BJP MLA Mrinal Saikia on Monday sought to know the status of a person from the State who is languishing in a jail in Pakistan.
Saikia raised the question in the Assam Assembly on Monday.
In reply state parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said that the Assam government is aware that a person from Golaghat district in the State was taken into custody by Pakistan authorities along with some other Indians while they were working on a ship at the Indo-Pakistan border.
On being contacted, the father of the victim Pradip Saikia disclosed that Simanta Saikia, aged about 33 years of village Nabagram in Assam’s Golaghat district was arrested on October 28 last year by Pakistani authorities, disclosed Patowary in reply to a starred question of BJP MLA Mrinal Saikia in the House.
On Saikia’s whereabouts, he said, “As per information available Simanta Saikia has been lodged in Landhi jail of Pakistan.”
Landhi jail is in Pakistan’s Karachi.The Assam police has taken up the matter with the central agencies for consular access and release of the prisoner, Patowary added.