Assam: Abducted ONGC employees untraceable, Nine persons detained
Sivasagar police on April 22 picked up nine persons for questioning in connection with the abduction of three Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) employees from an Oil rig in Lukuwa in Sivasagar district of upper Assam on Wednesday.
Police said they have picked up Mintu Phukan, Kiran Phukan, Prachan Dutta, Rajen Chetia, Bonki Borgohain, Pulin Borgohain, Jiten Gogoi, Srimanta Likchan and Biman Likchan.
After the instructions from Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to trace out the abducted trio, Assam police had stepped up its operations against the outfit and its sympathisers in the sensitive areas of Sivasagar and adjoining Charaideo districts.
“We have launched an operation but could not trace the abducted employees of ONGC. We are trying our best to find the whereabouts of the employees,” said a police officer.
Additional DGP (Law and Order) is monitoring the situation on the ground as well as coordinating the CI operations with the security forces.
Sources informed that members of families of active Ulfa Independent cadres in Sivasagar and Charaideo districts have been picked up for questioning on Wednesday by the police from their respective police station areas.
“It was a handy work of Ulfa (I) but till now the rebel outfit has not claimed the responsibility after 24-hours of abduction,” said a police source.
A case has been registered under section 120 (B) 121/121 (A)/387/511/34 IPC in Sivasagar police station.
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