‘ULFA likely to carry out strikes before April 7’

In the run-up to its Raising Day on April 7, the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is likely to indulge in subversive activities to create panic in Assam, a top police official said today.

Updated: Apr 02, 2012, 15:38 PM IST

Guwahati: In the run-up to its Raising Day on
April 7, the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front
of Asom (ULFA) is likely to indulge in subversive activities
to create panic in Assam, a top police official said today.

"As they are trying to create panic in the run up to
April 7, the police and the security forces have been placed
in vulnerable areas to thwart their design", state Director
General of Police Jayanta Narayan Choudhury said.

"Besides Sibsagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Jorhat in
upper Assam, the ULFA cadre may also resort to violence in
lower Assam districts of Darrang and Goalpara," Choudhury
said.

Recent events, he said, have pointed to the growing nexus
between the ULFA and Maoists.

"The bomb that exploded in Doomdooma town in Tinsukia
district on Saturday night was inside a tiffin box but the
involvement of Maoists in the incident cannot be ruled out",
he said.

The DGP said while top ULFA leader Dristi Rajkhowa was
currently holed up in Goalpara district bordering Meghalaya,
two hardcore ultras Babul and Pradeep Gogoi were in upper
Assam.

The ULFA last week had ambushed a BSF patrol party in
Goalpara-Kamrup Rural border injuring one jawan.

Even Arabinda Rajkhowa, the Chairman of the pro-talk
faction of ULFA, had last week expressed apprehension about
strikes by the hardliners, headed by Commander-in-Chief Paresh
Baruah.

The ULFA was formed on April 7, 1979, at the Rang Ghar in
Sibsagar.

PTI

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