NDFB militant killed, another militant surrenders

Guwahati: A hardcore NDFB militant was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Army and police personnel in Kokrajhar district of Assam on Wednesday, official sources said.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of three NDFB militants in Kokrajhar district, a joint operation was launched by the Army and police, the sources said.

An encounter followed in which a militant belonging to the anti-talk faction of the outfit was killed while two others managed to escape.

A 9 mm pistol with live ammunition and a Chinese grenade was recovered from the slain militant.

Meanwhile, another NDFB militant of the anti-talk faction surrendered before CRPF personnel here today.

The militant, identified as Sarbanada Chilarai, surrendered at the CRPF camp in Noonmati area of the city with arms and ammunition, the sources added.