Incident Summary:

04/26/2014: Assailants abducted Arindam Kar in Rangamati village, Assam state, India. Kar, the supervisor of the forest department at Cachar Paper Mill (CPM), was released on April 29, 2014. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) was involved in the abduction.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Cachar Paper Mill (CPM)
Specific Description Supervisor of Forest Department: Arindam Kar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 3
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kidnapped HPCL official released," The Times of India (TOI), May 1, 2014.
"Staff plea for official rescue," Calcutta Telegraph, April 30, 2014.