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Kidnapped Labourers of Bharatiya Infra Project Limited were freed safe

The three kidnapped labourers of Bharatiya Infra Project Limited were freed safe and sound today after five days in captivity of an underground group. NSCN (Reformation) is alleged to have abducted the labourers. As per reports, the trio was kidnapped by five heavily armed cadres of NSCN (Reformation) from a work site at gunpoint on March 6 until they were released this morning somewhere in the vicinity of Kangpokpi Police Station. Bharatiya Infra Project Limited has been tasked with road improvement work on the Imphal-Dimapur highway stretch from Mao to Koubru. The three labourers were identified as Konjengbam Temba, aged 45 years, a resident of Yairipok Top Chingthak, Khumanthem Gipen, aged 37 years, a resident of Yairipok Top Oinam Thong Leirak and Sinam Bijoy, aged 39 years, resident of Sagoltongba. It may be mentioned that several civil society organisations had protested against the kidnapping of labourers. They had also blocked National Highway 2, Imphal-Dimapur road demanding the authorities to secure the release of the trio.  

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