Maoists vehemently deny link with ULFA
The CPN (Maoist) has dismissed the statement of a surrendered leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) that the Indian separatist outfit had links with Nepali Maoists.
“Our party’s clear position is that the struggle of various organisations in India is their internal matter. We have no direct or indirect link with any of them,” senior Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai told state-owned Radio Nepal Wednesday, adding “We have never been in contact with this organisation called ULFA. While this kind of propaganda has started now, it could have been motivated by a vicious intention. We request all to be cautious about this.”
He further said, “Our simple guess is that some elements who are trying to disrupt the ongoing process for peace and democracy might be engaging in this kind of propaganda.”
Bhattarai was reacting to Indian media reports that quoted surrendered ULFA leader Ghanakanta Bora as saying that the ULFA had established some bases in Nepal with the help of Maoists and that the outfit was preparing to shift a large number of cadres and leaders to Nepal. Bora also said the ULFA had turned to the Maoists for weapons.
"We have been in touch with Maoist groups in Nepal and procuring arms, ammunition, and explosives for the ULFA," he told reporters after the surrender on Tuesday. nepalnews.com mk June 06 07