The Top ULFA (I) leader Drishti Rajkhowa has surrendered in Meghalaya. He is currently under the custody of the Army Intelligence and will be brought to Assam. He surrendered to forces along with four accomplices Vedanta, Yasin Asom, Ropjyoti Asom and Mithun Asom. A huge cache of arms was also recovered on them. He is believed to be a close confidante of Paresh Baruah, the so-called ‘commander-in-chief’ of ULFA (I). Sources said that Rajkhowa was based in Bangladesh till recently and entered Meghalaya only a few weeks ago. The ULFA (I) has been demanding an independent state of Assam for the longest time and the central government had banned the militant outfit in 1990.
Times Now National Affairs Editor Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.