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Threat of possible ULFA (I) attack looms over ONGC, Hindustan lever unit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, September 10: Militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) (Independent) may target the Borholla oil well of ONGC (Oil and tural Gas Commission) in Jorhat district and the Hindustan Lever Unit at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district in a bid to create terror and serve extortion notice to the tune of several crores of rupees.

A top intelligence officer on condition of anonymity has disclosed about a probable meeting of captain Arunodoy Dohotiya, assistant information and publicity secretary of the ULFA (I) holding a meeting with another ULFA cadre Rontu Asom somewhere in galand and entrusting the cadre with an extortion assignment in Upper Assam by first carrying out subversive activities that might include bomb blast in ONGC’s pipeline and other oil pumping sites besides hitting at the factory unit of the Hindustan Lever in Doomdooma. Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in and around the oil installations in Borholla and strict vigil is being maintained throughout ONGC’s oil pipeline layout with additiol forces doing rounds near the Hindustan Lever unit. In 2006, the ULFA had served ONGC with a Rs-500 crore extortion note. ONGC has more than 15 oil and gas fields in the Assam and this threat is believed to be the first of its kind after ULFA was rechristened as ULFA (I).

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