GUWAHATI: Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Partha Sarathi Mahanta has categorically denied sending a ' spy' to the United Liberation Front of Assam -Independent (ULFA-I) camp.
The ULFA-I has released a video of the 'spy' Sanjeev Sharma. In the confessional video, Sharma alleged that he had joined the ULFA-I as a spy at the instructions of Partha Sarathi Mahanta and army officer Dhunmoni Saikia. He further alleged that he was given training in handling arms by the police and he had even been given a code (7896) in case he got caught by security personnel while working as an ULFA-I cadre. Sharma, in his confessional video, said that he was instructed to join the ULFA-I to avenge the death of Apurba Kumar Sarma, a para commando who was killed in an ambush in Manipur. Sharma considered Apurba Kumar Sarma as his brother. Sharma said that he was asked to join the extremist outfit to gather information about the outfit and its camps. He also alleged that he was promised a sum of Rs 1 crore if he accomplished his 'mission'.
Meanwhile, Joint Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Partha Sarathi Mahanta vehemently denied the allegation. Talking to media persons in the city on Tuesday, Mahanta said, "I don't know why he took my name. In our profession we meet many people and we have to work with many people but it is not possible for us to remember everyone.
"Since this issue does not concern Guwahati Police, I have nothing to say. The appropriate authority will look into the matter."