In a recent press release issued by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA- Independent), the militant outfit has vehemently denied any association with the individuals arrested for collecting funds in the name of the organization. The ULFA-I has accused the Assam Police of misleading actions and false implications.
The press release highlighted the arrests of Pushpanjali Gohain and Hem Chetia, who were found in possession of Rs 3 lakh and accepting donations, respectively, on behalf of "United Liberation Army, Assam [Independent]." The ULFA-I clarified that they have no connection with these individuals and their actions, asserting that the organization does not involve women in such activities.
Captain Rumel Asom, a member of the Publicity Department of the ULFA-Independent, further condemned the Assam Police for their alleged involvement in corrupt activities. He accused certain police officers and government officials, including Biswajit Goswami, Mrinalkranti Sarkar, and others from Bongaigaon, of embezzlement and running a syndicate. Captain Rumel Asom called for exposing these corrupt individuals and bringing them to justice.
The press release also mentioned the incident in April of the previous year when Suruj Gogoi from Sivasagar was reportedly killed in a fake encounter by the Assam Police. The ULFA-I held D.G.P Gyanendra Prasad Singh responsible for repeated instances of fake encounters on the indigenous people of Assam and demanded an end to such actions.
The ULFA-I concluded the press release with a warning, cautioning against any further misrepresentation of their organization and reiterating their commitment to their cause. They urged the Assam Police to investigate the matter impartially and avoid targeting innocent individuals in the name of the militant outfit.