NLFT militant killed in Tripura encounter
A National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) insurgent was killed in an encounter with security forces at Naitongcherra in Dhadai district.Updated: Sep 01, 2005 15:31 IST
An insurgent of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) was killed in an encounter with security forces at Naitongcherra in Dhadai district, police said on Thursday.
Acting on a specific information, a joint team of police and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) launched a special operation at Naitongcherra on Wednesday night and was fired upon by the ultras when they reached their temporary hideout.
The forces also retaliated by opening fire and following a 15-minute long encounter, the ultras managed to escape from the scene.
Later, a bullet riddled body of an insurgent was recovered by the jawans, which was identified as that of Jaipal Tripura (30), a hardcore militant, the police said.
First Published: Sep 01, 2005 15:31 IST