According to the reports, Meghalaya police had launched operation at Thapa Darenchi area in North Garo Hills district following intelligence input about presence of a militant group of UALA in the area.
An official of North Garo Hills district police said that, when police personnel reached the area, the militant group started fire and bullets were exchanged for half an hour.
In the gun fight, an Elusive commander of the militant outfit killed on spot and he was identified as Norrok X Momin and two others suspected to have been critically injured.
“Other militants have been managed to flee from the area with the help of darkness,” the police official said.
Security personnel had recovered one AK series rifle, a pistol along with ammunition from the encounter spot.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)