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Helpless kin of abducted oil company employees appeal for their release

By The Assam Tribune


SIVASAGAR, Feb 13: There are hardly a few days left for the ULFA(I)’s ultimatum to the government and OIL on February 16 and the fate of two abducted oil company employees but there has not been any perceptible reaction from any side till Saturday.

The family members of one of the employees, Pronob Kumar Gogoi, here in Sivasagar are all in tears, helpless and haunted by frustration and indignation. Gogoi, an employee of a private oil company, Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure, left his home leaving his wife Namita (40), 90-year-old father Jajnyeswar Gogoi and 80-year-old mother Swarnalata Gogoi, son Jyotirmay (20) and daughter Ankita (12) in their Sivasagar Habiram Bora Path residence nearly two moths’ back.

He joined his company’s drilling location at Khumsai and Diyun in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. On December 21, he was abducted by unknown insurgents along with another the Radio Operator, Ram Kumar, from Bihar.

Namita Gogoi, Pronob Kumar Gogoi’s wife, while speaking to mediapersons, broke down crying over the fate of her husband from whom she has not received any intimation since December 18. Pronob Kr Gogoi’s father, a retired government servant, and mother Swarnalata Gogoi, with folded hands appealed to all the parties involved to release their only son on humanitarian ground.

Namita Gogoi also appealed to the ultras to release her husband considering the plight of the family. She also appealed to the government and the oil company to do whatever is possible to secure the two employees’ release.

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