Guwahati, May 1: The banned Ulfa today named a crop of AGP leaders as abettors of the “secret killings” when the AGP was in power. The prime offender in the outfit’s eyes is, of course, former chief minister P.K. Mahanta.
The latest edition of the Ulfa mouthpiece, Freedom, indicts Chandra Mohan Patowary, Pradip Hazarika, Padma Hazarika, Hitendra Nath Goswami, Phani Bhusan Choudhury and Dilip Saikia Sonowal. It claims that Ulfa leader Sashadhar Choudhury’s brother would not have been killed without a signal from Patowary. It also accuses Pradip Hazarika of creating a “special force” to target Ulfa.
The group said Mahanta’s statement before the K.N. Saikia probe panel on April 26 ' he denied knowledge of any “secret killing” when he was the chief minister ' as “false” and a feeble attempt to protect himself.
The AGP has been trying to lay the blame for the secret killings at Mahanta’s door to protect its leaders who were his erstwhile ministerial colleagues.