Top ULFA leader out on bail, claims no division in group
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 22:32
Guwahati: ULFA 'cultural secretary' Pranati Deka on Wednesday claimed there was no "division" in the group and said a decision on peace talks with the government will be taken after the release of all its arrested leaders.

"There is no division within the ULFA and a collective decision on peace talks will be taken after the leaders are released," Deka told reporters after her release from the Guwahati Central jail on bail.

She also said that the people of Assam are the "guardians of the ULFA and only when they tell us to go ahead with the talks we will do so".

Any decision on peace talks would be taken with the interest of the people of Assam being given top priority, she said.

Deka's family members arrived in Guwahati Central Jail early in the morning to receive her and she later left for her husband and jailed ULFA 'financial secretary' Chitrabon Hazarika's home at Jakhalabanda in Nagaon district.

Deka was first arrested on August 23, 1996 from Mumbai airport while she was leaving after delivering a boy at Jaslok hospital. She was released on bail in 1998. She jumped bail and was rearrested in 2003 at Phulbari in Garo Hills in Meghalaya while attempting to sneak into Bangladesh.

ULFA 'deputy commander-in-chief' Raju Barua was released on November 27 while 'vice chairman' Pradip Gogoi and 'publicity secretary' Mithinga Daimary were set free earlier.


First Published: Wednesday, December 01, 2010, 22:32

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