Imphal: A hardcore militant of the banned Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) was killed in an encounter with police commandos in Imphal west district of Maniur, official sources said today.
Sources said the commandos, after receiving information about the movement of ultras, rushed to Heinoubok area, about 9 km west of here, at around 10 pm last night.
As they reached the spot, they were fired upon and in the exchange of fire, a KCP militant identified as Th Bobby (32) was killed.
One 9 mm pistol, three live rounds, one handgrenade and a two-wheeler were recovered from him. Other militants escaped under cover of darkness.
A letter of the KCP, demanding Rs 20 lakh from the joint director of youth affairs and sport (Manipur government), was also recovered from the possession of the deceased.