Senior Manipur government official kidnapped

Suspected Kuki militants have kidnapped a senior Manipur government officer, official sources said here today.

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 19:54 PM IST

Imphal: Suspected Kuki militants have
kidnapped a senior Manipur government officer, official
sources said here today.

Swami Kanta Singh, superintending engineer of public
health engineering department, was abducted at gunpoint from a
place near his house at Kwakeithel area here last evening.

The motive behind the kidnapping was not immediately
known but monetary demands could be the reason, sources said.

The department has appealed to the militants for safe
release of the official saying that he is an honest and
straightforward officer.

Official sources said whereabouts of Singh were still
unknown.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility
for the kidnap.

PTI