Heavy exchange of fire between Security forces and suspected ULFA-I in Tinsukia

Keshab Mahanta

Tinsukia, January 11: A heavy exchange of fire took place between the Assam Police and suspected United Liberation Front of Assam- Independent, ULFA-I cadres near Phaneng area under Jangun Police Station in Tinsukia district.

On the basis of latest inputs, the Tinsukia police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had jointly launched an operation against the suspected cadres in the area on Thursday.

No casualties have been reported in the gun battle till the filing of this report.

In the meantime, the Tinsukia police has beefed up vigil in the district, keeping in view of the spurt in youths joining the banned ULFA-I.