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Militants bid to induct new cadres in State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 29 - Though the level of violence involving militants in Assam came down drastically in the face of relentless counterinsurgency operations, the security and intelligence agencies recently came across disturbing inputs on the attempts by militants to go for recruitments in at least four districts.

Highly placed security sources told The Assam Tribune that the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) recently started making efforts to recruit youths from upper Assam districts and according to information available, a few boys have already joined the outfit. On the other hand, the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), the leaders of which is lying low after the outfit suffered major setbacks in the operations by police and security forces, is trying to recruit cadres from the districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang.

Sources revealed that both the outfits are now not in a position to create major trouble in the State. The ULFA(I) tried to push in a few cadres to upper Assam districts on the eve of the elections to create trouble, but they failed to do so, while, the NDFB(S) leaders are totally on the run and their strength came down drastically in the last two years.

However, the outfits are trying to recruit youths not to use them as �armed cadres� but to use them to indulge in extortions. The leaders of the outfits are calling up middle men and sympathizers requesting them to provide boys who are willing to join the outfits. The ULFA(I) leaders have been making efforts to extort money from upper Assam districts and called up a number of tea garden owners and managers, contractors and other businessmen. But they do not have cadres on the ground to collect the demanded amount. On the other hand, the NDFB(S) leaders called up a number of Government officials but security sources said that so far, there is no report on whether anyone paid money as per the demand of the ultras.

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Militants bid to induct new cadres in State

GUWAHATI, May 29 - Though the level of violence involving militants in Assam came down drastically in the face of relentless counterinsurgency operations, the security and intelligence agencies recently came across disturbing inputs on the attempts by militants to go for recruitments in at least four districts.

Highly placed security sources told The Assam Tribune that the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) recently started making efforts to recruit youths from upper Assam districts and according to information available, a few boys have already joined the outfit. On the other hand, the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), the leaders of which is lying low after the outfit suffered major setbacks in the operations by police and security forces, is trying to recruit cadres from the districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang.

Sources revealed that both the outfits are now not in a position to create major trouble in the State. The ULFA(I) tried to push in a few cadres to upper Assam districts on the eve of the elections to create trouble, but they failed to do so, while, the NDFB(S) leaders are totally on the run and their strength came down drastically in the last two years.

However, the outfits are trying to recruit youths not to use them as �armed cadres� but to use them to indulge in extortions. The leaders of the outfits are calling up middle men and sympathizers requesting them to provide boys who are willing to join the outfits. The ULFA(I) leaders have been making efforts to extort money from upper Assam districts and called up a number of tea garden owners and managers, contractors and other businessmen. But they do not have cadres on the ground to collect the demanded amount. On the other hand, the NDFB(S) leaders called up a number of Government officials but security sources said that so far, there is no report on whether anyone paid money as per the demand of the ultras.