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NIA charge-sheets seven ULFA (I) men for the killing of Assam Police officer

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has charge-sheeted seven United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) for the killing of an sub inspector of Assam Police in 2018. The NIA filed the charge-sheet in the case no. RC-09/NIA/GUW before the special judge of NIA in Guwahati u/s 120(B), 121, 121A, 122, 307, 302 of IPC, sections 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 38, 39 and 40 of UAP Act, sections 4 and 5 of Explosive Substance Act and 25 and 27 of Arms Act.

The charge-sheeted ULFA (I) men are Bijit Gogoi @ Arunodoi Dahotia @ Arunodoi Asom, Kanto Bora @ Rupom Asom, Santosh Gogoi, Jushinta Moran @ Yangkho Asom, Bubul Moran @ Tiger Asom, Dipankar Borah @ Ghutuk and Mamun Dihingia.

Of the seven, four are absconding while Tiger Asom, Dipankar Borah and Mamun Dihingia have been arrested.

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It may be mentioned that the police officer  succumbed to bullet injuries on May 4, 2018 after he led a joint team of Assam Police and Central Reserved Paramilitary Force for a counter-insurgency operation at Kujupathar village in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district. The ULFA (I) later regretted the killing of Bhaskar Kalita.

Kujupathar, close to Assam’s border with Arunachal Pradesh, is within the jurisdiction of Bordumsa Police Station that Kalita headed as the officer in-charge.

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