GUWAHATI, Jan 1 � Almost a year after his arrest in Bangladesh, ULFA �chairman� Arabinda Rajkhowa was today finally released from the Guwahati Central Jail.
He was granted bail by the Special Tada Court, Guwahati on Thursday.
Immediately after being released, Rajkhowa said that there are no ideological differences within the ULFA and that they are ready to take the talks forward, provided all the central committee members of the outfit�s are released.
�Anup Chetia, the outfit�s general secretary, will also have to be brought from the custody of Bangladesh Government to facilitate the talks,� said Rajkhowa after his release.�
Once all the members of the central committee meet, the formal announcement on peace talks would be made. Till then, I would request everyone to have patience,� Rajkhowa stated.
Family members and friends of Rajkhowa also turned up outside the jail premises.
The ULFA chief also expressed his gratitude to the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan for facilitating the ULFA leaders� release, besides the State Government and his counsel advocate Bijon Mahajan and his associates.
ULFA�s �finance secretary� Chitraban Hazarika and its �foreign secretary� Sasha Chaudhury, who are presently in judicial custody, are also expected to be granted bail by next week.
It needs mention here that all the top leaders of the proscribed outfit including its �political adviser� Bhimkanta Buragohain, �publicity secretary� Mithinga Daimary, �cultural secretary� Pranati Deka and �deputy commander-in-chief� Raju Baruah have already been released on bail, besides its vice-president Pradeep Gogoi.
Rajkhowa later moved towards Darrang district and other places where he addressed public gatherings.