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Assam: KLO calls 12-hour strike on Feb 6

Posted on Feb 04 2014 | IBNS

Guwahati, Feb 4 : Assam based terrorist organization Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) has called a 12-hour general strike at Kamtapur on Feb 6 against the alleged killing of its cadre Brindaban Rajbongshi in an encounter with security forces at Naigaon near Salakati in Kokrajhar district on Feb 1.

In a press statement sent to media, Kailash Koch, general secretary of the outfit, alleged that the Assam Police killed KLO cadre Brindaban Rajbongshi in a fake encounter.

"Police have claimed that Brindaban Rajbongshi was killed in an encounter and they recovered one pistol, one grenade, some documents and foreign currency from him. But we want to clarify that the statement is totally false. No pistol and grenade were recovered as said by the police. The reality is that, he was caught on Jan 31 around 10 am, while he was going to Bongaigaon town for his medical treatment," Kailash Koch said.

"After several hours of interrogation, he was brought to Naigaon near Salakati in Kokrajhar district and the Assam Police and the Indian Army killed him from zero distance," Koch added.

The outfit had alleged that it is a cold-blooded fake encounter to suppress Kamtapuri freedom movement.

KLO had threatened the Assam Police that they will continue to strike against their "enemies".

"Assam Police will have to pay the cost of his life very soon," Koch said in his statement.

"We strongly condemn the barbaric act and cowardice activities of the Assam Police and call a 12-hour general strike in Kamtapur effecting from 5 am to 5 pm on Feb 6 against the killing of Brindaban Rajbongshi in a fake encounter," Koch added.

The self-styled commander of KLO, who had a Rs 3 lakh reward on his head, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokrajhar district of Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) on Feb 1.

Recently, the Assam Police had announced a cash reward against 11 leaders and cadres of KLO including its commander-in-chief and general secretary.

KLO is active in several areas in Assam and West Bengal.

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