Police encounter with ULFA in Meghalaya, arms found

Commandos of the Meghalaya Police today raided a hideout of the banned ULFA in East Garo Hills district and exchanged fire with militants before recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area.

Shillong: Commandos of the Meghalaya Police
today raided a hideout of the banned ULFA in East Garo Hills
district and exchanged fire with militants before recovering a
huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area.

The incident took place in the Danal Dasik area under
Songsak police station this morning where around six ULFA
militants were hiding.

A heavy exchange of fire took place between the commandos
of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit of Meghalaya
Police and the militants, who later fled into the nearby
jungles, a police official said.

DGP SB Kakati said that the area is the "main
hide-out" of the ULFA from where they launch their operations
in Assam.

"Operations in the area were stepped up after the recent
blasts in Assam`s Goalpara district. The encounter is still
going on," Kakati said.

Five cut-off parties of the SWAT commandos and police
personnel have been deployed to nab the militants, police
said.

A top commander of `109th Battalion` of ULFA, Gulit Das,
was among the six militants hiding in the place.

It was not clear if the militants suffered any casualty,
they said.

The police recovered a laptop, solar plates, two wireless
sets, Medium Machine Gun boxes, MMG chain and bullets and
three Chinese-made pistols with ammunition.

PTI

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