After a long break, the Assam-based proscribed rebel group ULFA-I appears to have emerged. The ULFA-I is planning large attacks on security officers and civilians, according to a ministry of home affairs (MHA) note.
Aside from that, the ULFA-I has ramped up its kidnapping operations in Assam and neighboring Arunachal Pradesh.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
The MHA letter stated, “ULFA is planning major strikes on security forces and civilians, as well as intensifying its kidnapping spree.”
ULFA-I has also increased its recruitment efforts by enlisting the help of youths from Assam and other regions of the country.
According to intelligence inputs, the ULFA-I has initiated a recruiting drive in Delhi and the NCR region, with a particular focus on Assamese youngsters.
The newly recruited ULFA-I cadres are then taken to the outfit’s Myanmar-based camp for training.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to look into the ULFA-I recruitment drive and planned strikes.