Times of Assam had previously reported from reliable sources that Deputy Chief-of-the-Staff of Military Wing & Commander of Western Command of ULFA[I] Colonel Drishti Rajkhowa Alias Drishti Asom alias Manoj Rabha was all set to be coming over ground, primarily because of ideological conflicts between him and Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom over several matters. It was expected for Drishti Rajkhowa to have come overground in Meghalaya and he had been in talks with Government of Meghalaya as well as Meghalaya Police.
As per reliable sources, Times of Assam has come to know that Meghalaya Government and Police had accepted all conditions of Drishti Rajkhowa but wanted him to reveal the details and whereabouts of GNLA and its elusive Supremo, Sohan D Shira. Drishti Rajkhowa, who always shared a cordial relationship with GNLA and its members was reluctant to do so, as by doing this he would have led GNLA’s Supremo to be killed by Security Forces. Further, it is also known that Assam Police did not accept the conditions of Drishti Rajkhowa’s surrender but only offered bullet if he came overground.
As such, Drishti Rajkhowa is learnt to have decided to stay back with the outfit and continue his role. However, how much trust will the outfit or its leadership Paresh Asom would have for him further is a question. The most important question is, if Drishti Rajkhowa is practically the Deputy Commander of ULFA[I], then why the same one need to act as Commander of Western Command which comes under the command of Deputy Commander himself?
Anirban Kalita is Executive Editor of News Section. His role is also involved with reviewing, editing of articles before publishing.
By academic Anirban is MTech of Computer Science & Technology.