In a major turn of events, two of the three abducted employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) have been rescued by the Indian Army and Assam Rifles.
The rescue was done in the Mon District of Nagaland. The two rescued abductees are:
• Alakesh Saikia and
• Mohini Mohan Gogoi.
As per information, one AK 47 was also recovered from the rescue site.
ONGC abduction case –
In an operation last night, @adgpi Army along with @official_dgar troops rescued two abductees in general area of Mon in Nagaland.
Operations still in progress.
rescued abductees are Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi. One AK 47 has also been recovered pic.twitter.com/9gn3c8Y8hk
— Hemanta Kumar Nath (@hemantakrnath) April 24, 2021
The joint operation by the Indian Army and Assam Rifles began late Friday night.
Earlier on Friday evening, Assam Police arrested 14 linkmen and sympathizers of the United Liberation Front of Asom- Independent (ULFA-I) in connection with the abduction of the three ONGC employees.
Update regarding kidnapping of 3 ONGC Employees by ULFA(I).
We have arrested 14 linkmen & sympathizers of ULFA(I) who were helping the banned outfit directly or indirectly.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) April 23, 2021
The three ONGC employees were abducted at the early hours of April 21 (Wednesday) from a worksite in Charaideo district of Assam.