Six frustrated ULFA leaders surrender; they say they were fed up with the activities of their leaders such as kidnapping of indigenous workers of tea gardens and harm to the tea industry in Assam; the ULFA leaders along the Myanmar border with India are facing tough time due to intensified counter-insurgency operations, says Assam DGP
GUWAHATI, June 21: Six senior ULFA members have surrendered before the Assam Police citing their discontentment with the outfit’s top leaders’ ideals and the outfit’s alleged anti-indigenous people activities.
Disclosing this at a press conference held at the headquarters of the 10th APBn of the Assam Police here on Thursday evening, DGP Kuladhar Saikia said the group of six ULFA leaders on Wednesday surrendered before the Tinsukia police with sophisticated arms and ammunitions.
“The members holding senior ranks in ULFA were fed up with the activities of their leaders such as kidnapping of indigenous workers of tea gardens and harm to the tea industry in Assam,” Saikia said. He said the surrendered militants cited casual approach of the top leaders to resolve difficulties faced by the outfit’s cadres camping along the India-Myanmar border as another reason for their discontentment. “The ULFA leaders along the Myanmar border with India are facing tough time due to intensified counter-insurgency operations,” Saikia said.
The six ULFA leaders were brought to the Special Brach (SB) headquarters at Kahilipara here on Thursday. Additional DG (SB) Pallav Bhattacharjya said the police will extract details from the surrendered militants about their joining the ULFA, waging a war against the country and eventual surrender. The surrendered militants are Pranab Gogoi (35) alias Suklang Asom, Apurba Mohan (24) alias Mridu Asom, Satyajit Mohan (30) alias Manab Asom, Jishu Doley (28) alias Syang Asom, Rituraj Mohan (31) alias Durlav Asom and Abhijit Gohain (27) alias Anuj Asom.