Ummid Assistant

Mumbai NGO, top experts join hands to train students for civil services exams

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Regional

Three engineers of Hyderabad firm abducted in Meghalaya

Saturday October 20, 2012 07:34:51 PM, IANS

Shillong: Continuing their kidnapping spree, the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Saturday abducted three road engineers of a Hyderabad-based road construction company in insurgency-ravaged Garo Hills in western Meghalaya.

Manoj Kumar, Deepak Kumar and A.K.Sharma, of the BSC-C & C (JV) road construction company, were kidnapped by a group of heavily armed GNLA rebels in East Garo Hills district, Inspector General of Police (western range) F.D. Sangma said.

The Hyderabad-based firm was awarded a contract to construct a two-lane 94 km road at an estimated Rs.1,494 crore to connect Shillong to Tura, the most important town in Garo Hills region via Nongstoin, the district headquarters of West Khasi Hills.

"A group of GNLA rebels waylaid their (engineers) vehicle at Dambu Aga Reserve Forest and kidnapped the three engineers at gunpoint while they proceeding to Assam," Sangma told IANS.

Two other occupants of the vehicle, including the driver of the vehicle, who were freed unharmed, reported the incident to Rongmil police camp.

Sangma said the motive of the rebels to abduct the engineers was to made ransom demands.

Intelligence agencies and the state police officials said that the GNLA had earlier sent extortion demands amounting to crore of Rupee.

IANS was unable to reach to the BSC-C & C (JV) officials to confirm whether the outlawed Garo outfit had served any extortion note.

"The search operation is on to rescue the engineers from the clutches of the rebels but so far we have no inputs on the exact locations were the engineers have been put," Sangma said.

On Friday, the Garo rebels abducted two prominent ginger businessmen - Inadul Islam and Mosa Bapari - at gunpoint in West Garo Hills district. The rebels have reportedly made ransom demand for their safe release.

Meanwhile, Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and Meghalaya's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandos have been pressed into service to rescue the abducted people.

GNLA has been fighting for a separate Garoland in five impoverished districts of Garo Hills in western Meghalaya.

Over 35 people, including security personnel, have been killed while more than 15 people were abducted for ransom in the area in the last year by GNLA rebels.

The GNLA has over 100 rebels, including a few women cadre. The outfit has reportedly procured a cache of HK 53 rifles and explosives to augment their arsenal.

The outfit has earlier attempted to extort huge sums of money, ranging from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.1 crore, from government officials, ministers, legislators and businessmen.




Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS



More Headlines

When 71 minutes rekindled my faith in my countyrmen

UN General Assembly chief hints at Palestinian getting upgrade status

Kashmir University students protest against arrest of fellow student

First all-electric taxi fleet could hit roads in US

Saifeena for Rs. 4 lakh at Delhi's Jama Masjid goat market

Anna Hazare to launch new anti-graft team: Bedi

Saudi varsity plans fully computerised library

Chinese man takes disabled mother on 3,500 km dream walk

Rare Japanese frog species armed with spikes

Himachal Congress woos youths with dole, skill training


Top Stories

UN General Assembly chief hints at Palestinian getting upgrade status

Having failed last year to secure full U.N. membership due to U.S. opposition, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said last month he

Palestinian bid for UN membership gets strong India backing

'After UN bid for Palestine US ceases to remain arbiter of Middle East peace'


  Most Read

Anna Hazare to launch new anti-graft team: Bedi

After severing ties with India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal over the formation of a political party, veteran ant-corruption activist Anna Hazare Saturday decided to recast his core  

Reports on ex-bureaucrat's note on 2G spectrum 'concocted': Parliament

Media reports quoting a former top bureaucrat that the prime minister ignored his note to hike 2G spectrum's entry fee to Rs.36,000 crore was "factually incorrect" and "concocted" and amounted to breach of privilege, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said Friday. It also added that the incorrect reports 


  News Pick

Kazmi granted bail after seven months in jail

The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to journalist Syed Mohammed Ahmed Kazmi who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Israeli  

Kazmi Solidarity Committee hails SC order

Nationwide Aadhar-based services to be launched Oct 20

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will Oct 20 launch the nationwide Aadhaar Enabled Service Delivery to plug loopholes in implementation of welfare schemes. The applications will be launched 

Indian-American doctor couple donate $12 mn to US varsity

The endowment would expand on nearly a decade of world-leading applied research to advance sustainability around the globe and improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people, according to the Tampa, Florida  

Raze illegal construction at 'Akbarabadi mosque' site: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court Friday asked North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to immediately raze the illegal construction from the site of a purported mosque excavated near the  


Picture of the Day

Mrs Mohsina Kidwai along with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) VC Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah riding the traditional chariot on her way to the Athletics Ground. Mrs Kidwai was the Chief Guest of the Sir Syed Day special function organised at the AMU on October 17.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.