A massive combing operation is in progress against NDFB-S militants three days after they killed at least 75 people in the simultaneous serial attacks in Sonitpur and Kokrajhar districts. Comprising army, CRPF, Assam Rifles and police, the combing operation began in Sonitpur district in the wee hours. Security forces are concentrating on the areas along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border which has been the safe escape route for the militants. Similar operation is on the cards along the Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar district where the militants have killed at least 25 people on Tuesday evening forcing the authority to clamp curfew in the vulnerable and sensitive areas. The intensive crackdown took place hours after Union home minister announced zero tolerance to the murder and mayhem by the militant outfit and refusing to accept any offer for talks in the present situation.
For the third consecutive day, the Opposition parties continue to boycott the proceedings in the Assam Assembly. But the House proceedings are going on in the absence of the Opposition members.
The House proceeding began at 9 in the morning. But the Opposition members staged silent demonstration outside the House demanding withdrawal of “unparliamentary” word slammed against AIUDF members by Speaker Pranab Gogoi.
TINSUKIA: Security forces are fanning in Kujupathar in Tinsukia district in search of the ULFA(I) rebels who killed a police office in a fierce gun fight in the evening.
Army, police and para military forces have been intensifying the counter insurgency operation in the entire area where as many as seven dreaded rebels including two lady are believed to have been hiding to monger trouble.
Additional director general, inspector general, his deputy and Tinsukia superintendent of police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta have been monitoring the massive operation with the help of army and CRPF jawans.
Jan Asom, a close rebel of the self styled commander in chief Paresh Baruah is learnt to have been taking the leader with sophisticated arms and ammunition.
During the encounter the rebels lobbed grenades to the security forces apart from heavy firing where Bordumsa police station officer in charge Bhaskar Kalita died and his driver is fighting to survive at the hospital.
The incident took place in the evening when Kalita abd a team of CRPF and cobra commando team reached the house of Ranjan Bora where the rebels were hiding.
As Kalita was landing from his vehicle the rebels from inside the house started heavy firing where he died and the driver sustained injury.
Then the encounter with the security forces took place for nearly one hours where the rebels managed to flee from the house which the security forces are still surrounding.