53 militants surrender before the Army in Assam

53 militants surrender before the Army in AssamGuwahati, Mar 31 : A total of 53 militants surrendered before the Army in Assam''s Tinsukia district on Tuesday.

These 53 militants included 44 members of the banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), three from Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) and six of the Adivasi National Liberation Army (ANLA).

The militants deposited a large number of arms including 44 pistols, five guns, one machine gun and other assorted ammunitions.

Additional deputy commissioners of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts were also present during their surrender.

Encouraging the militants for a better future, the deputy commissioners asked the other militants to surrender in order to lead better lives. They assured that the Army would help the militants in providing rehabilitation facilities.

The surrendered militants, who had gone for rehabilitation, have been given appointment letters by various private organisations and employment cards by district employment authorities. (ANI)