At least 51 persons were recovered by the Bongaigaon Police on Saturday from a container truck who allegedly had sneaked into Assam without any medical checkup or screening at the border.
As per information available, the 51 persons belong to various districts of Assam were heading back home from West Bengal in a truck bearing registration UP21CN0259 and it somehow sneaked into Assam without informing the authorities about the people it was carrying.
The Bongaigaon Police based on suspicion intercepted the truck and recovered all the people have detained them and further steps regarding their quarantine are being taken.
It has been made mandatory to inform the authority if a person is entering Assam through the borders and he or she much go through a compulsory screening but these persons allegedly did not inform the authorities about their travel as well as did not go through screening before entering Assam.
Input by Prasanta Ray