Jorhat (Assam): There was exchange of fire between ULFA militants and police at Majuli island in the early hours of Sunday but there was no casualty.

Police said the exchange of fire took place when acting on a tip off police personnel raided a hideout of the outfit at Kakh Chapori area of upper Majuli around 4 am Sunday morning after getting information regarding presence of ULFA militants in the area.

When the police team reached the spot the militants resorted to firing from nearby woods.

The police personnel also returned fire and the encounter continued for a few minutes before the militants fled.

Three walkie talkies, mobile sets, some batteries and two bags containing items of personal use were recovered from the site.

Police are continuing search operations in the area to nab the militants.


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