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Release only after ransom, say Bru outfit in Mizoram

Emissaries have informed the Home Minister that the militants have refused to set free the abducted persons unless the ransom is paid.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2005 21:38 IST
PTI

The emissaries sent to negotiate with the abductors of Charanjeet Singh and Zoramsanga, the two persons who had been abducted by militants of the Bru Liberation Front of Mizoram, have returned to Aizawl after failing to secure the release of the victims.

The emissaries, Rev AK Doi, Biakmawia and Vanlalzauva, President and Secretary of the Bru Welfare Association of Mizoram respectively, on Thursday informed the Home Minister Tawnluia, that the militants have refused to set free the abducted persons unless the ransom as demanded by them is paid.

According to official sources, the emissaries had been instructed to inform the insurgents that the Mizoram Government would entertain neither political nor ransom demands and that the victims must be released unharmed.

The sources said that the emissaries had returned with a letter from the insurgents. The contents of the letter or the amount of ransom money demanded were, however, not immediately known.

(By arrangement with Newsfile)

First Published: Sep 08, 2005 21:38 IST