Shillong: Nineteen top leaders of the banned
ULFA were picked up by Assam Police and taken to Guwahati from
Bangladesh via Meghalaya, a top Meghalaya police officer said
here on Friday.
A total of 28 people, including the 19 ultras and their
families, were taken to Guwahati by Assam Police on Wednesday
through Garo hills in Meghalaya, the officer said.
However, it was not clear if the cadres were picked up by
the security force or they surrendered.
Earlier in the day, ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua
in an email to the media in Guwahati has claimed that on
September 22 "Indian security agencies" had picked up
`captain` Bhaity Barua, `captain` Biju Deka, `captain` Biju
Deka, `captain` Pradyut Gohain, Anu Buragohain and some others
The outfit`s chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, deputy commander
-in-chief Raju Baruah, foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and
finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika are currently lodged in a
jail in Assam.