GUWAHATI: Two of the three Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) employees who were abducted by the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Wednesday have been rescued in an operation by the Indian Army and Assam Rifles in the Mon district of Nagaland.
The joint operation began last night and two abducted identified as Alakesh Saikia and Mohinimohan Gogoi were rescued by the team. Also, one AK 47 rifle was recovered from the site.
On Friday evening, Assam Police arrested 14 alleged linkmen and sympathisers of United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent in connection with the abduction of 3 employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) from a rig site at Lakwa in Sivasagar district.
The operation is still underway and the team is looking for Ritul Saikia.
Update regarding kidnapping of 3 ONGC Employees by ULFA(I).
We have arrested 14 linkmen & sympathizers of ULFA(I) who were helping the banned outfit directly or indirectly.
— Assam Police (@assampolice) April 23, 2021
It is to be mentioned that on April 21 midnight, a group of 5 suspected ULFA (I) militants abducted three ONGC employees— Mohini Mohan Gogoi, Ritul Saikia and Alakesh Saikia from a work over rig site (ROM-100 III) of ONGC.