GUWAHATI, March 3 - An alert has been sounded in Guwahati following inputs that militants might carry out sabotage activities in the city within the next few days.
Police sources said ULFA(I) is desperate to make its presence felt through subversive activities. �They have carried out attacks in other parts. Inputs received off late suggested that they are now targeting the city,� the sources said.
The outfits might also use hired men to explode IEDs or grenades, targeting civilians or security forces, the inputs said, adding that a �Grade I alert� has been sounded in the capital city.
Police Commissioner Hiren Nath said security agencies have been put on alert. Patrolling and checking has been intensified in sensitive areas, he said, adding, �surveillance is also being maintained in the areas with high floating population.�
The ULFA(I) has been active in the Tinsukia and Sivasagar district, particularly in areas bordering Arunachal Pradesh. It has been involved in subversive attempts, including strikes on security forces in the inter-state border areas.
Sources said there was a spurt in recruitment by the outfit in the last few months. Scores of youth from the districts the Upper Assam districts are said to have joined the outfit in recent months.