Anup Chetia dismisses Anjali Daimary’s allegations on ‘partial behaviour’ against NDFB

A file photo of pro-talks ULFA leader Anup Chetia
A file photo of pro-talks ULFA leader Anup Chetia

Guwahati, January 31, 2019

Pro-talk ULFA leader, Anup Chetia on Thursday dismissed Anjali Daimary’s(a rights activist and sister of NDFB Chief Ranjan Daimary) statements and stated that the government did not have any ‘partial behaviour’ with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).

Expressing his discontentment over the statements, Chetia said that there was no discrimination made by the government on Ranjan Daimary’s life imprisonment verdict and that “there were many ULFA leaders who have been convicted and have been awarded life imprisonment”.

It may be mentioned that the special court on January 30th, 2019 sentenced Ranjan Daimary alias DR Nabla and nine others to life imprisonment in the serial bomb blasts in Assam that claimed 88 lives and left around 500 injured on October 30, 2008.

Post the life imprisonment verdict to Ranjan Daimary, Anjali Daimary showed resentment and claimed that their fight will continue and would move the higher court for Daimary’s release.

“There are several militant organisations in Assam. If the court has convicted Ranjan Daimary…likewise, the heads of the other militant organisations should also be charged and convicted for their activities. We have always received such partial behaviour, we were expecting this…we are not depressed,” Anjali Daimary was quoted as saying.

Reacting to Daimary’s statements, Anup Chetia on Thursday requested the former to refrain from making such statements in the future.

It may be mentioned that including Ranjan Daimary, 14 others were convicted in the October 30, 2008 Assam bombings. The founder-chief of the militant outfit, Daimary will challenge the sentence at the higher courts.