Itanagar,Feb 04(Agencies):Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi on Friday ordered a joint operation by Army,Para Military forces and state police at Kharsang in Changlang District to trace an abducted employee of Arunachal Pradesh Mineral Development & Trading Corporation Limited (APMDTCL).
   
Four armed persons had kidnapped one Sanjay Kumar,a supervisor of APMDTCL run coal mine located at Kharsang on November 25 last and took him away towards Namchik,about 15-16 km off the coalfield, in the company vehicle.
   
Before abandoning the vehicle at Balithan Tinali,the abductors reportedly damaged it and took away Sanjay Kumar, a native of Bihar, towards a thick forest.
 
Though security forces were clueless on the whereabouts of the abducted officials and the group involved, recent investigation said that Kumar was kidnapped by Arunachal Naga Liberation Force (ANLF), a rebel group.
    
 Dabi,who discussed the matter with the top brass of policeincluding DGP, IGP and DIGPs,here recently directed the Changlang Police to tie up with military and para-military forces and go full throttle to get safe rescue of the victim.
    
"The Army,CRPF,Assam Rifle and IRBn jawans are conducting massive search operations in suspected locations with the SP Changlang and SDPO Miao along with forces being stationed at Kharsang area to look for possible hide-outs of kidnappers", he said.
   
 "Security forces have launched the operation from this morning after getting a go-ahead signal", he said.
     
DIG (Security) Robin Hibu is presently camping in the District to supervise the operation", Dabi said.