42 Indian workers return from Myanmar following political unrest

All the returnees are workers of IMT Expressway Co Ltd engaged in construction work of Yagyi-Kalewa section (Milepost 40/0 to Milepost 115/5) in Myanmar.


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Following the recent political unrest and incidents of violence after the February 1 military coup in Myanmar, 42 Indians who were engaged in construction work in that country have returned to India and reached the border town of Moreh on Thursday.

All of them are workers of IMT Expressway Co Ltd engaged in construction work of Yagyi - Kalewa section (Milepost 40/0 to Milepost 115/5) in Myanmar.

Superintendent, LCS SK Gangte; inspector, LCS Kenedy; and senior officer, Immigration department Anand along with SIs Rajiv and Tiken verified the documents of the 42 Indian workers at ICP Moreh.

A medical team from Moreh Hospital led by Dr Khwairakpam Pritam and Dr Isak Ali conducted COVID-19 tests of the 42 Indian workers, and one out of the 42 workers tested positive for the virus.

It may be mentioned that the construction workers have returned to India since the atmosphere was not conducive for execution of work anymore due to the political unrest and incidents of violence following the February 1 military coup in Myanmar.

A labourer engaged in the project was attacked with a knife by unidentified persons on July 17. He succumbed to his injuries. Another labourer engaged in the same project was allegedly arrested by unidentified armed personnel in a case of mistaken identity. He has reportedly failed to return till date.

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First Published:Aug. 5, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

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