SILCHAR, Sept 30: Dhanyaram Reang, the self styled supreme of the United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA), a Reang militant outfit, had been sent to police custody for seven days by Hailakandi Additional CJM Chandan Das for further interrogation. Dhanyaram (28) was arrested by Mizoram Police at Kolasib recently while he was escorting his ailing wife to a hospital for treatment. He was taken back to Hailakandi last night.
Dhanyaram, whose UDLA broke away from Panchgram Reang’s ULFBV when the latter surrendered to the State government, was produced in the court today amid tight security. He was charged with the kidnapping of one Ananta Das from Gharmura area of South Hailakandi bordering Mizoram. However, a top official of Hailakandi reportedly hinted that Dhanyaram Reang went to Kolasib to purchase firearms from an arms dealer.
Sources further said that some ULFBV cadres were instrumental in the arrest of Dhanyaram, who created a reign of terror after Panchuram surrendered along with 305 cadres and subsequently joined the Congress.
Meanwhile, Dhanyaram’s gang unleashed terror along the Asom-Mizoram border by kidnapping many people.
Panchuram, however, talking to The Sentinel, claimed that Dhanyaram had a hidden nexus with some Muslim miscreants. THE SENTINEL