By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Oct 1: Director General of Police Khagen Sarma on Thursday said a twelve-member group Ulfa (I) and NSCN(K) have sneaked into Tinsukia district to conduct subversive activities and added that both these outfits were behind Wednesday’s attack at Kakopathar police station police station.
Police were on the alert to foil attempts by these outfits to carry out their evil designs, Sarma told media persons on the sidelines of the 67th Assam Police Day celebrations function at Kahilipara.
“The Ulfa and NSCN-Khaplang cadres wanted to attack in a big way, but quick retaliation by an alert police force forced the militants to flee,” the DGP said.
Militants attacked the Kakopathar police station in Tinsukia district around 8 p.m. on Wednesday with an RPG and automatic weapons. However, no one was injured in the incident.
While police suspect that the militants are hiding in the forests along the Tinsukia-Aruchal border, the DGP said a combing operation is being planned in those areas.