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Mar 04, 2012 at 04:20pm IST

Assam: Forest officers kidnapped, search begins

Karbi Anglong: Six armed militants on Saturday abducted the Chief Conservator of Forests and a ranger in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam. According to sources, a demand of Rs 2 crore in ransom and been made for the release of the officers.

The militants are suspected to be members of the Karbi People Liberation Tigers.

Meanwhile, a massive search operation has been initiated in the region to trace the whereabouts of the forest officers.