FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
KOKRAJHAR, July 25: In another major achievement, two cadres of the NDFB’s anti-talk faction were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jharbari area under Serfanguri police station in Kokrajhar.
Talking to reporters, Kokrajhar Additiol SP, Sreejit T. said based on specific inputs about the movement of NDFB-S cadres in Jharbari, a joint operation led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (HQ), Kokrajhar was launched on Sunday evening by Kokrajhar police, 3 Rajput Regiment of the Army and 210 Cobra in the North of Jharbari area under Serfanguri police station, where two cadres of the outfit were neutralized. The NDFB-S cadres opened fire on the operatiol party first and the party retaliated, killing two cadres. The slain cadres have been identified as Jwngsar Basumatary alias Laudum and Phungkha rzary.
Sreejit said two 7.65mm pistols, five rounds ammunitions of 7.65mm pistols, four fired cases of 7.65mm pistols, seven 7.62 mm AK-47 fired cases, two Chinese gredes and a backpack were recovered from their possession.
Commanding officer of the 3rd Rajput Regiment, Col IP Singh termed the killing as a major setback to the militant outfit which was trying to carry out subversive activities in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations.
The senior police officer said since January this year, a total of 123 persons including 53 cadres of various militants group, 68 linkmen including four females and 13 sympathizers have been arrested. The arrested include 11 NDFB-S cadres, 13 NLSA cadres, 14 KLO cadres, 3 ADF cadres, one STF cadre, 3 MTFA cadres, 1 NLFA cadre, 1 ULFA cadre, 2 RVA cadres and 4 jehadis.
As many as 10 rebels including 7 NDFB-S cadres, one each of NSLA and KLO were killed in encounters this year. Singh also said 13 sympathizers of NDFB-S have been apprehended so far.