United Liberation Front of Asom general secretary Anup Chetia, who was handed over to India by Bangladesh on November 11, was produced at a court in Guwahati on Wednesday. The leader of the banned militant group was brought to the Assam capital in a special aircraft and transported to the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Kamrup amid high security, reported PTI. Chetia's lawyer Bijan Mahajan said that they would apply for bail at the court. Family members and other members of ULFA were not allowed to meet the militant leader.

Chetia was in a Dhaka prison for more than 17 years, before Bangladesh agreed to send him back after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened. The ULFA leader was charged with illegally entering Bangladesh on a forged passport, holding illegal foreign currency and possessing arms in 1997. He is wanted in India for murder, extortion and abduction.