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Abducted tea planter remains untraced

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, Nov 17 � Even after more than 48 hours of abduction of a tea planter father-son duo by some miscreants, there has been no trace of the two and also their car in which they were taken away from Chowkhani Tea Garden under Doomdooma P.S.

In the meantime, police picked up one Gajen Chetia from his home at Motapung village under Makum P.S. today suspecting his involvement in the case. Police claimed to have recovered a pistol from the possession of Gajen.

Om Prakash Chowkhani, who is the chairman of Chowkhani Group of Gardens, and his so Atulit Chowkhani were abducted along with their grey colour Ford Fusion car (AS-23-D-8761) around 5.30 pm of November 15 last while they were returning from their garden near Rupai.

Reacting to the abduction of the owners, about five thousand workers from four gardens namely, Mahadeopur, Anandabag, Dhola and Chowkhani owned by the Chowkhanis, submitted a memorandum to the district administration here today demanding immediate action to free their owners within next 24 hours failing which they would resort to agitations.

LR Bishnoi, IGP, Eastern Range, Jorhat visited Tinsukia today to take the stock of the situation. A massive police operation has been launched in the district to find out the culprits.

Meanwhile, the Asom Gana Parishad has expressed great concern over the recent abduction cases in Tinsukia district. Speaking at a press meet at Doomdooma, Jagadish Bhuyan, general secretary and spokesperson of the party, stated that the present State government had totally failed to protect life and property of the people and demanded that the abducted persons should be freed from the clutches of the miscreants immediately.

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Abducted tea planter remains untraced

TINSUKIA, Nov 17 � Even after more than 48 hours of abduction of a tea planter father-son duo by some miscreants, there has been no trace of the two and also their car in which they were taken away from Chowkhani Tea Garden under Doomdooma P.S.

In the meantime, police picked up one Gajen Chetia from his home at Motapung village under Makum P.S. today suspecting his involvement in the case. Police claimed to have recovered a pistol from the possession of Gajen.

Om Prakash Chowkhani, who is the chairman of Chowkhani Group of Gardens, and his so Atulit Chowkhani were abducted along with their grey colour Ford Fusion car (AS-23-D-8761) around 5.30 pm of November 15 last while they were returning from their garden near Rupai.

Reacting to the abduction of the owners, about five thousand workers from four gardens namely, Mahadeopur, Anandabag, Dhola and Chowkhani owned by the Chowkhanis, submitted a memorandum to the district administration here today demanding immediate action to free their owners within next 24 hours failing which they would resort to agitations.

LR Bishnoi, IGP, Eastern Range, Jorhat visited Tinsukia today to take the stock of the situation. A massive police operation has been launched in the district to find out the culprits.

Meanwhile, the Asom Gana Parishad has expressed great concern over the recent abduction cases in Tinsukia district. Speaking at a press meet at Doomdooma, Jagadish Bhuyan, general secretary and spokesperson of the party, stated that the present State government had totally failed to protect life and property of the people and demanded that the abducted persons should be freed from the clutches of the miscreants immediately.