Bengaluru: The City Police recently arrested a National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) militant who was wanted in several cases in Assam.
Police nabbed Bodo militant Jaolong alias Jordan, 27, a native of Kokrajhar, Assam, in a secret operation from Honaganahatti, off Magadi Road, on the outskirts of the City on the evening of February 14.
He was arrested on the basis of inputs given by intelligence agencies and the Assam police, a top police source said. Once the Ramanagar Rural police confirmed on February 14 that he was indeed living in that locality, sleuths stormed the place and picked him up.
Jaolong is said to be a “wanted militant” in several cases in Assam. He is also suspected to be a hardcore member of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). A local court here has remanded him in judicial custody as the arrival of Assam police has been delayed, the source added.
The suspected Bodo militant was hiding in Bengaluru and this is the third arrest in less than a month made by the city police.
The militant had been working and living at a plywood factory in Honaganahatti for the last two months.
Jaolong is the third suspected Bodo militant to have been arrested in Bengaluru since January 23, 2015. A senior police officer explained that many Bodo militants were choosing to hole up in south India as a significant number of people from northeastern India live here.Even Honaganahatti has a sizeable number of migrants from the Northeast.
“Most of them come here and work as construction labourers, helpers in HOTELS and carpenters or take up other menial jobs. They easily get work because they settle for low wages. They consider Bengaluru a safe haven since they can easily mingle with people from their region, making it difficult for the police to track them,” the officer added.