Top ULFA(I) leader Jibon Moran, who has left the outfit’s camp in Myanmar after three decades, is now in the custody of Indian Army for interrogation.

This was claimed by sources.

However, there is no official confirmation about Moran’s return.

Despite several attempts by this correspondent, nobody from the Army confirmed the development.

According to sources, the Indian Army took 65-year-old Moran to their camp when he entered Laju village in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

Sources said he would be interrogated by the central intelligence agencies at the Army camp.

Earlier, the ULFA(I) in a press statement stated that in view of Jibon Moran’s poor health condition, the outfit decided to relieve him from all his positions and he would return back to home for treatment.

Sources said the outfit has allowed Jibon Asom to return home after the leader requested to retire on “medical grounds”.

Moran was a top functionary of ULFA(I), who was a part of many operations launched by the militant outfit. He also served as the outfit’s finance secretary.

Sources said his return would be a big boost for the security forces and the Indian government.

Jibon Moran underwent training in Myanmar after joining the ULFA(I) in 1984 and saw various blows to the outfit including Operation Bajrang in 1990 and Operation All Clear in Bhutan in 2003.

It has been reported that Moran, a resident of Uban village in Kakopathar in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, has not been unable to walk for long distances in the hills for his deteriorating health.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: