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Assam: 7 individuals arrested for alleged involvement to extort in name of militant organisations

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Guwahati, July 3: In a crackdown against fake militants, Assam police has apprehended seven people across Assam, Nagaland and West Bengal for their alleged involvement in planned extortion operation using the names of militant organisations.

According to police, the gang had intended to carry out extortion activities under the guise of the Boro Liberation Army (BLA) and the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) within the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) of Assam.

The police have apprehended a total of seven individuals, with arrests made in different locations across Assam, Nagaland, and West Bengal.

Assam DGP GP Singh confirmed that the arrest were made following a successful operation to dismantle the fledgling terrorist gang.

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Taking to Twitter, DGP Singh said that the Assam Police had successfully exposed the entire network of the nascent terrorist group.

DGP Singh shared an image of a letterhead from the Boro Liberation Army, it was not explicitly mentioned if it was seized during the operation or if the arrested individuals had officially adopted the name.

The arrested individuals comprise three suspects from Udalguri district, two from Karbi Anglong, and one each from Darrang and Tamulpur.

The gang had allegedly been extorting money from various targets using the identities of both the BLA and the KLO.

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