Twenty-two labourers kidnapped by armed gunmen were released after looting their money and mobile phones in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
Reports said that the 22 labourers hailing from various valley areas were whisked away by a group of armed gunmen from their makeshift camp at Paoi village under Litan police of Kamjong district yesterday evening, around 4pm. Non-local labourers were, however, left kept behind by the kidnappers. The 22 labourers were taken to a village in Ukhrul district where they were detained in a house till 9 am, reports said.
However, after robbing off their money and mobile phones, the kidnappers released the labourers near a state security post in Ukhrul district.
The kidnappers also allegedly forced the labourers to put their names and signatures on blank papers without giving any reason.
Police are yet to establish the identity of the kidnappers.