HAFLONG, Dec, 29: With an intelligent input on presence of some armed group, the unit of Dima Hasao Assam Police on Friday launch a search operation in jungle area of Kalachand under Maibang Police Station in Dima Hasao district and eliminate one member of armed group.
According to police source the operation was carried out by the Assam police team in the Maibang area in the wee hour today (at around 5-6 am). During the operation the armed group fired at the security forces and on retaliation the forces also fired.
In post operation when police search the area they recovered one member of armed group (succumbed to injury) along with a rifle and 81 round of live ammunition. The slain person was later identified as Jitesh Haflongbar of Motibra village under Maibang police station. Other hand the police sources said that the slain person is suspected to be member of newly formed Dima National Army (DNA). However, an investigation is on to apprehend other members of the group Police sources said.