STF arrests a member of KLO from Siliguri, taken on 10-day remand

Siliguri, 09th February: In a significant breakthrough, the Special Task Force (STF) has successfully arrested an active member of the Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO) from Siliguri. The arrested accused has been identified as Tapas Roy. Significantly, the accused has been produced before the Siliguri Court and taken on a 10-day remand.

According to reports, the arrested accused had previously contacted KLO Chief Jibon Singha, travelled to Myanmar, and acquired complete training. Following this, the accused remained in hiding in the forests of Nagaland for a few years. However, during this, he was arrested by the Nagaland police officials. Subsequently, the Nagaland police handed him over to the Assam police. About four months prior, the accused Tapas was released on bail.

Following his release, he contacted the KLO members in Bangladesh, collected funds from several Assam-based businessmen, and purchased firearms. However, the STF was alerted of this as the team of officials initiated a search operation to nab the accused.

In this regard, STF DSP Sudeep Banerjee stated that his team was keeping a watchful eye on Tapas. Further, the accused was notified several times for an interrogation. On Friday, the accused arrived at the STF office and was subsequently arrested after an interrogation. He further stated that Tapas is under suspicion of being in contact with the KLO gang of Bangladesh and is in possession of a large quantity of firearms. As a result, the accused has been taken on remand in an effort to recover the firearms.

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