The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a charge sheet against ULFA anti-talk faction's UK-based “chairman” Mukul Hazarika and Myanmar-based “commander-in-chief” Paresh Baruah.
The charge sheet was filed before the special NIA court in Guwahati as per sanction by the Ministry of Home Affairs under Sections 45(1) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). According to a source,
The charge sheet has been filed against three persons – Mukul Hazarika alias Abhijit Asom alias Abhijit Barman, Paresh Baruah alias Paresh Asom alias Kamruj Zaman Khan and Gagan Hazarika alias Joydeep Cheleng.
Gagan was arrested earlier, while Mukul and Baruah have been declared absconders by the NIA.
The NIA has collected sufficient material, technical as well as circumstantial evidence, against the accused persons during the course of investigation, and established the allegations against each accused personsSource told the PTI
The charge sheet mentioned that accused Baruah has been absconding in Myanmar and Mukul, who is a doctor, is an absconder based in the United Kingdom.
"The NIA has declared them as absconders and further course of action as per law is being initiated. It has also submitted a prayer to continue with the investigation against Drishti Rajkhowa and other senior leaders of the ULFA," another source said.
The case against Baruah and others were registered on 30 December 2013, charging them with trying to revive terrorist activities by recruiting new cadres, organising terrorist camps within and beyond Indian boundaries, extortion and kidnapping to raise funds.