ULFA says sorry to bomb blast victims` families

ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa publicly sought forgiveness for the killing of ten children and three women in a bomb blast in Assam`s Dhemaji district on August 15, 2004.

Last Updated: May 25, 2011, 23:40 PM IST

Dhemaji: ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa
on Wednesday publicly sought forgiveness for the killing of ten
children and three women in a bomb blast in Assam`s Dhemaji
district on August 15, 2004.

Rajkhowa, who is on parole, at a public meeting in
Dhemaji town, where `foreign secretary` Sasa Choudhury,
`political advisor` Bhimkanta Buragohain and `cultural
secretary` Pranati Deka, were present asked for forgiveness
from the families of the victims and the people.

They also paid obeisance at the memorial to the slain
children erected at the site of the bomb blast on Independence
Day.

Rajkhowa along with the others, leading a 30-member
ULFA delegation, later visited the homes of the 13 families.
They also visited the families of victims of the
`secret killing` in Dhemaji district.

During the last AGP rule, families of the ULFA leaders
and cadres were killed by unidentified gunmen which were
termed as `secret killings` by the media.

The CID had submitted to the court of Dhemaji chief
judicial magistrate on March 25 chargesheet against then ULFA
area commander Rasid Bharali and pro-talk ULFA leaders Mrinal
Hazarika and Jiten Dutta implicating them in the killing.

PTI