Maoists release abducted civilian in Chhattisgarh

Narayanpur, Jan 31 (ANI): Maoists in Chhattisgarh released a civilian, who had been abducted on Tuesday along with five personnel of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF), while they were on their way in a bus to Narayanpur District.

K. L. Dhruv, Commander of the CAF, said they have interrogated Gulchand, the released civilian, but have not found any important information.

"We received information that a local named Gulchand abducted by the Maoists has returned. So, we called him for interrogation to the camp. However, we have not received any important information from him as to where the Maoists have kept the abducted policemen," said Dhruv.

He said that their team is patrolling in the nearby villages to find out where the Maoists could have kept the abducted policemen.

"We are trying to find out where the Maoists have kept the abducted policemen. We are interrogating the villagers on a regular basis," added Dhruv.

The officials, who were on leave, were in civilian garb and not carrying any arms when they were abducted. Gulchand was also taken as the Maoists suspected him of being a special police officer (SPO).

Among the kidnapped security personnel were three head constables and two constables of the CAF. (ANI)

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