Three officials of Manipur food and civil supply (FCS) department, kidnapped by a militant outfit, were freed, official sources said on Wednesday.
The United People's Party of Kangleipak (UPPK) had abducted district FCS officers S Iboton, W Deben and Th Bhumeswar on January 30 last suspecting them of selling rice meant for public at exorbitant rate.
The outfit had demanded Rs 3 crore for safe release of the three officials.
The UPPK said they had freed the officials on Tuesday after knowing that they were not involved in the sale of the public rice.
The outfit demanded payment of Rs 3 crore to the outfit by FCS minister Y Erabot and department commissioner S Budhachandra before February 17, alleging the department was selling rice at exorbitant rate.