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Raju Baruah, Bhimkanta Burhagohain & Pranati Deka to be released tomorrow

Raju Barua alias Hitesh Kalita
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Raju Baruah alias Hitesh Kalita
Raju Baruah alias Hitesh Kalita

The Deputy C-in-C & Military Spokesperson of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Major Raju Baruah alias Hitesh Kalita, Cultural Secretary Pranati Deka, and the outfit’s political advisor Father alias Mama alias Bheemkanta Burhagohain alias Bishnujyoti Burhagohain will be released on bail tomorrow.

Confirming the report on the release of the Trio, the source of the outfit & intelligence have also mentioned that their bail petition will be appealed in Court tomorrow and the Government has decided not to object to their bail petition to initiate the Lateral Talk with the outfit as soon as possible.

The Cultural Secretary Pranati Deka is under jail custody following two-time arrests. She was arrested for the first time from Mumbai Airport with her newborn child along with another leader of the outfit, Phanidhar Medhi alias Lebu in 1997. Released on bail after few years, she again joined the outfit and again arrested from Phulbari in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Since then she has been in Guwahati jail.

On the other hand, the Father alias Mama, whose real name is Bishnujyoti Burhagohain and also known as Bheemkanta Burhagohain was arrested in ‘Operation All Clear’ in Bhutan, 2003. Burhagohain was kept in Tezpur jail, but in late of last year, he was transferred to Gauhati Central jail.

The Dy Commander-in-Chief of the outfit Major Raju Baruah alias Hitesh Kalita, also holds the position as Operation Commander and Military Spokesman, was arrested in October 1989 for the first time, been injured in an incident in Nalbari Town, when he was the Commander of Nalbari district. The then Publicity Secretary Uddipta Hazarika alias Rajen Sarma was killed in the same incident.

Later, released on bail, Raju Baruah joined the outfit again and promoted as the Operation Commander, Chief of Enigma-B unit, and interim Deputy Commander-in-Chief in 1996 and as Military Spokesperson in 2007. Raju Baruah was arrested by Bangladesh police along with the outfit’s Chairman Arbindra Rajkhowa alias Rajeeb Rajkonwar on November 5, 2009.

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Raju Baruah, Bhimkanta Burhagohain & Pranati Deka to be released tomorrow

By: Times of Assam Bureau Read time: 6 min