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Jailed Golaghat youth awaits extradition

By SANJOY RAY
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GUWAHATI, Jan 31 � The Bangladesh government has established contacts with the family of Shambhu Mushahary, a youth from Assam, who is languishing in Kashimpur Jail (Bangladesh) for almost 10 years now.

Authorities of Kashimpur Jail 2, Gazipur, last week facilitated a brief conversation between Shambhu and members of his family over telephone and want them to take up the matter of his extradition with the Indian government.

Shambhu, who went missing under mysterious circumstances, hails from Burimakha, a remote village in Golaghat district.

The Assam Tribune had recently reported how the officials of Red Cross International intervened to locate the whereabouts of Shambu�s family in Golaghat district and passed a hand-written message of Shambhu to his family around two months back.

Shambhu�s family however, is clueless about the procedure that needs to be followed to secure his release from Bangladesh. His release is scheduled for the later part of February this year.

Shambhu went missing around a decade back from his hometown Golaghat. It was only a couple of months back that his family came to know about his whereabouts.

An emotional Maidangshree Mushahary, sister of Shambhu, told this correspondent, �It was after more than 10 years that we could hear his voice. Some Bengali-speaking persons facilitated the conversation. We are poor people. We do not know where to go. We have now decided to move the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner for a helping hand.�

Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Nitin Khare said he would look into the matter as and when it comes to his notice and do whatever is required and possible from his office.

In the message that was handed over by the Red Cross Society (Golaghat) in December last year, Shambhu wrote, �Dear Father, I am in Bangladesh, in Jail Kashimpur 2. I was sentenced for 10 years. I will come out in February, 2015. Please don�t worry about me. I�m fine. If possible, please contact the Indian High Commission in order to take me from the prison after I�m released. If you don�t contact the Commission even after I complete my sentence, they will not release me from the prison. I hope that everybody is fine. Your son, Shambhu.�

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Jailed Golaghat youth awaits extradition

GUWAHATI, Jan 31 � The Bangladesh government has established contacts with the family of Shambhu Mushahary, a youth from Assam, who is languishing in Kashimpur Jail (Bangladesh) for almost 10 years now.

Authorities of Kashimpur Jail 2, Gazipur, last week facilitated a brief conversation between Shambhu and members of his family over telephone and want them to take up the matter of his extradition with the Indian government.

Shambhu, who went missing under mysterious circumstances, hails from Burimakha, a remote village in Golaghat district.

The Assam Tribune had recently reported how the officials of Red Cross International intervened to locate the whereabouts of Shambu�s family in Golaghat district and passed a hand-written message of Shambhu to his family around two months back.

Shambhu�s family however, is clueless about the procedure that needs to be followed to secure his release from Bangladesh. His release is scheduled for the later part of February this year.

Shambhu went missing around a decade back from his hometown Golaghat. It was only a couple of months back that his family came to know about his whereabouts.

An emotional Maidangshree Mushahary, sister of Shambhu, told this correspondent, �It was after more than 10 years that we could hear his voice. Some Bengali-speaking persons facilitated the conversation. We are poor people. We do not know where to go. We have now decided to move the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner for a helping hand.�

Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Nitin Khare said he would look into the matter as and when it comes to his notice and do whatever is required and possible from his office.

In the message that was handed over by the Red Cross Society (Golaghat) in December last year, Shambhu wrote, �Dear Father, I am in Bangladesh, in Jail Kashimpur 2. I was sentenced for 10 years. I will come out in February, 2015. Please don�t worry about me. I�m fine. If possible, please contact the Indian High Commission in order to take me from the prison after I�m released. If you don�t contact the Commission even after I complete my sentence, they will not release me from the prison. I hope that everybody is fine. Your son, Shambhu.�