INCIDENTS

2009

ULFA

  • January 1: Suspected ULFA militants trigger serial blasts in three different areas of the city, claiming five lives, including a minor, besides leaving over 50 others injured. Of the five dead, two are identified as Amal Das (45) and Kohil Sheikh (7). The first blast goes off around 2:25 pm in city’s Birubari area followed by high-intensity explosions in city’s Bhootnath (5:25 pm) and Bhangagarh (5:40 pm) (Near Munni Market) areas.
  • January 2: City police release the photograph of Pranjal Deka alias Biju Saraniya alias Bhambhal (20), the dreaded cadre of ULFA’s 709 battalion, who according to security agencies, masterminded all the three blasts in Guwahati on January 1.
  • January 4: Police arrest ULFA cadre Sanjeeb Talukdar (20), who supplied the explosives used for triggering all the three blasts in Guwahati.
  • January 5: Security Forces (SFs) arrest a woman cadre of the '28th battalion' of the ULFA, identified as 'sergeant major' Mridula Kachari alias Trishna, at Sonari in the Sivsagar District after a brief encounter.
  • January 9: Three persons die and another six are injured, one of them critically when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded around 6.30 pm near the NF Railways headquarters at Maligaon. Police suspect the hand of the proscribed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) behind the blast.
  • January 9: Assam Police nab hardcore Myanmar-trained ULFA cadre Mridul Baishya from Hajo and recover incriminating documents from his possession, besides two cell phones and a diary.
  • January 10: A hardcore cadre of the banned ULFA is killed during an encounter near Kalipur area under Jalukbari police station, while four hardcore cadres of the outfit are arrested from two different areas under Kamrup district in the last 24 hours.
  • January 13: In an encounter with SFs, a ULFA militant, identified as Tapan Das, is killed at Geetanagar locality of Guwahati city. The slain militant was involved in the abduction and subsequent killing of FCI executive P.C. Ram in July 2007.
  • January 18: In two separate operations by the Police and the Army, four ULFA cadres are killed at Khoya village in the Kamrup (Rural) District.
  • Jan 20: Army’s 316 Field Regiment and Sivasagar police apprehend an ULFA cadre self-styled Corporal Dipen Buragohain alias Bubu Gogoi from Raghubari village near Singhaduar in Sivasagar district.
  • January 21: Uday Bharali, an ULFA militant, escapes from the Sadiya designated camp of Tinsukia District with an AK-56 rifle.
  • January 23: Six members of the pro-talk ULFA faction are expelled from the organization for allegedly leaking information to police. The cadres have been residing in designated camps at Kakopathar in Tinsukia district.
  • January 25: Eight NDFB militants and two ULFA cadres surrender before the Superintendent of Police of Golaghat District. The ULFA militants are 'sergeant major' Pritam Doley alias Mickel Singh and cadre Polash Jyoti Baruah. The eight NDFB militants are Ajoy Khaklari, Sanjoy Boro, Pabitra Basumatary, Nayan Basumatary, Parimal Khaklari, Arabinda Daimary, Sanjeev Khaklari and Binanda Khaklari.
  • January 29: Two police personnel and one ULFA militant are killed in an encounter in Sivasagar district. The encounter takes place in Bengenabari area under Sonari police station. ASI Bhim Prasad Upadhaya and constable Debojit Borgohain are killed on the spot.
  • February 3: A five-member delegation of pro-talk ULFA militants belonging to the 28th Battalion of ULFA led by Mrinal Hazarika arrive in New Delhi to hold discussions with Govt of India.
  • February 5: Security Forces kill an unidentified ULFA militant at Polokhata under Barama Police Station in the Baksa District.
  • February 5: One ULFA cadre, identified as Jintu Borah, is nabbed by Basistha Police from the Bhangagarh area of Guwahati city.
  • February 6: Security Forces kill one ULFA militant during an encounter at Nasatra under Sarthebari Police Station in the Barpeta District.
  • February 17: Suspected ULFA militants kill a surrendered ULFA cadre, identified as Rajesh Das, in the Guromari Pathar area of Barpeta District.
  • February 19: Army personnel nab a suspected ULFA militant, identified as Indrajeet Roy, from Koimari village under Golokganj Police Station in Dhubri District.
  • February 22: A combined group of suspected ULFA and KLO militants abduct a jute trader, identified as Kartick Sen, from his residence at Bogribari Bazaar area in the Dhubri District.
  • February 23: Manab Handique alias Dambaru Bora, a self styled ‘corporal’ of ‘28th Battalion’ of the ULFA, is arrested by Police personnel at Padumoni area of Golaghat District.
  • February 28: Police arrest an ULFA member belonging to the outfit’s709 battalion from Jalukbari area.
  • March 2: City Police arrests an ULFA militant, identified as Navajit Das alias Himangshu Roy, from Garchuk area.
  • March 5: Indian Army gun down one ULFA cadre in an encounter at Lakhriguri village in Chirang district under BTAD. The deceased is identified as Anupam Gogoi, a self style Lt. of 709 ULFA. 
  • March 7: Army and police in Charaideo subdivision kill one hardcore ULFA cadre ‘Sgt Major’ Lolit Bora alias Ajit Gogoi alias Ajala Kokai in an operation near Balijan Grant near Sonari.  
  • March 13: An ULFA cadre Utpal Barman is arrested from city’s Noonmati area by City Police. 
  • March 17: One ULFA cadre is killed in a gun battle with security personnel at north Kalitapara a border village along Kamrup and Darrang districts under Sipajhar police station. He is identified as Ganesh Sarma. 
  • March 31: Suspected ULFA militants trigger an IED explosion killing one and injuring seventeen others, two of them seriously, in Jyotikuchi area under Garchuk PS in Guwahati around 5.40 pm.   
  • April 3: Police arrest two ULFA cadres in connection with March 31 blast at the city from Basistha and Noonmati area. The arrested are identified as Ramesh Thakuria (22) and Kamal Nayan Talukdar alias Baba (27).  
  • April 6: ULFA triggers five blasts in different places in Assam killing 10 and injuring 60 people. The first blast takes place in Diphu in Karbi Anglong District where there is no casualty. In the next two back-to-back IED explosions, 8 people are killed and 56 are injured in Maligaon area of Guwahati and 1 killed and 4 injured in Dhekijuli in Sonitpur district. The blast inside the Mankachar Police Station campus in Dhubri district kills 1 and injures 1. The grenade hurled in Garobasti in Udalguri district did not explode.  
  • April 7: Hardcore ULFA militant Nakul Roy is killed by security forces in Kokrajhar district. He was wanted for his involvement in October 30 serial blasts in Assam.
  • April 7: One ULFA militant Parimal Barman and six of its linkmen are arrested in Paglaghat under Tamarhat PS in Dbhubri district. They are arrested in connection with April 6 explosion in Mankachar.  
  • April 8: Troops of 65 Field Regiment of Red Horns Division of Army, operating in Darrang district, kill Suman Rabha, a hardcore ULFA militant in Bhuyankhat village under Kalaigaon in Udalguri district.
  • April 8: Mukunda Rajbanshi, a top ULFA militant and one of the prime suspects in April 6 Mailigaon blast, is taken into custody by Assam police from Baska. 
  • April 9: Jadav Bora, an ULFA cadre, is nabbed by Dhemaji police from Amlaki Pait gaon near Budhbaria Bazar in Dimow under Jonai PS in Dhemaji.  
  • April 10: The ULFA militant killed in Bhyakhat on April 8 is identified as self styled Sergeant Major Paresh Das alias Champak Deka alias Javed, the personal security officer of th dreaded Ulfa leader Akash Thapa.  
  • April 11: ULFA cadre Kishore Deka is arrested at Pasighat. 
  • April 18: 21 Jat Regiment arrest four suspected ULFA linkmen with IED from Koimari and Bidyadabri village of Dhubri district.  
  • April 20: A top Bangladeshi intelligence officer is arrested in connection with seizures of 10 truck loads of weapons, believed to be detained for ULFA militants in Assam.   
  • April 21: Three ULFA linkmen – Kandarpa Das, Sanjoy Thakuria and Gautam Thakuria – are arrested by the police in connection with the March 30 Maligaon blast which claimed 8 lives and injured many others. 
  • April 22: Self-styles ULFA surgeant major Sobil Borgohain is arrested by a joint police and Army team from Dibrugarh constituency.  
  • April 24: Two ULFA cadres of 28th Battalion are arrested from Bihpuria in North Lakhimpur district in charges of extortion. The arrested are under in custody of Arunachal police.  
  • April 26: A Tribunal in Shillong conducts exparte hearing on the extension of the ban on the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). So far no one has represented the ULFA to defend its case in the Tribunal.  
  • April 27: Troops of 11 Maratha Light Infantry of Red Horns Division arrest 2 ULFA cadres at Debergaon under Serfanguri PS in Kokrajhar district.
  • April 27: A Pro-talk ULFA militant Hitesh Rabha belonging to ULFA’s 709 battalion is gunned down by ULFA militants in front of his residence at Khardang village under Krishnai PS in Goalpara district.  
  • April 28: Two ULFA militants are gunned down in an encounter with security personnel at Sripurdeor Haribanga under Mushalpur PS in Baksa district.  
  • May 3: One unidentified ULFA cadre is shot dead by police after a half-an-hour encounter with three militants at Biyakaroagaon Kachamari under Merapani PS.
  • May 3: A hardcore ULFA militant is thrashed by an irate public at Madhupur village under Belsor police station in Nalbari district when he comes to a residence to collect extortion money as demanded earlier. 
  • May 7: Two ULFA cadres are killed in an encounter with Sivasagar police and army near Bengenabari under Sonari PS.
  • May 7: Anup Deka, an ULFA militant of 709 battalion, is arrested by police from Ganeshpara area of Guwahati. The convict is suspected to be involved in several subversive activities including the blast at Jyotikuchi. 
  • May 9: Both the ULFA cadres killed in an encounter on May 7 at Bengenabari under Sonari PS are identified as Jintu Changmai alias Pranjal alias Master of Changmai gaon, Borhat and Lington Ingti of Rangsonia Japihajia gaon in Lakhipathar area under Tinsukia district. 
  • May 11: One ULFA cadre is killed in a gunbattle with police at Solmari under Baihata Chariali police station. Police suspects the deceased was an active cadre of 27 no. Battalion of banned ULFA. 
  • May 15:  The Red Horns Army operating in Mangaldai apprehends an ULFA cadre, self-styled Sergeant Major Achyut Sarma alias Deepak Deka alias Noor from village Hazarikapara under Sipajhar police station in Darrang district.  
  • May 22: Three ULFA cadres are arrested by Sivasagar Police near Gammon bridge in the Sivasagar bye-pass in charge of extortion.  
  • May 31: Two ULFA cadres and one PLA cadre are arrested by the police in Baihata chariali. Police recovers a huge quantity of explosives from their possession.
  • May 31: Ex-chief of Bangladesh’s National Security Intelligence (NSI), retired Brigadier General Abdur Rahim and another official tells interrogators and court that Dubai-based ARY business group and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were involved in the sensational 2004 case of arms smuggling to ULFA militants in Asom from Bangladesh. According to statements of Rahim and ex-NSI director retired Wing Commander Shahabuddin Ahmed, ARY group and Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka financed the consignment of weapons destined to ULFA hideouts in Asom with ISI assistance, the Daily Star said quoting unnamed officials. The seized weapons, including over 27,000 grenades, 150 rocket launchers, over 11 lakh ammunition and 1,100 sub-machine guns, were seized by security agencies in April 2004. 
  • June 1: The commander-in chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Paresh Baruah leaves Bangladesh following the Government crackdown and he is now believed to be in the Yunan province of China, according to highly-placed security sources. On the basis of the confessions of the arrested former officials of Bangladesh, a case has been registered against the ULFA C-in-C and the security forces of Bangladesh were on the look out for him. Baruah’s family members are still in Bangladesh.  
  • June 3: Two cadres of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are killed in an encounter with the Army in Karbi Anglong. The Army laid ambushes in two places in the Chayabhatagaon area of East Karbi Anglong and a group of militants walked into the trap.
  • June 3: Two cadres of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) are killed in an encounter with the Army in Karbi Anglong.
  • June 11: A top ULFA militant and his assistant are killed in a joint operation by West Garo Hills police and army personnel from the 3rd Sikh Regiment near Aidoba area.
  • June 13: One ULFA militant, Babul Gogoi alias Dodo Gogoi, is gunned down by the Army at Jonai in Dhemaji district.
  • June 13: The Bangladesh Police arrest three ULFA militants and four other members of the fundamentalist JMB. Two of the three have been identified as identified as S Medhi alias Lebo, a self-style captain and body guard of Paresh Baruah, and T Gogoi. Lebo, who joined the ULFA in 1992, hails from Belsor in Nalbati. The exact identity of the third ULFA cadre, identified as S Alam alias Paresh, could not be ascertained. S Alam alias Paresh had been arrested for his alleged involvement in trafficking a huge consignment of arms from Chittagong in 2004.
  • June 15: In a joint operation with Assam Police, troops of 26 Maratha Light Infantry apprehand an ULFA cadre and a linkman from Telikhola Majgaon in Sadiya. The two apprehended youths are identified as Biman Gogoi and Hemchandra Gogoi, respectively.
  • June 18: A joint team of army and police gun down one ULFA militant Dababil under Sidli police station in Chirang district.
  • June 21: Two ULFA militants are killed during a joint operation by army and police near Dijuvalley tea estate in Nagaon district.
  • June 21: One ULFA militant is killed in a joint operation by CRPF and police at Sagarkuchi village in Khatikuchi under Ghograpar PS.
  • June 24: One ULFA activist is arrested in a joint operation by the CRPF and the Guwahati city police.
  • June 25: One ULFA militant is killed by the police near Sukurbaria Bazar under Rani PS in Kamrup district.
  • June 27: An ULFA linkman is arrested from Aidoba village under Mankachar police station of Dhubri district.
  • June 28: One ULFA cadre is arrested by BSF in Halchati in West Garo hills while he was trying to cross over to India from Bangladesh.
  • June 28: One ULFA cadre is arrested by Army Dah Division’s 316 Field Regiment in an operation at Dikhoumukh area.
  • June 29: One ULFA militant is arrested by a joint team of the army and Sivasagar police from Geleky Lahon village in Sivasagar district.
  • July 5: The Army arrest “Sergeant Major” Bohagi Barua of ULFA from Suffry in Sivasagar district.
  • July 6: One ULFA cadre is killed in an encounter with police in Amsoi under Raha police station in Nagaon district.
  • July 9: Two ULFA militants are killed in an encounter with security forces at Na Satra village in Barpeta.
  • July 9: One ULFA cadre is arrested in Ganeshguri in Guwahati by city police officials.
  • July 10: Two suspected ULFA cadres are killed in an encounter in Nasatra village in Barpeta district.
  • July 10: One ULFA militant is arrested by a joint team of Army’s Dah Division and North Lakhimpur police at Simalguri under Bihpuria police station.
  • July 10: One ULFA linkman is arrested by police from Tripura road area in Beltola in Guwahati.
  • July 14: One ULFA linkman is arrested by BSF along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya.• July 19: One ULFA militant is arrested by police, along with a timer explosive device from Gandhi Basti area in Guwahati.
  • July 23: One ULFA militant is arrested after an encounter with Security Forces in Nagaon district.
  • July 23: According to security sources, ULFA and the anti-talk faction of the NDFB have joined hands to create disturbance in Assam in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations.
  • July 24: One ULFA militant is killed in an encounter with Security Forces in Bairagi under Pathacharkuchi police station in Barpeta district.
  • July 25: One ULFA cadre is arrested by the Red Horns Army and police from village Punia under Mangaldoi police station in Darrang district.
  • July 28: One ULFA cadre is apprehended by Kamargaon police following an encounter at Melamara Barpathargaon in Golaghat district.
  • July 29: One ULFA cadre is arrested in a joint operation by police and the Army in a restaurant near ssam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
  • Aug 2: An ULFA cadre is arrested by police from Hatitari Gaon at Musalpur under Baksa police station.
  • Aug 4: An ULFA cadre is arrested by Gitanagar police from Gitanagar area in Guwahati.
  • Aug 4: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs says in a Lok Sabha reply that ULFA mainly obtains its weapons from foreign countries and brings it into India through Bangladesh.
  • August 5: Two ULFA cadres are arrested by police personnel in two separate incidents, one from Bamundi in Kamrup and the other from Morigaon.
  • August 5: Two ULFA linkmen are arrested with a Programmable Time Device (PTD) weighing 2.5 Kg, a pistol, four rounds of ammunition and a mobile handset in a joint operation by the police and the Army of 19 Madras Regiment from Harihat-Kachokhana village under Golokganj police station.
  • August 7: Two ULFA cadres of 27 No. Battalion surrenders before the district administration in Tezpur.
  • August 9: Suspected ULFA militants trigger a low intensity blast on a railway track at Harimura, around 6 km from Goalpara railway station, damaging five sleepers.
  • August 13: An ULFA bomb expert is arrested by a joint team of Army from the 318 Field Regiment, CRPF personnel and local police from a night super bus, heading towards Duliajan, near Dirai under Rajgarh police outpost in Dibrugarh district.
  • August 13: One ULFA militant is arrested by police in Guwahati.
  • August 23: Two ULFA cadres are arrested by police from Bokakhat in Golaghat district.

  • August 27: Two ULFA militants are shot dead by security forces at Golbeel under Barama police station in Baksa district.

  • August 29: Two ULFA militants are killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and the army at Naguparahills village in Rangiya.

  • August 29: Two ULFA cadres are killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and the army at Nowpara under Boko police station in Kamrup district.

  • August 29: The two Virgo cement company officials, abducted by suspected ULFA militants from East Garo hills in Meghalaya on August 21, are released. Meghalaya acting director general of police B. Kezo said the ULFA-supported nascent militant group Rabha Viper Army released them in Rongjuli area of Goalpara district.

  • August 31: One ULFA militant is killed in an encounter with security forces at Kotoria village in Palashbari near Guwahati. An Improvise Explosive Device (IED) is also recovered from the incident site.

  • August 31: Assam police finds evidence of ULFA plans to set up transit camps in rural settlements in and around Guwahati to carry out hit-and-run strikes in the state capital.

  • September 1: One suspected ULFA cadre is killed in a joint operation by the army and police at Bhaskarbari chariali in Namrup in Dibrugarh district.

  • September 9: Two ULFA cadres are arrested by 8 Garhwal Rifles of the Army from Kakojan under Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia.

  • September 10: A designated court awards life imprisonment to an ULFA cadre Rongku Dutta on the charge of killing two police personnel at Dholpur in Lakhimpur district in November 1993.

  • September 15: One cadre of ULFA’s 28th Battalion surrenders before Major General B.S.Sachar, GOC Dah division at Dinjan in Tinsukia district.

  • September 16: Two ULFA cadres are arrested by the police from Panitema under Kamalpur police station and Dhirenpara in Guwahati, respectively.

  • September 23: According to Army intelligence sources, ULFA with the help of Kachin rebels, mainly Kachin Independence Army (KIA), has shifted its bases and training camps from Bangladesh to Kachin in eastern Myanmar. The camps are set up jointly with militants group of Manipur like People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and United National Liberation Front (UNLF).

  • September 26: According to security sources, ULFA is making fresh attempts to re-establish links in China and to establish some bases in the China-Myanmar border.

  • September 30: A senior leader of the Bravo Company of the ULFA’s 28th battalion, Manav Handique alias Donbora surrender before the Inspector General of the BSF (Asom-Meghalaya Frontier) in Shillong. He reveals that the joint strength of the ULFA and NSCN cadres in one of the NSCN-K camps along the Burmese side of the Indo-Myanmar border is around 500.

  • September 30: Deputy Commandant of Border Security Force (BSF), Trideep Sangma says that ULFA has given birth to a new tribal Garo militant group to strengthen its base in Garo Hills region of Meghalaya. Achik Tiger Force (ATF), the new militant group was formed a few months ago after the Liberation Achik Elite Force (LAEF) was neutralised with many of its cadres either arrested or surrendering before the state police.

  • October 3: One ULFA cadre is arrested by police from Chandmari area in Guwahati.

  • October 7: One ULFA militant is killed in an encounter with security forces at Donghaf in Karbi Anglong district.

  • October 16: Three ULFA cadres are arrested by Kamrup (Metro) police from Gandhi Basti in Guwahati.

  • October 17: Based on the revelations of three ULFA cadres arrested on October 16, Kamrup Police arrests another two cadres of the outfit from two different areas of the city. The cadres are identified as Dipankar Gogoi, arrested from Japorigog area, and Anuj Gogoi from Nepali Mandir area.

  • October 18: One cadre of ULFA’s 28 no. battalion surrenders at Dinjan Army Headquarters.

  • October 22: Five ULFA militants, including a girl, surrender before the Western Range IGP of Assam police at Goalpara. The militants are identified as Jayanta Rabha, Machin Rabha, Dulendra Rabha, Durgeswar Rabha and Damayanti Rabha.

  • October 22: Two cadres of 28th battalion of ULFA surrender before Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Gyanendra Dev Tripathy.

  • November 2: Two suspected ULFA militants are nabbed by Security personnel in a joint operation in Morigaon district.

  • November 3: One suspected ULFA cadre is killed in an encounter between suspected ULFA cadres and a combined force of Army and Police at Boko Hadim road under Boko PS in Kamrup district.

  • November 4: ULFA ‘deputy c-in-c’ Raju Baruah claims that ULFA’s "foreign secretary" Sashadhar Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika were arrested by intelligence sleuths of Bangladesh and handed them over to India. According to the Assam Government and the State police force, they have no information about the arrest of any ULFA leaders in Bangladesh.

  • November 4: Reports of the arrest of the two ULFA leaders create confusion as the Assam Police is yet to get confirmation.

  • November 5: Confirmation of detention of two top ULFA leaders by Bangladesh. The two leaders were detained by security agencies from the Uttra area in Dhaka on November 1 .
  • November 5: India opens all diplomatic channels to get the ULFA leaders back into the country. ULFA’s self-styled foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika are reportedly being held in a secret location by security agencies near Dhaka.
  • November 5: Myanmarese soldiers reportedly surround a mobile camp of ULFA in the country’s Sagaing Division, according to Indian intelligence officials. A group of about 80 to 100 ULFA militants based at a camp at Nyasing village in the northern Sagaing Division are being surrounded by soldiers of the junta in the thickly forested region.
  • November 5: The two ULFA leaders are handed over to BSF following high-level diplomatic intervention by India. India opens diplomatic channels as soon as it is confirmed that the leaders were detained by security agencies in Dhaka on November 1.
  • November 5: Family members of the two ULFA leaders approach advocate Bijon Mahajon seeking legal advice.
  • November 6: Border Security Force (BSF) takes into custody two ULFA leaders, foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika after they ‘surrendered’ on the intervening night of November 4 and 5 at Gokulnagar along the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Tripura sector. Official sources say that the two top leaders were fleeing Bangladesh following a crackdown by security forces there and surrendered before the BSF in Tripura. The two were reportedly trying to enter India when they were spotted by the BSF troops and asked to surrender.
  • November 6: Assam Police takes custody of the two ULFA leaders.
  • November 7: Arrested ULFA leaders Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika are produced at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup. They vowed to carry on the armed struggle, saying that the outfit was not interested in any “peace process”. The court gave the duo a ten-day police remand and directed that they should be medically examined by competent doctors every 48 hours.
  • November 8: Former Director General of Assam Police GM Srivastava, the strength of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has been reduced by 50 per cent following the arrest of Foreign Secretary Sasha Choudhury and Finance Secretary Chitraban Hazarika. He said that Sasha Choudhury was responsible for maintaining the foreign links of the ULFA including the links with the Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and such links would be snapped after his arrest. He also said that the financial management of the ULFA would go haywire after the arrest of Chitraban Hazarika.
  • November 11: One ULFA militant surrenders with weapon before the Army at Dinjan Military Station.
  • November 16: Suspected ULFA militants blows up a petroleum-laden train near Changpool in Golaghat district at late night. At least 20 wagons went up in flames and a loss of Rs 10 crore has been estimated. The train with 48 wagons of high-speed diesel and petrol came from the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) and was bound for Uttar Pradesh.
  • November 17: Arrested ULFA leaders Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika, are produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, after expiry of initial ten days’ of police custody, and are further remanded to another ten days’ police custody in connection with a case registered with the Bharalumukh police station. The case 1/2009 was registered following a bomb blast in the Bhutnath area under Bharalumukh police station, advocate Bijon Mahajan said.
  • November 19: ULFA leaders Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika confess during interrogation that ULFA has set up bases in China and other foreign countries with the help of the crores of rupees extorted from the state. The ULFA leaders express willingness for talks and say that ULFA Chairman Aravinda Rajkhowa will shortly issue a statement to this effect.
  • November 20: A suspected ULFA cadre is killed during an exchange of fire with police in Padumnagar area under Jalukbari police station, while another manages to escape under the cover of darkness.
  • November 22: Suspected ULFA militants trigger two powerful bomb blasts in the heart of Nalbari town, about 50 metres from the Sadar Police Station, killing seven people and injuring 54 others at around 10 am. The IEDs, planted on two bicycles, were kept in front of a tea stall and a saloon which went off within 15 minutes of each other. The first bomb exploded in front of a hotel at around 9.55 am, which injured three minors. After the low-intensity explosion, as soon as people gathered at the spot the high intensity second bomb went off.
  • November 22: State Home Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma says in a press meet in Silchar that the blasts are the handiwork of the ULFA. • November 22: ULFA denies involvement in the twin bomb blasts in Nalbari. “ULFA is in no way involved in the bomb blasts and it is just a conspiracy by a certain section to derail the talk process,” Hira Sarania, commander of the outfit’s 709bn, tells a news channel.
  • November 25: ULFA cadre Mohan Roy alias Mama alias Sukumar Kurmi is killed in an encounter with a joint team of Army and Police at Bishnupur No. 2 area in Chirang district around 10.30 am. According to police, the slain ULFA cadre was involved in the recent blasts at Nalbari. He was the second-in-command of the ULFA’s 709 Bn.
  • November 25: ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa states that ULFA it is not going to “fall at India’s feet” to get peace talks started.
  • November 25: Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram tells a delegation of the People’s Committee for Peace Initiatives in Assam (PCPIA) that the Government is ready for talks with the ULFA provided the outfit abjures violence. The delegation was in Delhi to lobby for the resumption of the dialogue with outlawed ULFA.
  • November 26: Mina Gogoi alias Akoni Gogoi alias Binita Bora, woman ‘seargent’ of ULFA’s 28th battalion is arrested while four of her associates managed to flee in a joint operation by security forces at Lahdoigarh in Namtola under Sonari PS near Assam-Nagaland border. She is the wife of Ramen Dadhumiya, area commander of the battalion.
  • November 27: ULFA leaders Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika are produced before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup for the third time since their arrest. They are further remanded to another 10 days’ of police custody
  • November 28: The militant leaders of the Northeast-based groups taking shelter in Bangladesh may face serious problems in the days to come as the Government of Bangladesh has assured India to take strong action against them and the possibility of the neighbouring country handing over militant leaders in near future cannot be ruled out. According to intelligence inputs, security agencies of Bangladesh are also keeping watch on the movements of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and the chairman of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), Ranjan Daimary, who are believed to be in the outskirts of Dhaka.
  • November 28: United People’s Federation of Assam (UPFA), a conglomeration of 41 organizations and the latest to enter State’s political scene, demands full regional autonomy and creation of smaller States within Assam. The front has representatives of various tribal communities and groups and describes itself as an apolitical body. The organisation’s demands are anything but new though its agenda is to emerge as a new political pressure group in the State ahead of the next Assembly election, due in 2011. Leaders of pro-talk group of ULFA, DHD(N), Birsa Commando Force and Cobra Military Force spearhead the Front. The four outfits also declare formation of a new pro-talk organization to negotiate with the Government.
  • November 28: A victim of the Nalbari blasts (November 22), Kader Ali (53) succumbed to his injuries at the GMCH around 8 am. Akib, his son, is still battling injuries at the GMCH.
  • November 29: Mintu Barman, injured during the recent Nalbari blast and subsequently admitted at the GNRC, succumbs to his injuries. The death toll of the blast goes up to nine.
  • December 1: According to The Assam Tribune, Intelligence inputs indicating detainment of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa in Dhaka creates confusion and till date no one is sure whether the militant leader has really been arrested or not. Security sources reveals that they receive an Intelligence input that the ULFA chairman was detained by the security forces of Bangladesh in Dhaka.
  • December 1: Bhim Kanta Buragohain alias Mama, the senior most ULFA leader who was arrested during the Bhutan operation, is produced at Tezpur court. Buragohain tells reporters that he believes that talks with the Indian Government could be held if the arrested leaders of the outfit are unconditionally released.
  • December 2: According to Intelligence sources, the founder and Chairman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Arvind Rajkhowa is arrested in Bangladesh. Apurba Baruah, the outfit's publicity secretary, has also been arrested. Both are expected to be handed over to India soon.
  • December 2: India and Dhaka agree to develop mechanisms to hasten the process of verification of nationality status of prisoners lodged in jails either country, particularly those who have completed their sentence, to enable their early repatriation. When the visiting Home Secretary, Abdus Sobhan Sikdar was asked whether it would lead to handing over of Chetia to India, he stated that let the treaty be signed first. The agreement is expected to be signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina on December 18. Another key agreement arrived at by both the countries is to redouble efforts to locate subjects of Red Corner Notices (RCN) in either country. Command-in-chief of ULFA, Paresh Barua, who is reported to have fled Bangladesh and chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa have red corner alert against them for their involvement in the abduction and killing of Sanjay Ghosh.
  • December 2: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram states that the Government of India is expecting the outlawed ULFA to make a political statement on the issue of holding talks in the next few days. Chidambaram’s statement in the Rajya Sabha assumes significance in the backdrop of detention of a number of top ULFA leaders like its Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other key leaders of the central committee of the outfit. Barring Commander-in-Chief Paresh Baruah and Jibon Moran, India has managed to lay its hands on all other central committee members. The Union Home Minister, replying to a discussion on the internal security situation in the country, said, “ULFA leaders in the next few days may make a political statement.” “If they offer to come for talks, we are ready to accept it, provided they abjure violence, give up arms and agree to drop the demand for sovereignty,” said Chidambaram, without elaborating further.
  • December 2: According to sources, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa is flown to Delhi after he was “pushed back” to Tripura from Bangladesh, the two neighbours pulling off the biggest undeclared deportation of a most-wanted fugitive in recent memory. The stunning “high-value” transfer, which neither side would confirm on record because of the absence of an extradition treaty, is being seen as an unparalleled goodwill gesture before the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India on December 19. Along with Rajkhowa, Ulfa publicity secretary Apurba Baruah was flown to Delhi. Sources said the two were “pushed” across the Akhaura checkpoint, 6km west of Agartala on the border, by Bangladesh. The two were flown from Tripura by a special aircraft to Delhi and later transferred to a safe house.
  • December 2: The security forces of Bangladesh hand over two dreaded Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants to India.
  • December 3: The Centre is trying to work out a deal with ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa that will “protect his honour” as well as project him as a negotiator in a peace deal with the “Delhi durbar”. This was being done so that the peace deal, which the government hopes to crystallise within the next few days, will find acceptability within a large section of the banned outfit.
  • December 3: Chances of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah calls up a member of the People’s Consultative Group (PCG) to assert that the struggle for sovereignty of Assam would continue. The ULFA C-in-C called up PCG member Hiranya Saikia to assert that the struggle would continue even if some members of the outfit have come forward for talks by giving up the demand and ideology of the ULFA.
  • December 3: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi indicates that the much-awaited peace talks with the ULFA might be held even without the presence of the banned outfit’s still elusive ‘C-in-C’ Paresh Baruah. “I have all along been convinced that the problem of insurgency has to arrive at some sort of political solution…If Paresh Baruah comes that is well and good but my personal view is that a dialogue can begin without him. This is also the desire of the people of Assam who favour a peaceful solution of insurgency,” Gogoi said at a press conference.
  • December 4: The C-in-C of ULFA Paresh Baruah is hiding in Myanmar’s Kachin area, bordering China, according to a top Government official. (PTI)
  • December 4: Contact with commanders of most of the ULFA battalions including Hira Saraniya, the dreaded leader of the outfit’s 709 battalion, is established and a breakthrough can be expected in the next few days. Official sources have claimed that all the four ULFA battalions, following the arrest of ULFA chairman and deputy commander Raju Baruah among others, are said to have shown keenness in pursuing the peace talks route, provided the Centre agrees to entertain their charter of demands, which may not feature the demand of sovereignty.
  • December 4: Division in the ranks of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and lack of contacts between the leaders of the outfit comes to the forefront with the commander in chief of the outfit, Paresh Baruah asking the chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to clarify his stand on the issue of talks with the Government of India. In a statement e-mailed to the media today, the ULFA C –in-C said that he had come to know about the fact that Rajkhowa along with the Military Spokesman of the outfit Raju Baruah and Sgt Raja Gogoi were in the grasp of the Indian security forces since December 2. He said that the Government of India would like to take advantage of the situation by forcing them to participate in the “so called talks” with the Government. The media reports in the last couple of days also indicated that the Government was trying to start “so called talks” with the arrested ULFA leaders. Baruah called upon the ULFA chairman to remember the demands and ideology of the ULFA and the supreme sacrifices of more than 12,000 ULFA members. He appealed to the ULFA chairman not to fall into the trap of the Government of India to take part in “so called talks” and asked him to clarify his position regarding talks.
  • December 4: ULFA leaders, who surrendered, will have to face judicial process as several cases were pending against them and talks with the militant outfit will take place in “due course”. “(Arabinda) Rajkhowa and Raju Baruah have surrendered and then they were arrested. They are now in Guwahati. They will be produced in a court,” Home Secretary G K Pillai told reporters when asked about the fate of the ULFA leaders, who surrendered along the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya.
  • December 4: The chairman of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Arabinda Rajkhowa alias Rajiv Rajkonwar and Deputy Commander in Chief of the outfit, Raju Baruah are handed over to India near the Indo-Bangla border in Dawki early morning along with their family members. Official sources told The Assam Tribune that the ULFA leaders were handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) at around 6 am and later they were handed over to the Assam Police. A team of the Assam Police brought them to Guwahati by road amidst tight security arrangements and they have been kept under very tight security in the police bases at Kahilipara area of the city.
  • December 5: ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa alias Rajiv Rajkonwar, deputy commander-in-chief Raju Baruah, and Rajkhowa’s bodyguard Raja Baruah are produced at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, Guwahati, in the evening amidst tight security. The court granted a 12-day police remand for the arrested leaders. The police had sought 14 days’ remand, Advocate B Mahajan said. The forwarding letter of the police before the court stated that Arabinda Rajkhowa and Raju Baruah used to monitor all the ULFA hideouts from Bangladesh. They were also in charge of imparting guerilla warfare training to the cadres and looked after and controlled all extortion and related works. Raja Baruah, the bodyguard of Arabinda Rajkhowa, also acted as his driver besides managing computer operations. The outfit had started calling the Republic Day and Independence Day boycotts since 1999. An Interpol redline notice had also been served against the leaders for facilitating their arrest in any country, the forwarding letter noted.
  • December 5: Two ULFA cadres, namely Angshuman Bora alias Sabin Buragohain, self-styled sgt. maj. of 28th Battalion and Rinku Baruah alias Bitupan Baruah, lance corporal of the same battalion surrender before the company commander of 8 Maratha Light Infantry at the Thakurbari army camp.
  • December 5: “We have not surrendered and will never do so.” These were the first words uttered by the ULFA chairman, Arabinda Rajkhowa, as the rebel leader was being produced at the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup. Raju Baruah, the deputy c-in-c also shouted the same words. Rajkhowa also said that there could be “no talks with handcuffs,” and that release of the jailed leaders and a safe passage were a must for starting any talks with the Government of India. Rajkhowa also refuted the official version of the ULFA leaders’ ‘surrender’, claiming before the court that they were picked up along with their family members by a joint team of Bangladeshi and Indian security forces in Bangladesh on December 4.
  • December 5: Assam Police’s Special Operation Unit sends a list of the names of individuals and private firms based in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal to the Government of India. The list was prepared based on the questioning of Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika, the two senior ULFA leaders arrested recently. These individuals and private firms, according to sources, are inimical to India’s interest and the listed individuals used to operate as ‘over-ground agents’ for the outfit and collected several crores of money annually on behalf of the outfit at the instance of Paresh Baruah, the outfit’s commander-in-chief. The list also includes the names of individuals who used to facilitate other activities of the members of the outfit, especially Paresh Baruah.
  • December 6: Commander in Chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Paresh Baruah accuses the Government of India of playing a dirty game to create confusion in the minds of the people and asserted that the outfit would intensify its armed struggle. In a statement released to the media through e-mail, the ULFA C-in-C said that the ULFA gained moral victory after the firm statements by the arrested chairman of the outfit, Arabinda Rajkhowa and the Deputy Commander in Chief Raju Baruah. He also ruled out the possibility of talks with the Government and said, “from now on let us not even utter a single word on India’s so called peace talks”.
  • December 6: Two persons were picked up by the City Police for allegedly shouting pro-ULFA slogans when the outfit’s ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, deputy ‘c-in-c’ Raju Baruah and Raja Bora were being produced before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate on December 5 evening.
  • December 7: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi calls upon all the members of the Assam Assembly irrespective of party affiliations to play a positive role to bring the militant outfits to the negotiation table for political solution of the problems. He also reiterated his appeal to the militants to come for talks saying that the Government is always keen on political solution of the problems. Gogoi states in the Assembly that in the last three decades, as many as 12,890 innocent persons lost their lives in acts of violence by the members of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).
  • December 7: ULFA’s foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury and finance secretary Chitrabon Hazarika are produced before the Kamrup CJM court that sent them to judicial remand. The ULFA duo were produced before the court after the expiry of their term for police custody. The court asked the police to submit the case diaries of the ULFA duo to the court by December 14.
  • December 9: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram admits that the outlawed ULFA leaders including its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa were arrested and the Centre is still waiting for a political statement by the outfit containing an offer for talks. In his first reactions in the Parliament on the recent detention of the high-profile ULFA leaders, Chidambaram played it safe and refrained from shedding new light on the arrest of the top leadership. Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha in response to questions by Kumar Deepak Das of AGP, the Union Home Minister said on more than one occasion he had said that if any insurgent group in the North-east abjures violence, lays down arms and gives up the demand for sovereignty, the Government will be ready to talk to that group. “I said this with specific reference to ULFA only a week ago, and, I expressed my hope that ULFA would be able to make a political statement. If that political statement contains an offer for talks, the Government of India would be prepared to hold talks. “Now, certainly, if there is an offer for talks from these leaders of ULFA, we will be very happy to hold talks with them and when talks take place, and the talks will take place, according to these leaders, certainly, they will be treated in a dignified manner,” the Union Home Minister said. He said Border Security Force (BSF) has apprehended two or three people on the border in Meghalaya between India and Bangladesh. The BSF handed over these people to the Assam Police after their identities were established, he said. “Since they were involved in cases, the Assam Police has arrested them. So, the correct position is that they were apprehended on the border and they were arrested,” Chidambaram said.
  • December 9: ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and deputy C-in-C Raju Baruah completely rule out any possibility of parleys minus the outfit’s commander-in-chief before the police and the Government officials during questioning. Official sources informed that both the arrested ULFA leaders during questioning revealed that it is Barua who has been calling the shots in the outfit and would continue to have the ‘final say’ as far as pursuing peace talks is concerned. Several senior ULFA leaders who are presently in judicial custody have repeatedly said that it was the outfit’s chairman who would take the final decision. Rajkhowa told police that Barua never disclosed his location to them and that he used to call them on very rare occasions. The top leaders also told investigating agencies that without Barua initiating peace talks would be meaningless as he controls the outfit in the real sense. “Sovereignty or no sovereignty, peace talks would reap benefits only when the C-in-C comes forward for talks,” Rajkhowa is said to have told the interrogators.
  • December 10: Arrested self-styled chairman of ULFA Arabinda Rajkhowa and deputy C-in-C Raju Barua of the outfit tell interrogators that family members of Barua are still holed up in Bangladesh along with the family members of Anup Chetia, another jailed ULFA leader. Family members of Anup Chetia includes his wife Monika Chetia alias Rani Akhtar, his son Sagar Islam and daughter Banya Islam. One of the close family members of Mithinga Daimary, the arrested publicity secretary of ULFA, is also in Bangladesh. They told senior officials of Army, Border Security Force and RAW that Barua used to contact his family members over telephone and a very select number of individuals close to the C-in-C knows about it. The arrested ULFA leaders further revealed that both the sons of Paresh Barua have formally taken up Islam in the year 2000, which also led to a controversy amongst the top ULFA leaders. While Paresh Barua is better known as Samraj Zaman Khan, Sufia Khanam is the adopted name of Barua’s wife Bobby. The elder son of the ULFA C-in-C is known as Babu Barua alias Ankur Khan alias Wanli Khan. His youngest son is four-year old.
  • December 11: ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Barua sends a ‘last message’ to the Centre, asking it to take a plebiscite in Assam if it could not discuss the sovereignty issue with the group, reports PTI. In an email sent in Assamese in Roman script and not written in the usual ULFA letterhead, Barua said “The government of India has to discuss the sovereignty of Assam. If it cannot do so then it should go for a referendum to ascertain the opinion of the Assamese people on the issue.” Noting that even Mahatma Gandhi had sought people’s opinion before taking up his movement against the British, he said there are instances of referendums in Canada, Indonesia and several other countries. Asserting that this was his last message, Barua said, “the government should either discuss the sovereignty issue or take a referendum ‘before it is too late’. “The people of Assam, who have always remained historically independent, cannot be deprived of their birthright,” he said. Barua also alleged that India being the world’s largest democracy was ‘eyewash’ as all political parties worked only in their own interest.
  • December 11: Prominent intellectuals of the State call upon New Delhi to consider redefining the theory of sovereignty so as to facilitate the much anticipated talks between the government and the proscribed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). These intellectuals while pointing out that the theory of sovereignty has been redefined by several countries respecting the people’s aspiration for autonomy, said that if New Delhi adopted a more flexible attitude and did not insist on dropping the issue of sovereignty from discussion, peace would get a chance in Assam. They made it clear that the talks should be held between top political leaders of the government and the ULFA and not between top army/police officers and the ULFA. They also insisted that talks cannot be result oriented sans the C-in-C of the outfit Paresh Baruah.
  • December 11: The United Democratic Peoples’ Front (UDPF) calls 36-hour Assam bandh from 5 am on December 14 to 5 pm on December 15 demanding a separate State homeland for the people of Bodo community. The UDPF besides seeking a permanent solution to the NDFB issue, has also demanded inclusion of Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Motok, Chutia etc in the ST list, a press release stated.
  • December 12: The commander-in-chief of ULFA appeals to the Bangladesh government to stop the “crackdown” against the outfit. “A party like the Awami League, which fought for Bangladesh’s freedom, should try and understand our passion for independence,” Paresh Barua was quoted as saying by the private bdnews24 news agency.
  • December 12: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dismisses ULFA ‘c-in-c’ Paresh Baruah’s plea to the Government of India as impractical. Barua called for a plebiscite to decide whether the people of Assam want independence. The CM said the people of the State vote for such plebiscites every five years in large numbers defying boycott calls from various rebel groups, including the ULFA.
  • December 13: United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) seeks apology from the people of Assam for the death of 13 women and children in a blast in Dhemaji during the Independence Day celebrations in 2004. In a statement e-mailed to the media, the commander in chief of the ULFA, Paresh Baruah admitted that the death of the women and children was the darkest chapter in the “revolutionary struggle” of the outfit. He sought apology for the incident from the people of Assam, particularly from the families of the victims.
  • December 14: The Garo Hills police are conducting operations in the East Garo Hills region to flush out ULFA militants who have reportedly infiltrated in large numbers to escape ongoing flush-outs in neighbouring Assam. Meghalaya DGP, S B Kakati, said that Garo Hills has previously been used by Assam based militants as a safe haven. According to Kakati, the area of concern is Resubelpara sub-division which shares a closed border with Assam’s Goalpara district. He said that ULFA’s 109 Battalion led by its commander Hira Sarania is active in lower Assam and thereby uses the route for transport of men.
  • December 14: Notwithstanding the posturing by outlawed ULFA military chief Paresh Barua, the Centre and the State Government have firmed up their known stand against negotiating with the militant outfit on the ‘core issue’ of sovereignty. The stand was renewed following discussions between Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
  • December 15: The State Government and Home Ministry arrive at a consensus on tackling the ULFA problem and both are not in a hurry to press for immediate negotiations. “We are prepared for talks though at the moment we are not in a hurry,” Gogoi told newsmen after meeting Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi. The two governments are also waiting for Paresh Baruah’s next move.
  • December 16: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi rules out the possibility of halting army operations against the ULFA. The Chief Minister today met Defence Minister AK Antony this afternoon to put in place an effective action plan to tackle the militant outfit. He told newsmen that operations against the militant outfit would continue until the outfit decides to sit for talks with the Government.
  • December 16: Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said that Myanmar has assured India that it would not allow its soil to be used against India.
  • December 17: The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) received “benefits” from political parties mostly in forms of money, particularly during every subsequent elections. This revelation comes during questioning of the arrested leaders of the ULFA, according to highly placed security sources.
  • December 17: Due to high security risk, ULFA ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, deputy ‘commander-in-chief’ Raju Baruah and ‘sergeant’ Raja Borah are produced before a make-shift camp court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup at the Guwahati Central Jail where the court remanded the trio to another nine days of Assam Police custody in connection with three blasts cases No 1/2009 of Guwahati registered on January 1. The court granted only three days’ custody in each of the three cases making it a total of nine days’ police custody.
  • December 17: Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General MV Krishna Rao says ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah has shifted his base to China from Myanmar. “ULFA c-in-c Paresh Baruah and some of his colleagues have moved into China’s Yunnan province with the help of his contacts which may be from the People’s Liberation Army.” He also said the chairman of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB, Ranjan Daimary, is believed to be out of Burma.
  • December 19: A surrendered ULFA man is shot dead and another injured when unidentified assailants suspected to be ULFA cadres open fire at them at Baganpara Odlaguri in Baksa district.
  • December 22: The production and appearance of five central executive committee members of the banned ULFA, at present in judicial custody in connection with Tada Sessions Court case number 32/01, is deferred due to ‘security reasons’ even as Assam Police moved the court through the State Chief Secretary seeking permission for setting up of a court camp to facilitate the same. 13 other accused, who are currently on bail, did appear before the court.
  • December 23: ULFA leaders Sasha Choudhury and Chitraban Hazarika are reproduced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup and are sent to another 14 days of judicial custody in connection with the Bharalumukh police station case number 1/09.
  • December 23: ULFA rebels are infiltrating into Myanmar following mounting pressure on them and other groups in Bangladesh, according to BSF. “Pressure is building on Indian insurgents in Bangladesh, where they do not have a free run anymore. Those who don’t want to surrender are finding new pastures and one such place in Myanmar,” BSF Inspector General (Assam and Meghalaya Frontier) Prithvi Raj said. The ULFA militant told BSF that the group was operating from at least three camps in Myanmar and had a close nexus with NSCN(Khaplang).
  • December 26: ULFA ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa and ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ Raju Baruah are remanded to judicial custody by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup after Special Operation Unit of the Assam Police did not impose any further case against the rebel leaders at the camp court set up at the Guwahati Central Jail this afternoon. The CJM, Kamrup, on the strength of the production warrant issued by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Dibrugarh, for Raja Bora, the bodyguard and self-styled sergeant of the outfit, has favoured production of Raja Bora in the CJM, Dibrugarh, in connection with a case registered with Joypur police station in Dibrugarh, advocate Bijon Mahajan and Arshad Choudhury, who appeared for the rebel leaders stated. The production warrant was issued by the CJM, Dibrugarh in connection with a Joypur police station case number 1/2005 registered under Sec 120(b), 121, 121(A), 122, 123, 302 of the IPC, Sec 10(13) of the Unlawful Activities ( Prevention) Act and Sec 25 (1)(B) and Sec 27 of the Arms Act, where Bora is an accused.
  • December 26: Dharmendra Kalita of Ulfa’s 709 battalion was arrested near the Guwahati refinery along with RDX and ball bearings, which are used as splinters in bombs. Security around vital installations in and around Guwahati is tightened after the arrested Ulfa activist confessed that the outfit planned to target these.
  • December 27: Six arrested top leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), including its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, spent December 27 night in a huddle in the Guwahati Central Jail probably discussing strategies. After a Guwahati court yesterday remanded ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ Raju Baruah to judicial custody, the two leaders shared the same prison cell with four other senior members of the outfit already lodged in the jail. The four are: ULFA vice-president Pradeep Gogoi, self-styled foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika and publicity chief Mithinga Daimary.
  • December 30: Three months after being caught for masterminding attacks on churches and mosques in Nepal, Ram Prasad Mainali, the chief of an underground organization that persecuted Christians and Muslims says he was funded by India’s ultra-right organizations and armed by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). It used the funds sent from India to buy arms and explosives from the ULFA in Assam, Mainali says.

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  • January 2: Prime accused in the murder of journalist Jagjit Saikia, Sanjarang Basumatary, a former Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadre, and his accomplice Ranjit Basumatary, are arrested by SFs from Ranighat village under Kokrajhar Police Station.
  • January 9: A suspected NDFB cadre is arrested at about 10.30 am from Rangapara Railway market under Rangapara police station in Sonitpur district. The arrested cadre is identified as B Banda alias Baren Basumatary and belongs to the 1st battallion of the militant outfit.
  • January 10: One NDFB cadre, Dhanesh Chandra Boro alias B. Dwimunizira (35), is nabbed by Baksa District Police from Thamna under Borbori Police Station.
  • January 13: 46 NDFB cadres along with four ULFA cadres lay arms before police in a surrender programme at Baksa SP office-Bathoupuri-Mushalpur in Baksa district.
  • January 25: Eight NDFB militants and two ULFA cadres surrender before the Superintendent of Police of Golaghat District. The ULFA militants are 'sergeant major' Pritam Doley alias Mickel Singh and cadre Polash Jyoti Baruah. The eight NDFB militants are Ajoy Khaklari, Sanjoy Boro, Pabitra Basumatary, Nayan Basumatary, Parimal Khaklari, Arabinda Daimary, Sanjeev Khaklari and Binanda Khaklari.
  • January 27: A minor girl student and a jawan of Army sustained serious injury in an encounter that took place between two cadres of Ranjan Daimary group of NDFB and the troops of Army at Ambagaon in Udalguri district, while the Army was successful to arrest a cadre though the other managed to escape.
  • February 24: A trader, identified as Sahiram Parekh, is killed by suspected NDFB militants at Panbari area in the Diphu town of Karbi Anglong District.
  • February 26: Thirty one NDFB cadres surrender before police at Chirang district headquarters Kajalgaon. These cadres are mostly from Sonitpur, Chirang, Dhemaji and Baska district.
  • February 28: NDFB cadres unleash terror by throwing grenades and opening fire at Azarguri of greater North Jamuguri area under Jamuguri Police Station. According to reports, two NDFB cadres came to collect money from one Bhuban Acharyya of Morisuti - Azarguri on February 27 last at around 9 in the morning, which they demanded for their organization. But when they arrived in the area the local people caught them and beaten the up badly. The incident is retaliation to the assault. 
  • April 4: Factional clash and firing takes place between NDFB and BPF in Serfanguri area in Kokrajhar.
  • April 5: A group of unidentified gunmen kills an NDFB cadre named Manik Chandra Brahmagiri and his wife Jonali in their residence at Mangaljhora Besorkona village under Bogoribari PS in Kokrajhar district.
  • April 5: A self-styled ‘sergeant’ of the of the NDFB (Ranjan Daimary faction), identified as Phushow Brahma (25), is gunned down by a joint team of the Army and Police in an encounter at Number 1 Barkhapur under Rangapara Police Station in Sonitpur District.  
  • April 11: NDFB cadre Sailen Hazong is arrested at Lakhimpur.  
  • April 13: A trader identified as Prakash Hazarika, is killed by two NDFB militants at Gohpur area in Sonitpur District.  
  • April 14: BPF activists kill two NDFB cadres.  
  • April 18: Suspected NDFB militants kidnap Samir Ansari, a businessman from Birchiri bridge at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district. 
  • April 20: Three NDFB, along with 2 MULTA militants are gunned down in an encounter with a joint team of the Army and Assam Police at Akabasti in Khanamukh area under Charduar PS in Sonitpur district.  
  • April 22: Body of Paresh Ray, a BPF supporter, who was taken away by suspected NDFB militants on April 6, from Patgaon, is recovered by police from Bashbari under Bismuri PS in Kokrajhar district.  
  • April 26: Five suspected NDFB cadres are arrested by police and security force in Batachipur and its periphery4 areas under Dhekiajuli and Rangapara PS in Sonitpur district.  
  • April 27: An NDFB cadre is arrested by Indian Army at Balijuri village under Sootea PS.  
  • April 29: Two NDFB cadres belonging to the outfit’s third battalion under Ranjan Daimary alias DR Nabla are killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and army at Bhalukjhora under Kokrajhar PS. This is the first killing of NDFB(Daimary faction) after the split of the outfit. The army claims the slain militants were involved in October 30, 2008 serial blasts in Assam.  
  • April 30: Two surrendered NDFB cadres and another cadre of ceasefire group of the outfit are arrested by police commandos from Salguri village under Salakati outpost in Kokrajhar. 
  • May 4: Sonitpur Police apprehended two suspected NDFB cadres and one NSCN (IM) linkman at Jaimati Pathar area of Tezpur. The two appehended NDFB cadres are identified as Pankaj Hainary (21) of Ghoramari fallinig under Chalonibari police outpost and Jongsar Narjary (22) of Golaghat and the NSCN (IM) linkman as Kamal Das of Sorbhog of Barpeta district.                               
  • May 11: NDFB ultras gun down two cultivators in Dhekiajuli area. In the first incident at Sarsabari in Batasipur area, the victim is Bineswar Basumatari (35). In the other incident at Sessabil under Missamari PS, the victim is Label Bodo (45), a farmer of Belsiri area.  
  • May 15: Chabin Muchahary alias M Siphung, sergeant major of Barbari NDFB designated camp, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Baska district.
  • May 19: Fourteen persons including six militants are killed in separate incidents, while, at least seven persons including railway trackmen and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel receive injuries. Six National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) militants are killed in an encounter with the Army in Donghap in the Doboka reserve forest under Howraghat police station in Karbi Anglong.
  • May 19: Unidentified gunmen attack the house of a Congress worker and kill four persons including three of the family and injuring another. The victims are Manju Das, Momi Das, Juhi Das and Somu Roy.
  • May 19: Unidentified gunmen kill four persons in between Gerem and Nriambunglo under Mahur police station in NC Hills. The bodies of three of those killed have been recovered and they have been identified as Sashon Daolagajao, Sandip Langthasa and Ranjulal Hasnu.
  • May 19: One goods train coming from Lumding is fired at by miscreants between Mahur and Phiding in NC Hills. In another incident, another goods train is shot at near Lower Haflong. Five railway trackmen Debakanta Rajkhowa, Kamini Singh, Subrata Bhattacharya, Khargeswar Baruah and Srimanta Surani and two BSF men Hirebdra Kumar and Sunil Kumar Tyagi receive bullet injuries and they are admitted to Haflong civil hospital for treatment. One special police officer is also injured in the attack.  
  • May 21: Chirang Police rescues Amol Kelkar, engineer of GAYTECH Company of BRPL from Santipur area, near the Indo-Bhutan border under Chirang district. Kelkar who was kidnapped by NDFB’s 3rd Bn on April 29 is rescued safely after tracking the kidnapper’s mobile phone.
  • May 26: A pro-talk NDFB militant is arrested in charge of extortion by security forces from Udalguri camp of the outfit at Jonai in Dhemaji district.
  • May 26: An NDFB cadre named Indra Swargiary (22), is apprehended by police during search operation at No. 3 Rayang Gaon, Daruabasti and Hatijangaon under Jonai police station in Dhemaji district. 
  • May 27: An NDFB cadre, Indra Swargiary (22), son of Ladak Swargiary, is arrested by police during a search operation at No 3 Rayang Gaor, Daruabasti and Hatijangaon under Jonai PS in Dhemaji district. 
  • May 29: Suspected NDFB militants abduct Jyoti Bikash Dutta, former ZPC member of Amiopur Gaon Panchayat from his village residence in Hosgrajuli in Dhekiajuli. Three persons were abducted from Dhekiajuli by suspected NDFB in the last one month, according to police.  
  • May 30: An NDFB cadre – identified as Nareswar Basumatary – is arrested in Delhi by sleuths of the CBI probing the case of abduction and murder of former FCI North-east chief PC Ram. Basumatary confesses that he was involved in the abduction of Ram, indicating the involvement of the NDFB besides the ULFA in the case.
  • June 4: The Assam Rifles patrol party deployed for regular checking at Khonamukh area under Chardwar police outpost of Sonitpur district guns down two suspected NDFB militants in an encounter at Khanamukh near NH52.
  • June 10: Two NDFB militants are gunned down in an encounter in Udalguri district.
  • June 11:  One National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militant is gunned down in an encounter with the army during anti-insurgency operation.
  • June 12: In an encounter with Army and police personnel, two NDFB cadres are killed at Daimuguri under Serfanguri police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 14: Four suspected NDFB cadres are killed and one is arrested in a joint operation by Army and police near Goreswar in Baska district.
  • June 14: Baten Basumatary (24), an NDFB cadre, is gunned down by unknown assailents in Murabari under Salakati police outpost in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 15: Three NDFB cadres are arrested by the police from Rupnagar area of Guwahati.
  • June 16: Police gun down an unidentified suspected cadre of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) in an encounter in Birubari area under Fatasil Ambari police station.
  • June 17: Three NDFB cadres are killed in an encounter with Dhemaji police and Army’s DA division at Auguri village near Gogamukh PS. One of the cadres has been identified as Manu Basumatary (25) of Abhaypur village.
  • June 17: One NDFB militant is killed in a joint operation by police and Assam Rifles at Hatigaon village under Charduar reserve in Dhekiajuli.
  • June 18: Three NDFB ultras are killed by the Army in Polodabari village under Kachugaon PS in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 22: Five NDFB militants are killed and a huge cache of arms and ammunition is recovered in two gunfights with security forces at Majbat in Udalguri district.
  • June 23: Two NDFB cadres are shot dead by police in Dhekiajuli.
  • June 25: One NDFB cadre is killed by a joint team of police and the army at Serfanguri near Bengtal in Chirang district.
  • June 27: Three NDFB militants are arrested by Nalbari police from Bamunditari village under Mukalmuwa police station.
  • June 29: One NDFB cadre is arrested from Kekohati area in Rangiya subdivision in a joint operation by Army and police.
  • June 29: One NDFB militant is killed in an encounter with security forces at kushrabari under Salbari police station in Baksa district.
  • June 30: Suspected NDFB militants kill four persons of a family at 1 No. Naharani grant in Rangapara under Rangapara PS of Sonitpur district.
  • July 4: An NDFB cadre is shot dead by 5th Red Horns Division, Rajputana Rifles at Panjuri village under Dokmoka police station in Karbi Anglong.
  • July 7: Pro-peace NDBF Leader Prasenjit Lahori is shot and injured by unidentified militants at Rangapara in Sonitpur District.
  • July 9: A suspected NDFB cadre is killed by police and security forces at Dop Dopi under Rangapara police station in Sonitpur district.
  • July 13: Two Armymen including a colonel of the Medical Corps are killed in a blast triggered by suspected NDFB militants near Balipara Reserve Forest in Sonitpur district.
  • July 16: Two NDFB militants are arrested under Birubari police outpost in Guwahati.
  • July 18: Two NDFB militants are killed and three are arrested by security forces in Gossaigaon sub-division of Kokrajhr.
  • July 18: One NDFB militant is shot dead by security personnel at Kahitima forest near Labdanguri in Baksa district.
  • July 20: An NDFB cadre is gunned down along the Asom-Meghalaya border at Bashistha in Guwahati.
  • July 24: One NDFB cadre is arrested by Assam Rifle (44 no. Regiment) at Balijuri Hangamahpur village in Sonitpur district.
  • July 28: One NDFB cadre is shot dead by unknown miscreants at Katrighacha village in Kokrajhar district.
  • Aug 2: Two NDFB militants are killed by security forces in an encounter in Dhemaji district. A cache of weapons including one-and-a-half kg RDX explosive, a Chinese-made revolver, a 9-mm pistol with ammunition and a hand grenade were seized from them.
  • Aug 2: An ex-BLT cadre is shot dead by suspected NDFB cadres in Kokrajhar.
  • Aug 4: Two NDFB cadres are shot dead in an encounter with the police and Army at Rangapara in Sonitpur district.
  • August 5: One NDFB militant is gunned down by security forces near Monabari Tea Estate under Behali police station in Sonitpur district.
  • August 5: One NDFB militant is killed in an encounter with security forces at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district.
  • August 7: One suspected NDFB cadre is shot dead by police at Boglamari under Tamulpur police station in Baksa district.
  • August 8: One NDFB cadre is arrested by Chandmari police from Gandhibasti area in Guwahati.
  • August 8: Two NDFB militants are lynched by a crowd when they tried to kidnap a person at the Hugraguli weekly market in Sonitpur district.
  • August 8: A senior railway official is kidnapped by armed NDFB cadres from Rangapara area in Sonitpur district.
  • August 11: The anti-talk faction of the NDFB call for a 48-hour Assam bandh with effect from 5 am of August 12 in protest against the killing of its Dhemaji district commander Gandhi Basumatary by the police and the army.
  • August 13: Two street children are arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from Ganeshguri in Guwahati when they came to collect extortion money from a businessman, on behalf of the NDFB.
  • August 16: One NDFB militant is killed in an encounter with a joint team of Army and police near Batashipur in Sonitpur district.
  • August 16: An NDFB militant and two Army personnel are killed in an encounter at Garugaon near Jalan Centre located on the Assam-Arunachal border area under Dhekiajuli police station in Sonitpur district.
  • August 18: Five NDFB militants are arrested by a joint team of the Bangladesh Army and the police from Khagrachari area in Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.
  • August 19: One NDFB militant is shot dead by the army at Taraibari village in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 19: Army arrests three NDFB cadres and three linkmen and busts an arms factory in Pabhoi area under Biswanath Chariali police station in Sonitpur district.
  • August 19: One NDFB cadre is arrested by a joint team of CRPF and Assam police from Hengerabari under Dispur police station in Guwahati.
  • August 20: One NDFB cadre is killed in an encounter with CRPF and Assam police at Dalgaon village under Saraibil border outpost near Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 21: A member of Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) is shot dead by suspected cadres of Ranjan Daimari faction of NDFB at Bangalbazar Sukansangra in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 22: One NDFB cadre is arrested by the police from Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati when he came to extort money from a Fancy Bazar based businessman.
  • August 23: Three NDFB cadres are arrested from Serfanguri on Kokrajhar district.
  • August 26: Security forces rescue a railway engineer, abducted on Augustust 8 by the Ranjan Daimari faction of the NDFB, from a village in Batasipara in Sonitpur district.
  • August 27: Two NDFB militants are arrested by security forces from Tipkai area under Bogribari police station of Kokrajhar district.
  • August 27: Four NDFB militants are arrested by the army from akdabazar under Sootea police station in Sonitpur district.
  • August 28: Two NDFB cadres are arrested by police from the ISBT at Gorchuk in Guwahati.
  • August 28: Two NDFB cadres are arrested by Baihata Chariali police.
  • August 29: One NDFB militant is killed by the army at Doboka in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 31: Two NDFB militants are killed in an encounter with security forces at Moinaguri Taisuguru in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 14: Police arrest one NDFB cadre from Dhuliara village under Baihata Chariali police station.
  • September 15: Two cadres of the anti-talk faction of the NDFB are arrested by Kokrajhar police from Deghali Bazar area under Kokrajhar police station.
  • September 16: One NDFB cadre surrenders before the Kokrajhar police.
  • September 22: A 10-member delegation of the pro-talk faction of the NDFB, led by its general secretary Govinda Basumatary alias B. Swmkwr leaves for Delhi to hold talks with the Centre. The talks will be held on September 23 and it would be the first round of talks after it entered into ceasefire with the government in 2005.
  • September 23: The first round of talks between the Centre and the pro-talk faction of NDFB commences in New Delhi, with the NDFB delegation, led by its general secretary, Govinda Basumatary meeting Additional Secretary of Border Management Vinay Kumar, Joint Secretary North-east (MHA), Navin Verma and Assam government’s Principal Secretary Home, Subhash Das. Both the sides express their satisfaction after the talks and indicate that the ceasefire between NDFB and the security forces is on track.
  • September 24: Two NDFB cadres are killed in an encounter with security forces at Gwjwnpuri village under Bagribari police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 25: An NDFB cadre is killed in an encounter with security forces near Lankar river at Petni in Chirang district.
  • September 26: Suspected NDFB cadres abduct an employee of DM Jain Construction company from a makeshift camp in the remote Khorang area in Udalguri district.
  • September 26: Unidentified armed miscreants shoot dead a surrendered NDFB cadre at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 26: A member of the 3rd Battalion of the NDFB is shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Thaisouguri under Kachugaon Police Station in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 3: On NDFB’s 23rd foundation day today, the Ranjan Daimary faction of the outfit appeals to the Government’s of Bangladesh and China to help the Bodo community in its fight for “liberation” from India.
  • October 3: Two NDFB cadres are arrested by police from Gorchuk area in Guwahati.
  • October 4: At least 11 persons are killed and 12 injured in an attack by suspected militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB in Bhimajuli village at Balisang area under Biswanath Chariali police station in Sonitpur district. The village is inhabited mostly by Nepali and Tea-tribe community people.
  • October 7: The Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB denies links with the killings in Bhimajuli village in Sonitpur district on October 4, in which 12 persons were killed and says that it is investigating the killings and would punish the guilty.
  • October 7: According to highly placed security sources, the stretch of reserve forests along the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh in the districts of Udalguri and Sonitpur is being used as a ‘liberated zone’ by the militants of the Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB as there is very light presence of security forces in that area.
  • October 8: According to highly placed security sources, the anti-talk faction of the NDFB has been making attempts at collecting weapons and explosives both from outside and inside the country and there are possibilities of more attacks by the outfit.
  • October 16: Project Engineer of Gayatri Construction Co is abducted by suspected NDFB militants from Joypur area under Kokrajhar police station from Highway project site.
  • October 19: A surrendered NDFB cadre is killed.
  • October 20: Kokrajhar SP of Assam police says that Andhra Pradesh engineer P Krishna Rao was kidnapped by National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants and all possibilities are being explored to secure his release. Rao hails from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • October 21: S Sangjarang, publicity chief of the pro-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), is shot at and injured by miscreants at a crowded market in Udalguri town.
  • October 22: A suspected NDFB militant is killed and another injured in an encounter with security forces in in remote Jharbari village in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 26: Three NDFB cadres and a linkman are arrested by the polict in Bijni area of Chirang district.
  • October 27: Two suspected NDFB cadres are nabbed by the police from Gorchuk area of Guwahati on charges of extortion.
  • October 28: One NDFB cadre is nabbed by security forces under Bijni PS of Chirang district.
  • October 29: Two hardcore anti-talk faction NDFB cadres surrender before PK Dutta, Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar.
  • October 30: A suspected NDFB militant is killed in an encounter with police near Railway Gate No 6 at Noonmati.
  • October 30: The manager of Bharatiya Company is kidnapped by suspected NDFB militants at Sereng under Nari PS of West Sirang district (Arunachal Pradesh) at 6.00 pm.
  • November 6: Personnel of the 8 Maratha Regiment along with Dhekiajuli police kill an NDFB cadre at Khanla inside Sonai Rupai Sanctuary. The slain ultra is identified as Arun Basumatary alias Palser.
  • November 11: One NDFB militant surrenders with weapon before the Army at Dinjan Military Station.
  • November 17: After 32 days gap, the Project Engineer of Gayatri Construction Co is released from the captivity of militants at Karigaon area on National Highway 31-C in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 18: Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB constitutes its new executive committee with Daimary as the president, Dinthi Gwra Narzary as General Secretary, ‘captain’ Sangbijit as commander-of-staff and Barbai Basumatary as Assistant Publicity Secretary.
  • November 19: One NDFB cadre is killed by security forces in Ambari village under Chirang district.
  • November 20: Joint team of army and police kill two NDFB cadres belonging to anti-talk faction in an encounter at Mouzabasti near Santipur under Basugaon PS in Chirang district at around 9 am.
  • November 22: Unidentified gunmen gun down an NDFB (ceasefire) cadre at about 10.30 pm at Latamari Alokgjhora village under Kachugaon PS. The cadre has been identified as Doren Daimary (28). The NDFB (ceasefiire) has called a 12-hour BTC bandh on November 23 in protest.
  • November 23: Following police failure to ascertain the whereabouts of one Tulsi Ram Rai, ex-headman of Naharbari village under Missamari PS who was kidnapped recently by the NDFB militants, the Sonitpur district unit of the All Assam Gorkha Union along with the cooperation of AJYCP, AASU, AAMSU and ABSU unit of Dhekiajuli and a large section of people block the NH52 at Thelamara for two hours.
  • November 25: Unidentified gunman gun down Nirmal Basumatary (15), a Class IX school student at about 7.30 pm at No. 1 Latamari area under Kachugaon PS in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 28: In a joint operation by Sonitpur police and Army 3 NDFB ultras are nabbed near Saint Paul School of Rangapara under Rangapara PS. The three ultras, Debendra Mochahary, Saoin Khaklary and Misum Mochahary, were involved in the Bhalukpong blast and killing of four Hindi-speaking people of Rangapara.
  • December 2: One most-wanted fugitive from the Northeast, Ranjan Daimary, has been detained in Bangladesh but not been transferred. Daimary is the chief of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (anti-talks faction).
  • December 2: Two NDFB men Sanjay Mochahari and Tularam Mochahary, suspected to be cadres of Ranjan Daimary faction of the outfit are arrested at Dolabari area near Tezpur from a Tezpur-bound passenger bus by 15 Engineering Company of the Army.
  • December 8: Security forces kill an NDFB ultra in an encounter at Orangpara under Barugaon PS in Chirang around 5.30 pm today.
  • December 10: Two powerful explosions, including a grenade attack, in two busy markets in Sonitpur district kill four people and left at east 34 wounded. The first blast takes place at around 3 pm at a daily market at Missamari town in Sonitpur district. “The condition of at least six of them is stated to be critical, their limbs separated from the body and stomachs ripped apart,” Abhir Das, a local businessman in the area, said. The blast site is close to a police station and an Army base camp. Two other persons sustained injuries in a separate incident of blast that took place at Rakshasmari Chawk under Dhekiajuli police station around 6-15 pm. NDFB (Ranjan Daimari faction) is suspected to be behind the blasts.
  • December 11: In a press statement NDFB information and publicity secretary S Sanjarang said the group welcomes the creation of separate Telengana State. “We are hopeful that the Union will take similar steps to create Bodoland out of Assam by devolution of power as per the Article 2 and 3 of the Constitution of India to resolve the vexed political problem of the Bodo people”. “It would be gross injustice on the part of Government of India, if the demands of separate States such as Bodoland, Gorkhaland, Dimaraji, Vidarbha, Bundalkandh, etc. are turned down. There will be no peace in the region if these problems are not resolved politically.”
  • December 14: Jakhalabandha police arrest four NDFB cadres from Burhapahar area of Kaliabor subdivision.
  • December 16: Security forces kill a hardcore NDFB cadre of Ranjan Daimari faction at Rangijhora - Daisungjhora under Bijni PS in Chirang district. The slain militant is identified as Binod Narzary (30).
  • December 19: In a joint operation conducted by police and security forces, two suspected anti-talk faction ultras of NDFB are killed at Kamengbari along the Assam-Arunachal border near Sonai Rupai Sanctuary under Missamari police station in Sonitpur district.
  • December 20: The rebel National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) claims responsibility for the two bomb blasts in Assam’s Sonitpur District ten days ago, according to ANI.
  • December 24: Three anti-talk NDFB militants are injured, one of them seriously, in an encounter with the security forces in Sonitpur district.
  • December 25: In a joint operation conducted by police and the security forces two suspected militants of the anti-talk group of NDFB are killed at Mainawsree area located at a remote place along the Assam-Arunachal border under Rangapara police station in Sonitpur district. The slain bodies of the two ultras are yet to be identified.
  • December 29: An insurgent of the NDFB faction on ceasefire is arrested with two grenades in Baksa district. Police nab Deepak Basumatary alias Dikhou Raja at Nagrijuli along with the explosives. He was involved in extortion in the area and had come out of the Government designated NDFB camp.
  • December 29: Kamal Daimari, suspected to be a cadre of the anti-talk faction of NDFB, is killed near Paharpur area along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh Border under Rangapara PS in Sonitpur district, police sources said.
  • December 31: One NDFB cadre is killed in an encounter with the Army and police at Sialmari under Sarfanguri police station in Kokrajhar district.

KLNLF  

  • January 21: Two KLNLF militants and a KNPF militant are killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Karbi Anglong district. In the first incident near Laklangso under Howraghat police station, two KLNLF ultras identified as Bidya Ronghang (27) and Deven Ronghang (28) are killed while in the second incident at Dungkalangso under Bokolia police station, Ritik Hanse (24), a KNPF militant, is killed in an encounter.
  • February 3: An unidentified KLNLF cadre is shot dead during an encounter with the Assam Rifles personnel at Anjukpani under Howraghat Police station in the Karbi Anglong District.
  • February 15: Troops shoot dead an unidentified KLNLF militant during an encounter at Langlakso Hanse village under Howraghat Police Station in the Karbi Anglong District.
  • March 19: A powerful bomb explodes on a railway track near Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of central Assam. Police says that the attack is targeted at the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express by militants from the suspected Karbi Longri National Liberation Front.  
  • April 3: Sidhi Hasnu, a KLNLF militant is killed and two cadres, Joy Ranphar and Mohan Lekhte are arrested in an encounter with the army in Karbi Anglong.
  • April 5: 36-hour Karbi Anglong bandh is called by the KLNLF from April 6. This leads to the cancellation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s scheduled address of an election rally at Diphu on April 7. KLNLF calls the bandh in protest against the killing of its cadres by the security forces. KLNLF “commander-in-chief” Sanja Timung issues a “shoot-at-sight” order for defying the outfit’s bandh call.  
  • April 11: KLNLF calls a 48-hour district bandh from 5 am on April 15 to protest against the killing of its district member D. Teron who is gunned down in an encounter with a Rajput Rifles team at Bey Sakra village under Howraghat P.S. at 7.30 am.
  • April 11: The Karbi militants enter Bey Sakra village ans guns down a 50-year-old Karbi priest, Bura Singh Engti from whose reszidence Teron was picked up.   
  • April 12: Suspected Karbi militants fire at the Diphu bound Cachar Express between Diphu Railway station and Ninglang Railway station in Karbi Anglong district.  
  • April 16: A police patrolling party finds a powerful IED at Disobai, under Bokolia police station of Karbi Anglong district prior to commencement of polling at 7 am.  
  • April 17: KLNLF militants trigger two blasts injuring two BSF personnel near Jampar Hansa village under Borpathar Police Station in Karbi Anglong District.  
  • April 27: A suspected KLNLF cadre is killed at Rongar-ah village, Langlakso of Dokmoka outpost under Howraghat PS in an encounter with the army.  
  • May 13: A joint team of Assam and Meghalaya police arrest Pongbi Dilli alias Pradiop Terang, the chief of KLNLF from Motinagar locality of Shillong.  
  • May 26: The 5th Rajputana Riffle apprehends a woman Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) cadre from Langlakso area of Dokmoka outpost under Howraghat police station. The detained militant is identified as Jangni Tissopi (25) of Mentila, Diphu.  
  • June 1:  The Army claims that it destroyed a Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front camp at Upper Deopani region killing one KLNLF militant on the spot and injuring several others.  
  • June 3: One KLNLF militant is killed in an encounter with the Army in Karbi Anglong.
  • June 26: Two KLNLF militants are killed by security forces at Bagmari under Howraghat police station in Karbi Anglong.
  • June 28: Two KLNLF militants are killed by Army in Miki Basti in Karbi Anglong district.
  • June 28: Two KLNLF cadres are arrested in Gohpur.
  • July 1: One KLNLF camp is busted in a special operation launched by BSF troops in the hilly terrain of Tarapong in Golaghat district.
  • Aug 3: Three KLNLF cadres are arrested by security forces at Hamren in Karbi Anglong and 14 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, 5 Kg of Gelatin Sticks, 60 metres of Fuse wire and 50 Detonators are seized from them.
  • August 28: One KLNLF militant is killed in an encounter with the Army at Srilangshu in Karbi Anglong district.
  • September 13: Police recovers a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a banana farm at Kheroni in Karbi Anglong. Nine extortion notes belonging to KLNLF and some documents related to Hindu Liberation Army are also found.
  • September 15: KLNLF expresses its willingness for talks with the government. According to sources, two KLNLF leaders met top police officials on September 13 and the outfit may lay down arms by the end of September if everything goes well.
  • September 20: KLNLF asserts that it would never surrender weapons for the sake of any political dialogue though it would wait for a response from the government till the end of September.
  • September 29: KLNLF declares indefinite extension of truce with the authorities from October 1, 2009.
  • October 16: The Sonitpur police personnel of Karbi Anglong district arrest a dreaded extremist of the Karbi National Liberation Front from Sem-Engti village. The extremist is identified as Babul Engti (19).
  • November 10: One suspected Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) cadre is killed at Hawai Engti village under Baithalangso police station of Hamren sub division during a joint encounter with Assam police and Indian Gorkha Regiment.
  • November 11: Eight KLNLF militants surrender with weapons before the Army at Dinjan Military Station.
  • November 27: Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) declares unilateral cease-fire for a period of three months beginning December 1, according to R Dera, publicity secretary of the organisation.
  • December 23: According to BSF sources, KLNLF, based in Assam’s Golaghat and Karbi Anglong districts, has declared an unilateral ceasefire and all its cadres are expected to lay down arms next month.
  • December 27: According to reports, the Centre says yes to ceasefire with the KLNLF. KLNLF recently announced unilateral ceasefire for three months, from December 1 till March 1 2010, in the interest of peace and a political solution to the Karbi issue. Two top KLNLF leaders, through mediators, had held several rounds of talks with SB ADGP Khagen Sarma, representative of the State Government, in this regard. They were, however, not ready to lay down arms until the government assured a political solution to the Karbi issue. The Assam Government referred the matter to the Centre for approval. According to sources, the Union Home Ministry has given its approval for ceasefire with the KLNLF and also assured to consider the outfit’s demand for a separate Karbi State.
DHD
  • February 5: Four employees of a Chennai-based company, engaged in a seismic survey, are abducted by BW militants from their work site in Langting area under Maibong Police Station in the North Cachar Hills District. The abducted employees are identified as Suresh Kumar, Nitish Kumar, Mahinder and Sarthak.
  • February 7: Chennai-based undertaking Indian Oil Tanking Limited, temporarily suspends its seismic survey operations in the North Cachar Hills District following the reported abduction of its four surveyors by suspected Black Widow militants from the work site at Langting under Maibong Police Station in the evening of February 5.
  • February 11: Munit Bodo, a school teacher, is shot dead by Militants belonging to the BW outfit at Maibong area in the North Cachar Hills District. • February 11: A Hindi-speaking trader, identified as Rameshwar Sahu, is killed by Suspected NSCN-K militants at Lower Haflong town. The son of the slain trader, Satrughna Sahu, said that the militant outfit had served extortion notice on his father demanding INR 1 50000 by February 6.
  • February 12: Militants shoot dead one DHD militant, identified as Lojendra Langthasa, of the rival BW fraction at Khalimindisa under Maibong Police Station of North Cachar Hills District.
  • February 19: The four surveyors of a Chennai-based company, abducted from their Langting work site on February 5, are released in North Cachar Hills District.
  • March 7: One DHD(J) militant and a villager are shot dead in separate incidents in Assam’s North Cachar Hills district. 
  • March 8: Jogendra Langthasa, 65, is killed at Gunjung by suspected DHD(J) ultras. Langthasa’s mother also sustains bullet injuries in the incident. 
  • April 1: Three DHD cadres are arrested by Guwahati city police with Rs 1 crore which they brought to purchase arms. 
  • April 8: DHD militants ambush a convoy of Election Commission’s observers in N.C. Hills district. 
  • April 10: One CRPF constable is killed and 17 persons are injured in bullet attack by suspected DHD(Jewel Gorlosa) militants in a passenger train in North Cachar Hills district. 
  • April 11: Two special police officers (SPO) are killed and another is injured as suspected DHD (Jewel) militants attack a goods train at Dijaodra under Langting PS in NC Hills.
  • April 12: Suspected DHD(J) militants open indiscriminate firing at Dautahaza railway station near Maibong in NC Hills. 
  • April 18: Suspected DHD militants open fire on a goods train between Lumding and Haflong near Migrendisa station on the metre gaudge rail track of NF Railways. 
  • April 19: Two DHD(J) militants responsible for violence in NC Hills are arrested by police at Dimapur.
  • April 19: Suspected DHD militants attack Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) at Harangajao, 40 kms from Haflong and injure Constable Atul Kumar and porter Anil Kumar critically. Atul Kumar dies later.  
  • April 20: Six people, including five security persons and a civilian are killed in attacks by the DHD(J) militants in NC Hills district.
  • April 20: Tapan Das, headmaster, Railing ME School under Diyungmukh PS is shot at by suspected DHD militants. 
  • April 21: Assam Rifles nabs two DHD(J) militants at Sangtam Tilla area of Dimapur. 
  • April 22: One self-styled DHD(Jewel) corporal is shot dead in an encounter with the Army in N C Hills. 
  • April 23: Sanjay Singh, an Army Jawan is killed and two others are seriously injured in a gun battle with suspected DHD(J) militants in NC hills district. 
  • April 26: DHD(J) attacks in two relief trains injuring three security personnel. Three security persons are injured in the first attck on the engine of a relief train between Mahur and Migrengdisa stations in N C hills. The second attack takes place at Bagetar, 74kms from Badarpur station, in another relief train.
  • April 26: DHD(J) attacks a joint team of BSF and police engaged in combing operations at Thousanpur under Umrangsu PS in NC Hills around 7 pm. 
  • May 1: Two DHD(J) militants are nabbed in Shillong with Rs 50 lakh in cash from a vehicle meant for arms purchase for the outfit. The arrested are identified as Aten Haflongbari and Darshing Rongpi of DHD (J) faction. 
  • May 2: In a massive operation by Meghalaya police and the Army in Jaintia Hills district bordering Assam’s Karbi Anglong district camps of Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) Jewel militants are busted. 
  • May 6: Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police picks up five persons from different parts of the city for having alleged nexus with banned outfit Dima Halam Daogah (DHD-J).  
  • May 7: DHD(J) militants attack a goods train by removing fish plates from track and derails the train at a place between Diaojabra and Langting railway stations in North Cachar Hills District. Ten wagons of the train derailed and a security person and a few railway staff receive minor injuries.
  • May 8: Increasing militancy-related violence like kidnapping and killing in NC Hills district jeopardizes work on the Rs 800-crore NC Hills Highway project commissioned by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), with the major contractors Gammon India, Valecha Engineering, TBL and Continental Engineering Corporation considering an absolute withdrawal from the project. 
  • May 10: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi orders joint operations by security forces to restore normalcy in NC Hills district. 
  • May 22: Five policemen are injured as DHD-J militants open fire at a train going from Lumding to Dijaobra at a place between Hatikhali and Dijaobra in North Cachar Hills district. Three of the policemen receive serious injury. 
  • May 30: City Police detains Mohit Hojai, Chief Executive Member of the NC Hills District Autonomous Council from his residence in NC Hills. The State Cabinet recommends to the Governor SC Mathur to take appropriate action on the NC Hills District Autonomous Council after the Chief Executive Member Mohit Hojai was detained by the police. Hojai allegedly provided the money (Rs 1 crore) to be paid to an international arms dealing racket on April 1, against which the DHD (J) had already received the consignment, which included more than 60 rifles of AK series. Police also arrests RH Khan, joint director, Social Welfare Department in this connection. 
  • June 1:  Two DHD (J) militants are killed in an encounter with the Army while busting a camp near Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district. A substantial quantity of arms is recovered as the Army continued its crackdown after launching operations against Black Widow militants in North Cachar Hills district of Assam.
  • June 1: The Central Government decides to direct the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of two cases registered by Assam Police relating to seizure of weapons and cash amounting to Rs 1 crore allegedly involving the top office bearers of the N C Hills Autonomous Council.
  • June 1: Police detains Depulal Hojai, former CEM of the NC Hills District Autonomous Council, from an area in the city in charge of payment of money to insurgent outfits. 
  • June 3: Assam Police arrests DHD(J) chief Jewel Garlosa and two of his accomplices in Bangalore. The two others arrested are identified as self-styled deputy commander-in-chief Partha Warisa and self-styled finance secretary Sahidur Rahman. The team led by DIG GP Singh had been waiting in Bengaluru for the arrival of Jewel Garlosa for the last ten days. Jewel, who was operating from Nepal, came to Bengaluru to renew his passport. 
  • June 4: The Guwahati city police gun down Frankey Dimasa, the self-styled foreign secretary of Dima Halam Daogah (J) in an encounter.
  • June 6: Dima Halam Daogah (J) chairman Jewel Garlosa along with the other two arrested persons, Ahshringdaw Warisa and Samir Ahmed, are remanded to 14 days’ custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup.
  • June 14: A DHD-J cadre is shot dead by the Army at Langma under Mahur PS in Maibong in NC Hills district.
  • June 19: DHD (J) supremo Jewel Garlosa’s 14-day remand under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) ends and he is produced before the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, which remanded him to ten days police custody along with Partha Warisa, another top DHD (J) leader.
  • June 25: A guide of DHD(J) is killed in an encounter with personnel of 8 Sikh Regiment near Diduki village under Maibang police station.  
  • July 8: One DHD-J cadre is shot dead in an encounter with army troops at Mupa under Maibong police station area in NC Hills.
  • July 18: Two DHD(J) militants are killed in an encounter with security forces in North Cachar Hills district.
  • August 10: Members of Dilip Nunisa faction of the DHD start depositing arms in accordance with the revised ground rules at its designated camp in Maibong in the presence of N.C.Hills Superintendent of Police Anurag Tangkha.
  • August 25: Arrested arms smuggler Vannesem from Mizoram confesses to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) that Shiilong is a transit point for transshipment of arms and ammunition to the DHD-J.
  • August 29: Two DHD-J militants are arrested from Amteka Dwimuguri under Bijni police station in Chirang district.
  • August 31: According to police reports, DHD-J has established links with the anti-talk Ranjan Daimary faction of the NDFB and are now working together.
  • September 8: A breakaway faction of the DHD-J, formed in March 2009 and led by James Dimasa, says it will not surrender as his faction had not been contacted by the authorities.
  • September 10: Majority of cadres of the DHD-J are expected to surrender with arms and ammunition in North Cachar Hill district by September 15 next, the deadline set by the Union Home Ministry. A highly placed official source says that about 150 cadres of the Black Widow are expected to lay down arms under the leadership of a top leader Daniel Dimasa. The cadres are expected to gather in Haflong by September 13.
  • September 13: DHD-J militants, led by Daniel Dimasa, reports to the Red Shield Division of the army and are brought to a makeshift camp in Jatinga where they start surrendering weapons. This first batch of DHD-J coming overground contains 193 cadres and they deposit more than 60 weapons including 30 AK series rifles, M-16 rifles, G-3 rifles and pistols. A formal ceremony for laying down arms would be organized after the ongoing process is completed.
  • September 14: A second group of 179 DHD-J cadres, led by Maurang Dimasa, come overground and deposit arms at the 5th Assam Police battalion headquarter in Sontilla near Haflong. The group surrenders 75 weapons which include 32 AK-56 rifles, 2 rocket launchers, 2 Universal machine guns, 6 M-16 rifles and 13 pistols.
  • September 15: According to sources, DHD-J has held back an undisclosed number of weapons with it for self-defense and in case of something going wrong with the talks. Also, according to the outfit, they have no more cadres left to come overground.
  • September 18: DHD-J seeks for a camp at Mahur in N.C.Hills district so that Naga militant groups do not get an edge as DHD-J has laid down its arms.
  • September 21: 12 DHD-J cadres surrender before Karbi Anglong police with four AK series rifles and 590 ammunition.
  • September 22: According to sources, nearly 50 armed cadres of DHD-J are still unaccounted for in N.C.Hills district. The outfit had given a list of about 450 cadres but only 373 have deposited weapons and moved into the designated camps on September 13 and 14.
  • September 23: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says that he would attend the formal surrender of arms by the DHD-J in Haflong on October 2.
  • September 30: Sixteen DHD-J cadres, who were seeking asylum at Manipur’s Churachandpur district, surrender before HQ 27 Sector, Assam Rifles in Manipur.
  • October 2: DHD-J cadres ceremonially surrender before Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at a function in Haflong. They also lay down a cache of arms including 76 AK series assault rifles, 23 M-16 rifles, 3 G-series rifles, nine 7.62 SLR rifles, one RPG, eight US carbines, five mortars, 18 pistols and a huge quantity of ammunition. Led by commander-in-chief of the outfit, Niranjan Hojai, 382 cadres of DHD-J lay down arms before the government. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced a special package of Rs.50 Crores for N.C.Hills on this occasion.
  • October 28: Surrendered DHD(J) militants attack a vehicle of ABCI, a construction company, and beaten up the driver of the vehicle at Kapucherra in N. C. Hills district where a designated camp for the surrendered militants has been erected.
  • November 17: In a charge-sheet submitted by NIA on November 17 it is mentioned that the dreaded gunrunner Joseph Mizo alias Vanlalchhana who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) during the course of its investigation into the diversion of public money to insurgent activities, had supplied at least ten consignments of sophisticated arms and ammunition to the Dima Halam Daogah (J) in the recent past. The sophisticated weapons included various models of arms including rifles of the latest N-16 series. The gunrunner in return had received payment of Rs 1 crore at least on three occasions.
  • November 18: Six DHD cadres, belonging to the Nunisa faction, fly away along with five AK-47 rifles from the Diyungmukh designated camp in NC Hills district.
  • December 7: Former North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) CEM Mohet Hojai, DHD-J leader Jewel Garlosa and 11 others are produced before the Special CBI Court in Guwahati for hearing in connection with the case relating to drainage of NCHAC funds to militants.

Others

  • January 4: In a joint operation by Police and personnel of the Jat Regiment, two Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) cadres are arrested from Bogribari in the Dhubri District.
  • January 5: Bharalumukh police arrest six persons in connection with the January 1 blast at Bhutnath from Rangiya. Additional SP city Jayashri Khersa revealed that Imran Choudhury (24), Sanjib Talukdar (22), Hemanta Phukan (33), Ganesh Kumar (42), Ravinder Singh (42) and Tarun Kalita (26) had roles in the blast.
  • January 5: Sonitpur police launch a massive crackdown against the distributors and retailers of Reliance Telecom Limited (RTL) who provided SIM cards without proper verification, which resulted in the SIMs landing in the hands of the terrorists. Nine persons are arrested in this connection.
  • January 13: Suspected militants kill two personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and injured another by opening fire inside a BRO camp at Chimen Chapori in the Dhemaji District.
  • January 13: In an encounter with the Assam Police at Lahorijan Market in the Karbi Anglong District, one NSCN-K militant is killed and a civilian is injured near the Assam-Nagaland border.
  • January 16: Seven hardcore militants of Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) are arrested. The arrested militants are Abdul Rahman, Abdul Mazid Sheikh, Nazrul Islam, Akhrul Zaman Talukdar, Halim Ali, Kamizuddin and Mokiul Islam Miah.
  • January 17: In an encounter with the Army, two militants, including the founder general secretary of the PLFM, John Jubilee D. Shera Marak, are killed at Hat Hati bridge near Singhimari village on the National Highway 37 in the Bongaigaon District.
  • January 22: Two MULTA militants, identified as Hatem Ali and Fazrul Ali, are arrested by SFs from Sirajuli area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in the Sonitpur District.
  • January 24: SF personnal arrest two MULTA militants, Sahidur Rahman and Nasiruddin from Sadartilla along the Assam-Bangladesh border and Kaliabor in the Nagaon District, repectively.
  • February 1: Surrender of 20 AANLA militants before the 181 Brigade of the Army at Bokajan in the Karbi Anglong District.
  • February 5: Four surveyors of a Chennai-based company are abducted from their Langting work site on February 5, by militants of the DNLF.
  • February 12: Two AANLA cadres, identified as Sanju Gowla and Samal Topno, are arrested by Assam Rifles personnel from a hotel at Thelamara in the Sonitpur District.
  • March 25: Eleven persons are injured, some of them seriously following a grenade blast near the Kanaklata Civil Hospital.
  • April 4: One MULTA cadre is arrested by 21 Jat Regiment from Char-Bidyapara under Dhubri PS.
  • April 8: Two persons are arrested by police in Dhekiajuli in connection with Aril 6 blast.
  • April 8: One MULTA cadre, Jamaluddin (34) is arrested from Gauripur in Dhubri district by 21 Jat Regiment based in Panbari.
  • April 8: A suspected NSCN(IM) militant is nabbed by Bokajan police from Sarupathar, Golaghat district. 
  • April 10: 21 Jat Regiment arrests one MULTA cadre with two powerful IEDs from Kismat Hasdoh village under Dhubri PS.  
  • April 11: MULTA cadres Abdul Ali and Rahim Ali are arrested at Itakhola. 
  • April 17: Two BSF personnel sustain multiple injuries when a bomb, planted on the bank of river Chang, 6 kms away from Chakihola under Barpathar PS in Karbi Anglong, explodes.   
  • April 20: Three MULTA activists are arrested at Rajapathar under Bakaliaghat in Karbi Anglong by Red Horn Divisions Rajputna rifles. 
  • April 23: Two security men are killed and seven others including four civilians are injured when unidentified militants fired at a lorry in which they were traveling at Wardingsa under Maibong PS. 
  • April 25: One MULTA rebel is arrested by Dhubri police 21 Jat Regiment of the army from Tokkreswara village.
  • April 27:  Five MULTA cadres are arrested by Troops of 11 Maratha Light Infantry of Red Horns Division at Katalgi under Bilasipara subdivision in Dhubri district. 
  • April 28: Suspected NSCN(IM) rebels kill three women by opening fire at Eya, a Dimasa village,  under Maibong PS in N C hills district and set the houses ablaze. 
  • May 3: Two people are shot dead by unidentified militants at Kukicherra, about 40 kilometres from the Hailakandi town. The deceased are: an assistant manager of Kukicherra Sub Tea Garden under the Dhalai Tea Garden in Hailakandi District, Anil Trigun, and his bodyguard, Manoj Kumar. 
  • May 4: One employee of a construction firm MK Engineers at West Maligaon in Guwahati, is abducted by unidentified militants from Belsiri camp under Dhekiajuli revenue circle of Sonitpur District. The firm is engaged in railway bridge construction from Dhekiajuli railway station to New Missamari railway station. 
  • May 5: Suspected Naga militants kill two SF personnel and injure two others at Baghjaan in Karbi Anglong District, who were escorting private vehicles passing through Assam-Nagaland border in Karbi Anglong District. Two slain SF personnel were identified as Rajesh Kumar of the CRPF and Lakhi Prasad Deuri of Assam Police.
  • May 6: Dhemaji police and troops of 2nd Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army nab Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) ‘sergeant major’ Young Jung Gonggu (23) in a joint operation at Balichari of Assam-Arunachal border area. 
  • May 8: Unidentified gunmen torch down 14 houses in Jorai Basti, a Dimasa village in Haflong. 
  • May 9: Unidentified gunmen burn down thirty-seven houses belonging to Dimasa people at Phaiding village under Mahur Police Station killing three persons and injuring as many of the same village. Those killed are identified as Thangjen Dibragede (37), Niprojoy Dibragede (20) and Hotolal Dibragede (40). Hotolal succumbed to his injuries at Maibang Rural Hospital.
  • May 9: Citizen’s Rights Protection Volunteers (CRPV) — a new outfit — takes responsibility for the burning down of Dimasa villages on May 9 and 8. 
  • May 10: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi orders joint operation of police and army in NC Hills against the groups involved in recent violence. 
  • May 11: Unidentified miscreants burn down about 40 abandoned houses in two villages – Guilung and Jaloa under Maibang PS. 
  • May 14: Three MULTA cadres are arrested by 11 Maratha Regiment of Gosaigaon Army from Kumarganj market at Tamarhat in Kokrajhar district. 
  • May 16: The Indian Army arrest five Adivasi Cobra militants from Sialmari village under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district and 3 MULTA activists from Tamarhat area near Assam-Bengal border of Kokrajhar district.
  • May 21: At least eight houses of Dibaola village inhabited by the Dimasas under Maibang police station are torched by unidentified miscreants at about 4.30 AM. Again at about 1.30 PM 23 houses of Nriambunglo inhabited by the Jeme people under Mahur police station are burnt down by miscreants. In another incident atleast 26 houses of Jaloa village inhabited by Zeme people are burnt down at about 4.30 PM. 
  • May 27: The 11 Maratha Light Infantry of the Red Horns Division apprehend a suspected member of Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam (ACMA), Jogesh Hembrom (32), son of Lt Satish Hembrom at Bhadiaguri under Gossaigaon PS.
  • May 27:  Four officials of a Kolkata-based construction company engaged by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) are abducted by suspected rebels in Assam's Kokrajhar. Three of them are later released. According to Kokrajhar SP, Director of the firm Pradeep Roy is still in captivity. According to TNN report, the officials of Pradeep Structural Development Pvt Ltd were on their way to an NTPC project site at Salakati when they were waylaid. Apart from Roy, CEO Tarun Chatterjee, engineers Tarun Roy and Jagatjyoti Pal and driver Bablu Bahan were whisked away.  
  • May 28: Unidentified miscreants kill two innocent boys Nehameabe Zeme, 15, and Sereabe Zeme 14, and also torch at least 26 vacant houses including one L P school and one community hall of Mabao village inhabited by the Zeme people, 18 km from Haflong at about 11 am. 
  • May 29: A 55-year-old Dimasa tribal woman is killed and two men are injured in an attack by rival community (Zemi Naga) at Phaiding village in troubled North Cachar hills district. The attack is in retaliation to the killings of two Zemi Naga villagers, who were shot dead on May 28 allegedly by people of Dimasa community in the village.
  • May 29: Two persons suspected to be from a Garo militant group were arrested from Dadengiri of west Garo Hills district of Meghalaya by 3 Sikh Regiment based at Lakhipur under Goalapra district today. The two miscreants were identified as Raji Sangma (32) and Raising Sangma (30). 
  • May 31: One Heyanam Zeme is gunned down at Juraibasti near Haflong. 33 year Zeme is killed in retaliation to the killing of one Bhadra Langthasa yesterday.
  • May 31: Citizens’ Rights Preservation Volunteers (CRPV), a new outfit, accused of torching Dimasa villages squarely blames the DHD (Jewel) for the recent spat of violence in the NC Hills. Mason Zeliang, who claimed himself as the co-ordinator of CRPV, says that the jewel faction of the DHD targetted the Hmars in 2002 and Karbis in 2005 as their design of ethnic cleansing. This time the DHD (J)’s target is Zeliangrong Nagas. 
  • June 1: The Central Government decides to direct the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the investigation of two cases registered by Assam Police relating to seizure of weapons and cash amounting to Rs 1 crore allegedly involving the top office bearers of the N C Hills Autonomous Council. The cases were handed over by the Centre in exercise of the powers under Section 6(5) of the National Investigation Agency Act, and an order directing the National Investigation Agency accordingly has been issued, according to official sources.
  • June 1: Police detains Depulal Hojai, former CEM of the NC Hills District Autonomous Council, from an area in the city in charge of payment of money to insurgent outfits.
  • June 1:  Two UPDS cadres are killed in an anti-insurgency operation launched by the 19 Guard Garwal regiment of Indian army at Upper Deopani area located inside the Nambor Reserve Forest, some 30 kilometer from Bokajan town.
  • June 2: Depulal Hojai, former CEM of the Council, who was detained by the city police for questioning on Monday is released.
  • June 2: Two houses belonging to Dimasa people are burnt by miscreants at Mahur. 
  • June 3: A four-member team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrives Guwahati in order to take the charge of investigation of the Mohit Hojai case from the police. 
  • June 3: Miscreants kill five persons and critically injure one child and burn down at least 54 houses of Boro-Chenam and Kampai village under Haflong Police Station inhabited by Jeme people. The deceased are identified as Kriyaile Newme (60), Rangkuatuile Newme (28), Pehiahumgle Newme (11), Ihungbamle Newme (8) and Paudeihungbe Riame (16). The child who was injured is Kilungyibe Newme (4).
  • June 3: Sonai police along with the 5 Assam Riffles apprehend all the 13 miscreants of “Manmasi National Christian Army” including their commander-in-chief who came to Bhuvan Hill. “Manmasi National Christian Army”, a new group of miscreants consisting of 15 rebels, formed by Hmar people about 6 months back. This group of miscreants dressed in black with a red cross on their back along with arms, used to come to Tipaimukh through Barak river by boat and climb up the Bhuvan Hill. They threaten and ask the Hindu riang people of Tezpur village including the priest of their famous Hindu temple to convert into Christianity. 
  • June 4: Unidentified militants gun down Nayanjyoti Goswami, a youth in the Hazarikapara area under Sipajhar PS. Another youth Jyotish Sharma is injured in the firing.
  • June 4: A Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) cadre identified as Bikash Roy (21) is arrested by 21 Jat Regiment based at Agomoni from Kherbari village under Golokganj police station of Dhubri district.
  • June 4: Three Manipur-based militants are arrested from the Kahilipara area of the city.
  • June 4: Three houses of Zeme Naga village are torched by militants at Longmang village near Haflong.
  • June 8: No less than 37 houses belonging to Dimasa people of Lailing village under Mahur Police station and of Diduki village under Maibang police station are burnt down by miscreants in two separate incidents. According to the police two houses at Lailing village some 7 KM from Mahur are burnt down by the miscreants at Diduki village a group of militants fire indiscriminately and torch 35 houses out of 45 houses of the village.
  • June 11: Security forces apprehend two MULTA activists from a remote area of Nankey Chapori under Thelamara police station on Sonitpur district.
  • June 14: ANLA ‘commander’ Daria Munda alias Bayu Munda is gunned down by the Army at Bengenabeel in Bokajan. The body of businessman Gopal Parikh, who had been kidnapped from Bokajan recently, is found at Khaijungjan.
  • June 15: Haflong police arrests nine NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) officials on the charge of trying to burn some documents inside the council office. Arrested persons include NCHAC cashier Thanthunga Barte, UDA Ranjan Dey, LDAs R Hrangthunghana Pena, Joy Joseph and Hrangsangkham Reangsete. Apart from them, the police also arrested Lalsang Lianmar, SK Huapa and fourth grade staff Laltham Ung Renthuvez and Toamjkhokam Hengna.
  • June 16: Twelve persons including eight minors are killed in a gruesome attack in North Cachar Hills district while the miscreants also set ablaze around 20 houses of the Michidui village under Haflong police station. Two others are injured in the attack and are shifted to Haflong for treatment. The village is inhabited by Zeme Naga people.
  • June 28: Two suspected MULTA activists are detained by the 5th Red Horns Rajputana Rifles from Patradisa under Bakalaighat police station in Howraghat.
  • June 30: Three Zeme Naga females are killed in NC Hills by suspected Dimasa activists.
  • July 1: Five extremists are killed in an encounter with the Army, police and CRPF at Dehikata Reserve Forest under Mornai police station in Goalpara district.
  • July 1: Five persons including a woman and three children are killed in an attack by unidentified miscreants at Samkhor village under Maibong police station.
  • July 3: A NSCN-IM militant is killed and another is injured in an encounter with the Army in North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 4: An unidentified militant is killed along the Assam – Meghalaya border in West Garo Hills district.
  • July 8: An ex-BLT cade is killed by unknown assailants at Batipara in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 9: KLO Chairman Jibon Singha is arrested by Bangladesh police.
  • July 10: A PREPAK militant is arrested by 11 field Regiment of the Army from Jiribum bridge area in Silchar.
  • July 13: 18 houses belonging to villagers of Dimasas tribe are set ablaze by suspected Zeme Naga militants at Hadingma, around 65 kilometers from Haflong, in the North Cachar Hills District.
  • July 16: Four MULTA activists are arrested by personnel of 46 Assam Rifles and Singri police from Brahmaputra char area in Dhekiajuli.
  • July 18: Around 25 houses are torched by Zeme Naga militants at Joypur-Sanpur Dimasa village under Lakhipur subdivision in NC Hills district. NSCN is suspected to be involved in the incident.
  • July 18: 64 cadres belonging to the Sinlung’s People Liberation Army (SPLA), a militant outfit surrenders to the 3rd Assam Rifles.
  • July 18: Three suspected jihadis are held with five crude bombs from Sapkata in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 20: Three unidentified militants are killed in an encounter with the police at Harmuti Chandmari under Harmuti outpost under Laluk PS in North Lakhimpur.
  • July 22: According to security force sources, a new militant outfit, National Liberation Council of Tami-Land (NLCTL), is trying to spread in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border areas.
  • July 23: A highly powered Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing about three kilogram is recovered by the troops of 65 Field Regiment of Red Horns Division from the embankment of the river Nonoi at village Hapamara under Khairabari police station in Darrang district.
  • July 25: Two suspected MSCN militants are arrested by the troops of 318 Field Regiment of the Dah Division and the Namtola police from Namtola area along Assam-Nagaland border.
  • July 26: Security forces recover a cache of arms and ammunition, including 10 kgs of RDX, 80 powerful gelatin sticks and 25 detonators hidden by the ULFA inside the upper Dihing reserve forest in Tinsukia district.
  • July 26: Three AANLA militants are arrested by the security forces from Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 26: Two KYKL militants are arrested by the CRPF from Panjabari area in Guwahati.
  • July 28: Suspected Naga militants kills two Dimasa farmers in Maibong subdivision of North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 28: Five persons, suspected to be members of a Muslim fundamentalist group and ULFA and involved in the Oct 30 blasts, are apprehended from various places of Sonitpur district in a major operation carried out by police and security forces.
  • July 31: One MULTA cadre is arrested by Assam Rifles from a Tezpur-bound bus near Gatanga under Bebejia police outpost in Sonitpur district.
  • Aug 1: One Zemi Naga girl and a boy are shot dead by miscreants in two separate incidents in N.C. Hills.
  • Aug 2: One former BLT cadre is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Nayekgaon under Kokrajhar police station.
  • Aug 3: A powerful explosive fitted with a Programmable Time Device (PTD) meant for terror strike in Guwahati, is recovered by police from a Guwahati-bound passenger bus.
  • Aug 4: Three NSCN(IM) rebels are apprehended by the CRPF from the Namtola area under Sonari police station in Sivasagar district.
  • Aug 4: Suspected Naga rebels gun down a former headman of a Dimasa-dominated village under Langting outpost in N.C.Hills.
  • August 6: Huge quantities of explosives are seized and three persons are arrested by police from a village along the Indo-Bangla border in Karimganj district.
  • August 6: Army recovers one Kg of explosives and nine detonator sticks from Sapakhowa in Sadiya in Tinsukia district.
  • August 6: One UNLF cadre is apprehended by the 11 Field Regiment (Red Shield Division) from Sibapurikhal village in Silchar.
  • August 8: Two NSCN-IM militants are arrested by police from Dharkota village in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 8: Security forces recover two powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from Kokrajhar district.
  • August 9: One NSCN-K militant is arrested by a joint team of the Army and police from a ticket counter of the Assam State Transport Corporation in Tinsukia.
  • August 9: CRPF personnel recover explosive materials meant for making IEDs from Koila Mandir Bazar near the Chief Minister’s official residence in Guwahati.
  • August 10: A trader is abducted by suspected militants of United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) from South Hailakandi village in Assam-Mizoram border.
  • August 10: ULFA, NDFB, Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF) and Tripura People's Democratic Front (TPDF) calls for boycott of the Independence Day celebrations and ask people to observe a general strike on August 15.
  • August 12: Kamrup (Rural) district police recovers explosives including 60 electronic detonators and several metres of fuse wire from a bus coming from Tezpur to Guwahati.
  • August 13: Troops of the Army’s 19th Battalion, the Kumaon Regiment of 181 Mountain Brigade and the police recover huge amount of arms and ammunition in Ghurmuria Reserve Forest of Tinsukia district. The explosives recovered include 50 kgs of explosives, 104 Electronic Detonators, 22 metres of Safety Fuze, 10 metres of Detonating Cordex, 10 rounds of 9 mm caliber and one 9 mm magazine.
  • August 14: Seven IEDs are recovered by police and CRPF personnel from the Assam-Meghalaya border on the edge of Guwahati city.
  • August 14: One bomb is found near a petrol pump in Rakhaldubi in Bongaingaon district.
  • August 17: Naga militants attack a Dimasa village, Bonkhoi under Maibong sub-dvision, 127 km from Haflong and kills one Dimasa woman and injuring a few others. They also burn down at least 32 houses in the village.
  • August 17: Two powerful IEDs are found by Army personnel on railway tracks under a bridge in Sonitpur district.
  • August 18: Three NSCN (IM) militants are arrested by a joint team of the Army and the police from Namtola under Sonari police station in Sivasagar district.
  • August 27: Special operation teams of 46, Assam Rifles recover a huge quantity of explosives from Ghoramari-Dhekiajuli area in Sonitpur district.
  • August 30: Two KLO militants, including the sister of the outfit’s commander-in-chief Jibon Singha, are arrested in a joint operation by the army and police from Maoriapara in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 30: Two NSCN-K militants are apprehended by the army and huge quantities of arms and ammunition are seized from them in an operation in Langrangjao under Harangjao police station in N.C.Hills district.
  • September 9: Two PULF militants are arrested by troops of the 11 Field Regiment (Red Shield Division) from Kachudaram in Cachar.
  • September 9: According to intelligence sources, Manipur based militant groups PULF and PLA are on recruitment drive in Jiribam, Jirighat, Lakhipur and Sonai areas in Cachar.
  • September 11: One NSCN-K militant is killed and three others arrested by a joint team of the army and the police from Lungchirum village in North Cachar hills district.
  • September 13: India and Bhutan pledge for a joint fight in securing their borders besides stationing more guards at the frontiers as more information about the alleged nexus between Maoist groups of Bhutan and militants in northeast India coming to the fore.
  • September 13: Three AANLA cadres are arrested by 10th battalion of the BSF from Gelabeel area under Borpathat police station in Golaghat district.
  • September 14: In the annual conference of directors-general and inspectors-general held at New Delhi, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram says that Naxalites are tying up with insurgents in northeastern states and are seeking ideological resonance and tactical understanding with them and lending support to their secessionist ideology and demand. He also says that insurgency in the North-East has been sustained due to the extensive international border which the militants could freely cross over and take shelter in the neighbouring countries where arms and ammunition are easily available.
  • September 15: On the second day of the annual conference of directors-general and inspectors-general held at New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says that the situation in the North East is far from comfortable and the centre is concerned over the current levels of violence in Assam and Manipur.
  • September 16: Leaders of various insurgent groups of Assam says that the cadres in ceasefire mode are getting restive and threatening to go underground again as the Centre was taking no steps to further the peace process after entering into a truce.
  • September 18: One AANLA militant is arrested by BSF from Kanpur area in Golaghat district.
  • September 18: Suspected karbi militants abduct two officials working for Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. from an area along the Karbi Anglong and Nagaon border.
  • September 21: The two officials of Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. abducted on September 18 are rescued by a joint team of Nagaon and Karbi Anglong police from Therekbasti in Hauraghat of Karbi Anglong district.
  • September 25: According to intelligence agencies attempts are being made to revive the Indo-Burma Revolutionary Front (IBRF). The IBRF was formed by the ULFA, NSCN-K and the UNLF on May 22, 1990 in Kachin in Myanmar.
  • September 25: One AANLA cadre is arrested from Dulia Tea Garden in Dibrugarh district in a joint operation by the 18th battalion of the Jat Regiment and Khowang police.
  • September 26: The manager of a Construction Company is kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Gelagaon construction site in Udalguri district. Another small trader from Bhairabkunda is also abducted by some armed miscreants.
  • September 29: One AANLA cadre is arrested by a joint team of Doomdooma Police and 8 Garhwal Rifles from the area of Tara tea garden near Doomdooma in Tinsukia district.
  • October 1: Army arrests five members of Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam from Saraibal in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 2: Surrendered cadres of the United Progressive Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) deposits arms with the police in Karbi Anglong district. The deposited arms include seven AK-47 rifles, two AK-56 rifles, two UDGL rifles with 13 magazines, a G-3 rifle with 3 magazines, one SLR with five magazines, one US-made carbine, three pistols and assorted ammunitions.
  • October 4: Two NSCN cadres are arrested by police from Haflong market.
  • October 5: One girl, injured during the attack in Bhimajuli village on October 4 by NDFB militants, succumb to her injuries in the hospital, taking the total death toll of the incident to 12.
  • October 5: The situation in Bhimajuli and Balichand areas of Sonitpur district remain tense following the killing of 12 people by NDFB militants on October 4. People come out to protest the killings and attack a vehicle of a magistrate and stone police vehicles. They also burn a few thatched houses. Meanwhile. the state government have called out the Army in the district to control the situation.
  • October 6: A team of Detective Branch (DB) arrests Military commander of ULFA Bimol Roy from the Pallabi residence of DK Roy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After expiry of remand, the DB police also took Bimol on a fresh three-day remand on October 8. ULFA commander Bimol is now being interrogated at the TFI cell on fresh remand.
  • October 7: One woman, injured during the attack in Bhimajuli village on October 4 by NDFB militants, dies in Guwahati Medical College Hospital taking the death toll of the incident to 13.
  • October 9: Union Home Joint Secretary Naveen Verma informs at Guwahati that in order to ensure that all the militants who come out to surrender are genuine cadres of that outfit, the Centre has involved various agencies at various levels for joint verification.
  • October 10: PTI reports that according to garden officials suspected NSCN-IM cadres serve an extortion notice demanding Rs 1 crore from the Hollonguri Tea estate owned by Andrew Yule and Company. But later on October 13, this was denied by the management of the TE.
  • October 14: Two PLA militants are arrested by a joint team of 11 Field Regiment and Sadarthana police from a hotel in Silchar.
  • October 16: Suspected militants kidnap the project manager of Gayatri East Coast Insulation from the East-West corridor project site in Kokrajhar.
  • October 19: Army recovers a letter written in Assamese, from Amarpur Reserve Forest in Sadiya, along with arms and ammunitions. The letter mentions that ULFA had paid several crores of rupees to the LTTE to purchase arms.
  • October 20: A team of the United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) led by its general secretary Haren Bey leaves for New Delhi for tripartite talks involving the State Government and the Centre. The tripartite talks, seventh of its kind with the outfit, will be held on October 22. The team of the outfit also includes its ‘defence secretary’ Lengbong Engleng and finance secretary Dhan Rongpi. They said their demand for a separate State, Hemprek-Khangphin, will come up for discussion in the talks. They hope that the talks will bear fruits and that they will deposit arms only after the tripartite talks. Arms of the UPDS designated camp at Diphu are deposited to the government, but arms of two other designated camps — one at Deopani and the other at Hemren — have not been laid down by the outfit.
  • October 20: Three NSCN-IM cadres are caught in Haflong market while extorting cash. The militants are identified as Kehu Bangbe, Kongjur Bangbe and Abe Bebe Lome.
  • October 20: Bangladesh launches a massive hunt for nabbing some members of ULFA and Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) including its chief DK Roy. Military commander of ULFA Bimol Roy during his interrogation at the Task Force Interrogation (TFI) cell confessed that he along with some ULFA members had long been residing in Bhutan forests to provide training to the newly recruited members on how to handle sophisticated firearms and produce bombs and grenades. Some ULFA members were killed in combing operation carried out by the Indian army in jungles of Bhutan three months ago, the sources said. Bimol along with some ULFA members who escaped the attack, entered Bangladesh three months ago, the sources said. DK Roy, chief of the Indian insurgent group KLO provided Bimol with shelter at his Dhaka’s Pallabi residence. DK Roy, who is suspected to have stolen the Nobel prize citation of Rabindranath Tagore from Shanti Niketan in India, has been residing in Bangladesh for many years, the sources said.
  • October 22: The People’s Committee for Peace Initiatives, Assam decides to revive the ULFA-Centre peace process with the help of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi. The committee will send a delegation to Delhi in November 2009, according to Birinchi Neog, PCPIA Coordinator.
  • October 29: The Central government initiates the first round of formal talks with the pro-talk faction of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). Leaders of the pro-talk ULFA faction held nearly an hour-long meeting with Assistant Director of Intelligence Bureau RN Ravi at a secret location in Guwahati. Three leaders of the pro-talk faction - Mrinal Hazarika, Prabal Neog and Jiten Dutta - participated in the meet.
  • November 2: Dima Halam Daugh (DHD) leader Dilip Nunisa tells media that tripartite talks held in New Delhi October 22, 2009 including DHD (N), Assam and Central government ended with promising result, where the government and DHD (N) on principle agreed to meet the demands of the organization within the ambit of the Indian constitution.
  • November 11: Nine AANLA militants surrender with weapons before the Army at Dinjan Military Station.
  • November 12: Suspected Hmar militants from Manipur attack a police outpost at Chekerchum — a far-flung juncture of Assam, Manipur and Mizoram under Dholai police station and injure five Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans and loot a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. The militants abduct five persons from the adjacent Khasia punji. They also abduct a medical compounder for treatment of the injuries they sustained during the attack on the outpost.
  • November 15: The United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) deposits a large quantity of arms before the State police at Deoyani designated camp under Bokajan subdivision, some 82 km from Diphu.
  • November 19: A Kuki rebel is shot dead by the quick response team of Cachar police at Panichowkipunji, a Khasi tribal enclave in the southeastern fringe of Cachar.
  • November 27: Three hardcore ultras of banned Manipuri outfit Kangleipak Communist Party are arrested at Palasbari by a police team led by Addl SP Kamrup (Hq) with assistance from 57 Infantry Division, Leimakhong Imphal and Manipur Police. They have been identified as Amon Mema Devi (45), Nanao Singh (26) and L Jiten Singh.
  • December 1: The Centre’s interlocutor for the peace talks, PC Haldar, a former Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), arrives in the city to hold preliminary talks with the militant groups under cease-fire agreement with the Government.
  • December 2: A grenade exploded near a cinema hall at Abhayapuri but it caused no casualty.
  • December 11: The United Democratic Peoples’ Front (UDPF) calls 36-hour Assam bandh from 5 am on December 14 to 5 pm on December 15 demanding a separate State homeland for the people of Bodo community. The UDPF besides seeking a permanent solution to the NDFB issue, also demands inclusion of Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Motok, Chutia etc in the ST list.
  • December 11: Bodo People’s Front (BPF) legislators raise the demand of a separate Bodo state in the State Assembly. BPF leader Karendra Basumatary said that his party was appreciative of the decision taken by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to carve out a separate Telengana state. The BPF wants the UPA and the Central Government also to adopt a resolution favouring the creation of a separate Bodoland state, which is the longstanding demand of the party.
  • December 11: The first delegation from Assam meets Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh demanding creation of autonomous State of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills. An eight-member delegation from Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council including MLAs and MP called on the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to formally announce revival of their demand. The delegation included Biren Singh Engti MP, CEM Joy Ram Engleng, EM Sum Ronghan, Biraj Singh Engleng, Dr Mon Singh Rongpi, Mangal Singh Engti and Ratan Engti, among others.
  • December 11: The United Democratic Peoples’ Front (UDPF) calls 36-hour Assam bandh from 5 am on December 14 to 5 pm on December 15 demanding a separate State homeland for the people of Bodo community. The UDPF besides seeking a permanent solution to the NDFB issue, has also demanded inclusion of Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Motok, Chutia etc in the ST list, according to a press release.
  • December 12: Several Dimasa bodies, including the All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), Dimasa People’s Council (DPC) and Dimasa Mahila Samaj (DMS), call a 36-hour Dimaraji bandh covering NC Hills, Karbi Anglong and parts of Nagaon and Cachar districts with effect from 5 am of December 15, and the CPI (ML) calls a 12-hour Karbi Anglong and NC Hills bandh from 5 am on December 14 demanding an autonomous State. The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) also calls a 60-hour NC Hills and Karbi Anglong bandh from 5 am of December 15 demanding implementation of Article 244(A) relating to autonomous Statehood. Four other Karbi bodies led by the Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) also call a 24-hour Karbi Anglong bandh from 5 am of December 24 demanding autonomous State, and the United Democratic People’s Front (UDPF), a Bodo front, has called a 24-hour Assam bandh from 5 am of December 15 demanding a separate Bodoland State. The Indigenous Tribal People’s Federation (ITPF) extends its support to the UDPF bandh.
  • December 13: The Separate State Demand Committee of Koch-Rajbongshis calls a 24-hour Assam and West Bengal bandh with effect from 5 am of December 16 in support of its demand for the creation of a separate Kamatapur state.
  • December 13: The ASDC has threatened to launch a fresh agitation demanding announcement of a time-frame for implementation of Article 244(A) by the Government of India, stated a press release issued by the ASDC NC Hills district committee. The release maintained that the announcement for creation of Telengana state proved that the Government did not have a policy to create new states after all. Autonomous statehood is the commitment of the nation to the people of Karbi Anglong and NC Hills by an Act of Parliament as Article 244 (A) of the Constitution.
  • December 14: A significant CWC meeting of the BPF, headed by Hagrama Mohilary, chief of BTC and BPF supremo resolve to send a ten member delegation of BPF to New Delhi on December 17 to meet the Union Home Minister, Prime Minister and the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to consider a separate State of Bodoland dividing Assam, like Telengana.
  • December 15: A Congress delegation from the hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills press the UPA Government for more administrative and financial powers. An eight-member delegation of Congress leaders led by Biren Singh Engti called on UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding an autonomous State.
  • December 16: Troops of 22 Bn BSF apprehend one Indian national, a MULTA activist on international border. He is identified as Kashim Ali (45), S/O Abdul Samad, village - Majerchar, Dhubri District. He is arrested along with one pistol and five live ammunition.
  • December 16: Centre’s peace interlocutor PC Haldar holds a meeting with the pro-talks faction of the NDFB in New Delhi. Joint Secretary in-charge of Northeast Naveen Verma and other senior official are present at the meeting. The six-member NDFB delegation led by its general secretary Gobinda Basumatary said during the meeting it raised the issue of separate State.
  • December 16: The State Government declares the recent meeting of the NC Hills Autonomous Council as illegal. The Government, by a notification, said that there is no provision in the Constitution to hold a session by a suspended council during the period of assumption of power of the same by the Governor. Therefore, the session held by the suspended council is illegal.
  • December 17: BPF MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmutiary creates a flutter in the Lok Sabha, when he joins the chorus for creation of smaller States, renewing the demand for creation of a separate Bodoland State. Bwiswmutiary, who staged a demonstration in front of the Parliament House, hung a redrawn map of Assam depicting Bodoland around his neck.
  • December 21: Cutting across ethnic lines, several local organisations of the district assemble to jointly condemn December 20 violent incident in Naharkatia in which members of a particular community reportedly raised anti-Assamese slogans before ransacking the office of the Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP). The attending organisations that included Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan, Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union, Gorkha Students’ Union, Missing Students’ Union, Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad, Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association and Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, called upon the district administration to be vigilant of such nefarious designs of anti-social elements.
  • December 21: The Bodoland People’s Front urges the Centre to provide financial and police power to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). A delegation of BPF, headed by its chief Hagrama Mohilary, meets Home Minister P Chidambaram.
  • December 30: A PLA (People’s Liberation Army) cadre identified as Th Ranjan Kumar Singh (24) is arrested by the jawans of 11 Field Regiment, Red Sheild Division, from a ferry ghat near Pailapool under Lakhipur police station.

2008

  • January 5: ULFA ‘sergeant’ Swapna Baruah alias Swapna Moran killed in an encounter with the army at Dirak Rongpuri village in Tinsukia district.
  • January 5: Seven ULFA militants and three NSCN-IM cadres surrender at an army camp in Tinsukia district.
  • January 6: Golaghat police arrest three suspected agents of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) possessing some American currency.
  • January 7: Santanu Sarma, an Assamese poet, is arrested at Malikuchi in Nalbari town on charges of writing seditious material for the ULFA and mobilising opinion against counter-insurgency operations and for writing and editing material for the ULFA’s mouthpiece, Freedom.
  • January 8: Rupen Lakra, a key AANLA insurgent and the mastermind behind the December 13 Rajdhani Express blast, is arrested by police at Baghjan in Bokajan town of Karbi Anglong district. Based on information provided by him, police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from hideouts of ANLA, KNLF and ULFA in the district.
  • January 11: Two KLNLF militants killed by security forces in Golaghat district.
  • January 12: Four railway workers injured in a grenade attack by suspected ULFA militants at Rongsal in Dibrugarh district.
  • January 12: Two UNLF cadres and their two Bangladeshi guides are arrested at Jorabat while they were proceeding to their camps in Bangladesh via Meghalaya.
  • January 13: ULFA insurgents trigger a blast near a CRPF patrol at Paltan Bazar in Guwahati. Fourteen persons, including a CRPF jawan, sustain injuries.
  • January 14: Insurgents belonging to Black Widow faction of DHD kill five persons working inside the Umrangso plant of NEEPCO’s Kopili Hydel Power Project.
  • January 20: An ‘area commander’ of the ULFA, identified as Madan Koch, is shot dead by security personnel at Katalbari near Garobadha in the West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya. Packets of RDX and ammunition also recovered from his possession.
  • January 20: Abhijit Dutta and Pradeep Kurmi, masterminds of the car bomb blast at Pan Bazaar in Guwahati in 2007 are arrested by Guwahati city police.
  • January 21: Suspected NSCN-IM cadres abduct two Northeast Frontier Railway engineers from Lower Haflong in the North Cachar Hills district and release them the next day.
  • January 30: Hardcore ULFA militant and chief instructor of the outfit's 709 battalion, 'sergeant' Bubul Das alias Himangshu Rava alias Ritu Basumatary, surrenders before the police in the Baksa district.
  • January 31: Suspected BW militants kill a senior leader of the Autonomous State Demand Committee, Bikrom Khakra, after abducting him at Jirikinding bazaar in Hamren subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Four other persons are abducted. Villagers later recover the body of one and rescue other two.
  • February 6: Six ULFA militants are arrested by a combined team of police and army along with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition and explosive materials in Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
  • February 9: Manoj Tamuli alias Ranadeep Barua alias Kamal Das alias Haloi alias Pathak, self-styled sergeant of 709 battalion of ULFA and his associate Dharitri Sarma are arrested from a rented house under Satgaon out post area in Guwahati. Arrested ULFA cadre Manoj Tamuli had confessed that a unit of four ULFA cadres including him had come to Guwahati to execute the plane hijack.
  • February 11: Four persons including three personnel of Assam Police are killed in an encounter that took place between the Black Widow militants and the security forces at Surgeshaft near the Kopili Hydel project of the NEEPCO.
  • February 11: Five persons are killed, two others injured when DHD (J) militants ambushed a convoy of senior officials of the NEEPCO at Umrangso in NC Hills district of Assam. The deceased include two policemen, two Home Guard personnel and the driver of a vehicle. Two others, one each from Home Guard and Assam Police, were also injured.
  • February 11: Twenty nine ULFA cadres surrender at the Dinjan Military Station near Dibrugarh.
  • February 11: Human Rights activist and member of Peoples Consultative Group (PCG) Lachit Bordoloi was picked up by police from Moranhat in Upper Assam. Charges of “unlawful activities” and links with the ULFA have been brought against him. He was arrested later.
  • February 14: Police arrest six dreaded cadres of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) from Goroimari area under Chaygaon police station in Kamrup district.
  • February 14: Six NDFB cadres-Mithinga Baro (Mshina Bunbari), Ranjabaja (Kaklabari Ananda Bazar), Hemanta Narzary (Saranguri), Ajay Khakhlary (Maidampur), Jiten Swargiary (Singimari) and Kishore Basumatary (2nd No. Saibari) are arrested in Jalah by police on Monday in connection with the kidnapping case of Dipak Sikaria son of Binod Sikaria. The kidnappers demanded Rs 10 crore for the student.
  • February 16: Sivasagar Police and Army kill four ULFA members.
  • February 19: The 12-hour Assam bandh called by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to protest the detention of human rights activist and member of the People’s Consultative Group Lachit Bordoloi, and recent encounter deaths, pass off peacefully.
  • February 22: Black Widow rebels make a demand of Rs.2 crore from the Kopili Power Project in southern Assam's North Cachar Hills district and said the first installment must be paid by February 28.
  • February 22: Three KLNLF militants are killed in a joint operation by Nagaon police and Army personnel at Kamalabheti under Howaraghat police station.
  • February 24: Militants of the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) gun down two Hindi-speaking people at Bokulia Ramnagar Gaon in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
  • February 24: Militants of the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) gun down two Hindi-speaking people at Bokulia Ramnagar Gaon in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
  • February 27: In an IED blast by suspected ULFA militants one person is killed and 14 others are injured at Borgolla Chariali near Tezpur Sadar police station in the Sonitpur district.
  • March 2: One former DHD militant, Belen Kempry, is killed by unidentified militants at Prabadisha Block Bazaar under Dagang police station in the North Cachar Hills district on an unspecified date.
  • March 4: A massive blast takes place near the Laksminath Bezbaruah Park near Dikhow bridge in Sivasagar. The powerful crude bomb killed a 12-year-old boy Guljar Hussain and injured two others, Sashi Konwar and Nirmal Gogoi of Meteka and Jaysagar.
  • March 4: Two hardcore ULFA militants are killed in an encounter with police in Dibrugarh district.
  • March 9: Four Hindi-speaking people are shot dead by the ULFA militants at a brick kiln near Udalguri tea estate in Dibrugarh district.
  • March 12: A powerful blast at Mazbat has left 10 persons injured, while two more blasts rock Udalguri town.
  • March 13: Four innocent people including a woman are killed and several others are injured in police firing around 11:30 am at Bengtol under Chirang district. Alleged unilateral decision and a pathetic approach of the BTC administration provoked the local mass of Bengtol to spill over to the streets to register their protest. The local people alleged that Chirang police came on March 12 to Bengtol and ordered cadres of NDFB, presently under ceasefire with the government, to shift their temporary bases from Bengtol.
  • March 13: Suspected Black Widow militants abduct five persons, including three officials of a private construction company working on the North Cachar Hills stretch of the East-West corridor of the National Highways Authority of India.
  • March 13: Army shot dead a ULFA militant, Rupa Moran, after he lobbed a grenade at the troops at Hatibandha village under Tengakhat Police Station in the Dibrugarh district.
  • March 15: Two militants are killed in North Lakhimpur when extremists, suspected to be either from the ULFA or the NDBF, exchanged fire with personnel of the 2 Bihar Regiment at Silikhaguri Sapori under Narayanpur police station around 4.30 am.
  • March 15: Four persons are killed and more than 50 others including women and children are injured in a grenade blast in Jonai, Dhemaji. About 15,000 people gathered in a field near the Jonai circuit house to celebrate Ali-Aye-Ligang, a festival of the Mising community, when suspected ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at the crowd.
  • March 15: Two militants are killed in North Lakhimpur when extremists, suspected to be either from the ULFA or the NDBF, exchanged fire with personnel of the 2 Bihar Regiment at Silikhaguri Sapori under Narayanpur police station around 4.30 am.
  • March 15: The 12 hour long dawn to dusk BTAD area bandh called separately by Bodoland Peoples’ Progressive Front (BPPF-R) and All Boro Peace Forum for Peace and Rights (ABPFPR) passed off peacefully in the entire Udalguri district.
  • March 15: Six hardcore ULFA militants surrender and lay down their arms at a formal ceremony at the Kamrup Deputy Commissioner’s office.
  • March 16: ULFA denies its involvement in the blast in Dhemaji district which killed four persons and injured over 50 others, including four policemen.
  • March 16: The NDFB militants shot dead Bigrai Basumatary alias Belaibe, ‘secretary’ of the surrendered NDFB Welfare Association. His bullet-riddled body was found at Dhaolabari Ashuline, near Kokrajhar town. Police said that Belaibe was killed by the NDFB cadres on the suspicion of maintaining close links with former Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadres.
  • March 18: Unidentified miscreants shot dead three NDFB cadres and set ablaze the NDFB camp at Ghoshkata under Dotma police station in Kokrajhar district at around 5.50 pm.
  • March 18: An expert in guerrilla warfare from Jharkhand, Ahin Beltapu, was arrested along with five All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) cadres, including a woman, from a hideout in Chekta Basti near Chokihola inside the jungles of Karbi Anglong district.
  • March 22: The ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ of the Black Widow (BW), Franky Dimasa, is arrested by the Guwahati Police from Fatasil Ambari area.
  • March 24: Three persons, including two railway employees Keshab Malakar and Masab Palai, are killed and two others are wounded when Black Widow militants attacked Harangajao railway station in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • April 1: Two suspected NDFB militants shot dead Bodosa Narzary, principal of the Patgaon Jwngma Boro Foraisali High School and director of Kokrajhar-based television channel, at Titaguri Bhabhanipur in Kokrajhar district. Narzary was a former Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) cadre.
  • April 5: Two MULTA cadres are arrested by Army personnel from Chatguri-Jangirkilla in the Dhubri district.
  • April 6: One hardcore ULFA militant, Hemchandra Bora alias Udipta Hazarika, surrenders before the Assam Police in the Tinsukia district.
  • April 10: At least 41 persons are injured in a bomb blast at a market in the Howraghat area of Karbi Anglong district. KLNLF was suspected to be involved in the incident.
  • April 20: Based on specific intelligence inputs, the Indian Army troops of Red Horn Division of Gajraj Corps busted a major Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) camp inside dense forest, about 12 kilometres away from Manja in Karbi Anglong district. A militant was killed in the gunbattle.
  • April 21: Five militants belonging to the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) are apprehended by the 46 Assam Rifles (F Company) at the Bahbera area under Missamari police station under Sonitpur district.
  • May 2: ULFA militant and an Army jawan are killed in an encounter at Dolongghat area under Kolaigaon PS.
  • May 8: The Assam Tribune writes that the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is passing through a major crisis with a number of senior leaders including battalion commanders in jail and the problems for the leadership of the outfit complicated with jailed commander of the 28 battalion Mrinal Hazarika going against the stand of the top leaders to call for talks with the Government. Hazarika, who still enjoys stronghold among the cadres of the 28 battalion of the outfit recently wrote a letter to the Chief Minister expressing desire to hold talks with the Government.
  • May 10: Twelve Black Widow militants are shot dead and 18 injured by security forces in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 11: Eight railway construction labourers are killed by a group of 10 armed BW militants at Thoibasti in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 12: Two persons are killed and another injured when suspected BW militants attacked railway workers engaged in a construction site at Migrendisa under Haflong police station in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 15: Five cement-laden trucks are hijacked by suspected BW militants. Five drivers and their five helpers are killed near Krumgminglangsu village in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 16: The president of the apex body of Bete tribe in the North Cachar Hills, J T Roya Ngamlai is shot dead by three suspected BW militants in the Phiangpui village in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 19: Five persons are injured as suspected ULFA militants hurled a grenade at Rani Sati Mandir Path in Tinsukia district.
  • May 19: BW lifts its ban on the work of the East-West railway corridor and gauge conversion projects in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • May 24: A hardcore ULFA militant, identified as Pulan Moran alias Phulen Chetia, shot dead in an encounter with Army personnel at Bormusai in the Dirak area of Tinsukia district.
  • May 24: One ULFA militant is killed in an encounter with the Army at Barahi Kacharigaon under Sonari Police Station in the Sivasagar district.
  • May 26: BSF arrested one ULFA cadre from Meghalya who is a native of Bangladesh.
  • May 31: Five Assam Rifles men are arrested for their involvement in molestation and kidnapping a girl at Garmur, Jorhat.
  • June 1: Two ULFA militants killed in an encounter with the security forces at Khardang Dalupara Rangsekgaon under Dudhnoi Police Station in the Goalpara district.
  • June 2: Two ULFA insurgents surrender before the security forces at Dhubri.
  • June 3: Two ULFA militants, including a woman cadre, are arrested by police from the Inter State Bus Terminus under Gorchuk Police station in Guwahati.
  • June 5: One ULFA cadre killed in an encounter with the Army at Jengonichowk under Kakopathar Police Station in the Tinsukia district.
  • June 6: Security forces kill two hardcore ULFA militants in an encounter at Jagannathpur under Tihu Police Station in the Nalbari district.
  • June 8: One ULFA cadre killed by Army personnel during an operation at Teji Gaon village in the Dinjan area of Dibrugarh district.
  • June 8: Two AANLA militants are arrested by the Army from Gurufella under Kachugaon Police Station in the Kokrajhar district.
  • June 9: Security forces kill two ULFA militants in an encounter at Palashguri in the Baksa district.
  • June 10: Security forces shot dead three ULFA militants in an encounter at Borbam village under Tengakhat Police Station in the Dibrugarh district.
  • June 10: Army personnel kill one ULFA militant, identified as Aditya Naidu alias Tarun Pandav, of the Bravo Company of the ULFA’s 28th Battalion in an encounter at Timon tea estate under Kakotibari Police Station in the Sivasagar district. One woman ULFA cadre, identified as Karabi Gogoi, was also arrested during the encounter.
  • June 14: In an encounter with the Army, one ‘Lance Corporal’ of ULFA, Prabin Gogoi alias Dhanti is killed at Saraipung under Digboi police station in the Dibrugarh district. He was a member of the outfit’s 28th Battalion’s C company.
  • June 14: Army’s 2 Bihar Regiment gunned down Prabin Gogoi alias Dhanti, an ULFA cadre, in an encounter at Saraipung under Digboi PS in Tinsukia district.
  • June 15: Army kills four hardcore ULFA cadres of the 28th battalion in an operation at Kanubari village of Charaideo subdivision of Sibsagar district. The dead identified as Badal Khargoria, Annie Bauri, Sumit Gohain and Ajit Gogoi.
  • June 15: Three suspected ULFA linkmen from Bimalapur under Borhat Police Station are arrested by the Army. The arrested are identified as Bitupan Gogoi, Lakhyajit Gogoi and Lokesh Gogoi.
  • June 15: Three militants of ULFA’s 28th battalion and one villager killed in an encounter with Army’s 268 Field Regiment around 4 pm at Bhuvan Nagar, near Kanubari Balijangram under Sapekhati PS along Assam-Arunachal border within Charaideo subdivision.
  • June 16: One SULFA member, Rana Gogoi, is arrested by Dibrugarh police in connection with a blackmailing and sex racket case.
  • June 17: SULFA man Tilok Gogoi alias Montu is arrested Sapekhati Police in the Sibsagar district on the allegations of torturing a woman.
  • June 17: Security forces arrested four suspected MULTA cadres from the Nagaon district. They are identified as Mohammed Akbar Ali, Jamar Ali, Eman Hussain and Jafar Ali.
  • June 18: Jayanta Daimari, a businessman of Chamtala village in Tamulpur subdivision at Gandhibari in the Baksa district is shot dead by unidentified militants.
  • June 21: Unidentified militants kill one woman and wound another as they hurl a hand grenade at a crowded market in a tea estate area in the Udalguri district.
  • June 22: Senior Peoples’ Consultative Group member Hiranya Saikia is arrested by Assam Police from Christian Basti in Guwahati on charges of his alleged link with the ULFA.
  • June 23: Lakshman Boro, the vice-president of the Bodo Santi Mancha, is shot dead by former BLT cadres at his residence at Bagulamari village under Barbari police station in the Baksa district.
  • June 24: Around 32 militants belonging to the ULFA, NSCN-IM and NSCN-K surrender before the Army at Mariani in the Jorhat district. Of the 32 surrendered militants, 26 belong to ULFA, four belonged to NSCN-IM and two are from NSCN-K.
  • June 24: 26 ULFA cadres surrender before the Army at Tamulpur in the Baksa district.
  • June 24: Two ULFA cadres surrender at Diphu in the Karbi Anglong and Chariduar in Sonitpur districts along with two AK series rifles, four revolvers, 21 pistols, eight grenades.
  • June 26: An unidentified ULFA militant is killed while two others manage to escape in an encounter with the security forces (SFs) at Maju village in the Nalbari district.
  • June 26: Joyanti Koch, an informer of ULFA, arrested while she was moving out of Mancachar in Dhubri district.
  • June 29: Seven persons are killed and 35 others, including two policemen, are injured in an explosion at a weekly crowded marketplace in the Kumarikata village of Nalbari district.
  • June 29: One SULFA cadre, Tapan Saikia, is shot dead by four suspected ULFA militants at Jaljali in Mangaldoi.
  • June 29: Five persons, including two policemen, are injured in a grenade blast triggered by the ULFA militants at Teliapatty in Nagaon.
  • June 30: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the ULFA was serving the interests of forces inimical to India, including that of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
  • July 2: Police said that the ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Barua and two other leaders, Chitraban Hazarika and Antu Chowdang, are respectively known as Kamruj Zamal, Mizanur Rehman and Khan Baba in Bangladesh.
  • July 2: An engineer, Ajay Kumar, working on a highway project on the East-West Corridor and a contractor, Newa Singh, are abducted near Chirang on their way back from a Kokrajhar camp by the All Kamatapur Liberation Force militants.
  • July 2: Mangaldai police arrests three persons in connection with the June 29 killing of a surrendered ULFA cadre, Tapan Saikia, by ULFA militants at Jaljali in the Darrang district. They are identified as Ajoy Saikia, Bhaben Das and Bipul Deka.
  • July 3: Army arrests one ULFA militant, Manik Baruah, from Athrighat along the Baksa-Udalguri border. He is from the ‘707 Battalion’ of the outfit.
  • July 3: One surrendered NDFB cadre, Gopal Basumatary, is shot dead by unidentified militants at his residence under Salbari sub-division of Baksa district.
  • July 5: Unidentified militants kill Subash Ramchiary, a member of the youth wing of the Bodo People’s Front (BPF) at Giruapara in the Baksa district.
  • July 5: The ULFA ‘commander’ Jiten Dutta said that leaders and cadres of the ‘28 battalion’ of the outfit would not lay down arms though it had announced a unilateral cease-fire with the Government.
  • July 7: The ULFA ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa said that three pro-talks leaders of the ‘28 battalion’, Mrinal Hazarika, Moon Borah alias Jiten Dutta and Joon Sonowal alias Joon Bhuyan, are expelled from primary membership of the outfit for ‘anti-organisational’ activities and initiating talks with ‘colonial India’.
  • July 7: Two ULFA militants, Prasanna Bora and Mintu Bhuyan, are arrested by the Assam Police at Chardwar in the Sonitpur district.
  • July 8: Three AANLA militants, including a woman, are arrested by the Bokajan police from Baghjan. They are identified as Arti Kujur, Madan Karmakar and Jamal Ali. Arti is allegedly involved in the Rajdhani Express bomb blast in early 2008.
  • July 8: Around 5,000 people gather at an auditorium in Kakopathar in the Tinsukia district to endorse the path of peace chosen by a section of the ULFA’s ‘28th battalion’.
  • July 9: One Central Reserve Police Force trooper, Deepak Kumar Mandal, is killed and four others injured when the Black Widow (BW) militants opened fire on them near Maibong in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 10: The leader of the pro-talks faction of the ULFA, Moon Borah alias Jiten Dutta, says that they had proposed to set up a designated camp at Lakhipathar in the Tinsukia district.
  • July 11: An improvised explosive device is recovered from a betel nut shop of one Dilip Mondal at Paglastan market in Bongaigaon.
  • July 11: The ULFA militants belonging to ‘A’ and ‘C’ companies of the ‘28 battalion’ led by Mrinal Hazarika start taking shelter at the designated camp set up at the jail complex of Chapakhowa under Sadiya sub-division in the Tinsukia district.
  • July 16: A suspected NDFB cadre, Sumeswar Basumatary, is arrested from Kalagaon village under Howraghat police station in the Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 16: One IED is recovered by police in front of the residence of one Sahidur Rahman near Dakhin Tiamari village in the Dhubri district. Rahman is subsequently arrested in this connection.
  • July 16: A joint team of Assam and Manipur Police arrests two militants of the KCP-Military Council, Ishing Chaiba alias Naobicha alias Rishi and Chalamba, from Guwahati city.
  • July 18: Bhimkanta Buragohain, the ULFA ideologue, is remanded to 14 days judicial custody in connection with the various charges against him under the Arms Act.
  • July 19: ULFA leader Amrit Dutta is killed in an encounter with the police at Katonihati Jurbil under the Jengraimukh police station in Jorhat district.
  • July 21: Army personnel arrest two Islamist militants from Nayahat and Machhmara villages in the Dhubri district.
  • July 21: Army troops arrest one ULFA linkman, Mukul Saikia, from the Dalang Ghat area in the Darrang district.
  • July 21: suspected NDFB militants abduct for ransom one trader, Pankaj Sarmah, while returning from Gogamukh to Dhemaji town.
  • July 23: In an encounter with Army and police, three cadres of the ULFA’s ‘ 709 battalion’ are killed at Namati village under Ghograpar police station in the Nalbari district.
  • July 25: ULFA militants release one trader, Pankaj Kumar Bezbaruah of Tihu area in Nalbari district. The trader was abducted by three ULFA militants on July 3 evening. Meanwhile, the Nalbari district All Assam Students Union secretary, Salim Malik, is arrested in this connection.
  • July 26: The Assam Rifles personnel arrest two militants of the Manipur-based UNLF cadres from the outskirts of Silchar town.
  • July 27: Unidentified militants shot dead one Bodo People's Front party leader, Rimal Mushahary, at Sapkata under Gossaigaon police station in the Kokrajhar district.
  • July 27: The dead body of an engineer, Achinta Kalita, is recovered from Disang River under Sonari police station. Achinta was abducted by suspected militants from Namrup in the Dibrugarh district on July 23.
  • July 27: Army troops shot dead an All Kamatapur Liberation Front cadre, Umananda Ray, at Tirimarighat in the Chirang district.
  • July 29: The Army arrest two NSCN-K militants, Alen Nokte and Tanwang Tingkathra, at Towkak in the Sivasagar district.
  • July 30: Nine NDFB cadres are arrested by Assam Police from Habrubari under Gossaigaon police station.
  • July 30: Two ANLA cadres, Mikhail Bina and Raju Gaur, are arrested at Golaghat. They revealed that a large number of the outfit’s cadres are being trained by the Maoist insurgents in Jharkhand.
  • July 31: One HUJI supporter is arrested from Guwahati city with a large quantity of explosives.
  • July 31: One ULFA cadre is arrested with a sophisticated digital mine along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
  • August 4: Rana Sarma, a Lance Naik of SSB is shot dead by suspected ULFA militants at Malihita on Assam Bhutan border under Chirang district.
  • August 4: Two ANLA ultras surrendered in Golaghat.
  • August 5: A joint team of army and police arrest two ULFA militants – Dipankar Rabha and Kon Rabha – at Hahimpahar inder Boko PS.
  • August 6: Army arrests two ULFA cadres from Gosaigaon in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 6: Two Birsa Commando Force cadres, Rajib Boraik and Ajij Ansari, are arrested by Assam Rifles and Rangapara Police from Tarajuli Tea Estate.
  • August 7: Unidentified militants killed one person, Suresh Brahma, and wounded another, Bisho Goyari, at Katibari under Tamulpur police station in the Baksa district.
  • August 7: Suspected ULFA militants triggered a bomb blast in Bongaigaon damaging a portion of a drain.
  • August 8: In a joint operation by Army’s Red Horn Division and police, one ULFA linkman arrested at Phuturi gaon under Chaygaon PS.
  • August 10: 21 Jat Regiment of the army pick up ULFA militant Jakir Hussain, 37, from his house at Singimari under Dhubri PS.
  • August 11: Army shot dead an unidentified ULFA miltant in an encounter at Paikan Madhapara in Goalpara district.
  • August 11: An e-mail forwarded by Ulfa chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa jointly called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations and a “general strike” on the day. The three other outfits who made the joint statement are: Manipur People’s Liberation Front (MPLF), Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) and Tripura Peoples Democratic Front (TPDF).
  • August 13: Four ULFA cadres are killed in two sepate incidents in Bangaigaon and Nalbari districts. Tow unidentified ULFA cadres are gunned down by police at Sanyasi Pathar in Bangaigaon while two others were killed in encounter with army and police at Chotemari village in Nalbari district.
  • August 15: Two bomb explosions in Dhubri district and one explosion in Chirang district
  • August 15: Unidentified militants shot dead one teacher, Ushman Ali, and his wife, Reshma Bibi, at their residence in Ontaibari under Bengtol outpost of the Chirang district.
  • August 16: Suspected ULFA militants explode two landmines in Bangaigaon, one near a police checkpoint, the other in Paglathan.
  • August 16: One person killed and eight others are injured when Bangladeshi immigrants allegedly clash with people of ethnic community in Udalguri district.
  • August 17: One forest official is killed and a school guard is injured during crossfire between cadres of the BW and DHD at Doyangmukh in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • August 21: The Karbi Longri NC Hills Liberation Front serves a 20-day ultimatum to all suspected illegal Bagladeshi migrants and encroachers who have been illegally occupying the land of Karbi Anglong.
  • August 21: The NDFB denies its involvement in the ongoing communal clash in Udalguri, Darrang and Sonitpur distructs.
  • August 28: Ananda Teron, one KLNLF member is held by Hamren police from Dongkamokam.
  • August 31: Army arrested four ULFA linkmen when they in their bid to extort Rs. 1.50 lakh from the manager of a tea garden in Sishumaria area under Namrup police station.
  • August 31: One ULFA cadre, Rabi Rava, surrenders at Udalguri Army camp.
  • September 2: Security forces shoots dead one ULFA militant in an encounter at Dakshin Singra near Rangia.
  • September 4: One KNLNF militant is gunned down by the Army in an encounter at Tichangaon under Bokolia PS.
  • September 5: Two Adivasi Tiger Force leaders arrested under Thelamora PS in Tezpur.
  • September 5: One hardcore ULFA militant of 709 battalion from Amingaon is nabbed by the police.
  • September 6: A 12 hour bandh called by KNLNF in protest against the killing of one of its cadres on September 4.
  • September 8: An IED recovered by Nalbari police near National Highway-31 from a bus on way to Nalbari from Rangiya in the Kamrup district. Two suspected paid bomb couriers of the ULFA, identified as Siraj Ali and Baputi Das, are arrested.
  • September 9: One farmer Jagat Bahadur Dhahal is shot dead by unidentified militants at Sialdhara in the Baksa district.
  • September 10: Three persons killed by unidentified militants in the market place at Bogajuli Belaisribazar in the Baksa district. The dead are identified as Suresh Basumatary, Sabu Basumatary and Dominique Basumatary.
  • September 12: Sasanka Baruah alias Ananta Gogoi, a ULFA “second lieutenant", is killed by personal of the 19 Kumaon Regiment during an encounter inside Upper Dehin-Derak Reserve forest in the Tinsukia district along the Assam-Arunachal border. Sasanka was reportedly the ‘organisational secretary’ of the 28 battalion of the outfit.
  • September 12: Two cadres of an Islamist outfit arrested by 21 Jat Regiment at Tulungia in the Bongaigaon district. They are identified as Abdul Kalam and Abdul Mazid.
  • September 14: Black Widow militants kill two persons in a hilly section between the Kalasang and Batsa areas under Maibong police station of North Cachar Hills district. The dead include a DHD militant, Dibakar Langthasa, and a civilian, Subol Langthasa.
  • September 14: Bongaigaon Police arrest two NDFB militants from Bongaigaon town while extorting money from a local businessman.
  • September 15: One civilian is killed and four others injured in a grenade explosion near the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) office at Haflong in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • September 15: One ULFA militant, identified as Uddhab Rai, is nabbed by the security forces during a joint operation at Golokganj area in the Dhubri district.
  • September 16: Two persons, including one SF personnel, are killed and three injured in a grenade explosion near the ASDC office of North Cachar Hills district.
  • September 18: ULFA militants kill Pramod Baishya, an alleged Army informer, at Chengapathar village under Kalaigaon police station in the Udalguri district.
  • September 18: An IED on a bicycle, planted by suspected ULFA militants, explodes inside Bijni circle office compound in the Chirang district injuring 22 persons.
  • September 18: Three powerful crude bombs recovered from poultry cages at the residence of one Khalilur Rehman in Baniamari part 2 of Dhubri district.
  • September 19: Unidentified militants kill a supporter of the BPPF at Goramara village under Barama Police Station of Nalabari district.
  • September 19: Six bombs recovered during a search operation from the Bilasipara subdivision of Dhubri district. Three of the bombs recovered near Bilasipara police station, while the other three recovered from Baniamari village under Bogoribari police station. One person arrested in connection with the recoveries.
  • September 19: An Imphal based UNLF militant, Somen Singh, is captured by the Guwahati police from Lachit Nagar locality along with eight rounds of ammunition.
  • September 19: An unidentified KLO militant arrested from an unspecified place in the Kokrajhar district.
  • September 20: Two NSCN-IM militants are killed at Chaiding between Dhansiri and Rangapahar in Karbi Anglong district. Fifteen people, including these two NSCN-IM cadres, died and around 40 fell seriously ill after inhaling a poisonous gas when they were pilfering crude oil from a goods train. The incident occurred between Dimapur in Nagaland and Diphu railway stations in a dense forest along the Assam-Nagaland border.
  • September 20: A powerful bomb, suspected to be a hand grenade, explodes at Rangghar Chariali in the Sivasagar district, injuring 21 persons.
  • September 20: Two Bangladeshis, suspected to be militants, identified as Ujjal Sheikh and Badal Sheikh, are arrested by the Dhubri district police from Jogomaya Ghat in Dhubri town. The two suspects were roaming in the district in the guise of cooks when the police arrested them.
  • September 21: A cadre of the 709 battalion of the ULFA, identified as Prafulla Roy of Kukshi village is arrested by the Army under Fakiragram police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 24: One person injured in a bomb explosion in the green room of Abahan theatre at Borkola under Kalaigaon police station in Udalguri district.
  • September 25: The dead body of Manashjyoti Dutta, son of a co-operative inspector, abducted by the ULFA militants from Nazira in Sivasagar district of Assam on September 8, is recovered from a place near Nazira police station.
  • September 26: Seven suspected HUJI terrorists are killed in an encounter with the Army at Bashbari under Rupshi development block in the Dhubri district.
  • September 26: Unidentified militants shot dead one civilian at Lakriguri in the Chirang district.
  • September 26: One ULFA militant is killed during an encounter with security forces in the Baksa district.
  • September 28: The Guwahati city police arrest ULFA militant Pranjal Saika from an area under the Fatasil Ambari police station and recover a hand-made pistol from his possession.
  • September 30: A total of 305 armed militants of the ULFBV led by its ‘president’ Pancharam Apeto, surrender at the ITA Cultural Complex in Guwahati in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and top police and Army authorities.
  • September 30: Dead bodies of four youths recovered from a mass grave in the reserve forest at Kakopathar in the Tinsukia district, where makeshift camps of the ‘28th battalion’ of the ULFA were located a few months ago.
  • September 30: One ULFA militant killed by the Army at Rangali Botuwagaon under Kakotibari police station in the Sivasagar district.
  • October 2: One NSCN-K cadre is shot dead in a shoot out with Assam Police at Longti colony in the Karbi Anglong district. Three civilians are injured in the incident.
  • October 3: Three persons died and 30 others injured in clashes between two groups in several areas of Udalguri and Darrang districts. Miscreants attacked with bows and arrows and set fire to 50 houses at Burigami and Sapmari villages under Udalguri PS. Curfew imposed in Dhula and Dalgaon police station areas of Darrang district for an indefinite period.
  • October 3: The publicity secretary of DHD, Dhonsiri designated camp, Suraj Dimasa is killed by two youths near the police point at Diphu in the Karbi Anglong district. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead.
  • October 3: Personals of the 11th Maratha Regiment arrest two AANLA militants at Narambeel under Gossaigaon subdivision in Dhubri district.
  • October 4: Group clashes between the Bodos and immigrant Muslims spread to more areas of Udalguri, Darrang and Sonitpur districts. Death toll in the ethnic riots goes upto 25, including 4 killed in police firing. Curfew imposed in Udalguri town. Army stage flag march in Kopati area of Darrang district, police restored to firing in several places to disperse violent mobs.
  • October 5: Situation tense in Udalguri and Darrang, death toll rise upto 35.
  • October 5: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi tells media persons that NDFB is involved in clashes between Bodos and Muslim population. Gogoi threatens to withdraw the ceasefire agreement with NDFB if the outfit’s involvement is confirmed.
  • October 6: Death toll in ethnic violence crosses 40 including 17 killed in police firing. According to official records, more than 80,000 people have been displaced and take shelter in relief camps. Sporadic incidents of violence reported from the districts of Chirang and Baksa.
  • October 6: At least 500 houses burnt down in the last three days.
  • October 6: BTC Chief Executive member Hagrama Mahilary states 100 killed and about one lakh rendered homeless in the current violence in BTAD.
  • October 6: NDFB denies state Government’s allegation and states that fundamentalist forces backed by ISI are involved in the violence.
  • October 7: Death toll in ethnic violence goes upto 53, fresh incidents of violence in the affected districts since evening of October 6.
  • October 10: Death toll in ethnic violence goes upto 57 with recovery of more bodies from affected villages. No fresh incident of violence reported. More than 1.50 lakh people displaced and taking shelter in 97 relief camps.
  • October 10: One NDFB militant is shot dead by unidentified militants at 2 No. Kekerikuchi under Gandhibari out-post of the Tamulpur police station in the Barpeta district.
  • October 11: Government spokesman Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma states that hoisting of Pakistani flag in one of the violence affected villages is the handiwork of ‘miscreants’ to defame the Government and not an act of Islamic fundamentalists.
  • October 12: Two NSCN-IM militants are shot dead at Mahur town near Haflong in the North Cachar Hills district by their own comrades. The latter had joined the NSCN-IM after defecting from the rival NSCN-K faction.
  • October14: Two militants of the MULTA, Abdul Mannan and Samsul Haque, are arrested by security forces from the Kachuwa Gadhara area of Nagaon district.
  • October 15: The 21st Jat Regiment in Dhubri district arrests three ULFA militants, Indrajit Roy from Baterhat, Nihar Barua from Coochbehar and Sheikh Mohammed from Chapor.
  • October 16: The 4 Kumaon Regiment of the Army shot dead two suspected HuJI militants during an encounter at Krishnai in the Goalpara district.
  • October 16: Unidentified militants killed a civilian, identified as Ratul Das at Quarry Chowk under Mushalpur police station in the Baksa district.
  • October 16: Four KLNLF militants surrender before the BSF personnel at Guwahati.
  • October 19: The dead body of a trader, Prasenjit Dhar, is recovered from Bor Lengri in the Karbi Anglong district. He was reportedly abducted by suspected militants from his residence at Dimapur in Nagaland on October 17.
  • October 21: Troopers of 5 Rajputana Rifles arrest three KLNLF militants and a UPDS militant at Rangapara village near Deupani under Bokajan police station in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
  • October 22: A decomposed bullet ridden dead body of a person, Dilip Singh Bey, a junior engineer of PWD, is recovered from the Sankartila village under Bokajan police station in the Karbi Anglong district. He had been abducted by unidentified militants from Horiojan village on October 14.
  • October 22: Hundreds of people, including women and the elderly, led by various organisations, gather in front of Kakopathar Boys Higher Secondary School and staged a protest in the incident of killing of five Assamese youths by the ULFA, whose decomposed bodies and skeletons were found in Kumsang reserve forest on September 30.
  • October 24: Two persons, including a woman, were killed and several others sustained injuries when militants set ablaze a passenger bus plying from Imphal to Guwahati at Naorijan area of Karbi Anglong district. Manipur-based KLA outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • October 24: Altogether 305 surrendered cadres of the ULFBV join the District Congress Committee of Hailakandi.
  • October 25: Five ULFA militants and a soldier are killed in an encounter with a joint team of the Army and CRPF personnel at Mahina village in the Nalbari district.
  • October 28: Army personnel kill two KLNLF militants during an encounter near the Madarjuri anti-poaching camp of Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga National Park.
  • October 29: BW militants shot dead a self-styled ‘sergeant major’ of the DHD, identified as Naikhlai Dimasa, at his residence in Doyangbra of North Cachar Hills district.
  • October 30: Thirteen coordinated bombs kill 77 people and wound more than 300, many critically, in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, and Bongaigaon. The first of the explosions is triggered at around 11.30 am near the Ganeshguri flyover near the high-security capital complex housing the Assembly building in capital Dispur, followed by explosions at Panbazar and Fancy Bazar in Guwahati city within five minutes. Around the same time, bombs also explode in crowded market places of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta districts of the lower Assam. At least 41 persons are killed in the blasts in Guwahati. At least 21 persons are killed in three serial blasts in Kokrajhar, 15 persons are killed in twin blasts in Barpeta Road town of Barpeta district. Ten persons are injured in the Bongaigaon blast.
  • October 30: The ASP Bongaigaon district, Hridayjeet Barman, and the DSP Prasanta Dutta, are injured when a bomb planted on a motorbike explode while it is being moved to a safer location. The explosion also injures three CRPF security personnel and two civilians.
  • October 30: BW militants kill seven police personnel at Langlai near Thujuari of North Cachar Hills district. Three militants are also killed in the retaliatory firing. Of the seven slain police personnel, four are constables in the 8th Battalion of Assam Police; two from the District Armed Branch and one Home Guard.
  • October 31: In an SMS from a mobile number 9864693690 to a local television channel, a relatively new outfit Islamic Security Force of Indian Mujahideen (ISF-IM) claims responsibility for the October 30-serial blasts in Assam. Police traced down the mobile number to Moirabari in Nagoan district of Central Assam and found that it was registered in the name of one Mohammed Nazir Ahmed. According to police sources, the outfit was formed in the year 2000 in Dhubri district to protect the interests of religious minority against Bodo militant groups, including NDFB and BLT.
  • October 31: Security personnel arrest over 20 suspects including two vehicle owners related to the serial blasts of October 30. According to police sources, Asib Mohammed Nizami and Zulfikar Ali, who are the owners of two vehicles in which the bombs were concealed in Ganeshguri area of the city and Bongaigaon, are arrested from Jhuria Dagaon in the Nagaon district. While the hand of the Bangladesh-based HuJI outfit is suspected, police claimed to have got clues that the blasts were carried out by people having local links.
  • October 31: Pro-peace ULFA leader Prabal Neog denied the outfit’s alleged role in the October 30-serial blast in Assam and said that the state government should take the entire responsibility for this disaster. ‘Commander-in-chief’ Paresh Barua, also denied ULFA’s role in the blast.
  • October 31: According to a top Bangladesh official, it is irresponsible on the part of Indian authority for alleging HuJI-B’s role in the serial blast without any primary investigation and proofs.
  • November 1: Lt. Gen. B.S. Jaswal, GOC of the 4 Corps, reports the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that it had intercepted a message from Calcutta a week before the October 30 serial blasts in Assam saying, "Attack Guwahati" on September 17. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also confirms the reported revelation made by the Army.
  • November 2: With four more persons succumbing to their injuries in Guwahati, the death toll in the serial bomb blasts in Assam rose to 81. Three died at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital and another died at Basistha Army Hospital, official sources said, adding that the conditions of 20 other injured persons were critical.
  • November 3: KLNLF militants kill three civilians belonging to non-Assamese community at Bamuni Sukanjuri village under Samaguri police station in the Nagaon district bordering the Karbi Anglong district. Killing is the result of failure of the victims to meet the extortion demands by the militants.
  • November 3: Sanjib Baruah, a surrendered ULFA, is shot dead by ULFA militants in the Darrang district.
  • November 3: A joint team of Army and Assam Police arrest a militant of the ‘709 battalion’ of the ULFA, identified as Mohan Das. Police also arrest three other ULFA linkmen, Bhaskar Kalita, Sourav Kalita and Vikash Kalita.
  • November 3: Death toll in the October 30 serial blasts rise to 84 with three more people succumbing to their injuries.
  • November 4: Parikshit Gogoi of ‘B Company’ of the ULFA’s ‘28 battalion’ is nabbed by a joint team of the Army and Police in the Sivasagar district.
  • November 4: In a joint operation by Guwahati city police and the Nabari police, three persons, Pradip Barman, Munindra Barman and Utpal Barman are arrested from Beltola area of Guwahati for their alleged involvement in the serial blasts of Assam.
  • November 5: The sketch of a suspect of the serial bomb blasts is released by the Assam Police.
  • November 6: Gayaram Boro alias Gayong, a surrendered NDFB militant is shot dead by unidentified assailants at Silbari in Baksa district.
  • November 6: Seven persons are arrested by Nalbari Police from Mahina, Dhamdhama, Santipur and Baganpara villages on charge of providing shelter to the militants involved in the Guwahati blasts of October 30.
  • November 6: Five militants of a new militant outfit, ULFB are nabbed by the Chirang police from Burijhar near Bengtol under the Chirang district. Among the arrested are president, vice president and general secretary of the armed outfit.
  • November 7: In an encounter with Army personnel, one unidentified ULFA militant is killed at Lakhipur under Borbori police station in the Baksa district.
  • November 7: Five persons are arrested by Assam police from Shantipur in the Nalbari district in connection with the twin blasts that rocked Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court and Panbazar area in the Guwahati city on October 30. The arrested persons are identified as Chandra Bodo, Raju Bodo, Bhola Bodo, Bhupesh Bodo and Arabinda Bodo.
  • November 7: The chassis and engine numbers of the Maruti cars used in Panbazar and Ganeshguri blasts are identified by the police but owners of those cars are yet to be traced. The car used in the Panbazar blast was registered in Delhi and the car used in Ganeshguri explosion was registered in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • November 9: Five NDFB militants, Majaram Narzary, Debnath Narzary, B. Narzary, Ramesh Basumatary and Samin Basumatary are nabbed by security personnel when they allegedly came to extort money from a businessman at Goreswar in Baksa district.
  • November 9: One Rajib Sainary is arrested in connection with the serial blasts. The mobile phone of Thungi Boro, whose Maruti 800 car was used in the blast at Panbazar, was given by Sainary. The mobile phone that was seized from Sainary has records of his communication to people in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  • November 9: The ULFA sends at least 15 extortion letters to businessmen and ONGC employees of the town. After the ceasefire by ‘A’ and ‘B’ companies of 28 battalion of the ULFA, all the companies under the battalion are merged and Sujit Mohan is appointed as the "commander" of the 28 battalion. Montu Saikia is given the charge of finance in the district, and all the extortion letters bear the signature of Sujit Moran.
  • November 9: The investigating agencies claim to have found clues that ULFA and NDFB carried out the Assam serial blasts of October 30 with the help of Bangladesh-based HuJI. Home Ministry sources states that though the operation was masterminded by HuJI at the behest of the ISI, the NDFB and ULFA had provided logistical support.
  • November 10: Two Nepali speaking persons are shot dead by the Black Widow (BW) militants at Kamala Tea Estate under Haflong police station in the North Cachar Hill district. The deceased are identified as Dipak Chetri and Tanka Chetri. BW militants came to the tea estate and asked all the non-Assamese workers to stand in a queue and then opened indiscriminate fire. Two other persons, Ramu Sharma and Hari Chetri were injured while others were managed to escape.
  • November 10: The Darrang district police arrested an ULFA militant, Neela Deka alias Chamappa, for his involvement in the killing of a surrendered ULFA cadre.
  • November 10: The NDFB claims that it was not involved in the serial blasts as alleged by the Government.
  • November 11: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi states that the investigations reveal clear indications of the involvement of the cadres of the ULFA and NDFB in the October 30 serial bomb blasts. He also said that forces based outside the country might have extended support to the militant groups to carry out the operation.
  • November 12: A low intensity blast at Ekadi village under Hajo police station injured three persons.
  • November 12: The Guwahati City police arrests three persons, Sabin Boro of Rangagara (Udalguri), Tenzing Zengpo of Khemo village ( Bhutan), and Deepak Basumatary of Barkuchigarh (Barama) in connection with the serial blasts in Guwahati on October 30. The police sources said that while Boro and Zengpo were involved in the blast at Ganeshguri, Basumatary was arrested in connection with the Panbazar blast.
  • November 12: The Black Widow outfit threatened to impose a ban on the movement of goods trains through North Cachar Hills district from November 15, if the Union Government does not declare a cease-fire with the outfit by then. The outfit had declared a unilateral truce on March 25.
  • November 13: In a joint operation by Assam Police and Army, seven Bodo militants are nabbed from Belkoba in the Dhubri district for possessing illegal weapons.
  • November 13: The SIT (Special Investigation Team) probing the serial blasts of October 30 arrest a suspected NDFB cadre from Barama under Baksa district. The person, identified as Bimal Mooshahary, is an explosive expert and supplied explosives for the blasts that took place in Ganeshguri.
  • November 13: The BW cadres attack goods trains that go though the NC Hills district, before the expiry of the ultimatum served on Union Government by the outfit to declare a cease-fire before November 15. Railway sources said that militants fired at a goods train in between Jatinga and Bajatar at around 2.10 pm, which damaged a portion of the engine.
  • November 14: Pradeep Basumatary, a self-styled ‘lieutenant’ of NDFB, is nabbed by Assam Police from the Borbori designated camp of the outfit under Baksa district, in connection with the serial blast of October 30. According to Police, Basumatary was involved in the Panbazar blast.
  • November 14: Investigations into the October 30 blasts in Assam reveal that the ULFA has once again found its way into Bhutan. Accoding to police sources, they had information about an ULFA camp on Bhutanese territory near Barpathar village in Assam’s Chirang district.
  • November 15: The Army arrests Pradip Kumar Roy, an ULFA militant, from Koimari village in the Kokrajhar district.
  • November 16: Investigation into the Assam serial blasts of October 30 reveals a close nexus between the ULFA and NDFB with Bhutan-based Maoist rebel groups. According to police sources, ULFA and NDFB are against the Bhutan Government because of the Operation All Clear launched against the outfits in 2003, while the Maoist groups are strongly opposed to the move of the Government of the neighbouring country to evict a sizeable number of Nepali populations from southern Bhutan. In recent years, the ULFA and NDFB extended help to the Maoist groups active in Bhutan by providing them with explosives. These facts came to light following the arrest of a Bhutanese national, Tenzing Zengpo, during investigations into the serial blasts.
  • November 19: Sivasagar police and the 318 Field Regiment arrest self-styled Sergeant Major Ram Singh alias Mintu Borgohain of the ‘B’ Company of the ULFA’s 28 battalion from a hideout in Jabalating under Bokota Nemoguri PS in Sivasagar district.
  • November 21: Two ULFA members surrender in Golaghat.
  • November 22: Unidentified gunmen shot dead Jagajit Saikia (30), Kokrajhar correspondent of Amar Asom at 1.45 pm near Amar Asom Kokrajhar office.
  • November 25: Security forces got evidence of fresh recruitment of cadres and their training by the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).
  • November 26: Three suspected MULTA militants arrested by the Army from Dalaigaon village in Morigaon district. The arrested militants, later handed over to police, are identified as Md Dadul, Habibur and Azizul Haque.
  • November 26: Army arrest one Abitulla Khan along with a crude bomb from the Solmara area of Sonitpur district.
  • December 2: Suspected KLNLF militants kill three people, including a five-year-old child, and injure at least 30 others in a blast in a coach of the Lumding-Tinsukia passenger train at Diphu. The deceased have been identified as Kamal Singh Teron, Moni Debnath and Raj Debnath.
  • December 2: Two persons are shot dead by suspected KLNLF militants at Dolamora this morning. The dead are identified as Ram Kumar Sonar and Ruma Sonar.
  • December 5: In an encounter with the SFs, an ULFA bomb expert and ‘lieutenant’ of its ‘709 battalion’, Tapan Rai, is shot dead at Belguri in Kokrajhar district.
  • December 6: The Army gun down three ULFA men during fierce encounters in two separate incidents in Sivasagar district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
  • December 6: Armymen encounter a squad of some 16 ULFA cadres at the forest reserve during their hunt operation. One Amarjyoti alias Harish Pat Maut is shot dead and one Hirenjyoti Gogoi is caught live.
  • December 6: Eight hardcore militants belonging to the KLNLF surrender before the Army. The surrendered militants are identified as Minder Tisso, Jemson Terang, Solman Phangso, John Hanse, Khonsinh Singar, Dhani Ram Rongpi, Kamsing Tisso and Lindok Ronghang.
  • December 6: In bomb blast by suspectd KLNLF militants, nine persons, including two children, are injured at a marketplace near Kheroni village in Karbi Anglong District.
  • December 11: Three hardcore cadres of Dima Halam Daogah (J) Daku Dimasa, Daniel Dimasa and Nalo Dimasa escape from Haflong sub –jail at about 5.30 am.
  • December 15: Two ULFA cadres are nabbed by the army in Tinsukia under Naharkatia PS. The militants are: Shibo Chetia and Rupantar Gogoi of Cheleng village and Balipara gaon, respectively.
  • December 15: The Government of India sets a deadline until December 16 for the Assam Government to furnish all case details relating to the serial bomb blasts in the State, and the Centre proposed to complete all formalities of handing over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation by December 18.
  • December 16: Twenty seven ULFA militants, seven NSCN(K) and four KNLF militants surrender before army at Dinjan in Tinsukia.
  • December 16: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram says in Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that the HuJI of Bangladesh had perpetrated the October 30 Asom serial blasts in which ULFA and NDFB were also involved.
  • December 17: Four KRA militants are nabbed by Guwahati police from the Jorabat area in Kamrup District.
  • December 21: Three suspected militants are gunned down in an encounter with security forces near Harisinga under Paneri PS in Udalguri district.
  • December 21: Three suspected AANLA militants are gunned down in an encounter with a joint team of Army and police on the banks of the Bharla river near Harisinga under Panery Police Station in Udalguri district.
  • December 23: A senior tea executive in Corramore tea estate located along India-Bhutan border under Harisinga Police Station in the Udalguri District is shot daed by unidentified militants.
  • December 25: A BW militant is killed by the Assam Rifles personnel at Khepre region in the Karbi Anglong District.
  • December 27: Two NDFB cadres, including a woman, are identified by police who were allegedly involved in the October 30 serial bomb blasts in Assam. The two are arrested a Soulmari of the Goalpara District.
  • December 27: 19 ULFA cadres, including 8 from 28 th battalion, surrender and join the pro-talks group at Kakopathar camp in the Tinsukia District.
  • December 28: SF personnal shoot dead a BW militant, identified as ‘lance corporal’ Jon Sing Dimasa, at a militant camp at Intangi under Kaladisha Kachari Basti in the North Cachar Hills District on Assam-Nagaland border.
  • December 31: The ceasefire agreement with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) expires. The Central and State Governments have not yet taken any decision on whether to extend the same or not. Official sources said that the State and Central Governments would take the final decision on extension of the ceasefire agreement within the first week of the new year.

2007

  • January 3: Central Government urge ULFA to withdraw its call to boycott the National Games which scheduled in February 2007.
  • January 3: 24 DHD cadres deserts the Nunisa faction to join the Black Widow, the anti-talks faction of the DHD.
  • January 5: Nineteen persons are killed and twenty-five others are wounded in six separate explosions triggered by ULFA insurgents in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
  • January 5: ULFA insurgents open fire at Bandarkhat and Langswal tea estates under Duliajan police station in Tinsukia district. The indiscriminate firing results in the death of eight persons and injury to eleven others.
  • January 6: KLNLF insurgents sets off an IED and opens indiscriminate firing resulting in the death of eight polling personnel and injury to eight others.
  • January 7: ULFA insurgents kill seven persons belonging to the Bihari community at Borali Bari near Mahmara in Sivasagar district.
  • January 7: Six Hindi-speaking people are shot dead by ULFA insurgents at Chokolia near Dimow in Dibrugarh district.
  • January 15: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi becomes the head of the Unified Command for counter-insurgency operations in Assam.
  • January 17: In an explosion triggered by the ULFA, two civilians, including a child, are killed and 15 others are wounded at a shopping place in Ganeshguri, Guwahati.
  • January 19: Kuthor Hanse, a senior leader of the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), is killed by UPDS insurgents at his residence at Hidim Teron village in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 19: ULFA’s bomb attack kills two civilians and injures 10 others at a market near Adabari bus terminus in Guwahati.
  • January 19: ‘Sergeant’ Polashmani Barua, an ULFA militant, is killed in an encounter with security force (SF) personnel at Dirok Nabajyoti under Pengeri police station in the Tinsukia district.
  • January 22: According to reports, the ULFA is funding select candidates in the deferred general elections in Bangladesh, spending over INR 300 million in the polls. The ULFA apparently has to pay protection money to government officials of Bangladesh.
  • January 27: The DHD admits to having killed 13 of its own cadres for attempting to flee and join the rival Black Widow faction. The disclosure is made by DHD president Dilip Nunisa.
  • January 29: ULFA cadres kill two Hindi speaking civilians in Tinsukia district.
  • February 14: Six NDFB cadres-Mithinga Baro (Mshina Bunbari), Ranjabaja (Kaklabari Ananda Bazar), Hemanta Narzary (Saranguri), Ajay Khakhlary (Maidampur), Jiten Swargiary (Singimari) and Kishore Basumatary (2nd No. Saibari) were arrested in Jalah by police on Monday in connection with the kidnapping case of Dipak Sikaria son of Binod Sikaria. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 10 crore for the student.
  • March 2: The dead body of CPI-ML leader Laktook Phangcho is recovered from a forest. He was abducted from near Umrangshu in North Cachar Hills district some five months back.
  • March 5: Nine paramilitary personnel and the civilian driver of a convoy are wounded, as ULFA triggers an explosion at Jorkata Katgaon in the Dhemaji district.
  • April 2: Four ULFA insurgents are shot dead by the army in Udalguri district.
  • April 3: 10 persons are injured in a blast by ULFA at Kedar Road in Fancy Bazaar, Guwahati.
  • April 9: Mamoni Raisom Goswami expressed her willingness to revive the ULFA-state peace process through Nagarik Shanti Morcha – a nascent forum consisting of social representatives, headed by Goswami herself.
  • April 10: Army shot dead 8 ULFA militants including 2 women at Tikoribam area in Lohit district along Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border.
  • April 17: Businessman Anil Agarwala of Nalbari kidnapped by Adivasi National Liberation Army from Sarialjan area of Karbi Anglong.
  • April 17: ULFA kidnaps PC Ram, the executive director of Food Corporation of India (FCI) and demands a hefty ransom of Rs.21 crores for his release.
  • April 19: ULFA demands Rs 21 crore as ransom for P C Ram, the abducted executive director of Food Corporation of India’s Northeast office.
  • April 23: SFs shot dead three ULFA cadres, identified as Udhav Deka alias Sanjeeb Kalita, Parameswar Deka alias Mrigen Dutta and Ganesh Kalita alias Goutam Sarma, at Adingagiri Kalishola hillock along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
  • May 2: Suspected militants of the Adivasi Cobra Military of Assam assassinates a senior political leader belonging to Hagrama faction of the Bodoland People’s Progressive Party (BPPF-H), identified as Badan Hasda, at Jonagaon in the Kokrajhar district.
  • May 5: The ‘27th Battalion Commander’ of ULFA, 'lieutenant' Bipul Choudhury, is shot dead by Army personnel at Sunpurena in the Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 15: Six members of Hindi-speaking community are shot dead by ULFA insurgents in various parts of Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts.
  • May 16: ULFA militants kill three Hindi-speaking civilians, Tankeswar Sahu, Dipak Agarwal and Srinath Agarwal, in the Golaghat district.
  • May 22: A ‘Sergeant’ of ‘28 Battalion’ of ULFA, Dhrubajyoti Lahan alias Deepak, was shot dead by the security forces (SFs) at Singlopathar under Mathurapur police station in the Sivasagar district.
  • May 26: ULFA insurgents trigger an explosion at Athgaon area of Guwahati killing seven persons and injuring eighteen.
  • June 3: Four police personnel are killed and two others sustained injuries when Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) militants ambushed a police patrolling party at Koilajan area under Bokajan police station in the Karbi Anglong district.
  • June 23: ULFA insurgents detonate a bomb in front of a mosque at Machkhowa in Guwahati killing six persons and injuring fourteen others.
  • June 30: Four persons are killed and at least 40 others are injured in four bomb blasts – three in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district and one in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 12: Abducted FCI executive director P. C. Ram is killed during crossfire in an encounter between security personnel and a group of ULFA insurgents. The incident takes place at Borka-Panitema village in Kamrup district. The two captors of Ram also lose their lives.
  • July 15: KLNLF insurgents abduct Kailash Jha and Madan Kumar Bora, officials of public sector undertaking Cement Corporation of India from Dilai in Karbi Anglong district.Jha dies of cardiac arrest immediately after abduction while Bora is released the same day.
  • July 20: Five civilians are killed and eighteen others are injured in a powerful bomb explosion triggered by ULFA at Srirampur Chariali under Tamarhat police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 1: Suspected militants abducts Aniruddha Tanti, Assistant Manager of the Hirajui Tea Estate, from Dhekiajuli area in the Sonitpur district. Aniruddha is the son of Bhimananda Tanti, a former legislator from Rangapara constituency in the Sonitpur district.
  • August 8: Insurgents belonging to ULFA and KLNLF open indiscriminate fire at members of Hindi-speaking community killing nine of them. The attack takes place at Ampahar Basti under Howraghat police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 8: A group of KLNLF and ULFA insurgents open fire on a group of Hindi-speaking people, killing nine and injuring five. Incident takes place at Ampahar Basti village under Howraghat police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 8: Assam Rifles personnel arrest a DHD commander along with five of his accomplices for traveling in a jeep with sophisticated weapons, thereby violating the ceasefire ground rules.
  • August 9: Assam Adivasi National Liberation Army militants release abducted tea executive, Anniruddha Tanti, from Hirajuli Tea Estate under Dhekiajuli police station in the Sonitpur district.
  • August 10: A group of KLNLF and ULFA insurgents attack a village of Hindi-speaking people, killing eleven migrant workers. Incident takes place at Dolamara in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 10: ULFA and KLNLF insurgents in a joint raid kill eleven members of Hindi-speaking community at Dolamara in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 12: In two separate incidents, KLNLF insurgents shot dead six civilians and injure two others in Karbi Anglong district.
  • August 28: KLNLF insurgents detonate a bomb at the residence of Assam Hills Area Development Minister Khorsingh Engti at Hauraghat in Karbi Anglong district. No casualty is reported.
  • September 30: ULFA insurgents trigger four blasts at separate places in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts killing five and injuring twenty.
  • October 1: A self-styled sergeant major of ULFA Manoranjan Doley is killed and two of his accomplices are injured when an irate mob beat them up after their attempt to kill a panchayat councillor. Incident takes place at Jaraguri under Dergaon police station.
  • October 17: Assam Rifles personnel arrest a commander of the Jewel Gorsala faction of DHD, Probin Hajagar alias Rock Dimasa, and one of his associates Purjun Phonglo from the Mahur Haflong road in Assam. An AK-56 rifle, 30 rounds of ammunition, and incriminating documents are recovered from their possession.
  • October 17: Another top ranking leader of the Jewel Gorsala faction of DHD, Joy Kishore Tharesen, is arrested by security forces from Umrangsu town. A huge cache of arms and cash amounting to Rs.18.9 lakh also recovered from his possession.
  • October 28: Anirban Basu alias Ananta Duarah, ‘sergeant major’ of ‘B’ company of the 28th battalion of the ULFA, is killed by the security forces in an encounter at Mahmora Bhalukonigaon under Kakotibari police station in the Sivasagar district.
  • November 1: Sixty-six ULFA insurgents lay down arms at a ceremony held at the 4th Assam Police Battalion at Kahilipara.
  • November 2: Seven CRPF personnel are killed in an ambush laid by DHD insurgents at Theijuri in North Cacher Hills district of Assam.
  • November 2: AANLA insurgents, assisted by insurgents of ULFA, abduct an assistant manager of the Orang tea estate in Udalguri district.
  • November 3: Insurgents belonging to the Black Widow faction of DHD gun down Darbitham Hmar, a Congress candidate for NC Hills Autonomous Council polls. His driver and two PSO’s are also killed.  
  • November 5: Ajit Phukan, a top ULFA leader belonging to the outfit’s most potent 28 battalion, is arrested along with his wife Poppi Gogoi, also a member of the outfit, at Bimalapur Tiniali near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
  • December 10: In a series of operations carried out by the city police, eleven insurgents belonging to ULFA and another insurgent outfit are arrested from different parts of the city.
  • December 13: Five persons are killed and four others sustain injuries in a blast triggered by AANLA insurgents in New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express at Chungijan, located at the border of Karbi Anglong and Golaghat districts.
  • December 14: At least four labourers loose their lives in firing by suspected BW militants at the Longpo area under Umrangshu police station in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • December 25: Five hardcore AANLA insurgents are arrested by army personnel with three .38 revolvers, 30 rounds of assorted ammunition, one IED and letter pads. During interrogation, the arrested insurgents revealed of AANLA’s close proximity with both the NSCN (IM) and Karbi Revolutionary Army (KRA).
  • December 31: In separate encounters with security forces at Guwahati and Tinsukia respectively, four hardcore ULFA insurgents are killed.

2006

  • January 9: Police arrest the publicity secretary of UPDS Tongeeh Nongloda for carrying a 9mm pistol and violating ceasefire rules. He is arrested from Dilai in Karbi Anglong district.
  • January 11: Karbi Anglong district police releases arrested UPDS 'publicity secretary', Tongeeh Nongloda, and two other cadres.
  • January 15: Oil and Natural Gas Commission intimates the State Government of an extortion letter served by the 28th battalion of the ULFA on its corporate office at Nazira in the Sibsagar district demanding Rupees 5000 million.
  • January 20: Ten persons, including eight CISF personnel, are injured in an ULFA triggered grenade attack at the entrance of the Guwahati Refinery at Noonmati in Guwahati city.
  • January 21: A trader, Iswar Chand Jain, is shot dead by ULFA cadres at Sonari in the Sivasagar district.
  • January 21: ULFA cadres trigger a blast on pipelines of the Oil India Ltd inside Rangali Reserve Forest under Kakatibari police station in the Sivasagar district. The ULFA have set off explosions at the main gate of oil refinery at Guwahati a day earlier.
  • January 21: The DHD chairman Dilip Nunisa says that MHA officials have confirmed January 31 as the date for another round of dialogue between the Union Government and the outfit to be held in New Delhi. The previous round of dialogue between a DHD delegation and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil has been held in New Delhi during June 2005.
  • January 21: ULFA militants blow up a NEEPCO power tower at Bhoju in the Sibsagar district. ULFA militants blow up a transformer at Konwar Gaon near Lakhimpur. Another transformer is blown up at Hindugaon Tiniali injuring three SF personnel. Another gas pipeline is blown up by militants at Mahmora Silgrant, under Namrup police station, in the Dibrugarh district.
  • January 22: A petrol pump owner is shot dead by suspected ULFA cadres at Sadiya township in the Tinsukia district.
  • January 22: A gas pipeline is blown up by the ULFA near Bherbheri under Bordubi police station. Suspected ULFA cadres also lob a grenade targeting SFs near Gauhati Commerce College in the Guwahati city injuring five SF personnel. Within minutes, another grenade is hurled in front of the Assam Police Reserve at AT Road in the city killing a civilian. Fifteen minutes later, militants detonate an IED, planted in a requisitioned bus, injuring three police personnel.
  • February 1: The Army calls off operations targeting the ULFA in the outfit’s chief Paresh Baruah’s native village, Jeraigaon, in the Dibrugarh district following demands by the villagers.
  • February 10: Eight civilians and one SF personnel are killed during clashes between the villagers and SFs following the alleged custodial death of a suspected United ULFA militant at Kakopathar in upper Assam's Tinsukia district. The ULFA cadre, whom the villagers described as a civilian, was detained by the army on February 6 and his dead body is subsequently recovered.
  • February 14: Suspected BNLF cadres from the Cachar district abduct three truck drivers.
  • February 28: Suspected ULFA cadres trigger a blast at the BG Yard near Bamunimaidan in Guwahati city killing one civilian and injuring five others, including a woman.
  • March 30: DHD militants belonging to the Jewel Garlossa faction kill a worker engaged by a railway contractor and injure another at Retzole in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • April 10: Thong Teron, the defence secretary of UPDS, is killed by the PSO’s of an executive member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council. Incident takes place at Satgaon under the Dongkamokam police outpost in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 25: Villagers at Pulia Basti under Diphu police station in the Karbi Anglong district lynch a cadre of the little known outfit, Karbi People’s Liberation Front, identified as Amrit Teron, trying to extort ransom, to death. Three of his accomplices are wounded
  • May 3: Dhonsing Teron, the joint secretary of UPDS is arrested by a combined team of the Assam Police and Nagaland Police from Dimapur town.
  • May 9: ULFA insurgents grievously injure former Assam transport minister and senior AGP leader Pradip Hazarika in an ambush. Two security force personnel lose their lives.
  • May 18: West Bengal police states that a special team arrested Mrinal Hazarika, a senior leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), early on Thursday.
  • May 29: The dead bodies of five security force personnel, abducted by NDFB insurgents a few days back, are recovered from the dense jungles of West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • June 9: ULFA insurgents trigger a big explosion at Machkowa vegetable market in Guwahati. The impact of the blast kills five persons and injures sixteen others.
  • June 10: Suspected ULFA militants trigger two blasts in the Guwahati city killing one person and injuring 19 others.
  • July 31: Four ULFA are killed in two separate encounters with SF personnel in the Nalbari district.
  • August 1: An ULFA cadre, ‘sergeant major’ Rajen Dutta, was shot dead in an encounter with the SF personnel at Tamulbari in the Dibrugarh district.
  • August 7: Four persons are wounded in a grenade blast triggered by suspected militants belonging to the anti-talks Jewel faction of the DHD at Mahur market in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • August 11: ULFA insurgents ambush a police convoy killing six police personnel at Ratanipathar in Tinsukia district.
  • September 24: Diganta Baruah alias Bitupan Baruah, a ‘corporal’ of the ULFA, is shot dead in an encounter with SF personnel at Mazmamoroni near Lekhapani under Digboi police station in the Tinsukia district.
  • September 26: KLNLF (UPDS anti-talks faction) abduct three employees of manufacturing enterprise Vinay Cements Ltd, including its senior manager Ravi Shankar Thakur from a mining site near Umrangsu in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • October 6: DHD militants belonging to the Black Widow faction kill 13 Railway Protection Force personnel in an ambush in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • October 6: A ULFA 'corporal', identified as Debojit, is killed by SF personnel in the Sivasagar district.
  • November 3: Security forces shot dead Charan Majhi, who used to oversee most operations of ULFA’s 28 th battalion in upper Assam. Two other ulfa militants are killed in the encounter at Kordoiguri Hunhungia village under Moran police station.
  • November 5: ULFA insurgents trigger bomb blasts at Fancy Bazaar and Noonmati area of Guwahati killing fourteen and injuring more than fifty-two.
  • November 23: Three persons, including a woman and a child, are killed and 11 others injured in an explosion triggered by suspected ULFA militants at the railway station in Guwahati.
  • November 26: NDFB General Secretary B Swankhwr rule out the issue of sovereignty as a precondition, but as “core issue” of the talks. He cautions that a further show of insincerity by the Centre may end the ongoing truce .
  • December 7: Three employees, Ajay Banerjee, Debdoot Sen and Manoj Bhuyan, of a construction company Gammon India, are shot at and injured by suspected militants of Black Widow, the anti-talks faction of the DHD, at Manigiripur under Maibong police station in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • December 23: A supervisor of a railway construction company, Banwarilal Sharma, is rescued from the captivity of suspected Hmar and Kuki militants from Chiripunjee area near Jaipur in the Cachar district along the Assam-Manipur border.

2005

  • January 19: Serial blasts in different parts of the State by ULFA left a person dead and six others injured .
  • February 28: Suman Barua alias Ruby Bhuyan, publicity-in-charge of ULFA editor of ULFA’s mouthpiece Freedom surrender before the Assam Police in Guwahati.
  • March 9: Series of explosions. Suspected ULFA militants blew up an OIL pipeline near Lankashi Oil Collection Station in Tinsukia district. Blasts near LGB International Airport, Kalpataru Path, North Salmora in Bongaigaon district, Sonapur, SRCB Road in Fancy Bazar, CRPF Group Centre at Ninth Mile, Nuniapatty in Dhubri, Medongapara under Bharat PS in Sivasagar, BSNL office under Nagaon sadar thana., Langkashi under Bodubi PS in Tinsukia district.
  • April 4: Dispur offered a Bihu gift to the militants – a general amnesty for anybody who lays down arms by April 30.
  • June 5: A Kuki National Front (KNF) cadre killed in an encounter with police, Army and CRPF at Khelmabasti under Maibong PS in NC Hills.
  • June 16: Four ULFA militants including 3 women are killed in an encounter with the police in Doloni Gaon under Khowang PS in Dibrugarh district.
  • June 20: Powerful blast in Dispur capital complex near the Dispur Police Station. No casualties reported, three rooms of the Secretariat badly damaged.
  • June 24: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) demanded that the Government should release the detained ULFA leaders to facilitate a negotiated settlement of the State’s vexed insurgency issue.
  • June 26: Twelve persons, including six civilians are injured in a powerful IED blast near the CRPF Base camp, in Namile, near Guwahati.
  • August 11: The Sentinel reported that the ULFA has been carrying out an operation code named “Operation Red List” since the second week of July to avenge the killing of as many as 24 of its cadres by security forces in, what the outfit calls, fake encounters.
  • August 31: Robin Handique, the political advisor of ULFA, dies of kidney failure at Kanaklata Civil Hospital in Tezpur.
  • September 6: Jailed ULFA leader Ramu Mech was handed over to Tihar Jail authorities.
  • September 7: A 10-member people's consultative group is announced by the ULFA to enter into a dialogue with the Union Government. The group is headed by mediator Indira Goswami. The members are: journalists Ajit Bhuyan, Hyder Hussain, Diganta Konwar; sports organizer Hiranya Saikia; Dr Brojen Gogoi; engineer Mukul Mahanta, lawyer Arup Borbora; Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti adviser Lachit Bordoloi and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad leader Dilip Patgiri.
  • September 21: Army kills top ULFA leader Achinta Saikia in an encounter in Dibru-Saikhowa reserve forest. ULFA demands that the Army be withdrawn “immediately” from the area .
  • October 17: DHD insurgents ambush two passenger buses killing twenty-three persons belonging to the Karbi community. Incident takes place at Charchim under Kheroni police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • October 17: DHD insurgents kill seven persons at Sarsing village located in Karbi Anglong district.
  • October 21: DHD insurgents kill nine UPDS insurgents at Tamulbari under Diphu police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • December 3: DHD insurgents set ablaze 379 houses in six villages of Mohendijua and Lunhnit areas in Karbi Anglong district.

2004

  • January 21: Three policemen killed, 6 hurt in ambush by suspected ULFA and ANVC militants at Rongshi, along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
  • April 26: Two daily wage labourers are killed and seven others injured in a powerful grenade attack by suspected DHD-NDFB combine insurgents in Karbi Anglong.
  • June 15: Prominent Assamese personalities from various fields (filmmaker Jahnu Barua, Jnanpith awardee Mamoni Raisom Goswami, journalist Sanjay Hazarika and a prominent NRI in the US Atul Sarma) calls on the ULFA and the Government to sit for talks. Jahnu Barua also agreed to take on the role of mediator if both the parties are agreeable.
  • June 24: ULFA insurgents detonate a bomb inside a passenger bus at Majgaon in Sivasagar district. Seven passengers are killed and fifteen are injured.
  • August 15: A massive bomb is detonated by ULFA insurgents at the venue of Independence Day celebrations in Dhemaji town. Sixteen school children are among the total of seventeen killed.
  • August 26: ULFA triggers bomb blasts in many districts of Assam. Six persons are killed and over eighty are injured in the incidents.
  • October 2: Bomb blasts and indiscriminate firing by ULFA insurgents at various places of lower Assam result in the death of twenty-four people and injury to fourty others.
  • October 2: A series of bomb blasts and indiscriminate firing by ULFA and NDFB insurgents result in the death of twenty four people and injury to fourty others. Incidents take place at various places in lower Assam.
  • October 4: NDFB insurgents shot dead six civilians while seven others sustain injuries at Gelapukhuri village in Biswanath Chariali.
  • October 5: NDFB insurgents kill at least ten civilians at Jalabila village in Dhubri district.
  • October 29: Five ULFA militants are killed in a fierce encounter with the army and police commandos in Kachajuli area under Laluk PS in Lakhimpur district.

2003

  • January 1: Police arrest the vice president of NDFB Dhiren Boro along with his wife, two children and two other NDFB insurgents from Gangtok, the capital of SikkimMarch 16: ULFA insurgents kill six civilians and injure fifty-five others by triggering an IED blast under a passenger bus on National Highway 7 at Bamunghopha in Goalpara district.
  • January 27: A BLT insurgent kills a colleague and four members of his family at Duligaon in Dhubri district.
  • March 5: DHD insurgents attack two Hmar villages–– Balmul and Multhajao in North Cachar Hills district and force some 800 Hmars to leave their homes.
  • April 1: Bodies of 23 Hmars suspected to be killed by DHD insurgents are recovered from Mastul hill area in Cachar district
  • April 14: Four NDFB militants are killed in an encounter in Dulongjhora village, Dhubri district.
  • May 15: B . Olongbar alias Ajay Brahma, the deputy commander-in-chief of NDFB, is arrested from a hospital in Guwahati while undergoing treatment.
  • August 21: Five persons, including four women of the family of a migrant were killed by UPDS militants at Manja village in the Karbi Anglong district.
  • October 11: Five traders are killed by ULFA militants near Digulturrung tea estate in Tinsukia district.
  • October 24: Security personnal arrest Pranati Deka, the cultural secretary of ULFA from Phulbari in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.
  • November 11: KLNLF (UPDS anti-talks faction) insurgents kill six Kuki civilians and set ablaze seventy houses at Gangjam village in Singhasan hills area of Karbi Anglong district.
  • November 18: Five truck drivers belonging to the Bihari community are killed by ULFA insurgents in Dhubri district.
  • November 22: Eleven brick kiln laboureres belonging to the Bihari community are killed and seven others injured in an attack by ULFA insurgents in Bordubi area of Tinsukia district.
  • November 29: KRA militants kill seven Karbi villagers, including three women and a child, and set 250 dwelling huts on fire, at Paksangso, Rongkini, Zilangso, Bey Gaon, Napak Terang and Ringhang villages in Balipathar area under Bokajan police station in Karbi Anglong district.
  • December 15: Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) launches military operations against the ULFA, NDFB and KLO militants holed up in 30 camps in southern Bhutan.
  • December 16: 89 militants, including 63 ULFA, 23 NDFB, two NSCN and one ATTF cadres, surrender at the 4 Corps headquarters in Tezpur.
  • December 18: GOC-in-C Eastern Command, Lt. Gen. J.S. Verma, says in Kolkata that an estimated 80 to 120 militants have been killed in the Bhutanese military operations.
  • December 19: Three ULFA militants are killed as they enter Indian Territory from Bhutan in the Manas Reserve Forest area of Barpeta district.
  • December 20: The ULFA, NDFB and KLO call for a 48-hour shutdown in 'Assam, Bodoland and Kamatapur' in protest against the military operations in Bhutan.
  • December 20: Seven ULFA militants surrender in the Darrang district after escaping from their camp in Bhutan.
  • December 20: ULFA 'publicity secretary', Mithinga Daimary, is arrested during military operations in Bhutan and later handed over to the Indian Army.
  • December 21: Four NDFB militants are killed during two separate encounters near Patacharkuchi in the Barpeta district and at an unspecified place in Darrang district.
  • December 22: Four ULFA and one NDFB cadre surrender at the headquarters of 5th Mountain Division at Ghagra near the India-Bhutan border.
  • December 23: Three ULFA militants are killed in two separate encounters along the India-Bhutan border at Kumarikata and Tamulpur in the Nalbari district.
  • December 25: Five ULFA militants are killed while attempting to enter Assam from Bhutan at Baltinadi area under Tamulpur police station limits in the Nalbari district.
  • December 26: ULFA's ideologue and founder member Bhimkanta Buragohain surrenders along with three other ULFA leaders before the Indian Army at Tezpur in Sonitpur district.
  • December 31: Sixteen ULFA militants along with one MULTA cadre surrender at Jorhat.

2002

  • January 15: NDFB insurgents gun down thirteen persons at Dailongjhar in Bongaigon district.
  • January 21: Eighteen persons are killed by NDFB insurgents near Udalguri in Darrang district.
  • January 23: Unidentified insurgents kill Gandhiram Terang, the vice-chairman of United People's Democratic Solidarity ( UPDS) in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 5: In two separate attacks, NDFB insurgents gun down six inmates staying in Hatiphuli and Tongsi relief camps in Kokrajhar and Dhubri respectively.
  • April 18: Suspected NDFB militants kill All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) ‘education secretary’ Khwrwkhang Boro in Lantibari under Patacharkuchi police station limits in Barpeta.
  • June 24: DHD insurgents kill eight Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) employees at Daldali, in Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 14: Nine Adivasis staying in West Maligaon forest village relief camp are gunned down by NDFB insurgents in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 18: In an ambush laid by DHD insurgents, seven security force personnel are killed. The incident taks place in a local market at Giyungmukh in North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 30: NDFB insurgents kill five security force personnal and injure two others in an ambush near Durgapur village in Kokrajhar district.
  • August 22: The UPDS commander-in-chief Long Kumar Kiling dies of injuries sustained during a feline attack in the forests of Karbi Anglong district.
  • September 1: DHD insurgents set ablaze 27 vehicles at a quarry in Madhuraghat in Cachar district.
  • September 30: Police apprehend the cultural secretary of ULFA Pallabi Phukan from Baluguri village in Tinsukia district of Assam.
  • October 27: NDFB insurgents kill twenty two people in Datgiri village in Kokrahjar district.
  • December 9: DHD insurgents attack the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of NC Hills district N R Seal in his office premises and injure him grievously. He succumbs to his injuries three days later.

2001

  • January 13: Four civilians are killed by suspected National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) insurgents in Nalbari district.
  • January 29: UPDS insurgents gun down eleven woodcutters in the Thansa forest area of Karbi Anglong district.
  • February 8: DHD insurgents kill nine police personnel and injure three more in an ambush near Dehangi in North Cachar hills district.
  • March 18: NDFB insurgents kill six persons and injure five others at Ramgaon village in Kamrup district.
  • April 14: Kanta Langthasa, the self-styled home minister of Dima Halim Daoga ( DHD) is arrested by Guwahati police.
  • May 1: ULFA insurgents kill the BJP candidate for Dibrugarh constituency, Jayanta Dutta along with four others in Dibrugarh district.
  • May 3: Six AGP activists are killed and sixteen others injured in two separate incidents perpetuated by ULFA insurgents in Nalbari and Goalpara districts.
  • June 3: Ten Adivasi woodcutters are gunned down by NDFB insurgents at Lungsung reserve forest area in Kokrajhar district.
  • June 29: Five security force personnel are killed in an IED explosion triggered by insurgents belonging to ULFA at Bhalukjuli in Goalpara district.
  • July 31: NDFB insurgents blow up two bogies of a passenger train bound for Rangiya. Fourteen passengers are killed in the blast.
  • August 5: Ten people- a mix of CRPF personnel and civilians are killed in an explosion caused by NDFB insurgents at Silbari in Bongaigaon district.
  • September 5: Security forces kill six suspected NDFB insurgents in Barpeta district.
  • September 15: Four suspected NDFB insurgents are killed in an encounter with security forces inside Manas National Park.
  • September 25: NDFB insurgents blast a bomb targeting the North East Express, killing hundred and injuring fourty. Incident takes place at Baghmari in Bongaigaon district.
  • October 19: 10 NDFB cadres and three police personnel are killed and another 25 injured as the NDFB attacked a police station at Labdanguri in Barpeta district.
  • October 27: Five Assam police personnel are killed and four others grievously injured in an ambush by ULFA insurgents at Hazrathat village in Dhubri district.
  • December 3: An IED explosion triggered by UPDS insurgents result in the death of nine persons, including six polling officials, at Lamelangshu in Karbi Anglong district. Five others sustain injuries.

2000

  • February 27: Assam PWD and forest minister Nagen Sharma shot dead by ULFA insurgents in Nalbari district. Four others also lose their lives.
  • March 5: An abortive bid is made on the life of Assam veterinary minister Hiranya Konwar near Moran in Sivasagar district.
  • April 9: UPDS insurgents kill eleven persons in Karbi Anglong district.
  • April 19: In two separate incidents, UPDS insurgents kill eleven persons in Karbi Anglong district.
  • May 18: An executive magistrate and five others are killed in an ambush laid by DHD insurgents near Haflong in North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 11: 12 National Socialist Council of Nagaland--Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgents are killed in an encounter with security forces in Bholapunji, Cachar district.
  • July 15: Ten persons, including two women and four children, lose their lives at the hands of UPDS insurgents at Langparpang in Karbi Anglong district.
  • July 31: Two bogies of a passenger train bound for Rangiya blown up by NDFB insurgents at Soonmari, killing fourteen passengers.
  • August 1: NDFB insurgents explode a bomb on a passenger train killing twelve persons and injuring several others near Tezpur.
  • August 19: NDFB insurgents kill Beneshawar Brahma, President of the Bodo Sahitya Shaba in Guwahati.
  • August 21: NDFB insurgents kill five persons in Dhubri.
  • August 21: MLA Mohini Basumatary is shot dead by NDFB insurgents.
  • August 25: BLT insurgents kill five persons in a landmine blast in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 14: Ten police personnel and a civilian are killed in a joint ambush laid by UPDS and NSCN-IM insurgents near Diphu in the district of Karbi Anglong.
  • September 29: Ten ULFA militants are killed in an encounter with security force personnel at Sareswar.
  • October 23: Fifteen persons were killed by ULFA insurgents in two separate incidents in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.
  • October 27: ULFA insurgents kill nine persons and injure 12 others in Nalbari district.
  • November 8: NDFB insurgents kill eight persons in Barpeta district.
  • November 25: NDFB insurgents kill eight woodcutters in the Lung Sung forest reserve in Kokrajhar district.
  • December 7: Twenty-eight members belonging to the Hindi-speaking community are killed by ULFA insurgents near Sadiya in Dibrugarh district.
  • December 12: 11 BLT insurgents killed in an internecine clash with the NDFB militants in Barpeta district.
  • December 28: UPDS and NSCN-IM insurgents kill eight persons belonging to the Hindi-speaking community at Ranganagar village in Karbi Anglong district.
  • December 31: Four Hind-speaking persons killed by suspected UPDS militants at Disobai forest in Karbi Anglong district.


1999

  • January 21: 150 ULFA cadres, six NDFB men and three BLT cadres surrender in Tamulpur, Nalbari District.
  • January 23: NDFB insurgents kill seven civilians in Darrang District.
  • February 19: A State bureaucrat is abducted and three of his security guards killed by suspected ULFA militants at Amayapur Chowk in Kamrup district.
  • February 19: Diganta Saharia, the ‘District Commandment’ of the ULFA is killed in an encounter in Ganeshguri area, Guwahati.
  • May 1: Seven NDFB militants and an Army official are killed in an encounter in upper Diring along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, Sonitpur district.
  • May 11: ULFA insurgents kill seven security force personnel in an ambush in Nagaon district.
  • May 25: 102 insurgents—60 ULFA, 16 NDFB, 18 Kuki National Volunteers (KNV) and eight BLT men—surrender in Nagaon.
  • June 22: ULFA insurgents explode a powerful bomb at New-Jalpaiguri railway station in West Bengal. Nine persons, including two security force personnel, lose their lives.
  • June 29: Seven police personnel are killed in an explosion triggered by BLT insurgents in two different villages near Rangiya in Kamrup district.
  • August 15: 224 insurgents—178 ULFA, 23 NDFB, 22 Rabha National Security Force (RNSF), one BLT—surrender in different places of the State and hand over arms and ammunitions in their possession.
  • October 2: Convoy of Assam revenue minister Dr. Zoii Nath Sharma is attacked by ULFA insurgents. Sharma escapes unhurt but three AGP members and security personnel lose their lives.
  • October 3: Five police personnel killed in an attack by ULFA insurgents near Rupasi in Barpeta district.
  • December 5: 117 ULFA and 17 BLT militants surrender in Baihata Chariali, Kamrup district.

1998

  • January 2: Anup Chetia alias Golap Baruah, ‘general secretary’ of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was arrested in Dhaka with two of his accomplices for unlawful stay, possession of false Bangladeshi passport and foreign currency without valid documents .
  • January 13: Bodo Liberation Tigers (BLT) insurgents kill seventeen people at Kekerikuchi village under Rangiya police station limits in Kamrup district.
  • February 11: ULFA insurgents make an abortive bid on the life of municipal administration department minister Biraj Kumar Sarma at Silpukhri area of Guwahati. One security officer loses his life.
  • February 11: ULFA militants kill Anil Kumar Baruah, CPI-ML candidate for the Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency, during an election meeting at Naharani block office near Naharkatiya in Tinsukia district.
  • February 15: Five ULFA "action group" insurgents are killed in an encounter at Rasigaon village near Amingaon in Bongaigaon district. Large quantity of arms and ammunition recovered.
  • February 22: All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) leader Kamal Boro killed by suspected NDFB militants at Dimakusi in Darrang district.
  • April 8: Vice-chairman of ULFA Pradip Gogoi re-arrested from new market area in Kolkata after jumping bail in 1994.
  • May 3: NDFB insurgents drag fourteen Adivasi passengers out of a bus and kill them. Incident takes place near Bishmuri point on National Highway 31 in Kokrajhar.
  • May 9: NDFB insurgents target sixteen Santhal Adivasis, including ten women and two children at Borbil near Gossaingaon town.
  • May 31: Six people killed and five others injured when Bodos attacked a Santhal village under Sidli police station in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 1: Five NDFB militants are killed in an encounter at Majorbari under Patacherkuchi police station jurisdiction in Barpeta district.
  • July 18: Seven police personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, are killed in an ambush by NDFB at Jharbhari under Serphanghuri police station jurisdiction in Kokrajhar district.
  • July 24: 51 ULFA militants surrender at Thakurbari in Sonitpur district along with two AK-47 rifles and a huge amount of explosives.
  • July 29: 12 civilians are killed and thirty others injured in a bomb blast at a weekly cattle market at Dhumdhuma in Nalbari district.
  • September 15: Fourteen Santhal Adivasis are killed by NDFB insurgents in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar district.
  • September 28: Five CRPF personnel and two civilians are killed in an ambush by ULFA on a patrol party in Goalpara district.
  • October 11: BLT insurgents kill thirteen Assamese and Bengali-speaking people in Darrang district.
  • November 7: BLT insurgents kill seven persons and injure thirty others at Jalah under Patacharkuchi police station in Barpeta district.
  • November 26: Four CISF personnel and their civilian driver are killed in an ambush by ULFA insurgents at Doba tea estate under Moranhat police station in Sivasagar district.
  • December 12: Twenty three suspected Bangladeshi migrants are killed by BLT insurgents in Kokrajhar district.
  • December 20: Six police personnel and four civilians lose their lives in an ambush by ULFA insurgents at Laopara under Bilashipara police station in Dhubri district.

1997

  • January 12: Nine BLT militants are killed by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) at Mohkhuli village in Nalbari district.
  • March 13: Six ULFA militants are killed and eight others, including four security force personnel, are injured during an encounter at Gualbari in Nalbari district.
  • June 8: The convoy of Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta attacked by ULFA insurgents in Guwahati. The Chief Minister escapes unhurt.
  • June 16: Five army personnel of the 10 Mahar Regiment and a civilian are killed in an IED blast triggered by ULFA insurgents in Dibrugarh district.
  • July 2: Six army personnel are killed and two others injured when suspected Bodo militants blew up an army vehicle by triggering an explosive device at Phulbari village in Darrang district.
  • July 4 : Sanjoy Ghosh, a prominent social activist and general secretary of NGO named AVARD-NE abducted from river island Majuli and subsequently killed by ULFA insurgents.
  • July 7: Five army personnel are killed as NSCN-IM cadres ambush their vehicle near Mahur in the North Cachar Hills district.
  • July 18: Five army personnel are killed at Hapapara in Darrang district as insurgents belonging to ULFA blow up their vehicle.
  • August 8: A senior army official of the rank of Brigadier and another officer accompanying him are killed by ULFA insurgents at Christian Basti in Guwahati.
  • August 11: Ten people are gunned down by NDFB insurgents in two separate incidents of firing at villages Lahapura and Hatimura under Rangiya Police station limits in Kamrup district.
  • August 13: A passenger train is blown up by ULFA insurgents at Chumani near Silanibari railway station in North Lakhimpur district. Seven persons are killed and eight others are injured.
  • August 15: NDFB insurgents kill fourteen people in two separate attacks at Khairabari and Meehguri villages in Nalbari district.
  • September 1: ‘Finance secretary’ of NDFB and anther cadre are killed during an encounter with the security forces near Madhubi in Darrang district.
  • November 29: ULFA insurgents blow up a vehicle carrying CRPF personnel, killing six of them. Incident takes place near Teok in Jorhat district.
  • December 21: ULFA’s general secretary Anup Chetia arrested in Dhaka with two others. They are charged with unlawful stay, possession of false Bangladeshi passport and foreign currency.

1996

  • February 22: NDFB insurgents kill eight labourers at Basbari in Kokrajhar district.
  • April 23: ULFA insurgents kill Binu Chetia, the Congress candidate for Margherita assembly constituency alongwith five others in an ambush in Ulup area of Tinsukia district.
  • April 28: Two senior army officials attacked by ULFA insurgents in Kamakhya temple premises in Guwahati. Lt. Col. Devendra Tyagi is killed while fellow officer Lt. Col. A.K. Ghosh is wounded.
  • May 6: ULFA insurgents kill Nagen Neog, rural development minister of Assam in an ambush at Barugaon in Golaghat district. Eight security force personnel also lose their lives.
  • May 18: ULFA insurgents shot dead Ravi Kant Singh, Superitendent of Police of Tinsukia district.
  • May 23: Violent clashes between Bodo ,ilitants and Santhals leaves more than 80 people dead and over 100,000 homeless in Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon districts.
  • June 14: ULFA insurgents trigger a massive bomb blast in Mangaldoi in Darrang district. Seven persons are killed and forty one others are injured.
  • July 30: NDFB insurgents kill All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) President Swambha Basumatary and injure his wife in Kokrajhar.
  • August 19: Thirteen security force personnel killed by ULFA in three separate incidents in the state.
  • September 21: ULFA insurgents kill Inspector General of Police S K Deb at Lachitnagar area of Guwahati. November 19: Indiscriminate firing by NDFB insurgents result in the killing of five civilians and injury to several others at Bonorgaon market in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 21: Bodo militants gunn down 13 people in two separate incidents.
  • November 26: NDFB insurgents attack a marriage reception party killing ten people.Incident takes place at Haolaguri in Kokrajhar district.
  • December 30: NDFB insurgents blow up the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail train, killing over hundred passengers. Incident takes place at Dilhi near Kokrajhar.

1995

  • January 25: Insurgents belonging to NDFB kill nine daily wage labourers in an attack on a labour camp at Bosongaon near Kokrajhar town.
  • March 31: NDFB insurgents kill seven people and injure several others at Udalguri in Darrang district.
  • August 3: Eight security force personnel are killed by ULFA in an ambush in Kamrup district.
  • October 14: NDFB insurgents kill nine persons and injure four others at Ambai village in Nalbari district.
  • November 23: ULFA again targets security force personnel. Assisted by Bodo Security Force insurgents, ULFA ambushes and kills five security force personnel and their civilian driver.

1994

  • January 10: In a joint raid, NDFB (Bodo Security Force) and ULFA insurgents kill eight police personnel and injure four others at Kakilabari in Barpeta district.
  • January 12: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents kill eight non-Bodo labourers at Rumikhata in Kokrajhar district.
  • May 27: Twenty-five non-Bodos are killed across 10 villages by NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents around Kokrajhar town. Insurgents also set ablaze 250 houses.
  • June 29: Pradip Gogoi, the Vice-chairman of ULFA is arrested by security forces.
  • July 13: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents blow up a police vehicle, killing an Additional Superintendent of Police and six other personnel at Chouraguri in Barpeta district.
  • July 23: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents attack a relief camp sheltering non-Bodos. Over hundred inmates are killed and many more sustain injuries. Incident takes place at Babhari in Kokrajhar district.
  • November 10: 17 ULFA militants surrender in the presence of the Chief Minister, Hiteswar Saikia.

1993

  • October 12: Fifty people killed in violent clashes between Bodo militants and non-Bodos in Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon districts.

1992

  • April 11: Ten security force personnel are shot dead by ULFA insurgents.
  • July 19: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents kill eight persons, including three women and three children, besides injuring several others at Golondihadi Sapkhachi in Kokrajhar district.
  • September 4: Indiscriminate firing by NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents in two different villages result in the death of five persons and injury to several others. The villages are Badhapara Chowk and Kukurakala in Darrang district.
  • September 10: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents blow up a passenger train, killing 30 persons and injuring over fifty. The incident takes place between Patilashah and Sorbhog railway stations in Kokrajhar district.
  • October 13 – November 21: Sixty one people die in Guwahati and Barpeta, in three bomb explosions, allegedly caused by BSF militants.

1991

  • April 4: NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents attack a meeting of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), killing six activists of ABSU at Dohora Hatigaon in Darrang district.
  • July 1: ULFA abducts 15 Oil India Limited and Assam Government officials from different parts of the state. The list includes Soviet coal expert Sergei Gritchenko and S.K. Tiwari, Commissioner (Personal).
  • July 9: The Soviet coal expert Sergei Gritchenko is killed by ULFA at an unspecified place while in custody.
  • August 27: Former Assam minister and the Chairman of Plains Tribe Council Samar Brahma Chowdhury is killed along with his 20 year-old son and a security guard by NDFB (Bodo Security Force) insurgents at his residence in Kokrajhar.
  • October 13: 21 people killed in a bomb explosion, on board a train, enginered by Bodo Security Force (BSF) terrorists.

1990

  • January 20: ULFA again targets a senior trade body official. Shankar Birmiwal, president of the Kamrup Chamber of Commerce killed in Guwahati.
  • May 9: Surendra Paul, chief of the Kolkata-based Apeejay Group and a leading industrialist of the country killed by ULFA at Doom Dooma in Tinsukia district of Assam. Insurgents target him while on a visit to the tea estates of Assam Frontier Tea, a Group company.

1989

  • February-August: Bodo insurgents indulge in a series of killings, kidnappings and bomb attacks, resulting in 350 deaths.
  • October 8: ULFA kills the president of Nalbari Chamber of Commerce.

1988

  • October 15: ULFA insurgents assassinate Giridharlal Harlalka, former president of Kamrup Chamber of Commerce, in Guwahati.

1986

  • September 17: Kalipada Sen, an advocate of Guwahati High Court was killed at his Paltan Bazar residence in Guwahati.

1985

  • May 10: ULFA carries out another major robbery in Guwahati. Rs. 200,000 looted from the Silpukhuri branch of United Commercial Bank.
  • May 10: ULFA again targets the SBI Namrup branch. A whopping Rs. 4.105 million taken away.

1983

  • An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Jorhat district killed by ULFA. He is the first senior government functionary to be executed.
  • February 18: Nearly 600 Bangladeshi immigrants, including women and children, massacred at Nellie in Nagaon district.

1982

  • December 11: ULFA executes first bank robbery in Tinsukia district. Rs. 5,20,000 looted from Namrup branch of State Bank of India (SBI).

 

 

 

 

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