Alert issued to Assam, NE states on ULFA threat



New Delhi: In view of the forthcoming raising day of banned ULFA, the Home Ministry Wednesday issued an alert to Assam and its neighbouring states and directed them to tighten security across the region.

The Home Ministry asked the Assam government and the neighbouring states to be on alert in the run-up to the ULFA raising day on April 7 when the group usually tries to launch terror attacks.

"As a precaution, security forces in the area have been kept on alert to thwart any plans by ULFA," a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The Centre has inputs that anti-talk factions of ULFA may try to create blockades or law and order situations in the area as their leaders have directed their cadres to execute plans to create disturbances and disrupt normal life in the region.

The Home Ministry also advised the states to deploy adequate security personnel at sensitive locations, oil installations, railway tracks and stations, bus terminus, markets and religious places to foil any attempt by the insurgents to disturb peace.

ULFA's pro-talk faction headed by 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa has been engaged in peace talks with the government but the outfit's military chief Paresh Baruah is steadfastly opposed to any dialogue and vowed to continue their armed movement till their demands are met.

PTI