MIRZA, April 12 – Army officials of 9th Sikh Infantry today denied the allegation made by ULFA chief (anti-talk faction) Paresh Barua that an army personnel was killed in the encounter which took place on April 8 at Bolbola under Dhupdhara PS of Goalpara district.
It may be mentioned here that within hours of the incident, Paresh Barua had in a press release claimed that the body of the deceased army man was removed by security forces.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, a captain involved in that operation said that based on specific information, army camp Rangjuli and Dhupdhara police launched the operation under the command of Capt Dinesh Kumar Yadav and when the search team approached a house at around 5 am, two individuals from that house started running towards them. On retaliation, one Bobit Rabha (26) alias Banner was killed while another one managed to escape.
Security forces recovered a AK-56 rifle, 2 magazines, 101 live rounds of AK-56, a hand grenade, three demand notes, etc. No army or police personnel was either killed or injured in that operation. Paresh Barua made this allegation in order to motivate his cadres who are demoralized after this operation, he claimed.