ULFA body threatens to pull out of peace process
Another organisation sympathetic to the outfit called for a statewide bandh on Friday to protest the killing of six ULFA cadres.india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 18:34 IST
The People's Consultative Group, appointed by ULFA to carry forward the peace process with the government, on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the process while another organisation sympathetic to the outfit called for a statewide bandh on Friday to protest the killing of six ULFA cadres since Tuesday night.
"We will discuss the entire issue and consider pulling out of the current peace process to expose the government for playing a dual role (of initiating peace and simultaneously carrying out operation against the outfit)," Lachit Bordoloi, a spokesman for the Peoples Consultative Group (PCG), said.
Angry over the killing of at least six top ULFA cadres, Bordoloi said that the group had convened an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the "grave situation".
At least six hardcore ULFA militants were killed in separate encounters in Meghalaya and Assam since Tuesday night.
While four cadres were killed by security forces during an operation in the remote Mendipathar area of Garo Hills in Meghalaya early Wednesday, two were killed in an encounter with the Army at Baglamari Village in Assam's Nalbari district on Tuesday night.
The two militants killed in Assam were identified as self-styled lieutenant Pradip Rajbongshi and Mrinal Rajbongshi.
The security forces also claimed to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 9 mm pistols, Chinese grenades, a radio set and Rs 30,000 in cash from the slain militants in the two states, the sources said.