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Body blow to Ulfa(I) as its ‘dy chief’ surrenders

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India News: GUWAHATI: Banned Ulfa(I) suffered a crippling blow following the surrender of its last field commander and the outfit’s self-styled “deputy commander-.

GUWAHATI: Banned Ulfa(I) suffered a crippling blow following the surrender of its last field commander and the outfit’s self-styled “deputy commander-in-chief” Drishti Rajkhowa, alias Drishti Asom, alias Monoj Rabha, at the Army’s 21 Division headquarters at Rangiya on Thursday.The Army said in a statement that it had deployed its forces in Rangia following inputs from intelligence agencies Assam Police and Meghalaya Police and carried out ‘Operation Malakand’ on November 10, which resulted in the surrender of Drishti, along with four other cadres. This was a part of a drive for a terror-free Assam and Meghalaya by Unified Command, the statement said.”Drishti Rajkhowa, a known explosive expert, was the deputy commander-in-chief of United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) and was an active member of the terrorist outfit of Ulfa since the last 30 years. For the past many years, efforts were initiated by various intelligence and security agencies of Unified Command for the neutralization of Drishti Rajkhowa,”the Army saidIt was this combined effort which has resulted in the success. It is a result of synergy and close cooperation that has been achieved between the Indian Army, intelligence agencies, Assam and Meghalaya Police and other security forces of the two states,” the Army said.”Surrender of Drishti Rajkhowa, along with four Cadres of…

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