ULFA leader Anup Chetia is back in India and engaged in peace talks with the government.
Chandrani Banerjee | March 16, 2016
Anup Chetia, one of the founders and the general secretary of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam, is back in India and engaged in peace talks with the government. Also known as Golap Baruah and Bhaijan, he was extradited from Bangladesh in November, and was later released from Guwahati jail on bail. Chetia had been arrested in Dhaka in December 1997 for illegally entering Bangladesh and illegal possession of foreign currency. He eventually spent 17 years in Bangladesh jails. He was first arrested in March 1991 in Assam but was released by then chief minister Hiteswar Saikia. He went underground after that, leading the struggle to press various demands for Assam, resulting in various cases with Assam police for alleged killing, kidnapping and extortion.
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