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UNLF chief released from jail after 10 years

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GUWAHATI, Nov 10: Chairman of the proscribed UNited National Liberation Front (UNLF) Rajkumar Meghen alias Sanayaima was released from the Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday after serving a ten-year imprisonment.

The UNLF chief was booked and subsequently convicted in 2016 along with 17 others under several sections of the law including Section 121 A of the IPC which relates to waging war against Government of India.

The National Investigation Agency had arrested Meghan in 2010.

The NIA subsequently submitted two chargesheets in the case, charging 25 persons of which 18 accused faced the criminal trial and remaining seven are still absconding.

The Special NIA court found Meghen and 17 others accused under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code. Meghen, according to sources, was received by his son and his lawyer outside the jail premises.

He has left for Imphal. Gunedhor Moiragthem, advocate of Meghen, confirmed the development and told The Assam Tribune another UNLF cadre would be released from Guwahati Central Jail on November 14.

"Some of them had appealed before the higher court and their case is still pending," he said.

A few others including , a woman cadre, have already been released after completion of the respective terms.

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UNLF chief released from jail after 10 years

GUWAHATI, Nov 10: Chairman of the proscribed UNited National Liberation Front (UNLF) Rajkumar Meghen alias Sanayaima was released from the Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday after serving a ten-year imprisonment.

The UNLF chief was booked and subsequently convicted in 2016 along with 17 others under several sections of the law including Section 121 A of the IPC which relates to waging war against Government of India.

The National Investigation Agency had arrested Meghan in 2010.

The NIA subsequently submitted two chargesheets in the case, charging 25 persons of which 18 accused faced the criminal trial and remaining seven are still absconding.

The Special NIA court found Meghen and 17 others accused under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code. Meghen, according to sources, was received by his son and his lawyer outside the jail premises.

He has left for Imphal. Gunedhor Moiragthem, advocate of Meghen, confirmed the development and told The Assam Tribune another UNLF cadre would be released from Guwahati Central Jail on November 14.

"Some of them had appealed before the higher court and their case is still pending," he said.

A few others including , a woman cadre, have already been released after completion of the respective terms.

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