In a series of multi-directional and synchronized operations by Army in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam, 8 cadres of Karbi People Liberation Tiger (KPLT) were apprehended including Sunder Dera (Rijak Dera), SS C-in-C of a KPLT faction. A large cache of arms, ammunition and incriminating documents were also recovered during the operation.

Based on specific intelligence inputs, Army and police launched multiple operations in the West Karbi Anglong district on September 15. Apprehended terrorists also include an area commander and vice chairman of the group who were instrumental in coordinating extortion, kidnapping and recruitment of new cadres. Four rifles including one AK-47 rifle, grenades, live ammunition, extortion notices & receipts were recovered from the terrorists.

KPLT, which is in a state of disarray due to the recent successful operations by security forces, has suffered a crippling blow. The elimination of two hard-core KPLT cadres and apprehension of 14 cadres in the past one month has left the outfit leaderless and completely disorganized.

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