The drive ensued police had a shootout with a suspected Maoist in the district some days back. The person who fired at police managed to escape.
Police said that the shootout took place when a police party, acting on a tip-off, cordoned off the abode of suspected Maoist Gajen Borpatragohain in Silapathar area in the district.
Police said that “An armed person fired at the police party and escaped taking advantage of darkness.”
A police official said that both Borpartragohain and Baruah were listed Maoists, who were aggressively involved in Mega Dam Resistance Forum, a committee allegedly formed by the Maoists to resist dam construction in the region.
The official said that “Both are known Maoists and they have even received arms training from the rebels in central India.”
Maoist’s revolution is latest phenomenon to Assam. Some months ago suspected rebels issued extortion letters to people in a few upper Assam districts.