Dibrugarh: Amid surge within the variety of youths leaving houses to affix the Ulfa (Unbiased), troops of the Assam Rifles in a joint operation with Assam Police busted a recruitment racket of Ulfa (I) on Tuesday.
They arrested three handlers of the militant outfit and 4 new recruits, together with a minor from Charaideo district’s Sapekhati space.
The Ulfa (I) handlers have been recognized as Noro Thapa (48), Ganesh Chetri (22) and Jaan Borgohain (35), whereas the brand new recruitees had been Ashwini Baruah (21), Jatin Das (18) and two brothers Ashish Das (19) and Dev Das (17).
Based on Sapekhati police station officers, the brand new members had been supposed to depart for the Ulfa (I) camps positioned in Myanmar. At the moment, all of them are within the custody of Charaideo police and are being interrogated by senior law enforcement officials.
A senior police official mentioned, “We’ve got booked them beneath part 120B (prison conspiracy) and part 121A (conspiracy to commit sure offences towards the state). The brand new recruits belong to poor households and have been brainwashed to affix the outfit by the Ulfa (I) linkmen (handlers). It’s fairly widespread for militant outfits to focus on younger and susceptible individuals belonging to poor households for recruitment into their ranks. They exploit the youths’ unemployed circumstances and poor financial situation of their households.”
Sources mentioned the proscribed outfit has been finishing up recruitment drives in Tinsukia, Charaideo, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts in higher Assam in addition to Baksa and Nalbari districts in decrease Assam. The Ulfa-I handlers are given the duty by the highest brass to scout for targets who are sometimes youths within the age group of 20-30 years.

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