Ideologue of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Bhimkanta Buragohain alias Mama walked out of the Central Jail here after he was granted bail on Sunday. Mr. Buragohain, who was in jail since his capture during a crackdown on the ULFA in Bhutan by the Royal Bhutan Army in 2003, is the fifth senior leader of the outfit to be released on bail.

Four other senior ULFA leaders who have been released on bail are vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi, cultural secretary Pranati Deka, central publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary and self-styled deputy commander-in-chief Raju Baruah. Now three other top leaders — the outfit's chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika — are awaiting release.