The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed chargesheet against three NDFB (now disbanded) militants in connection with the killing of Gulzar Hussain, then additional superintendent of police in Sonitpur.

The chargesheet was filed before an NIA special court in Guwahati.

National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) militants allegedly killed Hussain on January 28, 2014.

The three accused, identified as Bishnu Narzary alias Berama, Nitul Daimary alias Naihab and Runiluish Diamary alias Monthai, were booked under sections 16, 18, 20 of Unlawful Activities (P) Act, read with section 34,120B, 302, 307 and 326 of Indian Penal Code and section 27 of Arms Act.

The case (FIR No.61/2014) was initially registered at Dhekiajuli police station in Sonitpur district relating to an ambush that resulted in the death of Gulzar Hussain, the then additional superintendent of police of Sonitpur and a civilian Anlark Basumatary, and injuries to several other police personnel.

The NIA, which took over the probe into the case in August 2019, said members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) had laid the ambush.

Two of the accused named in the chargesheet – Bishnu Narzary and Nitul Daimary – have been convicted in another case, in which the former has been given a death sentence while the latter has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Two other NDFB cadres – Kham Kham Daimary and Junu Basumatary – who were involved in the case, were killed in separate encounters with security forces.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com