Assam Police have sought the help of their Arunachal Pradesh counterparts to secure the release of Kuldeep Moran, son of a BJP leader, who was abducted by the Paresh Barua-led anti-talk ULFA-Independent on August 1 from that state.
Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay today said, “As soon as we learnt about Kuldeep’s abduction in Arunachal Pradesh, we filed a case at Nakhung police station in Changlang district of that state from where he was kidnapped”.
“As the incident happened in Arunachal Pradesh, we will have to act only through their police. They are hopeful of securing his release.
“The main focus of the security forces and intelligence agencies is his safe release,” he said.
On the ISIS-style video sent by the ULFA-I to TV news channels in which Kuldeep is purportedly shown surrounded by a group of armed masked militants, the DGP said it was the first time that such a video has been received.
“Its authenticity and contents are being investigated,” he said about the video in which Kuldeep, son of BJP’s Tinsukia Zilla Parishad vice-president Lakheswar Moran, is heard appealing to Assam Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, his uncle and Sadia BJP MLA Bolin Chetia, and his parents to secure his release from the kidnappers.
In the video, Kuldeep also expressed the fear that his life was in danger as he could be caught in a crossfire between the kidnappers and security forces.
He also said he was being moved from place to place.