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1 ULFA-I Cadre Shot Dead By Security Forces After Fierce Encounter In Assam’s Tinsukia


A search operation continues to be underway, police mentioned. (Representational)

Guwahati:

In a fierce encounter between the United Liberation Entrance of Asom – Unbiased (ULFA-I) and safety forces, one ULFA-I cadre was killed in higher Assam’s Tinsukia district on Friday.

The killed terrorist has been recognized as Gyan Asom.

Confirming the incident, Deputy Inspector Basic Of Police Jitmol Doley mentioned, “One ULFA (I) militant has been gunned down. We suspect that at the least two-three members of the group have been injured within the change of fireplace. Numerous arms and ammunition have been recovered. Our search operation continues to be underway. All adjoining villages and escape routes have been cordoned off in order that the militants can not escape”.

In accordance with sources, the safety forces acquired data relating to the presence of six ULFA-I cadres led by one Rupon Asom taking shelter at Dapather Majgaon below the Kakopathar police station.

Tinsukia Superintendent of Police Debojit Deuri mentioned, “There was a bunch of six militants holed up in a home. In a joint operation by the police and military, one militant has been killed.” 

“After receiving the enter a joint workforce of 14 Assam Regiment and police launched an operation. The safety workforce got here below heavy gunfire as quickly as they approached the home the place they’ve taken shelter. In addition they attacked the safety workforce with two grenades,” sources mentioned.

“In retaliatory hearth, two cadres sustained bullet accidents as they tried to flee in the direction of the trail from the yard of the home,” they added.

Later, the physique of 1 cadre was recovered.

“A bag containing an Improvised Explosive System (IED) has been recovered from the home the place they have been hiding. The group entered the home within the early hours on Friday and took shelter at gunpoint,” a supply mentioned.

In the meantime, safety forces have launched a combing operation to catch the remainder of the terrorists who managed to flee.

The ULFA(I) has been on a unilateral ceasefire since Might 2021 when the incumbent authorities below Himanta Biswa Sarma assumed energy.

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