17 C
Friday, February 26, 2021

    ‘Talks for negotiation with Quippo failed’: Ulfa (I) to threatened take action on abducted employees

    The outfit also banned the operation of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited in the west Southeast Asia region and asked all the employees to look for alternatives

    GUWAHATI: Ulfa (Independent) on Friday said that its talks of negotiation with Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited for the release of the two captive employees of the oil company have failed.

    Earlier, the banned militant group gave a February 16 deadline to Quippo to secure the release of its employees. It threatened that if the deadline was not met, it would take action against one of them who hails from Bihar.

    It had also warned both Arunachal Pradesh and Assam government not to engage in military operations or to face an ‘unwanted’ situation.

    On Friday, Ulfa (I)’s publicity wing member Rumul Asom in an email statement said, “Talks of negotiation with Quippo for the release of the duo, held between February 16 and February 19, have failed. Therefore, as per our previous announcement Ulfa (I) to start taking its action upon the two employees from next week.”  

    Sources said that Ulfa (I) had demanded Rs 20 Crore as a ransom for the release of the duo.

    Pranab Kumar Gogoi, a drilling superintendent and Ram Kumar, a radio operator of the company, were abducted by Ulfa (I) on December 21 from the company’s drilling location in Diyun in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district. Kumar hails from Khagaria district in Bihar.

    On Friday, the outfit also banned the operation of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited in the west Southeast Asia region and asked all the employees to look for alternatives or to face consequences.

    Sources claimed that Ulfa (I) had possibly kept the duo captive somewhere deep inside the Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh which shares its border with Myanmar, where the outfit is believed to have several hideouts.

    Earlier, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to the outfit to release them on humanitarian grounds.

    Read more : Assam: PDCK, 6 other rebel outfits to lay down arms


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    ‘My son was not a terrorist’: Sam Stafford’s mother gives Gamosa for Martyrs’ Memorial

    The Assam Congress to collect 50 lakh Gamosas from the state which will be displayed at the CAA Martyrs’ Memorial if the party comes to power

    PM Modi to launch a slew of projects in Assam, West Bengal on Feb 22

    PM Modi will dedicate to the nation important projects of oil and gas sector at an event in Assam’s Silapathar in Dhemaji in the morning.

    Election dates for Assam likely to be announced in first week of March: PM Modi

    PM Modi has launched five projects worth more than Rs 3,000 crore, including the inauguration of three major projects in the oil sector in Assam.

    “Will Make Web-Series on Lachit Borphukan”: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi

    He added that he along with his family would visit Majuli somewhere next year and would spend some time on the island

    IndiGO to launch direct flight between Bengaluru-Dibrugarh from Mar 1

    Indigo airlines flight 6E 6126 will take off from Bengaluru at 8:15 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to land Dibrugarh at 11:15 am.

    ‘Brew Your Way’: Assam’s Tezpur to hold tea brewing competition

    The competition aims to foster the creative talent of preparing, brewing and mixing tea variants besides promoting new approaches to preparing and serving tea

    Grocery, Chemist Shops To Remain Open From 8 AM Daily During Lockdown In Assam

    Government fixed the timing of operation for wholesalers from 8 am to 4 pm and for retailers from 8 am to 7 pm