Police establish contacts with Naxal to free jawan

Rakeshwar Singh Manhas

New Delhi: Police have established contact with the group of Maoists who abducted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) commando after the 3 April encounter at Tarrem in Chattisgarh’s Sukma.

It is to be noted that an attempt made by a civil society group including members of NGO Jail Bandi Rihai Samiti and tribal activist Soni Sori to secure the safe release of CoBRA commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas allegedly held by Maoists reportedly failed on Wednesday.

The latest update is, refusing to divulge details on the negotiation, a senior police official said that the commando would be brought back soon.

The banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement where it demanded that the State government announce a mediator for the release of the commando.

On Wednesday, the Maoists released a photograph of Minhas where he is seen sitting under the shade of a hut in his combat clothes.


NT Bureau