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Top Assam separatist ‘arrested’

Police in the Indian state of West Bengal say they have arrested a top separatist leader and three accomplices from the neighbouring state of Assam. West Bengal police said a special team arrested Mrinal Hazarika, a senior leader of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa), early on Thursday. Mr Hazarika was detained at a hotel in the town of Siliguri, police say. Assam’s police intelligence chief told the BBC that Mr Hazarika held the rank of a self-styled Ulfa “major”. Khagen Sarma described the Ulfa leader as a “major catch” and said he was being questioned by the West Bengal police. Full Story

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