ULFA kidnaps BJP leader Ratnaswer Moran's son, demands Rs 1 crore ransom - NEWS SENTRY

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ULFA kidnaps BJP leader Ratnaswer Moran's son, demands Rs 1 crore ransom


The insurgency menace seems to be reviving yet again in the state of Assam and this time it is happeneing under the leadership of the BJP led government.

A BJP leader's son has been abducted by United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and they are demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom.

ABDUCTED BY ULFA

Kuldeep Moran, son of Tinsukia Zila Parishad's vice president Ratnaswer Moran, was abducted on August 1 by members of the same organisation.

BJP MLA Bolin Chetia received a video message from members of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) demanding Rs 1 crore in return for his nephew's life.

The militant group allegedly asked Ratnaswer Moran to get the money from the MLA and had put an ultimatum on it.

Kuldeep Moran was working for his uncle Bolin Chetia and was extremely close to him.

Bolin had recently won in the state assembly election from Sadiya constituency on a BJP ticket. Both Moran and Chetia were in Congress earlier and had switched loyalties before the state Assembly polls this year.

RANSOM DEMAND

The incident came to light when the members of ULFA released another video message of them demanding the same amount for the life of Ratnaswer Moran's son.

In the video Kuldeep is pleading for his life and requesting the family and Chief MinisterSarbananda Sonowal to consider the seriousness of the matter and intervene for his release even if they were required to pay the amount. He was surrounded by five armed insurgents whose faces were covered.

Meanwhile the Assam police is conducting a search operation to bring the 27-year-old youth back home.

The MLA has said that he will do whatever it takes to free his nephew and colleague from the clutches of ULFA.

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