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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

‘Reangs not involved in recent kidnapping’

Our Staff Reporter
Silchar, Feb 17: “Reangs are not involved in the kidnapping of forest guard Nizamuddin Majumdar,” claimed a spokesman of the newly formed United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak Valley (UDLFBV), Assam. He, while talking to The Sentinel, hinted that it might be the handiwork of Atabur Bahini, a gang of goons operating along the Assam-Mizoram border of South Hailakandi.

Majumdar was kidnapped at gun-point last week and unidentified miscreants have contacted his family members demanding Rs 10 lakh and 10 sets of mobile hand sets. Sources said the miscreants were speaking in broken Bengali and it was assumed that they might belong to the Reang community.

The outfit, UDLFBV, had recently come up after the Panchuram Reang-led United Liberation Front of Barak Valley (ULFBV) surrendered to the State Government while another Reang outfit United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) almost perished following the arrest of its leader Dhanyanram Reang.

On the other hand, Muslim militancy was on the rise along the sensitive border area as Atabur, once an accomplice of Dhanyaram, formed his own outfit and currently his group was active in the region. THE SENTINEL

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