Incident Summary:

08/05/2014: Assailants kidnapped Subodh Kumar Mishra near Chiringpara area, Meghalaya state, India. Mishra, a State Bank of India (SBI) employee, was released on August 20, 2014. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity State Bank of India (SBI)
Specific Description Employee: Subodh Kumar Mishra
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 15
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 162100.90
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes The assailants later lowered their ransom demand to $8,105.05.
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
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
"Abducted bank official released,", August 22, 2014.
"SBI employee released," Calcutta Telegraph, August 21, 2014.
"Abducted SBI employee released after 15 days," Assam Tribune, August 21, 2014.