FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
TINSUKIA, May 7: Jailed ULFA leader Anup Chetia’s wife Monika Chetia has blamed the Union Government for delay in the extradition of her husband from Bangladesh.
She alleged that the Union Government has not taken any steps for extradition of Chetia, who is lodged at the Kashimpur jail in Bangladesh.
“The Union Government has not taken any steps for his release from Bangladesh jail,” she said.
It may be mentioned that ULFA general secretary Chetia’s wife Monika along two children had came back to his Jeraigaon residence in Dibrugarh district last year in May.
Chetia’s wife Monika, son Bumoni alias Juman, 22, and daughter Bulbuli, 18, were in Bangladesh after the ULFA leader was arrested in the neighboring country in 1997 on various charges, including illegal domicile. Chetia has completed his jail term but is still in Bangladesh.
Monika, who hails from Demow in Sivasagar district, has appealed the Centre to ensure Chetia’s return as soon as possible.
Chetia alias Golap Barua and his family were reportedly staying in a six-storey building in Dhaka’s Shyamoli district when he was arrested on December 21, 1997. He was known as John David Solaiman and worked as an executive of an NGO. Chetia has been a fugitive since 1992 when the Indian government put him on the ‘wanted’ list for various crimes.