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Out on bail,NDFB chief to talk peace

Militant leader and founder chairperson of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati |
June 24, 2013 1:30:55 am

Militant leader and founder chairperson of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary,who was released on bail here Sunday,said he would work towards speeding up the peace process with the government in bringing about a lasting solution to the Bodo movement.

“I promise to add impetus to the ongoing peace process for ensuring the rights of the Bodo people. I also hope that I can be a part of the solution to the Bodo problem,” Daimary said,He also called for unification of all groups fighting for the rights of the Bodo community and said only a united move could bring a lasting solution. Daimary was released from the Guwahati Central Jail after different courts granted him bail on 13 cases.

Before going to his ancestral home at Borigaon,Daimary alias D R Nabla drove straight to Udalguri where he addressed a public meeting.

Meanwhile,the Bodo Sahitya Sabha appealed to the government to take forward the Bodo peace talks with Daimary in the same line as adopted in case of the ULFA.

“Now that Daimary is out,the government should make a fresh approach to the Bodo peace process,” Bodo Sahitya Sabha secretary Kamala Kanta Moshahary said.

In 1986,Daimary had founded the Bodo Security Force,an armed group seeking a sovereign Bodo state. In 1994,he renamed it as NDFB.

He had remained underground for over 28 years until he was apprehended in Bangladesh in April 2010 and handed over to the Indian agencies. Daimary is one of the prime accused in the serial blasts of October 30,2008 which had left nearly 100 dead in Guwahati and other towns. With 13 cases against him,Daimary spent about three years in jail until the courts granted him bail in all the cases.

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