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April 17, 2021

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Missing CoBRA commando's picture surfaces amid efforts for his safe release from Naxals

Lacking CoBRA commando’s image surfaces amid efforts for his secure launch from Naxals | Chhattisgarh Information

Bijapur: {A photograph} of Rakeshwar Singh Manhas sitting in a hut, purportedly launched by the Naxals, has now surfaced on social media platforms amid ongoing efforts for his secure launch.
It might be famous that CoBRA commando is believed to have been kidnapped by the Naxals after the fierce gun battle within the Bastar area of Chhattisgarh on April 3 during which 22 safety personnel misplaced their lives.
On this {photograph}, which has develop into viral now, the commando might be seen sitting in a hut alone with none Naxal within the body.
When requested about this {photograph}, Inspector Basic of Police (Bastar Vary) Sundarraj P stated, “We’re intently monitoring the state of affairs. All absolute best efforts are being made to safe the secure return of the jawan”.
On Tuesday, the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had issued an announcement in Hindi saying its cadres had kidnapped the CoBRA commando from the positioning of the ambush and demanded that the Chhattisgarh authorities appoint interlocutors to make sure his secure launch.
The state authorities has thus far not reacted to the demand raised by the Maoists.
Within the assertion, which was issued within the title of Vikalp, spokesperson of the Dandakaranya Particular Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of Maoists, Naxals had additionally stated that Manhas will likely be launched after the federal government names mediators.
“He’ll stay secure in our captivity until then,” it had stated. The Maoists, nonetheless, had not raised any formal calls for for the discharge of the commando. Police had stated the authenticity of the assertion was being verified.
In a bid to acquire leads on the whereabouts of Manhas, police are finishing up searches and in addition contacting native villagers, social organisations, public representatives and journalists, an officer had stated on Tuesday.
In the meantime, tribal activist Soni Sori has left for the encounter website on Wednesday to enchantment to Naxals to launch the kidnapped jawan. Manhas was a part of a squad that had gone for an anti-Naxal operation within the jungles on the Bijapur and Sukma border on the night time of April 2, hours earlier than the lethal ambush.
On Saturday, the gunfight broke out between safety forces and ultras between Tekalguda and Jonaguda villages during which 22 troopers had been killed and 31 others injured.
Out of the 22, the Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) misplaced eight personnel, together with seven CoBRA commandos and one jawan of its ‘Bastariya’ battalion, eight from the DRG and 6 from the Particular Process Power.
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