Alert issued to Assam, NE states on ULFA threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 14:54

New Delhi: In view of the forthcoming raising
day of banned ULFA, the Home Ministry Wednesday issued an alert to Assam and its neighbouring states and directed them to tighten
security across the region.

The Home Ministry asked the Assam government and the
neighbouring states to be on alert in the run-up to the ULFA
raising day on April 7 when the group usually tries to launch
terror attacks.

"As a precaution, security forces in the area have been
kept on alert to thwart any plans by ULFA," a Home Ministry
spokesperson said.
The Centre has inputs that anti-talk factions of ULFA may
try to create blockades or law and order situations in the
area as their leaders have directed their cadres to execute
plans to create disturbances and disrupt normal life in the
region.

The Home Ministry also advised the states to deploy
adequate security personnel at sensitive locations, oil
installations, railway tracks and stations, bus terminus,
markets and religious places to foil any attempt by the
insurgents to disturb peace.

ULFA`s pro-talk faction headed by `chairman` Arabinda
Rajkhowa has been engaged in peace talks with the government
but the outfit`s military chief Paresh Baruah is steadfastly
opposed to any dialogue and vowed to continue their armed
movement till their demands are met.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 14:54

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