DIGBOI, Dec 25 - After ten days of being kept as a hostage, Arunabh Phukan, the son of BJP leader Dilip Phukan, was released by the ULFA(I) this evening. He was abducted by armed militants from near Warra Ghat under Jairampur in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
According to sources, a group of ULFA(I) militants left Arunabh unhurt at Tengmu village bordering Myanmar from where his relatives in association with a joint police team from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh brought him home after official formalities.
Talking to media, Arunabh said that he was kept well in the militant camps and had not been tortured. �There was no ransom demand and they (the militant organisation) have released him without any ransom or any precondition,� said his father, who is also an established businessman.
Sources however said that a huge amount of ransom money was demanded by the ULFA(I) for safe release of Arunabh.