Not involved in extortion demands: ULFA faction



Guwahati: The anti-talks faction of ULFA Sunday denied their alleged involvement in a spate of recent incidents in which several business houses of upper Assam claimed to have received extortion notes from the outfit.

In an email to the media, Publicity Department member of ULFA's anti-talks faction Aranya Asom said that the outfit's name and fake letter pads were being misused by "bad elements" to demand money from businessmen and commercial establishments.

"We would like to clarify to all those people and business establishments who have received such notes and also to the citizens of Assam that we are not involved in such incidents," Asom said.

He said certain "bad elements" were involved in the incidents which were reported from various places in Sibsagar and Dibrugarh districts.

PTI