Security forces have reportedly rescued two kidnapped ONGC technical staffers from the clutches of Assam’s proscribed rebel outfit ULFA (I).
As per reports, the Assam Rifles and police in a joint operation rescued the two ONGC employees from Nagaland’s Mon district late at night on Friday.
“Operations are still underway to rescue another ONGC employee,” said an Indian Army official.
The suspected ULFA (I) militants had on April 21 kidnapped the three ONGC employees from its Lakwa oilfield in Assam’s Sivasagar district along the Assam-Nagaland border.
The employees were kidnapped in a company-owned vehicle from the state-run firm’s Lakwa field in Sivasagar, where the exploration company has been operating for nearly six decades.
The three kidnapped employees are Mohini Mohan Gogoi, 35, Ritul Saikia, 33, both junior technicians (Production) and Alakesh Saikia, 28, a Junior Engineering Assistant (Production).
The two rescued abductees are Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi. “One AK 47 has also been recovered,” Indian Army said.