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2 construction workers rescued, 3 still held captive in Manipur

IANS  |  Imphal 

Two construction workers, who were held captive by armed tribal miscreants, were rescued by the police in Manipur's district on Saturday. However, the kidnappers managed to escape, police sources said.

They were identified as G. Golmei and Immanual. Police suspect they were taken hostage to extort ransom from the for whom they were working.

Police said they have so far been unable to rescue three non-Manipuri labourers who were kidnapped on November 29 from Sekmai, about 30 km from Imphal.

The women of Sekmai have been staging sit in protests demanding the safe release of the labourers. Activist said if the three labourers are not rescued by December 10 then the 2 that passes through Sekmai will be blocked indefinitely.

Police commandos under the supervision of T. Krishnatombi, of Police, have been combing the tribal villages.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 17:52 IST
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