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Bangladesh trained militant arrested in Darjeeling

Darjeeling, Sat, 12 Sep 2009 ANI

Darjeeling, Sep 12 (ANI): A militant of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) outfit was arrested from West Bengal's Darjeeling district.


Talking to reporters here on Friday, Deboprasad Singh, district Superintendent of Police, said: "Dasarath Singha alias Manik Barman, who was nabbed from Khoribari area of the district, was trained in Bangladesh.


"This militant was arrested from Khoribari area. He had been to Bangladesh in 2005 to undergo militant training and stayed there for four years. Last month he came to India and went to Bihar. From there he got back to Khoribari two days back from where we have arrested him," Singh added.


The KLO is demanding a separate state for the indigenous Rajbongshi community, to be carved out of northern the areas of West Bengal.


The group has been blamed for past attacks and has close links with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), one of the northeast region's most powerful militant groups.


The ULFA was blamed along with Islamist militants from Bangladesh for a blast in Assam state last year that killed more than 80 people. (ANI)


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