Home Secretary Pillai says centre is working out a strategy to deal with ULFA

February 10th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Feb 10 (ANI): Union Home secretary GK Pillai has extended an olive branch to insurgents operating in insurgency-hit northeast region of the country.

Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a high-level meeting, Pillai said that he had conveyed a meeting with the chief secretaries, DGP and other officers in Delhi.

“We are working out a strategy for dealing with ULFA, the recommendation of the official committee will be placed before the Union Home Minister who would then be discussing the matter with the Chief Minister of Assam,” he said

“We would be put the finalized strategy after discussion with the Home Minister of Assam,” he added.

Stating that insurgent outfits from the North East region continued to operate from Bangladesh, Pillai said, there was positive response from the neighbouring government for halting terror activities against India from its soil.

Pillai said he had visited Myanmar recently and had fruitful discussions with leaders there for coordinated action in border areas against insurgents.

We are hopeful that Myanmar will launch an operation against the militants at the earliest,” he added.

On the whereabouts of elusive ULFA ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Barua, he said, Barua was probably somewhere in the Kachin-Myanmar border area.

Pillai was hopeful that Barua would attend the peace talks, but said the parleys could begin without him. (ANI)

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