2 ONGC employees rescued after encounter near Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland
The border is about six to seven km from the site and it is not easy to cross as it is surrounded by dense forest, he added.The security forces are carrying out an intense search and rescue operation to find out the third ONGC employee, the senior Assam Police official said.
Two employees of ONGC were rescued after an encounter near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland on Saturday, while a search for the third personnel is underway, Assam police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said.
''An encounter took place in the forest of Mon district in Nagaland near the international border. Two ONGC employees have been rescued from there. A search operation for the third employee is on,'' Mahanta told PTI.
''The operation started early in the morning and it is still going on. We will be able to tell more once we get details from the ground team,'' he said.
A senior police official directly involved in the entire case said the militants left one AK-series rifle and escaped from the scene after the encounter.
''It is clear that these were ULFA(I) militants. While fleeing from the scene, they could managed to take Ritul Saikia with them. The border is about six to seven km from the site and it is not easy to cross as it is surrounded by dense forest,'' he added.
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