Camp was located in Pakke-Kesang district
The training camp of the banned National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NDFB) has reportedly been destroyed in a joint operation by the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh police forces. The NDFB camp was located inside the dense forests of Pakke-Kesang district in Arunachal Pradesh bordering Assam. More than 300 commandos of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Police jointly took part in the operation.
No militant caught in the joint operation
It is suspected that the NDFB terrorists, disguised as “timer operators”, were training new recruits in the camp. Arunachal Pradesh Police said in a statement that “The camps were built recently and people may have been engaged in the guise of wood handlers.” They further said “However, even after a thorough search, no militant could be caught in the operation. They must have run away from the forest on seeing the team”.
Such operations will continue in future
The statement said that “the recovery of dummy wooden weapons commonly used during training raises questions as to whether training activities were being planned in the camps.” The police further said that “in future, such large scale joint operations by Assam Police and APP commando units in border areas against underground operatives, anti-social elements and even illegal timber operators and poachers will continue with focused determination.”