Assam: Oil company Quippo employees’ lives at stake as deadline ends, family in distress


GUWAHATI: The deadline set by ULFA-I for the two Quippo employees Pranav Kumar Gogoi and Ram Kumar of Bihar will expire today. ULFA-I in a statement on January 27 said that the death penalty would be executed if Quippo fails to pay the demanded amount of money by February 16.

A state of gloom has descended at the residence of Pranav Kumar Gogoi in the Sivasagar district of Assam. Pranav Kumar Gogoi’s parents and children are in fear. The family has begged for the immediate release of their son and Ram Kumar.


“We have no information of my husband. We talked with Quippo authorities and I don’t know what they are doing. We request the ULFA-I chief to release my husband as soon as possible. We are helpless and are in no condition to release my husband. Quippo has not provided us any information and I don’t think they have done anything otherwise my husband would be at home now,” said Pranab Gogoi’s wife.

“We don’t know how our son is. Today is 16th, we were expecting his return. We don’t even know anything about where and how he is. I request ULFA-I chief Paresh Baruah to release our son as soon as possible,” said Pranab Gogoi’s mother.

It is to be mentioned that the family members of Pranav Gogoi and Ram Kumar also met the elder brother of Paresh Baruah, the commander ULFA-I, requesting him to somehow contact Baruah to immediately release the two.

The duo was kidnapped by armed militants on 21 December from a drilling location in Diyun that falls under Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.