ULFA leader Anup Chetia remanded in 5 days CBI custody in murder case

GUWAHATI: Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia was remanded in five days CBI custody by the Special Judicial Magistrate CBI, Assam, in connection with a 1998 murder case after he was brought to Guwahati on Wednesday.

ULFA leader Anup Chetia

Chetia’s lawyer Bijon Mahajan told reporters in the court premises, “The CBI lawyers had asked for 14 days custody. We presented our side. The court forwarded Golap Baruah (alias Anup Chetia) to five days CBI custody.”

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He said, “Baruah was arrested under CBI RC (Regular Case) No. 4(S)/88 in connection with a murder incident in 1998 in Golaghat (Assam).” After he was handed over to India by Bangladesh, where he spent 18 years in jail, and brought to Delhi on November 11, Chetia was arrested the next day by CBI which took a six-day transit remand there, the lawyer said.

At the closure of the transit remand on Tuesday, CBI brought Chetia to Guwahati by a special aircraft and produced him in the court on Wednesday, Mahajan said. The lawyer said, “He (Chetia) is not well. CBI has provided medical care to him.”