatary (25), Anima Brahma (19) and Bharati Basumatary.
  • February 3: Police takes into custody four founding members of the newly formed United Karbi Liberation Army (UKLA) militant outfit from Bakaliaghat market of Karbi Anglong district of central Assam. The four arrested are Bikram Engti, Pradip Basumatary, Jiten Phangcho and Kharsing Terang. Police seized note pads, money receipts, eight set of mobile phones and extortion notes from them.
  • February 4: The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (ARRSU) warns the government that they will start a vigorous movement against the government for not taking up steps for a separate Kamatapur State and award Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Koch Rajbongshis.
  • February 4: Hundreds of activists, commoners and members of the AKRSU, Chilarai Sena and the Koch Rajbongshi Mahila Samiti participate in a 3-hour sit in protest at the Kamrup Metro DC Office to press for a separate Kamatapur State and ST status of the Koch Rajbongshi community. AKRSU will also stage protests near Bongaigaon DC Office today.
  • February 4: City Police Crime Branch arrests eight persons, one among them suspected to be a NDFB militant alleged to have been behind the abduction of a businessperson named Rajib Sharma who is yet missing. A caller identifying as a member of the NDFB (R) demanded release-money amounting to rupees one crore. The arrested are Madhu Boro (Kokrajhar), Sachi Rajkumar (Karimganj), Shiman Basumatary (Chirang), Raju Boro (Sonapur), Rahul Basumatary (Chirang), Pranjoy Mushahary (Chirang), Sobiram Basumatary (Jalpaiguri) and Mahima Rabha (Jalpaiguri). Police seized two 9mm pistols and five rounds of ammunition from them.
  • February 5: The All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU) calls for a 24-hour Goalpara district bandh from 6am of February 6.
  • February 5: The Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (BYSF) calls for a 36-hour bandh to protest the abduction of a trader from Dotma in Kokrajhar.
  • February 6: Top woman leader of ULFA’s anti-talk faction dies in an accident in an undisclosed location in Myanmar. Rashmita Asom aka Jahnabi Mahanta Rajkonwar joined the ULFA on February 13, 2012. Earlier she was a teacher at Naharkotiya Government MV School, a short story writer of repute, a regular feature writer and columnist of Dainik Janambhumi and a social activist.
  • February 6: City and Kamrup Police kills two from a group of five cadres of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) following a joint operation along the Assam-Meghalaya border at Ambringkona under Boko Police Station. Police recovered two 7.65mm pistols, seven rounds of ammunition, AK-47 series rifles and two demand notes of the outfit.
  • February 6: Police and 9 Madras Regiment finds a cache of weapons hidden underground packed in polythene at Damsodiang Phai (Daiphai) village under Maibong Police Station in Haflong. The recovery included four sophisticated AK-56 assault rifles, and four magazines. The erstwhile Dima Halim Daoga (DHD) allegedly hid the rifles during the ceasefire agreements. Interestingly, the newly floated Dima Jadi Naiso Army (DJNA) also scouted to find the weapons.
  • February 7: Tinsukia police arrests reputed businessperson, Kishan Agarwalla for allegedly being a part of the ULFA’s extortion machinery in the district. Police recovered a sum of rupees five lakh in cash while tea planter Kuldip Singh was handing over half of the extortion amount demanded by ULFA cadre Rahendra Moran aka Guli Asom to Agarwalla.
  • February 7: Security Forces raise concern over the reemergence of the Adivasi Peoples’ Army (APA) as a potent force involved in the Gossaigaon Railway track blast in Kokrajhar on February 2. They infer that members of the outfit may attempt more such attacks to make its presence felt. A high alert is however on.
  • February 8: The Rabha Hasong Joint Movement Committee (RHJMC) announces a 36-hour public curfew from 7am of February 12 to 7pm of February 12 in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas in its bid to frustrate the State Government during Panchayat Elections in the RHAC areas.
  • February 8: Indian Army and Chirang district police arrests a NDFB (R) cadre from Rangsaidham area of No.2 Amguri under Basugaon Police Station. A Chinese grenade was fond on the cadre identified as Mathura Basumatary (25) alias B. Majumser responsible for extortions in the area.
    February 9: Eight members of the Muslim Protection Tigers’ Force of Assam (MPTFA) led by its area commander Hafizur Rehman surrenders with arms before the Army and State Police.
  • February 10: The Kuki National Army (KNA) emphasizes on the necessity of a separate administration under the specific provisions laid down under the sixth schedule of the Constitution of India. Kuki Organizations, the Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) and the United Kukigam Defence Army (UKDA) observed the day as Political Autonomy Demand Day at the KNA Head Quarters in Manja. They decided to approach the Government of Assam to expedite steps for the early implementation of sub-para (2) of the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution for the creation of the Kukigam Autonomous Regional Council (KARC) on the model of the Pawi-Lakher Autonomous Regional Council.
  • February 10: The Assam Adivasi Peace Movement (AAPM) expresses deep concern over the fate of the peace process after 32 cadres of the All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) left their designated camps at Sungajan in Golaghat district on February 7. AAPM has been in the forefront in bringing AANLA towards peace talks with the Government of India. Even after a year since AANLA’s surrender, the government has not yet taken any positive steps to solve the issue permanently. On January 24 last, five Adivasi outfits including AANLA surrendered with arms when assured that the Adivasis living in Assam would be granted Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and their charter of demands fulfilled.
  • February 11: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) vows to intensify their movement for the creation of a separate Bodoland state alleging that the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) failed to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the people. The students’ body demands the Centre’s intervention in adopting a national policy to deal with the demands for newer states.
  • February 11: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi says his government has kept the doors open for peace talks with the ULFA anti-talk faction. Anti-talk ULFA (P) has been active with violence in the state while the pro-talk ULFA (A) faction is undergoing peace-talks with the State and Central Governments.
  • February 12: Eleven person dies and several sustains injuries as police fires to quell groups of protesters ransacking polling stations and preventing other voters from casting their ballots at several places in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas during the third and final phase of the Panchayat Election.
  • February 12: Police recovers the dead bodies of Lolon Chandra Swargiary (36) and Mukul Ahmed (22) from Swargapur under Baksa district of BTAD. The businesspersons went missing from Kumarikata near the Indo-Bhutan International border since January 28. Miscreants demanded a sum of rupees five lakh from the families of the slain duo. Police arrested eight persons in this connection.
  • February 12: The All BTC Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) stages a 10-hour hunger strike in an effort to press for rehabilitation of the displaced in the Kokrajhar violence within February 20 in the districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri. ABMSU demands include updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC), seizure of the available illegal arms, jobs for the families of the deceased and proper assistances to the riot injured.
  • February 12: Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi labels the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) violence as ‘unfortunate’. He said police resorted to firing because the protestors attacked paramilitary forces. He also mentioned that, “There were some loopholes in the Rabha Accord when it was signed. When the accord was enacted, certain amendments were made. Nowhere, in the Act it is mentioned that panchayat polls cannot be held in the RHAC area. Those opposing the panchayat polls are talking about the Rabha Accord but they are not talking about this Act.”
  • February 12: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expresses concern over growing Left-wing extremism (LWE) in Assam though its spread in the country shows a shrinking trend. During the Conference of Governors, he said that, “Even as we have intensified operations against the extremists, we have also endeavored to bridge the development and governance deficit in these areas, many of which have predominantly tribal population.” Deployment of additional central forces, raising specialized forces, strengthening police stations, imparting training to state police personnel in CI, jungle warfare, anti-terrorism operations and inter-state coordination in LWE operations are some of the measures taken up by his government in this regard.
  • February 12: Assam Governor J. B. Patnaik says addressing the two-day Conference of Governors that the anti-talk faction of the ULFA (P) is fast emerging as a force to reckon with in Assam. He is therefore, planning to hold an important meeting to strategize future policies in the face of regrouping by ULFA (P).
  • February 13: Police arrests six surrendered-militants of the United Liberation Front of Assam (P) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Regional Institute of Mental Health (LGBRIMH) from Tezpur. The arrested resorted to oppose the ongoing constructions at the hospital site according to police.
  • February 14: Incidents of violence cripple Goalpara and Kamrup rural district spreading it to the BTAD areas. During the 12-hour-bandh called by the Rabha Hasong Joint Action Committee (RHJAC) to protest against the killing of innocent people in the RHAC areas, angry agitators set afire a Congress party office and three trucks in Udalguri district and damaged several vehicles in Baksa district. This forced police to open fire in the air to disperse the gathering using force to impose the bandh in the area. At Khoirabari in the same district, protestors torched three trucks and blocked roads to prevent movement of vehicles.
  • February 14: The Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers (KPLT) imposes indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh to intensify their demand for a separate Karbi Anglong state.
  • February 14: Centre seeks suggestions from the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) to amend various provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.
  • February 14: The All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU) of Kokrajhar calls for a 12-hour bandh to protest the killing of innocent people in the RHAC areas.
  • February 14: The Rabha Hasong Joint Movement Committee (RHJMC) warns the State Government against Panchayat re-polls in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas. Out of the 552 polling stations in the RHAC, polls were possible in 308 stations only.
  • February 14: The All Bodo Students’ Union observes Black Day to protest against the violence in the RHAC areas.
  • February 14: Members of the All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU), Kokrajhar set ablaze an Alto car of a newspaper agent and a bike at Magurmari Rabha Basti during the 12-hour bandh called out in order to protest the killing of innocent people in the RHAC areas.
  • February 15: A PCC probe team comes under attack at a relief camp near Goalpara town. Anti-poll protesters damaged four vehicles and hit former accompanying Dhubri MP Anowar Hussain on the head. Hussain was rushed GMCH for treatment.
  • February 15: Unidentified gunmen kidnap Chintala Paidi Raju, an engineer engaged by the Power Grid Corporation. Raju went missing from a piling site at Betgaon under Goreswar PS of the Baksa district of BTAD.
  • February 15: Suspected Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger (KPLT) militants attack a police patrol team at Dirring Charali in the southern border of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat district. Militants hurl a grenade and fires about 16 rounds from INSAS rifle but fail to hurt anyone.
  • February 15: Suspected KPLT militants open 22 rounds of fire from automatic assault rifles and hurl grenades on National Highway 37 near the Kaziranga National Park injuring two persons and damaging two vehicles. The incident took place during an indefinite strike called by the KPLT from February 13. The injured identified are Jyoti Kumar Deka, an employee of Doomduma Municipalty Board and Suresh Chetri, who is repair person of the truck.
  • February 15: Anjali Daimary of the Bodo Women Forum (BWF) in a press meet criticizes the Tarun Gogoi led government for the violence that erupted in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas suspecting a controversy in the whole matter.
  • February 15: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) serves a notice to the Government of Assam and MHA having taken a suo moto cognizance of media reports that claimed 11 people as dead in the violence during the third phase of the panchayat elections in Goalpara in Assam. The Union Home Secretary, the Chief Secretary Assam and the Director General of Police, Assam are to submit their reports within four weeks.
  • February 16: Four hardcore anti-talk faction ULFA militants surrender with arms before police in the Tinsukia district of Assam. The surrendered are senior leader Rahendra Moran aka Guli Asom, Parikshit Moran, Champak Hazarika and Kushal Buragohain.
  • February 18: Police arrests former Nagaland minister Tiameran Ao’s son Toscheng Imgen and four others for carrying weapons without documents from Deberapara Chariali of Jorhat district while on way from Mukokchung to Chairman Basti. Seizures include a .22 pistol with 8 rounds and a 7.65 pistol with five live rounds.
  • February 19: Bokajan Police and CRPF’s 155th Battalion arrests suspected KPLT cadre Probin Rongpi from Balipathar along with one foreign made pistol and rupees 50, 000. The team later captured four more linkmen from different areas of Bokajan identified as Deben Terang, Birson Ronghang, Raju Rongpi and Alis Phangso.
  • February 19: Four hundred members of the All BTC Minority Students’ Union (ABMSU) stages a dharna at the Rajiv Bhawan for immediate relief and rehabilitation of the violence affected victims of the 2012 BTAD violence.
  • February 19: The All BTC Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (ABYSF) blocks train services starting 8 am at Basugaon Railway Station in Chirang district to protest against the rise in abductions, extortions and killings in Bodoland.
  • February 19: Lakhipur Army Camp and Goalpara Police kill a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre identified as Don William Marak alias Fanfan alias Nikrek Chandra Marak. Recoveries made consist of a 7.65mm US-made automatic pistol, two magazines, seven live rounds of bullets, two demand letters and other incriminating documents.
  • February 20: Bongaigaon SP Nitul Gogoi says that the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has been facing financial crunch these days and hence it has launched a new plan to abduct affluent traders, government employees, doctors and their wards from Bongaigaon town for extorting huge cash.
  • February 20: Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court records statements of protected witnesses ‘78 and 79’ against the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Chief Rajkumar Meghen employing video-conferencing facilities, as both appear at the TIS Hazari Court in Delhi. NIA arrested Meghen in 2010 after Bangladesh police picked him up and silently handed him over to India from a locality in Dhaka where he was trying to set up a weapons deal.
  • February 20: Army-Police contingent kills a Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre in retaliatory fire at Dokapara under Lakhipur Police Station of Goalpara district. Recoveries made from the unidentified slain militant comprise a 7.65mm US-made pistol, two magazines, seven rounds of ammunition letterheads of GNLA and a motorbike.
  • February 20: The United Democratic Liberation Front (UDLF) announces its intention to return to the mainstream. Formed in 2005, UDLF is eager to surrender with arms. In a letter to the Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner J.V. Balaji and Superintendent of Police Brajendrajit Singh, the spokesperson of the outfit, Rajesh Chorki stated that the outfit would observe ceasefire for a period of six months from today and suspend its activities.
  • February 21: KPLT rejects CEM Joyram Engleng’s proposal of settling their issues through a democratic process of political dialogue terming it ‘unfortunate.’
  • February 21: Security Force apprehends an ULFA linkman named Abdul Malik with a 7.65 mm pistol in Dhubri district. Army and Police carried a joint operation in Dharamshala (Panchkula) Part V village of the district to round him up.
  • February 21: Top disbanded ULFA leader Bijoy Chinese alias Bijoy Asom alias Bijoy Das of the elite strike force, 28th battalion of the outfit joins the pro-talk ULFA faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa. In his disclosure, Bijoy said that there are about 150 cadres and 30 leaders with ULFA Chief Paresh Baruah. Bijoy joined the ULFA in 1989 and received training in Myanmar. He hails from Tamulpur under Nalbari district.
  • February 21: ULFA Publicity Secretary Arun Udoy Asom states in an email that Bijoy had not surrendered and handed over any ULFA property to the security forces and that by giving up the path of agitation, Bijoy has caused no loss to the ULFA. “Bijoy had taken the decision to come over ground for personal and family reasons. We welcome his decision. We wish him well in the future with good health,” the email said.
  • February 22: The 2nd Rajputana Rifles and Chirang district police apprehends Simang Brahma of the anti-talk NDFB (S) faction from Rowmari under Dhaligaon Police Station in Chirang. Brahma faced arrest when he went to extort money from a local businessperson. Recoveries comprised of one 7.65 mm pistol, five live rounds, and one magazine along with demand notes.
  • February 22: ULFA (P) Publicity Secretary, Arunoday Asom confirms Majoni Das joining the faction despite several attempts by the police to kill her. Majoni Das, a women activist, teacher and writer went missing from February 10 after she left home in Nitaipukhuri in Sivsagar to meet SP Akhilesh Singh.
  • February 22: A grenade explodes near Belshri Railway Station in Sonitpur district under Misamari Police Station while the second went unexploded. According to police, five unidentified motorcycle borne men hurled the grenades around 3:30 pm and fled towards Hugrajuli. No one was hurt in the incident.
  • February 22: The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) orders an enquiry into the RHAC police firings taking so0u-motu cognizance of the incident.
  • February 23: Security men arrest AANLA cadre Sunil Munda (35) from Hathimara under Dimakchi Police Station in Udalguri district of the BTAD. Recoveries include one country made 12mm rifle and three cartridges.
  • February 23: NDFB (P) email- threatens not to take part in the peace dialogue, held up with the Centre for the past seven years unless done at the political level to settle its demand for a separate state. “We demand a direct invitation from the Union Home Minister for holding the dialogue at the political level”, the release said.
  • February 24: Security men apprehend two hardcore NDFB (R) militants at Sastrapara village under Kalaigaon Police Station of Udalguri district. The identified cadres are Dwithn Boro and Rajani Basumatary. Recoveries consist of two 9mm pistols, one US-made grenade, eight mobile handsets with SIMs and few documents.
  • February 24: Security men apprehend two NDFB (Progressive) cadres, Dilip Narzary, Sambucharan Basumatary and three linkmen, Gadang Basumatary, Birash Das, and Shekhar Swargoyary from Koiemari under Ananda Bazar Police Station in Baska district of the BTAD. Four 9mm pistols, five rounds of live ammunitions, six mobile handsets and two bikes comprised the recoveries made.
  • February 24: DHD Chairperson Dilip Nunisa confirms the surrender of some 1000 cadres with arms come March 6. DHD (N) signed a ceasefire agreement with the State and Centre in January 2003 and has since been involved in peace talks.
  • February 24: ULFA pro-talk Chief Paresh Barua states in an email communiqué that he has not created any faction in the outfit and appeals to the media not to identify the group with him.
  • February 25: Security Forces nab two ULFA linkmen Rahimuddin (18) and Bokhtar Ali (24) of Jamadoha and Bhandara village respectively under Manikpur Police Station of Bongaigaon district. Recoveries include a 9mm revolver with five live ammunition, one empty fired cartridge, two handmade crude bombs each of 200 and 700 grams.
  • February 26: Security Forces apprehend two NDFB(R) cadres from Sirakhundi under Rangiya Police Station. The cadres identified are Prabin Rabha alias Farman from Goalpara and Deepak Boro alias B. Deepak from Baksa. Recoveries made from them are a pistol, two rounds of ammunition and few SIM cards.
  • February 26: A suspected ULFA militant (28) hurls a grenade at a police team of four at Kenduguri bypass of Jorhat wounding two police personnel. Before the suspect managed to flee, police got hold of a bag containing a bottle grenade and 28 rounds of live AK-47 Rifle ammunition. Police picked Pankaj Bora, Ranjit Ditta, Mintu Bora and Arpan Jyoti Lahon for questioning.
  • February 26: CISF personnel recover during routine check what are supposed to be disassembled parts of an improvised explosive device in a tin can close to the boundary wall of Indian Oil Corporation- Guwahati Refinery. The bomb squad after an hour examined the contents of the tin and took them into their custody.
  • February 26: Two militants of the Muslim Protection Tiger Force of Assam (MPTFA) surrender with arms before the Army and Kokrajhar Superintendent of Police at Chaprakata in Bongaigaon district. The two: Muhammad Shahjahan Ali (22) and Muhammad Jahinul Islam (25) of Palashbari village under Gossaigaon Police Station of Kokrajhar district laid down one 7.65mm country made pistol, two handmade single bore pistols, two country made AK-47 Rifles, 4 crude bombs, one handmade grenade and five live ammunitions of single bore pistol.
  • February 27: The Peoples’ Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM) calls for a 100-hour band with effect from March 1 in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) and the adjoining Bodo dominated areas to mount pressure on the governments at the State and Centre to take up the demand for a separate Bodoland State seriously.
  • February 27: Anti-talk NDFB-RD releases abducted Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCL) employed engineer Chintala Paidi Raju. NDFB-RD held up Raju in their camp in the neighboring country of Bhutan, speculates police. Raju arrived at the Ghawra Chowk Police Station of Baksa district in BTAD and informed the police about his release. Raju went missing from a piling site at Betgaon under Goreswar PS of the Baksa district of BTAD on February 15.
  • February 27: Two Muslim Protection Tiger Force (MPTP) cadres surrender with arms at the Gossaigaon Police Station. Hafizul Rahman (32) of Palashguri village no. 2 and Moinul Haque (27) of Hasraobari village no. 1 under Sapkata Police Outpost handed over one 9 mm pistol, one handmade AK-47 Rifle, two magazines, three live ammunitions and three handmade grenades to the police. MPTP is said to have been given birth post the BTAD violence.
  • February 28: The Government of Assam constitutes a one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI). Justice (Retd) P.C. Phukan will head the CoI to gather insights of violence that erupted in the district of Goalpara since February 12. The Rabha Hasong Joint Action Committee (RHAC) had opposed Panchayat Elections in the areas falling under the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas. The violence claimed the lives of 21 persons injuring several others.
  • February 28: The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive), NDFB-P distances itself from the tripartite meeting of New Delhi. It chose to stand by its demand that unless talks are held at the highest political level, they will keep away from peace-talks. NDFB-P Secretary, S Sanjarang is of the opinion that the demand for a separate state for the Bodos and other indigenous groups living on the North Bank of the River Brahmaputra is a longstanding one. He says, “We will stick to our demand for a Bodoland State and will not take part in the dialogue unless it is held at the political level under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister.”
  • February 28: The Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) reshuffles its chain of command since its surrender in 2011. S.L. Gangte will take over the charge of General Secretary in place of J. Tuboi Doungel, Janglum Hangsing, will serve as the Joint Secretary and Helthang Singsit as the Judicial Secretary. This was decided during a meeting of the Revolutionary Government of Kukigam in a meeting chaired by L. Hangsing at Gamhoi Camp today according to Publicity Secretary Helkam Guite.
  • February 28: Security Forces arrest a Dimasa National Liberation Front (DNLF) cadre identified as Son Khelma at Hatikhali in Dima Hasao district. Khelma faced arrest when to collect extortion money from a bank.
  • March 1: National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court sentences Samir Ahmed to three years of confinement for sheltering Dima Halam Daogah (J), DHD-J Chief Jewel Garlosa while in Bengaluru. Karnataka Police arrested Garlosa from a gymnasium in the year 2009 but granted bail in view of peace talks.
  • March 4: Director General of Police (DGP) Jayanta Narayan Choudhury confirms during a review meet that Maoists are focusing on strengthening their political base in certain pockets of Upper Assam. Maoists suffered setbacks following the killing of four in an encounter last May in Sadiya and subsequent arrests of several leaders and cadres. According to him, Maoists are now working towards mass mobilization and trying to propagate their ideology in villages where there are no developments or little developments.
  • March 4: Police arrests fake ULFA militant Kushal Deka at Baihata Chariali. Deka demanded extortion money amounting to rupees one lakh from the owner of Jagannath Sweets of Zoo Road in Guwahati.
  • March 5: John Islary and Jigkanta Narzary of the NDFB (S) faction surrender with arms before the Kokrajhar Police and Army. The cadres laid down two 7.65 mm pistols, along with three magazines and eight rounds of live ammunition.
  • March 5: The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) stages a sit-in in front of the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) at Gossaigaon under the Kokrajhar district of the BTAD to press for a separate Kamatapur State and inclusion of the Rajbongshis as Scheduled Tribe and the Rajbongshi language under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India. AKRSU later submitted a 3-point memorandum to the PM through the SDO (Civil).
  • March 6: Security Forces apprehend Laksham Lobongdisa of the Dimasa National Liberation Force (DNLF) at Maibang in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • March 7: Police arrests pro-talk ULFA militant Tarun Kalita from Mukalmua area of Nalbari district. Sources allege Kalita to have demanded extortion money amounting to rupees 15 lakh from JSL, a power grid company working on the installation of a 400-KV power line from Balipara to Bongaigaon.
  • March 7: Security Forces arrest Jermis Munda and Markush Munda of the Adivasi Peoples’ Army (APA). The cadre-duo faced arrest at Paharpur under Kumarikata Police Station under Baksa district of the BTAD. Recoveries made include 5 rifles, 2 hand grenades and 45 detonators.
  • March 7: Union Home Secretary, R. K. Singh and interlocutor P.C. Halder hold talks with eight members of the pro-talk ULFA (AR) to find a lasting solution to their demands and further the process of peace dialogues. The State Government however, kept away from the tripartite talks attended by Arabinda Rajkhowa, Sashadhar Choudhury, Raju Barua, Pradip Gogoi, Mithinga Daimary, Pranati Deka, Chitrabon Hazarika and Bhimkanta Buragohain. According to the Union Home Secretary and members of ULFA (AR), the government is ready to amend the Constitution to grant safeguards to the identity and culture of the indigenous people of Assam. This it would do to keep up with the demand for granting greater control over Assam’s natural resources, revenue generation and participation in the processes of planning. The pro-talk ULFA in 2011 had submitted a 12-point charter of demands to the Union Government as part of their agenda for talks apart from their demand to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC), sealing of the international borders to counter illegal migration.
  • March 7: Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) in a communiqué claims the termination of Letjang Thangeo and Sathen Hangsing from the outfit citing their alleged attempt to merge the outfit with another one. Information and Publicity Secretary L. Chongloi expressed KRA’s will to carry forward their long cherished demand through peaceful means of talks until a solution is on the anvil. KRA is on ceasefire since January 24, 2012.
  • March 7: The National Democratic Front of Bodoland- Progressive (NDFB-P) makes clear its stand that it will not accept any alternative arrangement for a separate Bodoland State. It came down heavily on a media report of March 4, 2013 that stated that NDFB-P had subsidiary points for discussion in their memorandum submitted to the Home Minister on July 16, 2012, which suggested that mere economic packages would suffice their demand excluding their demand for a separate Bodoland State. In a communiqué to the media it said, “There is no question for us to give up our long standing political demand and to be content with mere infrastructure development as a mantra for peace, as appeared in the news item.”
  • March 7: Sonitpur district Police arrest Ratul Gayari and Nocrang Basumatary for their alleged involvement in the abduction of trader Sarulla Khan from Gohpur-Balijan in Sonitpur district last month. Police intercepted them at Hawajan checkpoint in Gohpur and recovered rupees three lakh seventy thousand and two 7.65mm pistols along with 19 rounds of ammunition concealed inside the car the duo were travelling on way from Karbi Anglong towards Tezpur.
  • March 7: CID sleuths seize 33 AK-47 Rifles, one LMG (Light Machine Gun) and one US-made Assault Rifle from Lengte village about 30 kilometers from Aizawl. Three persons faced arrest in this connection.
  • March 8: Policemen arrest five suspected NDFB cadres from Christian Basti area of Guwahati. The arrest led to the recovery of one 9 mm pistol and five rounds of ammunition.
  • March 8: Eleven cadres of the anti-talk United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-PB) surrender before DIG (Eastern Range) Satyen Gogoi and Tinsukia Deputy Commissioner S.S. Meenakshi Sundaram. They are Manoranjan Gogoi alias Kanu; Mintu Asom of Basagaon, Sadiya; Dipen Saikia alias Raja Asom of Nazirating, Digboi; Manik Dohutia alias Meghan Asom of Hulung Bukapathar Gaon; Jayanta Saikia alias Jai Asom of Mesu Gaon, Dhemaji; Bulon Moran alias David Asom of Hahkhati Tengapani Gaon; Rantu Moran alias Ashim Asom of Dimoruhola Gaon; Nizu Gohain alias Anadhi Asom of Jerai Gaon, Chabua; Hemakanta Changmai alias Jatin Khanikar of Lakhipathar, Deogharia; Dhayania Saikia alias Kansa of Borhullong Milanpur; Dhormen Sonowal alias Jamba of No.1 Borhullung and Raju Moran alias Robika of Torani Gaon.
  • March 9: Dima Halam Daogah- Nunisa (DHD-N) disbands itself at Haflong of the Dima Hasao district. Over 2,000 cadres belonging to the armed and civil wing of the DHD headed by Chairperson Dilip Nunisa mainstreams in a public meeting at the N.L. Daolagupu Sports Complex. Addressing the cadres Dilip Nunisa said, “We have decided to come over ground in response to the peace offer of the government of India and after realizing that the problems of the district can be solved over talks and not by armed revolution.” He said that the movement for Dimaraji would continue but only with the difference that it would be a democratic movement now against the armed movement of the past. Nunisa is keen to participate in the forthcoming Dima Hasao Autonomous Council Elections due in a few months. DHD had signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) with the Governments of both the State and the Center on October 8, 2012.
  • March 10: Police recovers a pistol buried in a field at Dumordoh village under Gauripur Police Station of Dhubri. Police suspects some member of the ULFA to have buried the pistol.
  • March 11: Police recovers an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from a bus bound for Bongaigaon via Gossaigaon from Tamarhat at the Popular Bus Station in north Bongaigaon of the Bongaigaon district. Bomb Squad later diffused the IED near the ITI Field. Police found a letter of the National Liberation Force of Bengalis (NLFB) from the site where they recovered the IED.
  • March 11: National Investigation Agency (NIA) remands Ningthoujam Shanti Meitei and Lanpokpam Inaocha Singh of the Manipur based PREEPAK militant outfit to seven days custody. Police arrested them both from the Indo-Nepal border in 2012 and pressed charges of extortion and waging war against the country.
  • March 11: Suspected Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger (KPLT) hurl a hand grenade at a group of people in a weekly market of Doyangmukh under Kheroni Police Station in west Karbi Anglong. Two individuals identified as Ashok Agarwalla and K. Bhagod Agarwalla received splinter injuries. Police rushed both of them for immediate medical attention.
  • March 11: KPLT threatens indefinite strike if political parties and organizations fail to raise their demand for a separate state. KPLT General Secretary P. Ajang said that in the absence of appropriate steps it would come under compulsion to impose an indefinite strike in Karbi Anglong.
  • March 12: NDFB (S) cadres abduct civilian driver Shiva Das (32) at gunpoint, from a place near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur district. Interestingly Das was being accompanied by three army jawans of the intelligence wing of the Misamari army base while on way to raid a NDFB (S) hideout.
  • March 13: Police and Army personnel apprehend NDFB (S) cadre Phunka Narzary with arms from Oguri under Basugaon Police Station. Recoveries made include one 7.65mm pistol, three live ammunitions and one hand grenade. Narzary has alleged involvements in extortion cases according to the police.
  • March 13: Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tiger (KPLT) defers its proposed call for an indefinite strike to pressurize organizations and political parties for a separate state.
  • March 13: Armed miscreants abduct Misamari based intelligence officer from Batachipur-Aboi Centre.
  • March 13: The All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) blocks railways tracts in several places of Western Assam in demand for a separate state and Schedule Tribe status. President Hiteswar Barman said that since the Congress Government has not taken the community’s demand with sincerity for which we have to intensify movement. The Koch-Rajbongshi community will oppose and go against the Congress party in the forthcoming elections.
  • March 13: Suspected All Adivasi National Liberation Front (AANLA) abducts Lebi Teytey the headmaster of Nambor Kowani ME School from his Kowani Pahar Line Village residence. Two unidentified youths reached Tetey’s residence at about 8.30pm and called him outside for a discussion. Teytey went missing soon then after. Students Thursday took to the streets to protest against his abduction.
  • March 14: ULFA (PB) General Secretary Anup Chetia’s extradition may be tough says sources unless Chetia himself disposes the petition he filed with the Government of Bangladesh seeking political asylum.
  • March 15: Security Forces apprehend key NDFB linkman Topeshwar Boro from Khoirabari. Boro who was traveling from Khoirabari to Dipila was later handed over to Patharughat Police.
  • March 15: ULFA (PB) cadre surrenders with an AK-47 Rifle and 80 rounds of ammunitions before the Lakhimpur Superintendent of Police.
  • March 15: Army and Police personnel jointly apprehend ULFA cadre Amar Deka alias Avinash Asom (23) from Balipota. Recoveries made include a M46 Chinese grenade. Deka hails from Darrang district.
  • March 16: Security Forces apprehend Amarjyoti Deka (28) of the ULFA (PB) at Marami Chowk under Mangaldai Police Station around 7.30pm. Police recovered a bottle grenade from Deka who hails from Balipota Village.
  • March 16: Army and Police personnel jointly apprehend NDFB linkman Sanjeev Mushahary (28) from Dhubri. Mushahary hails from Sonapur Village in Chirang district of the BTAD.
  • March 16: Thirteen under-30 youths join ULFA (PB) according to media reports due to lackadaisical attitude of the government towards the issues of the state. The youths who hail from the Charaideo sub-division in Sivsagar district in a communiqué cited the government’s inability to grant ST status to the Tai-Ahom community and solve the Dibang Dam issue apart others as reasons for their joining the outfit.
  • March 17: Family members of abducted Shiva Das file a complaint at Misamari Police Station. Das was whisked away by suspected NDFB (S) cadres while escorting an Army Intelligence Squad (AIS) to a hideout on March 12. Since the Army kept away from lodging a FIR about the incident, Das’s family members did their bid to bring it to the notice of the Police. Police and Army personnel have begun combing operations.
  • March 17: A Dima Jadi Nise Army (DJNA) cadre’s confession becomes a cause of concern for security forces engaged in Counter Insurgency Operations (CIOs) in Karbi Anglong. Arrested DJNA cadre Thomas Daulagapu in his confessional statement says that about thirty cadres of DJNA are receiving armed training in NSCN (K) camps and that DJNA is to pay a huge sum of money for the same. He also confirmed that DJNA is on a extortion.
  • March 18: Media reports that suspected militants abducted ginger traders Minu Basumatary, Pawgan Singson and Dulal Basumatary from Terang Basti under Manja Police Station. The trios were returning with three truckloads of ginger when they were taken hostage by a group of militants active in the Singhason Hills Range of Karbi Anglong.
  • March 19: A Policeman is injured when supporters of the 36-hour Goalpara district bandh (general strike) clashed with the Police at Pancharatna under Kharmuja Police outpost.
  • March 19: Three ginger traders, who were abducted by unidentified militants from Terang village in Karbi Anglong on March 15, escape from the hideout of the militants.
  • March 20: According to Union MoS for Home Affairs RPN Singh, "The Assam-Arunachal border has emerged as another theatre for Maoist activities. The CPI (Maoist) is trying to establish organizational base in the Northeast with a view to forge relations with other insurgent groups to meet its military requirements." He said that while Maoist activities have been reported in 2012 in Dhemaji and Tinsukia districts of Assam, Maoist influence has been noticed in Dibrugarh, Sonitpur and Chirang districts.
  • March 23: Security Forces arrest two suspected NDFB cadres, identified as Mohash Baghoar (20) Sunil Bormohalia (19), from Rangapara town in Sonitpur district. One country-made gun along with three rounds of ammunition are recovered from the cadre.
  • March 25: Security Forces arrest three UPDS cadres, identified as Sarsing Timung (35), Lawrence Engleng (32) and Kangbura Ingti (30), from Maisa Killing located in the valley of Singhason Hill track in Karbi Anglong district. The cadres were planning to abduct two prominent businessmen of the locality.
  • March 25: Criminal cases registered against members of the DHD-N and DHD-J/ BW outfits for non-heinous crime may be withdrawn by the State Government as per procedure established by law. Further, criminal cases registered against members of the two DHD groups for heinous crimes will be reviewed case by case in consonance with the existing policy on the subject, and wherever feasible, steps for withdrawal of such cases will be initiated by the State Government. This was stated in a written reply by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the State Home Minister to a question by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the Assembly.
  • March 25: A written reply by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain in the Assembly states that six insurgent groups are currently active in Assam while 12 others in talks with the Central and State Government, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rockybul Hussain said. Six groups—ULFA-ATF, NDFB-ATF/ NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, MULTA and HuM—are active in the State; Hussain said replying to a question in the House. Hussain said outfits in talks were NDFB’s Progressive faction, ULFA-PTF, KLNLF, ACMA, BCF, KRA, UKDA, KLA, HPC-D, APA, AANLA and STF. The NDFB-RD and the NSLA have declared unilateral ceasefire, Hussain said while replying on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio, said. Two groups —BTF and ULFBV have already surrendered. Settlement has been reached by the central and state governments with the UPDS and the two factions of the DHD.
  • March 27: Suspected Adivasi militants abduct the son of a businessman belonging to Chapor town from Choibari tea estate near Dhubri- Kokrajhar border. The victim was identified as Ranjan Sil.
  • March 31: Security Forces kill a GNLA militant in an encounter near the Khashi Ghaghra area under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara district.
  • April 1: Government accords special category status to Maoist-affected Tinsukia district to tackle left-wing extremism and militancy. A 13-member high-powered committee is constituted headed by Power and Industry Minister Pradyut Bordoloi (MLA from the district) with senior officers from several departments, including Commissioner (Upper Assam division) and Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia district, to prepare a special all-round developmental plan that will focus on infrastructure development and avenues of employment generation. The plan will be named Integrated District Action Plan.
  • April 2: Ranjan Sil, son of a businessman of Chapor town in Dhubri district, is released by militants in Kokrajhar town in Kokrajhar district. Ranjan was abducted by suspected militants of BCF from Choibari tea garden in Dhubri district on March 27.
  • April 3: Police arrest seven persons, including five militants of RNLF [formerly known as Rabha Viper Army] and two arms dealers of Meghalaya from Rani in Kamrup district and Byrnihat (Assam-Meghalaya border) respectively. Inspector General of Police (IGP-Law and Order) LR Bishnoi said, “We have information that following panchayat elections in Goalpara, the Rabha National Liberation Force is again trying to gain strength by purchasing arms and ammunition. The outfit, which is mostly active in the district, had received a blow when eight of its cadres were killed in encounters during the past seven-eight months. Another five cadres had surrendered. Drishti Rajkhowa of Ulfa had asked a leader of the outfit, Deepak Rabha, to regroup and promised them support in this regard.”
  • April 5: A new militant formation UPLF has come into existence on January 4, with an aim to create a separate Dimasa Karbi-Anchal State comprising the Hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. The leaders of the outfit are R. Dimasa and L. Karbi, in-charge of ‘information and publicity’ of UPLF, S. Karbi ‘chairman’ and J, Dimasa as ‘commander in chief’. UPLF has warned that those involved in illegal exploitation of minerals and natural resources within the declared zone of Dimasa Karbia-anchal would be punished. The outfit also warned dishonest governmental officials to cease from deceitful activities.
  • April 7: Four NDFB cadres surrender alongwith arms and explosives to army and police at Kokrajhar.
  • April 7: Reports state that CPI-Maoists under the banner of ‘Krishak Sramik Mahasamiti’ becomes active in the tea estates of Rupacherra, Sonacherra, Amranagar, Chintibil and others in South Assam districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. A Maoist activist Sridhar is identified as office bearer of Krishak Sabha of Cachar district for spreading the Maoist ideology. Shyam Sundar Santhal, Madan Urang, Sarat Kurmi, Naren Urang and Rajeshwar Urang are actively working in different tea estates of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.Two cadres, Bikash Debnath and Swapna Debnath, have been given the responsibility of South Assam.
  • April 8: Two militants of the ULFA-ATF are killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Bordoloni village in Dibrugarh district. Security Forces recovered a Germany made Heckler & Koch (HK) 33 assault rifle, one 9 mm pistol, two grenades, five magazines and a few Ulfa letterheads from the encounter site.
  • April 9: Army and police apprehend two suspected NDFB cadres of anti-talk faction identified as Phunka Basumatary and Obi Narzary from Roumari under Dhaligaon PS in Chirang district.
  • April 11: The Court of Kamrup district and Sessions Judge granted bail to NDFB-RD ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimary, the prime accused, in the October 30, 2008 serial blasts in the State.
  • April 14: Suspected KPLT militants shot dead a Sarkari Gaonbura (Government recognized village headman), Sarat Teron (60), in Teron Gaon village under Deothar Police Outpost in Bokajan Sub-Division of Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 15: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi pointed to growing activities of the CPI-Maoist in the State and citing tough terrain asked the Centre to explore the feasibility of deploying UAV in the State. CM Tarun Gogoi further pleaded that the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) that forms a plank of the Centre's strategy against the CPI-Maoist, should cover Dhemaji, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts initially.
  • April 16: According to reports, the NDFB-IKS has a strong presence in Bangladesh, particularly in the Khagrachari area and at least 30 to 40 members of the outfit are staying in the area. The camp is headed by hardcore militant Thulunga, who was named in the chargesheet of the serial blasts of October 2008. A few fresh recruits of the militant outfit are being trained up in the bases, the sources added.
  • April 17: A letter sent to 13 States, by the MHA on CPI-Maoist efforts to expand to new areas primarily northeast. The letter states that CPI-Maoist had around one hundred cadres, including 25 to 30 armed, in Assam and with Mahesh, a Central Committee member from the Rabha community appearing to be in charge. Quoting the Assam Police, the letter said 23 of the 79 Police Stations in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Dhemaji and Lakhmipur districts in Assam were affected by Left-wing extremism with cadres extorting small tea gardens, cattle-rearing farms and individuals to sustain itself. “… the Maoists have done some ground-work in the tea garden areas where a local Maoist leader, Aditya Borah, is at the forefront of efforts to recruit Adivasis in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts,” the letter said. Some recently arrested ATF militants revealed that they had close links with Borah and that Maoists from West Bengal were providing ideological training to Adivasi youth, the letter said.
  • April 19: An Inspector of a commando unit of Assam Police, identified as Lohit Sonowal, two hardcore militants of the ULFA-ATF and a civilian were killed in an encounter at Kordoiguri village in Tinsukia district.
  • April 19: UKDA observed its 4th raising day at Immanuel Peace camp located in Saigang village in Karbi Anglong district. In his speech, UKDA 'general secretary', Alex Kuki said that, KAAC never bothered to undertake any developmental works in the Kuki dominated Singhason hills in the last 65 years. He further threatened that the UKDA will not hesitate to undertake another armed resistance if the attitude of the Government towards Kuki people of Karbi Anglong does not change. Leaders from other Kuki militant organization, KRA and representatives of Kuki National Assembly, Kuki Students Organization, and Kuki Women's Association also attended the function.
  • April 22: State Governor J. B. Patnaik asks State Government officials to take urgent steps for speedy development in Sadiya sub-division of Tinsukia district in order to fight Naxalism [Left Wing Extremism]. Patnaik said Sadiya was the most deprived and underdeveloped sub-division of the State.
  • April 26: Police arrests a CPI-Maoist 'central committee member' Aklanta Rabha (41) alias Maheshji and Siraj Rabha (35) alias Bijoy Rabha, a Jharkhand-based central training instructor from Jorabat area in Kamrup district. IGP-CWR, LR Bishnoi said that according to a recent State Police task force report, the strength of the CPI-Maoists in the State was 181 including 23 woman cadres but "that is likely to have increased now." LR Bishnoi said that Aklanta and Siraj were on their way to Meghalaya for mobilising support in Khasi villages. The Police later arrest Aklanta's wife, Rekha Rani, from Goalpara district for allegedly helping her husband to procure mobile phone SIM cards under fictitious names. A .22 pistol, six rounds of ammunition and seven mobile phone SIM cards were recovered from Aklanta, while 240 rounds of ammunition were found on Siraj.
  • April 27: Security Forces arrest three women from the Bhalukdubi area of Goalpara district for helping the CPI-Maoist duo of Aklanta Rabha and Siraj Rabha. The CPI-Maoist duo was, earlier, arrested on April 26.
  • April 27: The CPI-Maoist is eyeing aggrieved Khasi people from grossly underdeveloped Assam-Meghalaya inter-state boundary areas to facilitate outfits entry into Meghalaya.
  • April 30: A NEFR employee, Biswajit Debnath (32), is abducted, on duty, by unidentified armed persons from Cachar district. The abductors later demanded a ransom of INR 10 million.
  • April 30: ULFA-ATF led by Paresh Baruah has changed its name and henceforth the outfit will be known as the ULFA-Independent (ULFA-I). In a release e-mailed to the media, the ‘chairman’ Abhijit Asom said that the central executive committee meeting of the organization was held from April 2 to 5 and the decision to rename the organization as ULFA-I was taken in the meeting to maintain the distinct identity of the organization. The release said that the ULFA-I would remain a revolutionary organization fighting for the Independence of Assam. On the issue of talks with the Government for political solution of the issues, the ULFA-I chairman said that talks on the issue of sovereignty of Assam can be held in a “third country” in presence of representatives of the United Nations.
    The group also announced that its “military chief” Paresh Barua would now also be the organisation’s vice-president. Barua was earlier appointed acting vice-president of the group, apart from being head of its armed wing. Jibon Asom, who was the acting finance secretary of the group, has been given charge permanently while Montu Asom has been newly appointed as assistant secretary.
  • May 1: Unidentified assailant kills a man, Rabiram Rabha, & injured his wife at Dariduri Tilapara area under Baguan Police Station in Goalpara district, taking the toll in the trouble-torn district to six.
  • May 3: Security Forces arrest fifteen cadres belonging to NDFB-IKS from Namtola, on the Assam-Nagaland border in Sivasagar district. A senior police official said the Songbijit faction has been sending recruits to Myanmar for training. “They use the route from Kohima to Mon town via Sivasagar district. The cadres are kept in Kohima before being sent to Myanmar. They are first taken to Chenmyo camp of the NSCN-K [Khaplang faction of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland] on the Nagaland-Myanmar border and then sent to the NDFB (Songbijit) camp at Taka in Myanmar,” he added.
  • May 3: Security Forces arrest three suspected GNLA militants and recovere a 7.6 pistol with two live cartridges under Dudhnoi Police Station in Goalpara district. The apprehended GNLA cadres are Krispal Sangma, Bitram G Marak and Dharkham Marak.
  • May 3: Residents of Margherita town in Tinsukia district nabbed a suspected NSCN-IM militant, Sumit Mech, with an AK-47 rifle and a foreign-made semi- automatic rifle and handed him over to Police.
  • May 4: Eight organisations have called a 12-hour Goalpara district bandh (strike) to protest against the killing of two persons at Moilaputa near Goalpara town on April 29 and the subsequent police inaction. The bandh has been jointly called by the Goalpara District Students’ Union, Hajong Students’ Union, Sutradhar Students’ Union, Bodo Students’ Union, Bengali Youth Students’ Federation, Koch Rajbongshi Sudents’ Union, Nath Jogi Yuva Sanmiloni and the Goalpara Rabha Students’ Union to demand immediate arrest of the culprits.
  • May 6: Interrogation of arrested CPI-Maoist militant, Aklanta Rabha alias Maheshji, has revealed that Maoist have succeeded in making inroads into Barak valley in Assam. CPI-Maoist 'central committee member', Maheshji, along with a central training instructor in Jharkhand, Siraj Rabha, was arrested by Police recently in Kamrup district. "Maheshji has revealed the names of at least five persons who joined the group four to five years ago and are currently working at the village level in Barak Valley to strengthen their base. For the first time, we have got information about how Maoists are making inroads in the region," an official told the media. The strategic location of the districts, according to the officer, has come as an advantage for the Maoists. One of the five names Maheshji revealed is that of Shalik Singkhai alias Romeo, a youth of the Khamti community from Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh, who was working to strengthen the Maoist base in Cachar district before his arrest recently. "Romeo was among the first to have started working at the grassroots among the tea community in Barak Valley but he could not continue because of language problems. "We cannot disclose the other four names in the interest of the investigation. The four were working under Maheshji and also visited West Bengal and lower Assam districts," the officer said. The revelation assumes significance after the task force constituted by the State government in 2012 could not find "significant evidence" of Maoist presence in the area. The plan of CPI-Maoist to form a women's group in Assam has been hit after Police succeeded to arrest top CPI-Maoist leader Aklanta Rabha's wife Rekha Rani Raha alias Sonpahi in Goalpara on April 27. "Rekha revealed that she was acting as an overground member of CPI (Maoist). She had formed an organization called Nari Mukti Sangha to fight against social discrepancy towards backward classes and was propagating the Maoist ideology among women in particular. She confessed that she had managed to recruit at least seven to eight women Maoist cadres in Goalpara and Kamrup districts.
  • May 7: Security Forces in an encounter kill a militant, Tenkhenlo Rengma (27), belonging to the NRHPF, formed in 2012, at Kaham Rengso hill under Chowkihola Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. One .9mm pistol, one AK-47 rifle, two hand grenades and huge cache of assorted ammunition besides 112 rounds of 303 bolt action rifle, 61 rounds of self loading rifle, 59 rounds of AK-56 rifle and 14 rounds of .9mm weapon and a solar operated set for charging communication devices are recovered from the camp. The NRHPF seeks a regional council for the Rengma tribes living in eastern Bokajan subdivision of the district. The outfit's identity was established from some documents found in the camp.
  • May 8: State Police arrests veteran 'central committee' member of CPI-Maoist Anukul Chandra Naskar alias Pareshda (65) from Cachar district. He had joined the organisation in 1967 and became a member of its central committee in 1985. He was made a Politburo member in 2004. He looked after the outfit's eastern wing, comprising West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • May 8: The SC directs the Centre to finalize the modalities for updating the NRC in the state by July 16. The RGI recently gave its nod to update the document in seven districts, but no schedule has been announced yet. While hearing a writ petition filed by an NGO, APW, Justices Ranjan Gogoi and HL Gokhale also directed the Central Government to submit the modalities along with forms before the court on July 16. The court said that it will monitor the whole process.
  • May 8: The Central Government told the SC that it had decided to fix January 1, 1966, as the cut-off date for inclusion of citizens' names in the NRC to prevent illegal migrants from staying on in Assam.
  • May 9: Assam DGP JN Choudhury reveals that at present, the strength of the Police in Assam is much less than what is required and the State has 330 police stations to cover 80,000 square kilometre area, while, ideally there should be one police station to cover an area of 150 to 200 square kilometre and one in 100 square kilometre in the sixth schedule areas.
  • May 9: Security Forces arrest a person, John Haokip, who was about to launch a Kuki militant group on the behest of NSCN-IM, in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 11: Security Forces arrest one of Haokip associate, Pradip Das (30), from Amrajan near Sukanjan under Bokajan police station of Karbi Anglong."We have reports that Haokip attended the Dimapur meeting [with NSCN-IM] and was entrusted with the task of floating a new Kuki rebel outfit. Pradip is reportedly a close associate of Haokip and is assisting him in the mission," the Police source said. According to the source, work on floating the Kuki group was in the preliminary stage and the youths had only been provided some weapons to start the groundwork.
  • May 12: DGP JN Choudhury states that though the level of violence involving the militant groups has come down, growing ethnic tension in different parts of Assam has become a matter of serious concern. Over 60,000 cases are pending in different Police Stations of the State, which is another major area of concern for the Assam Police. DGP, Choudhary, said that with majority of the militant groups having come forward for talks with the Government, the level of violence has come down and only the anti-talk faction of the ULFA-ATF, NDFB-IKS, KPLT etc are active in the State now. However, these groups do not have all Assam footprints. But extortions by the NDFB-RD/ NDFB-IKS remain an area of concern, the DGP said.
  • May 14: Supreme council of the UPLF calls for a 36-hour Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts strike beginning from 5 am of May 17. UPLF is demanding immediate creation of separate state comprising the Karbi and Dimasa areas of India under the provision of Article 244(A) of Indian constitution. UPLF come into existence on January 4, with an aim to create a separate Dimasa Karbi-Anchal State comprising the Hill districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
  • May 15: UKDA claims that they are dismayed over the Government's back track attitude on the peace proposal of Kuki community of Karbi Anglong district. UKDA 'general secretary', Alex Kuki said the government had assured that the cadres will be provided the necessary needs during their stay inside the designated camp, but in reality Government has done "little". According to UKDA 'defence secretary ', Martin Kuki Government assistance of INR 300,000 to 150 cadres hardly solved the problems of the defenceless Kuki youths inside the designated camp. UKDA demanded police protection and humanitarian aid.
  • May 15: Security Forces arrest a 'district committee' member of CPI-Maoist, Kavita Rabha (31), from Odalbakra area in Kamrup district. Two desktops, one hard disc, three pen drives, 15 Compact Disks, two cell phones and some incriminating documents including Maoist literature are recovered from her rented house. IGP-CWR Dr LR Bishnoi stated that Kavita was entrusted with the job of printing Maoist literature and circulating them, besides maintaining of accounts. Kavita Rabha is the wife of Anukul Naskar alias Paresh, a senior CPI-Maoist leader, who was arrested from Cachar district by Assam Police on May 7, 2013.
  • May 15: Based on Kavita Rabha's revelations, Ranchi (Jharkhand) Police arrest Prasanna alias Pranab, who is the elder brother of Kavita and a hardcore Maoist. Kavita Rabha's younger brother Rajiv Rabha is also detained from Hajo in Kamrup district.
  • May 15: The KRA-A is opposing to the proposed formation of a new Kuki underground group in the State by vested Kukis in collusion with some Rengma Nagas of Karbi Anglong recently. A statement issued by the 'information secretary' of KRA-A, Chungngam Lhangum alias Rex cautioned all concerned never to be misled by one Letjang Thangeo and his comrades while also urging the people not to associate with them. KRA-A pledged that it would never allow Letjang Thangeo and his comrades to carry out the evil design while also warning him of facing dire consequence if he continues to spread rumours, confusion, etc.
  • May 17: Gauhati High Court acquitted the former ULFA leader, Arup Konwar, by a trial court for killing Assam minister Nagen Neog and eight others in Golaghat district of Assam in 1996. Konwar alias Tutu alias Amar Singh - a 'sergeant major' of ULFA - was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the district and sessions court, Kamrup, on October 12, 2007. The CBI, which had investigated the case, will now appeal in the Supreme Court against the order. The high court acquitted Konwar on grounds of lack of sufficient evidence.
  • May 18: One ULFA-I militant, identified as Rajib Moran alias Rohim Asom, surrender to Police in Tinsukia district. The rebel deposited two Chinese grenades.
  • May 20: CPI-Maoist has managed to create a base in six districts of the State with at least 150 fresh followers. "The char areas of Dhubri district bordering West Bengal and forest areas are the new targets of Red rebels [CPI-Maoist]. The Maoists are also spreading tentacles in Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Silchar (Cachar), Karimganj and Kamrup (rural) districts too. They have created a fresh support base of at least 150 cadres in these districts," said Inspector-General of Police-Central Western Range (IGP-CWR) L R Bishnoi. "Naskar and Kabita [recently arrested from the State] have already succeeded in forming district committees in these districts. Once the support base is created, they were planning to send some of them to Jharkhand for further training under the guidance of Chandrashekhar Das, a veteran Maoist leader," added an official of State Police.
  • May 20: Suspected UALA cadres gun down five labourers, all residents of Goalpara district, allegedly in retaliation to the mine owner’s refusal to pay them extortion money.
  • May 21: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to the NDFB-IKS, Mandish Daimary, from Mainaguli in Sonitpur district.
  • May 22: Police investigating CPI-Maoist activities in the State have claimed that Siraj Rabha, the arrested 'training instructor' of CPI-Maoist, is a landmine expert who is wanted by Police in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. "We had information that landmine expert Dipesh was in Assam, but initially Siraj did not admit that he is Dipesh. But when intelligence branch sleuths from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand came up with his photograph, he confessed that he is the landmine expert Dipesh," a source said. Rabha was arrested on April 26, 2013.
  • May 23: The 'central committee' of the CPI-Maoist militants are pumping in funds to the Northeast region for some time to expand their bases in this part of the country. Sources revealed that the security agencies have come to know that the 'central committee' of the Maoists has been pumping in funds to the region every month through Aklanta Rabha, a 'central committee' member arrested on April 26, 2013, to expand the bases of the Maoists in this region and also to recruit members for the outfit.
  • May 23: A State security agency document reveals that the leader of the ULFA-I, Paresh Baruah, had to obey Islamic radicals and convert to Islam along with his family members in return for a safe haven in Bangladesh. A source associated with the compilation of the document said that Baruah, a Hindu by birth, after converting to Islam, changed his name to Kamruj Zaman Khan, while his wife Bobby Dutta is now known as Sofian Zaman. The Baruahs converted to Islam when they took refuge in Bangladesh in 2000. "His family still lives in Bangladesh under the patronage of the influential radicals and this is one reason why Baruah cannot afford to question Bangladeshi migrants back in Assam. He now lives in hiding, off the money extorted from people in Assam," the source said. Paresh Baruah now leads ULFA-I from Myanmar.
  • May 24: Security Forces arrest a ULFA-I militant Jyoti Baruah (25). Jyoti was allegedly involved in a grenade blast case in Sivasagar in 2012.

 

  • October 8: The NDFB(R) submits a list of 410 cadres with their address to the Government to clear the path for signing of a formeal ceasefire agreement.
  • October 23: The State and Central Government finalize the modalities of the agreement in a meeting with the leaders of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). The formal cease-fire agreement will be signed on November 9, following which formal talks on political issues will start. Joint Secretary (North East) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Sambhu Singh said that the NDFB (R) has submitted a list of 602 cadres, of whom 400 are regular cadres and 202 are over ground members of the outfit. The list of the cadres is now being verified by the Assam Police, following which, photo identity cards will be issued to the cadres. The Government is also planning to install CCTV cameras in the designated camps.
  • October 26: The commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) Paresh Baruah has been trying to derail the peace process with the pro-talk faction of the ULFA. Sources told The Assam Tribune that Baruah has been calling up a number of leaders and cadres of the pro-talk faction of the ULFA regularly to read their mind and there have been instances when he tried to win over a few of them. Baruah also sent emissaries to talk to a few important members of the pro-talk faction. But, till now, he has not been able to create a division in the ranks of the pro-talk faction of the ULFA and the security agencies do not have any report of any pro-talk member joining the hardline faction of the outfit.
  • November 2: The Sanmilita Janagosthiya Sangram Samiti (SJSS), an umbrella organisation of non-Bodo organisations, is preparing to move the Supreme Court of India challenging the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Act. SJSS convener Hareswar Barman told The Assam Tribune that the BTC Act is unconstitutional and anti-Assam.
  • November 3: Seven villagers are gunned down by suspected militants at Gendamari area of the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council in Goalpara district. Following denials coming from the GNLA for the Gendamari incident, the police and intelligence inputs have pointed their fingers at a lesser known militant group United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) for the massacre. UALA is a break-away faction of the ANVC-B group. Night curfew has been enforced from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. within 2 km radius from the Assam Meghalaya border to prevent any untoward incident.
  • November 4: The 24-hour NC Hills bandh called by Indigenous People’s Forum (IPF) hit normal life at Halflong. The bandh was called demanding immediate bifurcation of NC Hills district.
  • November 4: Normal life is affected in Kokrajhar district by the 24-hr Kokrajhar district bandh called by the All BTC Bengali Youth Students’ Federation (ABBYSF) demanding immediate release of abducted businessman Prashanta Dutta who was kidnapped by unknown miscreants on 3 November from Kokrajhar town.
  • November 13: Police recues Anil Kumar Agarwala, a general manager of NHPC, who was kidnapped by the NDFB(S).
  • November 17: Police and security forces arrest a hardcore NDFB(Sangbijit) cadre Ranjit Basumatary alias B Rigigang , area commander of Panbari under Bijni PS alongwith linkman. The Commando Batallion for Resolute Action (COBRA) and the CRPF, on the other hnand, arrest anhother three of the same outfit.
  • November 17: Bakaliaghat police and security forces arrest two KPLT militants along with arms and ammunition at Dong Rong village under Howraghat PS in Dhipu.
  • November 27: In the second round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and the Bodo organizations, Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh says that the Home Ministry will consult with the Prime Minister’s office and other the suggestion of the Bodo groups for constitution of an expert committee to examine the Bodo statehood demand on the lines of the Srikrishna Committee set up to examine the demand for Telangana.
  • November 27: Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh says that non-Bodo leaders living outside the BTC area are responsible for creating mistrust among the communities. A formal communication has been sent to the Govt. of Assam to beef up security in the BTC area.
  • November 29: The Centre and the Assam Govt. sign an agreement for Suspension of Operations with the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB. A six-member NDFB delegation led by Daimary was present. The agreement will remain in effect for six months. The NDFB declared unilateral ceasefire on 1 August 2011. From now, security forces too will not any action against the outfit’s cadres unless there is a violation of the ceasefire ground rules. A list of 579 cadres, both armed and unarmed, was submitted by the NDFB(R) chief. The two designated camps are located in Dhubri and Udalguri district.
  • December 1: The NDFB (R) chief Ranjan Daimary says that he has communicated IK Songbijit, the chief of the NDFB (S) and tried to persuade him to join the peace process.
  • December 1: Three persons are killed by NDFB militants at Jalduba Dukanhat area near Gauripur in Dhubri district.
  • December 2: A hardcore NDFB (Sangbijit faction) cadre is shot dead during a joint operation by the troops of Red Horn Division and the police at village Jalukbari near Khairabari in Udalguri district.
  • December 4: The Assam Tribune reports that the ULFA (Independent) is using new tacticts of extortion recently. Instead od sending demand notes, the militant group has started calling up up people, particularly those from the tea gardens of eastern Assam, over telephone and in few instances bank account numbers were given asking the people to deposit the money in such accounts.
  • December 6: Police and Army arrest B Khnsai, a hardcore NDFB(S) militant at Batbari in Udalguri distrit along with a a pistol and ammunitions.
  • December 7: NDFB(S) kednaps five SSB jawans from Panbari area in Chirang district. Police rescues three of them, but two are still traceless.
  • December 8: Biswajit Baumatary, 28, identified as a militant belonging to NDFB(S), is killed encounter during a joint operation conducted by the police, SSB and CRPF at Daisungjhora under Amguri PS in Chirang district. Later, NDFB(S) spokesperson BR Ferengga said Biswajit was not a member of the NDFB and claimed that it was a fake encounter.
  • December 9: Union Home Minister Shambhu Singh says that the negotiation between the ULFA and the Centre is at the final stage and it will not take long for an agreement to be reached. “As far as talks with the ULFA is concerned, we are satisfied and happy. Things are moving in the right direction and it should not take long before arriving at a solution. We are close to a certain kind of a settlement.” He said they would centre around protection of the identity of the Assamese people.
  • December 11: Two school students (Jeremiya Narzary, class X, and Pranjit Narzary, class- VI) are killed in an allegedly ‘fake encounter’ with a joint team of polce and army at Raidangbari under Runikhata PS in Chirang district. The saecurity forces claim that the boys were members of NDFB(S). Irate mob attack Runikhata PS while the district administration institutes a magisterial enquiry into the incident.
  • December 11: Four workers of a tea garden near Rankhambasti area along the Assam-Nagaland border in Jorhat district, are kidnapped by a group of five armed miscreants from Nagaland.
  • December 11: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel who were kidnapped on 7 December, are suspected to have been killed by cadres of the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). But their bodies are not yet recovered and operations to locate them are on.
  • December 11: Miput Rajyung alias David Kemprai alias Action Dimasa (24), the self–styled chairman of the Dima Halam Daogah Action (DHD–A), is apprehended by a joint team of 9 Madras Army, Military Intelligence and police at around 1:30 pm from Boro Wapu village near Mahur village in Dima Hasao district, about 30 km from Haflong. Security forces launched a combing operation at the village to flush out Action Dimasa and he is now under the custody of Mahur Police. Action Dimasa was earlier a member of the DHD (J) and was behind the bars from December 6, 2007 to June 10, 2013 when he managed to escape from Haflong Jail along with Bongrison Khelma alias Son Khelma, a DNDF cadre on June 11, 2013. Action immediately fled to Dimapur and was reported taking shelter in Assam–Nagaland border. Action gathered some other youths and started its extortion drive in Dima Hasao. Action Dimasa managed to create terror among the people after claiming that they have killed executive engineer of irrigation department Rajiv Kumar Pathak for extortion money on November 22, 2013.

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  • January 2: ULFA-ATF militants explode a grenade injuring three persons, one of them critically, on GNB Road in Tinsukia.
  • January 2: KLO decides to abandon the armed struggle.
  • January 2: Security Forces arrest an ULFA-ATF militant, identified as Hemakanta Changmai, from Lekhapani in Tinsukia district.
  • January 2: BW 'commander in chief' Niranjan Hojai buys a one-storey house at Dharan city in Nepal with extortion money.
  • January 3: One hardcore anti-talk NDFB cadre is nabbed by Kokrajhar police and the Army from Athiabari area under Kokrajhar PS under charges of extortion.
  • January 3: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to the NDFB-RD, identified as Bohin Narzary alias Barswm, from Athiabari village under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 3: Security Forces arrest a person called Shiva Gogoi from Sadiya in Tinsukia district. According to Security Forces, Gogoi has links with CPI-Maoists, had received six-month training at a NSCN IM camp in Manipur, and was involved in the arms snatching case from forest guards at Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
  • January 3: Security Forces arrest two suspected militants belonging to NDPA from Dihangi in Dima Hasao district.
  • January 3: Taking to moral policing, ULFA-ATF 'chairman' Abhijeet Barman, in an email states, "We also want to know from the people about their suggestions on what exemplary punishment would be suitable for those who commit crimes that contribute to overall degradation of society."
  • January 4: Security Forces recover and defuse a powerful IED weighing more than half Kilograms from Barpeta Railway over bridge in Barpeta district.
  • January 4: During a search operation, Security Forces arrest a KLNLF militant, identified as James Engleng, along with 50 pieces of ammunition in Diphu town in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 5: Security Forces arrest KLNLF 'general secretary' Thong Teron from Diphu in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 5: MHA states that it does not have direct evidence of the KMSS having any kind of nexus with the CPI-Maoist in the anti-dam protest as alleged by the State Government.
  • January 6: Security Forces arrest one RVA militant, identified as Pulendra Rabha (21), from Kachudola village in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 6: P Chidambaram says peace agreements have been signed by the Government with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in West Bengal, UPDS in Assam and again it was on the verge of concluding another agreement with at least two groups in Assam.
  • January 6: Common people hand over two boys, identified as Bhutan Brahma (13) and Kalil Narzary (11), to Police at Karimbazar under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district. The two boys were allegedly sent by NDFB-RD to collect money from one Rafikul Islam of Karimbazar.
  • January 7: KLNLF calls for 24 hours Karbi Anglong district Strike from 5 am to protest against the arrest of its 'General Secretary' Thong Teron by SFs.
  • January 7: One NDFB linkman, Sunil Basumatari (38), is arrestred by Security Forces from Pansali village under Lakhipur Police Station of Goalpara district. One .9mm pistol with one round ammunition recovered from him.
  • January 8: UKDA, a Kuki militant group based in Karbi Anglong district, declares unilateral ceasefire with the Central and State Government.
  • January 8: Security Forces arrest one ULFA linkman, Mohammad Saidul Islam (26), at Bhangnamari village in Chirang district. One .9mm pistol and live ammunition are recovered from him.
  • January 8: UKDA, a Kuki militant group based in Karbi Anglong district, declares unilateral ceasefire with the Central and State Government.
  • January 9: Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary (North East) of the MHA, says that the MHA has already taken a decision that a major crackdown should be launched to check the menace of extortion. Singh said that the death of senior CPI-Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji must have affected the move of the Maoists to establish stronghold in the region. He said that according to information available with the Government, Kishanji visited Assam and Manipur just before his death in West Bengal.
  • January 9: Intelligence agencies reportedly receive inputs that the CPI-Maoist has sought the help of Assam based insurgent group, KLO, indicating a retaliation of an "unprecedented scale" to avenge the killing of its politburo member Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji in West Bengal on November 24, 2011. A senior Police official said they have received inputs that "something big" would happen anytime, anywhere. Reports said that ground-level intelligence gathered by Central agencies revealed that top Maoist leadership has been constantly interacting with KLO in the last one month.
  • January 10: Security Forces arrest three ULFA-ATF linkmen, at Basbari village of Kokrajhar district.
  • January 12: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that nine insurgent groups on ceasefire agreements with the Government would surrender before the Republic Day (January 26). These groups consist of ACMA, BCF, AANLA, KLA, KRA, UKDA, HPC, STF and ACF.
  • January 12: UPDS tells UHM P. Chidambaram that it's MoS with Central and State Government has failed. UPDS 'chairman' Longsodar Senar wrote to Chidambaram saying, "As the Assam government has wilfully refused to honour your solemn commitment of 'neutral administration' till the election and "level playing field" during the election, the now ex-UPDS leaders and cadres can no longer be expected to hold on to a failed experiment."
  • January 12: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi says that the CPI-Maoists had formed a 'Mega Dam Resistance Forum' and influencing the anti-dam agitation at Lower Subansiri.
  • January 12: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that peace accord with DHD-N has not yet been singed due to the outfit's demand to include 96 villages of Nagaon and Cachar district in the greater DATC.
  • January 13: APA extends the ceasefire with State Government but refused to lay down weapons. APA 'commander-in-chief' Uday Tisku in this regard said, "We don't want to lay down arms, but want a "double-lock" system for keeping our weapons. We also want three designated camps and other facilities for our cadres. Our previous ceasefire period was to expire on January 14 but we have extended our ceasefire period for the next six months."
  • January 13: According to DHD-N supremo Dilip Nunisa, "Instead of demanding all Dimasa-inhabited areas lying in these districts and also in Nagaland, which was our earlier stance, only some adjacent areas, where the Dimasa people are a majority, should be amalgamated with the present Dima Hasao district. If the government can give away land to Bangladesh without any question, why can't they include our villages in the council?" Earlier, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on January 12 said that peace accord with DHD-N has not yet been singed due to the outfit's demand to include 96 villages of Nagaon and Cachar district in the greater DATC.
  • January 13: APA extends the ceasefire with State Government but refuses to lay down weapons. APA 'commander-in-chief' Uday Tisku in this regard said, "We don't want to lay down arms, but want a "double-lock" system for keeping our weapons. We also want three designated camps and other facilities for our cadres. Our previous ceasefire period was to expire on January 14 but we have extended our ceasefire period for the next six months."
  • January 14: Security Forces recover an IED weighing 3 kilograms from Goreswar market in Baksa district.
  • January 14: BCF, an Adivasi militant group, decides not to lay down arms before January 26 as announced by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi earlier.
  • January 14: Security Forces recover an IED weighing 3 kilograms from Goreswar market in Baksa district.
  • January 14: Security Forces arrest a NDFB-RD militant, identified as Santosh Kerketeri alias Simang (26), from Dumbruguri under Anandabazar Police Station in Salbari of Baksa district.
  • January 15: A media report states that Paresh Baruah would expel ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other senior leaders and Central Committee of the outfit permanently to start afresh the armed struggle. Further, Senior ULFA-ATF, Drishti Rajkhowa alias Manoj Rabha and Bijay Das alias Bijay Chinese would now act as the overall Commander of Lower and Upper Assam region respectively.
  • January 15: Security Forces arrest three NDFB-RD militants at Amguri in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 16: A joint team of Army and police arrest three anti-talk NDFB militants from Choto Samthaibari village of Chirang district. Two pistols, one revolver, 9 live ammunition, 3 mobiles, 5 sim card along with a few extortion notes recovered from their possession.
  • January 16: Security Forces kill a suspected ULAB militant at Piplapunjee near Bazaricherra in Karimganj district.
  • January 16: Security Forces arrest one ULFA militant, identified as Padamdhar Moran alias Poya Kaye (35), at Makum under Makum Police Station in Tinsukia district.
  • January 16: Security Forces arrest one arms dealer, identified as Samsul Hoque (45), from Doboka Burigaon village in Karbi Anglong district. One 9mm pistol, two magazines of 9mm pistol, one .32mm pistol, one magazine of .32mm pistol, .32 mm seven rounds live ammunitions and INR 14,000 in cash along with one mobile phone are recovered from him.
  • January 16: Security Forces arrest a ULFA militant, identified as Sapring Rabha (29) alias Khaplang, from Kasumari village under Krishnai Police Station of Goalpara district.
  • January 17: Unidentified militants abduct a minor child, identified as Randip (3), from Phuloni in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 17: Security Forces arrest two ULFA linkmen, Robin Biswas (20) and Rakhal Chandra Biswas (47), from Balajan in Dhubri district.
  • January 18: Five Moran organizations, including the All Assam Moran Students’ Union (AAMSU) and those representing women, take a pledge at the end of a huge rally at Chaliha Nagar playground in Tinsukia to carry forward their movement for self rule and the status of ST ‘at any cost’ and by ‘all possible means’.
  • January 18: Nine militant groups will lay down arms on 26 January, reports The Assam Tribune. The groups include Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force, Adivasi People’s Army, Adivasi National Liberation Army, Hmar People’s Convention, Kuki Liberation Army, Kuki Revolutionary Army and United Kuki Defence Army.
  • January 18: The Centre announces extension of ceasefire pacts with Dima Halam Daogah (DHD)-J faction and National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive). An agreement of Suspension of Operation is signed between the Centre and DHD for a period of six months till June 30, 2012. The agreement with NDFB(P) is valid upto June 2012.
  • January 19: Suspected Adivasi militants kidnap Ramen Bora, an assistant manager of Panbari Tea Estate in Sonitpur district. He was subsequently released by his abductors seven hours after he was abducted.
  • January 19: During the Home Secretary level meeting between the two countries, Myanmar assures India that steps would be taken against the Northeastern militants using its territory.
  • January 19: Myanmar seeks India's help for implementation of several road projects, which would facilitate free movement of the troops to the areas where the militants are taking shelter. Myanmar has also sought India's help in completing the trilateral highway linking India, Myanmar and Thailand.
  • January 20: The ULFA-ATF announces that henceforth all the surname of its leaders and cadres would be same and the common surname will be 'Asom'. In a statement issued to the media through e-mail, the ULFA-ATF said to replace the surnames of its members with 'Asom' was aimed at reflecting the outfit's commitment to expedite the evolution of the 'great Assamese nation' irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
  • January 20: Two DNRF militants identified as, Pritom Nunisa and Ranjan Langthasa, two close aides of the DNDF 'chairman' Jensingh Dimasa, are arrested in Dima Hasao district.
  • January 20: DNRF militants (see incident 23 January 2012) release the abducted worker of stone crusher unit of Triveni Construction, identified as Dharmendra Yadav (22), near Lungting in Dima Hasao district.
  • January 21: Twelve militant outfits of the Northeast region give a call to the people to boycott the Republic Day celebrations as a mark of “resistance against Indian occupation of the region.” The joint statement is issued by the hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Coordination Committee of Manipur’s seven parties (CorCom), HNLC of Meghalaya, Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) and Tripura People’s Democratic Front (TPDF).
  • January 22: Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigme Y Thinley says in Guwahati that no camp of any militant group of the Northeast India exists in Bhutan. He further asserts that the security forces are kept on alert to foil any such future attempts to set up camp.
  • January 22: The Government of Myanmar assures India that steps would be taken against the militants using the territory of that country. At the same time, Myanmar has sought assistance from India for implementation of several major development projects. The Assam Tribune reports that the issue of presence of militants of India in Myanmar was discussed in detail in the recent Home Secretary level meeting between India and Myanmar. The presence of Paresh Baruah in Myanmar was also discussed in the meetings between the two countries. According to information available with the security agencies, Baruah, the leader of the hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), spends most of his time in an area bordering Myanmar and China and he frequently visits China.
  • January 22: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to PREPAK and KYKL in Jalukbari area of Guwahati City.
  • January 22: Security Forces arrest a top ULFA militant, identified as Dipak Rabha alias Shankar from Sonapur area in the suburb of Guwahati city.
  • January 22: Bhutan 'Prime Minister' Jigme Y Thinley says that there is no camp of any militant formation of the northeast in his country.
  • January 23: Fifteen former militants of the DHD, in association with Dimapur-based Naga militant outfit form DNRF in Dima Hasao district. The leaders of the outfit are R.J. Dimasa alias Arje Dimasa, Soten Dimasa and Jensingh Dimasa. The group's main demand is to establish a separate Dimasa kingdom.
  • January 24: 676 militants belonging to seven militant formations surrender along with 202 small and big arms at a function held at the indoor stadium inside the Sarusajai Sports Complex, in the presence of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The militant outfits that surrendered were APA, AANLA, STF, UKDA, KRA, KLA and HPC-D.
  • January 24: Three militants belonging to the ULFA-ATF surrender before Security Forces at Philobari in Tinsukia district.
  • January 24: A top militant belonging to NDFB-RD identified as, 'Section Commander of Karigaon area, Homen Basumatary alias B Hayensha, (25), surrender before the Security Forces in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 24: Security Forces arrest two NDFB-RD militants from Maligaon under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • January 26: Fifteen KPLT militants surrendered before the State Hill Area Development Minister, Khorsing Engti, at KASA stadium in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 26: Suspected Karbi militants abduct a civilian identified as, Haren Takdi in Dolamora division of Methoni tea estate along the Golaghat-Karbi Anglong border, in Karbi Anglong district. Later, militant called up and demanded a ransom of INR 500000.
  • January 28: Security Forces launch the first operation against CPI-Maoist in several parts of the Dhemaji district. Police said some Maoists have taken refuge in the district to carry out anti-social activities.
  • January 29: Security Forces arrest a top NDFB militant identified as, Sanjay Boro, from Bebjiapara village under Mochalpur Police Station in Baksa district.
  • January 29: KPLT establishes links with UNLF and KYKL for training the new cadres.
  • January 29: UKDA militants attack KRA cadres at Bagmari locality of Diphu town in Karbi Anglong district. Three KRA cadres are injured. KRA 'general secretary', Zed Boy Kuki also sustains injuries during the clash.
  • January 30: Security Forces arrest two NSCN-IM militants, identified as, Kaising Jeme and Chunglube Niyame, from Lodi village near Haflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • January 31: Security Forces arrest three militants belonging to RVA identified as, Kameshwar Rabha (31), Ananto Rabha (32) and Parshanto Rabha (23) from Goalpara district.
  • January 31: Security Forces arrest one PREPAK cadre, identified as Laiphrakpam Sunil Singh alias S K, from Birubari area of Guwahati.
  • January 31: AANLA 'Publicity Secretary' Etwa Urang admits the presence of around 60 AANLA militants residing in the camp at Ralan area along the disputed Assam-Nagaland border.
  • January 31: The Assam Adivasi Peace Movement, (an organization that has been approved by AANLA) said that the community (Adivasi) had lost out on the ST status and related-benefits for having been branded as either tea tribes or ex-tea tribes.
  • February 1: Following a request from Indian Government, Nepal Government starts attaching the property of Niranjan Hojai, the 'commander-in-chief' of DHD-J.
  • February 2: Security Forces recover a huge quantity of explosives from Lumding bound Barak Valley Express train at lower Halflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • February 2: Security Forces arrest one KPLT militant, identified as Ajit Phangso alias Babu, and a KPLT linkman, identified as Lakhim Rengma, from Balipather locality of Karbi Anglong district.
  • February 2: Security Forces arrest a top militant belonging to UNLF, identified as 'Captain' Surajit Singh alias Pradip Singh, from Hojai in Nagaon district.
  • February 2: ULFA-ATF 'Vice Chairman' Paresh Baruah confirms his group's links with CPI-Maoist.
  • February 3: Suspected militant belonging to ULFA-ATF kill a businessperson, identified as Ikramul Hussain (32), at Alu Chauka chowk of Mongoldoi in Darrang district. Another civilian, identified as Pankaj Sahoria (25), sustains bullet injury on his hand when he tried to help the deceased businessperson.
  • February 4: Security Forces arrest two GNLA militants following an encounter in Goalpara district.
  • February 5: Pro-Talks faction of ULFA-PTF’s charter of demands to the Central Government include a separate Constitution on the lines of Jammu & Kashmir for Assam, an "Upper House" in the state Assembly and the setting up of a Supreme Court bench.
  • February 7: Security Forces arrest three civilians from three different places of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts for supplying SIM cards to the militant outfit KPLT.
  • February 7: NDFB-PTF demands that future Boroland State (as projected by the outfit) should have a Legislative Assembly with as high as 90% of the total seats of the Legislative Assembly and 100% of parliamentary seats reserved only for Tribal people.
  • February 7: An armed Naga group, comprising 50 persons, reportedly attempts to encroach on forestland at Tiru hills forest reserve in Jorhat district.
  • February 7: Security Forces arrest five persons dealing with FICN and recover FICN totaling INR 64,700 from them, in Tinsukia district.
  • February 7: Security Forces arrest two suspected ULFA militants, identified as Abdul Hussain and Kashal Barua, from Kenduguri village under Simaluguri Police Station in Sivasagar district.
  • February 8: Security Forces kill three UDLA militants at Debendra Basti on the Assam-Mizoram interstate border in Hailakandi district.
  • February 9: 185 militants belonging to six militant outfits are missing from their respective designated camps in the State with arms and ammunition in the last 24 months.
  • February 9: The Gauhati High Court extends the interim bail period of DHD-J 'chairman' Jewel Garlosa and 'commander-in-chief' Niranjan Hojai for two months more until April 9, 2012.
  • February 9: Security Forces arrest 'Commander-in-Chief' of newly floated Black Rhino Commando of Assam and a former ULFA linkman, identified as Rajib Banik alias Ajit Phukan (26), from Nagaon district.
  • February 9: Deputy Army chief of the NDFB- PTF, B Sudem says that no cadre fled the designated camps of the NDFB-PTF as reported by some newspapers.
  • February 9: KRA attacks and injure nine UKDA militants, including its 'Defense Secretary' Martin Guitey, at Saijang under Dillai Police Station in Karbi Anglong.
  • February 10: BLA, a Reang tribal outfit of Tripura, intrude into Barak Valley of the State and has been trying to raise a combined force with the valley based UDLA.
  • February 10: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to DNRF, identified as Ranjit Bathari (19) and Santosh Thousen (19), from Halflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • February 10: Security Forces arrest three militants belonging to the NDFB-RD, identified as Arjun Basumatary (29), Swrjing Narzary (24) and Derhasat Basumatary (20), from Besargaon village in Chirang district.
  • February 12: NDFB-RD is targeting Businessmen as well as Government employees having workplaces especially in central and northern parts of the State. The outfit's modus oprendi involves taking help of non-tribal girls serving the outfit as agents, who will befriend & then on that day ask the target for dinner in the bar.
  • February 13: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to the BRTF at Mazbat in Udalguri district. The militants are identified as Sanjay Basumatary (25) and Newton Khaglary (20).
  • February 14: Ex-Union Home Secretary GK Pillai expresses concern about CPI-Maoist inroads into the State and the region. Pillai also said that ethnic equations in the region might change any moment, paving the way for Maoist ideology.
  • February 14: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that Maoists activities in the State along the border with Arunachal Pradesh have added a new dimension to the security scenario of the northeast.
  • February 14: Security Forces arrest three RVA militants from Telipara under Kharmuza Police Outpost of Goalpara district.
  • February 14: The MHA advises the State Government to adopt coordinated measures to tackle the Maoist problem that is currently at a nascent stage in Assam.
  • February 15: A delegation of the militant outfit NDFB-PTF led by its 'General Secretary' Govinda Basumatary meets Joint Secretary (Northeast), Shambhu Singh to urge to him to speed up the pace of the political negotiations.
  • February 16: Security Forces arrest a high ranking militant belonging to KCP-MTF, identified as 'publicity secretary' Yumlembam Inao Singh, from a rented house at Lachit Nagar under Paltan Bazar Police Station in Guwahati city.
  • February 16: Several CPI-Maoists arrest in the State are absconding after getting bail. The arrestees included Aditya Bora, who was arrested from a CPI-Maoist camp in a jungle bordering Odisha and Jharkhand on February 12, 2011. There have also been reports of some youths visiting Odisha and Jharkhand for training with the CPI-Maoists.
  • February 16: The dead body of a businessperson, identified as Deiram Teron (45), is recovered from Maigaon of Phongcherap under Santipur Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. Suspected KPLT militants abducted the businessperson from Silonijan Market area on February 6. Later the militants demanded a ransom of INR 300000 for his safe release.
  • February 19: Security Forces arrest four militants of the ULFA-ATF, identified as Dulu Saikia alias Rinku, Dipankar Bora, Numal Gogoi and Robin Bora, from Phool Bagan in Dibrugarh Town.
  • February 19: Security Forces arrest two linkmen of RVA from Paikan in Goalpara district.
  • February 19: HPC-D carries out a reshuffle in its executive council, the top policy-making body, and adopted a new 'constitution' of its own. Reports from its bastion at Sakerdawi in Mizoram revealed that H. Zosangbera, a frontline member of the 12-member executive council, has been named its new 'chairman'. The outfit's Assam committee has also been revamped with its 'vice-chairman' Elvis L. Hmar being appointed its 'chief' and David L. Hmar, an executive council member, being inducted as its 'secretary'.
  • February 20: Security Forces kill two-suspected GNLA militants under Lakhipur Police Station in Goalpara district.
  • February 21: Security Forces arrest two MULTA militants from Chagolia in Dhubri district.
  • February 21: DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury says that CPI-Maoist activity in the State has been reported in seven Districts.
  • February 21: A senior Police Official said that the Maoists have established three command centres -- near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Nagaland and in Assam-West Bengal borders.He further said that the Maoist have also been sending some of the newly recruited cadres to some central Indian States for training.
  • February 22: Security Forces arrest three militants belonging to Anti-Talks faction of ULFA-ATF at Machkhowa area of Guwahati city.
  • February 23: Security Forces arrest one KPLT militant, identified as Hemari Engti (18), from Kheroni Chariali in Karbi Anglong district.
  • February 23: Reports state that CPI-Maoists has designed a plan for creation of a confederation of states comprising the North East region of India, parts of Myanmar and the Sylhet area of Bangladesh and according to the plan, the states of the confederation would be created to represent smaller nationalities of the area. The CPI-Maoists have also established upper Assam, middle Assam and Lower Assam leading committees.
  • February 24: Security Forces rescue Biren Hazarika, 'branch manager' Brinks Arya India Pvt Ltd, from Nowapara near Lampi in Kamrup (Rural). Unidentified militants abducted him on February 15.
  • February 24: Security Forces arrest a suspected NDFB militant from Kolbari in Baksa district.
  • February 25: Security Forces arrest two suspected ULFA-ATF militants, identified as Kehsav Gogoi and Shofik Gogoi, from Noshdia area of Tinsukia district.
  • February 25: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to the NDFB, identified as Sanjiv Swargiary, from Salbari in Baksa district.
  • February 25: Security Forces rescue two abducted teachers, identified as Debo Kumar Dutta and Nitu Kalita of Don Bosco Institute, from Bedlangmari area of Kokrajhar town. Suspected BCF militants had abducted the duo on February 23 when they were returning to their house at Balajan Tinali in Kokrajhar.
  • February 26: Security Forces arrest a suspected militant belonging to ULFA-ATF, identified as Akhil Das (25), along with explosives from Mirza area in Kamrup (Rural) district.
  • February 27: Security Forces arrest one MULTA militant, identified as Toufikul Islam (20), at Pipalibari village under Tihu Police Station in Nalbari district.
  • February 27: Five Adivasi militant formations - ACMA, BCF, STF, APA and AANLA - have demanded an interlocutor for them [outfits] to start peace talks with the Government, reports The Times of India. The five outfits formed an umbrella organization called ACCO to fight for the political rights of the Adivasis of the State.
  • February 28: Two civilians are injured in a grenade explosion near Punjab National Bank branch at the Nursery area in Ganeshguri area of Guwahati City.
  • February 28: Security Forces arrest three persons, including a ULFA-PTF militant, Ashim Bora alias Pankaj Gogoi, from the Lakua area of Sivasagar district on charges of extortion. They served an extortion note of INR 2 million on APL in Sivasagar; recently.
  • February 29: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to the NDFB, identified as Dilip Narzary (29) and Nirmal Boro (23), in Baksa district.
  • March 1: Security Forces arrest three NDFB militants, identified as Jogen Rabha, Nerswn Uzir and Hogla Basumatary, at Lakhipur in Goalpara district.
  • March 1: Security Forces arrest one NDFB militant, identified as Tony Lal Basumatary, at Mandalgram of Dudhnoi in Goalpara district.
  • March 2: Thousands of Bodo people at Amingaon in Kamrup (Rural) district attending a mass rally under the banner of the ABSU, vow to intensify their struggle for the creation of a separate State of Bodoland.
  • March 2: CPI-Maoist cadres issue extortion notes to two doctors working at Chapakhowa First Referral Unit hospital in Chapakhowa in Sadiya Sub-Division of Tinsukia district about a week back.
  • March 3: One ULFA cadre is killed in an encounter with the Police and the Army at Thakurvila under Lakhipur Police Station in Goalpara district.
  • March 3: Suspected militants belonging to the KPLT abduct two senior officials - the chief conservator of forests of Karbi Anglong, Abhijit Rabha (1984 batch of Indian Forest Service) and a range officer, Ranjan Borua of the forest department, from Baklog area under Manja Police Station of Karbi Anglong district. 'General Secretary' of the KPLT, Nilip Inghi, denies any involvement in the abduction of the duo.
  • March 3: The NDFB-PTF urged the Central Government to create a separate State of Bodoland.
  • March 3: Security Forces arrest one NDFB cadre, identified as Parmeswar Basumatary, at Dabli Dorjhar area in Garopara of Goalpara district.
  • March 4: ULFA-ATF explodes an IED at Borpathar in Sivasagar district, damaging a power transmission tower of NEEPCO. The Police suspect ULFA-ATF had carried out the blast to threaten the ULFA-PTF 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa, who hails from the area.
  • March 4: State DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury tells the media that reports are sent to the UMHA and the police is waiting for UMHA clearance to flush out CPI-Maoists along with Arunachal Pradesh Government from the inter-state border area.
  • March 4: Security Forces arrest one cadre of RVA identified as Buddha Rabha from his residence at Gendapara under Agia Police Station.
  • March 5: One ULFA cadre, identified as SS Binod Buragohain alias Madhujya Boruah alias Aaichang Gohain, surrender along with one pistol and one Chinese grenade.
  • March 5: The State's Home department confirms that the KPLT is responsible for the abduction of two forest officials in Karbi Anglong district on March 3. The militant outfit denies the charge.
  • March 5: Five militant outfits, including two Muslim groups, are still active in the State despite the fact that 15 militant outfits of the State have already joined the peace process, informed the State Government on this third day of the budget session. The combined strength of the five outfits is 710 to 770.
  • March 5: KPLT militants release abducted Chief Conservator of Forest (Hills) Abhijit Rabha along with Range Officer of Biodiversity, range, Diphu, Ranjan Barua, near National Highway-36 at Patradisa under Bakaliaghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 6: Security Forces arrest one NDFB militant, identified as Rajiv Basumatary (19), when he came to collect money from a family at Dakhin Gandhibari village under Tamulpur Police Station in Nalbari district.
  • March 7: Security Forces arrest seven persons from different places of Tinsukia district in connection with extortion cases. The arrested persons include a ULFA militant, three ULFA linkmen and three men who posed as ULFA.
  • March 7: Security Forces rescue the abducted senior official of a Chennai-based firm Ganpat Kumar, on NH-52 at Rowmari area in Sonitpur district. The BRTF allegedly abducted Ganpat Kumar on March 4 from an area near Kaziranga National Park.
  • March 8: Security Forces arrest an 'area commander' of the GNLA from Nine Mile area in Guwahati along Assam-Meghalaya border. The GNLA militant was identified as Rinphu Sangma who is the 'area commander' of GNLA based in Mendipathar area in Garo Hills.
  • March 8: Security Forces arrest one militant belonging to KPLT in an encounter at Taralangso in Diphu town in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 9: Security Forces arrest four top militants belonging to GNLA, identified as Tengrile Sangma, Teran Sangma, Mukhar G Areng and Paul Ektaus Momin, from kiling area.
  • March 9: NIA takes custody of a 'captain' belonging to the PLA, identified as Dhiren Singh, to interrogate him about the PLA links with CPI-Maoist. Special Task Force of Kolkata Police had arrested Singh on February 4.
  • March 10: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to NDFB, identified as Vijay Basumatary alias Seela (19), from Chandrapara in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 11: Security Forces arrest two-suspected linkman belonging to KPLT, identified as Khorsing Teron (29) and Biren Signar, from Chokihola in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 11: BSF arrests one suspected MULTA cadre, identified as Idrish Ali.
  • March 12: In reply to a written question by AGP legislator Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain says that 463 surrendered militants have been recruited in the State Police Force. He said that 500 surrendered militants are being taken to the Art of Living Foundation and 260 others to a Vipassana meditation centre in Bengaluru as part of a rehabilitation programme initiated by the State Government.
  • March 13: The security forces of Goreswar Army camp of Red Horn Division and Baksa police jointly apprehend four NDFB (AT) militants from a hideout in Marigaon. The foreign-trained NDFB (AT) cadres are identified as Anup Basumatary alias B Onshula of Kokrajhar, Gideon alias B Gwthao, of Chirang, Ranjan Basumatary, of Baksa and Sanjay Mushahary alias M Sukhou, of Chirang.
  • March 13: Security Forces arrest four NDFB militants from Maregaon in Baksa district.
  • March 13: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to DHD-N, identified as Foroj Kumar Berman, in area Alubhaja of Cachar district.
  • March 13: According to the figures given by the MHA, one incident of CPI-Maoist violence was recorded in Assam in 2010, and it increased to three incidents in 2011. In 2012, one incident has been recorded.
  • March 13: A group of eight to ten people abducted a doctor, C Agarwala, from his chamber in Athgaon area of Guwahati City.
  • March 14: Security Forces arrest two extortionists suspected to be linked with KPLT, identified as Gobin Timung (25) and Raju Timung, from Tichom Arong village, under Bakalia Police Station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 14: Security Forces rescue Dr M C Agarwala from a house at Naharbari near Dhamdhama in Nalbari district. Police sources said one of the arrested is ULFA-PTF.
  • March 14: Security Forces arrest three extortionists associated with ULFA in Kiranigaon (Kadoguri) in Tinsukia district. They were identified as Aurobindo Moran (32) Lileshwar Moran (27) and Bitupon Moran (23).
  • March 15: 10-armed militants belonging to the KPLT abduct two civilians, identified as Utpal Hazarika and Jan Bora, from the site of Balihjuri Model Hospital campus in the eastern part of Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 16: A Sivasagar court sends Mahendra Chetia from Dulakharia village in Sivasagar district to judicial custody. Security Forces arrested Chetia on March 15 on charges of providing shelter to militants of the ULFA-ATF.
  • March 21: A Dimasa National Revolutionary Force (DNRF) militant is arrested from Langting under Mahur police station in Dima Hasao district.
  • March 22: Security Forces arrest two GNLA militants, identified as Khemsing D Momin (32) and Sengkot Momin (31), from Baida and Tilapara village in Goalpara district.
  • March 22: ULFA-ATF serves a quit notice to the owner of a leading private Assamese news channel, Santosh Jaiswal, and his family for allegedly trying to paint a negative picture about the outfit.
  • March 23: The Indian Journalist Union condemn the 'quit notice' issued by ULFA-ATF against owner of a private TV channel.
  • March 24: Northeast militant outfits change their routes to bring in weapons and explosives to the region after the improvement of relation between India and Bangladesh. Media reports that the militant groups have stopped bringing in weapons through Bangladesh and most of the weapons are now brought into the region through Myanmar where most of the militant groups of the region have their strong bases. The weapons are brought through different routes along the India-Myanmar border.
  • March 24: Suspected UDLA militants abduct Manaranjan Das (65), a retired employee of Apex Bank, Guwahati, from Gambhira colony village in Dullavcherra block in Karimganj district.
  • March 24: Security Forces arrest a suspected CPI-Maoist 'organizer', identified as Ashraful Rahman Bora alias Buke (60), from a lodge in the Simaluguri area in Sivasagar district and seized some writing pads with "CPI (Maoists)" written on them.
  • March 24: Security Forces arrest one KYKL militant, identified as Ishwor Chandra (25), from the Pub Sarania area in Guwahati city.
  • March 24: Security Forces arrest a CPI-Maoist linkman, identified as Bikash Gaur, from Salmari area under Naharkotiya Police station in Dibrugarh district.
  • March 25: ULFA-ATF starts using satellite phones marketed by ACeS, an Indonesia based company and according to inputs available, ULFA-ATF now has at least 10 such phones.
  • March 25: Security Forces arrest two militants of NDFB-RD, identified as Sonen Basumatary and Biswijit Narzary, Kachugaon village in Gossaigaon Sub-Division of Kokrajhar district.
  • March 26: One MULTA militant is arrested from Ahopa in Baksa district.
  • March 26: State Forest Minister Rokybul Hussain says in the State Assembly that 56 abduction cases have been registered in the State since January 2012. Between 2006 and 2011, there have been 456 cases of abduction in the State. Civilian fatalities in insurgency violence have decreased in recent years. Between May 15, 1996 and 2001, the number of civilians killed in such incidents was 1538 and since 2001, 924 civilians were killed in such incidents. Rokybul Hussain as saying that there are 227 full-fledged Police Stations in various districts followed by 217 Police Outposts.
  • March 27: Three militants reportedly from Nagaland are killed at Koura Basti near Kherbari along Nagaland-Assam border.
  • March 27: One NDFB-RD cadre, identified as Loba Kanta Boro alias Dilip alias Thapa Boro (27), surrender before the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri Thaneswar Malakar.
  • March 27: Security Forces arrest a suspected arms dealer, identified as P Shiv Kumar, along with a cache of arms and ammunition, from Danapur Capital Express at Kamakhya railway station in Guwahati.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest a KPLT militant following an encounter at Tarlangshu in Karbi Anglong district. Another KPLT militant sustained injuries during the encounter.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest a suspected linkman of PLA, identified as Ibota Singh (41), from the Borbill village in the Lakhipur Sub-Division of Cachar district.
  • March 29: Assam and Arunachal Pradesh State Police have constituted a joint team to carry out anti-insurgency operations along the interstate border areas. The areas of operation are the border areas along Tinsukia district of Assam and three of the five districts of Arunachal Pradesh namely Lohit, Changlang and Lower Dibang Valley. The other two districts are Tirap and East Siang.
  • March 29: Top ‘commanders’ of the armed wing of Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB-RD have given their approval in writing for peace talks with the Central Government, which could lead to release of jailed NDFB-RD ‘chairman’ Ranjan Daimari.
  • March 30: In an encounter Security Forces kill a militant of the KPLT and injure two others in an area under Bokolia Police Station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 30: Two women cadres of the NDFB-RD, who underwent arms training in Bangladesh, are arrested by the BSF in Tura in West Garo Hills district while they were trying to cross over to Bangladesh. The cadres are identified as Anjani Brahma alias Anjni Brahma, hailing from Rupchi village in Assam’s Dhubri district and Anju Basumatary alias Onzima Basumatary from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district.
  • March 31: A suspected militant of the UKDA is killed by KRA militants in a Kuki-dominated interior area of Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 31: National Santhal Liberation Army NSLA, an offshoot of Assam based APA has become active in Alipurduar Subdivision of Jalpaiguri district and Tufanganj area of Cooch Behar district.
  • March 31: Three Security Forces personnel receive minor injuries and two grocery shops and a godown are badly damaged in a bomb blast triggered by suspected ULFA-ATF militants at Doomdooma daily market in Tinsukia district.
  • April 1: Security Forces kill a suspected militant belonging to the ULFA-ATF during an encounter at Kakopathar in Tinsukia district. Security Forces also arrest four other suspected ULFA-ATF militants following the encounter.
  • April 1: ULFA-ATF denounce anti-China protests by Tibetan refugees (on march 10) in the State and urged the people of the State not to allow such anti-China activities, as there was need for a powerful friend like China for the ULFA to lead the struggle of the people to a just conclusion.
  • April 1: Security Forces arrest two militants of ULFA-ATF, identified as Abhigyan Bora and Mridul Kumar Phukan, from an unspecified location, in connection with the bomb blast at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district on March 31.
  • April 1: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to KCP-Noyon from Guwahati city. Identified as Haomom Seiles Chandra alias Boy (44), of Seha Rd in Imphal, he is the ‘central committee’ member and the ‘revenue officer’ of the outfit.
  • April 1: Security Forces arrest two more suspected ULFA-ATF militants from Kakopathar in Tinsukia district following the earlier reported encounter in which one suspected ULFA-ATF militant was killed and four others were arrested.
  • April 2: According to Security Forces, at least two batches of new recruits of the CPI-Maoist from the State have already completed training. The training for the first batch was reportedly provided by NSCN-IM somewhere along the India-Myanmar border area. The second batch was trained in Jharkhand. Those who received training have already returned to Assam. Further, one member from the State has already been inducted into the Central committee of the CPI-Maoist to give a boost to the activities of the groups in Assam.
  • April 3: Manipur based militants are tying up with the Guwahati based criminal groups to earn money and mixing up with the local Manipuri population. According to Police, while the militants are providing arms and ammunition to local gangs of vehicle lifters, robbers and drug smugglers, the gangs share their ill-gotten gains with the militants in return. The PLA, PREPAK, KCP and KYKL are some of the Manipur based militant outfits that are presently active in the City.
  • April 3: Central Government gives clear indications to ULFA-PTF that it is ready to admit all its demands in principle, which includes constitutional amendments and giving more powers to the State on the lines of Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370 of Indian constitution. The ULFA-PTF leadership, though, remains skeptic about Indian Parliament giving the nod to the desired amendment.
  • April 5: Two ULFA-ATF militants are arrested in a joint operation by the army and Police from Fakiragram in Kokrajhar district.
  • April 5: Security Forces arrest four people in two separate incidents in Diphu area. The arrested are involved in illegal supply of arms and money to KPLT militants. One incident is at Mentilla and another near ASEB colony under Diphu Police Station. The arrested persons from Mentilla are women cadres of the disbanded UPDS group. The arrested former cadres were identified as Rubina Teronpi and Samphri Englengpi. One .9 MM pistols (Italian Made) are recovered from them.
  • April 5: Suspected KPLT militants abduct at least eight workers engaged in construction work at Rongbong Ghat locality, under Santipur in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 5: Security Forces arrest one hardcore KPLT militant at Habaigaon near Boithalangso in Karbi Anglong district. The militant has been identified as Komolsing Kro (30) alias Dulal Kro.
  • April 7: A powerful IED is recovered from Harinchara area under Tamulpur Police Station in Baksa district by the SSB troopers.
  • April 8: One ULFA anti-talk faction member is killed in encounter with the Army and the police in Goalpara district. An AK-56 rifle, over 100 live bullets, magazines and a hand grenade are recovered from his possession.
  • April 9: Guwahati HC extends the interim bail period of BW 'chairman' Jewel Gorlosa and 'commander-in-chief' Niranjan Hojai by more than three months. This time, the HC extended the bail until July 17 this year.
  • April 9: Security Forces arrest a HTF militant, identified as Topu Khongsai alias Iron Kuki, from Khongsai near Haflong in Dima Hasao district
  • April 10: Security Forces arrest NSLA militant, identified as Stephen Tudu, from Grahampur in Kokrajhar district. Tudu had been involved in the regular extortion and other illegal activities in the area. NSLA is an offshoot of APA.
  • April 11: The eight construction workers, abducted by suspected KPLT militants from Karbi Anglong district are released. The workers are released near a forested area near Behori outpost under Santipur Police Station.
  • April 12: Security Forces recover the body of Jaydev Rabha at Khaksi Ghagri in Goalpara district bordering Meghalaya. Suspected GNLA cadres abducted Jaydev Rabha along with Dr Partha Sarathi Hazarika, Rupak Mahanta and Diganta Nandi when they were coming to Goalpara from Dudhnoi in the same district on March 4. Later, GNLA militants released Dr Partha Sarathi and Diganta Nandi on March 13.
  • April 12: Top militant belonging to the Manipur based UNLF, Laurembam Iwanthaba alias N. Nanao Singh, has jumped bail and fled to Myanmar by giving Assam Police a slip. The report states that Nanao Singh was able to hide his real identity from the State Police. Notably, Singh is on the wanted list of the NIA and currently believed to be hiding somewhere in Myanmar.
  • April 12: BW militants abduct one Rahul Warisa, from Haflong town and subsequently kill him at Natun quarry, near Disa Giding village in Dima Hasao district. The five militants involved in the abduction and killing are- Dkhai Dimasa, Daorat Dimasa, Dakoa Dimasa, Berma Dimasa and Loten Dimasa - on the instruction of BW 'Deputy Chairman', Phifran Dimasa.
  • April 14 A militant belonging to ULFA-ATF, identified as 'lance corporal' Suraj Gogoi alias Anurag Asom (Baruah), surrenders before Security Forces in Tinsukia.
  • April 15: Security Forces arrest three militants belonging to NSCN-I-M including a 'town commander' and two linkmen from Boro Haflong area of Haflong town in Dima Hasao district. The 'town commander' has been identified as Kisolungra Zemi. The other two linkmen have been identified as Husaming Zemi and Isameting Newme.
  • April 16: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram while addressing Chief Minister's conference on internal security states that Assam was emerging as the new theatre of CPI-Maoist activities, and there were reports of the rebels linking up with insurgent groups in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • April 17: State Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah said that ULFA issue would be resolved in the near future, but the threat by CPI-Maoist was a matter of concern for the State.
  • April 19: A businessman, identified as Konaj Kumar Dey from West Karbi Anglong, is abducted by suspected KPLT militants.
  • April 19: Credible information developed over the last few months by field operatives of Central intelligence agencies in the Northeast, Bangladesh and Burma has confirmed that the ULFA-ATF top 'commander' Paresh Baruah is now using his terror network to smuggle narcotics into India. Baruah and his trusted aides, the report adds, are being helped by two important ISI agents, Khwaja Sultan Malik and Qalil Ahmed, who are operating out of Bangladesh. Both Malik and Ahmed also have close links with drug cartels in Southeast Asia who are smuggling narcotics into India through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border with the ULFA's help.
  • April 19: Security agencies believe that the CPI-Maoist is making inroads into the Northeast to gain access to the arms market in the neighbouring Yunan province of China and not with the aim of expanding their base.
  • April 19: One MHA document says Maoists are working in close association with the PLA of Manipur, which also has a base in Myanmar. "The Maoists have been found carrying Chinese-made arms, but we do not know yet whether they procured the weapons directly from China or were supplied arms by northeastern militant outfits".
  • April 19: One ULFA cadre, identified as Farooq Islam, is arrested from Laluk Kachordubi under Laluk Police station. About 18 live cartridges along with heavy arms and ammunition are recovered from him. Farooq, who hails from North Lakhimpur joined the outfit in 2008 and had undergone training in Bangladesh.
  • April 20: The 'general secretary' of the KPLT, Nilip Enghi and four other members of the outfit are killed on the spot and one got serious bullet injuries during an encounter with the Security Forces on the hill track of the Harlong Woti of Borpung under the Chowkihola Police Station in East Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 20: The Assam Government requests Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to include seven districts of the State under the Integrated Action Plan to counter Maoist activities so that the growing trend of left-wing extremism was contained before it became a menace.
  • April 21: Police arrest one of the prime accused, identified as Ajoy Gogoi in the April 19 railway track blast that occurred in Sivasagar district. He is the brother of ULFA militant Akon Gogoi alias Pradip Asom, who provided logistical support to the ULFA militants for carrying the attack. Ajoy was arrested from his native Hauphau village under Sapekhati Police station in Sivasagar district.
  • April 21: Security Forces arrest three cadres of ULFA-ATF, identified as Baba Gogoi, Bogen Moran and Babul Baruah, after an encounter near Doomduma in Tinsukia district. Gogoi and Moran sustained injuries during the exchange of fire.
  • April 22: Security Forces arrest two tribal militants belonging to BVPTF from remote Rangkhal Basti locality near Dullavcherra in Karimganj district. The duo was identified as 'commandant' of BVPTF Samir Tripura (22) and 'president' of BVPTF Krishna Mohan Tripura (24). BVPTF is a little-known outfit operating in the area. BVPTF was behind the abduction of a former bank employee Manorajan Das Banik on March 24 and in causing serious injury to a daily labour, Subrata Nath, of Nivea area in the district.
  • April 22: Four militants belonging to the NDFB-RD surrender their arms in the presence of Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district. The militants were identified as, Biraj Basumatary (22), Naresh Basumatary (21), Umesh Basumatary (20) and Tarun Narzary.
  • April 22: ULFA-ATF uploads videos propagating its cause and a recitation asking ULFA-PTF 'Chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa to pull out of the peace process on an internet site. The visuals in the two songs show ULFA-ATF leader Paresh Baruah mingling with his cadres in the group's known base in Myanmar. The videos also show the group's armory.
  • April 23: Two hardcore Barak Vally Plains Tribe Front (BVPTF) militants, including its chairman, are arrested by police in Karimganj district. The militants are identified as Krishna Mohan Tripura and Sameer Tripura.
  • April 23: CM Tarun Gogoi admits that CPI-Maoist "have made some headway" in the State and sought the Central Government's economic and technical assistance to wean away youths from CPI-Maoist.
  • April 23: Security Forces arrest one militant belonging to NDFB-RD from a village near Ai River under Dhaligaon Police Station in Chirang district.
  • April 25: State Government indicates that it will not rush into signing any memorandum of settlement with the BW / DHD-J. The basis of the move is that it will be difficult to accommodate the justified demands of the DHD-N, which is in a ceasefire since 2003, if it went ahead with its agreement only with the BW group.
  • April 27: The designated TADA court acquits ULFA-PTF 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa and 'Vice-president' Pradip Gogoi along with surrendered ULFA militant Munin Nobis of the murder charge of a Guwahati city based businessperson, Giridharilal Harlalka, on grounds of lack of evidence.
  • April 28: Security Forces arrest four militants belonging to the GNLA from the Garchuk area in Guwahati city.
  • April 29: CPI-Maoist has raised its armed wing in the State by the name of Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Army.
  • April 30: Security Forces arrest four members of NDFB-RD in Udalguri district. The arrested persons include 'area commander' Laiman Boro. Two pistols, four hand grenades, live ammunition and spare magazines and extortion pads are recovered from them.
  • May 2: 'Commander in Chief' of KPLT, Blain Hansey, is reportedly killed in its hideout inside Tarapung forest in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 2-3: Body of Goda Pani Pathak, superintendent engineer of Gauripur agriculture-engineering department in Dhubri district, is recovered from Bongaigaon district. Pathak along with executive engineer Faizur Islam was abducted from Kharagpur under Boithamari Police Station in the same district on May 2.
  • May 3: Central Government tells Guwahati High Court (GHC) that "exigencies of administration and demand from civil society" are the reasons behind its decision not to oppose the bail pleas of militant leaders [BW 'Chairman' Jewel Garlosa and 'Commander-in-Chief' Niranjan Hojai] and to expedite the peace process. On April 26, GHC had asked Central Government to explain the circumstances and grounds on which they decided not to object to the bail petitions of top leaders of BW.
  • May 5: Security Forces arrest two MULTA militants from Aditpur village under Kalgachia Police Station in Barpeta district.
  • May 7: Security Forces arrest two ULFA militants, identified as Abdul Rahman alias Jyunti Ali (31) and Wahidul Rahman alias Pappu (24), at Santak under Bihubar Police Station in Sivasagar district.
  • May 8: Security Forces arrest a militant of the NDFB-RD, identified as Gautam Boro (32), in a house at Lalung Gaon on Guwahati city's outskirts under Gorchuk Police Station.
  • May 8: According to reports, the political wing of the Maoists in Bongaigaon district organized a meeting about a month back and two Maoist leaders from outside the region attended the meeting. Further, sources said that though some Bodo groups were also invited to attend the meeting, they refused to do so. The reason being that that most of the Bodo groups have serious ideological difference with the Maoist groups and it is unlikely that any Bodo group would extend help to the CPI-Maoist.
  • May 9: Four CPI-Maoist cadres are killed and one Police commando got injured in an encounter at Deupani Borgura Mising Baskati gaon (Village) in Sadiya Sub-division in Tinsukia district. The slain Maoists were identified as Siddhartha Buragohain, Rajeev Gogoi alias Medang, Arup Chetia alias Iyan and Kamala Gogoi. Siddhartha Buragohain is the 'second-in-command' of the armed wing of the CPI-Maoist in the State.
  • May 10: Assam DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury states that there are around 150 people in the State having links with the Maoists and that the Police have identified 21 Police Stations in Maoist-prone areas.
  • May 10: State Police is closely coordinating with Security Forces in neighboring Arunachal Pradesh to contain the Maoist activities in the State. There are reports that the Maoists have set up some bases and training camps in the Manbhum reserve forests in Arunachal Pradesh'.
  • May 10: ULFA-ATF has strongly condemning the killing of four Maoist rebels in Sadiya in Tinsukia district. In a statement e-mailed to the media, Paresh Baruah said that though the ULFA has ideological difference with the Maoists, it has moral support to the movement of the Maoist groups.
  • May 11: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that the Maoists are spreading their wings and have set up a strong base in the districts of upper Assam. Gogoi added that the militant groups of the region support them.
  • May 11: 12-armed suspected CPI-Maoist enter Kheranibari village, neighbouring Deupani Borgura Nepali Baskati gaon, in Tinsukia district wearing Army and Police uniforms, and entered three houses on the pretext of searching for militants and escaped with over INR 200,000 and gold ornaments.
  • May 12: The Security Forces arrest four militants, belonging to ULFA-ATF, from Majuli in Jorhat district. The arrested militants were identified as Nayan Mudoi, Pramod Hazarika, Bapukon Hazarika and Junali Hazarika.
  • May 13: A militant belonging to the ULFA-ATF sustains bullet injury during an encounter with Security Forces at Tairai Gaon in Sivasagar district along the Assam-Nagaland inter-state border.
  • May 14: Security Forces recover two IEDs, weighing five kilograms each, planted on a pipeline of Oil India Limited in Tengakhat area in Dibrugarh district. There were three oil producing wells near the pipeline.
  • May 14: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that a Special Police Task Force would soon be formed as one of the two steps to tackle the growing CPI-Maoist problem in the State. The other step is ushering development in the backward regions of the State. “There is a difference between dealing with the Maoists and insurgents. We do not want the present counter-insurgency operation under the Unified Command structure to be launched against the Naxalities in the state,” he says. According to him, that State Government has ordered probe into the recent incidents of youths from certain districts going missing.
  • May 14: General Officer Commanding of Tezpur based 4th Corps Lieutenant General Shakti Gurung said that the Army has no hard evidence of Maoists trying to expand their base in Assam but admitted their existence in the State.
  • May 14: 84 remote villages in Kamrup district bordering Meghalaya under the jurisdiction of KVDC vow to resist militant activities in the area, which is frequently used by ULFA and GNLA militants. Community leaders representing 84 Gram Sabhas (Village council) will formally join hands on May 15 in Kinan village to resist insurgent activities including extortion, passage of rebels through their villages and providing shelter to them.
  • May 15: A committee to review the implementation of tripartite MoS, between UPDS, central and State Government, agrees to grant rehabilitation package to all 568 cadres of UPDS (which was earlier 324), who are present on the day and had surrendered with arms on December 14, 2011.
  • May 16: Top CPI-Maoist leaders, including one Moina Dohotiya are actively involved in the outfit's expansion into the Northeast. The report quotes a source within the security establishment as saying, "There are about 100 listed cadres and they have three carbines, a couple of .315 rifles and pistols, few grenades and one M16 rifle. In the middle and lower Assam regions, they are probably at a very nascent stage. We have not observed any Maoist activity in these places". The source further said, “The Maoists have so far recruited youths from the state and few Khamti boys from Arunachal Pradesh. However, unlike Jharkhand, there is just a sprinkling of Adivasi youths here. There is a couple of youths from Goalpara and Kamrup district but the majority are from Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Golaghat districts and many from Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts".
  • May 17: Security Forces kill a KPLT militant during an operation at Ronghari village under Santipur Police Station of Bokajan Sub-Division in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 17: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to DNRF from Hatikhali area in Dima Hasao district. Security Forces recover a Chinese grenade from him.
  • May 18: Security Forces arrest a NDFB-RD militant, identified as Mohan Basumatary, from Nalbari. One .9 mm pistol and two life cartridges are recovered from his possession.
  • May 18: Maoist cadres are trying to gain dominance in Tingkhong and Rajgarh area of Dibrugarh district, according to Dibrugarh SP Arabinda Kalita.
  • May 18: ULFA-PTF launches an 'Assam Navnirman Kendra' to promote agriculture and related activities in Nalbari district with the help of Army and the State Government. State Government has provided 100 bighas of land at Banbagh Salmari, which will have nine fishponds, piggery, poultry farm, duck farm and banana plantations.
  • May 19: Security Forces kill one top militant of the NSCN-IM in a fierce encounter at N Rianambasti in Dima Hasao district and the slain militant’s body identified as ‘sergent major’ Joysan Thangkul was recovered.
  • May 19: At least 300 youths who have been gone missing from their homes over the last two years are suspected to have joined the Maoist. The missing youths are mostly from Kokrajhar, Baksa and Udalguri districts bordering Bhutan, Dhemaji, and Tinsukia districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Golaghat and Sivasagar districts bordering Nagaland. Unlike the pattern in other Maoist- affected States, the initial recruits in State have mostly been from communities other than Adivasis.
  • May 20: Security Forces recover powerful explosives stockpiled by the ULFA-ATF in Goalpara district near the state's border with Meghalaya. 3.5 kilograms of plastic explosives, seven detonators; one remote control device and other bomb-making material are recovered. Two ULFA-ATF linkmen, identified as Bekingson Marak and Jyoti Charan Boro, are arrested by Security Forces in connection with the seizure.
  • May 21: Security Forces arrest two militants of NDFB-RD at Borsijhora area, under Dotma Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • May 22: Unidentified militants hurl a grenade and critically injure two woodcutters inside Lumding Reserve Forest in Nagaon district.
  • May 22: Security Forces arrest three militants belonging to the DNRF from Maibang subdivision of the Dima Hasao district.
  • May 22: Security Forces arrest a suspected MULTA militant, Shah Alam, from village Ikrabari in Udalguri district.
  • May 24: The Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (PREVENTION) ACT, 1987 (TADA) designated Court in Guwahati acquitted ULFA 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa giving him the benefit of the doubt in the Surrendra Paul murder case. Three other accused, Pradip Gogoi, the ULFA 'vice-chairman' who was arrested in Calcutta in 1998, Saurav Gogoi, and the outfit's commander in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, and Jugal Kishore Mahanta, its president in the two districts, were the three acquitted earlier.
  • May 25: A bomb blast occures in the evening at Philobari under Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia district. The bomb carrier, a young boy, died on the spot. The blast took place at around 8 pm in front of the shop of Lakhiram Agarwala, who is the brother of Gavarubheti mandal Congress president Mungi Ram Agarwala.
  • May 26: Security Forces arrest 'area commander' of a 'breakaway' faction of the AANLA, Timus Minj alias Raju, from Tokoubari under Biswanath Police Station of Sonitpur district.
  • May 26: Security Forces arrest Palash Saikia (19) and Badan Chutia (48) for their involvement in the May 25 blast at Filobari in Tinsukia district which is suspected to be carried out by ULFA-ATF.
  • May 28: Police rescue Faizul Islam, a State agriculture department engineer, who was reportedly abducted along with Godapani Pathak on May 2 from Salkocha in Dhubri district. On May 27 he was abandoned by some miscreants near a petrol pump in Salkocha.
  • May 29: Thirteen organizations of Goalpara district led by ARSU stage a blockade on NH - 37 and NH-62 at Dudhnoi Chariali demanding the release of Kameswar Rabha and Sharit Rabha, who were abducted by suspected GNLA militants from the district on May 13.
  • May 30: Security Forces kill an ULFA-ATF militant, identified as Robin Moran, at Rangamati village under Sonari police station in Sivasagar district. An AK56 rifle, an IED, two grenades, around 75 AK-series ammunitions and some camp material have been recovered from him.
  • May 31: Security Forces kill one militant of NDFB-RD, identified as Simul Boro, at Boko in Kamrup (Rural) district.
  • May 31: 'Assistant information and publicity secretary' of NDFB-RD, B Samijing, states that Simul Boro is not the member or cadre of the NDFB. B Samijing also threatens to kill 20 non-Bodos for every Bodo individual killed by Security Forces.
  • June 1: Union Home secretary R.K. Singh exudes confidence that Myanmar would act against Indian rebels operating in that country. "In the aftermath of our prime minister's visit to Myanmar, we are confident that they will act against the Indian rebels operating from inside that country," he said.
  • June 2: Security Forces arrest four GNLA militants including Pintu Marak, brother-in-law of GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D Shira, and two Nagaland-based arms smugglers from the Guwahati city's Tetelia area.
  • June 2: Security Forces arrest an AANLA militant, Krishna Mali from village Kherni Basti near Dimakuchi in Udalguri district.
  • June 3: Indranil Chanda, who was made in charge of the Maoist rebels in Assam, admits that he was given the responsibility of setting up of the bases of the Maoist rebels in Assam by Prosanto Ghosh and he made several trips to Guwahati and other parts of Assam. They managed to form the Upper Assam Leading Committee of the Maoists, but the Lower Assam Leading Committee is yet to take a strong shape. Indranil was arrested in Kolkata by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) with the help of the Special Task Force (STF) of West Bengal police and he is now in the custody of the NIA.
  • June 4: NIA arrests a director of a private school, Jatiya Vidyalaya identified as Pallab Barbora alias Profull, at Merapani in Golaghat district for his alleged links with Maoists. "Borbora is deeply involved with Maoists. He and Aditya Bora were the initial Maoist members," ADGP-SB Khagen Sarma said.
  • June 5: ULFA-PTF 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa says that the Central Government is keeping the dialogue strictly within the framework of discussion submitted by the ULFA-PTF and described Central Government response as positive.
  • June 5: Security Forces arrest four NSCN-IM militants along with arms and ammunition from Eastern Lodge in Paltan Bazar in Dibrugarh town.
  • June 5: Suspected militants belonging to ULFA-ATF handed over a demand note of INR 500,000 to senior officer of the OIL as well as known Assamese writer Phanindra Kumar Dev Choudhury.
  • June 6: In a joint operation with the local police, the Army apprehends four hardcore NSCN (IM) cadres with arms and ammunition from Eastern Lodge in Paltan Bazar. The arrested cadres hailed from the Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • June 6: Security Forces arrest a suspected Maoist, Naresh alias Moinul Hussain, from Dhirenpara in Guwahati city. Naresh hails from Mancachar in Dhubri district. He has reportedly received arms training in Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • June 6: A special NIA court in Guwahati remands arrested Maoist leader Pallab Borbora in 10 days NIA custody. In addition, it restricts any other intelligence agency to interrogate him in custody.
  • June 6: AASU, ARSU and the ABSU have jointly called a 12-hour Goalpara district bandh (General Shutdown) on June 7 from 5 am to 5 pm in protest against the alleged failure of the police and district administration to trace the whereabouts of Kameswar Rabha and Sarit Rabha. They were abducted on May 13.
  • June 6: ULFA and CPI-Maoist have links, according to Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi. He said he was aware about Maoist infiltration into Assam and their links with ULFA for a long time.
  • June 6: CPI-Maoist expands their bases in Assam by forming a Lower Assam Leading Committee. "The Lower Assam Leading Committee in central lower Assam area is at the initial stage now with a handful of cadres. They are yet to find a leader for this area," a senior police officer said.
  • June 7: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to (NSLA National Santhal Liberation Army) from Saharghutu village under Gossaigaon Sub-Division in Dhubri district. =
  • June 8: Security Forces arrest five militants belonging to Manipur based UNLF in Jorabat and Paltan Bazar areas of Guwahati city.
  • June 8: Security Forces arrest five militants belonging to KLO at Bongaigaon and Dhubri for their role in the killing of state agriculture department engineer Gadapani Pathak.
  • June 9: Security Forces arrest two NDFB militants at Khungri area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang district. The militants have been identified as Ajay Boro (27) and Sanjay Narzary (26).
  • June 9: An investigation into the killing of state agriculture department engineer Gadapani Pathak by the State CID has revealed that some officials of the department hired KLO militants to abduct and kill Pathak.
  • June 10: Security Forces arrest two top leaders of the HPC-D "army chief" Lalropuia and "deputy army chief" Biaknunga inside the Kumbigram Airport located in Silchar of Cachar district.
  • June 11: Security Forces arrest a former ULFA militant, Manoj Phukan, from Hahnsora Chetia Gaon in Teok in Jorhat district.
  • June 11: Security Forces rescue one abducted labourer, Dirkip Basumatery, from Thekarajan locality at the foothills of Singhason range in the same district. The labourer was the part of 18 laborers who were abducted by suspected KPLT militants on June 10. Five laborers were released on the same day after severe beating.
  • June 12: A draft Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) between the Centre and the Dilip Nunisa faction of the DHD is signed by Dilip Nunisa.
  • June 13: Security Forces arrest three hardcore militants of KLO at Telipara under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district. The KLO militants have been identified as Sarat Roy (30), Prahlad Roy (30) and Bimal Roy (35).
  • June 15: Eighteen labourers, who were abducted by KPLT militants from the 'Lungnit hydro electric project' on June 10, have been traced at Oklangchar; around eight kilometres southwest of Maleuste Maigaon village in Karbi Anglong district.
  • June 16: The 'commander-in-chief' of the Kesho Meitei group of KCP-MTF, Kesho Meitei is remanded to the NIA custody for seven days after being produced before the Special Court of the investigating agency at Guwahati (Assam).
  • June 16: Security Forces arrest a militant belonging to Meghalaya based GNLA, identified as R. Sangma, at Damra area in Goalpara district. Security Forces recover INR 600,000 in cash and a Maruti car from the militant.
  • June 17: Assam Police launches a 120 member specialized force called Assam Police Rangers to launch specific operations against militants. The IGP, Training and Armed Police BJ Mahanta, heads the Task Force while, IGP (Law and order) LR Bishnoi and DIG of Eastern range Anurag Tangkha are the other members of the Force. The task force is planning to visit some other States where the Maoists have strong bases to study the problem.
  • June 18: Security Forces arrest two militants, Bhaimon Changmai and Diganta Gogoi, of the ULFA-ATF, from their hideout at Milannagar area in Dibrugarh.
  • June 19: Representatives of 12 civil society and students' organizations including Karbi and Naga groups appeal to KPLT militants to release the 18 labourers abducted from the Lungnit hydro project in Karbi Anglong district on June 10.
  • June 20: Security Forces kill three KPLT militants in an encounter at Tarapung village under Shantipur Police Station in eastern Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. The three have been identified as Pam Ranghang, Langki Rangpi and Hemptun Teron. Three AK-56 rifles and huge ammunition of AK-series rifles are recovered from the site.
  • June 20: Samir Ahmed, who was charge sheeted by the NIA for his alleged links with DHD-J / BW, expresses his desire to become a Government approver. Police arrested Ahmed, who worked as an executive of Hong Kong and HSBC Bank, along with Garlosa from Bangalore on June 3, 2009, and since then he is lodged at Guwahati Central Jail. According to NIA, Ahmed is a close associate of Garlosa and he had facilitated his stay in Bangalore and helped him get fake identity documents.
  • June 20: Myanmar Government has not yet taken any action against militant groups based on its soil and operating in India's Northeast, despite giving assurance to take action against such groups during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to that country. The Myanmar Government had given June 10 as the deadline to militants to leave their camps or face Security Forces action.
  • June 20: A new militant group, namely United Karbi Liberation Army (UKLA), has been formed in Karbi Anglong district. UKLA 'publicity secretary' Angtar Phura said that the outfit would fight for the Statehood demand.
  • June 23: Four militants - three belonging to the DNRF and one from NSCN-IM - are killed in an encounter with the Security Forces at Mailu hamlet near Lungting township in Dima Hasao district. The slain militants have been identified as Abhijit Kachari (NSCN-IM), Sanjay Naiding, Reddi Dimasa and Gilli Dimasa (DNRF).
  • June 24: Security Forces arrest three militants of RVA, identified as Dinesh Rabha, Prasanta Rabha and Anup Rabha, at Krishnai area in Goalpara district.
  • June 24: Security Forces arrest one ULFA-ATF militant at Moran area in Sivasagar district and recovered one pistol, detonators in his possession.
  • June 24 SFs arrested three militants of RVA, identified as Dinesh Rabha, Prasanta Rabha and Anup Rabha, at Krishnai area in Goalpara District.
  • June 26: Security Forces arrest one NSLA militant, identified as Sanjay Soren (24), at Alokjhar under Gossaigaon Police Station of Kokrajhar district. The cadre was the 'area commander' of NSLA who was also involved in the March 10 grenade blast at Nilaijhora.
  • June 27: INC leader from Nagaland, K.V. Pusa, along with several Naga organisations, request Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to take up the abduction of two Nagas by the KPLT with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The two Nagas were part of 18 labourers abducted by KPLT in Karbi Anglong district on June 10.
  • June 29: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram denies the existence of LeT in the State. "I have already confirmed about Maoists presence in Assam. But I can't confirm about existence of LeT [Lashkar-e-Toiba]. I don't know on what basis the DGP said this. We will discuss this with him and there is constant discussion with the State Government," said P. Chidambaram.
  • June 30: Security Forces recover the bodies of Hatigaon-Belpara Lower Primary School headmaster Kameswar Rabha and Goalpara district ARSU executive member Sharit Rabha from the Thanti Hill area near Kachumari village under Krishnai Police Station of Goalpara. Both were abducted by suspected GNLA militants on May 13, 2011. The Police, however, had been maintaining that the duo was abducted by a gang of armed men.
  • June 30: Security Forces arrest three ULFA-ATF militants, identified as Gokul Lahan, Ganesh Lahan and Dijen Buragohain, from Goalpara district.
  • July 1: Security Forces arrest three former UPDS cadres on charges of abduction from Borlangpher area under Diphu Police Station. The arrested were involved in the abduction of Mahesh Varma, inhabitant of Longring Thipi locality under Howraghat Police Station on June 9.
  • July 3: Security Forces recover a bullet-riddled body of a cadre belonging to disbanded UPDS from Rengbohom Higher Secondary School playground in Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 3: Security Forces rescue Moniram Pandey (50), head teacher of Bagetar ME School in Haflong town of Dima Hasao district, who was abducted by suspected Dimasa militants on the same day.
  • July 3: Security Forces arrest Manjit Phanglo alias Main Dimasa, 'deputy commander-in-chief' of the DNRF from Ananda Nagar under Noonmati Police Station in Guwahati city. SFs recovered a .32 pistol from his possession. Later, based on his revelations, SFs arrested DNRF 'vice-chairman', Nilesh Thousen alias Thairang Dimasa from the same area.
  • July 3: Security Forces arrest two militants of the KLO from two different villages under Golokganj Police Station in Dhubri district.
  • July 4: Security Forces arrest two-suspected ULFA-ATF militants at Potiagaon under Bhugdoi Police Station in Jorhat district. The arrested militants have been identified as Rajat Dutta and Raju Saikia.
  • July 4: Security Forces arrest a Maoist linkman, identified as Tapan Barman alias Rabin (35), from the Hadayatpur area of Guwahati city.
  • July 4: Security Forces arrest two persons from Matipung and Rongmili of Diphu town on abduction charges. The two persons are identified as Bransli Timung and Jenshing Rongpi.
  • July 5: KPLT militants released the group of 19 labourers it had abducted from the Lunglit mini power project on June 5.
  • July 9: ULFA-ATF has sent an extortion note of INR five million to Golokganj MLA and Parliamentary Secretary (Environment and Forest) Abu Taher Bepari. The extortion note also states that the MLA has to pay INR two million every year from now onwards.
  • July 9: Senior arrested Maoist leader Pallab Barbora reveals to NIA that the Central Committee of Maoists had instructed its counterpart in Assam to intensify their presence and involvement into the local mass movements instead of armed operations. The Maoists had recently organized a training camp of nearly 50 new recruits in Arunachal Pradesh. The news report quotes Security sources saying that Maoists cadres have also planned several seminars and debates in Barak Valley to propagate their theory of exploitation by the state.
  • July 9: DGP J.N. Choudhury while talking stated that Left-wing extremism is increasing in different areas of Assam and about 200 Maoist cadres are working jointly with the ULFA linkmen and other local rebel groups to spread their tentacles in the State. He said the Maoists were targeting the people in the rural areas and brainwashing them. Maoists are running a cell in Guwahati for facilitating transit of their top leaders from other parts of the country to Assam or vice-versa.
  • July 10: Security Forces arrest five NDFB-RD, identified as Fwilao Shaiat Boro, alias Khunsai (26), Nerswn Boro, alias Norsa, (27), Sensuna Basumatary (24), Bhagya Boro (25), and Pranjul Basumatary (32), from Chaglijhar Natunbasti area in Udalguri.
  • July 10: Security Forces arrest two ULFA-ATF militants Debojit Gogoi and Satyajit Baruah from Bhangamurghat under Barbaruah Police Station in Dibrugarh district.
  • July 11: MHA extends the SoO agreement with the DHD-N for another three months until September 30. Joint secretary in charge of Northeast, Shambhu Singh signed the extension agreement on behalf of the Central Government.
  • July 12: Train services were disrupted in the morning after the Non-Bodo Suraksha Samiti staged a rail blockade at Baihata station under Rangiya sub-division of Kamrup district to protest against the demand for a separate Bodoland, among others. The Samiti submitted a memorandum to Governor J.B. Patnaik, through the local administration, that voiced their opposition to the alleged move to bifurcate Assam and sought the removal of villages with over 51 per cent non-Bodo population from the BTAD. It also wanted withdrawal of Sixth Schedule status accorded to the BTAD because it is located in the plains and not in the hills as "mandated" in the Constitution.
  • July 13: Security Forces kill three suspected militants of NDFB-RD at Salpara village in Goalpara district.
  • July 15: Security Forces arrest an ULFA-ATF militant, Ranjit Gogoi alias Vicky alias Biswajit, from Borkherimia Borbaam village under Namrup Police Station in Dibrugarh district.
  • July 16: Security Forces kill a KPLT militant, Sarbong Kramsa, in an encounter near Tarapung village under Borpathar area in Karbi Anglong district. Security Forces also arrest two KPLT militants identified as Karsob and Sarhang.
  • July 16: Central Government rules out the demands for creation of a separate Bodoland and tells the NDFB-PTF to lay down arms within three months to ensure further progress in the dialogue process. The NDFB-PTF also demanded that the autonomous tribal councils of the Rabhas, Tiwas, Hasang, Deori, Sonowal and Thengal tribes should be brought under the Sixth Schedule.
  • July 16: Security Forces arrest one militant of NSLA, identified as Bhagrai Tudu (22), at Rangiaghutu-Srirampur village in Gossaigaon Sub-division under Kokrajhar district.
  • July 17: Police claims to have cracked the Gadapani Pathak murder case, after a KLO militant, Hiranya Roy, confessed that he had killed the agriculture engineer on May 2.SFs arrested Roy from Gauripur of Dhubri district on July 13.
  • July 19: Security Forces arrest four NSCN-IM militants and eight linkmen from Lodhi village near Haflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • July 19: Security agencies have busted the "blueprint" of the action plan of the CPI-Maoist in the Northeastern region. According to the road map, Maoists have plans to form a "strategic zone" comprising hilly terrains of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts of Assam and Dibang valley of Arunachal Pradesh. The central committee of the Maoist had advised to cultivate plain areas of Brahmaputra valley for political and organisational matters.
  • July 19: Two suspected NDFB militants identified as Jotha Goyari and Bijon Brahma have been 'arrested' by the public in Volatol village under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district and are handed over to the Police. A Police source informed that among the two militants, Jotha Goyari had been confirmed as the cadre of NDFB-ATF.
  • July 20: ULFA militant, Phatik Hatimota alias Pankaj Saikia, an accused in the Sanjoy Ghose murder case, was released from jail after being granted bail. Hatimota is among 11 persons charge sheeted by CBI relating to the abduction and subsequent murder of social worker Sanjay Ghose by ULFA. Ghose was abducted from Majuli in Jorhat district on July 4, 1997.
  • July 20: CPI-ML leaders, workers and supporters staged protest demonstration infront of the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar district, opposing the proposed merger of 18 villages of the district with Dima Hasao Territorial Council in accordance with the draft agreement signed by the Union Home Ministry with DHD.
  • July 20: Security Forces arrest two DNRF militants near Jatinga under Haflong Police Station in Dima Hasao district. The arrested duo was identified as Guptaraj Haflongbar and Ashok Kumar Haflongbar.
  • July 20: DNRF 'vice-chairman' Thairing Dimasa alias Suji Thakmusa escaped from the Police custody at Langting in the same district.
  • July 21: Nine people are killed in Kokrajhar district in clashes between Bodos and Muslims. The violence began following the lynching of four youths by some miscreants at Joypur under Kokrajhar PS at the night of July 20. Indefinite curfew imposed in Kokrajhar town.
  • July 22: Fourteen people are killed till date in clashes between Bodo and Muslims in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. Moreover, as many as 40,000 people have moved to 38 relief camps, 28 in Gossaigaon subdivision and 10 in Kokrajhar subdivision, in Kokrajhar district. Curfew has been clamped on both the districts.
  • July 22: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to DNRF following an encounter in Jagra Basti (Village) under Dima Hasao district. The injured militant has been identified as Sanjandeep Haflongbar while the other militant arrested is Parjit Kemprai. Security Forces recover 5.56 AI rifle from them.
  • July 23: The death toll in Kokrajhar rises to 18. The Centre rushes 14 companies of Central paramilitary forces. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi calls up and discusses with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi over telephone.
  • July 24: Death toll in ethnic violence rises to 32 with 11 fresh casualties in clashes and police firing. The Prime Minister directs Assam Chief Minister to do everything possible to control the situation and to ensure adequate relief and rehabilitation of the affected. The CM directs his Ministerial colleagues, Parliamentary secretaries and party office-bearers to visit trouble-torn BTAD areas and supervise the peace restoration work.
  • July 24: Miscreants attack the Guwahati-bound Rajdhani Express in the strife torn zone of communal violence. Four coaches of the train was damaged, the train was halted at Kamakhyaguri.
  • July 24: Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary holds the Assam Government responsible for the communal violence. "There were indications for the last two-three months. A simmering tension was there, but apparently no preventive measures were taken", he said. His own native village Odlaguri in Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhar came under miscreants' attack in broad day light on July 23.
  • July 24: BTC Chief Hagrama Mahilary demands immediate sealing of Indo-Bangladesh border, stating that foreign elements and instigating the local people to indulge in violence.
  • July 25: According to Assam Government's report, the death toll in ethnic violence is so far 40, and 21 injured. Indefinite curfew in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts. Altogether 128 relief camps set up in western Assam where 1.8 lakh refugees have been housed.
  • July 26: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi informs the media that the death toll has gone up to 44 and more than 2 lakh people have been sheltered in relief camps.
  • July 26: Train services to and from Assam resumes.
  • July 27: Central Government officials admits that delay in deployment of forces led to escalation of violence in BTAD areas.
  • July 27: Altogether 50 people have died (official figure) since July 20 in BTAD and nearly 4 lakh people displaced in BTAD and its adjoining districts. Three of the dead died in police firing.
  • July 27: Curfew in Kokrajhar is relaxed for 12 hours from 6 am.
  • July 28: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh visits Kokrajhar and terms the ethnic riots in Assam as a "blot on the nation" and announces a Rs 300 crore Central relief package for the violence-hit people. He visited two relief camps at Kokrajhar Commerce College and Bhotgaon Kashibari School near Kokrajhar town.
  • July 31: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram visits relief camps in Dhubri district and assured rehabilitation and adequate security.
  • August 1: At Dhaligaon, Chirang district, miscrents set ablaze four houses.
  • August 2: Miscreants set ablaze at least nine abandoned houses at the Chourabari village under the Bijni Police Station in Chirang district.
  • August 3: Altogether 5,838 people from six relief camps in Kokrajhar district have returned home in the past 24 hours. The authorities close down six relief camps. With this, the number of relief camps in Kokrajhar has come down to 72. According to report, 98,710 Bodos, 80,281 minorities and 522 people from other communities are still living in 23 relief camps in Kokrajhar sub-division, 39 camps in Gossaigaon and in 10 in Parbatjhora camps sub-division in the district. According to official report, 7683 houses were set ablaze during the violence in the district.
  • August 4: Miscreants set ablaze around 15 abandoned houses belonging to Bodo community in Chengnala under the Dotma Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 5: Three bullet-ridden bodies are recovered in Chirang and two in Kokrajhar district. Indefinite curfew imposed in Chirang district.
  • August 6: Fresh violence erupts in Kokrajhar district. Three more persons are killed and two others injured taking the death toll to 80.
  • August 6: A BTC delegation rush to New Delhi to call on Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and place the Council’s demand that no inmate from the relief camps in the four violence-hit districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri and Bongaigaon should be rehabilitated without getting his/her credentials ascertained. BTC Deputy Chief Executive Member Khampa Boragoyari told The Hindu that the Council delegation — led by its Chief Executive member Hagrama Mahilary — would be placing the demand of rehabilitating only those who possess land certificates, and have their names in the voters’ list in the first phase of rehabilitation, before the Union Home Minister.
  • August 7: The UMHA prepares a list of Muslim fundamentalist organisations of Assam and Manipur, reports Assam Tribune. The identified organisations in Assam included MSCA, ULMA, ILAA, MVF, MLA, MSF, ISS, IURPI, RMC, MTF,MLF, MLTA, MULFA and MULTA. Muslim fundamentalist organisations of Manipur included INF, IRF, UILA, UIRA and PULF. IB has raised an alert against some groups in Assam, which, they believe, are being funded by other nations in order to keep the conflict festering to foster instability.
  • August 8: ULFA-ATF removes Arabinda Rajkhowa from the post of ‘chairman’. Dr Abhijit Asom, who had been discharging his duties as chairman of the outfit since November 6, 2011, is now the official chairman of the outfit.
  • August 9: Security Forces arrest two militants of a newly floated group, ATFA. Several people have received demand notes from the new Adivasi outfit in Tingkhong, Rajgarh, Bamunbari and Kenduguri areas of Dibrugarh District. Another unit of this outfit is believed to be active in Duliajan and Bordubi in Tinsukia.
  • August 10: ULFA-ATF states that it will strive to involve the UN by using international instruments to restore ‘sovereignty’ of Assam from the clutches of the ‘colonial occupation of India’.
  • August 10: NIA special court sentences Samir Ahmed to three years of rigorous imprisonment for his involvement in INR 1000 crore NC Hills fraud, reports The Telegraph. Ahmed was arrested along with the BW ‘chairman’ Jewel Garlosa from Bangalore on June 3, 2009.
  • August 11: 35 militants lay down their arms before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a function in Tezpur. Twenty-seven of them are from the KPLT, six belong to the Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB-RD and two from ULFA-ATF. Security Forces recover one powerful IED, suspected to be planted by ULFA-ATF, from Bakupukhuri area at Charaideo in Sivasagar district.
  • August 11: Four Dimasa villagers, who were abducted by the militants of the NSCN-IM from Pidic village on the district's border with Nagaland on August 10, are released on August 11 after their relatives paid INR 20,000 as ransom to the outfit.
  • August 13: NDFB-RD militant gun down a Muslim labourer, and injure three others from West Bengal, in Chirang district, on the Indo-Bhutan border.
  • August 16: Nine people are seriously injured when miscreants threw acid on an auto rickshaw at Gossaigaon town of Kokrajhar district.
  • August: CBI starts investigations into the Bodo-Muslim clashes.
  • August 17: A man identified as Khasem Ali is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Salekati in Chirang district at 7.30 pm.
  • August 17: The NDFB-Progressive leaders bring up the separate Bodoland State demand with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
  • August 17: Government bans bulk SMS and MMS messages for 15 days in view of the exodus of people from the northeast from cities like Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad following rumours that they would be attacked.
  • August 18: Union Home secretary RK Singh says that the bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of NE States in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan. A total of 76 websites are identified where morphed images were uploaded and bulks of these were uploaded in Pakistan.
  • August 19: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that a probe will be instituted to find out facts regarding alleged involvement of foreign hands in the recent Assam violence.
  • August 19: Pakistan rejects Indian charges that morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked an exodus of northeastern citizens from other States originated in Pakistan.
  • August 20: Police arrest 'commander' of 709 battalion of ULFA-PTF, Hira Sarania, on charges of extortion and abduction. The ULFA leader is arrested from the designated camp at Helacha in Nalbari district. Police sources claim that the ULFA-PTF leader was reportedly involved in the abduction and extortion from a businessperson, Ranjan Lohia of Guwahati city.
  • August 20: BSF Director General, U.K.Bansal says that over the years, number of illegal migrants coming from Bangladesh has come down and ruled out any possibility of involvement of Bangladeshi immigrants in the current Bodo-Muslim clashes in Assam.
  • August 21: A confidential internal prepared by the Assam Police meant for internal circulation, states that junior Police Officers were unable and unwilling to take action when required, the seniors, too, were loath to take responsibility for the lapses. The report further calls for deployment of more Police Personnel and says a large part of the problem lies in the pathetic manpower at their disposal. The report gives a demographic break-up that shows Bodos at 3.10 lakh (30%) and Muslims at 2.36 lakh (25.15%).
  • August 22: Unidentified people gun down two youths in fresh violence that broke out along the Kokrajhar-Dhubri border under Chapar Police Station. Around 30 families left villages in Dhubri district fearing post-Eid violence. With this, an estimated 1,500 people have taken refuge in West Bengal and Meghalaya.
  • August 22: ULFA-PTF, in an email statement, announces that the outfit has decided to suspend Hira Sarania from ULFA until the investigation concludes.
  • August 23: Police arrest BPF MLA Pradip Kumar Brahma for his role in the ethnic violence in the State. This sparked off protests in Kokrajhar.
  • August 23: Three unidentified militants abduct Tinku Bajaj, owner of Kasamari tea garden, at Kasamari area near Demow in Sivasagar district. The Police suspect ULFA or the Maoists’ involvement in the abduction.
  • August 23: DHD-N 'chairman' Dilip Nunisa is scheduled to visit Cachar early next week to meet leaders of all communities inhabiting areas bordering Dima Hasao to arrive at a consensus on amalgamation of a few Cachar villages with the adjoining district. The DHD-Nunisa has demanded integration of 18 Dimasa-inhabited villages in Cachar with Dima Hasao as part of a possible tripartite treaty to be signed by the rebel group with the Central and State Government.
  • August 25: Five persons are killed in fresh violence in Chirang district taking the toll to 87 since ethnic trouble erupted last month.
  • August 26: ULFA-ATF leader Paresh Baruah, in an emailed statement to newspapers, warned of attacks on people from other states living in Assam if the attacks on Assamese people did not halt in other parts of the country. Paresh Baruah said that 14 Assamese youth have been killed in different places outside the State. Baruah also warned Muslim groups against spreading communal hatred in the state and alleged that Congress and BJP are playing their own games keeping in view the coming parliamentary elections in 2014.
  • August 27: A group of unidentified armed miscreants set ablaze at least 30 houses at Pakhirtola area in Fakiragram in Kokrajhar district and engaged in exchange of fire with Security Forces.
  • August 28: Central Government's peace interlocutor PC Halder meets the NDFB-RD 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary inside the Guwahati Central Jail in Sarusajai.
  • August 31: STF of the State Police launches a manhunt to arrest an assistant inspector of the State excise department, Gouranga Dey, based in Hailakandi district, who, allegedly identifying himself as a cadre of UDLA, tried to extort INR 5 million.
  • September 2: Suspected UDLA militants abduct a prominent trader, Shekhar Deb (45), from Cheragibandh village of Cheragi area in Karimganj district.
  • September 3: Intelligence reports indicate that tension between Rabhas and non-Rabhas brewing in Goalpara district. The reason behind the tension according to the report is Rabha demanding elections to the RHAC, which is opposed by other communities inhibiting the district.
  • September 4: Gauhati High Court, in an interim order, grants anticipatory bail to BPF MLA Kamal Singh Narzary and 16 others, who were accused of instigating violence during ethnic clashes in Chirang District.
  • September 4: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says there are 242,000 inmates in the relief camps in the riot-hit BTAD. A total of 9,985 displaced Bengali-speaking Muslims, who had returned to home from relief camps in Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhar district over last couple of weeks, fled their homes again on August 31.
  • September 4: BSS and over 13 organisations demanded that rehabilitation of the displaced people based on the cut-off date and year for detection of foreigners, March 24, 1971, as enshrined in the Assam Accord of 1985.
  • September 5: ULFA-ATF tells Arabinda Rajkhowa, 'chairperson' of ULFA-PTF, to join the non-violent movement for implementation of the Assam Accord. ULFA-ATF said that the key to the solution that Rajkhowa is seeking from the ongoing peace talks with the Central Government lies in total implementation of the Assam Accord.
  • September 6: In a grenade blast by suspected ULFA-ATF, 14 persons including three Police personal are injured in Doomdooma town of Tinsukia district.
  • September 6: Security Forces arrest 'commander-in-chief' of DNRF, Diamond Dimasa alias Pranjol Hojai, from Diyungmukh in Dima Hasao district.
  • September 6: United Front formed by northeastern militants in Myanmar and resurgence of their activities in Bangladesh is on the agenda of a three-day annual DGP Conference that began in New Delhi.
  • September 8: A Chinese grenade explosion kills a CRPF trooper, Bhabani Singh, and injures 13 others, including three CRPF personnel, at Paltan Bazar in Guwahati.
  • September 9: ULFA-ATF claims responsibility for the Guwahati blast and an earlier blast in Doomdooma on September 6.
  • September 10: One ULFA-ATF militant is killed by Security Forces in an encounter in Khardang area of Goalpara district.
  • September 11: A grenade explosion triggered by suspected militants of ULFA-ATF leaves at least six persons injured at Bongaigaon town.
  • September 12: One ULFA militant identified as Manoj Rabha alias Monibantha Asom is arrested at Mahavirstan. Manoj was trained in the Khardang camp in Goalpara district close to Meghalaya.
  • September 12: Forum for Terrorists Victims Family, an umbrella organisation of terror victims in Assam condemns the reported extortion demand of INR 300, 000 from Nazira legislator identified as Debabrata Saikia by ULFA-ATF recently.
  • September 13: Security Forces arrest four militants of the UKDA at Khatkati in Karbi Anglong district with arms and ammunition.
  • September 13: The Home Minister says that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims “is far from normal” and that further trouble was brewing in districts neighbouring the Bodo areas.
  • September 15: The Security Forces has come across vital information regarding the game plan of the CPI-Maoist to set up guerrilla zones in the hills in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh of NE to strengthen their arms wing in the region.
  • September 19: CBI's special team probing into lower Assam violence arrested five people in connection with the killing of four Bodo youths at Jaipur in Kokrajhar on July 20.
  • September 19: Increased activity of ULFA-ATF militants from camps located at Manabhum and Kharsang area in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district reported. ULFA-ATF recently set up several camps in the two areas bordering Tinsukia district with help of NSCN-K.
  • September 20: Dilip Nunisa faction of DHD-N expresses unhappiness over what it termed as “inordinate delay” in signing the draft agreement that would formally end insurgency in Dima Hasao district. The draft agreement, prepared in a tripartite meeting between representatives of DHD-N, Central and State Government in New Delhi on June 13, envisages setting up a territorial council in place of the existing autonomous District council.
  • September 21: Union Government alerts Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on the resurgence of anti-talks faction of ULFA-ATF and Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB-RD, taking advantage of the security gap created by the recent ethnic violence in Assam.
  • September 22: Security Forces arrest three militants of ADHTDF, a little-known militant formation, from Haflong in Dima Hasao district while they were trying to extort money from a Government employee. The outfit had earlier sent an extortion note to a Government employee demanding a sum of INR 200,000 from him.
  • September 24: UKDA demands immediate cancellation of the proposed tiger reserve by KAAC.
  • September 24: ULFA-ATF militants explode a bomb in Sivasagar town killing one person on the spot and injuring eight others. The deceased is identified as Nirup Das (30). The condition of three injured persons are said to be critical.
  • September 25: A new Dimasa militant group is formed in Dima Hasao district. The chairman of the new outfit, DJNA, is Bhaipa Dimasa. The outfit’s headquarter is located in Dima Halali. The ‘commander in chief’ of DJNA is Jering Dimasa and ‘General Secretary’ Rinjen Dimasa.
  • September 25: State Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka says that the procedure of verification of the credentials of the inmates of the relief camps of Bodo-Muslim clash affected is on and he admitted that it would take some time to complete the process of rehabilitation. He said that the Chirang District administration verified around 8,000 forms and only 2600 have land documents. The forms have been given to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) authorities for further scrutiny.
  • September 27: The final round of the tripartite talks between Delhi, Dispur and the DHD-N begins in New Delhi.
  • September 28: The 48-hour Dima Hasao district bandh (General Strike) called by IPF, turns violent on the second day (September 28) when clashes erupt between bandh supporters and militants of DHD-J/BW at Sarkaribagan locality of Haflong. Seventeen people, including four Police personnel, eight bandh supporters and five DHD-J/BW cadres are injured in the clash.
  • September 29: In an encounter, Security Forces kill a militant belonging to ULFA-ATF at Bordumsa in Tinsukia district.
  • October 1: Counter-terrorism officials gather intelligence that the Chinese agencies are financing and providing assistance to Pakistan's ISI to keep insurgent groups active in the Northeast. A note prepared by the RAW on the recent unrest in the Northeast says, "ISI is being used by Chinese intelligence agencies as a surrogate.
  • October 2: Security Forces launch an operation in the general area Junction of Tekang - Tizit River and arrest two NDFB -ATF cadres. The cadres are identified as ‘Corporal’ Romal Basumatry, resident of Majunli, Udalguri, Assam and “Lance Corporal” Anjulis Basumatry.
  • October 2: Centre will seek an amendment to the Sixth Schedule in a bid to implement accords signed with Northeast outfits and devolve more powers to the grassroots. The schedule lays down provisions for administration of tribal areas in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura through autonomous district councils and regional councils accountable to the governor. A draft bill piloted by the Union home ministry to amend the schedule has got a nod from most of the ministries concerned, sources said. The Government will try to bring it for Parliament’s approval in the winter session. The principal feature of the amendment could be the constitution of village councils.
  • October 4: The CCPA clears the DHD accord, paving the way for signing of the final agreement with the outfits next week. It may be mentioned that after being cleared by the Home Ministry, the approval of the CCPA was the last hurdle before formal signing of the agreement.
  • October 5: Trouble is once again brewing in Dima Hasao district with IPF, a banner organisation of non-Dimasa ethnic groups, raising its banner of protest against the Centre’s intension to sign a memorandum of understanding with militant DHD.
  • October 8: Dimasa Accord signed. Central Government and both the DHD factions have delegated State Government with the task of dividing existing Dima Hasao district into three administrative units.
  • October 9: The tripartite MoS signed to end insurgency in the Dima Hasao district has angered the non-Dimasa tribes living in the district, including the Nagas, Kukis, and Hmars. Further, the Bengalis, the second largest community (approximately 32,000) in the district, continue to remain tight-lipped over the agreement.
  • October 10: Security Forces exchange fire for two hours with militants of ULFA-ATF at Lakiligaon along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. 10 militants taking shelter in a house open fire at Security force personnel.
  • October 10: DHD-J 'chairman' Jewel Garlosa appeals IPF, other organizations opposing the MoS signed between DHD-N, DHD-J and the Centre, and State Government, to come and join the process of development in Dima Hasao district under a fresh atmosphere.
  • October 12: A Bru (Reang) militant is killed in an encounter with the army in Ratabari locality of Karimganj district. Another militant is arrested during the operation.
  • October 12: The DHD-N lodges complaints with Dispur and Delhi, alleging that the Jewel Gorlosa faction of the DHD had opened fire at one of their camps at Maibong in Dima Hasao district.
  • October 13: Difference of opinion between 'chairman' Ranjan Daimary and 'commander-in-chief' IK Songbijit is one of the reasons for the delay in starting the formal talks with the NDFB-RD as the Government is of the view that all members of the outfit should come forward to join the peace process of fruitful talks.
  • October 15: Security Forces arrest a suspected ISI agent, identified as Akhtar Hussain, in Dhemaji district. The Afghan national had come to Dhemaji nine months ago on a three-month tourist visa but stayed on even after the expiry of the visa.
  • October 15: Maoists launch a poster campaign in Merapani town along the Assam-Nagaland border in adjoining Golaghat district. Maoists have sought cooperation from the indigenous people of Assam through posters in their “revolution” against the Central and the State Governments.
  • October 16: At the 13th Home Secretary-level talks that concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh has expressed its willingness to hand over the ULFA ‘General Secretary’ Anup Chetia without waiting for extradition treaty. Bangladesh formally conveyed that Chetia may be handed over soon under the existing SAARC Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance.
  • October 19: At least 423 cadres of disbanded UPDS were given rehabilitation package in a grant distribution ceremony at indoor stadium Diphu in Karbi Anglong district. UPDS cadres are given a cheque of INR 150,000 financial package to rehabilitate themselves.
  • October 20: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi says that Assam would continue to oppose the NSCN-IM's primary demand for territorial integration of Naga inhabited areas in the State. The Assam CM, however, is sympathetic to his counterpart Nephiu Rio's expectation of Central Government's nod to at least the 'emotional integrity' of the Naga people.
  • October 26: After Bodo organizations rejected the State Government's move to rehabilitate landless Bengali- speaking Muslims displaced from BTC during the July riots, CM Tarun Gogoi says no one could prevent any Indian from residing anywhere in the country.
  • October 27: Security Forces arrest a suspected ULFA-ATF militant, identified as Nitul Das, from Chabua in Tinsukia district.
  • October 28: Security Forces arrest four Maoists from Chabua in Dibrugarh district. The arrested Maoists are identified as Ritul Das, Anup Hazarika alias Rahul Dutta, Biraj Sutradhar and Biraj Dehingia. Police said that Anup Hazarika has claimed to be the Maoist commander of Dibrugarh district.
  • October 28: DHD-N will not dissolve itself until the recently signed MoS with the Government gets Parliament's approval.
  • October 29: A civilian is killed and three others were injured in a grenade blast at the railway station in Udalguri district of Assam.
  • October 29: ULFA-ATF increases their extortion bids in Majuli River Island in Jorhat district. Water Resources Minister Rajiv Lochan Pegu, who represents Majuli Assembly constituency, disclosing this to media said that ULFA-ATF managed to set up base in Ahatguri area of Majuli and one militant Pradeep Baruah is masterminding the actions of the ULFA-ATF in the area.
  • October 30: The IPF demands creation of a separate autonomy for the non-Dimasa people of the North Cachar Hills (Dima Hasao) district. The forum further demanded Haflong, Umrangso and Mahur areas of the district for non-Dimasa tribesman.
  • November 4: In two separate incidents security forces arrest one militant belonging to NDFB-RD, a surrendered NDFB cadre and two linkmen of NDFB-RD in Kokrajhar.  
  • November 4: Security Forces arrest two militants belonging to RVA, identified Oliver Koch and Biswajeet Rabha, from Jiaguri village in Gossaigaon area of Kokrajhar. 
  • November 6: Central Government's peace interlocutor, P.C. Haldar meets NDFB-RD 'chairman', Ranjan Daimary at Guwahati Central Jail and the discussion focused on starting a formal negotiation between the Centre and the NDFB faction led by Daimary.
  • November 8: NSCN-IM returns the extortion money collected from Kaokang and Purana Leikul villages in Dima Hasao district. The outfit came under intense pressure from security forces in this matter.
  • November 10: Two persons are killed in two separate incidents in Kokrajhar district. A resident of Onthaibari village under Kokrajhar PS was attacked with sharp weapons and killed at Bedlangmari, unidentified gunmen shot dead a farmer at number 2 Bajugaon village in Gossaigaon subdivision.
  • November 12: A farmer, identified as Ali Hussain, is killed at Banglabari village in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 13: Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-RD kill a tea planter, Adilur Rahman, and injured his bodyguard, Motilal Tirkey, at Harishinga under Itakhola Police Outpost in Sonitpur district.
  • November 13: Two suspected KLO militants fire 50 rounds indiscriminately at three places near Chagolia inter-state checkgate of Dhubri district. A civilian, Dilip Adhikari (38), is injured in one of the firing incidents.
  • November 14: Unidentified gunmen kill a schoolteacher, Asaruddin Sheikh, and injured another, I. Ahmed, at Kachugaon in Gossaigaon Subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
  • November 14: UMHA orders the continuation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 in Assam and retained the 'Disturbed Area' tag for another year. The UMHA said Paresh Baruah is one of the primary reasons for renewal of the 'Disturbed area' tag, which had expired on November 3. The other reason given by UMHA to justify the renewal is the KPLT, which operates in the Sixth Schedule tribal hill district of Karbi Anglong.
  • November 15: A suspected ULFA-ATF militant along with two civilians, were killed and two civilians critically injured in an encounter against ULFA-ATF militants in Majuli Island in Jorhat district.
  • November 18: In an encounter security forces kill a suspected ULFA-ATF militant at Upper Tarabari under Boko Police Station in Kamrup (Rural) district.
  • November 19: In an encounter Security Forces shot dead 'sergeant major 'ULFA-ATF's western command, Saurav Asom alias Bolin Gogoi, in the Shantipahar area under Krishnai Police Station in Goalpara district. Arunodoi Asom, 'assistant publicity secretary' of ULFA-ATF, confirmed the death of Saurav Asom.
  • November 20: NDFB-RD heads for a split led by 'chief' of Boroland Army (the armed wing of the faction), as I.K. Songbijit announced the formation of a nine member "interim national council". Songbijit appointed himself as the "interim president".
  • November 20: Gauhati High Court extends the interim bail period of DHD-J 'chairman' Jewel Garlosa and 'commander-in-chief' Niranjan Hojai by another three months
  • November 24: Jagadish Daimari (40), a worker of Udalguri district committee of the BPF is killed when unidentified militants attacked him with sharp weapons at his Golmachowk residence under Udalguri Police Station in Udalguri district.
  • November 24: Suspected NSCN-IM militants killed Luhit Nath (36), an Assam Police constable in an ambush in Dima Hasao district.
  • November 26: DHD-J is officially disbanded in Haflong town as part of its tripartite MoS signed with the State and the Centre
  • November 27: Police arrest a MULTA militant from Rupahi in Nagaon district and recover a gun and some ammunition from him.
  • December 1: PJACBM, an umbrella body of 47 organisations, in an executive meeting decides to intensify the demand for separate State of Bodoland. The body threatens to call an economic blockade from January 1, 2013. The main demands of the PJACBM are expedition of NDFB-PTF-Central Government peace talks and creation of a separate State of Bodoland.
  • December 2: The Paresh Baruah fraction of ULFA demands 20 lakh from Doomdooma MLA and BJP leader Dilip Maran.
  • December 3: Arunjyoti Moran, president of the All Assam Moran Students’ Union (AAMSU) receives a life threat from Rahendra Moran alias Guli, a leader of anti-talk group of ULFA over telephone demanding the students’ union to work for ULFA.
  • December 5: The Central and State Governments are trying to bring the peace process with the Ranjan Daimary faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) back to rails after a split in the ranks of the outfit, which threatened to jeopardize the process. According to The Assam Tribune sources, the Government of India is of the view that talking to one faction of the militant group would not yield the desired results and that is why efforts are on to bring majority of the members of the splinter group to join the peace process.
  • December 5: A number of extortion calls made to a number of firms and individuals allegedly by the Paresh Baruah faction of the ULFA have been traced to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, raising apprehensions that the outfit could be setting its base in the neighbouring States (The Assam Tribune).
  • December 6: A Maoist area commander Anand Kharwar alias Kaltu Singh Kharwar of Latehar district of Jharkhand is arrested from Jironi Lodge in Tezpur town. Anand was wanted for 18 cases of heinous crimes in Jharkhand The arrested militant, a zonal commander, was in charge of the operations of the rebels in the districts of Garwa, Latehar and Palamou in Jharkhand. Another person, Anil Singh Kharwar, a relative of Anand, is also arrested.
  • December 10: ULFA militant of the Paresh Baruah faction, Rahendra Moran alias Guli is causing major headach for security forces as he is making life threatening extortion calls to businessmen of mainly Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district (reports The Telegraph).
  • December 12: “The CPI (Maoist) seeks to organize a “joint front” against the Indian State and in pursuance of this objective, it ideologically supports the secessionist movements in Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast. It has also developed close organizational ties with certain insurgent groups in the Northeast for procurement of arms and ammunition,” said Minister of State for Home RPN Singh in the Rajya Sabha.
  • December 13: Parliamentary secretary for labour and employment and Congress legislator Raju Sahu says, "Inhabited by people of the tea tribe community, tea garden areas in the state have become fertile grounds for growth of Maoists. If we cannot stop this right now, we would soon reach a point of no return." Sahu added, "The Maoists have already made preliminary ground work in tea gardens. It is not easy to distinguish between an Adivasi of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand or West Bengal.”
  • December 14: Security Forces arrest two UKDA militants, identified as Khupkhan Siam (48) and Thanglun Zou (24), near Dilai in Karbi Anglong district.
  • December 15: Union Home Ministry extends the ban on ULFA and NDFB under the Unlawful Prevention Act.
  • December 17: Security Forces arrest two hardcore militants of MPTF, identified as Basuruddin and Mafij Ali, at Bhomrabil village in Gossaigaon subdivision under Kokrajhar district.
  • December 18: KLNLF calls for immediate resumption of talks on the separate state issue. A three-member team of the KLNLF met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi and asked him to pay special attention to the outfit's issue as the talks process has been stalled since July 8, 2012. The team, comprising KLNLF 'general secretary 'Thong Teron, 'publicity secretary' Rajek Dera and 'home secretary' Thulok Teron, submitted a memorandum in support of their demand.
  • December 19: Report states that the State Police is facing an acute manpower shortage. The Police force is functioning with a deficit of 9,689 personnel, the maximum number of vacancies being in the post of constables.
  • December 20: One militant belonging to ULFA-ATF, identified as Jayanta Gogoi, surrenders before Police in Dibrugarh district.
  • December 25: Four ULFA militants, led by 'sergeant major' Indrajit Neog, surrender before Police in Tinsukia town.
  • December 25: According to the latest figures compiled by the State Crime Records Bureau, there has been a spurt in kidnapping and extortion cases in the state since 2004. The total number of abduction cases registered in different Police Stations across Assam has gone up from 1,659 in 2004 to 3,785 in 2011. This year (2012) up to October, altogether 3,229 kidnapping cases have been registered so far and it is likely to cross last year's figure by the end of the year. The crime figures for November are still under compilation. Like kidnapping, extortion cases have also shown a rising trend. Compared to 388 extortion cases registered in 2004, the figure has jumped to 992 in 2011. Till 2012, October 879 extortion cases have been registered in the state. Things have reached such a stage that even legislators are not being spared by the extortionists. Many MLAs, from different political parties, have reportedly received extortion demand from the ULFA-ATF in the past few months. The legislators who received extortion demands are Bolin Chetia from Sadiya Assembly constituency, Rupjyoti Kurmi from Mariani, Debabrata Saikia from Nazira and BJP legislator from Doomdooma constituency, Dilip Maran. They were all allegedly asked to pay INR 20, 00, 000 each. Most of the kidnappings and extortions are taking place in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, the four BTAD Districts and in their adjoining areas. In addition, the number of breach of trust cases registered was 802 in 2009, 992 in 2010, 933 in 2011 and 1,060 up to October, 2012. Similarly, the number of cheating cases registered was 1,098 in 2009, 1,326 in 2010, 1,453 in 2011 and 1,404 up to October, 2012.
  • December 26: Police arrest three persons, identified as Rishiraj Gogoi, Pradip Gogoi and Raju Gowala at Tingrai Chariali in Naharkatia of Dibrugarh district and recover FICN worth INR 20, 00,000.
  • December 29: Suspected surrendered militants of KPLT abduct a village headman Jonathan Taro (55) of Benjamin Taro village, for refusing to pay extortion money, under Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. Taro had received an extortion demand of INR 10 million from some surrendered KPLT militants a few days back.
CHRONOLOGY: 2011
  • January 1: ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa is released from jail in Guwahati. He says the outfit is ready for unconditional peace talks but a formal decision would be taken once all jailed leaders are freed.
  • January 4: Reports say that no important member of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is active in Bangladesh any more as hardcore militant Drishti Rajkhowa also returned to India recently. Sources told The Assam Tribune that Drishti Rajkhowa recently entered India and he is reportedly in the Garo Hills areas of Meghalaya. The hardcore militant is now in touch with the pro-talk group members of the militant outfit and there are possibilities that he, along with his followers in the outfit will join the peace process.
  • January 5: The ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa apologizes on behalf of the outfit for the killing of innocent people by the ULFA during its three-decade-long struggle. Interacting with reporters on the Lakuwa School premises in Sivasagar district, Rajkhowa termed the killings "undesired" and "unplanned mistake".
  • January 5: A three-member team of the Bodo People's Front (BPF) led by Bodo Territorial Committee (BTC) Chairman Hagrama Mohilary meets Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and raise five demands before him. The demands are: (1) immediate announcement of a unilateral ceasefire by the Centre with the Anti Talks Faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-ATF), (2) initiation of the peace process with the NDFB, (3) status to the Bodos living in Karbi Anglong, (4) raising Central grants for the BTC up to INR one billion and (5) the setting up of a medical college, a veterinary college and an agricultural university for Bodo area.
  • January 6: ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, and ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ Raju Baruah meet the Centre-appointed peace interlocutor PC Haldar to discuss on formal initiation of peace parleys with the Government of India. The outfit formally agrees to sit for talks without any precondition.
  • January 7: Eleven journalists of Karbi Anglong district are abducted allegedly by the KLNLF extremists.
  • January 7: The UPDS 'general secretary' Saiding-Eh alias Horensing Bey dismisses speculation that the group was planning to float a political party after the outfit is disbanded in the wake of signing the accord. He said that they will continue with their statehood demand in a peaceful and democratic manner and till they achieve their goal, there is no question of the UPDS entering electoral politics.
  • January 8: The KLNLF militants, who allegedly abducted 11 journalists on 7 January, took them to a remote place and organised a press meet and put pressure on them to publish certain news in favour of them. The extremists told the newsmen that soon an organisation in the banner of KPLT would be launched. Paramilitary and police forces raided the area where an exchange of fire took place for about an hour. While the extremists managed to flee from the spot, the police rescued the journalists and took them to the Barpather police station from where they were allowed to go to their respective residences.
  • January 9: United National Liberation Front (UNLF) chief RK Sanayaima alias Meghen, arrested last month in Bihar by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), confess in New Delhi during interrogation that he had met the elusive 'commander-in-chief' of ULFA during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo in China.
  • January 10: Sasha Choudhury, foreign secretary, and Chitrabon Hazarika, finance secretary of the proscribed ULFA are granted bail in all the TADA cases registered against them by the Special TADA Court in Guwahati.
  • January 10: he 'chairman' of the NDFB-ATF Ranjan Daimary declares a unilateral ceasefire for six months. Within hours of the declaration, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary sought suspension of operations against NDFB-ATF.
  • January 11: ULFA’s foreign secretary Sasha Chaudhury is released from the Guwahati central jail after being granted bail. He said that solving the ULFA problem is not possible under the Constitution of India.
  • January 13: Interpol issues a Red Corner notice against Rajen Goyari alias G Rifikhang, 'vice-president' of the NDFB-ATF for his alleged involvement in the use of weapons, explosives and acts of terrorism. Goyari is one of the prime accused of the October 30, 2008 serial blasts and has been chargsheeted in connection with it by the CBI along with 18 others.
  • January 18: ULFA releases to media a recent photo of an ULFA training camp, with Paresh Barua and cadres posing with guns and a weapon display in the front.
  • January 19: One NDFB-ATF cadre identified as Abinash Brahma (21), is arrested along with three-and-a-half kilograms of RDX and 30 detonators from Bijini in Chirang district.
  • January 20: ULFA begins its central executive meeting after about eight years at Choria village in Nalbari district under its ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa. The meeting aimes at working out modalities for opening formal peace talks with the Union Government.
  • January 21: ULFA distributes videos to the media showing Baruah dressed in a camouflage fatigue dancing to the tune of Bihu songs along with 100-odd armed cadres in an unknown location. The video also showed the armed cadres shouting slogans in English demanding independence. An e-mail attached with the video footage stated that the ‘slogans are the slogans of the indigenous people, which the Government of India and the so-called peace brokers should realize.’ The e-mail signed by Arundoy Dohotia, self-styled commander of the publicity wing of the outfit, said that the ULFA was formed to fight for regaining “our independence.” “The ULFA is not against political resolution of the Indo-Asom pending political conflict. We are sincere to get our birth right through political dialogue and we are ready to intensify our armed liberation struggle as well.”
  • January 25: A powerful bomb planted by unidentified militants on a rail bridge explodes damaging a portion of the tracks and derailing a goods train in North Cachar Hills district.
  • January 25: Cadres of KPLT attack a Manipur bound inter State bus coming from Guwahati and heading towards Imphal at Deopani, under Golagat Police Station of Karbi Anglong district. Five passengers, including the driver, identified as one Inao, a woman and a minor boy, identified as David Mate, were injured. One among them, Jisai Masai (12), is reported to be critical.
  • January 25: Three MULTA militants, identified as Sabu Ali, Hashmat Ali and Hashimuddin Ali, are arrested by the Security Forces in the Malipara areas of Kamrup district.
  • January 27: A senior Congress leader and President of the KJCA, Mohen Ingti, is shot dead allegedly by KPLT, in Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 29: Police arrest six militants of a new outfit named BNPM including two women militants of a new outfit, from various locations in Dhemaji district. According to the Police, all the six have accepted their Maoists links while carrying out activities under the name of the BNPM.
  • January 29: SFs arrest an AANLA cadre, identified as Sanjay Kheria, in the Borrengajuli area of Udalguri district.
  • February 1: The general council meeting of the ULFA concludes at a makeshift camp of Helacha in Nalbari district. The meeting was attended by the representatives from the all four battalions of the outfit including 709, 109, 27 and 28 battalions besides the central executive body. The general council meeting presided over by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa was attended by adviser Bhimkanta Buragohain, finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika, foreign secretary, Sasha Chaudhury, deputy commander-in-chief Raju Baruah, cultural secretary Pranati Deka, publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary, women wing chief Kaberi Kachari commander of 709 battalion Hira Sarania, commander of 109 battalion Gulit Das, second commander of 28 battalion Haren Phukan. The other leaders of the outfit who attended the general council meeting are Phanindra Medhi alias Lebu, Sarang Patowary alias Akash Thapa, Plaban Hazarika, Indrajit Medhi, Biju Deka, Mukul Pathak, Nirupam Barman, Runumi Chetia Phukan.
  • February 3: One ULFA and one NDFB militant are arrested by the SFs from Zoo Road area in Guwahati and Bharalumukh, respectively.
  • February 5: According to ULFA leader Sasadhar Choudhury, ULFA leaders and their cadres, now out on bail, will not participate in the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam.
  • February 5: Three ULFA leaders are reportedly arrested by Bangladeshi security forces and later handed over to the Border Security Force. Those handed over include self–styled captain Antu Chaudang and two 'second lieutenants' Pradeep Chetia and Pranjit Saikia alias Saurav.
  • February 6: Heavily armed militants kidnap six officials, including three women, of international conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from the famed Manas National Park in Assam.
  • February 6: ULFA militant ‘captain’ Antu Chaudang, ‘second lieutenant’ Pradeep Chetia and Pranjit Saikia - are remanded to ten days’ Police custody by the Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup.
  • February 7: The hardline faction of the ULFA headed by commander-in-chief Paresh Barua makes it clear that they would not be a part of the process of talks.
  • February 8: Three young women abducted by armed men on Sunday from Manas Tiger Reserve are released. The three women Srabana Goswami, Tarali Goswami, and Pallavi Chakravarty, were released around 6.15 pm at Bengtol close to the India-Bhutan border.
  • February 9: ULFA ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, along with other leaders of the outfit, meets Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his Kainadhara residence before leaving for New Delhi to hold talks with Government of India.
  • February 10: The eight-member delegation led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa held the first formal round with Union Home Secretary G K Pillai and State Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das. Home Ministry officials described the interaction as an ice-breaking meeting. The meeting decided to constitute the seven-member committee with Joint Secretary (North-east) Sambhu Singh as coordinator. The committee would comprise three representatives from ULFA, two officials each of Government of India and Government of Assam. ULFA is likely to nominate three names shortly. The coordination committee would look into the issues such as setting up of designated camps to house the ULFA cadres and thrashing out the surrender process. The Home Ministry wanted the ULFA leaders not to interfere with any operations conducted by security forces against anti-talk group headed by Paresh Barua, putting Rajkhowa’s group in a dilemma.
  • February 10: Meghalaya police arrest the self-styled commander-in-chief of National Democratic Front of Bodoland, Sonitpur district, Haijeng along with five of his accomplices. Haijeng was alleged to have engineered the cold-blooded murder of 21 people in Assam’s Sonitpur district in November 2010.
  • February 10: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi confirms that a splinter group of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) is behind the abduction of six members of World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • February 12: Aditya Bora, Assam cadre central committee member of ULFA and two of his associates are arrested by security forces during joint combing operation in Saranda forest bordering Orissa-Jharkhand. Huge quantity of explosives, Maoist literature and posters are seized from their possesion. Reports said Bora and his associates were giving arms training to the local Maoists.
  • February 13: Lachit Boro, the NDFB ‘commander of the eastern region’, his deputy ‘major’ Mathuram Brahma alias Mudoi are arrested along with three other cadres near Byrnihat, about 90 km from Shillong, in Ri Bhoi district bordering Assam. They admit their involvement in a number of killings and blasts in Assam, besides links with smaller militant groups.
  • February 14: A delegation of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) calls on the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his official residence for an informal discussion.
  • February 15: The prime suspect behind some of the deadliest bombings in Assam, Mathuram Brahma alias Mudoi of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Mudoi, a self-styled sergeant major of the NDFB was arrested by Meghalaya police from village Rangsana in Ri-Bhoi district bordering Assam on February 10.
  • February 17: Three children and a woman, from the same family, are injured when a bomb stashed inside a schoolbag in their backyard explodes in Goalpara district Thursday, police said. The schoolbag was lying in the backyard of the family's home in Goalpara town. On noticing the bag, the family tried opening it, leading to the explosion.
  • February 17: Three volunteers of environmental group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), who had been kidnapped by militants in Assam on February 6, are released from captivity.
  • February 22: AASAA president Bosco Chermako is killed near Jacobpur in Kokrajhar district of Assam, bordering West Bengal. No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but police suspects it to be the handiwork of the anti-talk faction of the outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
  • February 28: ULFA leaders meet members of SJA at an undisclosed location to discuss the modalities for peace talks.
  • March 2: The Bangladesh authorities hand over two more leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to Indian border guards in Meghalaya. "'Sergeant Major' Anupam Sonowal and Robin Biswas alias Rajbhonshi of the ULFA's 28th Battalion were handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday (Monday) morning at Dawki," the official told IANS on condition of anonymity.
  • March 3: SFs arrest the ‘Foreign Secretary’ of KCP in Guwahati. The arrestee was identified as Khungbum Mayum Anada Singh.
  • March 7: UNLF ‘chairman’ Sanayaima alias RK Meghen is produced before the Special Court of NIA at Guwahati.
  • March 8: SFs arrest two NDFB militants in New Guwahati area. The militants are identified as Mithisen Swargiary alias Kamal Swargiary and Sanjeev Brahma.
  • March 8: SFs arrest two NDFB militants in New Guwahati area. They are identified as Mithisen Swargiary alias Kamal Swargiary and Sanjeev Brahma. Ammunition and electronic detonators are recovered from the possession of the arrested militants.
  • March 10: SFs arrest two militants, including Keshav Mahanta, ULFA militant, from Bamuni-maidam area in Guwahati. The other militant is identified as Tapan Kumar Das, whose further detail yet to be ascertained.
  • March 10: SFs arrest a Pro-Talk ULFA militant, Arpan Saikia alias Pradan Saikia, from Guwahati on extortion charges.
  • March 14: ULFA militants trigger a powerful IED blast at Rajiv Bhavan – the headquarters of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) – around 6-50 pm, injuring five persons, two of them seriously. The ULFA has claimed responsibility for the blast in an email sent to the media. The injured include APCC spokespersons Mehdi Alam Bora and Akshay Rajkhowa, both of whom have been admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
  • March 14: Eight BSF Personnel are killed and five others injured when their vehicle is ambushed by the anti-talk faction of the NDFB-ATF militants in Kokrajhar district.
  • March 15: One Assam Police sub-inspector and two suspected ULFA militants are killed in an encounter at Tongona Majgaon under Kakopathar PS of Tinsukia district.
  • March 15: The anti-talk faction of the NDFB claims responsibility of the attack on the BSF party on March 14 at Ultapani in Kokrajhar district. Claiming responsibility, G Bidai, commanding officer of central command of NDFB (AT) said vigorous attacks will be carried out if the security forces carrying out operations against NDFB cadres vicitmise innocent youths.
  • March 16: The commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah starts making all out efforts to revitalise the outfit and according to intelligence inputs, he has even “promoted” more than a hundred cadres to keep them happy. Sources revealed that around 120 to 130 members of the ULFA are in Myanmar along with Paresh Baruah.
  • March 16: One NDFB militant is killed in an encounter with SFs in Khowla Centre area under Dhekiajuli Police Station along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur district. A US-made pistol and INR 28,000 in cash are recoverd from him.
  • March 17: SFs arrest Edmond Marandi alias Prem Mardi alias Munna Murmu, one of the four accused involved in the killing of Bosco Chermaco, the president of All Adivai Students’ Association of Assam. Bosco Chermaco was killed by militants at Jakobpur near Srirampur in Kokrajhar district on February 22, 2011. The arrestee Edmond Marandi is a member of the APA which is a lesser known militant outfit led by Tarzen Mardi and is active in the Udalguri and Sonitpur districts, trying to make its presence felt in the Kokrajhar district.
  • March 21: Security Forces arrest four militants from Boragaon area under Gorchuk Police Station in Guwahati. The four arrestees were identified as Bhaskar Kakati, Debojit Deka, Dilip Boro and Bishnu Ram Das. A 9 mm handmade pistol, one magazine and a round of ammunition recovered from their possession.
  • March 23: Security Forces arrest four ULFA militants from Pan Bazar area in Guwahati in connection with the Rajiv Bhawan bomb blast case of March 14. Bangladeshi SIM cards, cash worth three thousand rupees, five handsets and international debit cards are recovered from their possession.
  • March 27: Security Forces arreste one militant, identified as Kidnali Sagma (25), from Goalpara district and recover 10 detonators from his possession.
  • March 28: Security Forces arrest three NDFB militants (anti-talks faction) from Bodopur in Kokrajhar district. The militants are identified as Dala Basumatary, Rindao Basumatary and Sankhan Mushahary.
  • March 28: Security Forces kill one KPLT militant in Koilamati locality under Bokajan Police Station in Karbi Anglong district. One A. K- 56 rifle, one magazine and some live ammunition are recovered from the possession of the slain militant.
  • March 29: Three hardcore ULFA cadres run away with a 2mm revolver and some rounds of loaded ammunition from the Lakwa residence of Arabinda Rajkhowa, chairman of ULFA. The ULFA members are: Rakesh Tanti of Moran, Ranjit Gogoi of Golaghat and Baba of Bezpathar, Moran. The cadres are believed to have joined the Paresh Barua faction of the ULFA.
  • April 2: A 12-hour Assam bandh, called by the hardliners of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), passes off peacefully at 6 pm affecting normal life. The call for the bandh was given by the banned militant group in protest against the visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the State to address election rallies.
  • April 2: KPLT militants kill three CRPF personnel and injure four others in an ambush near Rongshuli village in east Guwahati. The dead are identified as Havaldar Devendra Shah, Mithu Singh and a constable Dilip Kumar, reports The Shillong Times.
  • April 2: Security Forces arrest five ULFA militants in the Hahkhati area under Dhola Police Station in Tinsukia district. One of the arrested militant is identified as ‘lance corporal’ Bolin Gogoi alias Saurabh Bora (24), who is a known explosives expert in the outfit.
  • April 4: Suspected anti-talk faction of NDFB kills three SSB jawan at Lalvita of Longa-Pipsu area under Kachugaon police station in Kokrajhar district. The victims are identified as Subhash Ranjit, Bhagal Kumar and Radhasyam.
  • April 20: Reang militants of South Hailakandi abduct Zakir Hussain (25) at gun point from Gollacherra village in Assam-Mizoram border.
  • April 21: According to a press release sent by ULFA Publicity in Charge Arunodoi Dohotiya, ULFA has decided in a meeting that all the armed wing members of the ULFA will now function under the command of the mobile headquarters and all the old formations have been dissolved. The release said that with effect from April 21, all the battalions of the ULFA have been dissolved and from now on there would be no battalion commander of the outfit. The meeting also decided to bring in more discipline in the ranks of the outfit and it also decided that the actions of the outfit would be more pro-people.
  • April 21: The people of Bherbheri village near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Sonitpur district form a defence force on their own to tackle the militants, who swoop down from the hills in adjacent Arunachal Pradesh and indulge in rampant extortion.
  • April 22: Security Forces arrest six militants with a hand-made pistol and three magazines from Bongaigaon-Chapaguri Road in front of Lower Assam Hospital in Bongaigaon district. The arrested militants were identified as Mahadev Das (20), Sanjib Dey (20), Sanath Saha (18), Goutam Mahanayak (29), Omar Ali (30) and Albus Salam (35).
  • April 23: Security Forces arrest a UDLF militant, identified as Narender Reang (25), along with one German made point 22 pistol and four live rounds from Nibiachara, Karimganj district. The militant is suspected to be involved in abduction of a boy named Abdul Jalil Laskar (14) from Hailakandi district on October 18, 2010.
  • April 25: According to the Superintendent of Police Hemanta Bhattacharjee, TSF militants from Tripura are sneaking into Hailakandi to carry out subversive activities like abduction for ransom and extortion.
  • April 26: One civilian identified as Bordeka Kro (55) is gunned down by KPLT militants at Karuna Singnar Gaon near the New Life School in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 26: Dhanyaram Reang, the self-styled 'commander-in-chief' of UDLA, claims the responsibility of the abduction of Zakir Hussain Laskar, a small time businessman from South Hailakandi district, arguing that Zakir was involved with their rival outfit, led by slain Atabur Rahman.
  • April 28: The 'commander-in-chief' of Rabha Viper Army, Sunil Rabha alias Chinese, is arrested for the third time by Security Forces in Goalpara district. Rabha, who was involved in number of killings, abductions and extortion in Goalpara and part of Kamrup districts, including abduction of a railway official from Dudhnoi in 2010 and was arrested twice within a span of two years.
  • April 28: Two women militants belonging to the NDFB-ATF are arrested by Security Forces from the Indo-Bhutan border area in Kokrajhar district.
  • April 28: BSF jawans arrest two women cadres of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB during a combing operation along the Indo-Bhutan border at Chalakaguri near Ultapani under Kokrajhar PS.
  • April 28: Suspected anti-talk NDFB militants kidnap two employees of the Department of Irrigation working in a project at Dikorai near Sijusa in the Assam-Arunachal border.
  • April 29: One United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA, a Reang militant outfit) militant is nabbed bt Lala police in Silchar. The militant is identified as Devendra Tripura.
  • April 29: The bullet-riddled body of Sunil Rabha, an 'area commandant' of Rabha Viper Army, is recovered from Bongaon in Goalpara district. He was allegedly killed by his colleagues over sharing of extortion money.
  • April 29: Security Forces arrest a UDLA militant, identified as Devendra Tripura (20), from Channighat in Cachar district.
  • April 29: Security Forces arrest a suspected militant, identified as Anowar Hussain (32), from Gendabazar under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district.
  • April 30: The Paresh Barua Faction of the ULFA lash out at former 'commander' of the outfit's 28th battalion Mrinal Hazarika for declaring that ULFA-PTF militants would make a foray into the coal business for sustenance.
  • May 5: Three ULFA militants, including a senior leader, surrender before a joint team of Assam and Meghalaya police at Rongrenggri in East Garo Hills district in Meghalaya. The militants are: self-styled second lieutenant Basanta Goswami, Sarbajeet Konwar and Niranjan Roy.
  • May 7: The Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan (SJA), which aims at facilitating peace talks between the Centre and the banned ULFA, formally hands over the charter of demands to the ULFA leadership for consideration, which includes the demand for certain amendments in the Constitution aimed at giving the State greater control. The charter of demands, which would be the basis of the peace talks between the Centre and the outfit, would be accepted by the ULFA leadership after discussing it. The 37-page charter of demands, besides featuring the demand for certain constitutional amendments, have encompassed issues like border row, timely and adequate distribution of funds, economic incentives, right over land and natural resources, right over petroleum resources, illegal infiltration and ethnic division. Dr Gohain said that the charter demands constitutional amendments to give the State greater control over its own future through strengthening the State’s power to control the revenues generated here, the natural resources, and the planning process, and ensure a secure demographic situation as well as accelerated balanced development.
  • May 7: Two suspected NDFB militants are arrested by police in Golaghat district.
  • May 7: Suspected Reang (Bru) militants set free Jakir Hussain Laskar (30), a farmer from their captivity. Jakir was kidnapped by a group of 11 armed militants from his home at Gallachera village of Katlicherra block in Hailakandi district on April 20.
  • May 7: Suspected Reang (Bru) militants set free Jakir Hussain Laskar (30), a farmer from their captivity. Jakir was kidnapped by a group of 11 armed militants from his home at Gallachera village of Katlicherra block in Hailakandi District on April 20.
  • May 9: 200 SULFA militants of ULFA’s 709th battalion for the first time after their surrender meet the ULFA leadership which convened the meeting at Helacha village in Nalbari district. The 'commander' of the 709th battalion Hira Saraniya invited the surrendered militants for a meeting at the temporary base at Helacha for their cooperation in the peace talks with the Central Government.
  • May 10: Security Forces neutralize a KPLT camp at Engjai basti in the upper Chelabor area under Dokmoka Police Station of Karbi Anglong district and arrest a militant and the wife of another militant. 300 gram of explosive materials along with many incriminating documents like extortion noted books, dresses, SIM card, battery, wire are recovered from the militants.
  • May 10: Four NDFB militants, identified as Swnwkhwr Basumatary, Birdow Basumatary, Derhasat Basumatary and Chandan Basumatary, are arrested by Security Forces from Besargaon under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district.
  • May 10: According to sources from the Home Ministry, the Sheikh Hasina Government is ready to give access to someone from Assam to meet Anup Chetia, the ULFA leader in protective custody in a Bangladeshi jail, reports Telegraph. The source further revealed that following the signal from Dhaka, at least one leader from among the eight engaged in peace efforts with the Centre will visit Dhaka. The purpose is to try and include Chetia, a member of ULFA's permanent standing council, in the talks.
  • May 11: Security Forces arrest a NDFB militant in the Nishan village of Goalpara district. The militant is identified as John Sangma (32). One .32 revolver, ammunition and extortion notes signed by platoon commander Khorang Boro of the NDFB demanding INR one million from a businessman are recovered from him.
  • May 11: Security Forces arrest four NDFB militants in Chirang district. The militants are identified as Hasad Basumtrary (22), Sankar Basumatary (28), Pratap Basumatary (21) and Swamdwn Narzary (21). One 9 mm pistol, five rounds of ammunition, one country-made pistol, one Chinese grenade, two rounds of 7.62 and five NDFB extortion notes are recovered from them.
  • May 11: The Government of India agrees to set up nine rehabilitation centres in various districts in Assam for about 400 ULFA militants who have come over ground but stopped short of surrendering before or declaring ceasefire with the Government. Two rehabilitation centres each in Nalbari and Sivasagar districts and one each in Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Kamrup, Nagaon and Golaghat districts will be set up.
  • May 12: Four Rabha Viper Army militants identified as Lelin Rabha (21), Bahadur Rabha (20), Mridul Rabha (22) and Chandan Rabha (30) are arrested by Security Forces in Goalpara district.
  • May 12: Militants set free Jamal Uddin Laskar (23), a resident of Samarikona village near Hailakandi in Hailkandi district. Laskar, owner of a computer shop, was abducted by suspected militants from his home on May 6.
  • May 12: Five leaders of the top brass of the ULFA, namely Major Bening Rabha, Major Ashanta Baghphukan, Major Jeeban Moran (Senior), Lt Nilu Chakravarty, 2nd Lt Sarat Sarania alias Abhijit Deka along with few others who were missing since the Operation All-Clear by joint operation of Indian and Bhutan Royal Army in Bhutan in 2003 are in secret custody of Bhutan Government.
  • May 16: Security Forces arrest two militants in Karbi Anglong district. An Italian-made pistol along with two rounds of ammunition was recovered from them.
  • May16: Haflong police and 45 Assam Rifles arrest two members of Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) from Haflong and its adjacent area. The militants are identified as Lamlun Haukip alias Lunun (30) and Mangche Hengna (28).
  • May 16: Lala police arrest Nandaram Reang, the self-styled commander-in-chief and one more cadre of United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) from the dense forest of Kundanala in South Hailakandi. The UDLA cadre is idenftified as Jagiram Reang.
  • May 16 Security Forces arrest two militants in Karbi Anglong district. An Italian-made pistol along with two rounds of ammunition recovered from them.
  • May 16: Securitry Forces arrest 'commander-in-chief' of UDLA, identified as Nandaram Reang, from the dense forest of Kundanala in South Hailakandi district.
  • May 17: NDFB-PTF demands a clarification from Chidambaram over why ULFA was treated with kid gloves despite being a banned outfit, while rules were different for other militant groups. NDFB 'general secretary' B. Swmkhwr said that they submitted a memorandum to the Centre and hope for a favourable response adding that the outfit was in favour of expediting the dialogue.
  • May 17: The body of DHD(J) commander Maurung Dimasa is discovered at Janu Nallah near Sontilla. He was killed by unidentified murderer.
  • May 19: Security Forces arrest two militants of NDFB-ATF from Baldova Part-II village in Dhurbi district. The militants are identified as Fazlu Seikh and Razaak Ali.
  • May 20: Two ULFA militants identified as Haricharan Barman (25) and Dipak Das (24) are arrested by Security Forces from Borobazar under Bongaigaon Police Station in Dhubri district. The Security Forces recovered one Japan-made revolver and eight rounds of ammunition from them.
  • May 20: Police Arrest two militants of Rabha Viper Army. The detained are identified as Dipak Das of Dhaligaon Borpather and Hari Chandra Barman of Mativita, Baghmara.
  • May 20: At least 30 hardcore militants of ULFA's ULFA-ATF led by Paresh Baruah, under the leadership of '2nd lieutenants' Pradip Gogoi alias Aaka and Tibrajyoti Baruah and 'sergeant major' Muhim Baruah enter Sivasagar district in Assam from Myanmar through Waksing Basti of Nagaland along Assam Nagaland border of Charaideo sub-division in Sivasagar district. The 30-member group was trying to enter nearby Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur districts for organisational purposes and to secure shelter.
  • May 22: The United Democratic People’s Front (UDPF) with support from NDFB(P) calls a 24 hr Assam bandh on May 26 in support of its demand for the creation of a separate Bodoland stateandearly solution to the NDFB problems.
  • May 23: Two NDFB militants, identified as Abdus Sattar (28) and Abdul Munna (34), are arrested by Security Forces from Madhusoulmari village under Gouripur police station of Dhubri district. One pistol and one round of ammunition were recovered from them.
  • May 23: AASAA vice-president Inus Tuddu was seriously injured when suspected ACMA militants fired at him at Pakriguri in Kokrajhar district.
  • May 24: Police arrest Kanu Murmu, the C-in-C of Adivasi Cobra Military of Assam (AVMA) from Gossaigaon near his home in Kokrajhar district following an attack on the vice-president of AASAA.
  • May 25: Security Forces arrest two militants of (ACMA, identified as Labin Baskey (20) and Samai Murmu (20), from the outfit's camp at Balajan under Gossaigon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • May 25: 'Chairman' of the ULFA-PTF 'Chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa publicly seeks forgiveness for the killing of 10 children and three women in a bomb blast in Dhemaji district on August 15, 2004. Rajkhowa, at a public meeting in Dhemaji town, where 'foreign secretary' Sasa Choudhury, 'political advisor' Bhimkanta Buragohain and 'cultural secretary' Pranati Deka were also present asked for forgiveness from the families of the victims and the people.
  • May 25: Rangiya police arrest Francis Murmu, a hardcore Adivasi People’s Army activist hailing from Menoka tea estate near India- Bhutan border.
  • May 26: Security Forces arrest a ULFA militant from Merapani area in Golaghat district. The arrestee was identified as Palashjyoti Baruah. Security Forces recover a 9mm pistol, bullets of AK-47 rifles, .22mm pistol, an IED, two mobile handsets and some incriminating documents with ULFA stamps from him.
  • May 29: Two MULTA militants, identified as Robel Haque and Birhan Ali, are arrested by Security Forces from Katapur village in Dhubri district.
  • May 30: A hardcore NDFB militant is killed by a joint team of Army and police in an encounter at Amlaiguri under Sefunguri PS in Kokrajhar district.
  • May 31: Four Santhal Tiger Force Activists – Shew Hasda, 25, Som Hembrom, 22, Modu Hadsa, 30, and Lokon Hadsa, 35, are held by the Army from Shantipur under Chiranfg district. Arms and ammunition are seized from them.
  • June 2: Four UNLF militants including a self-styled captain of the outfit are arrested by police from two different locations in Guwahati.
  • June 2: Two hardcore ULFA militants – ‘lance corporal’ Abhay Gogoi and ‘sergeant’ Akon Borgohain, are injured in an encounter with security forces in Tinsukia.
  • June 3: The Paresh Baruah group of ULFA issues a one-and-a-half month deadline for Shivani Oil and Gas Exploration Services Pvt Ltd to quit Assam. The militants warned armed action if the company does not oblige its dictate.
  • June 3: One ULFA cadre, identified as Sonu Tanti alias Susen Tanti, surrenders before the police at Moran.
  • June 3: Publicity Secretary of NDFB S. Sanjarang says that the ongoing discussions of the NDFB (Progressive) with the Government’s nominated peace interlocutor seems to bear no fruit as the interlocutor is merely bureaucrates and cannot take any political decision. Therefore NDFB demands the Government of India to involve a favorable political representative from the office of the Prime Minister of India.
  • June 4: A senior ULFA leader of Paresh Baruah group is shot dead by a joint team of the Baksa police and 7 Dogra Regiment of Army at Thalkuchi under Borbori PS in Baksa district.
  • June 5: Bikash Punya (13), son of Jaising Punya of Nazirating under Digboi PS is kidnapped by ULFA militants.
  • June 8: The Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) gun down Narendra Killing, 37, an elected member of the district autonomous council and injure his three security guards at Nambar Adarshagaon in Bokajan sub-division of Karbi Anglong district. An outfit member says the media that the political leader got capital punishment for going “against the interests of the outfit” and threatened “more such incidents” in the district.
  • June 8: Bikash Punya (13) of Nazirating under Digboi PS returns home safe. He was kidnapped by ULFA militants on June 5. The kidnappers had to leave the minor as the police intensified opetation in the Lakhipathar forest.
  • June 9: Nehrul Islam, a suspected MULTA activist, is arrested by the 3 (NH) Assam Rifles from Chengelimari village under Dhekiajuli revenue circle. Islam is later handed over to police at Borsola police outpost.
  • June 11: Akon Sonowal, a hardcore ULFA militant, is killed in an encounter with police in Tinsukia district.
  • June 11: Five KLNLF rebels are detained and handed over to police by local people while the rebels attacked and injured seriously a doctor at Bakalighat Primary Health Centre in Howraghat. The rebels are identified as Reang Teron (29), Thedong Kro (35), Thilu Hanse (29), Tharbe Timung (27), and driver Manoj Teron (30) and Kong Rongpi (30).
  • June 13: The anti-talk faction of the ULFA threatens to target Indian citizens from various parts of the country residing in Assam if “killing of innocent indigenous people of Assam by Indian occupational forces are not stopped”.
  • June 15: Suspected NDFB militants abduct Abdul Gapur Mullah, a junior engineer of the public works department is kidnapped from Gosaigaon sub-division in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 15: A six member team of Adivasi National Liberation Army kidnaps Bireswar Saikia, 55, from his residence at Balipathar under Bokajan sub-division in Karbi Anglong district. Saikia serves as the institutional head at Dilaujan Middle English School.
  • June 20: Pranab Roy, a Kamatapur Liberation Organization militant from Kamarpara village under Basugaon of Chirang district is arrested by the police.
  • June 21: Three NDFB militants are shot dead by a joint team of the army and the Assam Police at Gosaigaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 27: Two NDFB militants are apprehended by Security Forces at Sialmari area under Salbari sub division in Baksa district. The militants are identified as Rabi Basumatary alias Rangabhija (30) and Udhyachal Daimary (23).
  • June 28: The army apprehends a rebel of UDLF (B) identified as Dasharam Tripura (28) of Telkata village under Katlicherra PS of Hailakandi district.
  • July 6: Army nabs Isaram Reang, a militant working for Bru Liberation Army.
  • July 12: The pro-talk faction of the ULFA declares unilateral and indefinite cease-fire with the Government. The outfit’s chairman, Arabinda Rajkhowa said that in the interest of creating a congenial atmosphere for talks, ULFA has declared a unilateral ceasefire. He said that the ceasefire was in accordance with the resolution adopted in the 5th General Council of the ULFA held on February 22, 2011.
  • July 13: The ‘area commander’ of the pro-talk NDFB Haila Boro is hacked to death at Nagrijuli Borbali under Tamulpur subdivision in Baksa district.
  • July 14: The Army recovers huge number of arms and ammunitation from Sohanpunji, under Ratabari constituency in Karimganj district.
  • July 17: A self-styled vice president of Adivasi People’s Army (APA), Silva Orang is arrested by 7 Dogra Regiment and Rongia Police at village Uttarpar near Baganpara under Barbari Police Station in Nalbari district. Silva Orang was directly involved in the bomb explosion on railway track in Rangia. Two other ultras of APA, Stephen Murmu and Sagar Lakra were also arrested by Dogra Regiment jawans assisted by Kumarikata Police at Angarkata near Kumarikata.
  • July 17: One NDFB cadre is arrested by the police with the help of local people at Chatrang Baligaon under Gohpur PS.
  • July 19: Security forces arrest a NDFB linkman from Rajapara of Kokrajhar district. A handmade single shot AK-47 rifle, ammunition, NDFB leaflets and extortion notes are recovered from the possession of the arrested linkman. • July 19: Security forces arrest a militant of the NDFB Ranjan Daimary faction at Itakhola under Sootea Police Station in Sonitpur district.
  • July 20: One militant of the Ranjan Daimary faction NDFB is arrested by security forces from Ambagaon area of Udalguri district.
  • July 21: Two All Assam Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) militants are arrested from Daflagarh in Sonitpur district.
  • July 23: Four NDFB cadres and an NSCN-K cadre are arrested by the Assam Rifles from the Namtola area along the Assam-Nagaland border in Sivasagar district.
  • July 24: One cadre of the anti-talk faction of ULFA is arrested from Samdung Tea Estate under Panikhowa Division in Tinsukia district.
  • July 26: The Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB announces an indefinite ceasefire from August 1 to pave the way for talks with the Centre. In a press release, B. Khwlw Khwlw, the information and publicity secretary of the NDFB’s Daimary faction, said the general meeting of the outfit held on July 25 at its headquarters, unanimously decided to cease all hostilities indefinitely to find a sustainable political solution through dialogue with effect from August 1.
  • July 26: NDFB pro-talk faction calls for a 24-hour Assam bandh (General Strike) on July 28 and a 48-hour National Highway and Railway bandh on August 1 in demand for the creation of a separate state of Bodoland.
  • July 26: A hardcore ULFA cadre of Paresh Baruah faction, Rittik Hazarika alias Rajib Lahon is apprehended in a joint operation by 44 Assam Rifles and Sonitpur Police at Gingia near Behali under Gingia Police outpost of Biswanath subdivision in Sonitpur district. He was in charge of political wing of ULFA for the North bank.
  • July 26: One cadre of the NDFB Ranjan Daimary faction is arrested by security forces from Ratanpur area under Tangla Police Station in Udalguri district.
  • July 27: One ULFA militant and a linkman are arrested by security forces in Tinsukia district.
  • July 29: Two NDFB militants are arrested from Koilamoila Agrong area under Bijni Police Station in Chirang district. One pistol, one grenade, 10 live ammunition and 3 NDFB demand notes were recovered from them.
  • July 29: Security forces arrest two MULTA militants from Rangamati area of Dhubri district.
  • July 30: NIA court in Guwahati rejects the bail petition of jailed DHD-J 'chairman' Jewel Garlosa and 'commander-in-chief’ Niranjan Hojai, in connection with the alleged misappropriation of money from the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in 2009.
  • July 30: A ULFA militant is arrested in a joint operation by Police and the Army from Sakadol village under Mushalpur Police Station in Baksa district.
  • July 31: A central delegates’ meet of the pro-talk ULFA is held at the designated camp of the outfit’s 709 battalion at Moiradanga village in Nalbari district in order to expedite the much-awaited talk process between the ULFA and the Central Government. The delegates’ meeting, presided over by ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, decided to send a delegation by August 10 to mount pressure on the Central Government for the talk. The delegates’ meet further approved of the charter of demands prepared by the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan and those approved by the central executive of the ULFA.
  • August 2: The 48 hour highway-railway bandh given by the pro-talk faction of the NDFB on August 1-2 passes away peacefully with no reports of any violence from anywhere. The bandh was called to press the government for the creation of a separate Bodoland and an early solution to the peace process.
  • August 3: According to reports from PTI, ULFA leader Anup Chetia may be soon deported to India from Bangladesh, ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka in early September.
  • August 3: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram says that the Centre has opened back channel communication with the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB and is in the process of fixing the pre-condition for starting dialogue.
  • August 3: The breakaway anti-talk faction of the DHD - Dimasa National Democratic Front (DNDF), lays down arms in a surrender ceremony at Haflong in Dima Hasao district. Of the 27 members of the outfit, only 19 participated in the surrender ceremony, while the remaining eight had allegedly gone out of the district to chalk out a post-surrender “strategy”. The surrendered cadres include, its chairman, Layung Dimasa and commander-in-chief Camera Dimasa. The team laid down 17 different types of arms and ammunition, including AK-series rifles, 1400 live ammunition and 11 grenades.
  • August 3: According to officials of Manas Tiger Reserve, suspected militants of the NDFB-Ranjan Daimary faction are preventing the relocation of people from the Panbari area of the reserve, thus creating a spanner in the Centre’s plans to clear the core area of human habitation.
  • August 3: Security force arrest a suspected NDFB militant from Godajuli village under Dhekiajuli police station in Sonitpur district. Another NFDB cadre was arrested from Chaitanpur under Salbari police station in Baksa district.
  • August 4: A seven-member delegation of the ULFA, led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, leaves for New Delhi to present the initial draft of their charter of demands to the Union Government.
  • August 4: One ULFA cadre is arrested by security forces from Jengraimukh in Majuli in Jorhat district.
  • August 4: One militant of DHD-Nunisa faction is apprehended by the security forces while extorting money from bamboo cutters at Ainachens under Joypur police station in Cachar district.
  • August 5: ULFA hands over its charter of demands to Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram and Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi in New Delhi. The charter, which they called ‘Framework of Charter for Negotiations to Resolve the Issues between Assam and India’, was submitted by a seven-member delegation of ULFA, led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa. The 12 broad groupings under which negotiations are proposed to start are: a) Grounds for ULFA’s struggle and their genuineness. b) Status report on missing ULFA leaders and cadres. c) Constitutional and Political arrangements and Reforms-including protection of the identity and material resources of the local indigenous population of Assam. d) Financial and Economic Arrangements, including settlement of all royalties on mines/minerals including oil on a retrospective compensatory basis and rights of independent use for a sustainable economic development in future. e) Illegal migration - its effect/impact and required remedies including sealing of international borders, river patrolling, development of a native force to man the borders. f) Ethnic issues - problems and constitutional restructuring including settlement of border disputes and removal of encroachment. g) Education and Health-reforms as required to preserve the identity of the people of Assam and benefits. h) Agricultural and Rural Development. i) Land and Natural resources - including right of natives to the land, flood control and management. j) Industrial Growth - Development of infrastructure, removal of transport bottleneck, development of entrepreneurial skill and efficiency in labour, availability of credit, infusion of capital-leading to industrial take off and right to engage in specific relationship with foreign countries for promotion of mutual trade, commerce and cultural relationship. k) Restoration, protection, preservation and spread of indigenous culture of Assam in all its variety. l) Amnesty, re-integration and rehabilitation of ULFA members and affected people.
  • August 6: The anti-talk faction of the ULFA, headed by Paresh Barua, rejects the charter of demands placed before the Government of India by the leaders of the pro-talk faction of the outfit on August 5, 2011. The outfit’s publicity wing in-charge, Aronodoi Dohotiya, said that the charter of demands was against the aims and objectives if the ULFA. The outfit also vowed to continue its fight for sovereignty of Assam.
  • August 6: The pro-talk faction of the ULFA is likely to start the process of meeting leaders of all major national political parties soon.
  • August 7: The pro-talk faction of the ULFA, in a statement, says that Paresh Barua alone cannot determine the future of the ULFA and his words alone so not reflect the constitution of the organization. The statement further said that the decision to hold talks with the government of India was taken as per the provisions of the constitution of the ULFA and the formal talks started with the ULFA submitting its charter of demands. Opposition to the talks by Paresh Barua would not affect the peace process, the statement further said.
  • August 7: Personnel of the 8 Maratha Regiment of the Army and Rangiya police, in a joint operation, apprehends four ULFA linkmen from Rangiya in connection with an extortion case.
  • August 8: According to sources in Minsitry of Home Affairs, no leader of the pro-talk faction of the ULFA will be allowed to carry weapons and those having security threat will be provided PSOs for their protection. They also said that the pro-talk faction would have to surrender weapons immediately after the signing of the agreement of suspension of operations.
  • August 9: ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa denies of a split in the outfit and claims that commander-in-chief of ULFA, Paresh Barua, also wanted a solution to the 32-year-old conflict. He says that Paresh Baruah, as the ‘commander-in-chief’ of the organization, may want a military solution and he as the head of the organization wants a political solution but both of them want a solution to the conflict. He also said that he went to Pakistan when Operation Bajrang was launched in Assam in 1990 but denied the group was backed by Islamic fundamentalists of that country.
  • August 10: In an e-mail to the media, commader-in-chief of the ULFA, Paresh Barua says that media reports quoting ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa that his outfit procured weapons and taken the help of the Pakistan government and the ISI were not true. He claimed the allegation to be completely baseless and said such reports have been made with a purpose.
  • August 10: The BSF recovers two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and six rounds of revolver cartridges, a .9mm pistol, a loaded magazine and seven rounds of ammunition from a bus on the NH-31 at Alomganj under Gossaigaon police station in Dhubri district. The bus was going to Goalpara from Dhubri.
  • August 11: 12 militant outfits of the Northeast region jointly give a call to boycott the Independence Day celebrations. The outfits which gave the call for Independence Day boycott are—HNLC, KLO, KYKL, KCP, NLFT, PREPAK, PREPAK (pro), RPF, TPDF, anti-talk faction of the ULFA, UNLF and UPPK.
  • August 11: ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia alias Golap Baruah, presently in Bangladesh’s custody, is likely to be handed over to India after August 15, said intelligence sources. The handing over of Chetia will take place at a secret location along the India-Bangladesh border.
  • August 11: A less known militant outfit – Indo-Mongolian Bodoland Democratic Front (IMBDF) – claims that the arms and explosives that were recovered by the BSF from a bus at Alomganj in Dhubri district on August 10 belonged to them. The outfit said it was transporting the materials to Guwahati.
  • August 12: Security forces recover a powerful IED weighing almost 5 kgs from a person from from Chirang district at Pancharatna railway station when he was travelling by 15648 Guwahati-bound Kamakhya -Puri express train. The accused is suspected to be a NDFB (anti-talk) cadre and the IED was to be delivered at Bongaigoan to a pro-talk ULFA militant.
  • August 12: A powerful IED weighing around 3 kg is recovered from the house of Dhula Ram Rabha (42) at Hatimura village under Dudhnoi police station in a joint operation by security personnel. The security personnel apprehended the main accused Dhula Ram Rabha and according to the police sources, initial interrogation revealed that the accused is suspected to have links with Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) and Rabha Viper Army (RVA).
  • August 12: The Gauhati High Court grants conditional interim bail for a period of four months to DHD (J) chairperson Jewel Garlosa and its ‘commander-in-chief’ Niranjan Hojai in connection with two National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases relating to diversion of public funds for militant activities and abetting waging of war against the Union Government. August 12: Two ULFA cadres are arrested by the security forces from Jorhat and Sivsagar district.
  • August 13: One person is killed and 11 others injured when suspected KPLT militants fire at vehicles plying along the NH-37 at Panbari near Kaziranga National Park.
  • August 19: Seven United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) militants are gunned down and an Army Major is seriously injured in an encounter in remote Gutguti in the Ratabari police station area in Karimganj district.
  • August 23: According to security sources, the hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), headed by Paresh Baruah manages to procure a huge consignment of arms and explosives. As per intelligence inputs, the ULFA faction recently procured at least 400 weapons including AK series rifles, small arms including M-20 pistols and explosives including remote controlled improvised explosive devices.
  • August 23: According to an estimate of the Home Ministry, there are 79 insurgent groups including splinter factions, which are active across six northastern States. A detailed list of the militant outfits furnished by Minister of State for Home Affairs M Ramachandran in the Lok Sabha reveals that Manipur has the highest number of 50 active militant outfits in the region including 22 valley-based and 27 hill-based outfits. One militant outfit, Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has 12 factions, while Kuki National Front has four factions. While Assam has five active militant outfits including ULFA, NDFB, DHD, UPDS and KLO, neighbouring Meghalaya has nine insurgent outfits. In Arunachal Pradesh, apart from the two factions of NSCN, another militant outfit, National Liberation Front of Arunachal has reared its head in the State. Barring Sikkim, rest of all the northeastern States are now affected by militancy. Mizoram now has three militant groups including Hmar Peoples Convention (HPC D), Hmar National Liberation Front (HNLF) and Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO). Nagaland and Tripura have six and three militant outfits respectively.
  • August 23: In a written answer to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran says that top leaders of some insurgent groups of the Northeast have a nexus with neighbouring countries like China and Myanmar. According to government sources, while Chinese intelligence agencies liase with insurgent leaders, the Chinese government may actually be in the dark. The involvement of China and Myanmar with Northeast insurgents has been put on record following fresh reports of meetings between Chinese intelligence agencies and top leaders of the Manipur-based People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and United National Liberation Front (UNLF).
  • August 25: Dilip Nunisa, chairman of the DHD, says that the Centre has referred the outfit to the state government to get its issues resolved. The Nunisa-led team of DHD had talks with interlocutor P.C. Haldar in New Delhi on August 20 and had met joint secretary Shambhu Singh on August 23. The Centre, however, ruled out the demand of DHD of a separate state.
  • August 27: The signing of the formal ceasefire agreement with the pro-talk faction of the ULFA is scheduled to be held on September 3 in New Delhi. According to Home Ministry sources, the ULFA leaders have been invited for tripartite talks to New Delhi. The finalization of the ground rules would see signing of the formal suspension of operation with the outfit.
  • August 27: An ULFA linkman is arrested when he illegally entered from Bangladesh after crossing over the border at Gopinathkilla in Meghalaya.
  • August 28: The Paresh Barua faction of the ULFA claims through an e-mail that it had killed two Army jawans and injured many others near the Daisa Army camp at Doomdooma on August 26.
  • August 28: According to highly placed sources, security forces will neither lower guard nor suspend operations against the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB despite the outfit declaring an indefinite unilateral ceasefire from August 1, 2011. The source also informed that before sitting for talks with the government, the outfit will have to show its sincerity by giving up the path of violence, place its demand within the framework of the constitution and sort out its differences with the pro-talk faction of the NDFB.
  • August 29: Sessions court in Guwahati frames charges against 14 accused in the October 30, 2008 serial blasts, including NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary.
  • August 30: The All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) declares unilateral ceasefire with effect from September 1, 2011.
  • August 31: According to highly placed official sources in New Delhi, the Maoist rebel groups have started eyeing the Northeast region yet again after managing to regain their bases in Jangalmahal area of West Bengal and senior Maoist leader Kishenji has already made efforts to establish links with the anti-talk faction of the ULFA. Sources said that according to information available, some "modules" of the Maoist groups have started working in the Northeast region, particularly in Assam.
  • August 31: The hard line faction of the ULFA, headed by Paresh Baruah, opposes the proposed government move to exchange land between India and Bangladesh to resolve the boundary dispute between the two countries.
  • September 1: The pro-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) sends a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, through the Deputy Commissioners of Chirang and Bongaigaon districts after staging a sit-in demonstration at Kajalgaon stadium field in Kokrajhar district. The memorandum stated various issues concerning Bodoland.
  • September 1: An ULFA team comprising its ‘foreign secretary’ Sasadhar Choudhury, ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ Raju Baruah and ‘finance secretary’ Chitraban Hazarika leaves for New Delhi to hold the second round of talks with the Centre.
  • September 1: Two cinnamon businessmen are shot dead by suspected militants at Chir Engti village under Samelangso police station in Karbi Anglong district. The police suspect involvement of the Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) in the carnage.
  • September 3: A tripartite agreement for suspension of operations (SoO) is signed between the central government, Assam government and the ULFA in New Delhi. The Government of India was represented by the Joint Secretary (North-East), Ministry of Home Affairs, Shambhu Singh, while Government of Assam was represented by the Home Commissioner Jishnu Barua and Addl. Director General of Police Khagen Sharma. ULFA was represented by Shashadhar Chaudhuri, Chitraban Hazarika and Raju Barua. The period for ceasefire has not been specified and the SoO would continue. ULFA has agreed to confine their cadres to the designated camps but they requested the Centre to re-christen them as ‘Naba Nirman Kendras’. The ground rules also talk about banning on collection of taxes and extortion.
  • September 3: Talks with Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) remains inconclusive, as the Centre failed to break the logjam over the militant outfit’s demand for a separate State. The talks centered on the charter of demands submitted by the KLNLF, which includes the demand of creation of a separate State. Though the militant outfit expressed its willingness to support creation of an autonomous State, the Centre offered an autonomous council.
  • September 3: Security forces arrest one cadre of Manipur-based militant outfit PLA in Guwahati.
  • September 4: According to intelligence sources, ULFA’s Paresh Barua faction has recently received a huge cache of arms from China and there are serious apprehensions in the intelligence and security establishments that the outfit may sell these weapons to the Maoists.
  • September 4: Security forces arrest one cadre of Manipur-based militant outfit PLA from Birubari area in Guwahati.
  • September 5: One cadre of the ant-talk faction of the ULF is apprehended in a joint operation by 8 Garhwal Rifles and Kakopathar police at Dirak in the area of Hunjan gate in Tinsukia district.
  • September 7: In an email sent to media houses, the anti-talk faction of the ULFA claimed that Myanmar security forces, with the assistance of Indian security forces, attacked the camps where its cadres and other ‘friendly rebel groups’ of the Northeast were taking shelter.
  • September 8: In a press release, the anti-talk faction of the ULFA says that the Government of India paid substantial amounts of money to the neighbouring countries to launch attack on the ULFA’s bases. The release said that the Government of India gave financial assistance of Rs 20,000 crore to Myanmar along with weapons to take action against the “revolutionary groups”. The Government of India also promised Rs 100 crore more if Paresh Baruah can be killed within September, the ULFA alleged.
  • September 8: The Myanmar Army has launched an operation in the Taga area where most of the militant groups of Northeast including the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)’s anti talk faction have their bases.
  • September 9: The commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of the ULFA, Paresh Barua is said to have been injured during an attack on one of the ULFA camps in Myanmar by the Myanmarese security forces.
  • September 10: Ten militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB surrenders along with arms and ammunitions at Sonitpur.
  • September 11: Media reports that commander-in-chief of the ULFA, Paresh Baruah was injured in a military offensive by the Myanmarese junta have been denied by the Indian intelligence agencies.
  • September 12: NSCN-Khaplang faction says that anti-talk ULFA commander-in-chief, Paresh Barua is in Yunnan province of China and not in Myanmar, as it was said in some media reports.
  • September 12: The Karbi militant outfit, United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), is likely to sign an agreement with the Centre at the Karbi Anglong district headquarters of Diphu this month.
  • September 14: An 18 member ULFA team led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa made a courtesy visit to GPRN/NSCN camp near Dimapur and met the top leaders of the Naga outfit as a gesture towards building better understanding between the people of the two neighbouring state. The ULFA team expressed solidarity to the Naga people for exhibiting great courage in undertaking the Naga re-conciliation process, a joint statement issued by the two organisations said after the meeting at Khehoi camp of NSCN led by Khole Konyak and N Kitovi Zhimomi.
  • September 15: The Paresh Barua faction of the ULFA has recruited 105 new cadres from various parts of Assam and they are undergoing training in Myanmar since July 2011. This was disclosed by an anti-talk ULFA cadre who joined the pro-talk faction of the outfit on September 3.
  • September 16: Two cadres of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur are arrested by the security forces from Six mile and Lachit nagar areas of Guwahati.
  • September 17: A patrolling party of the Border Security Force (BSF) arrests two ULFA militants along with four linkmen near Kachuadogari in West Garo Hills in Meghalaya when they were trying to sneak into India from Bangladesh.
  • September 23: Dimasa militant outfit, Dima Halam Daogah, decides to climb down from its demand for an autonomous state and settle for a territorial council instead. This was informed by DHD chief Dilip Nunisa, who also said that the outfit is preparing its design for the proposed territorial council that it wishes to present at the final round of talks in New Delhi by the second week of October.
  • September 25: According to media reports, quoting intelligence sources, the anti-talk ULFA chief Paresh Baruah invested millions of US dollars in several Bangladeshi companies having interests in real estate, shipping, textile, power and medical care. In a classified report, security agencies also said he receives USD 1.5 million every quarter as remittances from these businesses and an additional USD 5,00,000 every quarter through Western Money changer from other sources.
  • September 25: Police and CRPF jawans arrests two AANLA cadres in a joint operation from Japaubari village under Bishwanath Chariali police station.
  • September 25: Two NDFB cadres are caught by members of the public when they came to extort money from one person of Barsimuhuguri village in Barama.
  • September 25: One ULFA cadre and a linkman is arrested by Sivasagar police from Mathurapur area of Sivasagar district and recovered two high power explosive devices from their possession.
  • September 29: The Guwahati city police arrests two PLA cadres of Manipur from the Dispur area of the city and recovers a hand grenade from their possession.
  • October 7: One ULFA cadre is arrested from Jalukbari in Guwahati where he had gone to deliver an extortion note.
  • October 8: One AANLA cadre is apprehended by the 315 Field Regiment at Tankibasti in Udalguri district.
  • October 9: One Rabha Viper Army (RVA) cadre is arrested by security forces from Goalpara district.
  • October 13: Centre holds discussion with DHD (N) faction on the charter of demands submitted by the outfit. The meeting was chaired by Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh.
  • October 13: Senior Dimasa militant leader James Dimasa, leader of DHD (James faction), is gunned down by suspected militants at Haflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • October 13: Unknown miscreant burn down several houses in Jebra village in Haflong in Dima Hasao district. The village is inhabited by people of Dimasa community.
  • October 14: The Centre refuses general amnesty to Jewel Garlosa and Niranjan Hojai of DHD-J. Centre also asked the Nunisa and Jewel faction of the DHD to sort out their differences.
  • October 15: In a statement, the ant-talk faction of the ULFA says that if the ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa signs any accord with the Government of India by going against the principles of the outfit, they would not accept the same.
  • October 15: A huge cache of explosives are recovered by 44 Assam Rifles at 10th mile on Balipara-Tawang road in Sonitpur district. The recovered explosives include 10 Kg of RDX, 200 grams gunpowder, 500 grams other explosives, 45 detonators, 14 fuses and 18 metre wire.
  • October 16: Miscreants burn down at least 16 houses of Gaijen village under Haflong police station and killed one person besides injuring three other persons of the village. Hill Tiger Force (HTF), a local militant outfit, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • October 16: One ULFA cadre is apprehended by the personnel of 8 Maratha Light Infantry and Gohpur police from Tetonpukhuri village under Gohpur police station.
  • October 19: In a joint operation by CRPF and Guwahati City police, a cache of sophisticated arms and ammunition are recovered near Sonapur area in Kamrup district from a Tata Sumo coming from Karbi Anglong towards Guwahati. Three persons have been arrested in this connection.
  • October 20: According to the police, members of NSCN-IM are directly involved in the recent clashes in Dima Hasao district. Police also said that the NSCN-IM helped the formation of newly created militant outfit, Hill Tiger Force (HTF) and also provided them with weapons and training.
  • October 20: One top leader of the ULFA, Akash Thapa alias Sarango Patowary is apprehended by the BSF at Berangpara on the Indo-Bangladesh border.
  • October 20: Three ULFA cadres are apprehended by the BSF near Chandaboi while they were entering India illegally from Bangladesh.
  • October 21: The proposed signing of the accord between UPDS and the Centre hits a wall, with the Centre declining to set up a neutral interim administration after dismantling the existing autonomous council, as is demanded by UPDS.
  • October 23: Police recovers two consignments of arms and ammunitions and arrests six persons including a Bodoland People’s Progressive Front (BPPF) woman leader, in this connection. The first haul was made in the Bagori area of Kaziranga National Park while the other consignment was seized on the Kaliabhomora Bridge in Tezpur in Sonitpur district. The arms were allegedly meant for the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB.
  • October 23: Two NDFB and one MULTA cadre are arrested in a joint operation by the Army and police from I Love You bazaar under Serfanguri police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 23: One AANLA and one NDFB cadre are apprehended by the Army from Santipur under Harisinga police station in Udalguri district.
  • October 25: Formal round of political dialogue between ULFA and the government takes place in New Delhi. Tripartite talks were held between ULFA, the central government and the government of Assam on the basis of the charter of demands submitted by the outfit. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary RK Singh. After the talks, the Home Ministry in a formal communication stated that the Government of India representative has been requested to hold meetings with the Chief Secretary, Assam and ULFA leaders on their demands regularly. ULFA leaders told that this round of talk was limited on fixing the agenda for the political dialogue with the Government of India.
  • October 25: One NDFB cadre is arrested by the Government Railway Police from the Dn Kamrup Express in Guwahati Railway station.
  • October 25: One cadre of the anti-talk ULFA faction surrenders at the headquarters of 25 Sector Assam Rifles at Lekhapani in Tinsukia district.
  • October 26: Two Rabha Viper Army (RVA) cadres are apprehended by the security forces from Borjuli village under Agia police station in Goalpara district.
  • October 28: Three Karbi Peopl’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) cadres are apprehended by state police and 3rd Jammu and Kashmir Rifles from three separate places in Karbi Anglong district.
  • October 31: Governor of Assam, J.B. Patnaik says during the Governor’s Conference convened by the President in New Delhi on October 29-30, that there is a nexus between the Paresh Barua faction of the ULFA and the Naxals and there is a possibility that the Paresh Barua group may help the Naxals with weapons.
  • October 31: During the Governor’s Conference convened by the President in New Delhi on October 29-30, it was reported that the Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA have acquired a large number of sophisticated weapons like T-81, Heckler and Kolts, Chinese bottle grenades and RCIED. The report also said that Paresh Baruah has set up his camp at a place called Tagugumsa on China-Myanmar Border in Yunan Province. The Ranjan Daimary group of NDFB has set up their hideouts in Myanmar in collusion with NSCN(K) and some Meitei militant groups. NDFB (Ranjan) has also developed considerable clout across the entire State borders along Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. The Governors Conference was reported to have discussed these new developments. It was also reported that there have been hectic efforts on the part of the Adivasi leadership of all the outfits like Birsa Commando Force, Adivasi Cobra, Santhal Tiger Force and Adivasi People’s Army to unite into one platform to counter Bodo unification drives undertaken under the auspices of Bodo National Convention. One Karbi extremist group based in Nongpoh, Meghalaya is spreading wings in the name of United Karbi Peoples’ Front.
  • October 31: Paresh Barua, commander-in-chief of the anti-talk faction of the ULFA, says in statement that any discussion with the Government without sovereignty as the core issue would not solve any problem.
  • October 31: UPDS holds a round of discussion with Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh and interlocutor P.C. Haldar in New Delhi. After the meeting, UPDS chief, Haren Singh Bey says that their demands have been met and they are now ready to sign the peace accord.
  • October 31: Two ULFA cadres are apprehended in a joint search operation by the Army and the police in Goalpara district.
  • November 1: The hard line faction of the ULFA headed by Paresh Baruah has threatened to target political leaders and others who have been working against the interests of the people of Assam. In a statement released to the media, ULFA called upon the people of Assam to maintain distance from the security forces, vehicles and residences of the forces, members of colonial political parties who have been creating division among the greater Assamese society, corrupt persons, black marketers and the companies from outside who have been looting Assam for years as those can be possible targets of the ULFA.
  • November 2: Two NDFB cadres are arrested by Udalguri police and Assam Rifles personnel from Rowta Chariali in Udalguri district.
  • November 3: The security forces of Bangladesh start raiding the places used as hideouts by the leaders and cadres of ULFA looking for weapons.
  • November 4: NDFB Ranjan Daimay faction’s ‘education secretary' B. Naijab states that the peace talk between the NDFB and the Government could not be accelerated without the release of NDFB leader Ranjan Daimari.
  • November 4: Kuki Liberation Organization / Kuki Liberation Army (KLO/KLA) declares unilateral ceasefire within Assam.
  • November 5: Suspected ULFA militants kill a businessman at Bamunbari in Dibrugarh district.
  • November 8: Security forces recover three IEDs on railway tracks between Mahur and Paiding stations in Dima Hasao district. Hill Tiger Force (HTF) claims responsibility for planting the bombs.
  • November 9: One KPLT militant is killed in an encounter in Mohen Egti village of Shinghason hill track in Karbi Anglong district.
  • November 11: Police arrests one anti-talk ULFA cadre from Lachit Nagar area in Guwahati.
  • November 12: Highly-placed sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs say that the Indian government has received concrete evidence of presence of Paresh Barua, commander-in-chief of ULFA, in the Yunan province of China.
  • November 13: Haflong police and Army arrests nine members of Hill Tiger’s Force (HTF) including its commander-in-chief Benjamin Jate and finance secretary Zazoulien Khawbung along with a huge quantity of arms, ammunition and explosive materials in Arda village, 36 km from Haflong in Dima Hasao district.
  • November 13: Guwahati Police arrest an ULFA cadre from Sijubari in Haigarh area of Guwahati.
  • November 13: Army seizes a huge cache of ammunition from the possession of a linkman of ULFA and NSCN (IM) near Joypur under Naharkatiya police station in Dibrugarh district.
  • November 14: Two militants of the Manipur-based militant group People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are arrested from Lokhra area under Garchuk police station in Guwahati.
  • November 15: A joint team of Army and police apprehends a cadre of he Ranjan Daimary faction of NDFB from Saragaon village under Serfanguri police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 15: CRPF arrests three cadres of Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT), including its ‘foreign secretary’ from Morigaon.
  • November 16: Police recovers five bottle grenades from the backyard of a resident of Laguabari village under Demow police station in Sivsagar district.
  • November 16: One KPLT militant is arrested by police from Diphu in Karbi Anglong district.
  • November 16: One cadre of NDFB Ranjan Daimary faction surrenders in front of Udalguri DC.
  • November 17: A joint team of Arunachal Pradesh police and troops of the 26 Maratha Regiment shoot dead three ULFA cadres in an encounter in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohit district near Namsai along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
  • November 18: Three PLA cadres are arrested by Guwahati city police from Dispur in Guwahati.
  • November 19: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that the Assam government would oppose any arrangements that could undermine the state’s interests and that the Centre would take Assam into confidence before any move to create a supra- state body for Nagas.
  • November 20: The Paresh Barua faction of the ULFA announces that a new 16-member Central committee of the outfit would be formed soon. The new body would not have an executive body but a three member permanent committee and there is possibility of expanding the same committee in a later date. The faction has decided to appoint three prominent persons, who support the demand for sovereignty of Assam, as political advisers. The faction also announces that if the ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa or any other leader returns to the outfit, due honour would be given to them.
  • November 20: Police arrests two ULFA linkman and recovers 15 kg of explosives from Luthurashan village under Sonari police station in Sivasagar district.
  • November 21: The pro-talk faction of the ULFA terms the decision to form a new central committee of ULFA by the Paresh Barua faction as ‘unconstitutional’.
  • November 21: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that the Karbi Anglong-based insurgent outfit UPDS would sign a peace pact with the Centre on November 25.
  • November 21: Two ULFA militants are killed in an IED blast when they tried to plant the bomb in the railway track in between Bhojo and Longpotia railway stations under Sonari police station within Tinsukia Railway Division.
  • November 22: A KPLT cadre is killed and two arrested in an encounter with a joint team of security forces at Kro village of Gabar hill near Anjukpani under Dokmoka police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • November 22: The Centre formally confirms that several insurgent outfits of Northeast including ULFA, NDFB and both factions of NSCN have camps in Sagaing province, Chin and Kachin state of Myanmar.
  • November 23: The anti-talk faction of the ULFA announces its new 16 member central committee headed by Dr Abhijit Barman, who will be the acting chairman, while, the commander in chief Paresh Baruah will also be the acting vice chairman of the outfit. Paresh Baruah has got the additional responsibility and his rank in the outfit has been upgraded from "colonel" to "Major General". The new committee was formed in the mobile military headquarter of the outfit. As per the list, senior ULFA member Jiban Moran will be the assistant general secretary and acting finance secretary while, Drishti Rajkhowa and Bijoy Das will be the deputy commander in chief. Michael Deka Phukan and Partha Gogoi will be the assistant finance secretaries, while, Montu Saikia, Nayan Medhi, Salim and Azhar Ali will be the assistant organizing secretaries. Samiran Bhuyan, Sagar Topno and Jyotirmoy Bharali would be the assistant cultural secretaries and Arunodoi Dohotiya will be the assistant publicity secretary. Dr Pranmoy Asom will be the assistant foreign secretary of the outfit.
  • November 23: Pro-talk faction of the ULFA described the move of the anti-talk faction of ULFA to from a new central committee as unconstitutional, as it went against the outfit’s basic tenets. It said that Paresh Barua cannot nominate a new committee without approval by ULFA’s general council and nor can he effect any changes in the ranks of the organization.
  • November 23: Two linkmen of Manipur-based militant outfit PLA are arrested in Guwahati.
  • November 25: Karbi insurgent outfit United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) signs peace accord with the Centre and Assam Government, paving the way for restoration of peace in the troubled hill district. The Centre declared a package worth over Rs 2000 crore, while the new set-up would be rechristened as ‘Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council’ (KAATC).
  • November 25: Three AANLA cadres surrender to 8 Garhwal Rifles of the Army at Rupai Army Camp in Sibasagar district. The cadres handed over three 7.65mm pistols along with seven 7.65mm rounds.
  • November 25: Police recover a body, suspected to be of the abducted student Ahrar Ahmed alias Naz (19), from Monosangan village under Bhanga block in Karimganj district. Unidentified militants abducted Naz on November 19.
  • November 25: Security Forces arrest one ULFA militant, identified as Phatik Hatimota, one of those convicted in the killing of Sanjoy Ghose, from Salmora area of Majuli in Jorhat district.
  • November 25: Security Forces arrest a suspected ULFA militant, Kumud Das alias Ron Hazarika, from Nalbari district.
  • November 25: HTF elects N Gamlien Hmar as 'Commander-in-Chief' and Nicky as 'Finance Secretary' as replacement for the arrested Commander-in chief and Finance Secretary.
  • November 25: Security Forces arrest four members of a newly floated militant outfit, Assam Tribal Commando, from North Lakhimpur district when they came to collect extortion money from a local businessman. Arrested militants include the 'commander-in-chief' of the outfit identified as Pinku Daimary and three other cadres.
  • November 26: Security Forces recover arms and ammunition following an encounter with Anti-Talks Faction of ULFA-ATF militants in the forests between Madhupur and Medela in Dibrugarh district.
  • November 27: Three militants of ULFA-ATF, identified as 'corporal' Bhadiya Bhumij alias Bidea Gowala, 'corporal' Tankeswar Moran and 'corporal' Rocky Bordoloi, alias Bidul Sonowal, surrender at Laipuli in Tinsukia district.
  • November 29: C-in-C of DHD(J) Niranjan Hojai is picked up by police after he allegedly assaulted an employee of the Directorate of Agriculture in Guwahati.
  • December 1: A delegation of the United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) meets Governor JB Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan and requests him to hold the elections to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council as soon as possible. The UPDS delegation told the Governor that the members of the militant outfit would formally lay down arms soon to come over ground. They also informed the Governor that members of the outfit would join the political process after formally coming over ground and contest in the elections to the Territorial Council.
  • December 2: Refuting the claim by the anti-talk faction of the ULFA that an explosion triggered by it led to the fire, the Dibrugarh district administration states in a statement, after an inquiry into the incident of fire broke out in the oil tanker, said that the taker caught fire while unloading the crude oil due to sparks. “It is not an act of sabotage and there is no casualty,” the statement read.
  • December 11: Three ULFA militants of the 28th battalion are arrested by the police from Baihata Chariali.
  • December 14: 568 UPDS militants, including 22 women cadres, lay down arms before the Government in Karbi Anglong district. The rebels handed over an assortment of sophisticated weapons.
  • December 18: Home Ministry’s Jt Sec for the Northeast Sambhu Singh says that “Talks are not progressing satisfactorily with the DHD (Nunisa) factiondue to dilly dallying on their part. On the other hand there is a considerable progress in the DHD (Jewel Garlossa) factionon all issues. If the Nunisa group continues to adopt the delaying tactics, we will go ahead and finalize the accord with the other faction in January 2012”.
  • December 22: A new outfit is reportedly floated, christened as thr National Dimasa’s Protection Army (NDPA) in Dima Hasao district. The outfit has vowed to wage an “armed struggle for an “autonomous state”. NDPA’s self-styled commander-in-chief Sumit Dimasa stated, “We promise to continue the armed struggle until we get an autonomous state because in the district of Dima Hasao, the people are not safe or satisfied". According to security agencies, the outfit comprises not more that 15 cadres, mostly based in Dimapur.
  • Decemmer 28: Chif Minister Tarun Gogoi says to the media that “The Krishak Muki Sangram Samiti (KMSS) is being helped by Maoists and the entire anti-dam movement is being orchestrated by the ULFA and the Maoists”.
  • December 28: 100 Moran youths gathered in a remote foothill village along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border to float an armed outfit in a bid to realize their demand for ST status to the community.
  • December 31: Police arrest two ANLA cadres, Anuj Ghatowar and Sanjas Kheria of Udalguri district from Borgang division of Rangagarh tea estate under Borgang PS.

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