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Meghalaya: ULFA-I’s top leader manages to escape following fierce gunfight, huge cache of arms-ammo recovered

Meghalaya: ULFA-I’s top leader manages to escape following fierce gunfight, huge cache of arms-ammo recovered

| @indiablooms | 13 Mar 2020, 01:00 pm

Guwahati/IBNS : Deputy Commander-in-Chief of banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I), Drishti Rajkhowa alias Manoj Rabha had a narrow escape in a fierce gunfight with security personnel in Meghalaya’s South Garo Hills district.

The Meghalaya police also recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition following the gunfight.

According to reports, based on intelligence input about presence of a militant group, a police team and SF-10 commandos of South Garo Hills district had launched operation at Bolbokgre village area in South Garo Hills district along Bangladesh border on Wednesday evening.

When the police personnel reached the area, the militant group led by ULFA-I’s Deputy Commander-in-Chief Drishti Rajkhowa fired upon the police personnel and heavy rounds of bullets were exchanged.

The militant group managed to flee from the area with the help of darkness.

The security personnel recovered one AK-81 rifle, huge quantity of ammunition, two rifles, three pistols, five detonators, extortion notes and other warlike stores from the area.

Meghalaya Home (police) minister Lakhmen Rymbui said the militants fled from the area with the help of darkness.

“Based reliable source information, the South Garo Hills district police had launched the operation at Bolbokgre area where a militant group led by Drishti Rajkhowa had taken shelter,” the Meghalaya minister said.

 

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

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