“Ready To Handle Any Situation”: Assam DGP On ULFA-I’s Call For Bandh On I-Day

Earlier, ULFA-I had declared Assam Bandh starting from August 14 midnight till 6pm of August 15.
Assam DGP Mahanta
Assam DGP Mahanta

Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Friday said the state police is ready to handle any law and order situation created by the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Independence Day.

Earlier, ULFA-I had declared Assam Bandh starting from August 14 midnight till 6pm of August 15.

In connection this, the DGP said, “Assam Police is not going to sit idle and we are ready for the day.”

Assam witnessed this situation earlier too however, this time people of the state are not going to accept it, he added.

Notably, ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah, last year had decided not to boycott or call for a bandh on the occasion of Independence Day after 40 years.

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Retracing of their words, this year, the banned militant outfit again called for a statewide bandh.

The outfit raised objection to the celebration of Independence Day in Assam, saying that the state was "never a part of colonial India."

Speaking about the Jehadi situation of Assam, the DGP Mahanta said, Assam Police is continuing to trace jehadis and arrest them.

The people who give shelter to Jehadis will not be spared by the law.

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