Manipur govt official kidnapped by militants

A govt official was kidnapped by militants from his home in Imphal West district.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2010, 12:35 PM IST

Imphal: A Manipur government official was kidnapped by militants from his home in Imphal West district, official sources said on Monday.

The 50-year-old assistant engineer of the public works department N. Bimol was kidnapped at gunpoint from his residence at Elangbam Leikai area near here on Sunday.
The motive could be extortion, the sources said.
Militants had kidnapped five officials of state public health and engineering department on November 27 from Mayangkhong village in Senapati district for ransom who were freed only two days ago following pressure from civil organisations.

PTI