GUWAHATI, Sept 24: Replying to a unstar question raised by Lahowal MLA Rituparna Barua on the first day of the State Assembly’s autumn session on Monday, Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on behlalf of Home Minister said that a special investigating team has been expediting the case and not much information is available with the Assam government about Phukan till now.
Notably, Rebati Phukan has been missing since April 22. 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 mysteriously and is yet to be traced.