Four employees of Tripura Gramin Bank were kidnapped from Taidu area of Gomati district, about 50 KM from Agartala, police said . The four employees of the Taidu branch of Tripura Gramin Bank were on their way here after work when they were kidnapped on Friday by unidentified persons, Gomati district superintendent of police Bijoy Debbarma told reporters.
The four were identified as the bank branch manager Tanmoy Bhattacharya (30), its assistant manager Sujit Dey(28) and two other staff members Raktim Bhowmick (31) and Subrata Debbarma(32), he said. Bhattacharya was driving his car and Dey and Bhowmick were in it.
The fourth bank employee Debbarma was in a bike behind them when they were kidnapped, the SP said adding the exact location of the incident is yet to be identified. The Director General of Police A K Shukla said a massive search operation is on by the police and paramilitary forces to rescue the bank employees. Asked, he said it was not a case of kidnap by any insurgent outfit.
"Though some insurgents of Tripura are still in Bangladesh, they are not operating inside the state." Shukla said, the family members of the kidnapped filed an FIR when they did not return home till late in the night and their phones were found switched off.