Two days before the first phase of Assembly polls in Assam and One day before Prime Minister's vist, ethnic insurgent outfit Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT) gunned down three CRPF jawans and injured another in an encounter in Karbi Anglong district on April 2.
Additional Superintendent of Police Majibur Rahman said over phone that the CRPF personnel we ambushed KPLT rebels at Deothar at around 9.30 am in which three CRPF men were gunned down, while returning from an election booth in Karbi Anglong.
An injured CRPF man was admitted to Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) Hospital, Golaghat.
The KPLT was formed on January 8 last by an anti-peace talk breakaway group of 25 members of the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) after it had laid down arms.
The KPLT had given a call for an indefinite district bandh from Thursday last as it had not received a reply from the political parties to its five-point charter of demands, including autonomous statehood for Karbi Anglong, halt operations against the outfit and development of the education facilities here.
The extremist outfit had, however, withdrawn its bandh call from this morning.