After the ULFA-orchestrated grenade blast which rocked Guwahati city, this time the Paresh Baruah-led faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has created a reign of terror by firing bullets in the Hajuwa tea estate at Moran in Charaideo district of Assam.
The wheels of this incident were set in motion when ULFA (I) cadres had demanded a sum of Rupees ten lakh from Assistant Director Shahbaz Anwar. On Sunday, two suspected ULFA cadres went to the tea estate and asked the security guard about the whereabouts of Anwar. The guard, showing presence of mind, told them that the Director had left for Bangaluru, and which point the militants fired into the air and left in the direction of Moran town.
Later, the authorities, after conducting a search operation, recovered three empty cartridges of .22 pistol. The two cadres are nowhere to be found, though. It may be mentioned that Shahbaz Anwar had lodged an FIR after ULFA (I) had tried to extort money from him, but the authorities were seemingly not alert enough to prevent it.
This incident has created sensation all over Moran town and it is being said that the presence of mind shown by the security guard probably saved the Director's life.
It may be mentioned that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested two persons in connection with the attack on villagers by members of proscribed militant outfit -- United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA).
The accused are identified as Bubal Moran alias Tiger Asom and Binanda Dahotiya alias Swadesh. They are the residents of Tinsukia district of the state.
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