Kokrajhar, July 17: Security forces on Sunday gunned down three top tiol Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) rebels during a series of counter-insurgency operations in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
The encounters took place at Khalasi and Saralpara of Ultapani near Indo-Bhutan border area in the wee hours on Sunday morning.
The slain rebels were identified as Sudem Borgoyary alias Gorom, Ritu Basumatary alias B. Rugungsha and Rahul Basumatary alias B. Rakhao. Ritu is stated to be from the 41st batch while Rahul is from the 42nd batch of the outfit.
Addressing media persons here, ADGP LR Bishnoi said security forces received a input that Sudem Borgoyary alias Gorom, Sankhang, Galor alias Jwgdao and Thaika were moving with ration and medicines in Khalasi jungle area under Serfanguri police station. The materials were meant to delivered to Bidai's camp in Bhutan. An operation was launched on Saturday evening by Kokrajhar Police and 3 Rajput regiment of the army. In the operation, Sudem Borgoyary alias Gorom was neutralized while the other cadres maged to escape.
Two pistols, two gredes, ammunitions, cash and an extortion note of NDFB, a mobile phone, one solar panel, rice, dal and medicines were recovered from the spot.
Acting on another input that a few cadres had entered Kokrajhar from Myanmar and were taking shelter in the jungle area of Ultapani, a joint operation was launched this morning and two cadres - Ritu Basumatary alias B. Rugungsha and Rahul Basumatary alias B. Rakhao - were shot dead.
Two 7.65 mm pistols, five 7.65 mm live rounds, two 36 hand gredes, one AK-47 magazine, dry ration, rice, spices, cash, medicines, two letter pads of NDFB-S, toiletries and other incrimiting materials were recovered from the area, SP Shyamal Prasad Saikia said.