In 1658, when the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan fell sick, Pran Narayan who was the vassal ruler of Kochbihar captured Hajo and Kamrup by throwing off the Mughal rulers. The advantage of this confusion was taken by the Ahom kings and they headed towards west and took possession of the region up to the Sankosh River. Mir Jumla II was the general of Auranzeb chased Prince Shuja up to Arakan and became the governor of Bengal. Soon in 1662 he captured Kochbihar and started campaigning against Ahom kingdom. Jogighopa fort situated along the Manas River was the made the centre of Ahoms. Mir Jumla II then invaded the regions of Guwahati, Jogighopa, Salagarh, Simlagarh and also the capital of Sutamla, Garhgaon.
In the same year, due to early monsoon Mir Jumla could not transfer the voluminous booty that he had earned with the capture of Garhgaon. The Mughals were later harassed by Atan Burhagohain, by employing guerrilla tactics. Afterwards Mir Jumla retreated to Mathurapur and Garhgaon and Ahoms once again took possession of the rest of the kingdom. Sutamla camped at Solaguri after arriving to Namrup.
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