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B'desh crackdown send ULFA scurrying for cover

Source: PTI
November 06, 2009 21:13 IST
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Indian intelligence agencies said Bangladeshi security agencies have recently raided some hideouts of the United Liberation Front of Asom, prompting it's cadres to flee Bangladesh. The banned ULFA claimed on Wednesday that Chitraban Hazarika and Shashadhar Chowdhury were taken away by unidentified persons, from a house at Sector 3 of posh Uttara locality in Dhaka, where one of them was living with his family.

The Border Security Force official said the duo will be handed over to Assam Police soon as it approached for custody since several cases were pending in the state against them.ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa slipped away hours before Bangladeshi security forces raided three different locations where he was suspected to have been hiding, sources said.

The BSF has put its troops along the Bangladesh border on maximum alert apprehending that more ULFA cadres might try to sneak into India, they said.

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