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Traders thrash former rebels in Nagaon

ULFA leader Anup Chetia  visits  Nagaon  Police Station on Wednesday. Photo  by UB Photos.
ULFA leader Anup Chetia visits Nagaon Police Station on Wednesday. Photo by UB Photos.

A group of traders in Nagaon assaulted a few surrendered ULFA rebels alleging extortion in the name of fund meant for the flood hit people triggering statewide reaction on Wednesday. 

The incident took place at around 11 in the morning on Tuesday in the central Assam town where the traders refused to pay anything to the surrendered rebels. Then the rebel tried to convince them and this the altercation broke out. 

A group of 15 traders who were allegedly waiting somewhere around the area suddenly appeared the scene attacked the former rebels. 

Police and CRPF rushed to the spot and thus the situation was brought under control. The traders have alleged it to be an extortion. But the rebel said that they were raising funds to feed the flood hit. 

ULFA(I) military head Paresh Baruah has warned the traders not to assault on these youths who moved them on a genuine cause. He further said the outfit will not remain silent if a group of tradesman keep attacking the people alleging extortion attempt.

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