Alipurduar: So far their demand was a whole separate state. Now that has changed. Now KLO is calling and asking for money. Send a letter on WhatsApp. KLO threatened to call from a mobile number in Bangladesh and demand money. The whole family is terrified of this incident. According to the family, KLO sent a threatening letter to the businessman on WhatsApp asking for money during Puja. 10 lakh was demanded in it. 10 days time was given. However, the businessman did not pay. So call again. KLO called him twice from a number in Bangladesh on Sunday to remind him of the money, claimed the businessman. The incident took place in the Nazirandeutikata area of the Assam-Bengal border in the Alipurduar district.
Vinay Das is a resident of Naziran Deotikhata area near Barbisha in Alipurduar. Truck trader by profession. He also has to go to Assam due to business. KLO has sent a letter to Vinay asking for Rs 10 lakh. According to family sources, the letter was sent on WhatsApp. Letter sent on October 14. However, the businessman saw it on October 18. After that, he reported the matter to the police. It is alleged that threats have been made even by calling on WhatsApp from a Bangladeshi number.
The businessman has a mother, wife, and children and a grandfather with special abilities. The whole family is terrified. The police, however, assured the businessman of safety. At one time the headquarters of the KLO movement was North Haldibari in Kumaragram. It had a branch at Naziran Deutikata in Cooch Behar.
KLO supremo Jeeban Singh’s sisters Sumitra Burman and Dhananjay Burman are residents of this village. They were caught after an army operation in Bhutan in 2003. After a long jail term, they have returned to the mainstream. Sumitra now works as a police home guard.
In 2003, KLO’s backbone was broken after the army operation in Bhutan. KLO supremo Jiban Singh fled to Bangladesh with a few others. Fear has spread around this new phone. According to police sources, the letter received on the businessman’s mobile phone has the signatures of the Kamtapur National Army CO and Collector of the Kamtapur Liberation Organization. The police are investigating.