Lt Gen Sarath Chand also said that the army had further intensified Operation All Out particularly along the Indo-Bhutan border.
“An encounter took place at about 3:30 AM between NDFB(S) militants and a joint team of Assam Police and CRPF’s Cobra battalion,” Assam Inspector General of Police (BTAD) L R Bishnoi said.
The NIA chargesheet has charged two arrested CPI (Maoist) cadre.
The militants of the NDFB(S), including an IED expert, were nabbed from Panbari Forest area, IGP L R Bishnoi said.
Man identified as Jwblang – self-styled platoon commander of the outfit’s Kokrajhar platoon – was killed at Indo-Bhutan border.
The Army Chief interacted with commanders to obtain a first-hand perspective of the operations on ground.
Swaraj spoke to Tobgay after Rajnath requested her to seek assistance from Bhutan to tackle the banned militant group.
Since the intercept did not mention any specific place or time, there was little even the state police could do.
The militants were killed when the army and police were conducting a joint operation in the dense jungles in Kokrajhar district
The Assam Police team were in three vehicles and a tractor. Hussain suffered two bullet injuries on his head and one on his leg.