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Agartala: Nine arrested for Tripura bank officials' abduction

ANI  |  Agartala (Tripura) [India] 

Nine people including four with militancy background have been arrested by the Police in connection with the kidnapping of four Gramin (TGB) officials, who returned home on December 1-a week after their abduction.

The police have also recovered about Rs. 50 lakh from them.

A K Sukla, on Sunday, said, "Yesterday, we conducted raids in three districts, Gomati, Khowai and West district and apprehended nine people involved with this incident.

"Initially in the morning we recovered a sum of Rs 1, 37,870 from two places but after interrogation of the arrested miscreants, later in the evening we again recovered Rs. 47,50,000," he said.

All those arrested were produced in the court on Saturday.

Sukla informed that they were yet to establish links between those arrested and the two banned militant organisations - All Tiger Force (ATTF) and Liberation Front of (NLFT).

He added that along with combing operation, helicopters had also been used for the search operations.

TGB's Branch Manager Tanumoy Bhattacharjee, 30, Sujit Chandra Dey, 28, Raktim Bhowmik, 31, and Subrata Debbarma, 32, were abducted on November 24 while they were returning on their two vehicles.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 07:50 IST