JORHAT, Oct 11: Four miscreants in army fatigue abducted the head fitter of Shankar Tea Estate Gauranga Sundar Dev from the factory premises of the tea estate on Friday evening. The incident took place at Shankar tea estate under Talap police station in Tinsukia district.
According to the report, the miscreants entered into the tea estate and searched for the tea garden manager. But they took away the head fitter after they failed to find out the manager. The police have launched massive manhunt to trace out the group of miscreants.
The needle of suspicion has been pointed out to the ULFA (I). The police said that ransom could a reason behind the abduction. However, they refused to divulge the name of the abducted executive. The Army and Assam Police have intensified operations in and around Tinsukia district in search of the militants involved behind the incident as well as to ensure the safe release of the employee.
Although the tea estates in Assam, particularly in upper Assam districts, have been facing ransom demand by outlawed organisations like the ULFA, it is after a long time that abduction has taken place in a tea estate in the state.