AIZAWL, June 16 � The Mizoram Police today rescued two executives of a private firm, who were abducted by suspected Bru militants, from Hailakandi district in Assam.
Police busted the hideout of United Democratic Liberation Army, near Banglabasha in Hailakandi and rescued the officials of Anupam Bricks and Concrete Industries Limited (ABCIL).
The executives of the Assam-based company were abducted on June 6, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana said.
Though Premlal Dhiman, one of the hostages was shot at in his abdomen by an armed militant before escaping, no other person was injured during the half-hour encounter between the police and the ultras.
The police team seized 30 rounds of AK-47 assault rifle ammunition and 44 rounds of 7.62 self-loading rifle ammunition, five pairs of camouflage uniforms and a mobile battery charger from the farm where the militants were hiding, he said.
Dhiman was reportedly out of danger and another hostage Bajrang Lalbhurgi was unhurt.
Lalzirliana said the government would deal firmly with any outfit trying to disturb peace in the state and never concede to demands for ransom or engage in negotiations with perpetrators of terror acts.
ABCIL project manager Premlal Dhiman (48) and commercial manager Bajrang Lalbhurgi were abducted from a place near Meidum village in Kolasib district located in the Mizoram-Tripura-Assam border.
Ten masked attackers, sporting army camouflage and armed with AK-47 assault rifles and pistols, attacked the company�s camp and overpowered six security guards.
Later, the UDLA ultras, led by Doinoram Reang, contacted ABCIL executives and demanded Rs 5 crore ransom for the release of the two hostages. � PTI