Assam : Sophisticated arms recovered from killed , NDFB Commander

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Kokrajhar (Assam): The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S)  has met with a  great blow after dreaded self style sergeant major Soheton Narzary alias Sandaw was  killed in an  encounter  on Wednesday night at Saraibill Dhumbazar area in Kokrajhar district, said Rajen Singh, Superintendent of Police, Kokrajhar.
 
An AK 56 rifle, a country made gun, two grenades, three magazines, cash amounting to Rs 10,000,16 empty cases,over 219 live ammunitions,one detonator and a  Khukri was  recovered after killing him.
 
Soheton, a sergeant major and  an active cadre of the NDFB-S was killed   late last  night during  an encounter with police during a joint search operation along the Dhumbazar area in which a heavy  exchange of  firing  took place  between security forces  and the  militants .
 
Acting on specific  inputs  about movement of NDFB-S cadres in the area, two ambush parties of Kokrajhar Police took position  in  Dhumbazar and  Oxiguri under Gossaigaon PS   last night . At about 8:15 PM,  three militants appeared in Dhumbazar  from the forest area in the north. As the militants were passing through the village, the ambush party challenged the militants. On being challenged, the militants opened indiscriminate firing  on  the ambush party as a result of which two  commandos received  bullet  injuries . However, the ambush party immediately fired back on the heavily armed militants.
 
 The heavy exchange of fire  lasted for 15to 20 minutes . Subsequenty a   search was carried  out   out and  a heavily armed militant was found killed who was  later identified as Soheton Narzary one of  the most dreaded NDFB (S) militant leaders of Kokrajhar district.  Two other militants managed to escape  despite  one of them  ,Martyars Narzary receiving  serious injuries .
 
SP Kokrajhar   said that Sandaw was a dreaded commander and a  cadre of  the 39th batch of the NDFB-S . He has been creating  a reign of terror  among the people   as well as  police in the past few months   by carrying out  extortions and kidnappings . He said that Sandaw’s killing  is  big   blow for the militant outfit .  ” Around 10 armed  cadres are still  active in the region” , he added.
 

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