DIBRUGARH, April 29: Senior ULFA-I leader Jibon Moran was brought to Dibrugarh police station for interrogation on Thursday after Army handed over Moran to the state police on Tuesday.
Dibrugarh superintendent of police Preetak Kumar Thube said, “We have brought Punakanta alias Binod alias Jibon Moran to Dibrugarh police station on Thursday evening with the combined effort of the state police and army. Right now we cannot say anything because our interrogation is going on. What legal action we are going to take against him will be briefed shortly.”
“We have examined his health in Dibrugarh hospital and done his Covid-19 test. His health condition is good,” the SP said.
On Wednesday, Jibon Moran was taken into the custody of 3 Corps of Indian Army in Dimapur after he entered Indian border through pillar number 163-164. Moran was taken to Laju army camp for interrogation.
The army took him to their camp when he entered Laju village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
After spending three decades in ULFA-I, Jibon Moran was released by the outfit on health grounds. He was one of the top functionaries of ULFA-I, who had worked in different organisational posts.
Sources said he was interrogated by the Central intelligence agencies at the army camp.
ULFA-I recently in a press statement stated that Jibon Moran’s health condition did not look good and as a result he will be relieved from his position and he would be returning back to his home for treatment.
Sources said that the outfit has allowed Jibon Moran to return home after the leader requested to retire on ‘medical grounds’.
Moran was also the outfit’s finance secretary.
Sources said that his return will be a big boost for the security forces and for Union government to strengthen the peace process with the outfit.
The 65-year old Jibon Moran underwent training in Burma after joining the ULFA in 1984 and saw various blows to the outfit, including Operation Bajrang in 1990, Operation All Clear in Bhutan in 2003.
Moran, a resident of Uban village in Kakopathar in Tinsukia district is presently known to be unable to walk for long distances in the hills due to his deteriorating health.