After a long wait, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has finally released both the employees of Quippo Oil and Gas Infrastructure Limited, who were abducted in the month of December last year.
On Monday morning, Ram Kumar, a native of Bihar was released. Earlier the ULFA-I had released Pranab Kumar Gogoi on Saturday afternoon near Longvi village under Nampong police station in Changlang district.
They were kidnapped from Kumchai Hka in Diyun circle of Changlang district on 21 December, 2020.
It has been a tense few months for the families of both the abducted employees and they have gone through harrowing times.
All the people involved in the negotiation to secure the release of the two employees deserve to be appreciated.
The state government through the state police kept working for the release of the two employees.
DGP RP Upadhyaya publicly handled this case very diligently. The mature handling of the case is truly appreciable.
The incident has caused much harm to the image of Arunachal Pradesh. The private investors will be deeply worried to make an investment in a state where people are randomly abducted for ransom money. The state government will have to work hard to convince potential investors. The investors only invest in areas where the law and order situation is under control and the local government is supportive of the business initiative.
Changlang has rich mineral resources and has the potential to attract major private investments. However, incidents of kidnapping of employees belonging to private companies will put off potential investors. The state government needs to work hard to improve law and order in the districts as well as in the state capital.