ULFA(I) commander-in-chief (C-in-C) Paresh Baruah’s elder brother Bimal Baruah has appealed to his son Munna Baruah to return home.

Munna Baruah (24) had gone missing in the dense forest of Myanmar on October 29, 2020 and till date, there is no report of his whereabouts.

Munna is the youngest son of Bimal Baruah and a nephew of Paresh Baruah.

Munna joined the militant outfit based in Myanmar along with another youth in November 2018.

Before joining the militant outfit, Munna Baruah was serving as a junior engineer and was undergoing apprenticeship at the Digboi Refinery.

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Bimal Baruah has asked the ULFA(I) to issue a clarification on Munna Baruah’s health.

The outfit earlier issued a statement confirming the news of Munna’s missing in the dense forest in Myanmar.

“Till now, we don’t know what has appended to Munna Baruah. ULFA-I in their statement stated that he was missing from the dense forest of Myanmar. What has happened to him, we don’t know. We are in a tense situation. I appeal to ULFA leadership to say clearly about Munna,” Bimal Baruah said.

Talking to Northeast Now, Bimal Baruah said, “My son was good in studies. Someone brainwashed him to join the ULFA-I. He is a simple boy, who helped his mother at home. I don’t know who had brainwashed him.”

Baruah added, “The government should initiate talks with the ULFA-I. If the government wants they can do everything. The government should give them safe passage to come to dialogue. I appeal to the ULFA-I leadership to shun violence and come to the talk table.”

“The government has done a lot of development in road infrastructure, education and health sector. I urge the government to take initiative and bring the ULFA-I leadership to the talk table,” he further said.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com