Three ULFA cadre killed in gunfight

Three ULFA cadre were shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Namsai in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said today.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2011, 11:21 AM IST

Itanagar: Three ULFA cadre were shot dead
in an encounter with security forces at Namsai in Lohit
district of Arunachal Pradesh, police said today.

The ultras were killed in an encounter with personnel of
26 Maratha Light Infantry regiment near Noadehing Bridge at
Namsai in Assam-Arunachal boundary at around 10.15 PM last
night, sources said.

"Security forces have been alerted after a specific
information about a kidnappings conspiracy plotted by the
cadre," Namsai SDPO B Gohain said this morning.

The rebels were asked to surrender but they opened fire
at the army personnel and a gunfight started, he said.
The slain ultras were identified as Dheeraj Duwara,
Shibkumar Maran and Janak Maran who hail from Makum in Assam`s
Tinsukia district.

One 9 mm pistol, a .22 pistol and a Chinese grenade were
found in their possession, Gohain said.

PTI