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Naga militant outfit provides shelter to ULFA cadres

K Anurag in Guwahati | January 31, 2009 20:31 IST

The Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), a militant outfit currently in a state of truce with the government, is providing help and shelter to cadres of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom in Naga villages.

According to police sources, the ULFA cadres have found safe haven in Mon district of Nagaland with the help of NSCN-K militants.

The ULFA militants often cross the border and flee to Nagaland after carrying out operations within Assam. A group of ULFA militants recently gunned down two policemen in Sivasagar district on January 29.

The Assam police have held several rounds of discussions with their counterparts in Nagaland to find a way to flush out ULFA militants hiding in the neighbouring state.

But the Nagaland police are apprehensive about taking action against ULFA militants as that might jeopardise the ceasefire between the NSCN-K and the government.

According to sources, though the ULFA militants don't have permanent camps inside Nagaland, they find shelters in the villages with the help of NSCN-K cadres.

The ULFA often sends its cadres to NSCN-K bases in Myanmar. The NSCN-K has been instrumental in providing logistical support to the ULFA within Nagaland and in Kachin region of Myanmar.






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