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UTLA (P) suspect killed in encounter

IMPHAL | Jun 11 : In a gun battle with 37 AR in the intervening night of June 10 and 11, one suspected United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLA – P) cadre was killed.  

Police report said the battle took place at around 11.25 pm yesterday near Kuran Madrassa Ahmedabad under Jiribam police station. The battle between the suspected UTLA (P) cadres and 37 Assam Rifle’s personnel lasted for around ten minutes.

After the encounter, Jiribam police and commando Jiribam unit rushed to the spot for inquest and other necessary procedure. Reports said during the battle, one suspected UTLA (P) cadre was killed, two other suspected UTLA (P) cadres were also arrested while two fled from the spot taking advantage of darkness.

The name of the deceased has been identified as Khotinthang Hangmi, 40, son of Chengjapao Hangmei, a residence of Tingpan village, Tipaimukh of Churachandpur district.

One pistol, one M16 rifle and one Chinese made hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the insurgents. A case has been registered at Jiribam police regarding the incident and the body has been taken to Jiribam morgue.

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