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Assam Maoists held in Orissa

Guwahati/Dibrugarh, Feb. 12: The three suspected Maoists arrested today in Sundergarh district of Orissa are from Assam’s Dibrugarh district, police and intelligences sources here said, based on information provided by their Orissa counterparts.

The trio have been identified as Aditya Bora from Tingkhong, Asik Sabor and Tingraj Orang from Naharkatia in Dibrugarh district.

Bora, who is said to be a central committee member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist, was also a member of the Assam Students Youth Organisation (ASYO), which was under scanner for being a ”front” of the proscribed Ulfa. Sabor and Orang, on the other hand, are from the underdeveloped tea community.

The development assumes significance as it occurred within a fortnight of the arrest of six suspected Maoists, including two women, from different areas of Dhemaji district. They had been carrying out Maoist activities under the name of Brihat Nadibandh Pratirudh Mancha.

The arrested persons were Kishore Das of Maj Kuruwa under Sipajhar police station in Darrang district, Nibash Hajong of Silapathar in Dhemaji district, Dhaniram Das of Lakhipathar Koibartya village under Dhemaji police station, Diganta Gogoi of Borguri in Tinsukia district, Jun Bora of Chowdangpathar under Merapani police station in Golaghat district and Maneka Medhi of Pengeri in Tinsukia district.

Kishore Das is said to have confessed having undergone training at a Maoist camp in Orissa for three months.

“We had shared the information with all intelligence agencies and today’s arrest appears to be a result of the arrest made in Dhemaji. Das and the others were trying to establish roots in the riverine islands of Sadiya, Majuli and Dhemaji. We need to be very alert now,” a policesource said.

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