NEW DELHI, May 14 - Acting on basis of media reports and on instructions of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Government officials on Thursday separately rescued two stranded youths and gave them shelter.
The first youth identified as Santosh Bora, hailing from Lakhimpur�s Pahumarah village was working as an agriculture worker in Punjab. He reached Delhi after walking from Amritsar penniless and helpless and had stationed himself in front of the Paharganj Railway Station from where he was rescued.
The second youth Raja Doley of Maderguri village of Lakhimpur district was a daily wage earner was in Delhi but because of the lockdown he lost his job and got stranded before the Assam Government officials rescued him too.
Official sources said today that on instruction of the Chief Minister, Principal Resident Commissioner, Kailash Samria directed Assam Bhavan officials to search for the youths and rescue them.
Sources said that Assam Bhavan officials after rescuing them took them to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for health check-up as well as to ascertain their COVID-19 status. Both of them have been shifted to Assam House here and will be kept under strict monitoring till the COVID-19 report comes in.
Depending on their COVID-19 status, steps will be taken to send them back to their respective destinations, said sources.