Claiming responsibility for killing 7 policemen during the encounter on Sunday, Aug 29, and kidnapping the security personnel, Avinash, a self-proclaimed spokesman of Maoist, told reporters that they had communicated their demand to CM Nitish Kumar's official residence.
"Eight of our commanders lodged in jails of Bihar should be released otherwise we will be compelled to kill the four policemen - two Sub-Inspectors and two Bihar Military Police (BMP) jawans," Avinash said.
"We have asked the government to release our colleagues who include Jaipaswan, Vijay Chourasia, Prem Bhuiyan, Pramod Barnwal by 4:OO pm tomorrow," he said.
Avinash claimed that their cadre provided first-aid to some of the BMP jawans who were critically wounded and were shifted by locals to hospital.
"We lost a commander Ratan Yadav in the operation but we succeeded in taking away 35 weapons," he said and denied reports that some more casualties occurred on their side.