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Assam: Ex-MLA Among 3 Arrested Under UAPA for ‘Conspiring to Form New Terror Group’ in Bodoland

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By: Niloy Bhattacherjee

Edited By: Sanstuti Nath

Last Updated: January 08, 2023, 00:00 IST

Kokrajhar, India

Basumatary was arrested on Friday night from his residence in Baksa district (Photo for representation)

Assam police have arrested former MLA Hitesh Basumatary along with two other persons for their alleged involvement in efforts to form a terror group. According to police, the former legislator has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Addressing the media, Kokrajhar’s Additional superintendent of police (ASP), Nabanita Sarma said that Basumatary was conspiring to float a new militant organization and “unleash fresh terror in the region”.

Former MLA from Sapaguri in Assam’s Musalpur district, Basumatary has been booked under sections 120B, 121,121A, 122 and 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides the UAPA for attempting to wage war against the Government of India, the official said.

“We had source information that a few people were hatching a conspiracy to float a terrorist organization. We have arrested three people in this connection and further investigation is on. We have recovered automated arms live ammunition” the Kokrajhar ASP said.

“Sophisticated weapons” along with ammunition were recovered from Basumatary’s house, Sharma said.

Basumatary was arrested on Friday night from his residence in Baksa district.

The two other persons arrested with him were Bodoland Jatiya Suraksha Manch working president Daorao Dekhrab Narzary and Bodoland Contractor Association president Bikram Daimary. While Narzary was arrested from Kokrajhar, Daimary was arrested from Udalguri.

When produced at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kokrajhar, Basumatary and Daimary were sent to five days in police custody. Narzary was sent to 14 days in judicial custody, the official said.

Basumatary, a former Bodo Liberation Army (BLT) militant leader and signatory in the Bodoland Accord, was elected MLA from the Chapaguri assembly constituency on a BPF

Basumatary was arrested on Friday night from his residence in Baksa district (Photo for representation) Assam police have arrested former MLA Hitesh Basumatary along with two other persons for their alleged involvement in efforts to form a terror group. While Narzary was arrested from Kokrajhar, Daimary was arrested from Udalguri.

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