- The ULFA-I on December 15 had allegedly kidnapped Arunab Phukan
- police along with the security forces are still on a search operation to rescue Arunab
Guwahati: United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) have finally taken responsibility that they have abducted a businessman’s son from Jagun and have demanded a ransom of Rs 2 crore for releasing him, the report said.
As per sources, the ULFA-I on December 15 had allegedly kidnapped Arunab Phukan who is a local businessman’s son from Jagun, Tinsukia. After the incident, it was not clear if the kidnappers were the ULFA-I or not as there were no phone calls nor any sort of ransom demands.
Sources also said that after almost four days, the ULFA-I had finally contacted the family members of Arunab accepting that they have abducted him and will release him only after a ransom of Rs 2 crore is paid. The family was contacted by ULFA-I leader Nayan Medhi who informed them that they have kept Arunab at their camp in Myanmar.
However, police along with the security forces are still on a search operation to rescue Arunab from the bordering areas.
The ULFA-I members kidnapped Arunab on December 15 while he was on his way to Khandubasti in Jairampur are of Arunachal’s Changlang district.
Sources informed that the ULFA-I was already demanding extortion money from his father, Dilip Phukan for the past few days and when his father failed to give them the money, the ULFA-I allegedly kidnapped Arunab.