GUWAHATI, Dec 8 � The hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has threatened to target �Indian citizens� living in Assam. However, security sources said that the militant outfit is not in a position to inflict major damage anywhere in the State.
In a release here, Arunodoi Dohotiya, the publicity in charge of the hard line faction of the ULFA, said that the �Indian forces� , particularly the personnel of the Cobra Commando force, are committing atrocities on innocent people in upper Assam, particularly in the district of Tinsukia.
The ULFA said that the outfit would not tolerate such atrocities on innocent people and if such acts are not stopped immediately, the �Indian citizens� living in Assam would have to face the consequences.
Meanwhile, security sources said that the personnel of the Cobra Force of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are working with the district police forces and the forces have managed to inflict heavy damage to the ULFA in Tinsukia district in recent days. This must have prompted the ULFA to issue the statement, sources pointed out.
On the activities of the ULFA, sources said that a group of members of the outfit recently managed to enter India from the bases in Myanmar. According to information available with the security agencies, at least 40 members of the outfit are moving around in Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh as well as in Majuli and Sadiya.
Sources admitted that the ULFA does not have shortage of weapons and explosives but the outfit does no have adequate number of trained manpower. In the past, the ULFA engaged �outsourced� persons to lob grenades and such a move cannot be ruled out in near future.
The ULFA hard line faction has also launched an extortion drive and the outfit would definitely try some acts of violence to make its presence felt, sources added.