Two of three ONGC employees rescued in joint operation by Army, Assam Rifles

The Indian Army along with Assam Rifles rescued two abducted employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) from Nagaland’s Mon district in an operation that began Friday night. The rescued abductees have been identified as Alakesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi.

The operation is underway. Sources also added that one AK-47 rifle was also recovered during the operations. Three ONGC employees were allegedly kidnapped by unknown armed miscreants from a rig site of ONGC in Lakwa field of Sivasagar District in the early hours of April 21. The abducted ONGC employees, including two Junior Engineer Assistants (Production) and one Junior Technician (Production), were taken by a group of armed militants in an operational vehicle that belongs to ONGC. Later, the vehicle was found abandoned near the Nimonagarh jungles close to the Assam-Nagaland border. A senior official of the Sivasagar administration had said that the involvement of the ULFA in the abduction of the three ONGC personnel was suspected and that they had escaped through Nagaland after carrying out the act. The official revealed that no demands for ransom had been made so far.