The 28th Battalion (ULFA) Alpha (A) has expelled pro-talk United Liberation Front 0f Asom (ULFA) leader Jiten Dutta.
ULFA’s senior leader Mithinga Daimary said that after being given a chance to defend himself, Jiten Dutta took a fugitive stance by being absent in a public meeting to refute allegations leveled against him.
Jiten Dutta has also frequently reacted against the central leadership and the organisation by violating the outfit’s discipline without any authority. He has also been allegedly accused of killing several comrades of the outfit.
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The 28th Battalion was the most potent strike group of the ULFA. It was also called the Kashmir Camp. It had its headquarters in Myanmar (Burma). It consisted of three companies – Alpha (A), led by Moon Bora, alias Jiten Dutta; Bravo (B), led by Sujit Moran and Charlie (C), led by Joon Sonowal. Mrinal Hazarika was the commander of the battalion.The battalion was the group's main source of funding.
On June 24, 2008, 'A' and 'C' companies of the battalion announced a unilateral ceasefire to facilitate peace talks with the government.
More than 200 cadres led by at least five of their commanders came over-ground and christened themselves the "Pro-talk ULFA faction".They gave up the demand for independence for Assam and instead sought maximum autonomy for the state. 'A' company had been active in the eastern Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts as well as in adjoining Arunachal Pradesh. 'C' company was active in Sivasagar and Golaghat districts. 'B' company seemed to be outside the purview of the truce as its commander, Sujit Moran, distanced himself from the pro-ceasefire group.
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