ULFA's Rajkhowa arrested in Bangladesh, say sources
Indo-Asian News Service
Guwahati, December 02, 2009
First Published: 13:00 IST(2/12/2009)
Last Updated: 15:00 IST(2/12/2009)
Arabinda Rajkhowa, chairman of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), and its publicity secretary Apurba Baruah have been arrested in Bangladesh, informed sources said on Wednesday.
Both are expected to be in India's custody soon, the sources told IANS.
The two leaders are believed to have been arrested by the Special Branch of the Bangladesh Police from downtown Dhaka.
Rajkhowa, 56, was in Bangladesh for close to two decades, operating out of bases in that country to order hit-and-run strikes in Assam.
He founded the ULFA in 1979 along with five other leaders, including the outfit's commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah, who is believed to have escaped Bangladesh and is reportedly hiding in China.
Last month, Bangladesh reportedly handed over two ULFA leaders, self-styled foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitrabon Hazarika, to Indian authorities.
Indian officials say they were arrested on the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura while trying to sneak into India.
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