New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Wednesday sounded a
high alert and asked the Assam government to tighten security
in the state in view of ULFA`s `army day` on Friday.
Based on specific intelligence inputs, the Centre
directed the state to deploy additional security personnel in
all sensitive installations, crowded places, markets, railway
stations and tracks to foil any attempt by the extremists to
Sources said that the inputs suggested that the anti-talk
faction of ULFA led by Paresh Baruah has been able to dispatch
some explosive materials into Assam with the aim to carry out
subversive activities ahead of or during the `army day`,
observed on March 16 every year.
Guwahati, being the main the city of Assam, is always
high on the target list of the ULFA hardliners and several
deadly attacks were carried out by the insurgents in the
recent past, sources said.
ULFA `commander-in-chief` Baruah is opposed to any peace
negotiation with the government and has vowed to continue his
fight for a `sovereign` Assam. The faction led by `chairman`
Arabinda Rajkhowa has entered into dialogue process to solve
their decades-long insurgency problem.