Mizoram: Two BRO workers abducted by Bangla militants freed

Abductors issued a ransom demand of Rs 5 lakhs, ten women's watches and two mobile handsets.

Written by Adam Halliday | Aizawl | Updated: February 10, 2015 1:18:41 am

Two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) workers abducted from Mizoram by Bangladesh-based militants have been released, police have said.

Overseer Hukum Singh from Haryana and driver Thangchhuaha, both employees of the 115 RCC of the BRO’s road maintenance battalion, were abducted by suspected National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) militants on the morning of February 2 as they were travelling on a remote stretch between Tuipuibari and Chikha in western Mamit district, which borders both Bangladesh and Tripura.

The militants slipped into the eastern jungles of Bangladesh immediately afterwards and remained silent for several days until they issued a ransom demand on Saturday. These included Rs 5 lakhs, ten women’s watches and two mobile handsets, investigators said.

Thangchhuaha, the driver, was released on Sunday afternoon and was brought to Aizawl on Monday.

Hukum Singh was released on Monday afternoon and was in the custody of BSF and Mizoram Police’s 5th IR battalion at Amchurimukh by around 4 pm.

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