Assam Bengali Killings: ULFA-I Denies Involvement


Tinsukia: In a press release, United Liberation Front Of Asssam (ULFA) Independent has denied their involvement in five Bengalis killings in Assam that took place in Friday evening.

In their statement, they have clearly stated that “We, The United Liberation Front Of Asom (Independent) would like to make it clear that to all concern authorities that our organisation does not have any involvement in the firing incident that occurred on November 1, 2018 at Sadiya Saikhowaghat in Tinsukia district.”

The Ulfa-I is led by its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah. Five people were killed at a location called Kherbari under Dhola police station when unidentified armed assailants in battle fatigues fired at them.

The victims were Bengalis. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has instructed Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Agarwal to rush to Dhola to assess the situation.

Meanwhile, the All Assam Bengali Youth Federation on Friday called a 12-hour bandh in protest against the killings.

The bandh has drawn a total response in and around the districts and most of the business establishments, educational institutions and others kept their shutters down.