The officials, identified as Farm Manager Priyokumar Singh and Assistant Officer Horticulture Department W Ibopishak Singh, were abducted from Kanglatongbi area while they were returning to Imphal from Mao, official sources said.
    
The incident is second in past ten days. Seven persons including two senior engineers of Irrigation and Flood Control Department were kidnapped on August 1 but were released three days later.
    
Kidnapping of the seven persons appeared to be related with the monetary demand but it was not known whether the officials had paid any money, sources said.
    
While efforts were on to trace the whereabouts of the two kidnapped persons, no one has claimed responsibility for the act.

(Agencies)

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