THREE DAYS since a CRPF jawan from its elite CoBRA unit went lacking after a gun combat on Saturday at the Sukma-Bijapur border, Maoists on Tuesday requested the federal government to call interlocutors for the release of the jawan from their custody.
In a press be aware issued on Tuesday, Vikalp, spokesperson of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) of the banned organisation CPI (Maoists), stated, “The government must declare the names of interlocutors. After that, we will release the policeman in our custody. Till then, he will be safe under our security.”
The police had Sunday stated Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a constable with CoBRA unit of the CRPF, was once lacking. Subsequently, a senior CRPF officer additionally met the circle of relatives of Manhas in Jammu, and confident his kin the federal government was once totally in the back of them and making an attempt its highest to get him again.
In a observation on Tuesday, Inspector General of Police of Bastar vary, P Sundarraj, stated the police have up to now no longer been ready to find Manhas. It was once aggressively pursuing seek operations and was once in contact with village and neighborhood leaders, other people’s representatives and newshounds to seek out extra details about the jawan, he stated.
Sundarraj additionally stated the police was once looking to confirm the details in terms of the clicking be aware issued through the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of CPI (Maoists) which claimed that they had taken a safety staff captive.
The DSZC press be aware dated April 6 is addressed to the general public claiming the Maoists had killed 24 safety staff and injured 31. It additionally launched names of 4 of their very own who died within the operation. It claimed that the Maoists had controlled to obtain 14 guns, greater than 2,000 bullets, and different pieces.