A senior forest official of Arunachal Pradesh was rescued by the state police within four hours of his abduction in West Kameng district. This was informed by an officer on Tuesday.
District Superintendent of Police (SP) Bharat Reddy said, Bittem Darrang, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Rupa forest division was abducted on Monday by four people however, eh was rescued within four hours. The police also arrested all the accused involved in the abduction.
The four persons arrested have been identified as Michael Tajo, Joy Flago, Monuruddin Ali and Sicilia Takam Tajo.
SP Reddy said, acting on information received about his abduction, the district police formed four teams to conduct search operation at the possible routes of the abductors with the caption.
The SP said, “At around 5 pm, East Kameng SP Rahul Gupta informed that the accused had been detained at the Bana check gate and the DFO was present with them.”
“Preliminary questioning has revealed that the motive behind the kidnapping was to extort contract(s) from the DFO,” he added.