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Indian Army-Assam Rifles rescue two abducted ONGC employees in Nagaland’s Mon Nagaland

Indian Army-Assam Rifles rescue two abducted ONGC employees in Nagaland’s Mon

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Apr 2021, 06:40 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: The Indian army and Assam Rifles have safely rescued two employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) who were abducted by suspected ULFA (I) militants.

A joint operation launched by the troops of Indian army and Assam Rifles rescued two ONGC employees in the general area of Mon district in Nagaland along Assam-Nagaland border on Friday night.

Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh PRO(Defence) Shillong said that, based on secret information, army and Assam Rifles troops had launched the operation at a remote area in Mon district last night and safely rescued two ONGC employees.

The security personnel had also recovered one AK-47 rifle from the area.

The rescued ONGC employees have been identified as Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi.

Three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) were abducted by suspected ULFA (I) militants in the early morning of Wednesday from a rig site in Lakuwa field of Assam’s Sivasagar district.

The abducted ONGC employees including two Junior Engineer Assistants (Production) and one Junior Technician (Production) were taken by a group of armed militants in an operational vehicle belonging to ONGC.

Later, the vehicle was found abandoned near the Nimonagarh jungles close to the Assam-Nagaland border.

The militants had abducted the three employees of ONGC from Romania working over RIG in the Lakuwa area.

The Shillong based Defence PRO further said that operations are going on to rescue the third ONGC employee from the clutch of militants.