Guwahati: A top ULFA-I commander Dwipen Saud was Thursday killed in an encounter by Assam police in the Bongaigaon district.
Dwipen Saud had recently replaced former ULFA-I Deputy Commander-in-Chief Drishti Rajkhowa as the Commander of the outfit’s Western Command.
“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,” informed Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.
“His gunman Padum Rai is apprehended alive with a weapon. Another weapon and a grenade recovered in the PO. Further search is on,” added Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.
Police carried out the operation after receiving specific intel about ULFA-I’s plans of some high-profile kidnapping.
“We had intel that Ulfa Western Command was planning some high-profile kidnapping in collaboration with other anti-India forces which now appears to be foiled. Today’s successful operation is due to high-quality police intel input that worked out precisely for on-ground action,” Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta further said.