Mukul Hazarika, 75, who faces an extradition case on Monday denies any criminality and is respected by his patients who praise his care  A family doct

County Durham family doctor accused of running Indian terror group behind executions and bombings

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2022-05-15 11:00:07

Mukul Hazarika, 75, who faces an extradition case on Monday denies any criminality and is respected by his patients who praise his care

A family doctor from County Durham is accused of running a terror group set up after a campaign of bombings and executions in his native India.

Mukul Hazarika, 75, who faces an extradition case on Monday, denies any criminality and is respected by UK patients who praise his care, reports the Mirror.

But authorities in India say his real name is Abhijeet Asom and accuse him of helping to orchestrate a campaign of violence as chair of United Liberation Front of Assam Independent – the ULFA(I). The outlawed group wants independence for north-eastern state Assam.

Dr Hazarika is facing extradition over claims relating to alleged earlier involvement with the ULFA, which was linked to kidnappings, murders and bombings over 30 years.

He allegedly became leader of the ULFA(I) splinter group in 2012. At that time, he was a GP at the Queenstree Practice in Billingham, County Durham – where he still works.

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