Tinsukia: 1 ULFA-I cadre dead in ongoing gun battle

Tinsukia: 1 ULFA-I cadre dead in ongoing gun battle

Tinsukia: 1 ULFA-I cadre dead in ongoing gun battle . A cadre of the banned Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) was shot dead on Friday in a gunfight between suspected cadres and security forces in Assam’s Tinsukia district. Looking for five more.

The deceased has been identified as Gyan Asom. The move comes as Assam Police briefed Oil India Limited on recent intelligence information. Intelligence information about ULFA-I’s alleged plot to target its installations and kidnap personnel.

Confirming the development, a senior Indian Army official said he had received specific information about a group of six ULFA-I cadres led by Rupom Asom. ULFA-I cadres who had taken refuge in Dapather Majgaon under Kakopathar police station. Reacted to them. Two soldiers in civilian clothes were then sent to the scene to confirm the input. Sources said that a joint team of 14 Assam Regiment.  Police was dispatched immediately after receiving the signal from our troops.

Sources said that as soon as the security team reached the house, it came under heavy shelling and in response threw two grenades at the suspects.

“In retaliation, two workers were shot and wounded as they tried to flee from the backyard.”

Later, the ULFA-I cadre dead body of one cadre was recovered while the operation is still on to nab the other suspected militants.

“The operation area has been widened to cover a radius of almost 5 km. We have cordoned off almost half a dozen villages, including Pani Gaon, Ahom Gaon. Henglijan Gaon among others,” the source added.

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