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Abducted police officials are safe in Naxalite camp

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 1 (UNI) Two police officers abducted by the armed Naxalites from R Udayagiri town on March 24, were shown in safe condition by a TV News Channel.

Two reporters of TV News Channel managed to accompany the Naxalites to the undisclosed places inside the deep jungle close to the Andhra Pradesh border to get a first hand information about the well-being of the two abducted officials.

About 400-odd armed leftwing ultras had attacked the small town of R Udayagiri in South Orissa under Naxalite prone Gajapati district last week killing three jawans and looting arms and ammunition from the OSAP barrack, Police station and treasury.

During the encounter with the force, the armed Naxalites abducted R Udayagiri police station Officer-in-charge Ranjan Mallick and R Udayagiri Sub Jail Superintendent Rabi Narayan Sethy at gun point.

The telecast by the TV News channel also showed that Naxalite leader Sabyasachi Panda making a statement on the March 24 raid on R Udayagiri town primarily for looting the arms and ammunitions.

Both the abducted officials told the TV News channel that the state government must find out ways for their safe release from the hands of the Naxalites.

Sub Jail Superintendent Rabi Narayan Sethy told the News Channel that the Naxalites have assured him that they would not cause any harm but Naxalite leader Sabyasachi Panda said as long as the government did not concede the demands, the abducted police officials would not be released.

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