Aizawl: The abduction of 11 non-tribals from Mamit district on the Mizoram-Bangladesh border by suspected NLFT and Bru militants was the seventh kidnapping incident in the area by the outfits, police said on Tuesday.
The kidnappers have also demanded Rs 30 lakh ransom for the release of the 11 abducted manual labourers.
Mamit district Superintendent of Police C Lalnunmawia had said that the abductors, suspected to be inside Bangladesh jungles, telephoned the relatives of the hostages at Patharkandi in Karimganj district of Assam that they should pay Rs 30 lakh for the release of the 11 people.
Meanwhile, Young Mizo Association (YMA), the apex body of the Mizos today slammed the Border Security Force personnel deployed along the Mizoram-Bangladesh border for "failing to protect" the people in the border areas.
Vanlalruata, general secretary of the central committee of the YMA, said that there had been a plethora of abductions for ransom in the area and the BSF personnel were neither able to prevent abductions nor rescue the victims.
The YMA also accused the central para-military forces deployed in the state of not being able to prevent illegal influx from the neighbouring countries.
The 11 manual labourers were abducted by suspected NLFT and Bru militants combine from a place near Rajiv Nagar village in Mamit district on Friday night.
Twelve militants, ten of them armed and wearing camouflages, had abducted a total of 15 people.
The abducted persons were manual workers engaged in the construction of RMSA school building at West Phulpui village.
Four people belonging to Chakma community were later released by the kidnappers .