ULFA leader Anup Chetia sent to five-day CBI custody

ULFA leaderAnup Chetia has been sent to five days custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Guwahati: United Liberation Front of Asom ( ULFA) leaderAnup Chetia has been sent to five days custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with a 1998 murder case.

"After his extradition from Bangladesh, the CBI reopened the case. After hearing the arguments of the CBI, a 14 days police remand was sought for, that was cut down to rather five days," Chetia's lawyer Vijay Mahajan said.

"During these five days, he will be given proper food and proper medical treatment. He will be examined every 24 hours. His lawyers can meet him during the custody," he added.

Chetia was brought to Guwahati yesterday by the CBI on a transit remand and produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate amid tight security.

Chetia was charged with illegally entering Bangladesh using a forged passport, possession of illegal foreign currency from 16 different countries and illegal possession of arms. He was also wanted by the Assam Police for various cases, including killing, kidnapping and extortion.

Chetia, who was in Bangladesh since his arrest by the country's police in 1997, was handed over to India on November 11 following which he was arrested by the CBI in Delhi. 

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