Guwahati, Dec 6: Arrested United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chief Arabinda Rajkhowa has claimed that he had not "surrendered and would never surrender."
ULFA chief and his two aides were brought before a court in Guwahati on Saturday, Dec 5 and remanded in 12 days police custody.
Speaking to reporters, Rajkhowa said, "There cannot be any peace talks with the government under handcuffs as prisoners cannot negotiate. I have not surrendered and would never surrender before the government."
Rajkhowa, along with ULFA's deputy commander-in-chief Raju Baruah, and the ULFA chairman's personal security guard Raja Bora were remanded in 12 days police custody by the court although the public prosecutor sought 14 days.
Earlier, the Government had claimed that Rajkhowa, his wife Kaveri and two children along with Baruah, his wife and one child, Bora, and the wife of ULFA 'foreign secretary' Sasha Choudhury and their son, surrendered before the Border Security Force on Friday, Dec 4.
While Rajkhowa, Baruah, and Bora were later arrested on arrival in Guwahati, the family members were not charged and let off.