Diphu: Two days before the first phase of
Assembly polls in Assam, ethnic insurgent outfit Karbi Peoples
Liberation Tiger (KPLT) on Saturday gunned down four CRPF jawans and
injured another in an encounter in Karbi Anglong district.
Several CRPF men are missing after the encounter,
Last night, an operation was launched by the CRPF in
the Deothar area, under Bokajan police station, against the
newly-formed KPLT militants, they said.
The CRPF personnel came face to face with a large
group of KPLT rebels at Arlangso today and an encounter ensued
in which four CRPF men were gunned down, they said.
An injured CRPF man was admitted to Numaligarh
Refinery Ltd (NRL) Hospital in neighbouring Golaghat district.
Three of the victims were identified as Mika Singh,
Debendra Shaw and Dilip Kumar.
The operations were continuing, the police said, and a
search was on for the missing CRPF men.
The KPLT was formed on January eight last by an
anti-peace talk breakaway group of 25 members of the Karbi
Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) after it had laid
The KPLT had given a call for an indefinite district
bandh from Thursday last as it had not received a reply from
the political parties to its five-point charter of demands,
including autonomous statehood for Karbi Anglong, halt
operations against the outfit and development of the education
The extremist outfit had, however, withdrawn its bandh
call from this morning.
The district will go to the polls on Monday with 61
other constituencies in the first phase of voting.