SP, policeman killed by militants in Assam’s Karbi Anglong
DIPHU (ASSAM): A Superintendent of Police and another police man
were killed in an encounter with militants of Karbi Peoples’ Liberation Tigers
(KPLT) in Karbi Anglong district of central Assam.
SP Nitya Nanda Goswami of Hamren police district was leading an
operation again the insurgent outfit in remote Rongthang forest area where they
came face to face with a large group of the ultras who opened fire on them
Thursday night, IGP Law and Order A P Rout said PTI on Friday.
The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Goswami
and his personal security guard were killed, Rout said. The SP, his additional
SP and other police personnel had split into three groups to launch the
operation against the ultras with Goswami heading a team of five policemen, he
The bodies of Goswami and his PSO were recovered on Friday
morning, he said. The IGP described the SP’s operation as a “gallant action”. The
KPLT, formed in 2010, has been demanding creation of a Hemprek Kanthim
(self-ruled homeland) for the Karbi people.
It is a breakaway anti-talks faction of the ethnic insurgent
Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF).