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ULFA network busted
Published on 27 Jun. 2010 12:29 AM IST
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Security forces Saturday killed an ULFA militant and busted one of its intelligence networks by arresting three college student members, officials said.
Police said the three militants were tech savvy and worked for Paresh Baruah, the elusive commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).
They were entrusted with sending e-mails and fax messages to the media and other organisations, besides acting as spies for Baruah.
“We were working on definite leads about some people working directly for Paresh Baruah. Based on specific inputs we raided a house in the city and arrested the three,” a police official said.
Several electronic gadgets, including laptops, five mobile phones, pen drives and hard disks, were recovered from them.
“It is apparent that the ULFA was using tech savvy people for their operations and the arrests vindicate our suspicions,” the official said.
One of those held is a student in a computer institute while the other two studied in different colleges.
“Now we can identify people who actually wrote the ULFA press statements and then passed it on to these three boys, who in turn mailed it to media houses and other organisations,” he added.
Security forces, meanwhile, shot dead a hardcore ULFA militant early Saturday near Kalaigaon in northern Darrang district. Arms and explosives were recovered from the dead man.
Meanwhile, a ULFA hardcore identified as ‘commander’ of Assam’s Darrang and Udalguri districts, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Udalguri district, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and army launched a search operation at Mougaon village of the district and in the encounter that followed the militant was killed late last night.
The militant has been identified and a 7.65 pistol with seven rounds of ammunition, magazines, two mobile sets and several documents were seized from her possession.

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