Outfit claims responsibility for motormen kidnap

United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak Valley in Assam has claimed responsibility for the abduction of two motormen near Bairabi rail station.

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2011, 15:54 PM IST

Aizawl: United Democratic Liberation Front
of Barak Valley in Assam has claimed responsibility for the
abduction of two motormen near Bairabi rail station on October
20, police said here on Friday.
The outfit`s general secretary reportedly said that
they did not target Mizoram, but the kidnapping was undertaken
to show the "apathy of the Assam government" towards Bru
community living in Assam.

"This is to apprise the Centre of the neglect of Bru
community by the Assam state government and we are willing to
hold talks with the Centre after which the motorman would be
released," the UDLF general secretary was quoted as saying.
Two motormen were abducted inside Assam while the train
was approaching Bairabi on October 20 night.

While one of them, TK Bhattacherjee, remained in
captivity since then, another motorman was able to escape from
the clutches of the abductors.

PTI