Guwahati:Â Â Four policemen were on Saturday suspended for allegedly abandoning a top cop during an encounter with militants in Assam.
Nityanand Goswami, the Superintendent of Police of Assam’s Hamren police district was killed in an encounter with militants in the Karbi Anglong district on Thursday. He was leading three police parties in an operation against Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) in a forest area, when they came face to face with a large group of militants who opened fire on them.
The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Mr Goswami and his personal security guard were killed.Â
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju joined a host of senior government officials and police officers in Assam to pay last respects to Goswami on Saturday.