Based on specific input of recruitment being carried out by ULFA in Assam, in a well-planned and coordinated operation, the Joypur Battalion under Spear Corps along with Sonari Police busted a recruitment module on 29 Sep 21. The operation led to the apprehension of seven youth in Namtola while the group was on its way to the ULFA training camps across the Myanmar border. The group included a cadre who had earlier surrendered in 2016 and one who had already tried to join the banned outfit couple of years back.
All the apprehended individuals confessed to having been recruited by handlers of ULFA I.
The operation breaks the myth of the Unilateral ceasefire announced by ULFA I. The operation also displays the synergy and seamless efforts by the security forces towards weaning away the youth from falling prey to the nefarious designs of the banned outfit. The good coordination between the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Assam Police has resulted in good results in the past and shall continue to ensure that the region stays peaceful and stable.
The Indian Army would like to once again appeal to the youth to not fall into the trap of ULFA (I). We are committed to maintaining the peace and stability in the region.