Huge ULFA arms haul in Bangladesh
SHILLONG, Feb 2: The Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh has seized a huge arms and ammunition consignment for the ULFA just across the Meghalaya stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border, a fact the BSF authority confirmed to The Sentinel today. Reportedly, the arms and ammunitions are of Bangladeshi make. The RAB seizure was from a place located in Sherpur district across the BSF Krishpura outpost around 10 kms from the intertiol boundary, near Dalu under Tura sector of Meghalaya, informed BSF spokesman SK Singh. Around 10-15 light machine guns, 41,000 assorted ammunitions and some detached anti-aircraft equipments were seized by the RAB. The BSF official further said that the Dalu area is known to have been frequently used by the ULFA with the support of the Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA). The cadres of the ULFA 108 battalion led by Dristi Rajkhowa has been intermittently using the porous border in criss-crossing the area. Singh said that though nothing has been shared by the Bangladesh Border gaurds (BBG) with the BSF, there is a strong likelihood that the ammunitions could have been stolen from the Bangladesh government’s arsel. The BSF presently on high alert to ensure that no subversive elements cross the border to scuttle the upcoming South Asian Games in Shillong and Guwahati, issued a second alert on Tuesday after the arms haul, besides enhancing the deployment in the porous and vulnerable border areas.