ULFA(I) Commander for Western Command SS Col Dwipen Saud was killed in a fierce encounter that broke out between the police and the ULFA-I militants at Besimari in the Bongaigaon district of Assam on early Thursday.
The ULFA (I) Commander recently appointed to replace Drishti Rajkhowa, SS Col Dwipen Saud succumbed to bullet injuries.
“ULFA-I Commander Western Command recently appointed to replace Drishti Rajkhowa, SS Col Dwipen Saud appears dead with a bullet injury. He’s being taken to the hospital now,” Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed on Facebook.
“His gunman Padum Rai is apprehended alive with a weapon. Another weapon and a grenade recovered in the PO. Further search is on,” the DGP added.
The police carried out the operation based on intel that indicated that Ulfa Western Command was planning some high-profile kidnapping in collaboration with some other anti-India forces.