Jibon Moran

Tinsukia: The 65-year-old self-styled Major General Jibon Moran, who was discharged from all his responsibilities of ULFA (I), has been taken into custody by Dibrugarh Police, a day after he was intercepted by army and intelligence agencies at Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

However, the suspense continues over it was arrest or surrender on Thursday.

Confirming the development, Superintendent of Dibrugarh Police Thube Prateek Vijay Kumar, said with the combined effort of Assam police and Indian Army, Punakanta Dangoria alias Jibon Moran has been brought to Dibrugarh Police station today. “His interrogation is underway, and he will remain in police custody for now,” he added.

“We are processing the legal process in connection with various cases pending against him. We will soon brief about the nature of the legal process to be initiated against him,” Thube said.

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Prateek Thube said we would address a press conference soon and brief about the reasons for bringing Moran to Dibrugarh.

The development came four days after ULFA (I) issued a press release announcing Moran’s retirement from the organisation on health grounds and lack of medical facilities in the present scenario, allowing him to return to his home and stay rest of his life with the family.

“On Thursday, a team of Dibrugarh police received Moran at Assam-Arunachal border and took him to police reserve in Dibrugarh where he is likely to surrender before police any moment,” sources told EastMojo.

Sources said officials from multiple intelligence agencies questioned Moran on Wednesday after his medical examination was conducted at Khonsa. “Intelligence agencies were looking for answers on the latest development happening in Myanmar. The present location of ULFA (I) supremo Paresh Baruah, the current strength of the outfit, location of various camps, and their connections with foreign countries besides information on other Northeast militant organisations operating from Myanmar were some crucial details agencies are trying to extract.”

However, agencies are maintaining complete silence so far, sources added.

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