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Driver kidnapped on NH-39 released unharmed
Correspondent IMPHAL, Nov 5:
Published on 7 Nov. 2010 12:36 AM IST
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The driver of a freight truck kidnapped on ransom demand of Rs. 90,000 on NH-39 was released last night after five days of captivity by his abductors suspected to be activists of KCP (MTF).
The driver was released Thursday night around 8 pm at a forest near Bim Parou villager, three kilometer east of Kangpokpi police station in Senapati district.
Dhanbahadur Besnakarma of Bainelipur village, Assam, has been in the captivity of the activists since October 30, while heading towards Imphal from Dimapur.
A highly reliable source said that he secured safe released after negotiated with Rs 20,000. The driver said that he was kept in custody blindfolded and was tortured by the abductors.
Meanwhile, a self style cadre belonging to Public Support Group (PSG)/Naga National Workers, a break away group of NSCN (I-M) was arrested by troops of 5th Assam Rifles. He was later identified as Phicha (30) son of Punii of upper Saranamei village from Karong village of Senapati. A sum of Rs. 2130 was also seized from his possession, police source said.

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