ULFA chief, 10 others in Indian custody
ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and Raju Barua were handed over to the BSF by Bangladeshi security agencies at an outpost along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya early today. Rajkhowa is talking with the government over initiating peace talks.Alert in Assam fearing ULFA backlash | Who's Rajkhowaindia Updated: Dec 04, 2009 18:31 IST
ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa was handed over to the BSF by Bangladeshi security agencies at an outpost along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya early this morning, official sources said.
Rajkhowa, along with ten others, including ULFA’s military operations deputy chief Raju Barua, were handed over at the Dawki outpost in the Jaintia hills district, the sources said.
Along with them were Rajkhowa’s bodyguard, his wife and two children, Raju Barua’s wife and son, and wife and daughter of ULFA’s self-styled foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, they said.
They were then flown to Guwahati for completion of various legal formalities.
Rajkhowa and his family and Raju Baruah are likely to be produced in a Guwahati court later today. Whether Rajkhowa, one of India's most-wanted militants, surrendered or was arrested, is still unclear.
Sources say Rajkhowa is talking to the Home Ministry officials to chalk out modalities of talks. (With agencies input)