Guwahati, Jan 07: Ahead of the Republic Day celebration, an encounter between suspected militants of banned outfit ULFA (I) and security forces took place at Jagun area in Assam’s Tinsukia district along the Assam- Arunachal Pradesh border on Sunday evening.
Tinsukia district SP Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta said that, following intelligence input about presence of a six-member armed militant group, the troops of Assam Police and Assam Rifles had jointly launched operation at the area between Kasharani village and Hajong village along with the Assam-Arunchal Pradesh border.
“While the security personnel had reached the area, the militant groups had started firing upon the troops and security personnel retaliated. Over 1000 rounds fired between both sides,” the top Assam cop said.
“The encounter is going on and no casualties have been reported from the security forces,” Mahanta said.
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has recently alerted the Assam Police and other security agencies that, ULFA (I) and other militant groups under CorCom are trying to attack on security forces ahead of republic Day celebration in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya.