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Bru militant killed in Tripura encounter

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, March 11 � An insurgent of outlawed Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF) was killed in an encounter with police at Asharambari in North Tripura district, police said here on Sunday.

While the rest of the BNLF group managed to escape from the scene, one Assistant Sub-Inspector was injured in the encounter.

Based on specific information about the presence of militants, SDPO Sudip Paul along with a strong contingent of jawans moved out for a special operation on Saturday.

Around 4 pm, insurgents opened fire at the police team at Asharambari in Kanchanpur subdivision, close to Ashapra Bru refugee camp.

In retaliation, security forces also started firing that led to a fierce gun battle. However, in the face of well-coordinated firing the BNLF insurgents suddenly disappeared from the scene.

During search, police recovered a bullet-riddled body of a militant from the encounter site. Two country-made guns were also found there. The identity of the slain militant is yet to be established.

Superintendent of Police Bijoy Nag along with additional forces rushed to the spot and launched a combing operation to nab the fleeing militants.

Sources said, the BNLF militant had demanded Rs 10 lakh from a well-known contractor Babul Barua who was awarded a contract work amounting to Rs 7 crore.

As the outfit insisted for early payment, the contractor had informed police about the extortion notice served on him. After receiving specific information, police carried out the special operation and achieved a major success.

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Bru militant killed in Tripura encounter

AGARTALA, March 11 � An insurgent of outlawed Bru National Liberation Front (BNLF) was killed in an encounter with police at Asharambari in North Tripura district, police said here on Sunday.

While the rest of the BNLF group managed to escape from the scene, one Assistant Sub-Inspector was injured in the encounter.

Based on specific information about the presence of militants, SDPO Sudip Paul along with a strong contingent of jawans moved out for a special operation on Saturday.

Around 4 pm, insurgents opened fire at the police team at Asharambari in Kanchanpur subdivision, close to Ashapra Bru refugee camp.

In retaliation, security forces also started firing that led to a fierce gun battle. However, in the face of well-coordinated firing the BNLF insurgents suddenly disappeared from the scene.

During search, police recovered a bullet-riddled body of a militant from the encounter site. Two country-made guns were also found there. The identity of the slain militant is yet to be established.

Superintendent of Police Bijoy Nag along with additional forces rushed to the spot and launched a combing operation to nab the fleeing militants.

Sources said, the BNLF militant had demanded Rs 10 lakh from a well-known contractor Babul Barua who was awarded a contract work amounting to Rs 7 crore.

As the outfit insisted for early payment, the contractor had informed police about the extortion notice served on him. After receiving specific information, police carried out the special operation and achieved a major success.