Guwahati: Over 46 leaders and cadres of All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) laid down arms in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Sunday, officials said.
As per official, the former militants handed over weapons to top district police officers, including the Additional Superintendent of Police (crime) and the Deputy Superintendent of Police (border) in Dhekiajuli.
Meanwhile, among the weapons deposited were eight pistols, six rifles and ammunition, official added.
According to sources, AANLA’s president’ D Nayak, who had already surrendered, was also present on the occasion.
AANLA was among eight tribal militant organisations based in Assam which had signed peace agreement with the government on September 15, 2022, in New Delhi, in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, among others.