Guwahati ( Assam) , May 18 : Newly sworn -in Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met the family members on ONGC employee Ritul Saikia and assured that his government was making all efforts to secure his safe release.
The CM called the family at Borholla in Jorhat district this morning and met Ritul’s parents and wife along with their four-month-old child.
I share the sorrow of every member of my family.
Ritul Saikia's family is not alone in this time of despair. Their grief is ours too.
Spent time with the worried family. I assured them that we are leaving no stone unturned to rescue & bring Saikia back home safely. pic.twitter.com/MMNRyCOsvx
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 18, 2021
Sarma after meeting the family members said that Ritul Saika is under ULFA (I) captivity inside Myanmar and is in good health .
ULFA (I) had earlier said that they had handed over Ritul and two other ONGC employees it had abducted on April 21 from Lakwa in Assam to residents of a village in Mon district in neighbouring Nagaland.
The 2 other employees, Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi were rescued by security forces after an encounter on April 24 in Mon district when they were on their way to Myanmar.
Ritul has since been missing and ULFA (I) has washed off their hands .
The CM said mediators were in touch with ULFA (I) and are trying to get Ritul released soon.