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No trace of missing traders

There is no trace of the two drivers from Mancachar who went missing from Chokpot area in South Garo hills on Saturday. Popularly known as Akidul Islam and Billul Miyan, the duo were suspected to have been kidnapped by militants from across the interstate border. Security forces have stepped up search operations in the entre are from where the duo went missing.

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