The Assam government has asked the police administration to intensify the security arrangements at OIL and ONGC infrastructures in eastern Assam.

The Assam government’s order comes three days after the kidnapping of three technical staffers of ONGC by suspected ULFA-I militants.

The state government has asked all the SPs of eastern and northeastern Assam districts to review and to step up the security arrangements of OIL and ONGC infrastructures under their jurisdictions, especially those located in interior areas.

He said that the police have arrested 14 linkmen and sympathizers of the ULFA (I) who were helping the banned outfit directly or indirectly.

ADGP (L&O) G.P. Singh has been camping at Lakuwa in Sivasagar district since Wednesday to supervise the operation to trace the kidnapped ONGC staffers.

Police said the kidnapped officials have been taken towards Nagaland.

“Besides the senior officers of Nagaland Police, all army and para-military bases located in the area have been alerted to find out the captives,” said a police official.

The three kidnapped employees are Mohini Mohan Gogoi, 35, and Ritul Saikia,33, both junior technicians (Production), and Alakesh Saikia, 28, a Junior Engineering Assistant (Production).

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