In 1990, the government of India banned ULFA
, citing it as a terrorist organisation.
He said Chetia, who was kept at a "division ward" meant for socially privileged inmates under jail code, also wanted the repatriation of two fellow detained ULFA
leaders, Laxmiprasad Goswami and Babul Sharma, who were kept in a separate prison in Bangladesh.
The split in the ULFA
was imminent as hardliner Paresh Barua had recently announced a new 16-member central committee avoiding the ULFA
leaders who have come out in the open for talks with the government.
Only last month, ULFA
had submitted to the Indian Government its "charter
To find an honourable solution to Assam's three-decade-old insurgency problem, top ULFA
leaders on Friday met Home Minister P.
However, he maintained constant contact with ULFA
leaders in Bhutan and Nepal including its military wing chief Paresh Barua.
We have got only one letter from an ULFA
leader expressing willingness for talks,'' Mr Gogoi told reporters here.
After Friday's surrender, the only senior ULFA
leader at large is Paresh Baruah, a military commander.
has called for a boycott of the games and threatened to disrupt them.
A deal has been reached to extradite the ULFA
Rajkhowa and Choudhury were in Delhi recently in connection with the dialogue process between the government and the over ground leaders of the ULFA
has adopted a partisan attitude as it is issuing threats to the Congress alone and not to the BJP and AGP," chief minister Tarun Gogoi said.