Submitted by Editor on Wed, 2016-03-16 20:03 Bengaluru: Three persons associated with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDRB), a banned organisation, were arrested in East Bengaluru on Tuesday morning in a joint operation by Assam and Bengaluru city police in connection with a case of kidnapping two Bhutan nationals for ransom recently.The accused have been identified as Boben Mushai, 43, Jelson Bosemuthorai, 20, and Narswan Narjari alias Gendra, 25, all are residents of Chirang District in Assam.Police said that the three selected Bengaluru as they felt it was a safe place and they hid in a shed near Bidarahalli in Avalahalli in East Bengaluru from many days. The Assam police who arrested five other accused persons in the kidnap case collected information about these three persons and informed the same to Bengaluru city police. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police managed to locate the absconding persons near Avalahalli and arrested them with the help of Assam police team.“The trio are part of the banned NDRB militant outfit who used to provide financial assistance to their organization through criminal activities,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) KN Jitendranath said.According to CCB police, the trio along with their associates, Birmol, Fakhom, Jibon, Ansul Mushai and Manam Basumathari had kidnapped a 16-year-old youth, son of a pig farm owner of Bhutan and his assistant, from Bhutan on February 22 for ransom. The gang took the victims to the Chirang forest area in Indo-Bhutan border and tortured them in captivity for five days. The accused released the duo after getting a ransom of Rs20 lakh from the victim's father and the money was handed over to the militant outfit.The Assam police took up the case and arrested five of them, but the trio managed to escape and came to the city last week, with the three working under the guise of agriculture labourers in Avalahalli. The accused were handed over to the Assam police for further investigations.