Police stormed the hideout of the Bru outfit United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) near Banglabasha hamlet in Assam's Hailakandi district and rescued the two executives of Anupam Bricks and Concrete Industries Limited (ABCIL), who were abducted on June 6, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana said.
Though Premlal Dhiman, one of the hostages was shot at in his abdomen by an armed militant before escaping, no one was injured in both the sides during the half-hour long exchange
of fire after which police team seized 30 rounds of AK-47 assault rifle ammunition and 44 rounds of 7.62 self-loading rifle ammunition.
Police also recovered five pairs of camouflage uniforms and a mobile battery charger in the farm hut where the militants were hiding, he said.
Dhiman was reportedly out of danger and another hostage Bajrang Lalbhurgi was in good health condition.
Lalzirliana said that the government would deal firmly with any outfit trying to disturb peace in the state and never concede to demands for ransom or engage in negotiations with
perpetrators of terror acts.
ABCIL project manager Premlal Dhiman (48) and commercial manager Bajrang Lalbhurgi were abducted by armed men suspected to be Bru militants from a place near Meidum village under
Bairabi Police Station in Mizoram-Tripura-Assam border Kolasib district on June 6 by ten masked men after attacking the camp and overpowering poorly-armed six security guards.
Later, the UDLA ultras, led by Doinoram Reang, contacted ABCIL executives and demanded Rs 5 crore ransom for the release of the two hostages.
Aizawl: The Mizoram Police Thursday rescued two abducted company executives from Assam's Hailakandi district.
First Published: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 14:54