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ULFA can still create trouble in certain pockets: DGP

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GUWAHATI, April 25 - Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay today said that although militant activities have gone down significantly, banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) is still in a position to create problems in certain pockets.

Sahay, who is retiring on April 30, further said that the operation along the Indo-Bhutan border is going in full swing against the NDFB(S) leaders.

�Bhutan is extending full cooperation in our efforts against the militants,� Sahay said while speaking to media persons at a press conference.

Asked whether it was time for withdrawal of AFSPA from Assam as well, the DGP refrained from giving a pinpoint answer, saying, �This is a dynamic situation and various parameters have to be taken into consideration as dynamics are different. While the facts may show that militancy graph is showing downward trend, interpretations may vary.�

Meanwhile, on the whereabouts of missing former PCG member Rebati Phukan, a team led by Commissioner of Guwahati Police and DCP (Central) is on the job.

Phukan was last seen on April 22 when he went for a morning walk from his house at Ambikagiri Nagar.

�We are exploring all parameters. As he was not keeping well, we have also examined the CCTV footage of hospitals, railway station and airports to locate him,� the DGP said.

�He has his wallet with him but till now there has been no withdrawal from his account,� Sahay added.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, taking a strong note of the incident, had asked the DGP to look into all facts of the matter and make all-out efforts to trace the whereabouts of Phukan, a former footballer who is presently a prominent businessman of the city.

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ULFA can still create trouble in certain pockets: DGP

GUWAHATI, April 25 - Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay today said that although militant activities have gone down significantly, banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) is still in a position to create problems in certain pockets.

Sahay, who is retiring on April 30, further said that the operation along the Indo-Bhutan border is going in full swing against the NDFB(S) leaders.

�Bhutan is extending full cooperation in our efforts against the militants,� Sahay said while speaking to media persons at a press conference.

Asked whether it was time for withdrawal of AFSPA from Assam as well, the DGP refrained from giving a pinpoint answer, saying, �This is a dynamic situation and various parameters have to be taken into consideration as dynamics are different. While the facts may show that militancy graph is showing downward trend, interpretations may vary.�

Meanwhile, on the whereabouts of missing former PCG member Rebati Phukan, a team led by Commissioner of Guwahati Police and DCP (Central) is on the job.

Phukan was last seen on April 22 when he went for a morning walk from his house at Ambikagiri Nagar.

�We are exploring all parameters. As he was not keeping well, we have also examined the CCTV footage of hospitals, railway station and airports to locate him,� the DGP said.

�He has his wallet with him but till now there has been no withdrawal from his account,� Sahay added.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, taking a strong note of the incident, had asked the DGP to look into all facts of the matter and make all-out efforts to trace the whereabouts of Phukan, a former footballer who is presently a prominent businessman of the city.

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