Hardcore NDFB (S) militant killed in gunbattle
A 'second-in-charge' of NDFB (Songbijit) was killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and Army early this morning at Runikhata area of Kokrajhar district of Assam, a senior police official said.
Guwahati: A 'second-in-charge' of NDFB (Songbijit) was killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and Army early this morning at Runikhata area of Kokrajhar district of Assam, a senior police official said.
The operation that began late last night was carried out by a joint team of police and 7 Sikh LI (Light Infantry) in Ranipur area under Runikhata police station area, IGP LR Bishnoi told PTI.
At about 3 am today the personnel came across the NDFB(S) militant Uday Narzary, the second-in-charge of Serfanguri zone, who was sheltered in the jungle patch adjoining Ranipur village and he died of bullet injuries, Bishnoi said.
The extremist was also known as N Udang alias Khulikhang of Edenbari in Runikhata.
One AK-56 rifle along with 9 rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession, Bishnoi added. A defence official said in Kolkata, the terrorist had entered into the laid ambush site and on being challenged he fired on the security personnel with an automatic weapon.
In the retaliatory fire the terrorist was injured and immediately evacuated to the district hospital where he was declared dead, the official said.
He was wanted by the NIA in connection with Adivasi massacre at Saralpara in December 2014, the official added.