Ranchi, Oct 28: Nirmal Kumar Toppo, the Circle Officer of Keredari block of Hazaribagh district, became the latest victim in the list of Maoist abductions in Jharkhand on Tuesday, Oct 27.
Toppo is suspected to be kidnapped by Tritiya Prastuti Committee, a Maoist Organisation, with his driver DP Yadav while he was returning home after an inspection work in Giridh in the evening.
Police claim that Toppo's car was stopped near Patra bridge,130 km from Ranchi. They are now interrogating Yadav who was released after being beaten up by the kidnapper.
Earlier another Circle Officer of Panki, Alok Kumar was abducted by Jharkhand Liberation Tiger (JLT)in Aug 2009. But was released a day later on Sep 1, 2009.
The abduction which came as at the wake of the bandh called by the outfit is believed to have an impact on the meeting covened to tackle the growing activities by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.