Diphu: The `commander-in-chief` of ethnic
insurgent outfit Karbi People`s Liberation Tigers has been
shot dead in an encounter with a joint police and Army team in
Karbi Anglong district of Assam early this morning.
A five-member group of the KPLT came face-to-face with the
security forces at Deothar in Bokajan subdivision and fired at
them, police said.
After heavy exchange of fire, the c-in-c, Apang Ingti, was
shot dead at around 4 am, while another cadre identified as
Soban was injured and apprehended, the police said.
The rest of the three ultras fled away.
An AK-47 and a huge quantity of ammunition were recovered
from the militants, the police said.
Ingti was wanted in connection with killings, kidnappings
and extortion in the district.
The KPLT is the breakaway group of militant Karbi Longri
National Liberation Front after it declared unilateral
ceasefire on February 10 last year.