GUWAHATI, February 12: A division bench of the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) consisting of Dr Justice Aftab H Saikia, chairperson and Tarun Phookan, member, took a suo motu cognizance and registered a case (no. 1235/22/14-15) in view of the news item appeared in a vercular daily reporting about the plight of a college student from Golaghat, who has been reportedly languishing for 8 years in a jail in Bangladesh after he went missing in 2007 from his tive district in Assam. Sambhu Mushahary, who was studying in the 3rd year Arts section in a leading college of Golaghat, went out of his parental home in February 2007 and has been missing since then. It was thereafter in December 2014 that Sambhu sent a letter to his father through the Red Cross Society from which it was learnt that Sambhu is in a Bangladesh jail. The ill-fated boy appealed in his letter for taking him back home through the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. This was stated in a press release.
AHRC takes suo motu cognizance