Police rescue man from kidnappers

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IMPHAL, March 25 (Newmai News Network): A salesman was rescued by the security force personnel in the late afternoon of Sunday from Manipur`s southern district Churachandpur from armed men.

According to the police, one Kh. Ibungojaoba (41) was abducted by three gunmen from Churachandpur market at about 7:30 pm on Saturday.

The kidnappers then demanded Rs 1 lakh for the release of Ibungojaoba from his employer.

Ibungojaoba who hails from Khumakjam Leikei of Churachandpur works as a salesman in a butcher shop which mostly deals in chicken in Churachandpur market.

At around 5:30 pm today, following a tip-off from certain quarters, a combined team of Churachandpur police and Assam Rifles personnel rushed to Bollen village, some 6 km from Churachandpur police station and rescued the man. The security personnel also arrested two of the three abductors. Though it is yet to confirm but the police suspect that the abductors are cadres of the Kuki National Front, KNF (S) which is a party to the Suspension of Operation (SoO).

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