The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has been in constant touch with Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), Assam director general of police Khagen Sarma told a daily.
"ULFA(I) is in touch with ISI and it has a strong influence on the militant group. The ISI is still imparting training to members of ULFA(I). But instead of being trained in Pakistan, the militants are trained in different countries," The Assam Tribune quoted DGP Sarma as saying.
The DGP's statement comes days after the state was put under high alert fearing a terror attack on or around the 69th Independence Day. Though no untoward incident took place, the state police chief remains assured about the ULFA-I's link with the ISI.
"Leaders of ULFA(I) are very much familiar with the operatives of ISI and the latter is providing assistance to the militant outfit in different forms," the DGP said.
Earlier this month, intelligence reports had suggested that Assam faced a major terror attack threat and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also declared a red alert in the state after the attack in Punjab in July (After Punjab Terror Attack, Assam CM Declares High Alert in State).
Apart from ULFA-I, intelligence reports also suggested that Assam has threat from the dreaded Islamic State (Isis) outfit. (Intelligence Agencies Warn Assam of Possible Isis Attack)