Maoists free 4 Chhattisgarh abducted cops

Written by: Mamatha
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Raipur, Oct 1: All the Four policemen held hostage by the Maoists finally walked free on Thursday, Sep 30, said Dantewada's Senior Superintendent of Police SRP Kalluri.

The release has come as a relief for the families of the four policemen as well as for the state's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, which was under tremendous pressure, since Sep 19 to get them released unharmed.

Maoists abducted seven policemen on Sep 19 from Bhopalpatnam area of Bijapur district of Bastar region, over 500 km south from Raipur, close to the Andhra Pradesh border.

Three policemen were killed a day later. Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhram Bhagat, constables B Toppo, Narendra Bhosle and Subhash Ratre were held captive to bargain with the authorities.

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