Abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia has reached Sonari in Assam’s Sivasagar district.

He entered Longvi village in Nagaland’s Mon district acrossing the Indo-Myanmar border around 7.10 am on Saturday.

Saikia stepped in the Indian soil on Saturday morning after his release along the India-Myanmar border by the ULFA(I).

While talking to media persons, the state director general of police (DGP), Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta thanked Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the safe release of the ONGC employee.

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Mahanta said in the process of Ritul Saikia’s release, Assam Police had no credit and gave all credit to the Assam chief minister.

However, he said in the rescue of the two other ONGC employees earlier, the Assam Police had played a vital role.

He said as told, two Assam Police personnel were sent to Mon district to receive Ritul Saikia.

The family members of Ritul Saikia including his wife and son along with elder brother reached Sonari to meet Ritul Saikia.

Saikia was abducted on April 21 from Lakwa in Sivasagar district along with two other ONGC employees.

While the two other ONGC employees were rescued by Indian Army and Nagaland Police following an encounter in Mon district of Nagaland on April 24, Saikia went missing till Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s revelation that he was with ULFA(I) in Myanmar.

ULFA(I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah later admitted that Ritul with good health and he would be released soon.

Ritul Saikia has expressed happiness after arriving at Sonari.

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