According to an exclusive report in the online news magazine, lookeast.in, Intelligence agencies have picked up ‘inputs’ about Paresh Baruah succumbing to grievous injuries in a road accident along China-Myanmar border.
The lookeast.in report further stated the Intelligence agencies ‘are trying’ to confirm the ‘inputs’.
The report, however, said that the ULFA-I could not be immediately reached to confirm the news.
Even Northeast Now has tried in vain to explore sources in the ULFA-I to confirm the report.
The lookeast.in report, however, claimed that Intelligence officials were tight-lipped over the whole matter, claimed that reliable sources had ‘picked up’ information about Paresh Baruah’s accident about a week ago through SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) sources which were corroborated by HUMINT (human intelligence) sources.
Intelligence reports, according to lookeast.in have inputs that the self-styled C-in-C of ULFA-I had fractured several ribs and a leg in the road accident.
Though the exact spot of the accident is not known, but is said to be around Ruili on the Sino-Burmese border, the report claimed.
The lookeast.in report further quoted a senior intelligence official who refused to be named as saying that the accident is ‘confirmed’, but the intelligence agencies are cross checking on inputs that Paresh Baruah has succumbed to his injuries.
The report further stated that the ULFA-I C-in-C has been frequenting Ruili since fleeing Bangladesh around nine years ago.
India has been asking Chinese government to hand him over, but China has always denied his presence in their territory.
Meanwhile, Assam Police and Assam Rifles sources have neither denied nor confirmed about the accident.
However, later Director General of Police, Kula Saikia had claimed that the Assam Police has no information regarding the incident.
Meanwhile, pro-talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia has also refuted the claims asserting that Paresh Baruah had an accident around three months back where he had fractured two rib-bones and the thumb finger of his right leg.
Chetia claimed that the ULFA-I C-in-C had informed the former about the accident over phone and that he was fine after that.
Chetia also said that Paresh Baruah had called him up even after the Dhola massacre just couple of days back and that he was fit and hearty.