Pro-Talk ULFA leader Heera Saraniya has been produced before an Additional CJM court of Kamrup district today. Earlier, yesterday, he was arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of two people.
Police sought seven-day custody of Heera Saraniya, but the Additional CJM allowed six days of police custody. Renown advocate Bijan Mahajan represented Heera Saraniya in the court and declared before media that Saraniya has been charged with theft and robbery with murder. According to the Indian Panel Code, robbery with murder is a serious offense, and the maximum punishment could be a death sentence if proved.
In a recent development, police today launched a search operation in Heera Saraniya’s house and recovered one AK-56 rifle, 30 live bullets, and Rs 12 Lac.
In this regard of Heera Saraniya’s arrest, both the Pro-Talk and hardliner faction today clarified their reaction. In a press release sent to Times of Assam, the hardliner faction said that Heera Saraniya was an example of waste revolutionary. The hardliner faction also claimed that ADGP of Special Branch Khagen Sharma(IPS) and IGP Gyanendra Pratap Singh(IPS) are the masterminds of the revolutionary turned social criminal like Heera Saraniya. “We also want to clarify how much arms and ammunition were looted by Heera Saraniya and Jiten Dutta. Jiten Dutta looted 80 nos AK series rifles, 5 nos Universal Machine guns(UMG), 3 nos Sniper rifles, 3 nos RPG-7 with 20 nos cells, 20 nos different pistols, 100 nos grenade, 5000 nos different bullets and 30 kg of High-explosive from our organization. On the other hand, Heera Saraniya with his followers looted 112 AK series rifles, 5 nos RPG-7 with 25 cells, 5 nos sniper rifles, 28 nos pistols, 127 nos grenade, 8000 bullets and 50 kg of high-exclusive. We have already identified the killer instinct of Heera Saraniya on June 05, 2011, when he killed our Sergeant Major Gana Saraniya in Thalkuchi of Baksa district, which we also notified to the people of Assam vide memo no 2011/1132.”
Reacting on the arrest of Heera Saraniya, the Publicity Secretary of Pro-Talk group, Mithinga Daimary said, “We will also investigate the matter from our own. And if he found guilty we will take further action. However, we must say that Assam police’s allegation is one-sided.”