On December 23, as many as 67 cadres of the banned Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) militant issues surrendered and deposited a large cache of arms and ammunition.
The DNLA militants surrendered their arms and ammunition before Additional Director General of Police, Special Branch, Hiren Nath and Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council Chief Executive Member, Tuliram Ronghang, during a ceremony held at Dhansiripar in the Karbi Anglong district.
Weapons deposited by the DNLA extremists:
A total of two AK-47 rifles, nine pistols, nine locally made improvised guns, and over 300 cartridges has been handed over by the extremist to the legal authorities.
Tweet by CM Sarma:
CM Sarma in a tweet wrote, “Committing themselves to the dream of PM & HM of progressive and peaceful Assam, I am glad to share that 67 cadres of DNLA laid down weapons today at Dhansiripar, Karbi Anglong.”
Ithika Diphusa and Musrang Dimasa who are leaders of DNLA stated that as many as 50 more cadres will surrender themselves in the Cachar district.
The Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) group announced its formation through a press release on April 15, 2019. The group claimed that it is “committed to revamp the national struggle and fight for the liberation of a sovereign, Independent Dimasa Nation”. It also stated that “the organization is for and to develop a sense of brotherhood among the Dimasa and also to rebuild the trust and faith among the Dimasa society for regaining the Dimasa Kingdom”.