ULFA founder to return soon: Sources
Guwahati, Mar 21 : The Union government is hoping peace talks with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) will reach a new level as the outfit's founder general secretary Anup Chetia is expected to return.
The next level peace talk between ULFA and Union government will be held on next month.
A top level source of the Union home ministry said that the political process of Chetia's return to India have begun in Bangladesh.
"We hope, the process will be completed soon," a top official of Union home ministry said.
Anup Chetia had filed a petition before Bangladesh Supreme court for political asylum.
ULFA's founder general secretary was held in Dhaka on December 21, 1997 under the Foreigners Act and the Passports Act and he was imprisoned for seven years in Bangladesh jail and and has been serving time in various jails of the country.
Pro-talk leader of ULFA Arobinda Rajkhowa said that Anup Chetia will join in the ongoing peace process.
"Recently, two ULFA leaders had met Chetia in Bangladesh jail," Rajkhowa said.
Meanwhile, a top level meeting of ULFA was held in Guwahati on Thursday, where Anup Chetia's return, ongoing peace process were discussed.
"We appealed to the c-in-c of ULFA Paresh Baruah to join in the peace process for greater interest of the state," pro-talk ULFA leader Mrinal Hazarika said.