Guwahati: An NDFB(S) militant, suspected to have been involved in the massacre of adivasis in December last year, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Amteka in Chirang district of Assam on Tuesday.
"An encounter took place at about 3:30 am between NDFB(S) militants and a joint team of Assam Police and CRPF's Cobra battalion," Assam Inspector General of Police (BTAD) L R Bishnoi said.
The encounter lasted some time and a militant of NDFB(S) was killed, he said.
"From the slain militant, we recovered one 9 mm Browning pistol, one 36 HE (high explosive) grenades, one magazine, five live rounds and four fired rounds," Bishnoi said.
The militant was identified as Rinsar Narzary alias Gaitha (24) and he was a self-styled Section Commander of the banned organisation.
"He was a Bhutan trained insurgent and in-charge of supplying ration to NDFB(S) cadres," the IGP said.
Bishnoi also said the militant was involved in the killing of adivasis in Kokrajhar district in December 2014.