ULFA political advisor taken back to jail

ULFA political advisor Bhimakanta Buragohain could not be released on bail on Tuesday as the surety amounts and documents were not produced.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010, 18:28 PM IST

Tezpur (Assam): ULFA political advisor
Bhimakanta Buragohain could not be released on bail on Tuesday as
the surety amounts and documents were not produced.

Granted bail by Judge Dinesh Chandra Choudhury on
Friday, the ULFA idealogue was brought here from the Gauhati
Central Jail, but bail petitioner, Buragohain`s nephew Chandan
Buragohain, could not deposit two bail amounts of Rs 25000
each, his lawyers said.
The octogenarian insurgent leader was taken back to
the Gauhati jail and would be produced again on October 26.

The court had granted bail to Burgohain, who was in
judicial custody since December 2003 under the Unlawful Arms
Act, against two sureties of Rs 25,000 each.

He was apprehended by the Royal Bhutanese Army
during Bhutan`s operations against North East militants and
was handed over to the Indian security forces on December 15,
2003.

Burgohain told reporters that the ULFA leadership in
Gauhati Jail would follow the advice of the Sanmilita Jatiya
Abhibartan formed by intellectuals for initiating the peace
talks between the ULFA and government.
Lodged in the Tezpur jail, he was shifted to Gauhati
Central Jail early this year following the arrest in
Bangladesh of several ULFA leaders, including its chairman
Arabinda Rajkhowa, to allow the top leadership to meet and
discuss modalities for the talks process.

Earlier, ULFA vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi and central
publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary were released.

ULFA `deputy commander-in-chief` Raju Barua has also
applied for bail.

PTI