This might seem like a scripted movie comedy, but it turns out that a herd of wild elephants have destroyed and cornered rebels belonging to the Ulfa outfit !
Police officials in Jorhat district, one of the strongholds of the outlawed Ulfa, today confirmed that elephants had destroyed several makeshift camps of the militant group on the chaporis — Assamese for sandbank — off Neamati. “We had information about the rebels setting up camps on these small islands and were planning to take action. But the elephants did the job for us,” a senior police officer said.
He said the marauding herds had not only demolished Ulfa camps but also forced the militants to change their travel plans.
“Militants prefer to cross the river by night but no boatman wants to take the risk now for fear of running into wild elephants on the sandbanks,”
Perhaps it was some sort of revenge thingy...
Elephants have been troubling militants even in the mainland. An elephant was gunned down by militants near Champang Basti in Mokokchung district of neighbouring Nagaland a few days ago after a herd destroyed several huts in the area. A joint team of militants from Assam and Nagaland had been hiding in those huts.
Hmm...this seems like a whole great thriller movie in the making! Wonder which outfit will win out in the end - "Jumbos vs Ulfa"...has a nice ring to it, wouldn't you say ?