Security forces on Saturday claimed to have killed a hardcore NDFB-S militant who was involved in the December 23 Adivasi massacre in Kokrajhar.
According to Kokrajhar SP Sunil Kumar, identified as Jeblang alias Jagat Basumatary, he was the platoon commander of the anti-talk faction of the outfit. He was killed during a combing operation by police and SSB at a remote area near Serfanguri around 2 in the afternoon.
Kokrajhar SP Sunil Kumar told Assam Times that acting on a tip off police and SSB launched a operation in the entire area at noon. As the security forces reached the location NDFB(S) militant started firing forcing police to retaliate where Basumatary was killed and other 3-4 cadres managed to flee. The search operation continues.
Police said, “he was involved in the killing of civilians in Pakriguri on December 23. He was also involved in the killing of five Hindi-speaking people in Kokrajhar district last year,” Police recovered an AK-56 rifle, 22 rounds of ammunition, two grenades and incriminating documents from his possession.
Sources further told Assam Times that Jablang was involved in the gory killing of 16-year-old Priya Basumatary last year.