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Assam: ULFA-I issues death sentence to two cardres for alleged spy work

May 07, 2022 12:56 pm

The banned group’s publicity wing said that Dhanjit Das and Sanjib Sarma had been planted by the police to extract information about the outfit.

ONGC staffer released by ULFA: ‘Couldn’t tell night from day... spent agonising hours thinking about my son’s laugh, parents’

May 24, 2021 6:54 am

A month later, on Saturday morning, Saikia was released by the militants at Longwa, in Nagaland’s Mon district, near India-Myanmar border, and handed over to a team of Assam Police, Nagaland Police and the Assam Rifles.

ONGC staffer freed by ULFA-I a month later: ‘Missed my baby’

May 23, 2021 3:06 am

Saikia was released at Longwa, in Nagaland’s Mon district, near India-Myanmar border, around 7 am Saturday, officials said.

ULFA-I announces three-month ceasefire citing Covid pandemic

May 16, 2021 8:41 am

The development comes close on the heels of two kidnappings by the outfit and a grenade blast killing two, for which the militant organisation is suspected.

Top ULFA-I militant killed in encounter in Assam's Bongaigaon district, one of his aides arrested: Police

April 29, 2021 2:53 pm

The development comes after three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) were kidnapped from Assam’s Sivasagar district on April 21.

ULFA-I chief: ‘Kidnapped oil drilling firm staff won’t be killed’

February 22, 2021 2:26 am

Barua, speaking to a senior functionary of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) over the telephone, said the outfit’s statement about “extreme steps” was misconstrued by sections of media and never meant killing.

Former ULFA militant pulls the trigger on change... with love, brotherhood and honesty

October 21, 2019 11:42 am

Once a cadre of the ULFA’s most dreaded battalion, today Moni Manik Gogoi is still waging a battle. But this time around he has a different set of weapons.

Govt should provide rehabilitation of surrendered militants to prevent return to militancy: Arabinda Rajkhowa

December 22, 2018 7:24 pm

“Government has responsibility to rehabilitate them. Otherwise what they will do? They will go back again. To stop them to go back again to the jungle, it is needed to rehabilitate them,” Arabinda Rajkhowa said.

Social media is helping ULFA expand reach: Top Assam officer

December 08, 2018 7:43 am

Since September 1, the police say, at least 11 people, from Tinsukia and Udalguri districts, have joined the outfit, and another 11 have surrendered.

Software engineer from Assam joins ULFA(I), uploads video

December 01, 2018 7:22 am

The ULFA(I) is suspected by Assam police to be behind the killing of five Bengali-speaking farmers in Tinsukia district in November.


Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

January 11, 2016 3:36 am

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.