TANGLA: Sensation prevailed in Udalguri district following a failed kidnapping attempt of a businessman at Paneri in Udalguri district on Saturday evening. Reportedly, a group of six armed miscreants, suspected to be members of insurgent outfit All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA), attempted to kidnap a local businessman identified as Nand Kishore Shah but following hue and cry of the victim, local people gathered and the bid was foiled. The miscreants fled from the spot. The incident took place at around 8:45 pm.
“After rescuing Shah, we chased the kidnappers but they blank fired and vanished in the darkness. While chasing them, they also lobbed a grenade which fortunately did not blast,” a local said. Meanwhile, Paneri Police apprehended one Leban Topno in this regard who is said to be pro-talk member of AANLA.
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