Abducted businessman rescued by joint AP-Assam police team

ITANAGAR: A businessman, who was abducted from Assam has been rescued by a joint police team of the state and Arunachal Pradesh from Chongkham area of Lohit district, police said on Thursday.

Joy Narayan Bansal, a businessman from Tinsukia district in Assam was abducted by four persons from Doom Dooma area of the district on June 17 and taken to Arunachal Pradesh.

Last night, the joint police team of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam rescued Bansal from Chongkhan area of Lohit district, they said.

"The four persons after abducting Bansal from Doom Dooma took him to Chongkham and handed him over to two Khampti youths near Tengapani reserve. Three of them were arrested on their return journey to Assam," Namsai Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) S D Gohain told PTI.

The police arrested other three youths involved in the abduction from Chongkham, the SDPO said, adding, they were Kalinga Namchoom, Supata Singkai and Pulin Moran.

"Both Namchoom and Singkai hail from Chongkham while Moran is a resident of Mahadevpur in Assam," Gohain said.

The three arrested by Assam Police include Kamal Sharma, Sanjoy Gupta and Dinesh Dutta, while the main accused Raju Gupta is still absconding, the SDPO added.