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A joint team of Assam Police and armed forces nabbed seven dreaded cadres of the Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) on Thursday night.

The joint team also busted a recruitment module of the outfit.

The recruitment was being done by most wanted cadre Lankeshwar Koch @ Lambu, a Myanmar trained self-styled second lieutenant and area commander of lower Assam.

The others are identified as  Lankeshwar Koch, SS  Area Cdr of Lower ASSAM village Hekiapara Basugaon,  Sukit Barman village  Batabari,  Sanjit Barman village  No 2 Mowamari, Mamin Ray village Ambartal, Biplob Barman village of Ambartal, Panchanon Ray village of Charaikhola and Gautam Ray village of Charaikhola.
Altogether six from Kokrajhar district and one person from Chirang district.

He was assisted by four Bangladesh trained and two locally trained cadres.

It is learnt that the prime target of recruitment were unemployed and uneducated youth.

These cadres were caught when they came to attend a meeting inside the forest.

A huge quantity of weapons and war like stores were recovered from the militants which includes a total of seven pistols.

Apprehension of these seven cadres and busting of the recruitment racket has given a severe blow to the KLO which has been trying hard to gain importance after surrender of NDFB.

The operation of this magnitude and coordinated efforts of police and armed forces will help in lowering the morale of these organization and put them on back foot and ensure peace in Kokrajhar, said an officer who was part of the operation.

Sources said the investigation has been going on to gather more information from them .

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: