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ULFA(I) releases kidnapped ONGC worker Ritul Saikia after Himanta Biswa Sarma’s intervention-India News , Firstpost

Two different ONGC workers, who have been kidnapped together with Saikia on 21 April, have been rescued by safety forces on 24 April after an encounter

Guwahati: Kidnapped ONGC worker Ritul Saikia was launched by ULFA(I) militants on Saturday morning in Myanmar close to its border with India’s Nagaland, police stated.

Saikia, kidnapped on 21 April, was launched close to the border in Longwa village of Mon district in Nagaland after 31 days, a prime official at Assam Police headquarters informed PTI.

He was launched round 7 am on the Myanmar aspect and he walked round 40 minutes to cross to the Indian aspect, the Additional DGP-ranked official stated.

“Saikia has been taken to the Mon police station by the Army and Nagaland Police. A team of the Assam Police is also present there and doing the formalities to bring him back home by today evening,” he added.

The launched ONGC staffer seems hale and hearty, a medical check-up might be finished earlier than dropping him at his residence in Titabar of Jorhat district in Assam, the senior police official stated.

Following the discharge, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that he hopes an period of peace and improvement is firmly established within the state with the cooperation of every one.

“Heartily welcome release of Ritul Saikia, ONGC employee abducted by ULFA, early today! Grateful to Honble UHM @AmitShah (Union Home Minister Amit Shah) for constant guidance,” Sarma tweeted.

Three workers of the Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) have been on 21 April kidnapped by ULFA(I) militants from the Lakwa oilfield in Sivasagar district alongside the Assam-Nagaland border.

Two workers, Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia, have been rescued on 24 April after an encounter close to the India-Myanmar border within the Mon district of Nagaland, whereas the seek for Saikia was on.

Hours after Sarma visited Saikia’s residence on 18 May and warranted his spouse and oldsters in regards to the authorities’s effort to convey him again, ULFA(I) chief Paresh Barua confirmed the custody of the kidnapped individual.

On 20 May, Sarma in a press convention appealed to Barua to launch the kidnapped ONGC worker and stated the Assam authorities will stress the oil corporations to speculate extra for the progress of the state.

While the official press convention was underway, Barua made cellphone calls to native TV channels and introduced to launch Saikia in lower than seven days.

In the calls, Barua praised Sarma and stated Assam by no means had such a “dynamic” chief minister for many years.

The chief minister, on the opposite aspect, welcomed the three-month unilateral ceasefire declared by the ULFA(I) and urged Barua to come back to the dialogue desk.

In the primary week of April, two workers of the Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure have been launched by ULFA(I) after three-and-half months of their kidnap on 21 December final 12 months.

The duo was kidnapped from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling website in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh with a requirement for a ransom of Rs 20 crore.

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