|Surrendered ultra spills beans Myanmar camps|
DIBRUGARH, Dec 12 – The Paresh Baruah faction of the ULFA (Independent) is operating in at least four camps in Myanmar with the enrolment of as many as 250 cadres who are undergoing rigorous arms training. This was disclosed to media persons by Raktim Moran, a self-styled lance corporal of the outfit, who surrendered before the Superintendent of Police here on Thursday. He said the majority of the cadres joined the outfit in 2010-11.
Raktim, alias Swadhin Asom, who stayed in the camp for more than three years, said the camps of the NSCN(K) are adjacent to the ULFA camps in that country.
Raktim, son of Pramod Moran of Mudoigaon village under the Chabua Police Station, joined the ULFA in 2011, the police said. “He surrendered with an AK-81 rifle, three magazines, 79 rounds of ammunition and a Chinese grenade,” Superintendent of Police Rana Bhuyan told the media persons.
Raktim and 15 other cadres had shifted to the Everest camp along the Myanmar-Nagaland border a month ago. This is another ULFA camp near the Mon district of Nagaland. There are about 50 ULFA cadres in this camp, the surrendered cadre said.
Raktim escaped from this camp in his bid to give up the armed struggle. “I am not impressed by the principles and ideologies of the ULFA(I). I also do not approve of the style of functioning of the leaders. There is also no unity among the leaders and cadres,” he told the media persons.
Altogether 25 cadres, along with Raktim, joined the ULFA in 2011. They were all taken by one Raktajit Hazarika, a ‘corporal’ of the banned outfit. “There are some cadres from Chabua and Tinsukia areas. But most of the cadres who come from different parts of the State do not reveal their address,” he said.
Raktim surrendered before the police with the help of his family members. He sneaked into Sivasagar district from the Mon district and reached Dibrugarh.