Acting on intelligence inputs concerning movement of UDLF (B) cadres near Munaphichherra area in the district bordering Mizoram, the army with police launched an operation and in an encounter killed Mantu Reang. Army also detained Bijuram Reang, a resident of the same area.
Army recovered one 0.22 rifle, one hand made pistol, ammunition and 3 mobile sets from their possession.
These rebels were allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Shekhar Deb of Cheragi locality in Karimganj district. Dev, an affluent trader was whisked away by suspected UDLA (B) militants from his home in Cheragi on September 2. He was released on October 7 in exchange of immense ransom.