Elusive Ulfa-Independent chief Paresh Barua reportedly employed two Bangladeshis who were ‘ex-members’ of militant outfit Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) as his bodyguards
since he is sceptical about his own cadres.
“Paresh Barua no longer trusts his own cadre for protection. So he reportedly uses two ‘Bangladeshi’ mercenaries - both former Harkat-ul Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) ‘members’ - as his bodyguards,” reports Hindustan Times.
The two ex-HuJI bodyguards are Alamgir Hossain and his cousin Md Gholam Nabi. Both belong to the Karatkhil village in Noakhali district of Bangladesh and are 29 years old according to their passports. Their passport numbers were said to be AA8392264 and AA1463448, respectively.
Hossain and Nabi are the only ones who live with Barua in his Ruili hideout on the Sino-Myanmar border. They accompany him everywhere and cook for him to ensure he is not poisoned, the report says.
Quoting officials, the report says the Ulfa-I chief shifted base to Ruili via Kunming, the headquarters of China’s Yunnan province that shares its western and south-western border with Myanmar.