Senior KLO `commander` killed in encounter with police

A self-styled commander of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) who had a Rs three lakh reward on his head was killed in an encounter with police at Nayakgaon village in lower Assam`s Kokrajhar district, police said today.

PTI| Updated: Feb 02, 2014, 11:46 AM IST

Guwahati: A self-styled commander of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) who had a Rs three lakh reward on his head was killed in an encounter with police at Nayakgaon village in lower Assam`s Kokrajhar district, police said today.

Following a tip-off about the movement of a group of KLO men in the area under Kokrajhar police station, an operation was launched by police last night, IGP (BTAD Kokrajhar) L R Bishnoi told PTI.

The slain ultra was identified as senior KLO `commander` Brindaban Rajbangshi of Fakiragram area of the district. The state government had announced reward of Rs 3 lakh for hs arrest, Bishnoi said.

A pistol with ten rounds of ammunition were recovered from Rajbangshi, the IGP added.