Dhaka: Two suspected leaders of banned
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested by
Bangladesh authorities from Bhairab sub-district of northern
Kishorganj, officials said.
The two suspects were arrested with arms and small
bombs by the elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
troops in a predawn raid.
"We have arrested ULFA leaders Ranjan Chowdhury, more
known as so-called Major Ranjan, and Pradip Marak from
Lakkhipur area of Bhairab," RAB spokesman Lieutenant Commander
Mohammad Sohail told.
Without making any elaborate comments immediately,
he said the two were arrested along with a sophisticated
pistol, a revolver and four small bombs during the predawn
The announcement came Dhaka is believed to have
extended hands in arresting ULFA chief Arbinda Rajkhowa from
Bangladesh territory along with several accomplices and
subsequently handing him over to India as he was hiding in
Dhaka at that time declined the report of his arrest
from Bangladesh and subsequent handing over to India.
Another ULFA stalwart Anup Chetia was arrested from
Dhaka during the past 1996-2001 Awami League regime and still
is in "security custody" despite the expiry of his jail term
for cross border intrusion.