Dec 12, 2022: Altogether 1179 Bru (Reang) militants surrendered their arms today in Katlicherra, Assam-Mizoram, near the Hailakandi district of South Assam, in the presence of Assam Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary, Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, and top police officials.
634 of them are members of the Bru Revolutionary Army of Union (BRAU), led by Rajesh Charki, and 545 are members of the United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak Valley (UDLF-BV), led by Dhanyaram Reang.
Hiren Chandra Nath, the additional director general of police, stated that this will undoubtedly bring permanent peace to Barak Valley. He stated that both groups had submitted 350 weapons, including 18 AK 47s, M16s, and 400 rounds of ammunition. He called it a watershed moment and hoped that the rehabilitation process would begin in accordance with government protocol. The process of ceasefire was initiated with both outfits in 2007 by both the state and central governments, and it eventually materialised, according to Nath.