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Assam Police on March 9 held three members of the pro-talk fraction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for an “assassination conspiracy”.

The Crime Branch of Assam Police held pro-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) members, including the outfit’s vice president Pradip Gogoi.

A spokesperson said that Pradip Gogoi, Manab Pathak and Ketu Mudi were arrested for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate a top BJP leader and minister in Assam.

“The three ULFA leaders, along with some unidentified members of the group, conspired to assassinate the Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, by using firearms and explosives,” the spokesperson told the media.

When Pradip Gogoi was taken into custody, he told mediapersons that he was joking about something and has been arrested due to someone’s stupidity.

While Gogoi was held from his Guwahati residence, the two others were arrested from Karbi Anglong district.

The pro-talk faction of the ULFA has been engaged in talks with the Centre for the past few years.

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