ULFA threatens TV channel in Assam
The channel reports that the Assam Govt paid money to buy peace with ULFA for the smooth conduct of the National Games.india Updated: Jan 30, 2007 16:28 IST
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Tuesday asked a TV channel to pack up or face action if it fails to prove allegations that the group being bribed by the government to lie low during the coming National Games.
North East Television (NETV), a Guwahati-based TV channel, last week reported that the Assam government had paid money to buy peace with ULFA for the smooth conduct of the National Games in Guwahati on February 9-18.
"Let NETV prove to the public about ULFA taking money from the Assam government. If NETV fails to prove the allegation within a month, it will have to leave Assam bag and baggage or else face dire consequences," ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah said in a statement.
There were no immediate comments from the NETV management.
The National Games has come under a cloud with ULFA blamed for a wave of violence beginning Jan 5 in which 90 people were killed. But the government has vowed to hold the games on schedule.