Karbi Anglong district of Assam is closed for 24 hours of Assam as the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT) has called for 24 hours Karbi Anglong (East and West) shutdown from 5 am, September 29. KPLT has called the strike to protest against the killing of six of its cadres by the combined forces of Assam Police and Indian Army on September 23. The outfit claimed that four of the slain persons were not militants but innocent villagers. In view of the strike, police of both the districts have tightened security. All the police stations and forces engaged in counter insurgency operation have also been put on alert.
Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger
KPLT was formed in 2010-11, a breakaway faction of the Karbi National Liberation Front after the KLNF declared ceasefire. The group is active in the remote areas of Bokajan.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that at least six militants belonging to the Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) group, including two of its top leaders, were killed during an encounter with security forces last Friday morning in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.