By A O News Service
ITANAGAR, Jan 20: Kidnapped drilling superintendent PK Gogoi and radio operator Ram Kumar of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Pvt Ltd employees have appealed to their respective state Chief Ministers Sarbananada Sonowal and Nitish Kumar to take steps for their safe release from the custody of ULFA(I) and Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM).
Gogoi, a resident of Sivasagar district of Assam and Kumar from Bihar, were abducted by a group of unidentified miscreants from Kumchaikha hydrocarbon drilling site in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh on December 20 last.
They said that their company has not taken any step even after over one month of their kidnapping in the video, released on Wednesday by United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) which became viral in social media.
Around 10 armed miscreants had abducted and walked away around 6.30 pm on the fateful evening from Diyun area along Indo-Myanmar border, according to official report. The ULFA (I) and factions of the NSCN have a presence in the area. The company reportedly had received ransom demand over telephone earlier and the incident was believed to be the outcome of an unfulfilled extortion demand.
Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh, surrounded by Assam, Nagaland and Myanmar are violence-prone and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force.
It may be recalled that six hardcorce National Socialist Council of Nagaland of Isak-Muivah faction (NSCN-IM) militants were gunned down in a fierce joint encounter by the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and state police near Nginu village in Longding on July 11 last year.