High security in Assam after ULFA messages intercepted
Assam Police have intensified security arrangements after intelligence inputs that the anti-dialogue faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom might try to attack police and security forces in the state.
The developments assume significance as the outfit had triggered two blasts in less than a week’s time – on last Saturday in Paltan Bazar area of Guwahati and at Doomdooma area in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district – killing one security personnel and injuring 25 others.
The official also said that the outfit had targeted security forces in both the incidents.
Police had also recovered five grenades and five detonators from a youth in Rangia under Kamrup district Sunday evening. Police said that the grenades and detonators were being taken to Guwahati to carry out subversive activities.
“We have information that the outfit is on the lookout for other outfits who can execute subversive activities for them in any part of Assam. The basic objective is to attack police and security forces,” he said.
The intelligence wing had alerted the police after intercepting some messages between the ULFA commander-in-chief to ranks and files of the outfit.
Meanwhile, a hardcore cadre of the anti-dialogue faction of the ULFA was killed during a joint operation by the Assam Police and CRPF at Goalpara district at the Assam-Meghalaya border on Monday, police said.
Police said that the slain cadre has been identified as Mahat Rabha alias Rohit Rabha. (IANS)