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    Army hands over Pranab Kumar Gogoi to Arunachal Police; No Update on Ram Kumar yet

    While Gogoi hails from Sivasagar district in the state, Ram Kumar hails from Bihar

    GUWAHATI: A border patrol of Assam Rifles in south Arunachal Pradesh intercepted Pranab Kumar Gogoi, a drilling superintendent of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited, near the Indo-Myanmar border in Changlang district on Saturday.

    On Saturday, though there were reports that the banned outfit of United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has released the two abducted employees of the oil company, the whereabouts of the other abducted employee Ram Kumar, a radio operator was yet to be known.

    The Army said, “A border patrol of Assam Rifles in south Arunachal Pradesh intercepted an individual crossing the India Myanmar Border in Changlang district, during border domination operations on April 3. The individual was identified as Pranab Kumar Gogoi who was earlier kidnapped from Inau, Arunachal Pradesh on December 21 by ULFA (I). The individual has been handed over to Arunachal Pradesh Police at Longvi, Arunachal Pradesh.”

    While Gogoi hails from Sivasagar district in the state, Ram Kumar hails from Bihar.

    Earlier, reacting to public appeal, ULFA (I) had announced that both the captive persons would be released.

    Gogoi after returning to Arunachal Pradesh informed police that though both the employees were abducted together, they were separated almost a month back and he was unaware of Ram Kumar’s whereabouts.

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