Arunachal: Special operation to rescue the abducted employee

Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi on Friday ordered a joint operation by Army, Para-military forces and state police at Kharsang in Changlang district to trace an abducted employee of APMDTCL.

Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 19:05 PM IST

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister
Tako Dabi on Friday ordered a joint operation by Army,
Para-military forces and state police at Kharsang in Changlang
district to trace an abducted employee of Arunachal Pradesh
Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (APMDTCL).
A group of four heavily armed persons had kidnapped
Sanjay Kumar, `overman supervisor` of APMDTCL run coal mine
located at Kharsang on November 25 and took him away towards
Namchik, about 15-16 km off the coal field, by the company`s
vehicle.

Before abandoning the vehicle at Balithan Tinali, the
abductors reportedly damaged it and took Sanjay Kumar, a
native of Bihar, towards the thick forests.

Though security forces were clueless about the
whereabouts of the abducted officials and the group involved,
recent investigation revealed that Kumar was kidnapped by
Arunachal Naga Liberation Force (ANLF), a low profile rebel
group in the state.
"Security forces have launched the operation from this
morning after getting go-ahead signal. DIG (security) Robin
Hibu is presently camping in the district to supervise the
operation," Dabi told PTI.

Dabi said he has been given to understand that the
matter has been resolved between the kidnappers and company as
well as family members but Kumar is yet to be released causing
deep concern to the government as well as family members.

PTI