HAILAKANDI, March 4 - Police has intensified search operations for the recovery of a kidnapped trader Raju Mishra. Mishra, along with the six others were kidnapped on gun point on Monday by a team 10-12 armed miscreants from Gutguti area of Hailakandi district in south Assam bordering Mizoram.�
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (southern zome), Dilip Kumar Dey recently visited the Assam-Mizoram bordering area and asked�Hailakandi�police to rescue the kidnapped person alive.�
Assam Police searching the vulnerable areas along with the CRPF jawans and hoped to get success soon, said Hailakandi Superintendent of Police, Pabindra Kumar Nath. The officer-in-charge of bordering Ramnathpur police station, Abdul Hai is leading the operation in the jungles of Assam-Mizoram border. Gutguti is around 70 km from Hailakandi�town.
Sources said that Raju Mishra started living in Ramnathpur village after marrying a girl of Reang community.
It may be mentioned here that 32-year-old trader and a resident of Kanchiwala village, Raju Mishra along with six other persons were going to Gutguti by a Bolero vehicle on Monday. In a place near Riflemarra and Gutguti, armed miscreants stopped the vehicle and kidnapped six persons including Raju Mishra. When police intensified the operation on Monday, miscreants released five persons in the dense forest but they could not release Mishra. No ransom has been demanded yet, police sources said. The released persons are Badrul Islam Laskar (27), Jahirul Alam Laskar (26), Tajel Ahmed (23), Lal Ahmed (25), Imran Ahmed (22) and Raju Das (26).
Villagers said that the miscreants allegedly wearing army dress also looted and beat up the passengers of atleast five passenger vehicles en route to Mizoram through NH-154. Local people and passengers tried to retaliate but the miscreants fired shots in the air to intimidate them. They fled the area when police and CRPF personnel reached the spot.