Suspected anti-talk faction of ULFA targets Congress leader
Suspected anti-talk faction militants of ULFA stormed into the house of a senior Congress leader in Tinsukia district Monday night close on the heels of a recent threat to the ruling party.
Dibrugarh/Tinsukia: Suspected anti-talk
faction militants of ULFA stormed into the house of a senior
Congress leader in Tinsukia district Monday night close on the
heels of a recent threat to the ruling party.
Three armed suspected ULFA insurgents came in two
motorcycles and stormed into the house of Tengapani panchayat
president Bhola Shah at Gorbasti Bazar at around 7.30 pm,
police said on Tuesday.
Shah`s son Jyoti Prakash Shah had a scuffle with the
ultras when they tried to kidnap him as his father was away,
the police said.
Claiming to be ULFA militants, the attackers shot from
their weapons but none was injured, the police said.
The militants then fled away in one of their motorcycles
leaving behind the other vehicle.
A massive search operation along with the Army was
launched to track the attackers, the police said.
In the run-up to the upcoming Assembly Elections in the
state, the Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA on Friday last had
threatened to target the Congress by launching an `armed
struggle` and warned the people against attending meetings
organised by the party leaders, ministers and legislators.
The ULFA accused the Congress of being responsible for
dividing the outfit by luring away some of its leaders into
sitting for peace talks with the government.
Paresh Baruah has termed the peace talks as
‘unconstitutional’ as ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and
seven other top leaders were surrounded by ‘Indian forces’
suggesting the talks were being held under pressure from the
This was discounted by the pro-talk ULFA leadership with
Rajkhowa asserting that the decision to hold the discussions
with the government was sanctioned and approved by the ULFA