Abducted contractor, associate rescued by Aska police

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Ganjam: A contractor and his associate, both of who were abducted last night, have been rescued by Aska police from Putibadi-Pathara road in Ganjam district in the wee hours of Friday.

The contractor, identified as Prasanna Gouda and one of his associate Kalu Jena, were kidnapped by five to six miscreants at gunpoint from Alipur village last night.

According to sources, the duo was picked up while they were returning to Alipur from Aska. The miscreants initially attacked them and later abducted them at gunpoint.

As the duo did not return home, their family members lodged a complaint with the police regarding in this regard. Acting on the plaint, the cops rescued the duo after a few hours of search.                             

However, the reason behind the abduction is yet to be known and a detailed investigation into the case is underway, sources in the police informed.

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