Apurba Kakoty, manager of a stone crushing unit at Jagun in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, who was kidnapped by a group of ULFA (I) cadres on November 19 has been released on Tuesday.
This was confirmed by Kakoty himself who rang up a relative to inform that he had been released sometime ago near Lankabasti in Nampong circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
From Nampong, the distance to Lankabasti is around 9 kms.
Sources said that the ULFA (I) demanded a ransom of Rs 1.5 crore for his safe release.
Apurba was working as a manager at Stone crushing unit of Bijay Bora at Jagun 9 mile area of Tinsukia district.
On the other hand, kidnapped Timon Habi tea estate manager Numal Boruah, 22, remained untraced till today.
Unidentified gunmen abducted Boruah, from his bungalow under Borhat police station in Upper Assam’s Charaideo district.
The police suspect the role of ULFA (Independent) in the kidnapping, the third within a fortnight in Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.