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Kidnapped duo released

Chief Conservator of Forests Abhjit Rabha and Ranger Ranjan Baruah were released unharmed at about 1030 hrs IST near Bokoliaghat Forest Range Office last night. What first appeared to be a rumour was confirmed by Bakoliaghat Police. The duo were found approaching Bakoliaghat by forest patrolmen in the morning and brought to the Bakoliaghat Range Office. Superintendent of Police B.B Chetry rushed to Bakoliaghat and escorted them back to Diphu Civil Hospital. Even though declared to be otherwise fit they are yet under physical checkup and are being administered upon.

Family members of both the officers are in Diphu with them. Rabha and Baruah accidently fell into the hands of insurgents on 3rdMarch while returning from a successful survey at Singhason Peak. It is however not certain whether the insurgents received the ransom they demanded against the officers' release.

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