Other States

Gogoi: Hand over Anup Chetia to Assam govt.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.  

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday expressed hope that ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia, handed over by Bangladesh to India, would play an important role in the peace process and said the militant leader should be handed over to the State government.

“We believe that he will play an important role in the talks process. We have been demanding for extradition of Anup Chetia from Bangladesh for fruitful discussion between the government and pro-talk ULFA. It has been a demand of the pro-talk group too,” Mr. Gogoi said in a statement.

Mr. Gogoi said he expected the Centre to release him like Assam government has done in the case of other pro-talk ULFA leaders like the outfit’s chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to “expedite the peace process”.

“The government of Assam urges the Government of India to hand over Anup Chetia and two others to the State government,” he said.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Apr 6, 2020 11:53:12 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gogoi-hand-over-anup-chetia-to-assam-govt/article7866293.ece

Next Story