New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendta Modi’s proposed visit to Dhaka on June 06 is likely to broaden the way for the extradition of ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is currently jailed in Bangladesh. Chetia’s comeback is likely to boost the peace process with the outfit, and may lend BJO an edge in the coming Bidhan Sabha polls in Assam.
For the last couple of years, the Centre has been keen to get Chetia back. The UPA government signed extradition treaty after Chetia himself evinced keen interest to be deported. But Dhaka’s delaying tactic made it difficult to be implemented.
“Dhaka is averse to deport Chetia only because of the uncertainty over the land deal which was running into a hail of protest in Assam. Since the uncertainty is over that’ why, Dhaka is bound to extradite the UlFA leader who has been languishing in a local jail in Dhaka for the last many years,” a senior home ministry official told.