60 NLFB militants lay down arms in Assam

The militants also deposited 228 rounds of ammunition, a senior Assam Police official said.

Sixty cadres of the newly-floated Bodo rebel outfit, National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) surrendered before the police with arms and ammunition on Tuesday in Udalguri district, Assam. 

Police informed that they are currently kept in a camp in the Sonai Khowrang area under the Udalguri police station.

A senior Assam Police official said that the cadres deposited eight AK-56 rifles, two SLRs with magazines, four homemade pipe guns with three bottles of gunpowder, five HE-36 hand grenades with detonators, one F228 pistol with magazine, two 7.61mm pistols with magazines and one 7.65 mm pistol with the magazine.

The militants also deposited 228 rounds of ammunition, the official said. 

150 insurgents of the outfit, including its chief M Batha, have laid down their arms to date.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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