The ULFA(I) on Friday released the abducted ONGC employee, Ritul Saikia, from its captivity.
According to reports, Ritul Saikia was released by the outfit Changsa Basti in Nagaland’s Mon district along the India-Myanmar border.
On April 21, 2021, 3 ONGC employees were abducted by ULFA(I) cadres from Romanian work-over rig of ONGC at Lakwa under Sivasagar district.
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.
But the joint team could not rescue Ritul Das and he was taken away by ULFA(I) cadres.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma recently met the family members of Ritul Saikia in his house at Titabor in Jorhat district.
The chief minister assured the family members of Ritul Saikia that his government would take all possible steps to rescue Saikia at the earliest.
He informed that according to information available with them, Ritul Saikia was in Myanmar under the captivity of the ULFA(I) and in good health.
The commander-in-chief of the ULFA(I), Paresh Baruah while talking to a section of news channels admitted that Ritul Saikia was in their captivity and would be released soon.
The two other abducted employees of the ONGC – Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia – were rescued on April 24 after an encounter in Mon district along the Indo-Myanmar border.