In a joint operation launched by Amguri Police and the Army, an NDFB(S) militant was killed following an encounter at Belguri village under Amguri Police Station in Chirang district in the wee hours of Monday.
The slain militant has been identified as 27-year-old Jordan Narzary alias N Jaolang. He was a cadre of the 38th batch of NDFB(S) and was a Platoon Commander of the outfit.
Jaolang was the son of late Thoila Narzary from No 1 Auxiguri village (Dwikhorguri) under Amguri PS in Chirang district.
As per official sources, on the basis of secret information about NDFB(S) militants taking taken shelter in a house of Belguri village under Amguri PS, a search operation was carried out by a team of Amguri Police and the Army in the intervening night of February 4 and 5, 2018.
Sources claimed, “While cordoning off the area, the police and Army team spotted two suspected militants fleeing through a window of that house,” adding, “On being asked to stop, they opened indiscriminate fire on the police and the Army. The joint team of police and army also retaliated in self defence by opening controlled fire.”
When the firing stopped, the police and army approached the area and one grievously injured militant was found.
Informing that the militant was immediately shifted to the nearest medical hospital for treatment, sources stated that the examining doctor had declared him ‘brought dead’.
Sources further informed that the other militant managed to escape by taking advantage of darkness.
From the possession of the injured militant, one 7.62 mm pistol, one 7.62 mm magazine, two rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition, one 36 HE hand grenade, one mobile handset with one extra battery, two SIM cards were recovered.
Following the encounter, the house where the militants were taking shelter was searched.
After search in the encounter site, the joint team was able to recover –one .22 pistol with one magazine; two rounds of .22 live ammunition; one round of .22 mm empty case; three rounds of 7.62 mm empty cases and 8 rounds of empty cases of AK 47 ammunition.
From the shelter house, blanket, gunny bags, mat & a large number of extortion notes of NDFB (S) were recovered.