One trained National Democratic Front of Bodoland, anti-talk faction killed in police encounter around 1.15 am wee morning at New Basbari under Karigaon police outpost in the district.
Ramsri Basumatary mother of NDFB slain cadre have been identified as a Janimun Basumatary age 32 @ Galor village of Taigirbilw under Kagiraon police outpost in Kokrajhar district.
A press release issued from the Police, said that at about 11.30 PM, based on secret information regarding the presence of a group of NDFB(S) Cadres in village New Bashbari under Karigaon PP of Kokrajhar Police Station, an operation was planned to nab the militants.
Accordingly, at 12:10 AM, a team of Kokrajhar District Police after due planning and briefing proceeded to the said village and at about 1:15 AM a cordon was laid in an isolated house where the said NDFB(S) cadres was suspected to be hiding/taking shelter.
Thereafter, the operation party challenged the NDFB(S) Cadres to come out and surrender. But the suspected militants immediately came out of the house and opened fire upon the ops party injuring SI (UB) Ramcharan Rabha and tried to flee.
The assault party led by Rabha in spite of being hit by bullet immediately took cover and opened retaliatory fire in self defence as a result of which one militant was hit and fell down, but the other militants managed to escape under cover of darkness. Thereafter, the Police assault party gradually approached towards the house and found one suspected militant lying grievously injured along with a sophisticated AK series rifle.
he injured militant was immediately evacuated and shifted to RNB Civil hospital where the doctor declared him brought dead. A search was carried out and the following arms/ammunition etc were recovered from the possession of the slain militant and the place of occurrence.
Meanwhile, one AK Series Rifle with one magazine, empty cases 10 rounds, Live ammunition 15 rounds, one HE Grenade and one Mobile phone handset were recovered from slain NDFB cadre.