A gunfight broke out between security forces and cadres of the United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) in Margherita, Assam, in the early hours of February 9 in which one militant was killed, as per sources.
According to the initial reports, the incident occurred near Margherita town in the Tinsukia district of Assam at Tikak Mulung Parbat.
An operation was launched and a team of police officers set out to capture a group of ULFA-I cadres who were hiding there after receiving information about their presence.
However, upon reaching the location, both parties exchanged gunfire, with one ULFA-I cadre, identified as Udai Axom, reportedly being killed in the exchange. According to reports, the firing started in the early hours of this morning.
The insurgent group’s self-styled Sergeant Major, Udai Axom, is said to have been hiding out with a group of cadres in Margherita, according to reports.
In addition, the police have yet to provide details regarding the casualties in the Tinsukia shooting.
It should be noted that security forces and unidentified ultras engaged in an altercation earlier in November 2022 at Pengeri, which is located in the Tinsukia district of Assam.
The Digboi-Pengeri road was shut down temporarily due to security reasons as an immediate response to the firing incident.