Guwahati, December 2, 2018:
As the activities of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) seems to be increasing, the Nagaon Police have observed that the outfit apart from Upper Assam is also attempting to recruit new cadres from Nagaon through social media and other methods.
Nagaon SP Sankarbrata Raimedhi, speaking on the issue said that over the past few days it has been seen that the ULFA-I is not just active in Upper Assam but in Middle Assam as well.
“The ULFA-I is attempting to recruit new cadres through social media platforms. It is also been found that a number of youths from Nagaon are already in contact with out through social media”, he added.
Although the ULFA-I is not “totally” active in Nagaon, social media is being used to mark their presence.
It may be mentioned that the Assam Police earlier arrested two persons in connection with the ULFA-I flag issue from Nagaon.
The arrested persons were identified as Bhaskar Borah of Poly Road and Naren Gohain of Difalu. According to the police Bhaskar Borah is a surrendered ULFA-I member whereas Naren Gohain is a former ULFA-I linkmen.
Naren Gohain’s wife was a constable in the Assam Police he used to be a member of the PLA as well.
However, the SP assured that no one will be spared if found being in any sort of unlawful activities.
It may be mentioned that the arrest of the two suspected persons have indicated that there is a sort of sleeper cell that has been working for the ULFA-I in Middle Assam.
Over the past few days it has been seen that various incidents related to UFLA-I have been reported from almost each part of Assam. It has been claimed that several youths are joining the ULFA-I because of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.