Six farmers abducted in Assam

Haflong (Assam), Dec 9 (PTI) Six farmers were abducted by unidentified militants from two villages in Assam''s Dima Hasao (North Cachar Hills) district early today, police said.
Armed militants abducted four villagers from Maibang village and two others from Dehangi village and took them to an undisclosed destination.
The kidnapped farmers have been identified as Joybo Maramsa (55), Hamring Maramsa (46), Hamjen Maramsa (40) and Kajol Maramsa (38) from Maibong while Roben Hasnu (35) and Debendra Hasnu (32) from Dehangi area.
Security forces have launched a massive search operation to trace the abducted villagers, police said.
Meanwhile, the three surveyors of the Indian Oil Tanking Company, kidnapped by activists of the Dimasa National Democratic Front (DNDF) on December five from Langting area in the district, remained untraced.
Initially, DNDF activists had abducted surveyors Bandip Siva Garuda, Santosh Ashok Rai Chandra and Wilfred besides their cook Ranjit Das. The same day they released Garuda who conveyed to his employer, hired by Indian Oil Corporation to conduct seismic survey in the area, that the ultras were demanding a ransom of Rs one crore.