Four businessmen were kidnapped by Borok National Council of Tripura insurgents from a remote tribal hamlet in Jampui hills of North Tripura district, police said on Wednesday.
A group of six small businessmen went to Fuldonshai village in the hills to sell their wares on Tuesday. When they were returning by a lorry, a group of about 12 insurgents armed with country-made firearms stopped the vehicle at Tulangsang and kidnapped them.
However, two of the kidnapped persons managed to flee from their clutches and reported the matter to the police.
Police and paramilitary personnel have launched a search operation to rescue the kidnapped persons.