New Delhi, May 9: Chief Minister of Chattisgarh has said that the state mechanism is working on the issue of naxals holding around 200 villagers.
He said that there are around 200 persons who are being held by the naxals and efforts are on to have them brought back, Singh also said.
Naxals had tricked the villagers and held up 200 of them. The villagers had gone to meet the naxals to secure the release of 6 others who were working on the construction of a bridge which the naxals had been opposing.
No danger to life:
Police officials who say that there is no crisis also add that there is an operation on to ensure that all the villagers return home safe. There is no risk to their life but there is no question of taking any chance, a senior officer informed.
The naxals had entered into the Marenga village at 11 PM last night and taken away 6 villagers with them. Several other villagers had gone to meet with the naxals to secure the release of the six. However they were held back by the naxals.
Chief Minister Raman Singh says that currently the local authorities are working to ensure that all the villagers get back to their home. It is being looked into, he also said.
The naxals had decided to boycott the visit by the Prime Minister who visited Chattisgarh today. They had also told the villagers not to support the developmental projects.