Chitrabon Hazarika

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Chitrabon Hazarika
Born Jakhalabandha,
Nagaon, Assam
Criminal charge Waging war against India,
Possessing illegal arms and cash.[1]
Criminal status Arrested
Spouse(s) Pranati Deka

Chitrabon Hazarika (Assamese: চিত্ৰবন হাজৰিকা) is the Finance Secretary of the banned group ULFA, Assam.[1][2][3][4][5] He has also been holding the additional charge of general secretary since Anup Chetia’s arrest in 1997.[5] A commerce graduate[2] he hails from Jakhalabandha in Nagaon district of Assam.[6] He is married to Pranati Deka, the arrested Cultural Secretary of the group.[5][7][8]

Arrest[edit]

On Sunday night, November 1, 2009, some unidentified gunman took Hazarika, along with the group’s foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury away from a house in sector 3 of Uttara in Dhaka.[6][9] Later they were pushed back to the Indo-Bangladesh Border[1] where they were detained by BSF in Tripura while trying to infiltrate[1][3][9] on the night of November 4. They were handed over to Assam Police on November 6 by the BSF.[1] But according to the Assam Police, the leaders surrendered before BSF in Tripura fleeing the crackdown against them in Bangladesh.[9]

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the Special Operation Unit of the Assam police produced Choudhury and Hazarika before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metropolitan).[9]

Reaction[edit]

On November 9, 2009 ULFA called for a 12-hour Assam bandh from 6 am demanding their unconditional release.[1][9] ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, in a statement issued through e-mail, described the two leaders’ arrest as a “ploy to sabotage the process of finding a political solution to the problem and destroy ULFA militarily.”[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Assam unveils Ulfa leaders". The Morung Express. Nov 8, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "ULFA's bag of tricks". NDTV. November 18, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Karmakar, Rahul (Dec 5, 2009). "ULFA’s Paresh Baruah fights a lone battle". Guwahati: Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "ULFA Chief Rajkhowa, Raju Baruah to be produced before Court". News4u. Dec 5, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b c "ULFA trying to shift base to China: Gogoi". The Morung Express. Nov 23, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Ulfa families to move court". Kolkata: The Telegraph. Nov 6, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Kaleem, Javed Iqbal (Feb 11, 2008). "Profile of Insurgency in North East India: Ang Ang bharat ka toot raha hai". Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Gokhle, Nitin A. (Sep 22, 1997). "The Garden Route To Ulfa". Outlookindia.com. Retrieved 6 December 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Two ULFA leaders produced in court". The Hindu. Nov 8, 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.