Chhattisgarh: Maoists suspected to have abducted CRPF man missing after attack

The CoBRA (Commando Unit for Unflinching Activity) jawan who is absent after the trap on the Sukma-Bijapur verge on Saturday is purportedly being held hostage by the Maoists.

In the fallout of the trap in Teklagudam on Saturday, collections of 22 security staff had been recuperated. In a proclamation on Sunday, Bastar Auditor General of Police P Sundarraj had said that one constable, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, of the first class CoBRA unit of the CRPF, was missing. Manhas is initially an inhabitant of Jammu.

At the point when inquired as to whether the CoBRA jawan was being held hostage by the Maoists, Bijapur SP Kamlochan Kashyap revealed to The Indian Express on Monday, “We have gotten data that he is alive and was taken by them (Maoists). We are examining further,” he said.the site of the snare, and different bodies were recuperated, plainly Manhas was not there, and there was little proof to propose he had been murdered. The security offices, including the CRPF and the region police, started settling on pressing telephone decisions to sources inside Bijapur from Sunday evening, including neighborhood writers to make enquiries.”From last evening itself, we got affirmation from certain sources that he was alive, and had been taken by the Maoists. Precisely where, we don’t know now. How he was taken will come later, the quick concern is to bring him back safe,” a source said.

In the interim, Commandant PC Gupta from CRPF base camp at Bantalab visited the family at Nethar Kothey in Jammu Monday evening. He guaranteed them that “they (CRPF) were attempting to get in touch with him on his telephone, however have been not able to converse with him on ground”. He revealed to Rakeshwar Singh Manhas’ better half Meenu Manhas that the “Office and the Public authority are with you and putting forth hard and fast attempts (to bring him protected)”, as per family members.On Monday morning, the Maoists settled on decisions to two nearby columnists in any event, one in Sukma and the other in Bijapur. One of the columnists asserted that Vikalp, the Dandakaranya representative of the Maoists, had called. “Vikalp got some information about the losses on the security powers side. He likewise said that constable Manhas was alive and in their guardianship. He said that he had been harmed however the Maoists had kept an eye on him, and was solid. He added that they didn’t mean to hurt him, and would release him soon, perhaps inside three days,” the columnist said.The other writer said it was a short discussion. “They said just two lines, that he was with them and that he was fine. We should sit tight for additional data,” the subsequent columnists said.

There was another advancement on Monday morning when the south sub zonal agency of the CPI (Maoist) gave a public statement tended to as an appeal to “paramilitary, Chhattisgarh police staff and Indian jawans”, requesting that they not be important for “abuse of poor people” that leaves them “intellectually pushed”, “so distant from home” and be remembered for the “jan andolan”.One line of the press note peruses, “We realize that you will be all around read, from poor people and the working class, and would have joined the police powers out of joblessness. So if it’s not too much trouble, leave the slave-like and perilous police work, and join the people groups development with self esteem.”

While the press note is printed, and dated “April 2021”, raising questions whether it might have been composed so rapidly after the assault, security authorities said it couldn’t be an incident that this was delivered now.

Another press note dated April 5 was delivered by the CPI (Maoist) representative Abhay pronounced that 28 Maoists kicked the bucket between January 2021 and April 3, 2021. Communicating compassion for the jawans “who have joined the powers in view of absence of occupations”, it tended to them “as Friends” requesting that they be cautious and follow “specialized principles” while completing their exercises. “We are socialists and a death toll is difficult for us… Our battle isn’t against the police work force. Yet, when we are assaulted we need to fight back,” it said.”All our attention is on getting our man free from any and all harm. There are two different ways this can go, on the off chance that they do mean to deliver him. The first is an exemplary prisoner emergency, similar to we saw with the IAS officials Vineel Krishna and Alex Paul Menon, with them setting expectations. Now, from our data, that is impossible. The second is that they will before long delivery him, perhaps inside a couple of days, in the wake of calling nearby writers or somebody neighborhood to a point and giving him over. They accept this will paint them in great light, delivering a constable, and acquire them regard. The tenor of the press note demonstrates this, as does our data up until now,” a senior official said.