ANTHONY CHAKESANG | A proposed accord with Naga armed groups is expected to be concluded soon, Deputy National Security Adviser RN Ravi has said, just before he was named the next governor of Nagaland. Question is how soon is soon for Mr Ravi, because he had made a similar statement just before the Lok Sabha…
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. ■