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Anup Chetia`s handover soon, hints Bangla envoy

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 13:28

Shillong: Bangladesh High Commissioner
to India Tariq Ahmed Karim has indicated that Anup Chetia,
general secretary of the banned ULFA, under detention in his
country after serving a jail term, would be handed over to
India soon.

"It`s happening. You will know when you get him," Karim
said on being asked when the wanted ULFA leader would be
handed over.

Though the Bangladesh envoy refused to divulge much, he
said, "The Indian Prime Minister and Home Minister are happy
with the way the cooperation is going on. We cannot divulge
all details. Sometimes it may create a problem," he said.

Dhaka had earlier facilitated the "arrest and handing
over" of five top leaders of the banned outfit including its
chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa.

Besides Rajkhowa, ULFA deputy commander-in-chief Raju
Baruah, self-styled foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and
finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika, are in jail in Assam
after they were shown as arrested by Indian authorities last
December last.

On Bangladesh premier Hasina Wajed`s recent visit to
India, Karim said the two countries had now entered into a new
relationship of friendship, cooperation and development.

"We have resolved to cooperate against terrorism. We do
not want to harbour any elements which are against the
interest of both the countries and our actions have
demonstrated it," he said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 13:28
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