By- Staff Reporter | Date- July 31, 2012
Major (retd) Liakat Hossain, former Director of National Security Intelligence (NSIs), Bangladesh’s Intelligence Wing had claimed himself to be a United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader during the sensational case at Chittagong where 10 truckloads of weapons and arms were seized. It has been revealed that Liakat had claimed himself to be an ULFA leader named Abul Hossain. This has opened a new chapter in the investigation and has clearly proved that the Who’s who of Bangladesh Intelligence worked for the outfit fighting with Indian State for a Sovereign Asom.
In addition it has been revealed that the then Bangladesh State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar had ordered police to release the five people arrested from the spot during the unloading of arms on the night of Apr 1, 2004.
Sergeant Helal Uddin of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police made this disclosure in the sensational 10-truck arms haul case. The police officer who had started testifying in the court on Sunday afternoon, started recording his statement around 12pm on Monday and later adjourned the proceedings until Tuesday morning when Helal is to testify in the case for the third straight day.
It is to be mentioned that ULFA Supremo Major General Paresh Asom Alias Paresh Baruah is a prime accused in this case. From the new revelation, the fact that Paresh Asom enjoyed close relations with the Bangladesh Government as well as its Intelligence wings earlier has once again been proved.