Controversial former Congress MP Mani Kumar Subba's nephew has been kidnapped by unidentified miscreants in Assam's Tinsukia district, police said on Wednesday.
Subba's nephew, Ajay Subba, a small tea garden owner, was kidnapped from Bordubi area around midnight while he was returning home from the tea estate.
Ajay's car was stopped by the miscreants, whisked out and then driven away to an undisclosed destination, they said.
A massive search operation has been launched to trace the abducted planter.
The All Assam Gorkha Students' Union, of which Ajay was an advisor, on Wednesday blocked road at Bahadur Chariali in Tinsukia and closed shops in protest against the abduction.
Tension prevails in the area and senior police and civil officials have rushed to the spot.