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KPLT to surrender weapons

Nagaon, Aug. 12: The Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) leadership will soon surrender before the Karbi Anglong district administration to start a democratic struggle for the separate state of Hemprek Kanthim (self-ruled homeland).

According to an intelligence report, out of the 40-plus cadres of the outfit, as many as 36 are likely to surrender.

“The members include all the top KPLT cadres, including self-styled ‘chairman’ D. Kramsa,” a source said.

Karbi Anglong superintendent of police M.J. Mahanta said discussions are on with most of the cadres and a faction has already reached the sub-divisional police headquarters. “They have come to us individually or in a group and the discussions precede the formal surrender.”

Bokajan sub-divisional police officer Sankar Rai Medhi said six cadres have come to the police headquarters so far.

Kramsa today asked the people of the hill district to observe Independence Day as they have decided to withdraw the strike call for a political solution of the homeland issue.