Aizawl, May 8, 2015: A militant of Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention (Democrats) carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh, was killed near Tiaulian hamlet in Manipur in an encounter with Mizoram police personnel Friday morning, a senior police officer said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Armed) Lalbiakzama said that the body of Malsawmkima, the HPC (D) militant, who was killed in the encounter was being brought to the Mizoram-Manipur border Sakawrdai village.

"Malsawmkima, former Mizoram Armed Police (MAP) personnel deserted on the night of June 11 last year from Sakawrdai police outpost and decamped with one AK-47 assault rifle, one INSAS rifle and several rounds of ammunition," Lalbiakzama said.

The deserted cop then joined the HPC (D) and was given the rank of self-styled sergeant.

He was among the HPC (D) militants who ambushed the state assembly committee on government assurances team on March 28 last and gunned down three policemen, near Mizoram-Manipur-Assam border Zokhawthiang hamlet.

The state government later placed a price of Rs two lakh on his head for the attack.

He was also reportedly involved in the murder of two civilians at Patpuihmun village in Manipur a few days back while he was wanted by Mizoram police in many cases including criminal intimidation and extortion.

Police seized a .38 Luger revolver from Malsawmkima, which was identified as being taken from the slain policemen on March 28 ambush.

Source: ZeeNews (PTI)

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