DIMAPUR, Nov 8 � An ULFA militant was killed while two others of the outfit were nabbed by Assam Rifles troops in an operation at Saringyunset village in Mokokchung district of Nagaland in the early hours of November 5. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.
The recovery includes one K 10 assault rifle, one .303 rifle, one pistol, a large quantity of materials used for making Improvised Explosive Devices, two hand grenades, two bombs and over 300 rounds of assorted ammunition.
A Defence release said the operation was launched in the village following complaints from different sections of people regarding movement of ULFA cadres who were carrying out extortion, threatening locals and infiltrating into Assam through Mokokchung and Mon districts.
While the Assam Rifles troops were in the process of establishing cordon, the insurgents fled the suspected house where they were hiding. On being challenged, the militants opened fire but the troops of Assam Rifles did not retaliate due to the presence of civilians in the vicinity and instead chased the fleeing insurgents who fled to a nearby jungle, the release said.
As the Assam Rifles troops closed in, the insurgents opened fire and injured one jawan. But the troops retaliated and pinned down the insurgents. The fire fight continued for about 10 minutes. During search of the area, the Assam Rifles apprehended two ULFA insurgents Bapon Deka of Udalguri district and Pranjol Nath of Jelihua Gaon of Golaghat district. Body of Prakash Bora, a resident of Jorhat, who was killed during the encounter was recovered from the jungle.
The Assam Rifles troops also apprehended one Senti Longchar, a resident of Saringyungset village, the owner of the house, from which the ammunition and explosive materials were recovered, the Defence release said.