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Abducted businessman rescued from Changlang district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

ITAGAR, May 15: Security forces in Aruchal Pradesh have rescued an abducted businessman from a jungle near Old Champu Village under Bordumsa police station in Changlang district of Aruchal Pradesh in the intervening night of May 12-13 last.

Rohtash Sharma of Goju Tea Garden was abducted at gun-point by two motorcycle borne unidentified persons on May 10 at around 8.20 pm.

Since the family members requested the police not to alert the media fearing harm to the abducted person, the matter was kept confidential, while the search and rescue continued, an official report said here today.

Immediately after getting the information, the government activated its police machinery and started acting on the information received.

Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, Deputy Chief Minister (Home) Kameng Dolo, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Pakg Bage, aided by the Chief Secretary, DG and IG were constantly monitoring the situation while the search operations were going on.

In addition to its own forces, the government also mobilised the 7th Madras Regiment, the Assam Rifles and also the CRPF and the IRBN, the report said.

All exit routes were sealed and sources were engaged to gather information on the probable location of the trio. All the police stations in the area, including those at Mahadevpur, Kharsang, Miao and Diyun and also in neighboring Assam were alerted.

DIG (E) Apur Bitin and SP Changlang Amit Sharma after visiting the place of abduction led the investigation on the ground.

While the combing operations continued on May 11 and 12 last, a breakthrough was made on the basis of sustained questioning, taking the confidence of the local public and engaging various sources.

On receipt of the new specific information, the security personnel launched a massive operation in Old Champu area and rescued Sharma from the jungle near Old Champu, where the abductors had left him and fled.

Meanwhile Pul has praised the quick response and the efforts put in by the security forces including state police involved in the operation.

The chief minister also appreciated the role of the public in quickly sharing information with the security forces.

Sharma was taken to PHC Kharsang for medical check up and later re-united with his family members, the report added.

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