BJP leader's son abducted by suspected ULFA militants, Rs 1cr ransom demanded

BJP leader Ratnaswer Moran's son has been kidnapped allegedly by suspected ULFA-I militants in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Updated: Aug 22, 2016, 18:24 PM IST
BJP leader's son abducted by suspected ULFA militants, Rs 1cr ransom demanded

Itanagar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ratnaswer Moran's son has been kidnapped allegedly by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam -Independent militants in Arunachal Pradesh, media report said. 

Kuldeep Moran, son of Tinsukia district panchayat vice-president Ratneshwar Moran, was abducted by suspected ULFA militants from Nampong area of Arunachal Pradesh on August 1. 

Shockingly, in its first any instance, the banned outfit today released a video where the abducted minister's son is seen appealing for his release. 

"I have been abducted by ULFA-I and they are taking me to different places blindfolded," said the youth who is seen kneeling down in the video. "I have become very weak and my health has also deteriorated. I am afraid I might die in cross-firing."

A day after Kuldeep was abducted, his father received a call from an unknown person, claiming to be the abductor as he demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore in exchange of his son's release. 

Meanwhile, ULFA general secretary has denied that the banned outfit is involved in the abduction. "I doubt if ULFA is behind the abduction of BJP leader's son," he told News18.