Former Arunachal chief minister’s son kidnapped

June 19th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Itanagar, June 19 (IANS) The youngest son of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang was kidnapped from the heart of state capital Itanagar, officials said Thursday. A police spokesman said Getam Apang was kidnapped from near his home Wednesday night. “His car was recovered on the outskirts of Itanagar. Apparently the family members received a phone call from the abductors although we are yet to get details of the phone conversation,” a police official said.

Police have begun a hunt to rescue Getam although no clues were found as to who the abductors were. “Investigations are on and we have contacted our counterparts in Assam as well to see if they have any information,” the official said.

There are no local militant groups in Arunachal Pradesh. The police suspect the abductors could be political rivals of Gegong Apang or militants from Assam who had kidnapped Getam for ransom.

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