Chief Minister offers appointment letters to 36 former KLO militants

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
12 Jul 2018

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today gave appointment letters for the post of home guard in WB police to 36 former Kamtapuri Liberation Organisation (KLO) cadres who had surrendered during Left Front government  at a function at Uttarkanya. The beneficiaries are from Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar district
Immediately after the Trinamool Congress formed the government in Bengal in 2011, the former militants advocated dialogue between the state government, Centre and the KLO. They also assured the state government that they will work to bring back the KLO chief and other KLO members back to the mainstream.
Last year six senior leaders of KLO had sent a letter to the Chief minister through Coochbehar District Magistrate P Ilganathan seeking an appointment with her.
Earlier today Mamata met all the former KLO members and congratulated them for the new job and wished them all success.
KLO was formed with the aim of forming a separate Kamtapuri state and used arms struggle to fulfil their demands.
Later on 2011 more than 100 members surrendered before government along with arms.
KLO chief Jibon Singha is still hiding and believed to be in Mynamar.