Top ULFA leader Jivan Moran and an Indian journalist have been detained by authorities in Myanmar. However, there was no information about the detention of ULFA's self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah as reported by a section of the media, Union Home Secretary R K Singh has said.
"We have information that Jivan Moran and an Indian journalist were detained in Myanmar. But we have no information about the detention of Paresh Baruah," Singh was quoted as saying by The Hindu.
The duo was reportedly detained in the eastern part of Myanmar. After their detention, the authorities gave the information to the Indian government, sources said.
Moran is the second-in-command of the hardliner faction of the ULFA led by Baruah.
The Home Secretary did not reveal the name and details of the journalist. According to media reports, the detained journalist is Rajiv Bhattacharjee who works for a Guwahati-based daily. He traveled to Myanmar, apparently to interview Baruah.
Earlier, Rajiv had posted on his Facebook and Twitter profile that he was going to interview the Paresh Baruah.