GUWAHATI: The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has asserted responsibility for the recent grenade blasts in Assam’s Tinsukia and Sivasagar districts.
The two grenade blasts claimed by ULFA-I occurred on November 22 and December 9.
In a press communique released on Sunday, the banned militant outfit also directed a warning to Assam’s Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh, cautioning him against treating the Assam Police as his “ancestral property”.
The ULFA-I accused DGP GP Singh of arrogance and declared that the recent grenade attacks were in response to his “arrogance”.
The outfit specifically cautioned Singh to refrain from claiming ownership over the Assam Police, stressing that such actions were detrimental not only to the sentiments of police officers and personnel but also to the indigenous people of the state.
“We do not have any enmity with the Assam Police. However, we would like to warn GP Singh not to stake claim over the Assam Police as his ancestral property. He has given an identity of his arrogance which has hurt not only the sentiments of the officers/personnel employed in the Assam Police but also the indigenous people of the state,” the local press quoted from the communique.
The ULFA-I’s statement continued with a stark warning, indicating that if DGP GP Singh failed to alter his stance, the outfit would carry out additional operations, including grenade attacks, in the future.
The first blast took place outside the gates of an Army camp at Dirak in Tinsukia district on November 22, resulting in no reported casualties.
The second explosion occurred on December 9 near the 149 CRPF at Joysagar in Sivasagar district.
Earlier in October, DGP Singh, in a social media post had highlighted the value of life and cautioned the youth against jeopardising one’s future by aligning with proscribed outfits that pose significant risks to personal well-being.
“Once again, same story. They won’t change. Young friends from Assam, don’t waste your life for an autocratic organisation. Your life has no value there. Please, please, please,” he had posted on a micro-blogging website.