Ulfa killing to derail peace talks

The Asian Age.  | manoj anand

India, All India

Heavily-armed cadres of the Ulfa (I) killed local party president, son.

The Ulfa (I), which owned responsibility of killing the duo, claimed that father who was the president of village defence party was acting as police informer so outfit has punished them. (Representational image)

Guwahati: The sensational killing of a father-son duo by anti-talk faction of Ulfa militants has raised serious question over the functioning of the Assam Police with outlawed Ulfa (I) rebels releasing the letter written by deceased village-head to police, informing about the presence of Ulfa (I) cadres in his village.

A group of heavily-armed cadres of the Ulfa (I) had on Monday night entered a house in Sonajan-Simaluguri village under Bordumsa police station and gunned down Anteswar Moran, president of the local Village Defence Party (VDP) and his son Karun Moran, who was till recently the president of the local unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).

Anteswar is also stated to be a primary member of the BJP.

The incident has invited angry protest by locals in the area who not only observed 24-hours Tinsukia district bandh but also warned Ulfa (I) to refrain from such heinous act in future.

The Ulfa (I), which owned responsibility of killing the duo, claimed that father who was the president of village defence party was acting as police informer so outfit has punished them.

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Though, the Assam police has been tight-lipped, security agencies are extremely worried over the functioning of the police.

Pointing out that six-member heavily armed Ulfa (I) rebels had opened indiscriminate fire in the residential premises of MKB tea estate targeting the manager of the garden on December 8 at Konapather under Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district, security sources said that same group of Ulfa (I) rebels are suspected to have killed the father-son duo on December 11.

Informing that incident has created panic among the tea gardens and business houses of the Upper Assam district, security sources said that Ulfa (I) has served extortion notices.

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