GUWAHATI: Four days after they have been kidnapped by Ulfa-I, two of the three ONGC staff have been rescued by safety forces after an encounter from Mon district of Nagaland, close to the India-Myanmar border, on Saturday, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta stated.
The rescued officers are Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia. The seek for the third, Ritul Saikia, is underway, authorities stated.
The rescue operation was collectively carried out by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Nagaland Police, with intelligence inputs from the Assam police. One AK-47 rifle was recovered from the location.
Assam DGP Mahanta stated the “encounter” had began early Saturday morning within the forests of Mon district, close to the worldwide border.
However, Ulfa (I) stated on Saturday it had launched the three ONGC staff and left them “in the safe custody of the villagers of Tokok Singkhu in good health” fearing hurt to their lives within the crossfire throughout the firefight with the Army, Assam Rifles and Nagaland Armed Police in Mon district.
Ulfa-I publicity wing member Rumul Asom issued an announcement asking why the safety forces had stated that solely two, Mohini Mohan Gogoi and Alakesh Saikia, and never all three abductees, had been rescued. “We fear that the third person (Ritul Saikia) might have been killed in firing by security forces or he might have been kept in hiding by the security forces with an ulterior motive,” Asom acknowledged.
Mohini Mohan Gogoi, Ritul Saikia and Alakesh Saikia have been kidnapped within the early hours of Wednesday by suspected Ulfa(I) cadres from the corporate’s rig web site at Lakwa, in Sivasagar district.
GP Singh, particular DGP (regulation and order), who’s monitoring the probe in addition to search operations, tweeted on Saturday, “When every available hand of @assampolice should be at beck & call of people of Assam to mitigate the hardships of 2nd wave of pandemic, misadventures of Ulfa has kept a large chunk of cops away from service to people of Assam. Abominable (sic).”
Sivasagar SP Amitava Sinha stated 14 individuals had been arrested from a number of places in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts for alleged hyperlinks to the kidnapping carried out by the proscribed outfit.
An Assam police assertion on Friday night had stated Ulfa-I used to be liable for the kidnapping.