JTMM-Goit abducts two, frees them

Siraha, March 26 :

Activists of the Jay Krishna Goit-led Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) yesterday abducted Siraha district in-charge of the Jwala Singh-led JTMM Tufan Singh Bidrohi and his father from Ganeshpur Chowk of Itatar VDC in Siraha. The two were freed this afternoon.

Bidrohi said after his release, “They freed us after forcing me to sign a statement.”

He added that the kidnappers also returned his motorbike, a mobile phone set and Rs 40,000 cash.

They were freed in the presence of members of civil society Sibu Saday and Kabuli Paswan from Itatar, said Ajay, in-charge of area No 4 of the JTMM-Goit.

Earlier, chairman of the Jwala Singh had informed about their abduction over telephone this morning. “Tufan and his father Fakir Sadaya were abducted while they were returning from Siraha bazaar on a motorbike,” Singh said, adding that he had urged rights activists and journalists to facilitate the abducted duo’s immediate release.

“Fakir was kidnapped by the JTMM-Goit while returning with exam question papers of Dalit Janajati Primary School,” said the Dalit Jana Kalyan Yuva Club, Lahan. Fakir is the headmaster of the school.