BORDUMSA: Sensation grips the Innao area under Diyun Police Station in Changlang District of Eastern Arunachal following the abduction of two personnel employed by an oil firm from a drilling site here on Monday evening.
The abducted persons have been identified as radio operator Ram Kumar (35 years) and drilling superintendent Pranab Kumar Gogoi (51 years).
Sources informed that the incident happened at around 6 pm on Monday. The two personnel were engaged by M/s Quippo Oil & Gas Infrastructure Limited operating under OIL(Oil India Limited).
According to an eye witness, a group of about 10 to15 persons equipped with lethal weapons picked up the employees and headed on foot towards Balipather Village in the direction of Diyun town. The unidentified group wanted to know the whereabouts of another employee of the firm, Keshab Gogoi who has been on leave since last Friday. It has also been learnt that some people were communicating with Keshab Gogoi regarding a hefty amount demanded by a suspected millitant group.
"Several Chakma youths of the area belonging to various anti-social groups were arrested earlier involved in the extortion and kidnapping cases," said a Police source at Diyun, adding, "We are investigating the case."
An official of the nearby Army camp added, "We are connecting all the dots to ascertain the exact motive and nature of the act. We are heading towards the site now."
In 2019 also, an oil employee was kidnapped by some miscreants just three days ahead of Assembly polls. The person was abducted from the Manabum Oil plant near here.
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