Guwahati: The outlawed ULFA on Friday dubbed
as "misinformation campaign" reports of the arrest of its
`commander-in-chief` Paresh Barua in Bangladesh.
In an e-mail statement, ULFA `publicity wing
in-charge` Anu Borgohain alleged that the spread of such
rumours was "conspiracy by the government to create
confusion in the minds of the people.
"Neither Paresh Barua nor any other leader of the
group has been arrested in any country. They are safe in
their respective places where they are currently staying and
are discharging their duties accordingly," he said.
The ULFA also appealed to the people not to be
influenced by such misinformation campaign which the
"authorities spread with a section of the e-media".
The buzz regarding Barua`s arrest in Bangladesh was
dismissed as a rumour by both intelligence and police sources
here along with Union Home Secretary G K Pillai in New Delhi.
It was highly unlikely that the ULFA leader would enter
Bangladesh now after the arrest of the organisation`s
chairman, Arabinda Rajkhowa, and other top leaders, as also
the arrest of NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary, sources said.
There were reports that a person returning from a
`business trip` to China has been held in Bangladesh and is
suspected to be the ULFA commander-in-chief.