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Barpeta police seize 9 vehicles carrying 29 labourers

Barpeta police seize 9 vehicles carrying 29 labourers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2020 9:02 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Barpeta police seized 9 four-wheeler vehicles and arrested 29 labourers on Wednesday night at Bajali.

The labourers were released on bail and later arrangements were made to send them for 14 days quarantine.

The drivers of the seized vehicles were sent to judicial custody.

The country has witnessed mass exodus of migrants from several states.

More than 50 people from Assam which include social activists, writers, filmmakers, journalists, physicians and members of civil society have written to President, Chief Justice of India, Prime Minister and chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to draw their attention to plight of migrants during the lockdown.

“Sir, we the following citizens of Assam, would like to bring to your notice that due to lack of proper planning by Govt of India before enforcing on March 25, a 21-day lock down to contain coronavirus, thousands of stranded migrant workers, especially in metro cities, had to come back to their native places by road along with families including women, children and differently-abled persons,” according to the statement.

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