NIA to file charge sheet against Black Widow leaders soon

NIA to file charge sheet against Black Widow leaders soon

Speaking to Deccan Herald, a senior NIA officer said after taking up two cases relating to the DHD (J), or the Black Widow as the militant outfit is also known as, the agency recovered a cache of weapons and ammunition from different parts of Assam where the organisation operates from. The weapons were procured by Garlossa from Myanmar, through Mizoram. The chargesheet, sources said, will be filed in Assam.

Garlossa was arrested by a team of Central Crime Branch and Assam police sleuths along with DHD(J) deputy commander Partha Warisa and fund-raiser Samir Rahman from a  construction company guest house on Bannerghatta Road. The day Garlossa was arrested in Bangalore, his closest associate Frankie Dimasa was killed in Guwahati.

According to sources, Garlossa, alias Mihir Barman, lived out of Assam for many months and operated from Kathmandu. He possessed a Nepali passport and had come to Bangalore to obtain another fake passport. Part of his activities in Bangalore also included raising funds for his outfit which was subsequently banned by the Centre.
The DHD(J) does not favour secession from the Indian Union but is fighting for a separate homeland for the Dimasa people, a tribe in the North Cachar Hills of Assam. The outfit’s aim is to create Dimaraji by carving out Cachar, Karbi Anglong, and Nagaon districts in Assam, and sections of Dimapur district in Nagaland.

Garlossa was a member of the Dimasa National Security Force (DNSF) when it was launched in 1993. The DHD was formed in 1995 following differences between Garlossa and chairman Dilip Nunisa who entered into a ceasefire with the Centre. the DHD(J) maintains working relationship with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), the ULFA and the National Democratic Front of Bodoloand (NDFB).

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