Militants open fire, burn vehicles in a coal mining company’s workshop

Tinsukia

Suspected NSCN-IM militants opened fire and burned at least four vehicles in a coal mining company’s workshop in  Tinsukia district of Assam on Tuesday , informed Assam police.

According to the police sources a group of about 25 armed men entered the mining workshop premises in Ledo area under Margherita police station around 9 pm yesterday night and fired on the four dumper trucks and a water tanker vehicle parked in the compound.  The whole incident has been  recorded in the CCTV cameras.

There have been reports of both NSCN-IM and NSCN-K factions demanding extortion money in Patkai range of Margherita area, police added.

On receiving information about the incident Assam Police along with paramilitary forces rushed to the site and investigations are on, sources said.

Meanwhile  a  search operation has been launched to nab the attackers who fled away towards the Patkai hills behind the workshop, police said.

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