Abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia released from ULFA-I custody

Sources said Ritul was released somewhere in Nagaland- Myanmar border.


The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent(ULFA-I) on Friday released the abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia from its captivity.

Sources said Ritul was released somewhere in Nagaland- Myanmar border.

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday appealed ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah to release Ritul from their custody.

After chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's appeal, ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah announced to release Ritul within four days.

On April 21, 2021, three ONGC employees were abducted by ULFA-I cadres from Romanian work-over rig of ONGC at Lakwa under Sivasagar district of upper Assam.

Earlier, two of three abductees -Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia were rescued by the Indian Army and Nagaland Police during a joint operation at a village in Mon district.

Ritul Saikia is an employee of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) who was abducted with two others ONGC employee on April 21.

On the other hand, Ritul's family members thanked chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his pro activeness to release Ritul Saikia from ULFA-I captivity.

Recently, CM Sarma visited Ritul's residence at Titabar in Jorhat district and assured his family members that the government will do everything to release Ritul from ULFA-I custody.

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