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BSF says ULFA leaders surrendered to them

BSF today said top ULFA leader Arabinda Rajkhowa, another key militant and their families surrendered at the Dawki border outpost in Meghalaya early this morning.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2009 15:14 IST

BSF today said top ULFA leader Arabinda Rajkhowa, another key militant and their families surrendered at the Dawki border outpost in Meghalaya early this morning.

"Rajkhowa and others were seen near the border outpost and they surrendered to the BSF personnel," BSF Inspector
General Prithvi Raj told PTI.

The IG said that BSF personnel observed the movement of the group on the Bangladeshi side around 1:15 am and
challenged them.

The group then offered to surrender and were handed over to the Assam police this morning, he said.

They included 53-year-old Rajkhowa and deputy chief of ULFA's military wing 43-year-old Raju Barua.

Others who surrendered included Rajkhowa's wife Kaberi Kachari (42), a leader of the ULFA's women's wing, the
couple's daughter Kanchan Bhagiraj Konwar (13) and son Gadadhar Rajkhowa (five), Barua's wife Nirola Neog (38) and their 10-month-old son, Rajkhowa's body guard Raja Barua (31).

Runima Choudhury (41), wife of ULFA's self-styled foreign secretary Sasadhar Choudhury, and their eight-year-old
son Sisir Choudhury also surrendered, the IG said. They were taken to Guwahati by road, he said.