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Assam: Kidnapped forest officials remain untraced

Assam government claimed that Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT) was behind the abduction of two forest officers who remained untraced.



Diphu: Assam government today
claimed that Karbi Peoples Liberation Tiger (KPLT) was behind
the abduction of two forest officers who remained untraced for
the third day on Minday.

"We have definite information about their involvement` in
abduction of Chief Conservator of Forest Abhijit Rabha and
Range Officer Ranjan Barua, Assam Forest Minister Rockybul
Hussain said in Guwahati adding all efforts are being made to
rescue the two officers.

KPLT had yesterday denied its involvement in the
kidnapping.

Meanwhile, Rabha`s mother Dipali and Barua`s wife
Herumai have appealed to the abductors to release the two men
on humanitarian grounds.

The abductors had reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs
one crore.

Karbi Anglong Autonmous Council (KAAC) and district
authorities have launched all out efforts to ensure the
release of the two officers, official sources here said.

The two officers were kidnapped on March 3 when they
were returning from Sighasan Hills where they had gone with a
60-member delegation, including some Japanese botanists to
conduct a forest department survey.

The two were accompanied by 30 delegates at the time
and were stopped at Baklog by six armed militants, who
abducted them.

The delegates returned safely, while the other batch of
delegates had returned earlier on February 29.

PTI

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