Army rescues 2 abducted ONGC staff, ops on to rescue third

The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles troops has rescued Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) two abductees from the outlawed group, United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) in Assam on Friday late night.

“Operations are still in progress,” said Indian Army. The banned group ULFA-I has still one ONGC employee in their clutches. Three employees of the ONGC were on April 21 kidnapped by suspected ULFA-I militants from its Lakwa oilfield in Assam’s Sivasagar district along the Assam-Nagaland border.

The employees were kidnapped in a company-owned vehicle from the state-run firm’s Lakwa field in Sivasagar, where the exploration company has been operating for nearly six decades.

The three kidnapped employees are Mohini Mohan Gogoi (35), Ritul Saikia (33), both junior technicians (Production) and Alakesh Saikia (28), a Junior Engineering Assistant (Production).

The two rescued abductees are Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi. “One AK 47 has also been recovered,” Indian Army said.

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