Today, government lawyer opposed bail plea by ULFA ( United Liberation Front of Asom) leader Bhimkanta Buragohain in Tezpur and his bail plea was rejected. Bhimkanta Buragohain was apprehended during Indian Army’s “All Clear” operation in Bhutan in December 2003.
With recent development when Assam chief minister declared that ‘the deck cleared for talks’ and speculation were ripe that government will not oppose any bail plea by ULFA leaders lodged in jails. But today’s development has increased more confusion into much talked, much discussed ULFA Talks.
In another court, another bail plea by ULFA Deputy Commander In Chief, Raju Barua was also rejected in a TADA court in Guwahati. Raju Barua has been charge-sheeted in murder of of an IPS officer RK Singh in 1986, serving Superintendent of Police of Tinsukia District in upper Assam.
Meanwhile, jailed ULFA leader Sasha Choudhury has said that it’s not the right environment to hold talks and urged the Government to make the necessary arrangements. Now, with so much of confusion in the government stand, its now time to see which way the ULFA-government talks head to.
Most probably, now that almost all ULFA top leaders except Paresh Barua, are in jail, government may be thinking, ULFA is already a spent force and there is nothing to discuss!