Man suspected to be ULFA chief held in DaccaMan suspected to be ULFA chief held in Dacca
New Delhi: Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested a man who they suspect is Paresh Baruah, commander-in-chief of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom separatist group.
Sources tells CNN-IBN the suspect, who was arrested in Dacca, carried a passport that identified him as Samshul Alam of Sylhet district of Bangladesh.
The arrest is the result of a crackdown launched by Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on terrorist groups operating from Bangladesh.
Two former top officers of the country's National Security Intelligence were arrested in May for allegedly helping ULFA.