Rs 5-cr ransom demand on two executives

Press Trust of India Aizawl | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

Suspected Bru militants who abducted two executives of an Assam-based company last Monday have reportedly demanded Rs 5 crore as ransom for their release, a senior police official said today.

The official told PTI that though Mizoram police did not officially receive any report from the company Anupam Bricks and Concrete Industries Ltd (ABCI), there were reports that the abductors contacted the company bosses through cell phone of one of the captives from their place of hiding and demanded Rs 5 crore for their release.

“We received reports that the company and the abductors were engaged in negotiation for the release of the two executives,” the official, not wishing to be named, said, adding that the State police was not yet involved in the negotiations.

Meanwhile, combing operation launched by the State police continued on the areas bordering with neighbouring Assam and Tripura as the abductors were likely to have crossed the inter-State borders and hiding in Assam or Tripura, police said.

ABCIL Project Manager Premlal Dhiman (48) and Commercial Manager Bajrang Lalbhurgi were abducted by armed people, suspected to be Bru militants, from a place near Meidum village under Bairabi police station area in Kolasib district located on Mizoram-Tripura-Assam border on June 6.

Published on June 09, 2011
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