The United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA) called 12 hours upper Assam bandh on Monday, November 19 in protest of fake encounter by Assam police in Majuli yesterday. In a press release sent to Times of Assam by Aranya Asom, member of publicity wing of the outfit said, “Although the bandh call is unwanted, we appeal to the people to join the protest.”
Mentionable that a joint team of the police and CRPF personnel killed three youths injuring 2 other, including a child named Ropan Toplai, yesterday in Mandir Chapori of West Majuli.
The ULFA, through the press release clarified that there was no armed member of the outfit present on the spot yesterday. Hence the incident as a crystal clear fake encounter which is not new to the state as the press release said.
The Jorhat district administration has already declared a magistrate level inquiry over the encounter issue.
Update on November 17: The ULFA clarified that their un-armed member Lt Ripunjoy Asom was killed in that fake encounter and he was suffering from sever malaria at that time. The outfit declared Lt Ripunjoy Asom as National Martyr and his organizational funeral was done at their GHQ.