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Anti-talk ULFA getting new weapons

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Oct 31 � The Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA may be down but not out, with the militant outfit recently acquiring a deadly arsenal and getting battle-ready.

The issue of insurgency figured in the recent Governor�s Conference with the regrouping by Paresh Baruah faction and the outfit forging links with Maoists figuring in the discussions.

The Goalpara-West Garo Hills corridor is being used by the Bangladesh-based residual group of ULFA (anti-talk) under the leadership of Drishti Rajkhowa and providing all logistics to Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

Paresh Baruah has set up his camp at a place called Tagugumsa on China-Myanmar Border in Yunan Province. It is reported that they have acquired a large number of sophisticated weapons like T-81, Heckler and Kolts, Chinese bottle grenades, RCIED, adding a new dimension to the security scenario of the State. Some frustrated unemployed youngmen are still being recruited by the ULFA, sources said.

The Ranjan Daimary group of NDFB has set up their hideouts in Myanmar in collusion with NSCN(K) and some Meitei militant groups. NDFB (Ranjan) has also developed considerable clout across the entire State borders along Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. The Governors Conference was reported to have discussed these new developments.

There have been hectic efforts on the part of the Adivasi leadership of all the outfits like Birsa Commando Force, Adivasi Cobra, Santhal Tiger Force and Adivasi People�s Army to unite into one platform to counter Bodo unification drives undertaken under the auspices of Bodo National Convention, it was reported.

One Karbi extremist group based in Nongpoh, Meghalaya is spreading wings in the name of United Karbi Peoples� Front.

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