Guwahati: The banned outfit of ULFA (I) on Wednesday denied of running any recruitment drive via social media.
In this regard, the outfit has issued a statement, where it alleged that police and other forces have been creating fake facebook accounts in the name of outfit and luring unemployed youths to join the group.
''We have been apprised about the some of the inputs that many people from media, police forces, youth organisation have been falsely recruiting these youths and later these youth are shown arrested for their (police and forces) vested interest,'' the statement read.
''ULFA (I) wants to clear that the outfit is not running any recruitment drive via social media,'' it added.
In the statement, the outfit further alleged that it's a conspiracy which has been hatched to malign its image and to gain promotion in the departments.
''If such conspiracy continues then ULFA (I) will launch armed strike against those involved in the act. We have already recognised them,'' the statement added.
In November, 2021, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) (I) led by Paresh Baruah had extended the unilateral ceasefire by another three months.
In the wake of COVID-19 situation in Assam, the outfit had declared a unilateral ceasefire on May 15 last. On the same ground, it had extended its ceasefire by another three months.
Though the group had refrained themselves from engaging in arm activities during the ceasefire period, however, they were reports that the outfit was recruiting new members.