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    Arunachal: 2 OIL employees abducted from site in Changlang

    Around 15 armed miscreants abducted the two persons from the drilling site. The incident took place around 6:30 in the evening.

    Guwahati: In a sensational incident, 2 employees of a private oil drilling company were abducted by a group of unidentified miscreants in Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh on Monday evening.

    The abducted employees have been identified as drilling superintendent PK Gogoi (51), a resident of Sivasagar district and radio operator Ram Kumar (35) from Bihar.

    According to officials, around 15 armed miscreants abducted the 2 OIL employees from the drilling site. The incident took place around 6:30 in the evening.

    The duo worked for Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited, which operates oil and gas drilling site in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

    According to reports, the miscreants had come looking for another employee of the company. But since he was on leave, they took away Gogoi and Kumar. The incident is believed to be the outcome of an unfulfilled extortion demand.

    So far, there is no confirmation on which group or militant outfit have carried out the incident.

    Changlang district shares its borders with four districts of Arunachal Pradesh, Tinsukia district of Assam as well as with Myanmar. The area witnesses presence of militants more frequently.

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