Guwahati: For the first time since banned United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) claimed that Assam police have sent their agents to the outfit’s camp, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday denied the charges. The CM’s reaction came after the outfit awarded death sentence to two Assam youths- Dhanjit Das and Sanjib Sarma- on charges of being Assam police ‘spy’.Sarma said, “Assam police don’t send a spy in any places. As per the law, Assam police’s jurisdiction is within the territory of the state and sending a spy to a different country is baseless.”
Reacting to the claims, he added, “There is no point in discussing ULFA (I)’s claims and it’s one sided. Since it is their version and there is no proof, so there is no point reacting to the claims.”
Earlier, he urged the outfit members to shun violence and join the peace process again.
“Assam now needs to march on the path of progress, development and peace. If the reports are true and such execution has happened it’s unfortunate and needless. I will once again urge ULFA (I) to come forward and join peace process,” Sarma said.
The chief minister, however, abstained from commenting on whether such activities by ULFA (I) would impact the ongoing peace process with the outfit and its pro-talk faction.