Highly-placed police sources from Changlang said that the police team rescued Kuldeep from a cliff in a dense jungle around 10 km from Longvi village bordering Myanmar in the afternoon. Longvi is the last village on the Indian side and several km away from Nampong, the sources said.

The son of BJP leader Ratnaswer Moran and nephew of party lawmaker Bolin Chetia, Kuldeep was kidnapped from Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district on August 1. Four days ago, media houses received the email from ULFA demanding ransom.

The video shows a terrified 27-year-old surrounded by five armed and black masked youth. He pleads for his life and tales about his failing health as he fears for his life in the crossfire between terrorists and the state.

Kuldip said: "ULFA has abducted me. They have been shifting me from one place to another. I appeal to my parents, Bolin-da (Brother Bolin Chetia) and Sarbananda Sonowal to secure my release. My health has deteriorated and I'll die in cross firing someday if I have to be with them."

The ULFA faction in a statement last week had admitted that the outfit's eastern command unit had abducted Kuldip.

Ratneswar is the Vice President of Tinsukia Zila Parishad and a close aide of Sadiya legislator Bolin Chetia. The outfit had demanded Rs 1 crore for the release of Moran and directed that the amount be collected from Chetia. Kuldip's father Ratnesawar, however, has expressed his inability to pay the ransom.

(With agency inputs)