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ULFA leader Chetia seeks forgiveness, says ready for peace talks

ULFA leader Anup Chetia.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia.  

Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is an accused in a number of murder, abduction and extortion cases, on Monday sought forgiveness from the people of Assam for “past mistakes” and said he was ready for peace talks.

“I ask for forgiveness from the people of Assam for our past mistakes,” >Chetia told reporters after appearing in a designated court in connection with two TADA cases.

“I pay tribute to the people who lost their lives for opposing our revolution and pray for peace of their souls,” he said.

‘I support peace talks’

“Many have been suspecting that I am not for peace talks (with the government). Some are also suspecting that I will run away. But I am for the peace talks. I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister, Foreign Minister, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for trying to bring me back,” Chetia said.

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