By – Staff Reporter | Date – April 01, 2012
The number of subversive activities by the outlawed ULFA is on rise again in the run to the outfit’s Raising Day on April 7th. In the last 24 hours, the outfit has claimed responsibility of the killing of 3 Army Jawans of Assam Rifles and carrying out a bomb attack at Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia district of Assam.
In a press release sent to Times of Assam on morning of 1-April, the outfit’s Publicity Wing member Joy Asom stated yesterday 31st March, at least three Jawans of the Assam Rifles were killed and one injured in a gun battle with three hardcore ULFA militants at Takum Pothar in Assam-Nagaland border. The same press release also claimed responsibility of the bomb blast at Doomdooma police station. Strangely, the outfit sought apology for unwontedly injuring two Assamese Policemen in the incident.
On the other hand, in another press release sent to Times of Assam, in the afternoon of April 1st, the ULFA denied media reports of a gunfight between members of the outfit and the Assam Police in Dirak-Sonjan area of Tinisukia. The press release rubbished reports that a suspected ULFA cadre was killed there in an encounter.
It is to be mentioned that a high alert has already been sounded in Assam in view of ULFA’s foundation day on April 7. Security has been tightened throughout the state, particularly vulnerable ULFA-dominated areas of upper Assam and some districts in lower Assam’s.