NLFT to release two of three captives: Police

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 16:11

Aizawl: Militant outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) today agreed to release two of the three persons abducted on November 23, a senior police official said here.

NLFT agreed to release the two Mizos abducted jointly by the outfit and Bru National Development Front of Mizoram (BNDFM) on November 23 last from the abandoned Chikha Anti Poaching Camp inside the Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mamit district, SP (Special Branch) H Ramthlengliana said.

While the abductors agreed to release Sanglianthanga and Lalzawmliana, they were yet to make a decision on the non-tribal captive, an employee of a private telecom company Deep Mondal of West Bengal, the SP said.
It would take about two days to get the two Mizos freed in Mammit district as they were believed to have kept deep inside a jungle in a neighbouring country, official sources said.

The abductors were demanding a huge sum of money as ransom from the telecom company for the release of its employee and also urged the families of the two abducted Mizos over phone to put pressure on the company management and also the state government to pay the ransom, the sources said.
Some members of the Mizo Students Federation (MSF), which formed a `voluntary search party`, left Aizawl for Mamit district this morning.

MSF leaders said that search would continue till Deep Mondal was released unconditionally by the kidnappers. 

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 16:11

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