Bangladesh hands over two top ULFA leaders

Shillong: Bangladeshi security forces today pushed back two top ULFA leaders through the Indo-Bangla border in Meghalaya where BSF took their custody, official sources said.

ULFA `Captain` Antu Chaudang and `Second Lieutenant` Pradeep Chetia were pushed back through the Dawki border early this morning, the sources said

They were being taken to Guwahati by a team of Assam Police.

In an e-mail to the media on December 18 last, ULFA `Publicity Secretary` Arunudoy Dohotia had claimed that these two leaders had been picked up by Indian intelligence agencies in Bangladesh and since then the duo?s whereabouts were not known.

Chaudang was the third top ULFA leader on the run after `C-in-C` Paresh Barua and `Commander` Jibon Moran.

Indian security agencies had said earlier that Chaudang was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in December and was undergoing treatment in Bangladesh.