DHAKA, June 8 � It is not Anup Chetia but a suspected member of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) who could be the first beneficiary of the improved Indo-Bangla relations.
Shambhu Mooshahary alias Shambhu Shah, was recently transferred from the Kashimpur Jail as part of the ongoing repatriation process. The Kashimpur Jail complex is the same complex where Anup Chetia is currently lodged � although in a high-security division with some select high-profile criminals.
The Kashimpur Jail complex houses four different sections, each headed by a jailor.
Refusing to divulge anything on Anup Chetia, a senior official in Dhaka said that the ULFA leader was �treated like any other prisoner, but the decision involving him is taken from the top office of the Bangladesh government.�
On Shambhu, the official said that he had undergone imprisonment for ten years after being convicted for illegally entering the country. He was also booked under the Special Powers Act.
�The suspected NDFB cadre was transferred to the Sherpur Jail as part of the ongoing repatriation process on April 19 this year,� the senior official in Dhaka told The Assam Tribune. His prison term ended in February this year.
Along with Shambhu, there were five Indian inmates, including three convicts, in the Kashimpur Jail till last month.
Refusing to elaborate, an official of the Bangladesh government stated that most of the Indians were booked under the Special Powers Act, which deals with offences related to smuggling of the banned Phensedyl.