A total of 14 people have been detained by Sivasagar Police in connection with the kidnapping of 3 ONGC employees.
While 9 people were detained by Sivasagar Police from various places of the district for questioning since Wednesday evening, the police at Nitaipukhuri outpost detained two persons on Thursday.
The two persons, detained by Nitaipukhuri police, have been identified as Bangshi Borgohain and Pulin Borgohain.
Besides, the police have kept ONGC’s 3 security personnel, engaged in the security of RIG at Lakwa and the driver of the ambulance, involved in the kidnapping, in their custody.
Assam Police has become alert after the kidnapping of the ONGC employees.
A high-level team of Assam Police, led by ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh, on Thursday inspected the spot of the incident and took stock of the situation.
The 3 ONGC employees, who were kidnapped by armed miscreants at 1:30 am on Wednesday, have been identified as 32-year-old Mohini Mohan Gogoi from Sivasagar district, 38-year-old Ritul Saikia and 28-year-old Alakesh Saikia from Jorhat district.
Mohini Mohan and Alakesh are junior technicians while Ritul is a junior engineering assistant. The trio works in the production department of ONGC and stay at the ONGC Colony of Sivasagar.
The Sivasagar Police continues investigation into the incident by registering a case at the Sivasagar Police Station.
In connection with the case (No 891/2021) registered at Sivasagar Police Station, the police have detained Prasanta Dutta, Bangshi Borgohain, Pulin Borgohain, Jiten Gogoi, Bimal Liksan, Mintu Phukan and Kiran Phukan under 120B/121/121A/387/511/34 of IPC.
The Sivasagar Police have so far detained a total of 14 people in connection with the kidnapping incident. According to reports, 9 of them have been released by the police.
Assam Police has claimed involvement of ULFA(I) in the kidnapping.
However, ULFA(I) is yet to take responsibility of the kidnapping.
Recently, the militant outfit kidnapped two Quippo officials, but it released them safely coming under pressure from all sections of the people and organisations.