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Bodies of abducted officials recovered

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Silchar: The bullet-ridden bodies of Jatindar Singh Sandhu, general manager J P Cements Limited and a retired colonel and Ramen Sharma, deputy general manager of public-sector Assam Mineral Development Corporation, were recovered from Haskuri village near Umrangshu in Dima Hasao district, police said on Friday.

The Umrangshu-based senior officials were abducted by suspected Karbi militants on November 25 from their offices situated at 18 Kilo locality near the industrial town of Umrangshu, 120 km from Haflong.

Police said the mutilated bodies were recovered last night from a jungle.

Dima Hasao Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Singh Panisar said the bodies were brought to Haflong civil hospital today for autopsy. He said the police had been able to get some lead and were hopeful of nabbing the culprits soon. So far four people had been arrested, he added.

Sources said Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) had demanded Rs 2 crore as ransom for the release of the offcials.

While Sandhu hailed from Rajasthan, Sharma was a resident of Sivasagar in Assam. (UNI)

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