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Seven abducted from power plant in Assam

A group of heavily armed KPLT ultras stormed the project site, about 34 km from here, under Manja police station, and took hostage 11 labourers, engaged by P Das and Company.



Diphu (Assam): Seven labourers of a private construction company, executing the 8 MW Longlit hydro-power project, were abducted on Sunday by suspected Karbi Peoples` Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants in Karbi Anglong district, police said.

A group of heavily armed KPLT ultras stormed the project site, about 34 km from here, under Manja police station, and took hostage 11 labourers, engaged by P Das and Company.

The militants released four of the labourers after they identified themselves as Karbis and took away the remaining labourers.

Senior police officials have rushed to the spot. A massive search operation have been launched to rescue the abducted labourers.

Work on the Longlit hydro-power project was started in 2006 and was expected to be completed by 2010 but it has been delayed due to militant threats, sources said.

PTI

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