Abductors release Broomsticks trader

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Shillong, Jul 25 (UNI) Two days after keeping hostage, a broomstick trader in Meghalaya was released unharmed investigating authorities cracking on the abductors.

On Saturday evening, Vinod Kumar Khemka was abducted by a mixed group of dacoits from Mawkriah village in East Khasi Hills district after attending a funeral of his associate at Phudkroh village near Ranikor, in West Khasi Hills bordering Bangaldesh.

East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police, AR Mawthoh said the abductors can be a mixed group of dacoits and did not rule out the possibility of the involvment of militants in abducting the trader.

Mr Mawthoh said the police were investigating to find out exactly who the abductors were and did any ransom amount was made for Khemka's release.

The Police officials had said yesterday that the kidnappers had come down on their ransom demand from Rs 90 lakh to Rs 20 lakh for Mr Khamka's release.

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