From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, June 16: Mystery surrounds a purported encounter between security forces and a joint team of ultras deep in the Mas tiol Park today morning, with the The tiol Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB-S) claiming to have destroyed a boat carrying an army operation team. The army however was quick to deny any death of soldiers, claiming in turn that militants ran for cover after their camp was busted.
In a telephonic conversation with a section of media, NDFB (S) general secretary BR Ferenga said that a joint team of the NDFB-S, KLO and ULFA destroyed a boat carrying security personnelinside the Mas Park this morning at around 6.30 am. He said there were around 7-8 security personnel in the boat. Ferenga, however, did not specify if there were any casualties.
Meanwhile, a meeting was reportedly held at the BTC Secretariat today with high officials of security forces and BTC functiories on the law-and-order situation.
In a denial issued to the media later, the Army denied the claim made by NDFB(S) about ambushing a security force boat in the Mas Park, rubbishing it as absolutely false propaganda with no substance to it.
The Army release claimed that an NDFB(S) camp was discovered in Mas on Monday, following which there was an exchange of fire. The militants maged to flee taking advantage of the difficult terrain, leaving behind a pistol, one grede and a loaded 5.56 magazine.