2 ULB Militants Killed in Encounter with Police in Kokrajhar


Guwahati: Two cadres of the newly floated militant outfit, United Liberation of Bodoland have been gunned down during an exchange of fire with Kokrajhar police. The two deceased have been identified as Jangshar Mushahary, 23 and Janak Kr Brahma, 23, from Kokrajhar.

The police recovered two pistols and eight grenades from the site of the encounter.

According to a police official, two suspected Bodo militants were gunned down by the police in an encounter after they allegedly opened fire in the wee hours on Saturday.

The encounter took place early this morning at Kokrajhar’s Ultapani Jungle, where the two had come to demand money at Bishmuri in Kokrajhar.

Sources said acting on a tip of about the presence of armed militants in the jungle, a team of police and Army launched a joint operation in Lungsung forest in Kokrajhar.

“When the team had approached the armed militants in the jungle, they opened fire targeting the security forces.  The police retaliated and later we found two persons were lying on the ground injured. They were taken to the RNB Hospital in Kokrajhar where they were declared brought dead,” said the official.

They were allegedly involved in extortion in the Bismuri area of the Kokrajhar district.

Days after the newly floated Bodo outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) returning to the mainstream, another rebel group has been formed in the Bodo belt with separate Bodoland state demands.

In a video statement released to media on Friday, the leaders of the newly outfit ULB said they would carry out blasts in Assam from October if their demands are not met.