FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Shillong, Nov 2: Ten traders from Assam who were abducted by suspected militants were released unharmed on Wednesday.
The ten were released early morning in a forested area near Gasuapara, South Garo Hills district.
According to police, the traders were released after sustained pressure from security forces.
It may be mentioned that on October 28 the 10 were kidpped at gun-point when they were travelling to a weekly market in Meghalaya's Bilko near the India-Bangladesh border from Assam's Mancachar. However, the police are yet to zero in on the outfit involved in the abduction.
This was the second major incident of abduction of traders in the district in recent times. Eight other Assam traders were kidpped by the militants of Garo tiol Liberation Army (GNLA) on September 29. A week later, all of them were released following payment of ransom.