Sub-Inspector Bhaskar Kalita killing: NIA files chargesheet against 7 Ulfa (I) ultras

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Investigation found that the terrorist act was done by a group of Ulfa (I) terrorists as a result of a conspiracy hatched by Arundoi Asom
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Bhaskar Kalita

GUWAHATI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in its charge sheet submitted on Friday has named at least seven Ulfa (independent) ultras including a top member of the outfit, Arunodoi Asom, in connection to the killing of Bordumsa Police Station’s sub-inspector Bhaskar Kalita.

Kalita, the officer-in-charge of Bordumsa Police Station was killed during a gun battle with a group of ULFA (I) cadres along the Assam-Arunachal border on May 4, 2018.

Out of the seven, four were still absconding while three were arrested already. Besides Arunodoi Asom, the NIA has identified the others as Kanto Bora alias Rupom Asom (Absconder), Santosh Gogoi Sadiya (Absconder), Jushinta Moran alias Yangkho Asom (Absconder), Bubul Moran alias Tiger Asom (Arrested), Dipankar Borah alias Ghutuk (Arrested) and Mamun Dihingia (Arrested).

The top agency said that investigation has established that this terrorist act was committed by a group of Ulfa (I) terrorists as a result of a conspiracy hatched by Arundoi Asom.

“In pursuance of the conspiracy, the group of ULFA militants comprising Kanto Bora, Santosh Gogoi, Bubul Moran, Jushinta Moran and another ULFA militant Rudreshwar Baruah (already died), came from their camp in Myanmar to Tinsukia district in Upper Assam, armed with assault weapons, IEDs, explosive powder,  with an aim of raising funds for ULFA and committing terrorist acts at various places in Assam. On receipt of the information, the same was sought to be thwarted by O.C Bordumsa Sub-Inspector Sh. Bhaskar Kalita and his team. During the process of laying the cordon, the ULFA cadres fired indiscriminately on O.C Bordumsa, who was leading from the front, thus killing him,” the charge sheet said.

It added that the militants had also snatched his service weapon, AK-47 rifle, while escaping.

“Investigation established that the accused Dipankar Borah and Mamun Dihingia, were over-ground workers of the proscribed terrorist organisation Ulfa (I) and had provided logistical support to the aforesaid group of ULFA militants,” it added.

On May 4, 2018, during the process of cordoning off the suspect premises, Ulfa (I) militants hiding inside a locked house started firing indiscriminately at the Police, which resulted in the death of Kalita. Taking advantage of poor light conditions, ULFA militants managed to escape into the nearby jungle. Moreover, while escaping, they snatched away the AK-47 rifle from the deceased Police officer.

Kalita was conferred with Police medal for gallantry posthumously.

The case was initially investigated by Assam Police till June 2019. Later, NIA took over the case and re-registered the same.

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