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Forest conservator kidnapped for ransom

Suspected KPLT militants kidnapped Assam Chief Conservator of Forest Abhijit Rabha with a range officer on Saturday in Karbi Anglong district. The militants have demanded a ransom of Rs 1 crore for their safe release.

According to information, Rabha was leading a delegation of 60 members to the Singhasan Hills to conduct a forest department survey on February 27. Some of them returned on February 29.

The incident took place when the remaining 30 members were returning on Saturday after they were stopped by six armed KPLT militants at Borlag.

The two officers were abducted while the rest to leave, the SP added. The militants later sent a message demanding a ransom of Rs one crore for the release of the two officers.

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