The 10 NDFB-S (now disbanded) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) cadres, who arrived in Guwahati on Friday from Myanmar, have been put in quarantine in a hotel in the city.
The 10 National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Saoraigwra (NDFB) and KLO cadres along with 12 other rebels belonging to Manipur militant groups arrived in the city under tight security cover after they were handed over to the Indian government by Myanmar authorities.
A media report quoted a security source as saying: “Their swab samples have been collected and put in institutional quarantine immediately on their arrival.”
“But no decision has been taken on the post-quarantine procedure. How they will be treated depends on how they have come, whether they have come to surrender or will be treated as active cadres,” the source said.
The report further quoted the source as saying: “Let them complete the quarantine period and also we need to find out what cases are registered against them.”
The source also not confirmed whether they are the last batch of militants from Assam who were operating from Myanmar.
The source, also stated that cadres of United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) are still in Myanmar.
It also claimed that there may be more cadres belonging to the NDFB (S) and KLO.
Earlier, Northeast Now reported that Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Army, on Friday handed over 22 ‘Most Wanted Militants’ to India.
Sources from Sagaing in Myanmar said 22 insurgents, mainly from Assam and Manipur, were handed over to Indian authorities at an undisclosed location on Friday.
The insurgent leaders handed over by Myanmar included self-styled home minister of NDFB (S) Rajen Daimary, self-styled Captain Sanatomba Ningthoujam of UNLF and Lieutenant Pashuram Laishram of PREPAK (Pro).
Sources said, the 22 insurgents were reportedly caught during the last few weeks in the Sagaing Division of Myanmar.