The ULFA-Independent has released videos of the two abducted employees of the private oil company – Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited, who were kidnaped from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on December 20 last year. 

The videos are being sent from an undisclosed location inside Myanmar. 

The two abducted persons – radio operator Ram Kumar (35) and drilling superintendent Pranab Kumar Gogoi (51) are being held captive by the ULFA-Independent and NSCN for nearly a month now. 

In the two videos released by the ULFA-Independent, the two abducted oil employees are being seen pleading their respective State Governments for making arrangements for their safe return home. 

Ram Kumar, who hails from Bihar urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to raise the matter with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and ensure his safe return. 

“I would like to request CM Nitish Kumar to speak with Assam Chief Minister for my safe return,” Ram Kumar said in his video message.  

On the other hand, Pranab Kumar Gogoi, who hails from Assam said: “Being an Assamese himself Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal should make arrangements for my safe return home.” 

The outfit reportedly demanded ? 20 crore from the oil firm. 

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Laxman Sharma

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