LONGDING- The abductors of the two villagers, abducted on November 28 from Chop village under the Wakka circle of Longding district in Arunachal Pradesh, have now demanded a ransom of Rs 1.65 crores for their release, a police officer Said .
A 15-member heavily armed militant group, belonging to the alleged NSCN (K) faction, had abducted Chingsan Wangham and Chopkhu Gangsa, the King and the village headman of Chop village respectively at around 6:30 pm on 28 Nov, 2023.
The outfit has demanded a whopping sum of Rs 1 crore for their release, and another Rs 65 lakhs as levy, which the duo did not pay when demanded by the outfit 3 months back.
It may be mentioned here that two separate letters dated December 1 and signed by self-styled Col. Akham, have been issued to the villagers, informed the police officer.
Meanwhile, different organisations, student leaders and Church leader appeals for safe release of Village Chief & GB.
Tana Dozi Tara, President AAPSU appeals to Govt. To take action against Abducted Village Chief & Gaon Bura of Chop Village at Longding District
Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) former president Toko Teki appealed the NSCN (K) for safe release of Chop Village Chief Chingsen Wangham and the Gaon Burah (GB) Chopkhu Gangsa .
Toko Teki expressed serious concern over rising incidents of kidnapping by armed militant groups for ransom in Longding district.
He urged the political leaders, the district administration, the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, the Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum and the church leaders to initiate dialogue with the rebel group for lasting peace in the region and stop kidnapping activities.