3 min read.Updated: 28 Dec 2012, 10:14 AM ISTAveek Datta
The various controversies andbusiness challenges faced by the group during Ratan Tata's tenure
Mumbai: In 1997, the Assam government accused Tata Tea, which had tea plantations in the state, of aiding the banned militant outfit, the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa). The case had its roots in the arrest of female Ulfa member Pranati Deka in Mumbai, where she had gone for her delivery and was accompanied by another Ulfa activist. It came to light that financial assistance and the necessary medical arrangements for Deka were facilitated by Tata Tea, which said it wasn’t aware of her identity and the help was part of a medical aid scheme for the people of Assam.