DIPHU, April 20 – The general secretary of the Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT), Nilip Enghi and four other members of the outfit were killed on the spot and one got serious bullet injuries during an encounter with Assam Police and security forces in the wee hours today on the hill track of the Harlong Woti of Borpung under the Chowkihola Police Station in east Karbi Anglong, police source revealed.
As per reports received, the body of Enghi has been identified by the operation team. On the other hand, the identities of the injured member and other slain militants have not been ascertained as yet.
BB Chetry, SP of Karbi Anglong, has rushed to the spot which is about 150 km from Diphu headquarters.
One AK 56 riffle, one 9mm carbine, one 9mm pistol, one 12bore pistol, one UBGL gun, a wireless set, two DVD players, one TV set, five dry batteries and two mobile sets were recovered from them.