[Assam] It is well known how saintly are the India controlled police force in Assam! Why not commission an impartial inquiry into ALL the incidents where the ULFA has not claimed responsibility? Is it because the State indeed is involved in those?
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Tue May 29 21:52:04 PDT 2007
Ulfa denies role in blasts
A STAFF REPORTER
*Guwahati, May 29:* A day after the people of Guwahati sent a strong message
by observing a total bandh against the string of blasts in the city, Ulfa
came out with a statement denying its hand in any of the violence.
Instead, the outfit today demanded an impartial inquiry to determine the
"forces" behind the incidents.
The outfit's denial came three days after the latest blast that left six
dead and over a score injured in the Athgaon area, triggering a massive
public outcry against the mindless violence.
Denying Ulfa's involvement, the outfit's self-styled military spokesman Raju
Barua said in a written statement said there should be an independent
inquiry to find the "truth". The outfit also denied its involvement in the
spurt of extortion.
The denial was, however, brushed aside by police who said it was an old Ulfa
tactic to wash its hands of any "nefarious incident" once it is faced with
public resistance. "There has been a series of bomb blasts in Guwahati for
the past month. But the outfit thought it right to make its position clear
only after people registered a strong protest by observing a bandh," a
senior police official said.
"Ulfa was waiting for the public reaction. If the bandh was not a resounding
success as it was yesterday, it would have remained silent like it was about
several other blasts that took place in the city this month," the official
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