Top Assam Police official Superintendent of Police Nitya Nanda Goswami and his PSO was killed in encounter with KPLT militants in Karbi Anglong district on Thursday night.
SP Nitya Nanda Goswami of Hamren police district was leading an operation against the KPLT insurgent in remote Rongthang forest area where they came face to face with a large group of the ultras who opened fire on them last night.
The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Goswami and his personal security guard were killed.
The SP, his additional SP and other police personnel had split into three groups to launch the operation against the ultras with Goswami heading a team of five policemen. The bodies of Goswami and his PSO were recovered on Friday morning.