Suspected militant handed over to India

Daimary, who was hiding in Bangladesh, was handed over by BDR near Dawki international border in Meghalaya in the early hours, the sources said.

NDFB was originally formed under Daimary's leadership as Boro Security Force on October 3, 1986 and on November 25, 1994, the outfit changed its name to NDFB.

It had entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Government on May 25, 2005, but mostly flouted the ground rules of a ceasefire.

The group then split into two factions – one supporting the ceasefire, led by B Sungthagra alias Dhirn Boro – and the other hardline faction, led by Daimary, which called itself the real NDFB and sought to establish Bodoland.

The split came after the October 30, 2008 serial blasts in Assam in which Daimary was named as a mastermind by the investigating agencies.

Daimary was suspended from the outfit by the other faction subsequently. The outfit has close ties with the ULFA and in many cases carry out joint operations, the sources said.

It also has relations with other outfits in the region like Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC), Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).

Earlier, ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, along with nine other leaders of the banned outfit, including Raju Baruah and Raja Borah, who is also Rajkhowa's bodyguard, were handed over to Indian security forces by the Bangladesh Rifles at Dawki on December 4 last year.

BSF has handed over Daimary to Assam police who have taken him to Guwahati.

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