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Kohima, April 15 (EMN): The Kohima police has rescued at least 57 daily wage earners who were trying to leave Kohima with some of their belongings after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3.
The additional superintendent of police and public relations officer (PRO), Talisunep Imchen, told Eastern Mirror that police personnel on duty were alerted at around 8:30 pm on Tuesday about some people trying to flee Kohima with their luggage over uncertainty following the extension of lockdown.
Imchem confirmed that 43 persons were rescued by the police from Kezekie, High School and Hospital colony in Kohima; and some were caught stopping transport trucks. He added that another group of people (14 persons) were rescued from Zubza area under Kohima district on the morning of April 15.
The official informed that the rescued people were from Karbi and Kachari communities, who are residing in Kohima but originally from Assam. He added that they had to leave Kohima there was no work available due to lockdown.
Imchen further maintained that the rescued persons were taken to North police station before informing the district administration. They were given essential commodities and sent back to their homes in Kohima.