GUWAHATI, April 27 � The designated TADA Court, Guwahati, today acquitted three ULFA leaders including the outfit�s president, Arabinda Rajkhowa in connection with the sensational Girdharilal Harlalka murder case.
The Court passed the order observing that the offence could not be proved against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and hence they are acquitted giving the benefit of doubt.
Advocate Bijon Mahajan and associates represented the senior ULFA leaders who also include Munin Nabish and Pradeep Gogoi. While Dhruba Talukdar, another accused, died recently, Golap Baruah and the outfit�s commander-in-chief are absconding.
Harlalka, a city-based businessman, was shot dead on October 15, 1988, by unidentified miscreants at Kedar Road around 6 am, after which a case(393/88) was registered with the Pan Bazar police station. Police subsequently filed a chargesheet, naming seven ULFA leaders as acused.
The case was then pursued under TADA Court case number 1/98 under Section 120(B), 302 IPC read with 3(5) of TADA (Prevention) Act.