Centre dismisses ULFA leader Paresh Barua`s arrest

Last Updated: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 13:50

Guwahati: Dismissing reports on the arrest of ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua in Bangladesh, Union Home Secretary GK Pillai on Thursday said the government has no information about it.

"There is no information regarding Barua`s arrest," Pillai told a local news channel.

Senior intelligence and police officials also dismissed
the reports as a rumour.

"We have no information regarding Barua`s arrest and
reports appearing in a section of the media are only based on
rumours," intelligence sources told a news agency.

"It was highly unlikely that the ULFA leader would enter Bangladesh now after the arrest of the organisation`s chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other top leaders, as also the arrest of NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary," they said.

A section of media has reported that a person returning from a `business trip` to China has been held in Bangladesh and is suspected to be the ULFA commander-in-chief.

After the arrest of top ULFA leaders, Barua was reported
to have gone to China to buy arms and shuttled between ULFA
camps in Myanmar and Yunnan province of China.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 13:50

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