By Hantigiri Narzary
Kokrajhar (Assam),Jan 16: Even as Saoraigwra faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland(NDFB-S) top leaders are initiating a peace process with centre in Delhi under the leadership its president B Saoraigwra ,a hardcore cadre of the NDFB-S was killed in an encounter with Indian army during an operation at Dekadambra near Digli under Bishmuri police outpost in Assam’s Kokrajhar district on Wednesday.
According army sources , based on specific inputs , the army unit stationed at Kokrajhar launched an operation on Wednesday at Dekadambra near Diglipara in Kokrajhar district.
Around 2 pm, a suspicious armed person was spotted near Dekadambra.
On being challenged by the army unit, the person opened fire and tried to flee . The army team retaliated by opening controlled fire thereby exercising right to self-defence.
The cadre , later identified as self styled area commander of NDFB(S), Jewel Narzary alias Tamang alias Jwnwm, succumbed to injuries shortly after the incident.
A hardcore militant , Jwnwm was responsible for extortion , recruitment of new cadres and anti-national activities.
During the search at the encounter site one foreign made 9mm Glock pistol, two magazines and ammunitions were recovered from his possession.