GUWAHATI: Two workers of ONGC had been rescued after an encounter close to the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland on Saturday, whereas a seek for the third personnel is underway, Assam police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta mentioned.
The three workers of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) had been kidnapped by suspected ULFA(I) militants from the Lakwa oilfield in Sivasagar district alongside Assam-Nagaland border on Wednesday.
“An encounter happened within the forest of Mon district in Nagaland close to the worldwide border. Two ONGC workers have been rescued from there. A search operation for the third worker is on,” Mahanta mentioned.
The operation was carried out by a joint group of Nagaland Police, the Indian Army and different paramilitary forces, who had been supported by intelligence inputs from Assam Police, he added.
The rescued individuals have been recognized as Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia. The safety forces are looking for Ritul Saikia, the Assam DGP mentioned.
“The operation started early in the morning and it is still going on. We will be able to tell more once we get details from the ground team,” he mentioned.
A senior police official straight concerned in your complete case mentioned the militants left one AK-series rifle and escaped from the scene after the encounter.
“It is clear that these were ULFA(I) militants. While fleeing from the scene, they could managed to take Ritul Saikia with them. The border is about six to seven km from the site and it is not easy to cross as it is surrounded by dense forest,” he added.
The safety forces are finishing up an intense search and rescue operation to search out out the third ONGC worker, the senior Assam Police official mentioned.