Guwahati, Nov 11: Fugitive self-styled deputy commander in chief of ULFA-Independent, Dristi Rajkhowa surrendered before Indian Army at Nengkhra in East Garo Hills this evening.
One of the most wanted militant leaders in the Northeast, Dristi Rajkhowa was on the run for over two decades.
Police sources said Dristi Rajkhowa along with four other ULFA cadres surrendered before a team of army personnel at Nengkhra village, which is as the entry into South Garo Hills.
The ULFA leaders was a close accomplice of the slain GNLA chief Sohan D Shira and was reportedly with him in several operations against security forces.
Having spent most of his life in Bangladesh and the forests of Garo Hills, Dristi lost much of his support base after the death of Sohan Shira and the ultimate surrender of GNLA cadres.
He narrowly escaped a police encounter in South Garo Hills Rongara region, two weeks ago, and fled to Bangladesh.
Having contacted the Indian Army with his willingness to surrender, a special army team
from the 21 Division Headquarters arrived from army base at Damra, near Dudhnoi, along with Assam police personnel to take custody of Dristi Rajkhowa on Wednesday afternoon.