Senior KLO 'commander' killed in encounter with police

Guwahati, Feb 2: A self-styled commander of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) who had a Rs three lakh reward on his head was killed in an encounter with police at Nayakgaon village in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said on Sunday.

Following a tip-off about the movement of a group of KLO men in the area under Kokrajhar police station, an operation was launched by police last night, IGP (BTAD Kokrajhar) L R Bishnoi told PTI.

The slain ultra was identified as senior KLO 'commander' Brindaban Rajbangshi of Fakiragram area of the district.

The state government had announced reward of Rs 3 lakh for hs arrest, Bishnoi said.

A pistol with ten rounds of ammunition were recovered from Rajbangshi, the IGP added.


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