NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter

The militant has been identified as Jailing alias Jagat Basumatary and carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head for his alleged 'direct involvement' in the 23 December killing of adivasis in Pakhriguri area of the district, a police official said.

hidden January 10, 2015 21:50:19 IST
NDFB(S) platoon commander killed in encounter

Guwahati: An NDFB(S) platoon commander, allegedly involved in the recent attack by the outfit on Adivasis, was killed in an encounter in Assam's Kokrajhar district today, police said.

NDFBS platoon commander killed in encounter

Assam Police personnel patrolling after the attacks by Bodo militants that left several people dead, in Sonitpur. PTI

The police and the SSB launched a joint operation in Serfanguri area and the militant was killed in the ensuing encounter near Khousibazar, IGP (BTAD) LR Bishnoi told PTI.

The militant has been identified as Jailing alias Jagat Basumatary and carried a reward of Rs five lakh on his head for his alleged 'direct involvement' in the 23 December killing of adivasis in Pakhriguri area of the district, he said.

The security forces recovered an AK-56 rifle, two grenades and 22 live ammunition.

Seven NDFB(S) militants, Kokrajhar platoon 'second-in-command' Mithinga and Khuren along with their four associates were arrested from Serfanguri in Kokrajhar district since Thursday night for their alleged direct involvement in the killings.

Altogether, 31 persons were killed in three simultaneous attacks in Kokrajhar district in the December 23 attacks while in Sonitpur, 50 others were killed taking the death toll to 81.

Bishnoi said two more cadres of NDFB(S) Kokrajhar platoon were arrested during the subsequent operation in Kolabari area under Serfanguri police station.

The duo have been identified as Genda Basumatary and Bullet, he added.

"From them, we have recovered one 7.65 mm pistol and four rounds of ammunition," Bishnoi said.

In Sonitpur district, one NDFB(S) linkman was arrested today from Jogibil under Rangapara police station in Tezpur sub division, district SP Sanjukta Parasar said.

Meanwhile, a linkman and a cadre of the rebel organisation were apprehended from Simangpuri area under Balisang police station in Sonitpur district last night.

Biswanath Chariali police district SP Manobendra Ray said the NDFB(S) cadre was involved in the serial attacks on 23 December.

He said that the arrested militant has been identified as Sambaru Basumatary (30).

PTI

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

Assam Assembly election 2021, Nalbari profile: BJP's Asok Sarma won blowout victory in 2016
Politics

Assam Assembly election 2021, Nalbari profile: BJP's Asok Sarma won blowout victory in 2016

The Nalbari Assembly constituency will go to the polls in the second phase of the Assam Assembly election on 1 April

Star sprinter Hima Das inducted as DSP in Assam, says 'sport will never take a back seat'
Sports

Star sprinter Hima Das inducted as DSP in Assam, says 'sport will never take a back seat'

At her induction as DSP, Hima Das revealed that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young.

Prabhat Sarma, renowned Assamese flautist, composer and singer, passes away aged 85
Arts & Culture

Prabhat Sarma, renowned Assamese flautist, composer and singer, passes away aged 85

Expressing grief over Sarma’s demise, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, it is an irreparable loss to the cultural arena of the state.