Guwahati, January 25, 2020:

Dreaded National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) leader Ranjan Daimary was released from the Central Jail in Guwahati earlier today after he was granted bail by the Gauhati High Court to attend the peace parlays between the Government and 4 factions of the NDFB in Delhi.

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Daimary was greeted by several of his supporters after his release from prison, and the insurgent leader will now be taken to New Delhi where several prominent leaders of the Bodo militant outfit are already camped out.

“The High Court has granted him bail….at the cost of Rs. 50,000…since he will be a part of the peace process in Delhi, the Government will provide him with security”, informed advocate Manas Sarania, addressing the media outside the jail.

Daimary was serving life imprisonment in the 2008 serial bomb blasts case. His lawyer had filed a petition seeking his bail, following which, a bench of the Gauhati High Court granted him the four-week bail. The Assam government and Ministry of Home Affairs have also issued a ‘No Objection’ notice in the interest of the peace process.

Ranjan Daimary, along with nine others, was given life imprisonment by a special CBI court for carrying out the deadly serial bomb blasts in Assam.

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President of NDFB (S) faction, B. Saoraigwra, who was held for the massacre of Adivasis in December 2014 had also returned from Myanmar to join the talks.

It may be mentioned here that a ceasefire agreement was signed on January 16 between the NDFB(S) and the Centre. The cadres and leaders of the NDFB(S) have expressed that they would work towards peace and therefore have returned to the mainland.

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