Two surveyors kidnapped in Tripura

March 4th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin  

Agartala, Mar 4 (IANS) Separatist National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants kidnapped two surveyors of a public sector undertaking company in Tripura, police said here Tuesday. “The captives - Ketab Ali, 26 and Arup Das, 28 - were engaged by the National Projects Construction Company Ltd (NPCC) to carry out survey for erecting border fencing in interior parts of Gandacherra in Dhalai district,” said police spokesperson Nepal Das.

NPCC is a public sector undertaking of the union government. Both the hostages hail from Darrang district of Assam.

He said the NLFT ultras abducted them at gunpoint and took them to some remote area.

Senior police officials, along with reinforcement, have rushed to the spot and launched a massive combing operation to rescue the hostages.

Police suspect that the militants kidnapped the surveyors for ransom.

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