Insurgents kill NBCC official, injure driver in Tripura

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Agartala, Jan 31 (PTI) An official of NationalBuilding Construction Corporation (NBCC) was today shot deadby rebels of outlawed NLFT and his driver injured at a remotetribal hamlet near the Indo-Bangla border, police said.

SP (Police control) Tushar Kanti Das said a group ofNLFT ultras from inside the Bangladesh side of the borderopened fire at the jeep in which C N Muni, in-charge ofShewapara border fencing site of NBCC in North Tripuradistrict, was travelling this afternoon.

Muni died on the spot while driver Narayan Roy wasadmitted to Kanchanpur sub-divisional hospital with injuries.

Das said the place is a remote one, near theinternational border and about 50 km away from the Kanchanpursub-divisional town where NBCC was engaged for erection ofborder fencing.

According to Das, BSF and Tripura State Rifles havelaunched a joint combing operation in the area.

Top BSF officials and district police were camping inthe area, he said.

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