Guwahati: In another blow to the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland, Assam Police said a senior cadre of the outfit was a gunned down early on Tuesday after a gunfight in the state's Kokrajhar district.
Additional Director General of Police L.R. Bishnoi also said police have also recovered an AK 81 rifle, two grenades, a magazine, several round of live ammunition from the slain militant, identified as Agun Basumatary, a close associate of wanted NDFB faction leader B. Biday.
"Based on specific information, three police teams laid three ambushes in and around Mainaopur area under Kochugaon police station in the district since Monday night. The team led by me came face to face with two militants around 4.20 a.m.
"When we challenged them, they started firing at us forcing us to retaliate. Later, we could find one injured militant while the other one managed to escape," Bishnoi said adding that although he was taken to the hospital immediately, doctors there declared him brought dead.