Uncertainty over Indian journos held in Myanmar

The fate of two Indian journalists, who were detained along with an ULFA leader in Myanmar, remains uncertain.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 21:26 PM IST

New Delhi: The fate of two Indian journalists,
who were detained along with an ULFA leader in Myanmar,
remains uncertain amid conflicting reports about the
whereabouts of the duo who are yet to cross over to India.

Government sources said though initial reports from the
neighbouring country suggested that journalist Rajeev
Bhattacharyya and photographer Pradip Gogoi, who were detained
by Mayanmarese army along with ULFA leader Jivan Moran, were
released after their mobile phone and camera were confiscated,
they were yet to cross over to India.

Bhattacharyya and Gogoi, who work for a local newspaper
in Guwahati and had left in mid-October for Myanmar apparently
to interview Paresh Baruah, ULFA`s self-styled commander-in-
chief, are still believed to be in Myanmar and there was no
"authentic report" about their present location, the sources
said.

The families of the two also have not got any
communication from the scribes.

The two journalists and ULFA leader Moran were reportedly
detained in the eastern part of Myanmar bordering China. It is
not known when and under what circumstances they were
detained.

ULFA military chief Paresh Baruah reportedly has bases in
Myanmar and visits China frequently.

PTI