ULFA Militant Killed in Gun Battle Along Assam-Meghalaya Border

A hardcore cadre of anti-talk faction group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) was killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam’s Goalpara district along Assam-Meghalaya border on Monday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and CRPF had launched a search operation at Khardang area near Rongjuli in the district along Assam-Meghalaya border on the wee hours of Monday, where a militant group was reportedly hiding.

“When we reach the area, the militants fired and bullets were exchanged, in which a hardcore cadre of the outfit group was killed,” a top police official said.

The deceased militant was identified as Mahat Rabha alias Rohit Rabha.

Security forces recovered one carbine and 10 rounds of live ammunition from his possession.

“Mahat was one of mastermind of attacked on CRPF convoy in Goalpara district,” a police official said.

Paresh Asom alias Paresh Baruah led anti-talk faction group of ULFA had set up several camps along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Meanwhile, Assam police have gathered important clues about the explosion at Paltan Bazar area in Guwahati city on September 8 evening.

A top official of Assam police said ULFA and Manipur based militant group People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have planned to triggered explosion in Guwahati and other areas of Assam.

Assam police have sounded high alert across the state after getting inputs from Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.