IMPHAL, Dec 22 (NNN): Kidnapped drivers Khamlam Dara (40) s/o Goura Singh of Irilbung Kalika and Soram Opend (35) s/o Shama of Chingarel have escaped and rescued today.
Both the drivers were reportedly abducted by Kuki National Front-Nehlun (KNF-N) from Churachandpur on December 15.
As the operation by the security forces intensifies in Churachandpur the kidnappers attempted to shift the two hostages to Saikul area in a van.
Today, while they were being transported to Saikul area from Churachandpur district through Sanjenthong in Imphal, one of the drivers on seeing the police jumped off the vehicle and immediately reported to the alert policemen. The security personnel in turn alerted other patrolling parties of the police regarding the incident.
At Lamlong, a patrol police team spotted the van and chased it. After a few minutes of chase, the police personnel managed to rescue the other driver and nab the three abductors.