Ulfa-I militant surrenders

An Ulfa (Independent) cadre, Dharmendra Moran alias Mukti Axom, surrendered before Tinsukia police last night.

By Rishu Kalantri in Tinsukia
  • Published 14.10.17
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Ulfa cadre Dharmendra Moran. Telegraph picture

Tinsukia, Oct. 13: An Ulfa (Independent) cadre, Dharmendra Moran alias Mukti Axom, surrendered before Tinsukia police last night.

A resident of Dirak No. 1 Haru Mesai village under Kakopathar police station, Moran deposited an AK-81 rifle, three magazines and a huge amount of ammunition.

An intelligence source said, "Dharmendra had fled along with eight cadres from the Taga headquarters of Ulfa (I) in Myanmar. Altogether six cadres were caught by NSCN (Khaplang) militants and handed back to Ulfa (I) while two others, including Dharmendra, managed to enter Arunachal Pradesh."

The source said the two cadres split while coming towards Assam and Dharmendra approached the police.

However, Tinsukia superintendent of police Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta denied the claim. "A few developments are going on which cannot be disclosed at present. Several Ulfa cadres are in contact with us and are waiting for the right time to return to the mainstream," he said.

Another source said eight more cadres are likely to surrender. "During interrogation, Dharmendra revealed that Ulfa (I) has around 200 cadres in the area. They have opened new camps deep inside Myanmar. Ulfa is facing an internal conflict."