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ULFA leader Paresh Baruah safe, says his aide

September 10, 2011 22:23 IST

The Paresh Barua faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom on Saturday denied media reports that he and several cadres were injured during a raid by Myanmarese forces on a camp of the rebels in that country.

"Our leaders and cadres are safe and secure. News about our leaders being injured is not only false, but is a misinformation campaign by government agencies to mislead the people of Assam," said publicity in-charge of the ULFAs's anti-talk faction Arunodoy Dohotiya.

"The common people of Myanmar are our well-wishers and its geographical and natural terrain have helped and protected us on several occasions. Our leaders and cadres are prepared to face any situation," he said.

Dohotiya said that the outfit had learnt a bitter lesson from the Royal Bhutan Army's operation against the ULFA in 2003 and had taken necessary precautions.

Most of the faction's leaders and members were safe in a camp in east Nagaland, he claimed.

In Delhi, Union Home Secretary R K Singh, when asked about reports on the incident, said he did not have any information.

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