Kokrajhar, March 5: A hardcore NDFB-S militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in the deep jungles of Jharbari forest under Serfanguri Police Station in Kokrajhar district on Sunday night.
Based on specific inputs on the presence of three-four militants in a jungle, a joint team of the police and the army conducted a search operation in the forest area. On seeing the approaching security column, the militants started firing and the troops also retaliated and in the shoot-out, one militant was killed while the others managed to flee from the spot.
An AK series rifle with magazine, 16 rounds of 7.62 pistol, 13 empty cases of 7.62 pistol, one mobile phone with Bhutan sim, cash Rs 2740, ten blank extortion notes , one catapult, a torch, three Bhutan mobile recharge card were also recovered from the spot.
The body of the slain militant was brought to RNB Civil Hospital in Kokrajhar for post mortem.
He was identified as Manas Brahma alias B Mwkthang hailed from Labanyapur Ultapani under Kokrajhar police station.