Guwahati: Atleast 6,000 former militants have been rehabilitated so far, with only two extremist groups active in some regions of the Assam, said official on Saturday.
As per sources, official stated that all four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland and Karbi outfits have returned to the mainstream with 4,203 former NDFB cadres and 1,923 ex-militants from various groups rehabilitated so far under central and state government schemes in Karbi Anglong.
Peace and stability have returned to Assam with just two militant organisations, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) and the Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO), still functioning in some regions of the state, claimed IGP (Special Branch) Lachit Barua.
According to Barua, there were more than 30 insurgent groupings before but all the ULFA(I) and the KLO have returned to the mainstream.
However, 164 members of the National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) and 181 members of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) are under ceasefire, he added.
He further added that the police have also demolished Ansarul Islam units in Bangladesh and arrested 16 jihadists so far, 12 in Barpeta and four in Bongaigaon.
Furthermore, Suspension of Operations has been imposed on five Adivasi militant organisations and four other ethnic insurgent outfits, while 169 members of the United Gorkha Peoples’ Organisation (UGPO) and 77 members of the Tiwa Liberation Army recently surrendered completely before the government.
Between 2016 to May 2022, authorities collected 1,354 weapons and militants deposited 912 weapons, Barua said.