Sushanta Talukdar

Guwahati: The City Police on Sunday arrested Hiranya Saikia, a member of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)-constituted People’s Consultative Group (PCG), based on a confessional statement of a self-styled sergeant of the outfit, who was arrested on Saturday.

Earlier, a senior ULFA leader and commander of the outfit’s 28 Battalion Mrinal Hazarika was released on bail from the Dibrugarh jail.

Mr. Saikia is the second PCG member to be arrested. Human right activist Lachit Bordoloi had earlier been arrested by the city police on February 11 along with an Air Deccan executive in connection with an alleged hijack plot by the ULFA.