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Ulfa faction denies Facebook account

Guwahati, March 19: The Paresh Barua group of Ulfa today alleged that the Facebook account in the name of Paresh Asom (Baruah) was created by Indian intelligence personnel, as no members of the outfit was allowed to open social networking accounts.

In an email statement issued by Joy Asom, a member of the group’s publicity wing, said the Facebook account in the name of Paresh Barua was a fake one.

“Our probe has revealed that it was a creation of Indian intelligence agencies and one person named as Bikash Kumar Das was directly involved in the entire episode. Identifying himself as a Bangalore-based Assamese, Das misled the people of Assam, claiming that he has close contact with the Ulfa military chief,” the statement said.

“It is surprising to see Das opening the fake account at a time when government forces are sending many people to jail on charges of maintaining links with Ulfa. It is ridiculous that he is even promising many Internet users from Assam to help them join Ulfa. We want to make it clear to the people of Assam that Bikash Kumar Das is neither known to Paresh Asom (Baruah) nor with any of our members,” he said.

The statement of Ulfa’s publicity wing also mentioned that no members of outfit possessed accounts in any social networking site and there were strict instructions from the outfit to all their members, prohibiting them to do so.

“It is usual that someone may have created an account after leaving our organisation,” he said.