HOMELAND SECURITY: Police encounter with ULFA in Meghalaya, arms found – innocent lives saved, an example that this region must not definitely follow ?!!
From Daily News & Analysis
Shillong, Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010, 17:49 IST PTI: Commandos of the Meghalaya police today raided a hideout of the banned ULFA in East Garo Hills district and exchanged fire with militants before recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the area.
The incident took place in the Danal Dasik area under Songsak police station this morning where around six ULFA militants were hiding.
A heavy exchange of fire took place between the commandos of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit of Meghalaya police and the militants, who later fled into the nearby jungles, a police official said.
DGP SB Kakati told PTI that the area is the “main hide-out” of the ULFA from where they launch their operations in Assam.
“Operations in the area were stepped up after the recent blasts in Assam’s Goalpara district. The encounter is still going on,” Kakati said.
Five cut-off parties of the SWAT commandos and police personnel have been deployed to nab the militants, police said.
A top commander of ‘109th Battalion’ of ULFA, Gulit Das, was among the six militants hiding in the place.
It was not clear if the militants suffered any casualty, they said.
The police recovered a laptop, solar plates, two wireless sets, Medium Machine Gun boxes, MMG chain and bullets and three Chinese-made pistols with ammunition.