The Indian Army and Assam Rifles troops have rescued two ONGC employees who had been kidnapped by the outlawed group, United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) in Assam on Friday.
"Operations are still in progress," stated the Indian Army.
As per details, Mohini Moham Gogoi (35), Ritul Saikia (33) who worked as junior technicians and Alakesh Saikia (28), a junior Engineering Assistant, were kidnapped on April 21 from Lakwa oil field in Assam's Sivasagar district, near the Assam-Nagaland border, by alleged ULFA-I militants. Employees were kidnapped in the company's own vehicle from the state-run firm's Lakwa field in Sivasagar
Alakesh Saikia and Mohan Gogoi were rescued. "One AK-47 has also been recovered," the Indian Army said.
After the incident, the Assam government ordered district police authorities to beef up security at OIL and ONGC infrastructures in eastern Assam. The state government has directed all police officers from eastern and north-eastern Assam districts to provide security at ONGC, primarily in interior areas.
Local police had arrested 14 United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent linkmen and sympathizers who were either directly or indirectly assisting the outlawed outfit. Police, army, and para-military bases located in the regions were alerted to find the captives.