Serial Bomb Blast Accused Killed in Encounter in Assam

A NDFB-Songbijit militant, wanted by CBI in 2008 Guwahati serial bomb blast case, was today killed in an encounter with police in Assam\'s Kokrajhar district, a top police officer said.

Published: 27th July 2014 09:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2014 09:30 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GUWAHATI: A NDFB-Songbijit militant, wanted by CBI in 2008 Guwahati serial bomb blast case, was today killed in an encounter with police in Assam's Kokrajhar district, a top police officer said.

"The insurgent identified as Uttam Swargiary alias Ulafat (40) exchanged fire with the police at Hazuriguri Bombazar in Kachugaon police station," IGP LR Bishnoi told PTI.

A pistol with four live rounds of ammunition and two fired rounds, two grenades and two mobile phone sets were recovered from the slain ultra, he said.

The extremist was wanted by CBI for planting the bombs in Guwahati, Bishnoi said, adding, Swargiary was a senior cadre of the second batch of National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Songbijit.

The bomb blasts in Guwahati and nearby districts in Assam on October 30, 2008 had claimed nearly 100 lives and injured over 470 people.

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