Raipur, July 14: Giving open message that we are not at all afraid of security forces, the Naxalites has kidnapped four police officials in Chhattisgarh. The incident reportedly took place in the Bijapur district of the BJP ruled state.
The police officials, identified as Jaydev Yadav, Mangal Sodhi, Raju Tela and Rama Majji were recruited by the state police as auxiliary personnel in the area. These personnel are inducted to assist state police in conducting anti-Naxal operations and are also called as 'followers'.
As per Officials version, the personnel were abducted from a civilian bus plying in the Kutru police station area of the said district.
Additional Director General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) RK Vij confirmed the development to PTI, saying that the personnel were in the rank of assistant constable.
Bijapur Superintendent of Police, KL Dhruv, said, "An armed group of Naxals stopped a passenger bus in which the four assistant constables were travelling and abducted them under Kutru police station limits this evening."
Officials said that special police and paramilitary reinforcements have been rushed to comb the jungles where the incident was reported and no communication has been received till now about their whereabouts.
"It is suspected that Maoists were conducting a search on some civilian vehicles in the said area and finding these men in a bus they took them away with them," a senior official said.
(With inputs from PTI)