Two suspected United Liberation of Bodoland killed in encounter in Kokrajhar district

Two persons suspected to be the cadres of the newly formed United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB) were killed in an encounter with police at Lungsung forest area in Kokrajhar district this morning.

Published On 2021-09-19 04:19 GMT   |   Update On 2021-09-19 04:19 GMT

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KOKRAJHAR: Two persons suspected to be the cadres of the newly formed United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB) were killed in an encounter with police at Lungsung forest area in Kokrajhar district this morning. Briefing reporters at Kokrajhar SP office on Saturday, Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Singh Panesar said the two cadres of the United Liberation of Bodoland were killed in an encounter inside Ultapani-Lungsung forest area this morning.

He said based on a complaint of extortion at Patgaon, Bishmuri area since the last few days, two persons identified as Janak Brahma and Jwngsar Mushahay were arrested on Friday from Patgaon area while they were on their way to collect the extortion money. One 9 mm pistol and Rs 18,000 were recovered from them.

This morning, the two cadres were taken to the Ultapani-Lungsung forest to show the outfit's makeshift camp but on reaching Ride No 7 inside the forest, the police team was fired upon by the militants and in retaliation there was an exchange of fire. Taking advantage of the situation the two cadres tried to escape. After the gunfire, the two cadres were found injured and were taken to Kokrajhar Rupnath Brahma Civil hospital in Kokrajhar but were declared brought dead, he said adding that the two were former rebels of now defunct NDFB-S.

Eight grenades, 2 pistols with 8 live round ammunition, utensils, blankets, tarpaulin and other items were recovered from the spot. The senior police officer said there are about 8-10 cadres of the newly formed outfit in Kokrajhar district and operation against them is continuing.

Meanwhile, family members of one of the deceased person have alleged that the killing is nothing but a fake encounter by the police force.

Also Read: United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB): New Militant Outfit Formed in BTR

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