ULFA top leader Anup Chetia in Indian custody


New Delhi: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention and active initiatives by NSA Ajit Doval, ULFA founding member, Anup Chetia was handed over to Indian agencies by Bangladesh at Indo-Bangla border this morning.

Chetia the general secretary of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has numerous cases against him including murder, abductions, and extortion in India.

He was arrested by Bangladesh police in December 1997. His plea for seeking political asylum in Bangladesh was turned down thrice in 2005, 2008 and 2011 and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for cross-border intrusion, carrying fake passports and illegally keeping foreign currencies.

However, after the expiry of his term, Chetia was kept in jail under a 2003 high court directive asking authorities to keep him in safe custody until a decision was taken on his asylum plea.

The repartition of Anup Chetia would be a huge blow to the extremist outfit which has frequently destabilized the north-eastern region of India. Getting him in custody would help Indian intelligence agencies to get crucial details on the organization’s financial backings and incubation centers in neighboring countries.

The success by the Indian agencies proves its dynamism as it was only last week when India’s most wanted criminal Chhota Rajan landed in India’s net.

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