ULFA(I) urges Bangladesh Court to review death sentence on Barua

Last Updated: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 21:24

Guwahati: The anti-talk faction ULFA (Independent) on Saturday urged the Bangladesh judiciary to review its verdict on the death sentence given to its `Chief of Staff` Paresh Barua.
"With due respect to the Bangladesh Court, I state that he is not a criminal as per the court verdict and the Court should review the verdict through a due process of the law of the country and let the innocent go free," Chairman Abhizeet Asom said in a statement.

"Our Chief of Staff`s involvement on the procurement of arms was for defense purpose in fighting a low intensity war imposed by the Indian state," he said.

Barua was sentenced to death on January 30 by a Bangladesh court for the seizure of 10-truck loads of weapons destined for ULFA hideouts in north-eastern India through Bangladesh territory on April 2, 2004, which was the neighbouring country`s biggest ever weapons haul.


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First Published: Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 21:24

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