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3 government officers kidnapped in Manipur
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sept 2:
Published on 2 Sep. 2010 11:33 PM IST
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Police Thursday launched a cordon operation at Lallambung of Imphal west district in a bid to rescue a superintending engineer (SE) who was among three government officials kidnapped by unidentified militants in the last three days.
The SE of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Swamikanta of Imphal Kwakeithel area, was kidnapped by some cadres suspected to belong to Kuki Liberation Army on his way to home after office yesterday afternoon allegedly in connection with extortion demand. Even though some section of the media in Imphal had the information, the same was not carried out in any of the newspapers on the request of the family members who were under threat of dare consequences.
On Thursday, police commandos of Imphal West cordoned off Lallambung area nearby the RIMS Hospital, Imphal and conducted door to door search operations based on information of concealing the engineer in the area but no arrest of kidnapped was made or find the engineer.
Meanwhile, two staffs of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) were abducted by suspected cadres of a militant group at gunpoint from Senapati district headquarters two days back, on Tuesday last, a delay report said Thursday.
Laishram Ibomcha of Thambalkhong in Imphal east district and Elangbam Pishak of Hiyanglam Awang Leikai in Thoubal district were abducted by the cadres suspected to be NSCN (IM) at about 2.15 pm of Tuesday when they were waiting to catch bus for Imphal at Senapati Bazar.
Police in Senapati are trying to trace out the two officials who they suspect taken captivity in connection with monetary demand from the FCI office in Senapati district.

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