At a meeting to review the law and order situation, Gogoi took a serious view of the killing and directed the police to nab the Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants involved at the earliest, official sources said.
Those killed were Hamren Superintendent of Police Nitya Nanda Goswami and his PSO Nitul Nunisa.
In a condolence message, Gogoi said that with the death of Goswami, the Assam Police has lost a patriot and gallant police officer.
Goswami was leading an operation against the insurgent outfit in remote Rongthang forest area in Karbi Anglong district when they came face to face with a large group of KPLT ultras who opened fire on them on Thursday night.
The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Goswami and his personal security guard were killed.


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