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Two kidnapped train drivers rescued in Sonitpur

Last Updated: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 00:03

Tezpur: Two train drivers of North-East
Frontier Railway, kidnapped by militants of NDFB (anti-talk
faction) a month ago, were rescued by police on Friday from north
Assam`s Sonitpur district.

The two drivers were rescued from a remote place five km
away from Hugrajuli under Dhekiajuli police station,
Additional Superintendent of Police P K Nath, who led the
rescue operation, said.
The two were in good health and they claimed their
kidnappers did not torture them, Nath said.

The clue to the location of the place where the two were
kept in hiding was provided by a National Democratic Front of
Bodoland (NDFB) militant Gendha Basumatary alias Brisat
Basumatary, who was nabbed by army intelligence and handed
over to the police today.

The two drivers, Ajit Chiring Phukan and Nirmal Chandra
Buragohain, were abducted near Bhalukpung in the district
bordering Arunachal Pradesh on August 29.
A group of armed NDFB militants had stopped the
Bhalukpung Passenger at a place between Gamani and Bhalukpung
railway stations and taken them away.

Two other railway employees -- a guard and a clerk --
taken away with the train drivers to a nearby jungle, were,
however, later let off.


First Published: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 00:03
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