Who was Assam’s notorious criminal Bubu Konwar? Full details here


GUWAHATI: Bubu Konwar, one of the most dreaded criminals of the state was killed in a gunfight with Assam Police on Wednesday evening at Geleky in Sivasagar district.

“The said Bubu Konwar succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at Geleky Civil Hospital,” tweeted special DGP GP Singh on Wednesday.

Forty-three-year old Bubu was responsible for many heinous crimes including murders, car thefts, drug dealing and honey trapping. As a contract killer, Bubu was involved in multiple murder cases in the state.

He entered the regime of crimes in 1999 with illegal trade of drugs and cannabis in Halwating on Assam-Nagaland border. Later he tried his hands on car theft. Bubu killed several drivers to lift their cars.

In 2010, this dreaded criminal killed a Jorhat-based banker near Mitong Bridge.  

In 2011, Bubu Konwar committed another murder. He killed a driver of a luxurious car at Nogaaali near Gaurisagar police station.

According to reports, in his criminal career, Bubu has killed more than 13 drivers.

He was also associated with honey-trapping racket. In 2012, Bubu along with his associates, honey-trapped businessman Kailash Ginoria and killed him. The almost mutilated body was found near a stream near Lunchung basti under Bhandari police station in Nagaland.

Bubu Konwar was also accused in the killings of Sivasagar-based doctor Mridul Dutta, Congress leader Hemanta Barua among several other.

On the other hand, the most wanted criminal killed his long-time associate — Ananta Khanikar in 2015 in Nagaland.

Before appearing for HSLC examinations, Bubu lost two of his fingers of his left hand while the bomb he tried to make exploded. 

Though arrested and sent to jails several times, the dreaded criminal continued his reign of terror after getting bails.

With the death of Bubu Konwar, a long chapter of bloodshed and terror has come to an end.