Incident Summary:

01/10/2017: Assailants abducted three traders in Dalu, Meghalaya, India. All three hostages were released on January 18, 2017 after a ransom was paid. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Traders: Tamal Dey, Dulan Mahanta, Durgapada Dutta
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 8
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 23328.15
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 388.80
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes An initial demand of $23,328.15 was requested as ransom (500,000 Indian Rupees per hostage), however; the captors received $388.80 (25,000 Indian Rupees).
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
Fake firearms were used in the attack.
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 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
"No breakthrough in GH abduction case,", January 24, 2017.
"4 kidnapped in SGH,", January 23, 2017.
"Four persons kidnapped in South Garo Hills," Assam Tribune, January 22, 2017.