Based on specific inputs, a joint operation was launched on 25th July 2018 by Punamjit Nath, Deputy SP (P) along with IC, Patgaon Out Post and Army regiment of the 12 Sikh Light Infantry in Saralbhanga area under Serfanguri PS.
Two suspects were apprehended during the operation and they have been identified as Dikum Basumatary aged 27 years of the 39th batch of NDFB(S) and Jibiar Basumatary aged 21 years who is an overground worker of the outfit.
One 7.65 mm pistol, 5 rounds of ammunition, one 8 mm country made pistol with 8 rounds of ammunition, two Chinese hand grenades and a mobile phone with sim cards have been recovered from their possession.
As per inputs, Dikum Basumatary is a hardcore Myanmar trained cadre of the 39th batch of NDFB(S) and has been working as platoon commander in Kokrajhar. He along with others have been involved in multiple cases of extortion, recruitment of new cadres and other subversive activities in Kokrajhar district. An investigation has been initiated on the matter.