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Abducted businessmen released
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 14 (NPN):
Published on 15 Dec. 2008 1:27 AM IST
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Two businessmen- Kailash Kala and Bimal Jain- who had been abducted on Saturday morning,while on a morning walk, were released unharmed Sunday evening by their captors. Sources said the two were released on a road leading to Dimapur and left blindfolded by their abductors .They were reportedly picked up by families on receipt of information from the abductors. It may be recalled,that the Chamber of Commerce Dimapur (CCD) and Nagaland Medicine Dealers’ Association (NMDA) had threatened to launch an indefinite closure of all shops in Dimapur if the duo were not released by Sunday. Other sources said the businessmen had been released due to intense pressures from various quarters including the business community. The duo Kailash Kala and Bimal Jain were abducted near Dimapur club while on a regular morning walk. They were then blindfolded while being transported to an unknown location in a white colored Gypsy on Saturday at around 4 a.m. Closure called off Meanwhile, the CCD and NMDA have called off the proposed indefinite closure of shops and business establishments in Dimapur from Monday following the release of the two businessmen. Urging the security forces, administration and intelligence agency to be more vigilant, the two bodies said, “We need results, such incidents must be stopped, there is no break through in many cases”. The two also warned of indefinite bandh if such incidents were take place again. The two bodies said 15 to 20 permanent businessmen had already left Dimapur due to the prevailing situation adding, several businessmen were also planning to leave by the new year. The CCD and NMDA also urged the administration and police to stop “unwanted” donation and sale of tickets in the name of Christmas.

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