SHOAIB DANIYAL | FOR some time now, the Bharatiya Janata Party has been on the lookout for historical icons. After building an impressive present as India’s largest party, it is only natural that it would now look to construct a notable past. Given the colossal role that the Congress played in the freedom struggle, the…
LOOKEAST EXCLUSIVE |
Indian Intelligence agencies have picked up ‘inputs’ about ULFA–I military wing chief Paresh Barua having died after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident on Sino–Burmese border.
They say they are trying to confirm the ‘inputs’. ULFA–I sources could not be immediately reached.
Intelligence officials were unwilling to share details as yet but it is reliably learnt that they had picked up information about Barua’s accident about a week ago through SIGINT sources which were corroborated by HUMINT sources
Intelligence officials were unwilling to share details as yet but it is reliably learnt that they had picked up information about Barua’s accident about a week ago through SIGINT sources which were corroborated by HUMINT sources.
Barua is said to have fractured several ribs and a leg in the road accident.
But the exact spot of the accident is not known but is said to be around Ruili on the Sino–Burmese border.
“The accident is confirmed but we are trying to check on inputs that Barua has succumbed,” one senior intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.
Barua is known to have frequented Ruili since fleeing Bangladesh 9 years ago. India recently requested the Chinese to hand him over to India but China denied his presence in their territory.
The Indian army recently requested a visiting Burmese delegation to nab Paresh Barua because he often stayed at the ULFA central headquarters in Taga in Sagaing Division. ■