AIZAWL, Feb 9 � Mohammad Buizul Islam, one of the two persons abducted by National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) militants on February 2, reunited with his family today after being released from captivity.
Mamit SP C Lalnunmawia said Islam, who works as a driver with the Border Road Task Force (BRTF), was released by his abductors at a place near the border yesterday.
However, Hokum Singh, an overseer working with the BRTF, was still held hostage inside Bangladesh jungle, he said.
The abductors had first demanded Rs 15 lakh as ransom for their release, but reduced it to Rs 5 lakh and ten ladies wrist watches, the police officer said.
They are demanding the same for the release of Hokum Singh, who belongs to Haryana. The SP claimed that no ransom was paid for Islam�s release. Nine persons armed with sophisticated weapons and dressed in camouflage dress abducted the two persons from a place near Mizoram-Bangladesh border Chikha Anti Poaching Camp on February 2.
The abductors took their hostages and escaped to their camps inside Bangladesh even as the State police launched a massive combing operation.
There had been ten incidents of abductions in Mizoram since 2011, and except for a single case of kidnapping at Mizoram-Assam border Kolasib district, all the abductions occurred in the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura border Mamit district. � PTI