Paresh Baruah

Guwahati: Banned Assam militant outfit ULFA-I on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect.

In a press statement issued on Saturday, ULFA-I said: “Due to COVID-19 induced situation, ULFA-I has decided to suspend all military operations on its part for the next three months with effect from today.”

In the statement, the ULFA-I also accused Assam Police and the Indian security forces of “orchestrating a conspiracy” against the outfit.

“It has come to our notice that in this hour of need, a section of Assam police officials and Indian security forces are orchestrating conspiracy to malign the image of ULFA-I,” the statement added.

Incidentally, the ceasefire decision came a day after a grenade blast in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district left two persons dead and another two critically injured.

Although the ULFA-I is suspected to be behind the blast, the militant outfit later issued a statement denying its role in the incident.

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