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Songbijit trying to set up base in Karbi Anglong
Sanjoy Ray
 GUWAHATI, Nov 1 - Amid reports that most-wanted militant leader IK Songbijit has raised a new outfit detaching himself from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay maintained that the dreaded leader still enjoys allegiance with his parent outfit.

Sahay, however, conceded that Songbijit is desperately trying to set up a strong base in Karbi Anglong under the banner of the United National Liberation Front of Western Southeast Asia (UNLFW), the umbrella organization of a number of militant outfits including the ULFA(I) and NSCN(K).

“We are aware of their design and appropriate measures are being taken in the hill district,” said Sahay while talking to this reporter.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that a new armed outfit named People’s Democratic Council of Karbilongri (PDCK) was recently formed in Myanmar with IK Songbijit as its head. Police sources meanwhile divulged that although the formation of the new outfit is more or less confirmed, the actual leadership is yet to be ascertained.

Songbijit, a Karbi by birth, has taken over the reins of NDFB(S) after the arrest of Ranjan Daimary, who is charged with masterminding the October 30, 2008 serial blasts in the State. However, unconfirmed reports kept cropping up about Songbijit no longer being the leader of the outfit.

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