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The ULFA (I) top leader, Drishti Rajkhowa, surrenders in Meghalaya | India News


NEW DELHI: Drishti Rajkhowa, the second in command of the militant group ULFA (Independent) has surrendered in Meghalaya, government sources said on Wednesday.
Rajkhowa is currently in the custody of Army intelligence and is being taken to Assam, they said.
He is known to be a close confidante of Paresh Baruah, the so-called “commander-in-chief” of the United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent).
Sources said Rajkhowa was based in Bangladesh until recently and arrived in Meghalaya a few weeks ago.
His surrender is a major setback for the militant group, said a senior security expert.
The ULFA (I) has been demanding an independent state from Assam. The government had banned the outfit in 1990.

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