Incident Summary:

06/16/2014: Assailants abducted and tortured Arvind Kumar in Rangatari area, Meghalaya state, India. The driver was released the same day and Kumar, a bank branch manager, was rescued on June 18, 2014. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that either Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) or the Garo National Liberation Army carried out 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 State Bank of India (SBI)
Specific Description Branch Manager: Arvind Kumar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Combination
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
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
Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) (suspected) No
Garo National Liberation Army (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kidnapped SBI official rescued," Times of India, June 19, 2014.
"SBI official remains untraced," Calcutta Telegraph, June 18, 2014.
"SBI branch manager abducted in Meghalaya," IBNLive India News, June 16, 2014.