Chief minister Sarma on Thursday met the wife and younger brother of abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia at Majuli circuit house.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has assured the family members of the abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia that his government will take all possible steps to rescue Saikia at the earliest.

Chief minister Sarma on Thursday met the wife and younger brother of abducted ONGC employee Ritul Saikia at Majuli circuit house, said a statement released from CMO.

During the meeting, they urged the chief minister to expedite measures to rescue the abducted ONGC employee.

The chief minister assured them about all possible steps taken by the State Government to find and rescue Saikia at the earliest, the statement added.

Saikia, who was kidnapped by suspected ULFA (I) cadres along with two other ONGC employees on April 21, 2021, has remained traceless for the last 24 days.

The police on April 28 claimed that the Saikia was still in the clutches of ULFA (I) militants and they were hiding in Mon district of Nagaland.

The two other abducted employees of the ONGC, Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia, were rescued on April 24 after an encounter near the Indo-Myanmar border in Mon district.

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