Kidnapped Nagaland Medicine Dealer Association (NMDA) representative Nitran Jain was rescued by Dimapur police after a long ordeal on Sunday at 1 a.m. and was later released. According to the police, the kidnappers initially demanded rupees one crore as ransom from the victim. However, after negotiation, it was reduced to rupees 30 lakhs, later to 10 lakhs and finally settled for rupees one lakh. Acting on intelligence reports, Dimapur police zeroed in on the possibility that kidnappers were in 7th mile area as the kidnappers had abducted the victim from there. . The victim’s family was made to get down from the vehicle and walk till 6th mile while the police concealed themselves and followed the victim’s family. Police picked up one person who was moving about in a suspicious manner in that area. Police also suspect that some of the kidnappers were locals, non-locals and Manipuris who fled under the cover of darkness. The operation under the command of SP Dimapur Liremo Lotha and SDPO Shouka Khaketo lasted for about six hours (from 8 pm to 1 am). It may be mentioned that on January 29, Nitran Jain was kidnapped by some unidentified persons at 4th mile area while returning to Dimapur after he had gone to Chumukedima to collect annual membership fees from some pharmacies. Meanwhile, NMDA have expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the SP & SDPO, Dimapur and O.C., Diphupar Police Station, H.K. Sema, and all personnel for their prompt action in rescuing Nitran Jain. A joint note issued by NMDA president Ato Yepthomi, general secretary Basu Damani and treasurer Naresh Jain urged the administration to nab the culprits and award severest punishment. It also requested the National Workers to put a strict vigil on such anti social activities and award befitting punishment to those who are involved in such crimes.