ULFA chief held in Bangladesh

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    He is a big fish and great achievement if he gets extradited to india. it will surely break the back of ULFA.

    ULFA chief held in Bangladesh


    Manan KumarFirst Published : 20 May 2010 01:31:37 AM ISTLast Updated : 20 May 2010 04:46:02 PM IST
    NEW DELHI: One of the most wanted fugitives by India - Paresh Barua, commander in chief of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has been arrested by the Bangladesh authorities.
    The dreaded ULFA leader was apprehended by the Bangladeshi security agencies about 12 days ago when he was crossing over to Bangladesh via Myanmar border after visiting Chinese Yunnan province.
    Barua had left for Yunnan about four months ago after the Bangladeshi authorities launched a massive crackdown on anti-India insurgent groups.
    He was said to be on a purchasing spree of arms and ammunition for his outfit from Narinco Arms factory.
    “We are expecting Bangladesh to hand him over to us soon once they finish interrogating him,” sources told Express. Barua’s arrest is being considered as the final nail in ULFA’s coffin as most of its top leadership have already been handed over to India by Bangladesh.
     
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    oh man this is huge, still not able to believe it, but excellent news!
     
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    opened too soon.

    Centre dismisses Ulfa leader Paresh Barua's arrest



    GUWAHATI: Dismissing reports on the arrest of United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) commander-in-chief Paresh Barua in Bangladesh, Union home secretary GK Pillai today said the government has no information about it. "There is no information regarding Barua's arrest," Pillai told a local news channel.

    Senior intelligence and police officials also dismissed the reports as a rumour.

    "We have no information regarding Barua's arrest and reports appearing in a section of the media are only based on rumours," intelligence sources told PTI.

    "It was highly unlikely that the Ulfa leader would enter Bangladesh now after the arrest of the organisation's chairman
    Arabinda Rajkhowa and other top leaders, as also the arrest of NDFB chief Ranjan Daimary," they said.

    A section of media has reported that a person returning from a 'business trip' to China has been held in Bangladesh and is suspected to be the Ulfa commander-in-chief.

    After the arrest of top Ulfa leaders, Barua was reported to have gone to China to buy arms and shuttled between Ulfa
    camps in Myanmar and Yunnan province of China.
     
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    Paresh Barua is a big fish in a small pond. What I mean is, ULFA's backbone is already in shambles with a few unnoticed bombings here and there. They are gone. No one talks about ULFA no more now, they are not a threat anymore. But yes, get him over to India and throw him in Jail indefinitely. Those killings by ULFA should not go unpunished.
     
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    Centre denies arrest of Paresh Barua

    NEW DELHI, May 20 – After a day of confusion over detention of ULFA chief Paresh Barua and handing over of detained general secretary, Anup Chetia, the Ministry of Home Affairs denied both reports.
    Union Home Secretary, G K Pillai told newsmen here that the Union Government has no reports of detention of the elusive commander-in-chief. He further denied that Chetia was handed over to Indian authorities by Bangladesh.

    “ The Government of India has no reports of arrest of ULFA chief,” said Pillai, while dismissing reports in a section of the media (not this newspaper).

    “We have no information regarding arrest of ULFA chief in Bangladesh, as reported in the media,” a spokesman of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said earlier in the day.

    The report of arrest of Barua caught officials in the Home Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry by surprise. The Embassy in Dhaka was contacted, as intelligence agencies got busy verifying the reports.

    According to news report that appeared in national dailies, the ULFA leader was apprehended by the Bangladeshi security agencies about 12 days ago, when he was crossing over to Bangladesh via Myanmar border after visiting Chinese Yunnan province.

    Barua was reportedly held at a place near Teknaf in Bangladesh, when he was said to be on a purchasing spree of arms and ammunition for his outfit from Narinco Arms factory.

    The news report, quoting sources said India expected Bangladesh to hand him over as soon once they finish interrogating him.

    There were also reports that Barua was handed over to India and was formally arrested at Bangalore from a Bangkok bound flight. However, it was later denied.

    Meanwhile, Anup Chetia’s case seems to be struck in legal snarls, in absence of an Extradition Treaty between India and Bangladesh.

    Sources said that Chetia’s case was different because he was officially detained by Bangladesh and had undergone prison term in that country. Unlike other top militant leaders, Chetia cannot be handed over secretly,” sources said.

    Though Bangladesh Government and India has signed a treaty to hand over ‘criminals who have completed jail term in each other country, Chetia’s application for political asylum pending before UNHRC is considered another hurdle.

    It has been learnt that Chetia may be formally handed over to a team of Indian security officials comprising CBI and Assam Police. However, authorities here were silent about the timing.

    http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=may2110/at05
     
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