Ulfa chief held in B'desh, flown to Delhi

Ulfa chief held in B'desh, flown to Delhi

 Another top Northeast insurgent leader of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT)  Biswa Mohan Deb Barma has also been detained in Bangladesh.

Rajkhowa (53), who was held in Dhaka on Monday, was pushed back by the Bangladesh authorities to an undisclosed place in West Tripura district bordering Bangladesh, intelligence sources said in Agartala.

H e surrendered there to Indian security forces and taken to Delhi by a flight from Agartala on Wednesday  evening.

A couple of others were also taken to Delhi along with Rajkhowa who could be lower rung leaders of Ulfa. However, their identity could not be ascertained.

Asked about NLFT chief Biswa Mohan Deb Barma who had also been detained in Dhaka, the sources said he did not accompany Rajkhowa in the flight to Delhi.

Top government sources in New Delhi said Rajkhowa was picked by Bangladeshi security agencies and kept in a secured location in Dhaka while Deb Barma was detained in the southeastern port city of Chittagong.

Sources said Rajkhowa’s wife Kaberi Kachari and their two sons were placed under house arrest in Dhaka.

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