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Anup Chetia released from jail
United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general Secretary Anup Chetia alias Golap Baruah on Thursday released from the jail few hours later after he was granted bail in last of the four cases registered against him.
Guwahati: United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general Secretary Anup Chetia alias Golap Baruah on Thursday released from the jail few hours later after he was granted bail in last of the four cases registered against him.
On Wednesday a local court in Guwahati had granted the bail of a CBI case and directed the ULFA’s general secretary not to leave Assam without court permission. After 18 years, Bangladesh government on November 11 handed over the general secretary of ULFA to India.
Anup Chetia was arrested from a house in Mohammedpur area outskirts of Dhaka on December 21, 1997 under the Foreigners Act and the Passports Act for illegally carrying foreign currencies and a satellite phone.
The top separatist ULFA leader was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment by a Bangladeshi court and was being held at Kashimpur Jail in the country. On November CBI had arrested Chetia and he was produced before a court in Guwahati on November 18.
The court had sent Anup Chetia to judicial custody on November 23 and the lawyer of the ULFA’s general secretary had filed bail petition to the court of four cases registered against him.
“Half of my life was spent fighting for the people of Assam and Assamese community. Now I will look forward for cultural-socio development of the Assamese community,” Anup Chetia said after released from jail.
On other hand the pro-talk ULFA group said that, Anup Chetia’s release will boost the ongoing peace talk with the central government.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)