ITANAGAR, 16 Jun: Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) have destroyed training camps of the National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NDFB) in the forested area in Seijosa circle of Pakke-Kessang district in a joint operation.
“The camps were recently built and most probably the people may have been engaged in the garb of timber operators,” said the APP spokesperson in a statement.
The team could not find the persons even after extensive search was made, although the sound of chainsaw could be heard from a distance. “They must have fled the jungle on seeing the team,” read the statement.
The recovery of dummy wooden weapons generally used during training raises the question of whether training activities were being planned at the camps, it said.
In future, such massive joint operations by the Assam Police and APP commando units in the border areas against underground operatives, antisocial elements and even illegal timber operators and poachers shall continue with focused determination, said the state police statement.
320 personnel took part in the special operation.