Guwahati, April 21: Three employees of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have been abducted by the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I) from a rig site in Lakwa field of the Corporation in Charaideo district in the wee hours today.
The abducted employees are Ritul Saikia , Alokesh Saikia and Mohini Mohan Gogoi.
While Ritul Saikia , a junior technician and Alokesh Saikia, a junior engineering assistant hail from Jorhat, Mohini Mohan Gogoi, junior technician is a resident of Dimou.
Police said that the abduction was carried out by armed gunmen around 1.30 am.
"Immediately after the matter was reported to us, alert was sounded. We have tapped all the exit points. The search operation is on," a senior Assam Police official said.
The development came after the banned ULFA (I) had recently released two employees of Quippo nearly 100 days after they were abducted from Arunachal Pradesh.