Guwahati: A high alert has been in
Assam in view of the banned ULFA`s foundation day on April
"A high alert has been sounded to thwart possible
attacks by the ULFA in the run up to the foundation day," the
police said here on Monday.
Security has been tightened throughout the state,
particularly vulnerable ULFA dominated areas of Upper Assam and
Lower Assam`s Dhubri district and entry and exit points of
important towns sealed, they said.
The police said that as per intelligence inputs,
the ULFA cadres were planning to indulge in subversive
activities prior to the foundation day to make its presence
The outfit has also embarked on a "massive recruitment"
drive and some of them are on way to the state after receiving
arms training in Myanmar, the police said.
There are also reports of the ultras planning attacks
on informers of police for which extra precaution has been
State police DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury has
appealed to the people to inform the authorities about any
extortion threats and said growing opposition to the outfit by
the common man was a "positive trend".
Incidentally Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is
scheduled to visit Guwahati on April seven to inaugurate the
platinum jubilee celebration of the state assembly.
The ULFA was formed on April seven 1989 in Ronghar in
Sibsagar district of Assam.