Kidnapped driver and handyman released

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IMPHAL, August 13: A driver and a handy-man who were allegedly kidnapped from Piphema, were released by their captors unharmed near Kohima super market.

Sources said that the kidnapped victims were released around 8.30 pm last night. Both have reached home this morning.

The driver has been identified as Langonjam Radhamohan, 30, son of L Khalendro of Wangjing Lamding Chirapur and the handyman as Khumanthem Sanjeet, 22, son of K Binoy of Wangoo Mamang Sabel Nongyai Khong.

It may be mentioned that the duo were reportedly kidnapped by armed miscreants during the intervening night of July 25 and 26 on their return journey to Imphal from Guawahti on a truck carrying cement bags.

They were allegedly kidnapped by NSCN-K militants in relation to a monetary demand made to the cement trader whose cement bags they were ferrying.

The armed group had allegedly made a demand of Rs 60 lakh from the trader. It is speculated that the kidnapping is a result of the trader not meeting the demand.

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