‘ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah is constantly on the move to avoid arrest and possible extradition,’ said Satyendra Garg, Union Joint Home Secretary. He has constantly been on the run after he fled from Bangladesh some years ago, according to intelligence reports.
Contrary to media reports which reported that Baruah is hiding in the jungles of Ruili in south-western Yunnan province of China, Garg referred to China as a ‘friendly nation’ indicating that the ULFA chief would not be given refuge in their territory. ‘The Government of Bangladesh has been extremely cooperative and they have been taking action against NE-based militant groups and their camps whenever inputs are sent,’ Garg pointed out.
The Joint Secretary however admitted that arms and ammunition were entering into India through its porous borders with neighbouring countries, ‘The arms and ammunition are coming to the Northeast from outside. A large tract of the Indo-Myanmar border remains unfenced and porous.’ He added that the presence of security forces along the Indo-Myanmar border has remained minimum.