ULFA plans to target BJP leaders ahead of Modi’s Assam visit: Intelligence agencies

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New Delhi, Nov 25: Terror outfit ULFA may target BJP leaders and also migrants from other States in Assam ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Guwahati on November 30.

As per inputs from intelligence agencies, the anti-talk faction of ULFA headed by Paresh Baruah is planning to carry out attacks to get mileage at a time when its cadre base is shrinking in the State, say media reports.

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Assam Police and other security agencies have been put on high alert following the inputs. They have been asked to take all precautionary steps to foil attempts by Ulfa cadres to disturb peace in the State.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the conference of the State DGPs in Guwahati on November 30. He will also attend a meeting of the Chief Ministers of all north-eastern States the same day.

Recently, in a joint operation conducted by Balijana based troops of Red Horns Division and Goalpara Police, one militant of Ulfa was apprehended near Bardak village under Agia police station.The apprehended terrorist was identified as Arup Das alias Bikram Asom. He hails from Khauliyagaudi village of lower Assam's Nalbari District.

Ulfa had in the past attacked many BJP leaders and killed some of them. In 1999, ULFA had killed BJP candidate from Dhubri Lok Sabha seat Pannalal Oswal and in 2001, Dibrugarh Assembly seat candidate Jayanta Dutta.

Not only this, the terror group has also killed over 100 Hindi-speaking people in different incidents in the last few years.

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