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Army yet to recover body of major killed in Manipur encounter

The security forces have called off the combing operation in Tamenglong district and are trying to bring back the officer’s body from the remote area.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2016 20:04 IST
Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para Special Forces killed in encounter with ZUF militants in Manipur.
Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para Special Forces killed in encounter with ZUF militants in Manipur.(ANI)

The army is yet to recover the body of a major who was killed in an encounter in Manipur on Wednesday.

The security forces have called off the combing operation in Tamenglong district and are trying to bring back the officer’s body from the remote area.

Army officials said Nungba area in Tamenglong district is densely forested and they have not been able to bring the body of major Amit Deswal of 21 Para SF.

“We are trying to secure the area first and build an approach route so that our choppers can go there safely to recover the body. Due to dense vegetation it is not possible to go there on foot,” an official said.

Deswal, a resident of Surehti in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, is survived by wife and a three-and-a-half years old son.

A militant was also killed in the gunbattle.