Assam: KPLT ‘commander- in-chief’ among 6 militants killed

The militants were killed in an operation that lasted several hours Wednesday afternoon in Singhason Hills.

By: Express News Service | Guwahati | Updated: May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Six top militants belonging to the outlawed Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT), including self-styled ‘commander-in-chief’ Kangthur Teron alias Bikash Teron, were killed in a joint operation carried out by the Army and Assam Police in Karbi Anglong district Wednesday.

Assam Police additional DG AP Rout said the militants were killed in an operation that lasted several hours Wednesday afternoon in Singhason Hills in east Karbi Anglong district, during which the security forces recovered two AK-series rifles, two pistols one rocket-propelled gun (RPG) and a huge cache of ammunition. Five Motorola communication sets were also recovered. The ADGP said this group was out to create trouble on the day of counting of votes of the Lok Sabha elections.

“It was this group that had called a bandh and a boycott of the elections in Karbi Anglong district and had attacked members of a political party during the run-up to the elections,” Rout said.

RAW officer gets 20-yr RI in dowry death case

Patna: A RAW officer, Manish Kumar Singh, was Wednesday sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Patna, which found him guilty of burning his wife to death for dowry in 2008. A fine of Rs 5,000 was imposed on him. Posted as RAW Deputy Field Officer at Danapur, Singh burnt his wife, Shibu, at their house in Maurya Vihar in August 2008. Her mother alleged Shibu was killed by Singh and her in-laws as she failed to meet their demand for Rs 10 lakh in cash. PTI

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