Assam: Tea garden employee abducted in Tinsukia

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GUWAHATI, June 11, 2018: On Sunday morning, private tea estate supervisor was abducted from Jagun in Tinsukia district by suspected Ulfa (I) rebels.

According to reports, Dinanath Upadhyaya, who was employed as a supervisor ( mohori) of a private tea garden owned by Radha Chetia at Phaneng, was abducted by a group of five men on motorcycles while he was on the way to the local Sunday market.

Sources said that Upadhyaya was recently served with an extortion note by Ulfa (I) for an undisclosed sum but he reportedly declined to pay.

It is suspected that the abduction was either carried out by Ulfa (I) alone or jointly by Ulfa (I) and the NSCN (K), also active in the area.

Security forces began a search operation along the Assam-Arunachal border to locate Upadhyaya.

Police arrested Ulfa (I) linkman Babu Basumatary alias Hemkanta in connection with the incident.

Source: The Telegraph

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