NEW DELHI, Nov 27 - Assam Government is planning to set ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia free and is likely to seek his custody from the CBI to enable him to join the peace process, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told this newspaper.
Currently in judicial custody, Chetia has been booked by the CBI and in assassination conspiracy case but Gogoi said that it is important that he joins the peace process without delay.
With elections drawing closer, both the BJP-ruled NDA Government and the Congress are in a hurry to resolve the ULFA problem.
The Chief Minister, meanwhile, could not meet the President today, as he was out of Delhi.
�It is surprising that BJP, despite claiming Assam as an important State, has not bothered to appoint a full-time Governor,� he remarked.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, meanwhile, has postponed his visit to Assam. He is likely to visit the State on December 12.
Referring to Chetia�s case the Chief Minister said India had been seeking his custody from Bangladesh since long to start a peace process. �Now that he is here it should ensure that he joins the peace process,� he said.