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State workers �held captive� in Arunachal

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BISWANATH CHARIALI, Oct 30 � At least 30 labourers from the Biswanath subdivision have allegedly been held captive in Arunachal Pradesh since the last two months. This has evoked serious concern among their family members.

According to the All Assam Gramin Shramik Union, a contractor of Arunachal Pradesh, Moti Mihu, took 33 labourers on August 22 from Borgang, Ginjia, Kolapani tea estate and Sunderline through a middleman, Julehach Ali, to engage in a construction site under the PMGSY scheme at Anini, Arunachal Pradesh. They were assured of proper food and lodging at the construction site. But when the labourers reached the spot, the contractor allegedly ordered disruption of their communication with their families. He also allegedly started to torture them and forced them to work without proper food and lodging facilities.

These facts came to light when three labourers � Johny Bhuyan, Jasedul Ali and Babul Ali � managed to flee from Anini and arrived at Borgang on Friday. Some of the labourers have reportedly been affected by diseases.

The union today submitted a memorandum to the Sonitpur DC, seeking government intervention to rescue the labourers �held captive�.

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State workers �held captive� in Arunachal

BISWANATH CHARIALI, Oct 30 � At least 30 labourers from the Biswanath subdivision have allegedly been held captive in Arunachal Pradesh since the last two months. This has evoked serious concern among their family members.

According to the All Assam Gramin Shramik Union, a contractor of Arunachal Pradesh, Moti Mihu, took 33 labourers on August 22 from Borgang, Ginjia, Kolapani tea estate and Sunderline through a middleman, Julehach Ali, to engage in a construction site under the PMGSY scheme at Anini, Arunachal Pradesh. They were assured of proper food and lodging at the construction site. But when the labourers reached the spot, the contractor allegedly ordered disruption of their communication with their families. He also allegedly started to torture them and forced them to work without proper food and lodging facilities.

These facts came to light when three labourers � Johny Bhuyan, Jasedul Ali and Babul Ali � managed to flee from Anini and arrived at Borgang on Friday. Some of the labourers have reportedly been affected by diseases.

The union today submitted a memorandum to the Sonitpur DC, seeking government intervention to rescue the labourers �held captive�.