Arunachal Pradesh: Abductors threaten to attack Oil India’s installations
Suspected militants who carried out the abduction of two private company employees in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang have threatened to attack oil installations, a source said on the condition of anonymity.
"The abductors have threatened that they will attack oil installations, including Oil India’s installations," the source told East Mojo.
Devansh Yadav, the Deputy Commissioner of Changlang, said there have been "multiple ransom calls" to the Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Company demanding ransom. Two of their employees PK Gogoi and Ram Kumar were abducted by armed men from a drilling site in Innao in Changlang on December 21. The abductors claim to belong to the banned ULFA(I).
Yadav said security has been beefed up as a confidence-building measure.
Oil India Limited which has some production wells in Manabum in Changlang. The drilling rig where Gogoi and Ram Kumar worked was contracted to Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure by OIL.
An OIL spokesperson said they have not faced any major issue in the disturbed Changlang district but confirmed that security has been beefed up.
Security forces are trying to locate the abductors and free the two employees. "We are closing in," one of the security officials told EastMojo last week.