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Labourers From Jharkhand Stranded in Tajikistan Set to Return

Ranchi: Migrant labourers from Jharkhand, who had been stranded in Tajikistan for over two months, will return to their home state, an official said on Tuesday.

In the first phase, 22 of the 35 stranded labourers will return, while the rest will return after their tickets are booked, he said.
The labourers, while interacting with family members through social media, had alleged that a company engaging them in laying of power transmission lines, seized their passports and provided them with scant food and no money at all.

“Twenty-two of the 35 workers stuck in Tajikistan are returning to Jharkhand, while the remaining will return after getting their tickets,” the official of the state migrant cell said.

Later, chief minister retweeted a tweet from the state migrant cell that said the Indian Embassy in Tajikistan was contacted for their safe return. They had left for the central Asian nation on December 19 last year, after being promised handsome pay by agents of the firm operating in India, officials said. PTI

Source : Times of India