Lahowal MLA Rituparna Barua , on the first day of the Assam Assembly’s autumn session on Monday raised the question of Rebati Phukan who has been missing since April 22. Replying to the MLA, Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that a special investigating team has been investigating the case and not much information is available with the Assam government about Phukan till now.
Unsatisfied with Patwory’s statement, Barua said, “The police should speed-up its investigation. Rebati Phukan was the main person involved in the peace process. The state should take up this case on a priority-basis and trace him at the earliest.”
Rebati Phukan was working on a fresh negotiation proposal between the ULFA-I and the Centre.
Phukan a former footballer, businessman and a member of the People’s Consultative Group (PCG) formed by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in 2005 to mediate between the separatist outfit and the Centre, went missing from Guwahati on April 22.
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