Jailed for 13 years, Burmese rebels finally freed
Arrested in Port Blair by Indian Authorities on February 11, 1998, thirty one members of the Karen National Union (KNU) and the National Unity Party of Arakan (NUPA), were released from Alipur’s Presidency Correctional Home, Kolkata on May 19, 2011 after spending more than 13 years in detention in India.
Remaining three is still yet to get their freedom.
Back in February 1998, Col.Biswajit Singh Grewal a military intelligence officer, offered 42 Myanmarese rebels a safe haven in the Landford island.
Reportedly on arrival, six of their leaders were shot dead by the Indian Army.
Two of them later mysteriously disappeared.
Col Grewal , who left immediately for Myanmar after the incident was suspected by the CBI to have been a double agent for the Myanmarese intelligence.